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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Duke, Utah Join Select Company

NEW YORK -- Colorado and Alabama are perfectly comfortable among the ranks of the unbeaten. For Utah and Duke, it is unfamiliar territory.


With a 35-21 victory over No. 19 Kansas State on Saturday night, the second-ranked Buffaloes are looking tough to beat a week before their showdown with undefeated Nebraska.


A team that looks beatable but keeps winning somehow, the eighth-ranked Crimson Tide overcame a 10-point halftime deficit and a dangerous lightning storm to defeat Mississippi 21-10.


The No. 18 Utes ended the 10-game unbeaten run of another surprise team by beating 12th-ranked Colorado State 45-31. The Utes blocked three kicks, returned two interceptions for touchdowns and got a safety.


At 7-0, Utah has its best record since 1947. No. 20 Duke, also undefeated in seven games, has its best team since 1941, when the Blue Devils went 9-0 and played in the Rose Bowl.


In a tuneup for its game next week against 10th-ranked Florida State, the Blue Devils crushed Wake Forest 51-26. Duke turned three fumbles into 21 points in the first six minutes to remain undefeated.


In games Saturday:


No. 2 Colorado 35, No. 19 Kansas State 31. Colorado's Rashaan Salaam ran for 202 yards and two scores and Kordell Stewart had 127 yards and three TDs against the stubborn Wildcats (4-2, 1-2 Big Eight).


Stewart scored on a 60-yard run that gave the Buffaloes (7-0, 3-0) the go-ahead score with 10 minutes left and added another TD on a 7-yard sprint with 8 seconds left.


No. 3 Nebraska 42, Missouri 7.


In Columbia, Missouri, Brook Berringer threw three touchdown passes in the second half and Lawrence Phillips ran for 110 yards to help the Cornhuskers overcome a slow start. Nebraska (8-0, 3-0 Big Eight) didn't have a first down in a scoreless first quarter.


The Cornhuskers have won 21 straight regular-season games, 12 straight conference games, and have a 16-game winning streak against Missouri (2-5, 1-2).


No. 6 Texas A&M 7, Rice 0. In College Station, Texas, Corey Pullig passed for one touchdown and saved another with a tackle on a fumble return as the Aggies fought off Rice for their 26th consecutive Southwest Conference win.


No. 7 Miami 38, West Virginia 6. In Morgantown, West Virginia, Frank Costa threw for 266 yards and two touchdowns as the Hurricanes (5-1, 2-0 Big East) avenged last year's loss to the Mountaineers (3-5, 1-3).


No. 8 Alabama 21, Mississippi 10. In Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Jay Barker became the quarterback with most wins in Alabama history, scoring the go-ahead touchdown on a 2-yard run midway through the fourth quarter.


Ole Miss (2-5, 1-5 Southeastern Conference) led 10-0 at halftime in a game halted for 25 minutes because of a lightning storm that injured three people.


Barker is 31-1-1 in four years as the starter for Alabama (8-0, 5-0).


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