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Mariota's 5 TDs lead Oregon by Cal 59-41

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Marcus Mariota matched his season high with five touchdown passes and broke the Oregon record for career passing yards in the No. 6 Ducks' 59-41 victory over California on Friday night in the first college game at Levi's Stadium.

Mariota completed 18 of 30 passes for 326 yards. He also threw his first interception since the Oregon State game last season, ending his streak of passes without an interception at 253.

Mariota pushed his career total to 8,625 yards, breaking Bill Musgrave's record of 8,343 on the Ducks' opening possession with the first of two touchdown throws to Dwayne Stanford. The junior quarterback has at least one TD pass all 34 of his career games.


Judge halts NJ sports betting plan

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) A federal judge on Friday granted a request from the four major U.S. professional sports leagues and the NCAA to temporarily stop New Jersey from allowing legalized sports betting.

U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp issued a temporary restraining order after a request by the NFL, the NBA, the NHL, Major League Baseball and the NCAA. He said the leagues have shown that they would be irreparably harmed if the state's casinos and racetracks were permitted to allow sports betting.


Hedrick's 410 yards, 4 TDs lift Boise

BOISE, Idaho (AP) Grant Hedrick threw for a career-high 410 yards and had four touchdowns passes in Boise State's 55-30 victory over BYU on Friday night.

Hedrick was 24 of 31 with one interception and also ran for a touchdown in the Broncos' highest-scoring game of the season.


Kiel hurts ribs again, Cincy beats USF

CINCINNATI (AP) Gunner Kiel was headed for more X-rays on those tender ribs. Cincinnati coach Tommy Tuberville summoned his backup quarterback at halftime and put him in charge.

"He called me in front of the team and said this guy's put in hard work, so we're going to rally around him," Munchie Legaux said.


Utah to start Wilson at QB against USC

(AP) -- Nearly two months into the season and Utah coach Kyle Whittingham is still waiting for one of his starting quarterbacks to stand out.

Until that time, he will keep rotating between Travis Wilson and Kendal Thompson.


South Alabama beats Troy, win streak 4

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) Kendall Houston ran for 178 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries and South Alabama beat Troy 27-13 on Friday night for its fourth straight victory.

Xavier Johnson added 107 yards rushing and a score on 15 carries for the Jaguars (5-2, 4-1 Sun Belt). Brandon Bridge was 9 of 21 for 106 yards and a touchdown.


Vandy QB Robinette cleared for Missouri

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Vanderbilt quarterback Patton Robinette has been cleared medically from a concussion he suffered Sept. 20, and he will be in uniform Saturday when the Commodores visit Missouri.

The Commodores announced Robinette had been cleared Friday. Redshirt freshman Johnny McCrary still is set for his first career start, becoming the fourth different starting quarterback this season for Vanderbilt (2-5, 0-4).


UConn CB Jones to miss rest of season

STORRS, Conn. (AP) Connecticut cornerback Byron Jones will undergo surgery on his left shoulder and miss the remainder of the season.

Coach Bob Diaco says the Huskies senior captain has a history of shoulder problems and was injured against during the first half of Thursday night's 31-21 loss at No. 18 East Carolina.


Pitt hosts Ga. Tech in pivotal ACC game

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh can bring the jumbled ACC Coastal Division into slightly better focus on Saturday against Georgia Tech. Or the Yellow Jackets can snap a two-game losing streak and turn an already murky division race into something borderline unrecognizable.

Guess which scenario the Panthers are hoping for?


Carden throws for 445 as No. 18 ECU wins

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) Coach Ruffin McNeill doesn't care about impressing the committee that will decide if No. 18 East Carolina deserves a major bowl berth.

"We just want to win by one," McNeill said, "and get up out of there."

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