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Top FBS plays of the weekend

Saturday was full of big plays in some big time games.

Here's a quick look at the top plays from around the country during Saturday's action, courtesy of ESPN.

These teams are winning despite a tough schedule

Only two teams ranked in the top 10 in strength of schedule have winning records.

1. Washington (3-2, 1-1)
2. California (2-4, 1-2)
3. Vanderbilt (2-3, 1-2)
4. Auburn (1-4, 0-3)
5. Kentucky (1-5, 0-3)
6. Utah (2-3, 0-2)
7. Arkansas (2-4, 1-2)
8. Missouri (3-3, 0-3)
9. Arizona (3-3, 0-3) 
10. Michigan (3-2, 1-0)

After opening up with a loss to Alabama, and then losing to a tough Notre Dame squad a few weeks later, Brady Hoke and Michigan are sitting at 3-2 with the nation's 10th toughest schedule. Only one team on their remaining schedule, Illinois (who they'll face this weekend), has a losing record. The combined record of the opponents remaining on their schedule is 26-12.

Steve Sarkisian's Huskies have played and lost at LSU and at Oregon and recorded a huge home win against Stanford at the end of last month. The Huskies are sitting at 3-2 with the toughest schedule in the country, and their next three games are against USC, Arizona and Oregon State who are a combined 11-4 (with three of those losses belonging to Arizona). 

Just outside of the top ten in strength of schedule are Will Muschamp and the Gators (11th), who are sitting at 5-0 after road wins at Texas A&M and Tennessee, and their most recent win against LSU in The Swamp. They'll travel to Nashville to face Vanderbilt on Saturday and then have back to back games against South Carolina (home) and Georgia (neutral site).

Oregon State (4-0) and Notre Dame (5-0) are the only other undefeated teams with a top 25 strength of schedule. The Beavers are ranked 15th and the Irish are ranked 21st.

The 49ers offensive staff made NFL history last night

Jim Harbaugh and offensive coordinator Greg Roman helped put together an impressive offensive outing yesterday against the Buffalo Bills.

For the first time in NFL history a team went over the 300 mark in both passing and rushing. The Niners rushed for 311 yards and threw for 310 yards.

Now that's what you call balanced.

The 621 yards was a franchise record and included a 300 yard passer, a 100 yard rusher and two 100 yard receivers for the first time since 1961. The star studded teams of the 80's and 90's never put together a game quite like the Niners did last night.

Former Heisman winner finalist Alex Smith, who was part of some big offensive games during his college days at Utah, called the 45-3 rout "The best offensive performance that I've ever been a part of."

Next week the 49ers take on the Giants, the team that dashed their Super Bowl aspirations last season. But if Greg Roman and Jim Harbaugh keep putting together offensive game plans and getting their guys to execute like they did last night, they're going to be tough to beat.

Over the past two weeks, the Niners have outscored their opponents 79-3.

 

 

 

 

Here's the video Houston watched before taking the field Saturday

Houston (2-3, 1-0) got their second straight win Saturday with a 44-21 victory over North Texas.

Here's the video that the staff showed the team to get everyone amped up before kickoff.

The rest of the Houston's schedule features only two teams with records currently above .500 (East Carolina who is 3-3 and Tulsa who is 5-1).

Video: Muschamp crowd surfing in the locker room

Following the Gators 14-6 win over LSU on Saturday, Will Muschamp soaked up the huge victory on the field before heading into the locker room to address the team.

As Muschamp stands up on an elevated surface to address the team, he instead decides to take a leap of faith into the players to do some crowd surfing.

Luckily the team catches him, and sets him down safely. Muschamp goes on to touch on their great "team win", and reminds them to stick together and take care of each other. This weekend the Gators travel to Nashville to take on Vanderbilt.

 

 

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