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Ballage’s barrage, record crowd highlight day in college football

Washington quarterback Jake Browning, right, greets wide receiver John Ross on the sideline after Ross scored a touchdown on a pass from Browning against Idaho in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, in Seattle. The former Folsom High School standout threw for five scores.
Washington quarterback Jake Browning, right, greets wide receiver John Ross on the sideline after Ross scored a touchdown on a pass from Browning against Idaho in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, in Seattle. The former Folsom High School standout threw for five scores. The Associated Press

A statistical look at Saturday’s college football action:

1: Top 25 teams to lose: No. 22 Oklahoma State was stunned 30-27 at home by Central Michigan on a game-ending Hail Mary and lateral that went for a touchdown.

2: Smallest margin of victory for a Top 25 team: No. 9 Georgia beat visiting Nicholls 26-24.

14: Longest current winning streak in the Football Bowl Subdivision, held by No. 1 Alabama, which beat visiting Western Kentucky 38-10.

5: Touchdown passes for Jake Browning as No. 8 Washington defeated visiting Idaho 59-14. The former Folsom High standout led all Top 25 quarterbacks in TD passes.

8: Total touchdowns for Arizona State’s Kalen Ballage in a 68-55 victory over Texas Tech. The mark ties the FBS record for most TDs in a game.

67: Largest margin of victory for a Top 25 team: No. 20 Texas A&M shut out visiting Prairie View.

190: Receiving yards on 14 receptions for Cal’s Chad Hansen in a 45-40 loss at San Diego State.

281: Rushing yards for San Diego State’s Donnel Pumphrey in a 45-40 win over visiting Cal.

540: Passing yards for Texas Tech’s Patrick Mahomes II in a 68-55 loss at Arizona State.

156,990: Attendance for No. 17 Tennessee’s 45-24 victory over Virginia Tech at Bristol Motor Speedway. The crowd total shattered the previous record of 115,109 who attended Michigan home win over Notre Dame in 2013.

Compiled by Noel Harris

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