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Weird, wild and prolific stats from the weekend's action.

Baylor set a school record for total offense for the second time this month in a 47-42 win over Kansas State, exploding for 683 yards just a few weeks after hanging 678 on Kansas in a blowout win on Oct. 2. Quarterback Robert Griffin delivered a career-high 404 yards passing with four touchdowns against the Wildcats, aided by 250 yards rushing and two more scores by running back Jay Finley to push the Bears to 6-2 for the season – bowl-eligible for the first time since 1995.

Oh, and Oklahoma's loss at Missouri moved Baylor into first place in the Big 12 South. Yes, in late October. The Bears' 3-1 mark in conference play has already matched the 2005 team (which finished 3-5) for most Big 12 wins in a season since the league formed in 1996. With Saturday's outburst, the offense ranks fifth nationally at 511 yards per game, and gives the Bears an even shot of opening as a road favorite next week at Texas.

You might want to read that last paragraph again. Maybe you should be a little alarmed.

Alabama's "Big Three," Trent Richardson, Mark Ingram and Julio Jones, combined for 428 yards and three touchdowns in a 41-10 romp at Tennessee, the Crimson Tide's most lopsided win ever in Neyland Stadium.

Ole Miss quarterback Jeremiah Masoli passed for 327 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another 98 yards against Arkansas, good for the highest single-game total at Ole Miss since Archie Manning's legendary 540-yard effort against Alabama in 1969. Alas, like Manning, Masoli's Rebels lost, 37-24.

A week after being shredded for more than 400 yards and 42 points in the first half of a humiliating flop at USC, Cal held Arizona State to a single field goal over the first three quarters of a 50-17 blowout in Berkeley. The Sun Devils finished with a paltry 234 yards, by far their worst output of the season.

Virginia Tech rang up 491 yards total offense in a 44-7 rout over Duke, the third straight ACC games the Hokies have gone over 40 points on at least 440 yards.

Nebraska and Oklahoma State combined for 995 total yards, 47 first downs, 11 touchdowns, five field goals and, somehow, eight punts in a 51-41 Cornhusker win to break up OSU's undefeated season.

Kentucky lost three fumbles and failed to convert a 4th-and-1 inside its own 40-yard line in the first half of a 44-31 loss to Georgia, setting up short Bulldog touchdown drives of 23, 39 and 5 yards in the first 25 minutes.

Clemson held Georgia Tech quarterback Josh Nesbitt, the ACC's leading rusher at the start of the day, to a career-low two yards rushing – 90 yards below his season average – in a 27-13 Tiger win.

Ohio State scored twice as many touchdowns (6) as Purdue had first downs (3) in the first half of a 49-0 laugher in Columbus, and rolled up well over 400 total yards en route to a 42-0 lead at the break.

Indiana outgained Illinois by 100 yards, gained 21 first downs to the Illini's 14 and lost by 30 points, 43-13. The Hoosiers turned the ball over five times, including two interceptions returned for touchdowns, and had a punt blocked for a safety.

South Florida quarterback B.j. Daniels hit a 64-yard strike to Dontavia Bogan to set up one touchdown and a 70-yarder to Faron Hornes for another score on consecutive attempts in the Bulls' 38-30 upset at Cincinnati, Daniels' two longest completions of the year.

UConn missed a chip-shot field goal the first time it touched the ball and didn't cross midfield again until well into the fourth quarter of a 26-0 loss at Louisville.

With hyped freshman running back Marcus Lattimore still on the sideline, South Carolina receivers Alshon Jeffery and Tory Gurley combined for 267 yards and two touchdowns on 22 catches at Vanderbilt, part of a 355-yard passing night for quarterback Stephen Garcia in a 21-7 Gamecock win.

A 16-yard first quarter run by quarterback Tim Jefferson made Air Force the first team to score a touchdown against TCU since Sept. 24, but the Falcons didn't score again in a 38-7 loss. Including that score, the Horned Frogs have yielded 10 points in four games in the month of October, with two shutouts and one more game to go before Halloween, at UNLV.

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