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Fresno State and Oregon tumbled out of the top 10 in the Associated Press media poll, while Miami got at least another week to enjoy the No. 1 ranking.

Oregon (6-1), a 49-42 loser at home to Stanford, dropped five spots to No. 11 in the AP poll, while Fresno State's 35-30 home loss to Boise State dropped the Bulldogs from No. 8 to No. 18. Fresno State is 6-1.

The Hurricanes (5-0), idle on a weekend in which two top-10 teams lost for the first time, easily held the top spot in The Associated Press poll.

Miami maintained its lead over No. 2 Oklahoma (7-0), No. 3 Nebraska (8-0) and No. 4 UCLA (6-0), all of which won Saturday.


Kurt Kittner, Illinois, passed for 401 yards and four touchdowns as the Illini beat Wisconsin, 42-35.

William Green, Boston College, ran for 182 yards and three touchdowns in a 45-7 win over Pittsburgh.

Eli Manning, Mississippi, was 25 of 31 for 257 yards and three TDs in a 45-17 win over Middle Tennessee.

R.J. Anderson, Syracuse, passed for 308 yards and two touchdowns, and scored a third in a 45-3 defeat of Temple.

Corey Parchman, Ball State, returned a kickoff 100 yards with 3:07 to play as Ball State upset No. 25 Toledo, 24-20.


Joe Paterno's season-long wait for a share of the major-college coaching record ended with a dramatic come-from-behind victory. Zack Mills, who came in off the bench when starter Matt Senneca was knocked out of the game on the final drive, took over and led the Nittany Lions 52 yards and threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Eric McCoo with 22 seconds remaining as Penn State rallied for a 38-35 victory over No. 22 Northwestern, enabling Paterno to tie Bear Bryant for most Division I victories with 323.

Quarterback keeper

Notre Dame is 3-1 in games started by quarterback Carlyle Holiday but 3-0 in games he finishes. Holiday, who sat out the second half of Notre Dame's loss to Texas A&M, topped the Irish in rushing for the third straight game, and led them to their third straight win, 27-16 over Southern Cal.

Low Tide

No. 11 Tennessee became the first team to win seven straight games over Alabama, beating the Crimson Tide, 35-24.

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