College Football Today

The Associated Press

STARS

–Bryce Petty, Baylor, threw for 510 yards and six TDs, including a tying 25-yarder to Corey Coleman with 4:42 left in the No. 9 Bears’ 61-58 win over No. 9 TCU.

–Marcus Mariota, Oregon, ran for two TDs and passed for 210 yards and two more scores as the No. 12 Ducks rebounded from their first loss with a 42-30 victory over No. 18 UCLA.

–Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin, rushed for 175 yards and four TDs to help the Badgers hold off Illinois 38-28.

–KD Humphries, Murray State, threw six TD passes, including the winner in a 44-41 overtime victory over Southeast Missouri.

–Justin Worley, Tennessee, threw three TD passes and ran for two more scores in a 45-10 victory over Chattanooga.

–Jonah Hodges, San Diego, rushed for a school-record 273 yards and two TDs in a 31-23 win over Stetson.

–Thomas Rawls, Central Michigan, ran for 270 yards and a pair of first-quarter touchdowns in a 34-17 win over Northern Illinois.

–Sam Richardson, Iowa State, threw for a career-high 351 yards and three second-half TDs in a 37-30 victory over Toledo.

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MISSISSIPPI STATE ROLLS

Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen grinned broadly as he walked off the field, pumping his fist with one arm while holding his daughter Breelyn in the other. The deafening roar of the crowd’s trademark cowbells showered the field and the players danced around in celebration.

The biggest home game in Mississippi State history had just turned into its biggest victory.

Dak Prescott ran for two touchdowns and threw for another to lead No. 3 Mississippi State over No. 2 Auburn 38-23 at Davis Wade Stadium.

Prescott, who jumped into the Heisman Trophy conversation last weekend with a breakout game against Texas A&M, turned in another solid performance. He completed 18 of 34 passes for 246 yards while running for 121 yards.

Mississippi State has won nine straight games going back to last season. Auburn, the defending SEC champion, lost for the first time since last season’s national championship game.

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NUMBERS

3_Defensive touchdowns, including two in the first quarter, by UAB in its 56-21 win over North Texas.

10_Years since Duke had beaten Georgia Tech before knocking off the No. 22 Yellow Jackets 31-25.

13_Tackles for losses by Rice in a 41-21 victory over Army.

1,267_Combined yards in No. 5 Baylor’s 61-58 win over No. 9 TCU.

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NO GURLEY, NO PROBLEM

No Todd Gurley? No problem for Georgia.

This time, anyway.

Freshman Nick Chubb rushed 38 times for 143 yards and one touchdown as the 13th-ranked Bulldogs shut out No. 23 Missouri 34-0. Georgia wore down the Tigers early, possessing the ball for more than 42 minutes and gaining 379 total yards on 87 plays.

Gurley was suspended indefinitely on Thursday while the school investigates an alleged violation of NCAA rules. It was a stunning blow for Gurley, who had been making a strong case for Heisman contention. The reason for the investigation hasn’t been disclosed, but SI.com reported that Gurley allegedly received $400 to sign 80 pieces of memorabilia on the Georgia campus.

Georgia looked undaunted by his absence — even as fans held up “Free Gurley” signs from the stands.

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