PITTSBURGH (AP) DeShone Kizer threw five touchdown passes and ran for another scored to help No. 8 Notre Dame bolster its College Football Playoff resume with a 42-30 victory over Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Kizer completed 19 of 26 passes for 262 yards with no turnovers for the Irish (8-1) in their fourth straight. Will Fuller caught seven passes for 157 yards and three scores and Josh Adams ran for 147 yards and hauled in Kizer's final touchdown pass.
Notre Dame never trailed and rolled up 435 total yards in its first game since being ranked fifth in the initial CFP poll. Nate Peterman passed for 223 yards and a touchdown for Pitt (6-3).
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NO. 9 STANFORD 42, COLORADO 10
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Kevin Hogan threw two touchdown passes and had a scoring run in Stanford's victory over Colorado.
With his 32nd win, Hogan surpassed Andrew Luck as the school's winningest quarterback.
Christian McCaffrey, who grew up in nearby Denver, where his father, Ed, starred for the Broncos in the 1990s, had 220 all-purpose yards, and threw a 28-yard touchdown pass to tight end Austin Hooper. McCaffrey had 147 yards rushing, 15 receiving and 58 on returns.
The Cardinal (8-1, 7-0 Pac-12, No. 11 CFP) bounced back from a scare at Washington in which they escaped with a two-point win on a shanked field goal as time expired. Colorado (4-6, 1-5) has lost 21 consecutive games to ranked teams.
NO. 11 FLORIDA 9, VANDERBILT 7
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Austin Hardin made a 43-yard field goal with 2:22 left and Florida beat Vanderbilt to wrap up a spot in the Southeastern Conference championship game.
The Gators (8-1, 6-1) won the Eastern Division for the first time in 2009, and in coach Jim McElwain's first season.
Vanderbilt (3-6, 1-4) held Florida to 258 yards, including 57 in the second half.
Vanderbilt had one final chance, but failed to pick up a first down on a fourth-and-25 play.
NO. 21 NORTH CAROLINA 66, DUKE 31
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - Marquise Williams threw for 404 of his school-record 494 yards by halftime and North Carolina routed rival Duke.
Williams threw for four touchdowns and ran for another, breaking the school passing mark in the opening minutes of the second half. The senior's performance was the biggest highlight on an afternoon full of them for the Tar Heels (8-1, 5-0 ACC), who haven't lost since the opener and firmed up their hold on the Coastal Division race by blowing out the Blue Devils (6-3, 3-2).
Seven players scored for UNC, from Elijah Hood running for three touchdowns to Mack Hollins and Ryan Switzer each hauling in TD catches on 100-yard receiving days.
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