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No. 1 Georgia routs Charleston Southern, 56-7

UNDATED (AP) — Standout defensive tackle Jordan Davis scored his first career touchdown and No. 1 Georgia’s stout defense was again dominant in a 56-7 rout of Charleston Southern.

Davis scored on a 1-yard plunge out of the Bulldogs’ jumbo package in the first quarter for the game’s first touchdown. Davis had played in the jumbo package in other games as a blocker. Fans roared in anticipation when the 6-foot-6, 340-pound Davis shifted to the backfield and scored on his second carry.

Brock Bowers had two touchdown catches. Georgia improved to 11-0. Charleston Southern finished its season at 4-6.

In other Top-25 action:

— Bryce Young passed for a school-record 559 yards and five touchdowns and No. 2 Alabama clinched a spot in the Southeastern Conference championship game with a 42-35 victory over No. 21 Arkansas. The Crimson Tide (10-1, 7-1, No. 2 CFP) won its 15th consecutive game against the Razorbacks (7-4, 3-4), thanks largely to the Young-to-Jameson Williams deep connection that continues to be the ultimate offensive bailout.

— No. 3 Cincinnati rolled past SMU 48-14 to remain undefeated. Desmond Ridder threw three touchdown passes, ran for another score and even caught a TD pass for the Bearcats. Their nation’s second-longest home winning streak is now at 26 games.

— C.J. Stroud threw six touchdowns passes as No. 5 Ohio State blew out No. 7 Michigan State 56-7. The freshman threw for 432 yards in nearly in just short of three quarters. He also became the likely front-runner for the Heisman Trophy, overshadowing Michigan State’s Kenneth Walker, who came in as the nation’s leading rusher. Walker gained just 25 yards.

— Jack Coan threw for 285 yards and two touchdowns in a little more than a half and No. 6 Notre Dame had two defensive touchdowns in winning its sixth straight game, 55-0 over beleaguered Georgia Tech on Saturday. Coan completed 15 of 20 passes. The Fighting Irish improved to 10-1, reaching the 10-win level for the fifth straight season. Georgia Tech dropped to 3-8.

— Mike Sainristil made a one-handed catch in the end zone for a second-quarter touchdown, Hassan Haskins scored two TDs of his own, and No. 8 Michigan did its part to raise the stakes of next weekend’s showdown with Ohio State, routing Maryland 59-18. The Wolverines host the Buckeyes next week, and the winner will go to the Big Ten title game.

— Caleb Williams passed for a touchdown and ran for another, Jalen Redmond returned a fumble for another score, and No. 12 Oklahoma beat Iowa State 28-21. Kennedy Brooks ran for 115 yards for Oklahoma, which solidified its chances of reaching the Big 12 title game and kept alive its slim College Football Playoff hopes.

—Clemson won its 13th straight over No. 13 Wake Forest with a 48-27 victory that prevented the Demon Deacons from winning the ACC Atlantic Division. Wake Forest can still advance to the ACC title game by beating Boston College next Saturday. Clemson remains in the hunt but will need Wake Forest and No. 25 North Carolina State to lose once more.

— Jaren Hall had 211 of his 312 yards passing in the first half, Jakob Robinson picked off two passes in the second half and No. 14 BYU beat Georgia Southern 34-17. Jaren Hall threw for 312 yards passing , Tyler Allgeier had 126 yards on 26 carries and dJakob Robinson picked off two passes to help the Cougars win their fourth straight game.

— Frank Harris threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Oscar Cardenas with three seconds left to rally No. 15 UTSA scored a wild 34-31 victory over UAB. Frank Harris threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Oscar Cardenas with three seconds left to rally the Roadrunners.

—Devon Achane and Isaiah Spiller combined for three touchdowns before halftime, and No. 16 Texas A&M cruised to a 52-3 win over Prairie View A&M. Texas A&M easily bounced back from last week’s loss at Ole Miss.

—Charlie Jones had a 100-yard kickoff return for No. 18 Iowa’s first touchdown as the Hawkeyes defeated Illinois 33-23 on Saturday. Iowa (9-2, 6-2 Big Ten) was trailing 10-0 in the first quarter when Jones took the kick in the right corner of the end zone and ran through a hole on the left side for the score.

— Braelon Allen rushed for 228 yards and three touchdowns – including a tiebreaking 53-yarder with 3:50 remaining – to help No. 19 Wisconsin outlast Nebraska 35-28. Nebraska drove the ball to Wisconsin’s 11-yard line in the final minute but ended up losing the ball on downs.

— No. 20 Pittsburgh took the chaos out of the ACC’s Coastal Division, claiming its second in four years, with a 48-38 victory over Virginia. . Kenny Pickett threw for 340 yards and four touchdowns — all to Jordan Addison — in his final game at Heinz Field.

— Levi Lewis threw for 166 yards and three touchdowns, Louisiana-Lafayette had five takeaways and seven sacks as the No. 22 Ragin’ Cajuns beat Liberty, 42-14.

— No. 25 North Carolina State beat Syracuse 41-17 to keep its hopes alive for an Atlantic Coast Conference championship. The Wolfpack scored touchdowns on offense, defense and special teams in a matter of less than 3 1/2 minutes.


Hurricanes get better of Kings; Devils douse Lightning

UNDATED (AP) — Seth Jarvis had a goal for the third straight game as the Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Los Angeles Kings 5-4.

Sebastian Aho and Derek Stepan each had a goal and an assist, while goalie Frederik Andersen had an assist to go aloing with his 38 saves.

Elsewhere in the NHL: — Mackenzie Blackwood stopped a penalty shot in the third period for one of his 31 saves, to help the Devils beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-3. Yegor Sharangovich scored his second goal of the game in New Jersey’s four-goal third period.


Steelers Roethlisberger comes off COVID-19 list, will start

UNDATED (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will start against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday night after being removed from the COVID-19 list.

Roethlisberger sat out last week’s 16-16 tie with Detroit after being symptomatic for the coronavirus and then testing positive. But the team says he’s now passed the NFL’s protocols. He participated virtually with the Steelers during the week.

In other NFL news:

—Los Angeles Chargers linebackers Joey Bosa and Drue Tranquill have been activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list. Both are expected to play Sunday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Chargers also activated defensive linemen Andrew Brown and Forrest Merrill, as well as cornerback Kiondre Thomas.

—The Baltimore Ravens have ruled out receiver Marquise Brown for Sunday’s game at Chicago with a thigh injury. The Ravens also added star quarterback Lamar Jackson to their injury report, saying he is questionable for the game because of an illness.

— New York Giants defensive back and leading tackler Logan Ryan will miss Monday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers because of COVID-19. The Giants ruled Ryan out today along with linebacker Lorenzo Carter, wide receiver Sterling Shepard and defensive back Nate Ebner.

—The Tennessee Titans have put linebacker Bud Dupree on injured reserve with an abdominal injury. They also activated tight end Tommy Hudson from injured reserve to the active roster and elevated cornerback Breon Borders and running back Dontrell Hilliard from the practice squad for Sunday’s game with Houston.


No. 5 Villanova routs No. 17 Tennessee 71-53 in Tip-Off

UNDATED (AP) — Jermaine Samuels scored 14 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as No. 5 Villanova eased to a 71-53 win over No. 17 Tennessee in the opening round of the Hall of Fame Tip-Off tournament in Connecticut.

Collin Gillespie and Brandon Slater also scored 14 points and Justin Moore added 13 for the Wildcats, who had a 20-point lead at halftime. Santiago Vescovi scored 23 points for Tennessee, which had opened the season with lopsided wins over Tennessee-Martin and East Tennessee. He was the only Volunteer to get to double figures.

In other Top 25 men’s basketball:

— No. 6 Purdue beat No. 18 North Carolina 93-84 Saturday in the first round of the Hall of Fame Tip-Off tournament. Sasha Stefanovic scored 23 points and Jaden Ivey put up 22 points to go along with 10 rebounds and Trevion Williams added 20 points for Purdue. The Boilermakers have scored at least 90 points in all four of its games this season.

— LJ Cryer scored 21 points, and No. 9 Baylor took control early in the second half of an 86-48 victory over Stanford. James Akinjo had 11 points with a career high-tying 11 assists. A game after matching a school record with 21 steals in a 92-47 win over Central Arkansas.

— Tyrese Martin had 15 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 23 UConn beat Binghamton 87-63. Adama Sanogo scored 12 points for the Huskies. Jordan Hawkins had 11, and Andre Jackson finished with nine points and eight rebounds. Tyler Bertram led Binghamton with 15 points. Ogheneyole Akuwovo scored 12.


Gooch takes 3-shot lead at Sea Island and goes for 1st win

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Talor Gooch is one round away from his first PGA Tour victory.

The former Oklahoma State player had two late birdies for a 67 that stretched his lead to three shots in the RSM Classic. Seamus Power of Ireland and Sebastian Munoz of Colombia were in second place, with Tom Hoge still in the mix. Gooch has been playing as well as anyone in the fall without winning. This is his best chance. A victory sends the winner of the RSM Classic to the Masters in April. Gooch also has a chance to crack top 50 in the world.

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