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Clemson holds off Lamar Jackson and Louisville to highlight wild day in college football

Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson stiff-arms Clemson safety Van Smith as he goes out of bounds during the second half of Saturday night’s game in Clemson, S.C. Clemson won 42-36.
Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson stiff-arms Clemson safety Van Smith as he goes out of bounds during the second half of Saturday night’s game in Clemson, S.C. Clemson won 42-36. The Associated Press

A statistical look at Saturday’s college football action:

0: Points allowed by No. 13 Baylor in the fourth quarter this season.

2: Consecutive wins over ranked opponents by Cal, which defeated No. 18 Utah 28-23. The Golden Bears had lost 11 straight games against ranked opponents before beating No. 11 Texas 50-43 at home two weeks ago.

3: Blocked extra points by Oklahoma State in a 49-31 victory over No. 22 Texas, matching a school record.

4-0: Tennessee’s record the past two seasons when trailing by 14 or more points.

5: Touchdown passes by Deshaun Watson in No. 5 Clemson’s 42-36 victory over No. 3 Louisville.

5: Shutouts of 50 points or more by Ohio State under coach Urban Meyer after the No. 2-ranked Buckeyes’ 58-0 thrashing of Rutgers.

5: Interceptions by Virginia in its 34-20 victory over Duke, matching the school record.

11: Receptions by Calvin Ridley, who finished with 174 yards and two touchdowns in top-ranked Alabama’s 34-6 victory over Kentucky.

22: Consecutive home wins by Florida State before Nick Weiler made a 54-yard field goal as time expired to give North Carolina a 37-35 win over the 12th-ranked Seminoles.

25: Times San Diego State’s Donnel Pumphrey has broken the 100-yards rushing mark after he rushed for 156 yards in the No. 19 Aztecs’ 42-24 loss to South Alabama. Pumphrey went over 5,000 yards to become the Mountain West’s career leader.

31: Consecutive games with a TD by Coastal Carolina’s De’Angelo Henderson, extending his Division I record . He also eclipsed 4,000 career yards to become the Buccaneer’s all-time leading rusher.

159: Yards allowed by No. 4 Michigan in its 14-7 victory over No. 8 Wisconsin.

204: Yards rushing in seven attempts by Ty Johnson, who scored three touchdowns in Maryland’s 50-7 victory over Purdue.

200: Career victories by Miami coach Mark Richt after the No. 14 Hurricanes beat Georgia Tech 35-21.

237: Yards rushing by Shock Linwood in No. 13 Baylor’s 45-52 victory over Iowa State.

392: Yards passing by Mason Rudolph in Oklahoma State’s 49-31 victory over No. 22 Texas.

471: Career-high yards passing by DeShone Kizer in Notre Dame’s 50-33 victory over Syracuse.

524: School-record yards passing by Brad Mayes, who also threw six touchdown passes in Leigh’s 63-35 victory over Yale. Mayes threw six touchdown passes.

Compiled by Stu Rosenberg

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