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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Penn State's Close Shave Leaves 'Huskers No. 1

NEW YORK -- The Cornhuskers, already No. 1 with The Associated Press media, replaced Penn State as the top team with the USA Today-CNN coaches Sunday.


After Nebraska routed Kansas 45-17 and Penn State won just 35-29 over Indiana on Saturday, Nebraska gained 18 points on Penn State in the AP and 27 in the USA Today-CNN.


No. 1 Nebraska 45, Kansas 17. At Lincoln, Nebraska, Brook Berringer passed for 267 yards and two touchdowns and Lawrence Phillips ran for 153 yards. Nebraska (10-0, 5-0 Big Eight) led 38-10 at halftime.


No. 2 Penn State 35, Indiana 29. Even with Ki-Jana Carter rushing for 192 yards and Kerry Collins passing for 213, Penn State had trouble putting away Indiana 35-29 Saturday. Chris Dittoe threw two touchdown passes in the last two minutes for Indiana, including a 40-yard Hail Mary on the final play. The six-point victory margin was the smallest of the season for Penn State.


No. 3 Auburn 38, East Carolina 21. At Auburn, Alabama, Frank Sanders caught six passes for 173 yards and two touchdowns as the Tigers won their 20th straight game.


No. 4 Florida 55, Southern Mississippi 17. At Gainesville, Florida, third-string quarterback Eric Kresser threw an 87-yard touchdown pass to freshman Reidel Anthony on his first play.


No. 5 Miami 27, No. 10 Syracuse 6. At Syracuse, New York, James Stewart ran for two touchdowns and 100 yards as Miami overcame a 6-0 halftime deficit, although Syracuse (6-2, 4-1) became the first team this season to hold the Hurricanes scoreless in the first half.


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