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College football report /1 Notes & fast facts

> Wolverines in Top 25

Michigan, unranked all of last season while finishing 3-9, is No. 25 in the Associated Press college football poll released Sunday. The Wolverines moved into the media rankings for the first time since the end of the 2007 season after a thrilling 38-34 victory over Notre Dame on Saturday. The loss dropped the Fighting Irish out of the rankings.

Florida remains No. 1, receiving 56 first-place votes. Texas is still No. 2. No. 3 Southern California received a first-place vote for the first time this season after Matt Barkley and the Trojans rallied past Ohio State, 18-15. The Buckeyes dropped to No. 11. Alabama is No. 4 with a first-place vote and Mississippi and Penn State are tied for No. 5.

> MAC on the attack

A big weekend for the Mid-American Conference started when Toledo drilled Dan Hawkins' Colorado Buffaloes, 54-38, on national television Friday night. On Saturday, Central Michigan rallied to beat Michigan State, 29-27, in East Lansing. After recovering a perfect onside kick by Andrew Aguila, the Chippewas won it on Aguila's 42-yard field goal with three seconds left. Aguila had missed from 47 yards, but the Spartans jumped offside.

Meanwhile, lowly Eastern Michigan rallied from a 21-point deficit before losing to Northwestern, 27-24, on a 49-yard field goal by Stefan Demos in the closing seconds.

The University at Buffalo fell at home to Pittsburgh, 54-27.

> LeFevour fever

Central Michigan quarterback Dan LeFevour became the Mid-American Conference's career leader in total offense during the Chippewas' 29-27 upset of Michigan State. LeFevour surpassed Byron Leftwich's record of 12,084 yards on a 12-yard TD pass to Kito Poblah that tied the game at 20. LeFevour now has 12,166 yards of total offense.

> Bruins QB breaks jaw

UCLA quarterback Kevin Prince will be out three to four weeks after his jaw was broken late in the Bruins' victory at Tennessee. Prince is a freshman who has led the Bruins (2-0) to season-opening victories over San Diego State and the Volunteers. He was 11 for 23 for 101 yards with one touchdown pass and no interceptions in UCLA's 19-15 win Saturday.

Prince was hurt when Dennis Rogan sacked him for a safety with 1:41 to play, shortly after UCLA's defense stopped Tennessee at the 1. The tackle left him with a bloody mouth, but Prince returned to kneel on the ball for the final two snaps to secure the win.

> Late Saturday

No. 17 Utah 24, San Jose St. 14:

Terrance Cain passed for 248 yards and hit Jereme Brooks for a go-ahead 51-yard score early in the fourth quarter, and No. 17 Utah finally shook free of San Jose State in the final minutes of a frustrating evening for Utah coach Kyle Whittingham. "We've got our fair share of deficiencies to work on in practice," said Whittingham, whose Utes extended their 16-game winning streak.

> Cowboy up? Nope

Last week, Oklahoma State beat Georgia for one of the biggest wins in its history. The fifth-ranked Cowboys apparently spent too much time reading their clippings -- they were featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated -- and not enough time prepping for Houston. The Cowboys fell to the Cougars, 45-35, committing three turnovers and eight penalties.

> On the Web

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Compiled from News and wire service reports.