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>Friday's results

Syracuse 49, No. 11 West Virginia 23: Antown Bailey rushed for 125 yards as the Orange rolled up 441 yards in offense in a surprisingly easy upset win. Ryan Nassib of SU was 24 for 32 for 230 yards and four touchdowns.

Louisville 16, Rutgers 14: Louisville never trailed in upseting the Scarlet Knights, who came into the game at 5-1.


>Today's top televised games

No. 2 Alabama vs. Tennessee (7:15 p.m., ESPN2): The edge of this rivalry has been dulled lately, as Alabama has won the last four meetings.

No. 3 Oklahoma vs. Texas Tech (8 p.m., Ch. 7): The Sooners came up with a victory against a surprisingly pesky Kansas team, which kept it close for a while. Ryan Broyles caught 13 passes for 217 yards (school record) in that win for Oklahoma.

No. 4 Wisconsin at No. 15 Michigan State (8 p.m., ESPN): The Badgers have been awesome this season, winning every game by an average of 40-plus points. This will be a much tougher test, particularly on the road.

No. 6 Oklahoma State at Missouri (noon, FX): Missouri looks ready to try to pull off an upset. The Tigers have won 10 in a row at home and are coming off of a rout of Iowa State last week.

No. 8 Clemson vs. North Carolina (noon, ESPN): The Tigers are 7-0 for the first time since 2000, even if they had to rally from a big deficit to beat Maryland last week.

No. 10 Arkansas at Mississippi (12:21 p.m., MSG): Arkansas should be well-rested after having last week off. The Razorbacks go up against an injury-depleted Mississippi defense, which has given up 23 touchdowns this season.

No. 20 Georgia Tech at Miami (3:30 p.m., ESPN): The Hurricanes could use a win to stay in the division race in the ACC's Coastal. Georgia Tech had offensive troubles against Virginia last week.

No. 23 Illinois at Purdue (noon, ESPN2): Both teams lost last week, and Illinois dropped a home game to Ohio State to fall out of the ranks of the unbeaten. Purdue could use a win as a big step toward a bowl game.

USC at Notre Dame (7:30 p.m., Ch. 2): It's the first night game in 21 years at Notre Dame Stadium, and the Fighting Irish may break out green uniforms to go with nice new helmets. ND ended an eight-game losing streak to the Trojans last season.


>Extra points

Buffalo State at Rowan (1:30 p.m.): The Bengals (3-4, 3-3) are 1-14 lifetime against their New Jersey Athletic Conference rival, last beating the national power in 2000. However, Buffalo State hopes the conference's leading rushing attack (216.7 ypg) -- coming off a 365-yard rushing day in last week's win over College of New Jersey -- can help reverse the trend.

ASA at Erie CC (noon): The Kats (2-5) dropped a 19-13 decision to Dean last week, a game in which J.J. Dickey rushed for a career-high 104 yards.

Ohio State: The tattoo parlor owner whose purchase of Ohio State memorabilia triggered a far-reaching football scandal says he has received death threats and saw his family's finances destroyed. A document filed by Edward Rife's attorney Friday in federal court says Rife has spent the past year fearing for the safety of his family and children.


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Compiled from News and wire service reports.