STARS
-Northwestern safety Brendan Smith picked off a pass and returned it 48 yards to score with 12 seconds remaining, lifting Northwestern past stunned Minnesota 24-17.
-Kansas tailback Jake Sharp had 257 total yards and tied a school record with four touchdowns as the Jayhawks ripped Kansas State 52-21.
-Dennis Johnson returned a kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown for the decisive touchdown as Arkansas defeated No. 19 Tulsa 30-23 victory, handing the Golden Hurricane (8-1) its first defeat.
-Central Michigan backup quarterback Brian Brunner threw for a school-record 485 yards and four touchdowns, then ran 1 yard for the go-ahead score as the Chippewas upset Indiana 37-34.
pt. 25, 2004.

CELEBRATE THIS
The last time Florida and Georgia met, the Bulldogs pulled a brazen end zone celebration on their way to a 42-30 victory. Payback was painful. The fifth-ranked Gators hammered No. 8 Georgia 49-10 as Tim Tebow accounted for five touchdowns and Percy Harvin scored twice in one of the most anticipated matchups in the history of the storied rivalry. Georgia didn't score a touchdown until the final three minutes, and the celebration was a bit more muted this time. Ranked No. 1 in the preseason, the Bulldogs (7-2, 4-2 SEC) now need a miracle to win the SEC East.

THEY'RE HISTORY
Michigan's 48-42 loss at Purdue dropped the Wolverines to 2-7, which means Michigan's string of 33 straight bowl appearances will end. Michigan also set a school record for losses and is assured of its first losing season since 1967. ``I'm going to keep going back to work. What do you want me to say?'' said first-year coach Rich Rodriguez, who will be paid $2.5 million this season alone to keep going back to work. Rodriguez is an offensive whiz, but his Wolverines were suckered on a short completion and a lateral for the decisive touchdown with 26 seconds remaining in regulation.

ANY KICK YOU CAN DO...
three PATs in regulation. Then Walker and Lee connected on field goals in each of the first three overtimes. But Walker missed a 38-yard in the fourth overtime and Lee was perfect from 22 yards out to give the Panthers a dramatic 36-33 victory.

LOOK OUT BELOW
On Sept. 14, Wisconsin was 3-0 and ranked eighth and Auburn was 3-0 and ranked 10th. Both teams are 1-5 since then.

HEADS UP, TROJANS
California maintained command of its own Rose Bowl destiny with a rainy 26-16 victory over No. 23 Oregon in Berkeley. The Golden Bears (6-2, 4-1 Pac-10) visit conference co-leader USC next week in a pivotal Pac-10 game.

BY THE NUMBERS
nto the end zone in the final minute, Georgia Tech defeated to beat the 16th-ranked Seminoles 31-28. The Yellow Jackets beat Florida State for the first time since 1975, after going 0-12 against Bobby Bowden and the Seminoles in the ACC. ... Western Carolina knocked off Chattanooga 27-7 in Cullowhee, N.C., to snap a 20-game Southern Conference losing streak.

SPEAKING
``Everything is kind of in disarray right now.'' - Wisconsin safety Chris Maragos, after a last-second 25-24 loss to Michigan State, the Badgers' fifth loss in six games.

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