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AP Top 25 Takeaways: Michigan is B1G's best; Tide-Tigers IV?

Oct. 21, 2018 10:24 AM EDT

There is no more reason to hedge on Jim Harbaugh's team. No. 6 Michigan is the Big Ten's best right now and will enter November as a very real College Football Playoff contender after it smothered No. 24 Michigan State on Saturday and No. 2 Ohio State was exposed by Purdue . Buying in on the Wolverines this...

Without Milton, No. 10 UCF beats ECU 37-10 for 20th straight

Oct. 20, 2018 11:29 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — No. 10 UCF didn't have its Heisman Trophy hopeful, so the Knights' opportunistic defense kept taking the ball from East Carolina and giving it to their backup quarterback. Darriel Mack Jr. stepped in for McKenzie Milton and rushed for 120 yards and a touchdown, and UCF forced five...

ACC rout: No. 3 Clemson tops No. 16 North Carolina St 41-7

Oct. 20, 2018 8:57 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Trevor Lawrence came in wanting to leave little doubt about No. 3 Clemson's championship goals this season and about his ability to take the Tigers there. He accomplished both Saturday in a 41-7 rout of No. 16 North Carolina State, helping Clemson dominate the showdown between the...

Balanced North Carolina A&T downs Bethune-Cookman 35-10

Oct. 20, 2018 8:40 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jah-Maine Martin rushed for 118 yards and a touchdown, Lamar Raynard passed for 189 yards and two scores and a balanced North Carolina A&T built a commanding early lead and defeated Bethune-Cookman 35-10 on Saturday. Five players scored touchdowns for NCA&T (6-2, 3-2...

Milton out of starting lineup for No. 10 UCF at ECU

Oct. 20, 2018 7:32 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Heisman Trophy hopeful McKenzie Milton did not start at quarterback on Saturday night for No. 10 UCF at East Carolina. Team spokesman Andy Seeley said only that it was a game-time decision by coach Josh Heupel. Darriel Mack Jr. made his first career start for the Knights (6-0, 3-0...

Appalachian State beats Louisiana-Lafayette 27-17

Oct. 20, 2018 7:14 PM EDT

BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Darrynton Evans ran for a career-best 183 yards and a touchdown to help Appalachian State get past Louisiana-Lafayette 27-17 on Saturday to maintain a perfect record in Sun Belt Conference play. Appalachian State (5-1, 3-0) has won five straight since opening the season with a 45-38 loss...

Syracuse rallies to beat North Carolina 40-37 in double OT

Oct. 20, 2018 7:11 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse's season hung in the balance. After two straight defeats in heartbreaking style, the Orange was perched on the precipice of another crushing loss after coughing up a 20-7 lead. But then redshirt freshman quarterback Tommy DeVito came to the rescue, leading the Orange (5-2,...

Perkins leads Virginia past Duke 28-14

Oct. 20, 2018 6:09 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Bryce Perkins did a little bit of everything to lead Virginia to another upset victory. Perkins passed for 189 yards and a touchdown, and he rushed for 61 yards and two scores to help the Cavaliers beat Duke 28-14 on Saturday afternoon. Virginia (5-2, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference)...

North Carolina Central dominates Norfolk State 36-6

Oct. 20, 2018 6:08 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Isaiah Totten rushed for 108 yards and Sherman McLeod had 101 yards receiving to help lead North Carolina Central to a resounding 36-6 victory over Norfolk State on Saturday afternoon. Chauncey Caldwell threw for 188 yards and one touchdown and ran for 53 yards and another score as NCCU...

New starters Greene and Thomas lead Elon past Richmond 38-28

Oct. 20, 2018 5:17 PM EDT

ELON, N.C. (AP) — In their first career starts, Jalen Greene and Jaylan Thomas combined for four touchdowns to lead Elon to a 38-28 win over Richmond on Saturday. Greene, a sophomore stepping in with Davis Cheek out with a knee injury, was 7-for-11 passing for 205 yards and two touchdowns and rushed 21...