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Chubb’s return, Barrett’s 7 TDs highlight day in college football

Georgia tailback Nick Chubb hits the end zone past North Carolina defender M.J. Stewart for a touchdown in an NCAA college football game in Atlanta on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016.
Georgia tailback Nick Chubb hits the end zone past North Carolina defender M.J. Stewart for a touchdown in an NCAA college football game in Atlanta on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A statistical look at Saturday’s college football action:

1: Regular-season losses against nonconference opponents for LSU – which fell 16-14 to Wisconsin – under Les Miles.

1-0: Records for the three service academies (Air Force, Navy, Army).

3: Games where both teams were ranked in the Top 25. There’s another slated for Sunday.

5: Top 25 teams that lost (No. 3 Oklahoma, No. 5 LSU, No. 16 UCLA, No. 20 USC, No. 22 North Carolina). USC and North Carolina lost to higher-ranked opponents.

7: Total touchdowns for J.T. Barrett (six passing, one rushing) in No. 6 Ohio State’s 77-10 victory over visiting Bowling Green.

27: Consecutive openers won by No. 25 Florida, which beat visiting Massachusetts 24-7.

31: Years since an unranked Wisconsin team defeated a top-five opponent. LSU was ranked No. 5.

34: Consecutive points scored by Southern Miss to close out a 44-35 victory over Kentucky.

60: Margin of victory for No. 7 Michigan in a 63-3 win over Hawaii.

77: Points scored by No. 6 Ohio State, the most by an FBS team.

110: Combined points in Texas State’s win over host Ohio, the most in FBS action Saturday.

222: Rushing yards for Georgia’s Nick Chubb in his first action since suffering a season-ending knee injury in his sixth game last year. Chubb’s total – amassed in the No. 18 Bulldogs’ 33-24 victory over No. 22 North Carolina – led all backs from Top 25 teams.

249: Rushing yards for UTEP’s Aaron Jones in a 38-22 win over visiting New Mexico State.

439: Passing yards for Kenny Hill, who helped No. 13 TCU beat visiting South Dakota State 59-41. Hill led all quarterbacks among Top 25 teams in passing yards.

472: Passing yards for Eastern Washington freshman Gage Gubrud in a 45-42 victory over host Washington State.

1972: The last time two top-five teams lost in the first week of the season before Saturday.

Compiled by Noel Harris

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