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Chase Cunningham passed for 408 yards and three touchdown and Middle Tennessee State stunned No. 25 Miami 45-31 for its first win in 21 tries against ranked opponents. DJ England-Chisholm caught two passes — the first a 71-yard touchdown in the first quarter, the other the 98-yarder in the fourth — to help the Blue Raiders knock off Miami. Cunningham completed 15 of 24 passes for Middle Tennessee State. Key’Shawn Smith returned a kickoff 91 yards for a touchdown for Miami, which turned the ball over on its first three possessions. MTSU was 0-20 against ranked opponents before Saturday.

Jaxson Dart and Quinshon Judkins accounted for four touchdowns in the second quarter as No. 16 Mississippi rallied from an early deficit to beat Tulsa 35-27. Ole Miss (4-0) trailed for the first time this season, 14-7 before the decisive 28-point outburst. Dart threw 31-yard touchdown passes to Malik Heath and Jonathan Mingo, and Judkins had scoring runs of 1 and 4 yards to complete the rally and build a 35-14 cushion. Dart finished 13 of 24 passing for 154 yards, adding 116 yards rushing on 13 carries. The Rebels had 462 yards of total offense, highlighted by 140 yards rushing on 27 carries by Judkins. Tulsa (2-2) was led by Davis Brin, throwing for a 20-yard touchdown pass to Isaiah Epps and adding a 1-yard touchdown run before exiting with an injury in the second quarter.

Ben Bryant passed for 314 of his 354 yards in the first half with a career-high four touchdowns, and Tyler Scott had career-highs with 185 yards and three TDs, as Cincinnati defeated Indiana 45-24. Bearcats nose tackle Dominique Perry had a 14-yard fumble return TD helping Cincinnati beat the Hoosiers for the second straight season. IU quarterback Connor Bazelak completed 31 of a school-record 66 pass attempts for 280 yards and two TDs and two interceptions. Shaun Shivers rushed for 79 yards and a TD for the Hoosiers.

Quarterback Bo Nix threw a 50-yard touchdown pass to Troy Franklin with 1:21 left to give No. 15 Oregon its first lead as the Ducks scored three late touchdowns to defeat Washington State 44-41 on Saturday. Washington State (3-1, 0-1 Pac-12) had taken a 34-22 lead with just over six minutes left, but the Ducks (3-1, 1-0) roared back for their third straight win. Mase Funa iced the game for Oregon when he intercepted a pass by Cameron Ward and ran it back for a touchdown with a minute left, providing the winning points. Nix completed 33 of 44 passes for 428 yards, with three touchdowns and one interception. The Ducks produced 624 yards of offense.

Zachary Clement threw three touchdown passes and ran for a fourth as Northwestern State scored 28 straight points to earn a 35-27 win over Lamar. Nick Yockey threw eight yards to Jalen Dummett and Chris Esqueda kicked a 33-yard field goal to give Lamar a 10-0 lead. Clement hit Javon Antonio with back-to-back touchdowns to take the lead, 14-10. Clement ran 35 yards for a touchdown to make it 21-10 at intermission. Clements hooked up with Scooter Adams on an 80-yard touchdown bomb early in the third quarter. After a Lamar field goal, Kennieth Lacy ran 55 yards for a touchdown on the final play of the third quarter to give the Demons a 35-13 lead.

On a day when John Rhys Plumlee completed just eight passes, UCF scored on a blocked punt and two big fumble recoveries by Tre’mon Morris-Brash to beat Georgia Tech 27-10. Plumlee, who had two preceding games of 300 passing yards and 100 rushing yards, completed 8 of 14 passes for 49 yards and ran for 100 yards. The senior quarterback ran 28 yards to a touchdown with 10:37 left in the game that put the Knights up 24-10.

Kyle Wright became the first 20-game winner in the majors this season and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 to stop a three-game losing streak. William Contreras and rookie Michael Harris II each homered and had three hits for the Braves, who moved within 1 1/2 games of the first-place Mets in the NL East. New York lost 10-4 at Oakland. The Mets and Braves play three games in Atlanta next weekend. Bryce Harper hit a two-run homer for Philadelphia, which holds one of three NL wild-card spots. The 26-year-old Wright went 5 1/3 innings and became the first Braves pitcher to win 20 games since Russ Ortiz in 2003.

Dom Shoffner threw for a touchdown and ran for two more scores, Kendi Young had 160 yards rushing and a TD on just eight carries and Eastern Illinois beat Murray State 35-21. Eastern Illinois (1-3) snapped a nine-game losing streak that began with a 22-6 loss at Murray State on Oct. 2. Jaden Stinson completed 28 of 46 passes for 334 yards and three touchdowns but threw four interceptions for Murray State (0-4).

Minnesota dominated on defense and offense in routing Michigan State 34-7 Saturday in the Big Ten opener for both schools. Tanner Morgan threw three touchdown passes and Mohamed Ibrahim extended his streak of 100-plus rushing yards to 13 games by running for 103 yards and a touchdown. The Gophers, who are off to their best start since beginning 2019 with a 9-0 record, outgained the Spartans 508-240, while also grabbing two interceptions and making a fumble recovery.

Frank Harris passed for 392 yards and four touchdowns, De’Corian Clark had three touchdown catches and UTSA pulled away in the second half to beat FCS-member Texas Southern 52-24. Harris threw a 69-yard scoring strike to Clark just 47 seconds into the third quarter to push a four-point halftime lead to a 28-17 advantage for UTSA (2-2). Harris added a 23-yard touchdown toss to Joshua Cephus later in the third quarter and hooked up with Zakhari Franklin for a 35-yarder 11 seconds into the fourth. Backup quarterback Eddie Lee Marburger connected with Clark for a 7-yard score to cap the scoring.

Zion Webb passed for two touchdowns and ran for two more scores to help Jacksonville State beat Nicholls 52-21. Webb completed 9 of 11 passes for 252 yards — including TD passes of 76 yards to Sean Brown and 70 yards to Sterling Galban — and added seven carries for 79 yards. Collin Guggenheim had 13 carries for 119 yards and a score for Nicholls (0-4) and Al'Dontre Davis finished with seven catches for 80 yards and two touchdowns.

Jacob deGrom got hit around and lasted a season-low four innings, and the New York Mets lost 10-4 to the Oakland Athletics to see its lead cut in the NL East race. DeGrom was tagged for five runs and four walks — the worst numbers for the two-time NL Cy Young Award winner since 2019. This was the first time deGrom had faced the A’s. The Mets' lead in the division was cut to 1 1/2 games by Atlanta.

Noah Gragson opened the NASCAR Xfinity playoffs by winning his fourth race in a row at Texas Motor Speedway. The victory for Gragson locked up the first spot in the round of eight. There are two more races to determine the other seven drivers that will advance with him. The Xfinity Series begins its playoffs with 12 drivers, instead of 16 like the Cup Series, so its postseason is one round shorter. The only other driver to win four consecutive races in the series was Sam Ard in 1983, the second year of the NASCAR’s second-level circuit. That was part of Ard winning five of the last six races in the season that he won 10 overall.

Mark Gronowski threw a career-high four touchdown passes and South Dakota State defeated Missouri State 28-14 in a Missouri Valley Football Conference opener matching top-five FCS teams. Gronowski threw touchdown passes of 21 yards to Zach Heins and 40 yards to Jadon Janke to snap a fourth-quarter tie. Gronowski’s first-quarter TD pass to Jadon Janke was good for a 7-0 halftime lead that he extended with a 13-yard toss to Jaxon Janke — Jadon’s brother — in the third quarter. The Bears rallied with Jacardia Wright’s 15-yard run and Jason Shelley’s 67-yard pass to Raylen Sharpe in the third quarter.

Taiba has won the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby by three lengths for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert. Jockey Mike Smith guided Taiba over 1 1/8 miles in 1:48.67. The 3-year-old colt paid $4.80 to win. It was Baffert's fourth victory in the Grade 1 race at Parx Racing and Smith won it for the third time. Zandon was second and Cyberknife finished third. Baffert says Taiba will be pointed toward the $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic in November.

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