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Aidan Borguet helps Harvard remain unbeaten in home win over Lafayette

Aidan Borguet (right) powers his way past Lafayette's defense in Harvard's 30-3 victory Saturday at Harvard Stadium.
Aidan Borguet (right) powers his way past Lafayette's defense in Harvard's 30-3 victory Saturday at Harvard Stadium.Dylan Goodman

Aidan Borguet ran for 169 yards on 22 carries and scored twice and Harvard beat Lafayette, 30-3, on Saturday at Harvard Stadium.

The Crimson (5-0) scored 10 points in each of the first three quarters against the Patriot League Leopards (2-5). Alex Washington had two interceptions for the Crimson.

Ah-Shaun Davis threw for 182 yards for Lafayette with two interceptions.

Harvard leads the series 18-3 and has gone 15-2 against the Leopards under head coach Tim Murphy since 1994. Harvard has won seven straight against Lafayette, and is 11-2 all-time against the Leopards in Cambridge.

Harvard entered the weekend as one of eight undefeated teams in the FCS.

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Purdue upsets No. 2 Iowa

Aidan O’Connell threw for 375 yards and accounted for three touchdowns, David Bell had a career-best 240 yards receiving, and Purdue continued its recent mastery over No. 2 Iowa with a 24-7 upset in Iowa City. The Boilermakers (4-2, 2-1 Big Ten) have won four of their last five games against the Hawkeyes (6-1, 3-1). The loss ended Iowa’s 12-game winning streak. Purdue beat its highest ranked opponent on the road since a victory at No. 2 Notre Dame in 1974. It was the second time in four seasons Purdue has knocked off a No. 2-ranked team. The Boilermakers won at home against a second-ranked Ohio State in 2018.

No. 3 Cincinnati rolls

Jerome Ford rushed for a career-high 189 yards and four touchdowns, helping No. 3 Cincinnati roll over UCF, 56-21, at home. Desmond Ridder passed for 140 yards and a touchdown as the Bearcats (6-0, 2-0 AAC) extended the nation’s second-longest home winning streak to 24 games . . . Tanner Brown’s fourth field goal of the game gave the No. 12 Cowboys their first lead in the fourth quarter, and quarterback Spencer Sanders’ scrambling 10-yard touchdown run with 2:18 to play sealed Oklahoma State’s 32-24 Big 12 victory over No. 25 Texas. For the second consecutive game, Texas collapsed late after building leads of 17-3 and 24-13 behind three touchdowns from Bijan Robinson, who led who led Texas (4-3, 2-2 Big 12) with 135 yards on 21 carries, his fifth consecutive 100-yard game and sixth this season. Oklahoma State (6-0, 3-0) was assured of its third consecutive win over a ranked opponent after Tanner McAlister’s interception with less than 2 minutes left . . . Auburn turned a three-point deficit into an 11-point lead in the span of 3:03 and staved off Arkansas’ attempted comeback to upset the No. 17 Razorbacks, 38-23, in a SEC matchup in Fayetteville, Ark. Auburn’s Derick Hall sacked and stripped KJ Jefferson in the Arkansas end zone and teammate Marcus Harris pounced on the fumble to give the Tigers a 21-17 lead early in the third quarter. One play after Jefferson marched the Razorbacks to the 45 but was held to a 1-yard gain on a fourth-and-3 keeper, Bo Nix (21 of 26 passes for 292 yards, 2 TDs) found Demetris Robertson over the top for a 71-yard touchdown for Auburn (5-2, 2-1 SEC).

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No. 5 Alabama rebounds

Bryce Young threw for 348 yards and four touchdowns and No. 5 Alabama rebounded from a loss to rout host Mississippi State, 49-9. A week after falling at Texas A&M, Alabama (6-1, 3-1 Southeastern Conference) had 543 yards of total offense along with seven sacks on defense. Alabama converted 12 of 16 third-down opportunities. Mississippi State (3-3, 1-2) had 24 first downs but managed only 299 total yards and had three turnovers. Mike Leach’s team finished with minus-1 yards rushing. Roydell Williams ran for 78 yards for the Crimson Tide. Brian Robinson Jr. rushed for 73 yards and two touchdowns and caught five passes for 68 yards and another touchdown. John Metchie had seven catches for 117 yards and a touchdown … Caleb Williams had a big starting debut for No. 4 Oklahoma (7-0, 4-0 Big 12), throwing for 295 yards and four touchdowns and running for another score in the Sooners’ 52-31 victory over visiting TCU (3-3, 1-2). The freshman unseated Spencer Rattler as the starter after leading a comeback victory over Texas last week. He started fast against the Horned Frogs with an opening 75-yard touchdown drive that took just under three minutes. Williams was 18 of 23 and ran for 81 yards on nine carries. He had a 41-yard scoring run, juking a defender at the line of scrimmage and taking off. TCU quarterback Max Duggan had career bests with 336 yards passing and four touchdowns … Tyrion Davis-Price rushed for an LSU-record 287 yards and three touchdowns, and the Tigers’ banged-up defense came up with four interceptions in a 49-42 victory over No. 20 Florida in Baton Rouge, La.. The stirring performance produced thunderous roars from a Death Valley crowd that came in with low expectations after unranked LSU (4-3, 2-2 Southeastern Conference) had dropped its previous two games against Auburn and Kentucky, fueling speculation coach Ed Orgeron’s hold on his job was tenuous at best. Price broke the previous LSU single-game rushing record of 285 yards by Derrius Guice . . . Showing no signs of a letdown following its upset last week of then-top-ranked Alabama, Texas A&M’s running back duo of Isaiah Spiller and Devon Achane took full advantage of Missouri’s porous run defense in a 35-14 rout in Columbia, Mo. Spiller rushed 20 times for 168 yards and one touchdown, and Achane added 16 carries for 124 yards and two scores for the No. 21 Aggies (5-2, 2-2 SEC) . . . Kenny Pickett threw two touchdown passes and rushed for a score to lead Pittsburgh to a 28-7 Atlantic Coast Conference victory over Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. Pickett threw touchdown passes of 8 yards to Gavin Bartholomew and 36 yards to Jared Wayne, and he scored on a 3-yard run — all in the first half — as the Panthers (5-1, 2-0 ACC) won their third straight game to move into sole possession of first place in the ACC’s Coastal Division.

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UConn snaps skein

Steven Krajewski threw for 199 yards and two touchdowns, ran for another score as UConn snapped an 11-game losing streak with a 21-15 win over Yale in East Hartford, Conn. The victory ended the second-longest losing streak in the nation and gave interim head coach Lou Spanos, who took over two games into the season, his first victory. The win comes after Spanos missed last week’s game against UMass because of COVID-19 protocols . . . Devin Matthews ran for two first-quarter touchdowns and Towson upset Rhode Island, 28-7, in a Colonial Athletic Association battle. The Tigers defense allowed Rhode Island just 162 yards of offense and shut out the Rams over the final three quarters. Chris Ferguson completed 16 of 25 passes for 191 yards and a touchdown for Towson (3-3, 2-1). Jerry Howard Jr. carried 27 times for 106 yards and a score. Justice Antrum had 62 yards rushing and a touchdown on 15 carries for Rhode Island (5-1, 3-1) … Nick Howard ran for three touchdowns, Derek Kyler passed for 326 yards and two TDs as Dartmouth remained undefeated with a 38-21 victory over in-state rival New Hampshire in Durham. Dartmouth had 634 yards offense, the most in at least a half-century . . . Matthew Sluka passed for 136 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for two TDs for Holy Cross in a convincing 48-14 win over Georgetown at Fitton Field in Worcester.

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