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Beat Louisiana-Lafayette 35-16

There’s only one regular-season game left that, in theory, would lead to clarity in the ACC’s bowl picture.

Florida State is No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll, followed by Alabama, Oregon and Mississippi State. The top four teams were unchanged for the first time since late September.

Appalachian State is getting the hang of this Sun Belt Conference thing. For the second straight Saturday, the new-kid Mountaineers stunned a league co-champion and did it on the road.

History didn’t happen for Justin Hardy on a majestic, one-handed touchdown reception, or a made-for-TV 80-yard streak pattern. History occurred when the East Carolina wide receiver hauled in an 8-yard Shane Carden pass on curl route to break the FBS record for most career receptions.

Western Carolina football coach Mark Speir took offense when an ESPN analyst said SEC teams playing FCS opponents this weekend was 'embarrassing.'

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