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SDSU does NDSU a favor by upsetting Illinois State
• SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 25, ILLINOIS STATE 20: Taryn Christion accounted for three touchdowns to lead the host Jackrabbits (7-2, 4-2 Missouri Valley) to an upset of the second-ranked Redbirds (7-2, 5-1). Christion threw for 307 yards and two touchdowns and added 65 yards rushing and another score. SDSU held ISU running back Marshaun Coprich to 55 yards on the ground, ending his streak of 100-yard rushing games at seven.
• NORTH DAKOTA STATE 59, WESTERN ILLINOIS 7: Easton Stick threw four touchdown passes for the host Bison (7-2, 5-1 Missouri Valley), who moved into a first-place tie with Illinois State atop the conference standings. Stick was 12 of 20 for 197 yards with scoring throws to four receivers. Zach Vraa's acrobatic 41-yard catch behind the head off a Western Illinois defender gave NDSU a 7-0 lead and tied the school's touchdown reception record of 26. The 59 points are the most scored by NDSU since a 66-7 win over Prairie View A&M on Sept. 22, 2012. Lance Dunn ran for two touchdowns and King Frazier ran for another. Pierre Gee-Tucker had a 36-yard interception return for a touchdown for the Bison.
• SOUTH DAKOTA 34, SOUTHERN ILLINOIS 31: Drew Iddings forced a fumble that led to the go-ahead touchdown and blocked the game-tying field goal attempt in the closing seconds for the host Coyotes (5-4, 3-3 Missouri Valley), giving coach Joe Glenn his 200th career win. South Dakota quarterback Ryan Saeger was 26-for-39 for 269 yards and three touchdowns. He also ran for 64 yards and another touchdown.
• HARVARD 24, COLUMBIA 16: The visiting Crimson (8-0, 5-0) won its 22nd straight game and 16th straight in Ivy League play.
• WASHINGTON STATE 38, ARIZONA STATE 24: Luke Falk threw for 497 yards and five touchdowns, and the host Cougars became bowl-eligible for the second time in coach Mike Leach's four years with the program. Dom Williams caught six passes for 123 yards and two touchdowns for Washington State (6-3, 4-2 Pac-12), which overcame a 14-0 first quarter deficit. Arizona State (4-5, 2-4) has lost three in a row.
• GEORGIA 27, KENTUCKY 3: Following a week of speculation about his job status and rumors of staff dissension, Bulldogs coach Mark Richt described a dominant win as "good medicine." Sony Michel rushed for 165 yards on 24 carries for host Georgia (6-3, 4-3 SEC).
• MIAMI (FLA.) 27, VIRGINIA 21: Brad Kaaya returned from a one-game absence to pass for 286 yards and two touchdowns, Stacy Coley had 132 receiving yards with a score, and the host Hurricanes (6-3, 3-2 ACC) moved to 2-0 under interim coach Larry Scott. The Cavaliers (3-6, 2-3) lost their 14th consecutive road game.
• AIR FORCE 20, ARMY 3: The Falcons (6-3) won their school-record 11th straight home game.
• Kyle Bolin, QB, Louisville: Threw for a season-high 362 yards and three touchdowns in a 41-17 rout of Syracuse.
• Taywan Taylor, WR, Western Kentucky: Set the school single-season record for touchdown receptions in a season (13) in a 35-19 win over Florida Atlantic. He also became just the second player in WKU history to have 1,000 receiving yards in a season.