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Saturday’s best

September 16, 2018


—David Pindell, UConn, accounted for 455 yards and six TDs to help the Huskies beat Rhode Island 56-49.

—JuJuan Lawson, Rhode Island, accounted for 436 yards and six TDs in a 56-49 loss to UConn.

—Travis Etienne, Clemson, ran for 162 yards and two TDs in the No. 2 Tigers’ 38-7 win over Georgia Southern.

—Trace McSorley, Penn State, accounted for five TDs and broke the school record for most rushing scores by a quarterback (22) as the No. 11 Nittany Lions routed Kent State 63-10.

—Malik Rosier, Miami, accounted for five TDs and 285 as the No. 21 Hurricanes outlasted upset-minded Toledo 49-24.

—Malcolm Perry, Navy, ran for 223 yards and three TDs as the Midshipmen rolled to a 51-21 victory over Lehigh.

—Aaron Shampklin, Harvard, rushed for 178 yards and four TDs as the Crimson opened their 145th season with a 36-14 victory over San Diego.

—Kyler Murray, Oklahoma State, threw for 348 yards and three TDs to help the No. 5 Cowboys hold off Iowa State 37-27.

—Grant Kraemer, Drake, passed for 359 yards and six TDs in less than three quarters in a 52-12 victory over Division II Missouri S&T.

—Ty Chandler, Tennessee, rushed for 158 yards and had an 81-yard TD as the Vols coasted to a 24-0 victory over UTEP.

—Nehari Crawford, Duquesne, had 11 catches for 223 yards and two scores in a 31-26 win over Dayton.

—Jason Randall, Missouri State, rushed for a career-high 181 yards and a pair of TDs in a 40-8 win over Northern Arizona.



No. 12 LSU took down No. 7 Auburn in an early SEC showdown.

Cole Tracy kicked a 42-yard field goal on the final play to give No. 12 LSU a 22-21 victory over No. 7 Auburn in their Southeastern Conference opener.

Joe Burrow led LSU down the field in the final minutes with clutch plays and two pass interference calls against Auburn. That set up Tracy’s field goal that was almost right down the middle and sent LSU players swarming onto the field to celebrate.

It capped a wild fourth quarter in a rivalry that has produced many of them.

Burrow hit Derrick Dillon over the outstretched arms of Auburn linebacker Deshaun Davis for a 71-yard touchdown strike with 8:18 left. Burrow’s two-point attempt failed, leaving Auburn up 21-19.

The LSU defense held to set up another chance with 5:38 remaining. The result was a 14-play, 52-yard drive.

A pass interference call against Jeremiah Dinson on third-and-11 kept the drive alive. Then Burrow hit Stephen Sullivan for 9 yards on fourth-and-7 to keep the offense on the field.



Taylor Cornelius got into a running roll and led No. 24 Oklahoma State to victory over another ranked team.

Cornelius ran for two touchdowns and passed for another to help No. 24 Oklahoma State beat No. 17 Boise State 44-21.

Cornelius, a fifth-year senior who waited his turn behind Mason Rudolph, passed for 243 yards and ran for 41. Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said Cornelius played well and found a rhythm in his first career start against a ranked opponent.

Justice Hill ran for 123 yards and a touchdown, and Tylan Wallace had five catches for 105 yards for the Cowboys. It was one of the most important nonconference wins in Gundy’s 14-year tenure.



9_Years since Kansas had consecutive wins over FBS opponents before beating Rutgers and Central Michigan the past two weeks.

15_Years since No. 6 Wisconsin lost a nonconference home game before losing 24-21 to BYU.

62_Years since Nebraska started 0-2 before this season.


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