On the final Saturday of November, some noteworthy performances from teams and individuals are worthy of mention. Here are just a few:
302 – Passing yards by Florida State QB Sean Maguire at halftime of FSU’s 45-21 win over Syracuse. Maguire was the first quarterback to achieve that many yards before halftime since Chris Weinke had the same halftime total in 2000.
183 – Yards receiving by No. 5 TCU receiver Josh Doctson in the Horned Frogs’ 40-10 romp over West Virginia. Doctson leads Division 1-FBS with 1,250 yards, 128 more than second place Roger Lewis of Bowling Green. Doctson and TCU have a showdown at No. 12 Oklahoma State on Saturday.
123 – Combined points scored by No. 12 Oklahoma State and Texas Tech in their game Saturday won by Oklahoma State, 70-53. Oklahoma State’s total was the third-highest for a ranked team not playing overtime. The teams also combined for 1,304 yards of total offense.
11 – Remaining unbeaten teams in Division 1-FBS. The number was reduced by one following No. 21 Temple’s narrow 24-20 loss to No. 9 Notre Dame.
10 – Career interceptions by No. 11 Florida DB Vernon Hargreaves III. His tenth came Saturday against Georgia on a deflected pass during the Gators’ 27-3 rout of the Bulldogs.
8 – Laterals carried out by Miami on the final play of the game in their shocking defeat of Duke, 30-27. Replays indicated one ball handler had a knee down during the chaos, plus at least one block in the back not called.
7 – Consecutive wins by unranked North Carolina after a season-opening loss to South Carolina. Saturday’s 26-19 victory at No. 23 Pittsburgh lifted the Tar Heels to a 7-1 mark overall and 4-0 in the ACC Coastal. They should crash the AP Top 25 poll coming out on Sunday.
5 – Touchdown passes thrown by No. 3 Clemson QB Deshaun Watson in the Tigers 56-41 victory at North Carolina State. Watson threw for 383 yards and rushed for 54 more as he prepares for Saturday’s visit from No. 17 Florida State.
3 – Kick returns by Maryland’s Will Likely this season. He returned a kickoff 100 yards in the Terrapins’ 31-15 loss to No. 11 Iowa on Saturday. Likely returned two punts for scores against Richmond earlier this season.
0 – Incompletions thrown by University of Cincinnati QB Gunner Kiel in the Bearcats’ 52-7 win over the Central Florida Knights. Kiel passed for 319 yards and five touchdowns via a 15-for-15 performance, the most completions without a miss in Division 1-FBS in 20 years.