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October 6, 2013

Tigers, ’Noles net huge wins

NORMAN — No. 1 ALABAMA 45, GEORGIA STATE 3: AJ McCarron completed 15 of 16 passes for 166 yards and four touchdowns in the first half and Alabama rolled.

The Crimson Tide (5-0) jumped ahead 38-0 by halftime against the Panthers (0-5), a first-year Football Bowl Subdivision team.

McCarron led Alabama to touchdowns on each of his five possessions before leaving the game. He completed his first 12 passes, putting him in a three-way tie for the Tide’s third-longest streak.

No. 2 OREGON 57, COLORADO 16: Marcus Mariota threw five touchdown passes and ran for two scores as Oregon brushed off some early trickery to rout Colorado.

The Ducks’ sophomore connected for two touchdowns each with Josh Huff and Bralon Addison, and played only 2 1/2 quarters.

The Buffaloes had Folsom Field in a frenzy when they kept things tight early on, but the crowd didn’t like it when Colorado kept going for field goals while the Ducks were piling up the points.

No. 3 CLEMSON 49, SYRACUSE 14: Tajh Boyd kept his Heisman Trophy aspirations intact, throwing for 455 yards and five touchdowns in three quarters of work, and Clemson spoiled the Orange’s Atlantic Coast Conference debut.

Boyd, who matched his school record in TD passes, hit Adam Humphries with scoring passes of 60 and 42 yards in the first quarter to help stake the Tigers to a big early lead, and they held the Orange at bay.

No. 7 LOUISVILLE 30, TEMPLE 7: Teddy Bridgewater threw for 348 yards and two touchdowns to keep Louisville undefeated.

Bridgewater made it look easy against the overwhelmed Owls (0-5, 0-2 American Athletic Conference). He threw for 228 yards in the first half to help the Cardinals roll to a 24-0 lead.

The Cardinals (5-0, 1-0) lost a bid for their second straight shutout when Temple scored with 38 seconds left.

No. 8 FLORIDA STATE 63, No. 25 MARYLAND 0: Jameis Winston completed 23-of-32 passes for 393 yards and five touchdowns and Florida State matched a record with the most-lopsided victory against ranked team in the history of the AP Top 25.

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