STARS

—Kalen Ballage, Arizona State, tied an NCAA record by scoring eight TDs and had 185 all-purpose yards, helping Arizona State outlast Texas Tech 68-55.

—Skyler Howard, West Virginia, tied a career high with five TD passes and threw for 389 yards to lead the Mountaineers to a 38-21 win over Youngstown State.

—Jake Browning, Washington, matched a school record with five TD passes and finished with 294 yards in the No. 8 Huskies’ 59-14 victory over Idaho.

—Drew Lock, Missouri, tied a school record with five TD passes and threw for 450 yards to lead the Tigers past Eastern Michigan 61-21.

—Trevor Knight, Texas A&M, threw for 344 yards and three TDs and ran for another score in a 67-0 rout of Prairie View A&M.

—Mark Walton, Miami, rushed for 155 yards and four TDs, helping the No. 25 Hurricanes shake off a slow start to beat Florida Atlantic 38-10 .

—Tommy Armstrong Jr., Nebraska, passed for 377 yards and three TDs to help the Cornhuskers beat Wyoming 52-17.

—Chase Litton, Marshall, threw for 309 yards with six first-half TD passes in a 62-0 rout of Morgan State.

—Mitch Leidner, Minnesota, threw for 295 yards and four TDs as the Gophers rolled to a 58-28 win over Indiana State.

—Kenny Potter, San Jose State, threw three TD passes and ran for two more scores in a 66-35 win over Portland State.

—Quinton Flowers, South Florida, threw for 350 yards and four TDs in a 48-17 rout of Northern Illinois.

—Shane Buechele, Texas, passed for 244 yards and TDs touchdowns and the No. 11 Longhorns rolled to a 41-7 victory over UTEP.

—Gage Gubrud, Eastern Washington, threw for 450 yards and four scores in a 50-44 overtime loss to North Dakota State.

—Kyle Sloter, Northern Colorado, threw for 408 yards and six TDs in a 55-52 win at Abilene Christian.

—Alejandro Bennifield, Chattanooga, threw for 279 yards and four TDs and ran for another score in a 34-0 win over Presbyterian College.


OFFICIATING GAFFE

One of the oddest endings imaginable left Oklahoma State stunned and Central Michigan celebrating.

A misinterpreted rule extended the game when it should have been over, allowing the Chippewas to score a wild winning touchdown on a Hail Mary and lateral that covered half the field for an astonishing 30-27 upset of No. 22 Oklahoma State.

Oklahoma State tried to kill the final 4 seconds of the game by throwing the ball away on fourth down, but the Cowboys were penalized for intentional grounding, which is a loss of down penalty. Rules state that the game cannot end on an accepted live-ball penalty, referee Tim O’Dey of the Mid-American Conference, CMU’s league, said.

O’Dey said after conferring with NCAA rules committee secretary Rogers Redding after the game, the crew determined the “extension should not have happened.”

Article 3b of the NCAA rulebook states: When the referee declares that the game is ended, the score is final.


EARLY FLIP

Clemson receiver Ray-Ray McCloud had a clear path to the end zone as he sought to give the sluggish second-ranked Tigers the jump start they sorely needed against Troy.

But he dropped the ball in a premature TD celebration .

McCloud nonchalantly released the football just before crossing the goal line to wipe out his 75-yard punt return for a touchdown. Troy recovered it in the end zone for a touchback.

McCloud sat nervously on the bench before officials overturned the play.

Clemson still won the game 30-24.


NUMBERS

30_Straight wins by Florida over Kentucky after a 45-7 victory.

38_Points scored by Fordham in the first quarter of its 83-21 rout of Division II-Elizabeth City.

42_Years since Houston had three players eclipse 100 yards rushing. Kevrin Justice had 111 yards, Mulbah Car 109 and Kyle Postma 106 in a 42-0 win over Lamar.

59_Years since Cincinnati had beaten a Big Ten team before the Bearcats dominated Purdue 38-20.


RECORD CROWD

The “Battle at Bristol” between No. 17 Tennessee and Virginia Tech at Bristol Motor Speedway drew an NCAA single-game record crowd of 156,990.

The speedway was temporarily converted into a football stadium to accommodate this game.

The previous NCAA record was 115,109 for Michigan’s 2013 victory over Notre Dame at Michigan Stadium. Also, 120,000 to 123,000 fans are believed to have attended Notre Dame’s 1927 victory over Southern California at Chicago’s Soldier Field, though the paid attendance for that game was only 99,573.

The NFL regular-season attendance record is 105,121 for a New York Giants victory at Dallas in 2009. A 1994 preseason game between the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Oilers in Mexico City’s Azteca Stadium drew 112,376 fans.