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UNDATED (AP) — The 10th-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes breezed into the Big Ten championship game while likely destroying Michigan’s shot at a College Football Playoff semifinal berth.
The fourth-ranked Wolverines entered Ohio Stadium with the nation’s No. 1 defense before Dwayne Haskins shredded them for five touchdown passes in the Buckeyes’ 62-39 romp. Haskins finished with 318 yards and set the single-season Big Ten record for TD passes with 41, two coming over the final seven minutes.
Freshman Chris Olave (oh-LAH’-vay) scored twice and blocked a punt that was returned for a TD. Olave entered the game with just five receptions and no TDs all season.
Ohio State racked up 567 yards despite possessing the ball for about 24 ½ minutes. The 11-1 Buckeyes also overcame 150 penalty yards and moved into the conference title game against Northwestern.
Shea Patterson threw for three touchdowns but was 20 of 34 for 187 yards and one interception as Michigan fell to 10-2.
It was the most points scored by Ohio State against Michigan, and the most allowed by the Wolverines in a non-overtime game.
In other Top 25 games:
— Top-ranked Alabama cruised through the Iron Bowl as Tua Tagovailoa (TOO’-ah tag-oh-vy-LOH’-ah) threw for five touchdowns and ran for another in a 52-21 thrashing of Auburn. Tagovailoa and the 12-0 Crimson Tide took over with an explosive third quarter, when the Heisman Trophy contender threw three long touchdown passes. He’s the first Alabama player to have a hand in six TDs in a game and matched the school record with the five scoring passes.
— Travis Etienne ran for 150 yards and two touchdowns as second-ranked Clemson outscored South Carolina, 56-35 to run its unbeaten record to 12-0. Adam Choice scored on three of his seven carries, and Trevor Lawrence was 27 of 36 for 393 yards and one TD. The Tigers rolled up 351 yards rushing for the game and scored 14 points in each quarter.
— Dexter Williams went 52 yards for the go-ahead touchdown and third-ranked Notre Dame rallied from a 10-point deficit to beat Southern California, 24-17 and move to 12-0. Ian Book hit Chris Finke and Tony Jones for TDs and threw for 352 yards to help the Fighting Irish wrap up its 10th perfect regular season since 1945. Jones clinched it by taking a short pass 51 yards for a score with 3:09 remaining.
— Jake Fromm threw four touchdown passes and fifth-ranked Georgia warmed up for the SEC title game against Alabama by clobbering rival Georgia Tech, 45-21. D’Andre Swift finished with 105 yards rushing and a TD for the Bulldogs, who surrendered just 66 total yards in building a 38-7 halftime lead. Riley Ridley grabbed a pair of scoring passes for the 11-1 Bulldogs.
— Feleipe Franks threw for three TDs and No. 13 Florida ran for 278 yards in a 41-14 thrashing Florida State, the Gators’ first win in their last six meetings with the Seminoles. Lamical Perine had a 74-yard touchdown run and Florida gave Florida State its first losing season since 1976.
— No. 15 Penn State rolled past Maryland, 38-3 as Trace McSorley accounted for 294 yards of total offense. McSorley threw for 230 yards and a touchdown and ran for another 64 with two scores for the 9-3 Nittany Lions.
— Terry Wilson accounted for 340 yards and four touchdowns in 17th-ranked Kentucky’s 56-10 blowout win at Louisville. Benny Snell Jr. rushed for two scores while the Wildcats were reaching the end zone on each of their first five drives.
— Eric Dungey ran for three touchdowns and threw for 362 yards and three more scores to lead No. 19 Syracuse to a 42-21 victory over Boston College. Sean Riley caught five passes for 115 yards, and Dontae Strickland ran for 129 yards on 20 carries for the Orange.
— Clayton Thorson accounted for three touchdowns and Isaiah Browser rushed for 166 yards on 18 carries in 20th-ranked Northwestern’s 24-16 win at Illinois. Thorson completed 12 of 18 passes for 110 yards and two TDs in the Wildcats’ seventh consecutive Big Ten win.
— DeeJay Dallas ran back a punt for one of his two scores as Miami knocked off No. 24 Pittsburgh, 24-3. Travis Homer rushed for 168 yards and a long touchdown, leaving him 31 shy of becoming the 10th runner in Hurricanes history with a 1,000-yard season.
— Iowa State trailed by 17 in the fourth quarter before pulling out a 42-38 triumph over Kansas State. David Montgomery ran for 149 yards and three touchdowns, including a go-ahead, 18-yard scoring burst with 4:34 to go.
Cavs back in back-to-back wins by downing Rockets
UNDATED (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers have their first winning streak of the season after knocking off an NBA powerhouse for the second time in as many nights.
Rookie Collin Sexton scored a season-high 29 points on 14 of 21 shooting as the Cavs downed the Rockets, 117-108. The eighth player taken in this year’s draft hit several key baskets in the second half as the Cavaliers held off multiple runs from the Rockets.
Tristan Thompson had 16 points and 20 rebounds for Cleveland, which was coming off a 121-112 win against the 76ers.
Houston lost despite James Harden’s 40 points and 13 assists.
The Rockets were without guard Chris Paul, who was given the night off.
Checking out the rest of Saturday’s NBA action:
— Klay Thompson put back his own miss with five seconds left to finish with 31 points and lead the Warriors past the Kings, 117-116. Kevin Durant scored a season-high 44 points and had 13 boards and seven assists for Golden State.
— Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-teh-koh-KOOM’-poh) had 34 points and 18 rebounds as the Bucks rallied past the Spurs, 135-129. Antetokounmpo scored 14 points in the fourth quarter to help Milwaukee wipe out an 11-point deficit in the period.
— Jamal Murray’s 22 points carried the Nuggets past the Thunder, 105-98. Nikola Jokic and Trey Lyles each scored 16 points to help Denver withstand Russell Westbrook’s triple-double of 16 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds.
— The Timberwolves were 111-96 winners over the Bulls as Karl-Anthony Towns delivered 35 points and 22 rebounds. Derrick Rose scored 22 points off the bench and Jeff Teague added 18 in Minnesota’s fifth victory in seven games.
— Dallas is at .500 after J.J. Berea provided 20 points and delivered a key 3-pointer in the fourth quarter of the Mavericks’ sixth straight home win, 113-104 against the Celtics. Harrison Barnes also had 20 points, teenage rookie Luka Doncic totaled 15 in the Mavs’ seventh win in nine games over all.
— Otto Porter Jr. scored a season-high 29 points and Austin Rivers contributed 12 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter as the Wizards topped the Pelicans, 124-114. John Wall had 22 points and eight assists for Washington, which shot a season-best 56.7 percent.
K-State beats Lehigh
UNDATED (AP) — No. 12 Kansas State struggled for about one half on Saturday before improving to 6-0.
The Wildcats led by just two until Dean Wade scored 14 of his 18 points in the second half of a 77-58 win over Lehigh. Barry Brown added 16 points, including a three-point play to give K-State a 50-40 lead with 14 minutes remaining.
In other top-25 basketball
— Ahmed Hill scored eight of his 19 points during a 24-6 run spanning halftime before No. 13 Virginia Tech completed a 75-37 trouncing of St. Francis, Pennsylvania. Ty Outlaw scored all of his 15 points from beyond the arc, and Justin Robinson added 10 points and seven assists for the 5-0 Hokies.
— CJ Massinburg scored 21 points and Jayvon Graves added 16 as 22nd-rated Buffalo slammed Marist, 76-49. Massinburg shot 7 of 10 from the field with six 3-pointers in 25 minutes off the bench after missing the Bulls’ previous game with a sprained knee.
Laine scores 5 in Jets’ rout of Blues
UNDATED (AP) — Patrik Laine (LY’-nay) has earned a reputation for scoring his goals in bunches. The Winnipeg Jets forward did it again on Saturday by scoring five times in an 8-4 rout of the Blues in St. Louis.
Laine’s five goal outburst gives him a league-leading 16 goals in 10 November games. It was his third hat trick this month and the seventh of his career.
The hot streak comes after Laine scored just three times in 12 October games.
Brandon Tanev, Blake Wheeler, and Jack Roslovic also scored for the Jets, who snapped their first two-game losing streak of the season.
Elsewhere on NHL ice:
— The Sabres picked up their ninth straight win as Sam Reinhart and Tage Thompson scored in a seven-round shootout to lead a 3-2 victory over the Red Wings. Linus Ullmark made 35 saves for Buffalo, which hasn’t had a 10-game winning streak since the start of the 2006-07 season.
— Brett Connolly scored the tiebreaking goal with 6:24 left in the Capitals’ fifth straight win, 5-3 over the Rangers. Alex Ovechkin (oh-VEHCH’-kihn) notched his 17th goal of the season for the Caps, who ended New York’s seven-game home winning streak.
— Andreas Johnsson registered a hat trick within the first 12 ½ minutes of the Maple Leafs’ 6-0 romp over the Flyers. John Tavares, Patrick Marleau and Josh Leivo also scored, and backup goalie Garret Sparks made 35 saves for his first shutout of the season.
— The Penguins also rode a hat trick to victory as Jake Guentzel (GEHNT’-sul) notched his first career regular-season hat trick to lead a 4-2 win against Columbus. Tanner Pearson also scored for Pittsburgh, Kris Letang (leh-TANG’) had three assists and Phil Kessel ran his point streak to eight games as the Pens won for just the third time in 12 games.
— The Bruins beat the Canadiens, 3-2 behind John Moore’s power-play goal with 2:57 to play. David Backes and Jake DeBrusk also scored, and Tuukka (TOO’-kah) Rask made 32 saves to help the Bruins win for the third time in four games.
J.T. Compher and Mikko Rantanen scored 45 seconds apart late in the third period to give the Avalanche a 3-2 win against the Stars. Rantanen also had an assist, and Nathan MacKinnon had a goal and an assist in Colorado’s fourth consecutive win.
— Josh Bailey had a goal and an assist as the Islanders downed the Hurricanes, 4-1. Anders Lee and Brock Nelson each had two assists, and Thomas Greiss had a shutout until Justin Williams scored with 6:37 remaining.
— The Blackhawks pulled out a 5-4 win over the Panthers on Erik Gustafsson’s goal 2:32 into overtime. Alex DeBrincat tied it for Chicago with 2 seconds left in regulation.
Roussel fined 5k for bite
UNDATED (AP) — Canucks forward Antoine Roussel has been fined $5,000 by the NHL for biting Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic with about 40 seconds left in Friday’s game.
The fine is the maximum allowed under the labor agreement and goes to the players’ emergency assistance fund.
In other NHL news:
— The league says former referee Mick McGeough (muh-GOO’) has died at age 62. A page set up on the Go Fund Me website to support his family said he had a stroke a week ago. McGeough worked 21 seasons from 1987 through 2008, refereeing 1,083 regular-season games and 63 playoff games. He was one of the last referees to officiate without a helmet.
UNDATED (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have placed Nick Perry on injured reserve with a knee injury, ending the veteran outside linebacker’s season.
Perry finishes the season with 24 tackles and 1 1/2 sacks after being counted on to provide pass-rush punch from the edge along with Clay Matthews. Perry was limited by an ankle injury this year.
In other news from around the league:
— Hall of Fame tight end and former Bears coach Mike Ditka is recovering from a mild heart attack. Ditka’s agent tells ESPN that doctors inserted a pacemaker. He says the 79-year-old Ditka “is doing much better,” and the iconic coach “appreciates the outpouring of support and expects to be home soon.”
— 49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin is doubtful to play in Sunday’s game at Tampa Bay, having been excused to handle a personal matter.
— Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill has been fined just over over $10,000 by the NFL for taunting after he flashed a peace sign at the end of a touchdown catch last Monday against the Rams. Kansas City safety Eric Murray was docked almost $27,000 for unnecessary roughness during the opening drive of the last Monday’s game.
— Broncos safety Justin Simmons was fined more than $53,000 for a helmet-to-helmet hit on a defenseless receiver in last Sunday’s win over the Chargers.
WORLD CUP-WOMEN’S GIANT SLALOM
Brignone wins giant slalom in Vermont; Shiffrin 4th
KILLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Italian Federica Brignone (feh-deh-REE’-kah breen-YOH’-nay) won a giant slalom at Killington, Vermont, for her ninth career World Cup victory.
Brignone mastered the Killington course in a combined time of 1 minute, 51.33 seconds to beat first-run leader Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway by 0.49 seconds. Austria’s Stephanie Brunner took third for her first career World Cup podium finish.
Mikaela Shiffrin was fourth as the American competed before a home crowd. Shiffrin fell during a morning training session but was able to race.
F1-ABU DHABI GP
Hamilton has F1 pole
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Five-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton clinched pole position for the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
The Mercedes driver’s 11th pole of the season and record-extending 83rd of his career looked in some doubt as Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel was quicker at the first time split.
But Vettel went too wide on the last turn and qualified only third behind the Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas.