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Players show support for organization taking on NCAA

 Some players from Georgia, Georgia Tech, and Northwestern had the letters APU — All Players United — written on their gear during games as a show of solidarity that organizers hope will lead to changes in the NCAA. National College Players Association, an advocacy group for athletes, is pushing for better health care of athletes, more scholarship money, and to lift NCAA restrictions on players’ ability to directly benefit from commercial opportunities. Georgia Tech quarterback Vlad Lee had APU written on his wrist tape, as did Northwestern QB Kain Colter in the Wildcats’ game against Maine.

 Tommy Armstrong Jr. and Ron Kellogg III combined to pass for 305 yards and Nebraska shook off visiting South Dakota State in a 59-20 victory. The victory ended a rough week for coach Bo Pelini and the Huskers. Pelini got into a tiff with Husker quarterback great Tommie Frazier, who tweeted after last week’s loss to UCLA game that the defensive staff should be fired. A day later a website released a 2-year-old audio of Pelini’s rant against Nebraska fans. Pelini got a warm welcome coming on the field.

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 Minnesota coach Jerry Kill returned a week after missing the second half because of an epileptic seizure and made it through the Gophers’ 43-24 victory over visiting San Jose State.

 Aaron Murray became the second Southeastern Conference quarterback with 100 career scoring passes. His three TDs in Georgia’s win over North Texas pushed his total to 102, trailing only 1996 Heisman Trophy winner Danny Wuerffel of Florida (114).

 Johnathan Gray rushed for 141 yards and two touchdowns, David Ash threw a 63-yard touchdown pass and host Texas beat Kansas State, 31-21, enabling the Longhorns to avoid their first 1-3 start since 1956.

 Walk-on kicker Matthew Wyman hit a 52-yard field goal as time expired to give Kansas a 13-10 win over Louisiana Tech, ending the Jayhawks’ 22-game losing streak against teams from the Football Bowl Subdivision.

 James Franklin threw for 343 yards and two TDs to lead Missouri past Indiana, 45-28, giving the Tigers their first win in Bloomington since 1953.

 Gary Nova threw two touchdown passes to Leonte Carroo in the final 9:55 and host Rutgers rallied from a 17-point, second-half deficit to beat Arkansas, 28-24. The Razorbacks were looking for their first 4-0 start since 2003.

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