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Top 25 roundup: No. 16 Notre Dame hammers Michigan 31-0

Notre Dame’s William Fuller, left, fights for a catch on Michigan’s Raymon Taylor.
Notre Dame’s William Fuller, left, fights for a catch on Michigan’s Raymon Taylor.

Everett Golson threw three touchdown passes and No. 16 Notre Dame said so long to Michigan on Saturday night with a 31-0 victory in South Bend, Indiana, the Fighting Irish’s most dominant performance in the historic rivalry that’s now about to take a hiatus.

With a chance to take a parting shot at the Irish, the Wolverines got hit with a haymaker and were handed their most lopsided loss in the series. And they were shut out for the first time since 1984, snapping an NCAA record streak.

Golson was 23 for 34 for 226 yards.

Devin Gardner was 19 for 32 for 189 yards and committed four second-half turnovers.

(1) Florida State 37, The Citadel 12: Quarterback Jameis Winston threw for 256 yards and two touchdowns as the top-ranked Seminoles cakewalked to victory over the FCS Bulldogs in Tallahassee, Florida. The 18th consecutive win set a FSU school record.

(2) Alabama 41, Florida Atlantic 0: Blake Sims had 214 passing yards and Jake Coker threw for 202 to lead the Crimson Tide over the Owls in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in a game halted by lightning.

(4) Oklahoma 52, Tulsa 7: Sterling Shepard had a career-high 177 yards receiving to help the Sooners defeat the Golden Hurricane in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

(5) Auburn 59, San Jose State 13: Cameron Artis-Payne ran for three touchdowns, all in the first half, and the Tigers used a dominant ground game to beat the Spartans in Auburn, Alabama.

Virginia Tech 35, (8) Ohio State 24: Michael Brewer passed for two touchdowns and the Hokies’ defense stood tough at the end to stun the Buckeyes in Columbus, Ohio.

(9) Texas A&M 73, Lamar 3: Kenny Hill threw for 283 yards and four touchdowns in less than three quarters as the Aggies rolled to a win over the Cardinals in College Station, Texas, in front of the largest crowd for a college game in Texas history.

(10) Baylor 70, Northwestern State 6: Backup quarterback Seth Russell threw for 438 yards and five touchdowns while playing only the first half, freshman KD Cannon caught three of those scores and the Bears overwhelmed the FCS Demons in Waco, Texas.

(12) LSU 56, Sam Houston State 0: Anthony Jennings threw three scoring passes to Travin Dural, running back Leornard Fournette scored his first touchdown, and the Tigers overwhelmed the Bearkats in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

(15) Mississippi 41, Vanderbilt 3: Bo Wallace threw for 320 yards and a touchdown, and the Rebels opened their Southeastern Conference schedule by routing the Commodores in Nashville, Tennessee.

(18) Wisconsin 37, Western Illinois 3: Tanner McEvoy overcame a slow start to throw for three touchdowns and run for another, and the Badgers pulled away from the second-tier Leathernecks in Madison, Wisconsin.

(19) Nebraska 31, McNeese State 24: Ameer Abdullah’s jaw-dropping 58-yard touchdown after a short pass from Tommy Armstrong Jr. broke a tie with 20 seconds left and allowed the Cornhuskers to beat the FCS Cowboys in Lincoln, Nebraska.

(20) Kansas State 32, Iowa State 28: Jake Waters ran for an 8-yard touchdown with 1:30 left and the Wildcats rallied past the host Hawkeyes in Ames, Iowa.

(21) North Carolina 31, San Diego State 27: Tim Scott’s interception in the end zone with 14 seconds left preserved the Tar Heels’ victory over the Aztecs in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

(21) South Carolina 33, East Carolina 23: Mike Davis ran for 101 yards and two touchdowns as the Gamecocks bounced back from an embarrassing opening-week loss to hold off the Pirates in Columbia, South Carolina.

(23) Clemson 73, South Carolina State 7: Cole Stoudt completed 22 of his 31 passes for 302 yards and the Tigers scored their highest point total in 33 years in a win over the Bulldogs in Clemson, South Carolina.

(24) Missouri 49, Toledo 24: Maty Mauk threw for 325 yards and five touchdowns, and the Tigers gave coach Gary Pinkel a win against the Rockets and his former program in Toledo, Ohio.

(25) Louisville 66, Murray State 21: Backup quarterback Reggie Bonnafon ran for two touchdowns and passed for another and the Cardinals scored on nine straight possessions in a victory over the Racers in Louisville, Kentucky.


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