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No. 5 Clemson tops No. 21 Wake in 2OT

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Nate Wiggins broke up Sam Hartman's fourth-down pass in the end zone to help No. 5 Clemson hold off No. 21 Wake Forest 51-45 in double overtime on Saturday.

Wiggins had been targeted frequently by Hartman and the Wake Forest receivers but came through to knock away Hartman's final ball for A.T. Perry. He fell to the end zone turf, then sprung up to join his team in celebration after a wild shootout between the reigning Atlantic Coast Conference's Atlantic Division Demon Deacons and the preseason league favorite Tigers.

DJ Uiagalelei threw for 375 yards and five touchdowns to lead Clemson (4-0, 2-0 ACC), including the go-ahead score over the middle to Davis Allen to start the second overtime.


No. 1 Georgia sloppy in win over Kent St

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Georgia hardly looked like the nation's best team, struggling to put away Kent State.

The No. 1 Bulldogs ultimately prevailed, holding on for a 39-22 victory Saturday, but their two-week run atop the rankings could be in jeopardy.


Corum helps No. 4 Michigan edge Maryland

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Blake Corum was eager to be a workhorse. The Michigan running back got his wish on Saturday and delivered a game-changing performance.

Corum rushed for a career-high 243 yards and two touchdowns and No. 4 Michigan topped Maryland 34-27 in the Big Ten opener for both teams.


Kansas 4-0 for 1st time since 2009

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Jalon Daniels accounted for five touchdowns to lead unbeaten Kansas past Duke 35-27 on Saturday afternoon.

Daniels' 3-yard run gave the Jayhawks a 34-20 lead with 4:42 remaining.


Mizzou drops ball at 1, chokes at Auburn

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Cayden Bridges recovered a fumble in the end zone to give Auburn a 17-14 overtime victory over Missouri in an SEC opener on Saturday.

Missouri (2-2) running back Nathaniel Peat dropped the football before a potential game-winning touchdown, and Bridges landed on it to seal the victory for Auburn (3-1).


No. 20 UF big test for 11th-ranked Vols

No. 20 Florida aims to continue its recent dominance of No. 11 Tennessee on Saturday afternoon when the Southeastern Conference rivals meet in Knoxville, Tenn.

The Gators (2-1, 0-1) have won five in a row and 16 of their last 17 encounters against the Volunteers (3-0, 0-0), including a decisive 38-14 decision last season.


No. 10 Hogs, No. 23 A&M in Jerry Dome

No. 10 Arkansas seeks a second straight 4-0 start for the first time since the late 1980s when it battles No. 23 Texas A&M in Southeastern Conference play on Saturday night at Arlington, Texas.

The Razorbacks (3-0, 1-0 SEC) haven't won their first four contests in successive years since 1988-89 when Ken Hatfield was head coach. They will look to accomplish it against Texas A&M, a squad they lost to nine straight times prior to last year's 20-10 win at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.


Clifford's 4 TDs power No. 14 Penn State

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) James Franklin took a few moments to look over the stats after his team's latest win.

Franklin's No. 14 Nittany Lions beat Central Michigan in nearly every column on Saturday, but after Penn State's 33-14 win, Franklin wasn't satisfied.


Shapen, No. 17 Baylor edge Iowa St.

AMES, Iowa (AP) A tough loss two weeks ago prepared No. 17 Baylor for Saturday's Big 12 opener at Iowa State.

After a double-overtime defeat at BYU, Bears quarterback Blake Shapen was ready for a rowdy Jack Trice Stadium crowd and was the catalyst for a 31-24 victory over the Cyclones.


Abanikanda scores 4 TDs for No 24 Pitt

PITTSBURGH (AP) Tailback Israel Abanikanda rushed for four touchdowns and quarterback Kedon Slovis was solid in his return from injury as No. 24 Pittsburgh beat Rhode Island 45-24 on Saturday.

The Panthers (3-1) have been searching for a top-tier running game since Qadree Ollison and Darrin Hall both rushed for more than 1,000 yards in 2018. Pitt relied on Kenny Pickett and the passing game since, including the program's first ACC championship last season. But with Pickett in the NFL and Slovis sidelined last week, the Panthers have leaned on the ground game and Abanikanda has emerged in a big way.