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WEEK 11 PITTSBURGH PANTHERS 43 CLEMSON TIGERS 42 Saturday, November 12 3:30PM, Clemson, S.C. Pittsburgh held off Clemson with a one-point win, knocking the number two-ranked team off the top of the chart. PITTSBURGH STATS Nathan Peterman, QB: 22/37 passing for 308 yards, fi ve TDs; James Conner, RB: 20 rushes for 132 yards, one TD; Matt Galambos, LB: 12 tackles (1.0 for loss), 0.5 sack; Avonte Maddox, DB: 11 tackles (2.0 for loss) CLEMSON STATS Deshaun Watson, QB: 52/70 passing for 580 yards, three TDs, three INTs; Mike Williams, WR: 15 catches, 202 yards, one TD; Artavis Scott, WR: 13 catches for 125 yards, one TD; Ben Boulware, LB: 12 tackles (0.5 for loss) WESTERN KENTUCKY HILLTOPPERS 45 NORTH TEXAS MEAN GREEN 7 Saturday, November 12 3:30PM, Bowling Green, Ky. Western Kentucky blew away the North Texas Mean Green with top performances by the Hilltoppers’ offense. WESTERN KENTUCKY STATS Mike White, QB: 14/25 passing for 316 yards, four TDs; Anthony Wales, RB: 18 rushes for 121 yards, one TD; Taywan Taylor, WR: six catches, 166 yards, three TDs; Nicholas Norris, WR: fi ve catches, 90 yards, two TDs NORTH TEXAS STATS Alec Morris, QB: 14/26 passing for 108 yards, one INT; Andrew Tucker RB: three rushes for 82 yards; one TD; E.J. Ejiya, LB: 9 tackles (0.5 for loss), Fred Scott, LB: 8 tackles (1.0 for loss) OLE MISS REBELS 29 TEXAS A&M AGGIES 28 Saturday, November 12 7:30PM, College Station, Texas Ole Miss shocked the Aggies with a top performance by the Rebels’ offense, earning the team a one-point fi nish over Texas A&M. OLE MISS STATS Shea Patterson, QB: 25/42 passing for 338 yards, two TDs, one INT; Akeem Judd, RB: 20 rushes for 100 yards, one TD; Damore’ea Stringfellow, WR: fi ve catches, 74 yards, one TD TEXAS A&M STATS Jake Hubenak, QB: 16/27 passing for 213 yards, two TDs, one INT; Keith Ford, RB: 8 rushes for 27 yards, two TDs; Josh Reynolds, WR: four catches, 70 yards, one TD; Justin Evans, DB: 12 tackles TROY TROJANS 28 APPALACHIAN STATE MOUNTAINEERS 24 Saturday, November 12 3:30PM, Troy, Ala. Jordan Chunn and Brandon Silvers teamed up to lead the Trojans to a victory over Appalachian State. TROY STATS Brandon Silvers, QB: 21/35 passing for 229 yds, one TD; 6 rushes for 56 yds, one TD; Jordan Chunn, RB: 31 rushes for 129 yds, two TD; Tyquae Russell, LB: 6 tackles (0.5 for loss) APPALACHIAN STATE STATS Taylor Lamb, QB: 14/28 passing for 167 yds, one INT; Jalin Moore, RB: 16 rushes for 91 yds, two TD; Shaedon Meadors, WR: six catches, 58 yds; Eric Boggs, LB: 10 tackles QUINTON FLOWERS TOP PERFORMERS Quinton Flowers, QB, South Florida 24/29 passing for 263 yds, two TD; 20 rushes for 210 yards, three TDs South Florida 49, Memphis 42 Taywan Taylor, WR, Western Kentucky Six catches, 166 yds, three TD Western Kentucky 45, North Texas 7 Scott Orndoff, TE, Pittsburgh Nine catches, 128 yards, two TDs Pittsburgh 43, Clemson 42 Joey Ivie, DT, Florida Five tackles (2.0 for loss), 2 sacks South Carolina 7, Florida 20 Jordan Evans, ILB, Oklahoma Nine tackles (2.0 for loss), two sacks Baylor 24, Oklahoma 45 Adoree’ Jackson, CB, USC Three tackles, one INT, one pass break-up USC 26, Washington 13 TOP 25 TEAMS 1. Alabama Crimson Tide (10-0) 2. Ohio State Buckeyes (9-1) 3. Michigan Wolverines (9-1) 4. Clemson Tigers (9-1) 5. Louisville Cardinals (9-1) 6. Washington Huskies (9-1) 7. Wisconsin Badgers (8-2) 8. Penn State Nittany Lions (8-2) 9. Oklahoma Sooners (8-2) 10. Colorado Buffaloes (8-2) 11. Oklahoma State Cowboys (8-2) 12. Utah Utes (8-2) 13. USC Trojans (7-3) 14. West Virginia Mountaineers (8-1) 15. Auburn Tigers (7-3) 16. LSU Tigers (6-3) 17. Florida State Seminoles (7-3) 18. Nebraska Cornhuskers (8-2) 19. Tennessee Volunteers (7-3) 20. Boise State Broncos (9-1) 21. Western Michigan Broncos (10-0) 22. Washington State Cougars (8-2) 23. Florida Gators (7-2) 24. Stanford Cardinal (7-3) 25. Texas A&M Aggies (7-3) SCOTT ORNDOFF SCOTT ORNDOFF COURTESY OF PITT ATHLETICS MEDIA RELATIONS. QUINTON FLOWERS COURTESY OF USF ATHLETICS. ALL GAME TIMES ARE EASTERN STANDARD TIME.


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