Duke 40, Bay­lor 27

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Kansas 55, Rut­gers 14

Six take­aways, in­clud­ing two pick-6s, and an ex­plo­sive run­ning game car­ried Kansas to a blowout over Rut­gers on Satur­day at Lawrence, Kansas, mark­ing the Jay­hawks' first back-to-back wins over FBS op­po­nents since 2009.

Bryce Torne­den and Mike Lee each re­turned in­ter­cep­tions for touch­downs as the Scar­let Knights threw three picks and sur­ren­dered three fum­bles. Cou­ple that with the dom­i­nant per­for­mance on the ground, and you get a per­for­mance that sur­prised even coach David Beaty.

”I didn't see this com­ing against th­ese guys be­cause they are a very tal­ent-rich foot­ball team and I've said so many times how good of a coach Chris Ash is,” Beaty said. “It was our day. Some­times, it be­comes your day.”

Turnovers plagued the Scar­let Knights from the start, as Torne­den jumped in front of a Sitkowski pass on just Rut­gers' sec­ond drive and re­turned it 39 yards for the game's first touch­down. Torne­den was there again the next time out, re­cov­er­ing a fum­ble by Jonathan Hil­li­man that set up a field goal.

True fresh­man Pooka Williams was the star on of­fense, the leader of a group of sev­eral backs for Kansas that rushed for 400 yards and scored four times. Fin­ish­ing with 158 yards — in­clud­ing a 52-yard touch­down run — Williams now has 283 yards and three touch­downs in his first two col­lege games.

”It's crazy,” team­mate Dom Williams said of Pooka. “It's in­cred­i­ble, es­pe­cially just how fast he is.”

Kansas State 41, UTSA 17

Sky­lar Thomp­son threw for two scores and ran for another and Kansas State ran away from UTSA at Man­hat­tan, Kansas.

Thomp­son, who had been in a much-dis­cussed quar­ter­back bat­tle with Alex Del­ton through the spring and early part of fall camps, stood out with some stel­lar play and might have sealed up the start­ing job.

The Kansas State (2-1) sig­nal caller threw for 213 yards on 13-of-18 pass­ing and con­nected on long aerial bombs to Dal­ton Schoen and Isa­iah Zu­ber. Thomp­son also was lethal on the ground with 66 yards rush­ing high­lighted by a 27-yard scam­per for a touch­down mid­way through the third quar­ter.

Quentin Har­ris threw for 174 yards and three touch­downs in his first ca­reer start for Duke, and the Blue Devils won at Waco, Texas while their home state of North Carolina was be­ing in­un­dated with rain from Trop­i­cal Storm Florence.

The Blue Devils (3-0) trav­eled to Texas on Thurs­day, a day ear­lier than usual to get out be­fore Florence made land­fall along the Carolina coast as a hur­ri­cane.

T.J. Rah­ming caught two of Har­ris' scor­ing strikes (28 and 7 yards) and Johnathan Lloyd had a 66-yard TD catch.

JaMy­cal Hasty re­turned a blocked punt for a 33-yard touch­down for Bay­lor (2-1).

CHAR­LIE RIEDEL/Associated Press

Kansas run­ning back Pooka Williams Jr. leaps over Rut­gers de­fen­sive back Isa­iah Whar­ton on Satur­day in Lawrence, Kansas.

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