College Football Today
■ Jordan Lynch, Northern Illinois, threw for four touchdowns, caught a TD pass and ran for another score as the No. 23 Huskies reached their best start as a major program with a 59-20 victory over Eastern Michigan.
■ Garrett Gilbert, SMU, accounted for 635 total yards, including a school-record 538 passing, and six TDs to lead the Mustangs back from a 21-point deficit to beat Temple 59-49.
■ Desmond Roland, Oklahoma State, ran for a career-high 219 yards and four TDs in the 19th-ranked Cowboys’ 58-27 rout over Iowa State.
■ Tommy Rees, Notre Dame, showed no signs of a strained neck that knocked him out a week ago, throwing a career-high five TD passes to help the Fighting Irish rout Air Force 45-10.
■ Terrance West, Towson, rushed for 272 yards and four TDs, and caught a TD pass in a 48-32 victory over Richmond.
■ John O’Korn, Houston, threw for career bests of 364 yards and five TDs in a 49-14 rout of Rutgers.
20 Straight home wins by Sam Houston State after its 44-10 rout of Northwestern State.
26 Consecutive Southern Conference games Western Carolina had lost before a 27-24 overtime win over Elon.
35 Points scored by No. 3 Florida State in its 49-17 win over North Carolina State.
42 Years since Duke beat a ranked team on the road before a 13-10 victory against No. 16 Virginia Tech.
3,494 Career yards receiving by Bryant’s Jordan Harris to break the Northeast Conference record.
Manziel Plays: Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin didn’t know if Johnny Manziel would be able to play Saturday against Vanderbilt until pregame warm-ups.
”Johnny Football” didn’t have any of those doubts.
Manziel threw for 305 yards and four touchdowns in less than three quarters, and No. 14 Texas A&M bounced back with a 56-24 victory over Vanderbilt.
Manziel showed no signs that the right shoulder he injured last week was bothering him. He threw three TDs in the first quarter to help A&M (6-2, 3-2 Southeastern Conference) build a 28-point lead. He tacked on another score before sitting down with 6 minutes left in the third quarter and the Aggies leading 42-17.
— The Associated Press