Alabama's Derrick Henry ran for 210 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Crimson Tide to a 30-16 victory over Louisiana State on Saturday in a clash of two genuine contenders for the college football title.
Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton connected with tight end Tyler Eifert for three scores as the Bengals beat Cleveland 31-10 on Thursday to improve to 8-0 for the first time in franchise history.
Baylor's fill-in quarterback Jarrett Stidham threw for 419 yards and three scores in his first start as the Bears held off a feisty Kansas State 31-24 on Thursday to keep their College Football Playoff hopes alive.
Carolina kicker Graham Gano booted the game-winning 52-yard field goal in overtime on Monday in a 29-26 victory over the Indianapolis Colts that kept the Panthers unbeaten in this NFL season.
Tom Brady and the New England Patriots brought the Miami Dolphins back to earth with a thud Thursday with a 36-7 NFL victory that moved the Pats to 7-0 for the season.
Texas Christian quarterback Trevone Boykin leaped over defenders and threw from the hip for touchdowns, breaking the team's career record for total offense while leading the Horned Frogs past West Virginia 40-10 on Thursday for their 16th consecutive victory.
Chris Johnson rolled his way to a big play and Joe Flacco couldn't quite respond with one of his own as the Arizona Cardinals escaped with a 26-18 victory over the luckless Baltimore Ravens on Monday night.
DeMarco Murray ran for 109 yards and a touchdown and Nolan Carroll returned one of Eli Manning's two interceptions for a score as the Philadelphia Eagles beat the New York Giants 27-7 Monday.
Michigan State defensive back Jalen Watts-Jackson grabbed the ball on a miscued punt attempt and lumbered 38 yards into the end zone for a touchdown on the final play, giving the Spartans a 27-23 victory over rival Michigan on Saturday in one of college football's more unlikely endings.
New Orleans veterans Drew Brees and Ben Watson summoned their best performances of the season to spearhead a 31-21 win against Atlanta on Thursday and restore a bit of swagger to the recently reeling Saints.