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Miniconference of the day - Commander-in-Chief's

Joe Buckley's 38-yard field goal lifted host Navy to a 16-13 overtime victory against Air Force. It gave the Midshipmen a leg up on the trophy that goes to the winner of the round robin among the three service academics. Erik Soderberg missed a 31-yard field goal in the Falcons' portion of overtime. The Midshipmen have won the trophy six consecutive seasons and now have beaten Air Force and Army a combined 14 consecutive times. Army faces Air Force on Nov. 7 and Navy on Dec. 12.

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Players of the day

Mike Ball, RB Nevada

The freshman ran for 184 yards and five TDs - 10, 1, 32, 4 and 89 yards - in a 63-28 win over UNLV.

John Clay, RB Wisconsin

The sophomore ran for three TDs and 184 yards (159 in the second half) in a 31-28 win over Minnesota.

Emmanuel Lamur, DB Kansas State

The sophomore blocked an extra point with 32 seconds left in a 24-23 win over Iowa State.

Aaron Opelt, QB Stephen Williams, WR Toledo

Opelt was 30-of-38 for 422 yards and five TDs while Williams caught 10 passes for 231 yards and two TDs. And the seniors combined for a 51-yard TD with 27 seconds left that beat Ball State 37-30.

Golden Tate, WR Notre Dame

The junior caught nine passes for 244 yards and a TD in a 37-30 overtime win over Washington.

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The Unbeatens

Big East (2): Cincinnati, USF

Big Ten (2): Iowa, Wisconsin

Big 12 (3): Kansas, Missouri, Texas

C-USA (1): *Houston

Mountain West (1): TCU

SEC (4): Alabama, Auburn, Florida, LSU

WAC (1): Boise State

*Played late Saturday

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Obscure game of the day

North Alabama 42, Arkansas Tech 17

Harrison Beck (formerly of Countryside High, Nebraska and N.C. State), threw for 431 yards (a school record) and five TDs for the host Lions. The Division II school, where Terry Bowden is the first-year coach and Jeff Bowden the associate head coach/receivers, is 6-0. Though to be fair, the cupboard wasn't bare for Bobby Bowden's sons. The Lions are 68-14 with four national semifinal berths since 2003.

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Injury of the day

Rahim Moore, FS UCLA

The sophomore, whose five interceptions entered Saturday first in the nation, left in the second quarter against Stanford with a concussion. Moore hit Coby Fleener after a pass sailed way over his head. Worse, Moore was called for a personal foul. His status hasn't been determined.

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Interception of the day

Josh Bush Wake Forest

The sophomore safety picked off Russell Wilson in the second quarter, ending the N.C. State sophomore's streak of passes without one at 379. It was Wilson's first interception in 14 games dating to the third quarter against Clemson on Sept. 13, 2008. He previously surpassed the I-A record of 325 held by Kentucky's Andre Woodson.

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Number of the day

10 Second-half plays Washington ran against Notre Dame without scoring a touchdown after having the ball first and goal. The Huskies got three points out of the two drives and lost 37-30 in overtime. The plays with down and spot of the ball:

First, 8: Chris Polk 4-yard run

Second, 4: Jake Locker 3-yard run

Third, 1: Locker no gain

Fourth, 1: Locker no gain

First, 1: Polk 1-yard loss

Second, 2: Locker incompletion

Third, 2: Locker no gain

Fourth, 2: Field goal, Irish personal foul

First, 1: Polk no gain

Washington false start

Second, 6: Paul Homer 5-yard catch

Third, 1: Locker no gain

Washington delay of game

Fourth, 6: Field goal

Information from Times wires contributed to this report.

"I've never seen so many guys get tackled so close to the goal line that many times."

Steve Sarkisian, Washington coach

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