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Alabama, Clemson remain teams to beat; FSU scores big win

Check out the top 10 things we learned during the college football weekend.



a group of baseball players standing on top of a field: Alabama wide receivers Xavier Williams (9) and Henry Ruggs III (11) are among the many options in the Crimson Tide's potent offense.


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Alabama wide receivers Xavier Williams (9) and Henry Ruggs III (11) are among the many options in the Crimson Tide’s potent offense.

1. Alabama’s high-flying offense makes a statement

Quarterback Mac Jones put on a Heisman-esque performance, throwing for 417 yards and four touchdowns in leading the Crimson Tide past Georgia. It was the third consecutive game with 400-plus yards. Jones leads the nation in passing efficiency (220.1) and passing yards per attempt (13.2) as Alabama stays the team to beat in the SEC.

2. Georgia’s offense needs to be perfect

As disappointing as the loss to Alabama was, Georgia may get another shot at the Tide down the road. If that happens, the Bulldogs need better play out of quarterback Stetson Bennett, who was 6-of-20 for 104 yards in the second

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Hendon Hooker helps No. 23 Virginia Tech beat Boston College

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Hendon Hooker ran for a career-high 164 yards and three touchdowns and threw for a score in No. 23 Virginia Tech’s 40-14 victory over Boston College on Saturday night.

Khalil Herbert added 143 yards rushing for the Hokies (3-1, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference). They ran for 350 yards in bouncing back from a road loss to North Carolina.

Virginia Tech scored off of four of BC’s five turnovers to pull away. The Eagles (3-2, 2-2) turned it over three times in the first half alone, with the most damaging coming when quarterback Phil Jurkovec overthrew an open Jaelen Gill deep in Virginia Tech territory. Devin Taylor intercepted the pass for the Hokies, and Hooker’s 29-yard touchdown pass to Herbert made it 17-7.

Boston College cut it to 17-14 on a touchdown pass from Jurkovec to Hunter Long with 7:11 left in the third quarter, but the

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