October 15, 2021 10:42 pm
COLLEGE FOOTBALL TODAY: Tide’s Robinson runs for 4 TDs

COLLEGE FOOTBALL TODAY: Tide’s Robinson runs for 4 TDs

STARS

–Brian Robinson Jr., Alabama, rushed for career highs of 171 yards and four TDs and the top-ranked Crimson Tide shut down the nation’s top offense in a 42-21 victory over No. 12 Mississippi.

–Chase Brown, Illinois, rushed for 257 yards and two TDs and Illinois beat Charlotte 24-14.

–Mark Pappas, Morehead State, threw for a school-record 481 yards and six TDs in 45-38 victory over Dayton.

–Bijan Robinson, Texas, ran for a career-high 216 yards with two go-ahead TDs to help the Longhorns beat TCU 32-27.

–Zamir white, Georgia, ran for two touchdowns and recovered another blocked punt for a score. 2 Bulldogs defeated No. 8 Arkansas 37-0.

–Keaton Mitchell, East Carolina, rushed for a career-high 222 yards and two TDs to help the Pirates defeat Tulane 52-29.

–C.J. Stroud, Ohio State, threw 330 yards, a career-high five TDs, and the No. 11 Buckeyes won their 20th straight conference game with a 52-13 victory over Rutgers.

–Kenny Pickett, Pittsburgh, passed for 389 yards and four TDs to help the Panthers dominate Georgia Tech 52-21.

–De’Montre Tuggle, Ohio, ran for 201 yards and a TD in the Bobcats’ 34-17 win over Akron.

–Tanner Mordecai, SMU, threw two of his four TD passes in the first quarter as the undefeated Mustangs rolled to a 41-17 in over South Florida.

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BEARCATS BOLSTER SUME

Desmond Ridder’s last pass was a celebration heave to the stands in support of the Cincinnati fans who had come to Notre Dame to witness their Bearcats win.

Cincinnati wanted to use the first top-10, regular-season matchup in program history as a chance to show it belongs among the nation’s best before heading into its American Athletic Conference schedule.

Mission achieved.

Ridder was No. 7 Cincinnati capitalized upon its huge opportunity to beat No. 9 Notre Dame 24-13 in a game the Bearcats hope can be the centerpiece of a College Football Playoff resume.

In seven seasons, no team from the Power Five conference has made it to the playoff. Never even came close.

To break this barrier, the Bearcats will almost certainly need to win undefeated. This trip to Notre Dame seemed like the most difficult test on their schedule. This is not to mention the biggest stage they will appear on this season.

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CARDINAL DOWN DUCKS

Stanford’s comeback victory that stunned Oregon was enough of a roller-coaster that coach David Shaw felt the need to apologize to his parents and any other fans older than 70 for the emotional toll. The Cardinal won a blow lead and their quarterback, who was unable to perform well, rallied for victory over the third-ranked Ducks.

Tanner McKee threw a TD pass on an untimed down at the end of regulation to tie the game and another on the opening possession of overtime to lead Stanford to a 31-24 victory. After leaving the field with injured ribs,

McKee returned to the field to play the final drive of regulation. He completed a 2-yard pass from Elijah Higgins to tie the game after an Oregon holding penalty in the end zone extended it one play.

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NUMBERS

24_Years since Nevada had won in Boise before a 41-31 win at Boise State.

35_Completiions by Temple’s D’Wan Mathis in a 34-31 win over Memphis to break the school record.

683_Total yards for Tennessee in a 62-24 win over Missouri.

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