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Ohio State, Clemson survive to highlight day in college football

Louisiana Tech’s Carlos Henderson, left, catches a touchdown against Massachusetts’ Jordin Hamilton during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, in Foxborough, Mass. Henderson finished with 326 yards and five scores.
Louisiana Tech’s Carlos Henderson, left, catches a touchdown against Massachusetts’ Jordin Hamilton during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, in Foxborough, Mass. Henderson finished with 326 yards and five scores. The Boston Globe

A statistical look at Saturday’s college football action:

2: High-ranked teams that needed overtime to win: No. 2 Ohio State won at No. 8 Wisconsin, and No. 3 Clemson beat visiting N.C. State.

3: Games where both teams were ranked. The only upset was No. 22 Arkansas beating No. 12 Mississippi.

5: Top 25 teams to lose: Wisconsin (8), Tennessee (9), Mississippi (12), Miami (16) and Virginia Tech (17). The last three were upset victims.

6: Wins in six games for Nebraska, which won 27-22 at Indiana. The Cornhuskers are 6-0 for the first time since 2001.

20: Road victories for Ohio State under coach Urban Meyer.

39: No. 1 Alabama’s margin of victory at No. 9 Tennessee.

42: Largest margin of victory for a Top 25 team: No. 11 Baylor beat visiting Kansas 49-7.

45: Consecutive victories for Clemson when facing unranked opponents.

89: Career touchdowns for Ohio State’s J.T. Barrett, which breaks the school record held by Braxton Miller.

281:Rushing yards for Western Michigan’s Jarvion Franklin in a 41-0 victory at Akron.

326: Receiving yards for Louisiana Tech’s Carlos Henderson on 12 catches. He scored five touchdowns in a 56-28 win at UMass.

484: Passing yards for Louisiana Tech’s Ryan Higgins. All five of his touchdowns went to Henderson.

Compiled by Noel Harris

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