No. 1 Florida State seemed destined to lose with its Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Jameis Winston standing on the sideline, suspended and relegated to cheerleader. Sean Maguire hung in with an up-and-down effort as Winston's replacement and Florida State escaped with a 23-17 overtime victory Saturday night over No. 22 Clemson, but every miscue by the backup-turned-starter was a reminder that the face of the program was wearing street clothes and a ball cap. Winston was suspended for the game against Clemson (1-2, 0-1 ACC) after making ''offensive and vulgar'' comments earlier this week on campus. There had been criticism that the original punishment for Winston's latest embarrassing off-field incident was too light.
After Melvin Gordon fumbled on his first carry, teammate Corey Clement gave him a fist bump on the sideline and told his fellow Wisconsin running back to shake off the mistake. It turned out to be the start of record-setting day for the 19th-ranked Badgers. Gordon rushed for career highs of 253 yards and five touchdowns, and Wisconsin ran for a Big Ten-record 644 yards to trample Bowling Green in a 68-17 victory Saturday. Gordon had 179 yards and four scores by halftime alone before dashing for a 69-yard touchdown on his first carry of the second half.