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Best of CFB: Mayfield with 3 TDs as No. 5 Sooners top No. 2 Ohio State

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Best of CFB: Mayfield with 3 TDs as No. 5 Sooners top No. 2 Ohio State

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Baker Mayfield threw for 386 yards and three touchdowns as No. 5 Oklahoma pulled ahead in the second half to knock off No. 2 Ohio State 31-16 on Saturday night to give first-year head coach Lincoln Riley an early signature victory.

Mayfield lived up to his billing as a Heisman Trophy candidate in shifting the Sooners (2-0) into overdrive and piling up the yards in the second half as the Buckeyes' offense sputtered. Oklahoma took its first lead of the game near the end of the third quarter and cruised in the fourth (see full recap)

No. 15 Georgia outslugs No. 24 Notre Dame, 20-19
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Georgia got to Dawg Walk out of Notre Dame Stadium with a victory, dozens of its fans forming a line from the locker room to the buses to congratulate the Bulldogs after their first trip to this part of the country in more than 50 years.

Lorenzo Carter and Davin Bellamy led a swarming Georgia defense and the No. 15 Bulldogs got enough plays from an offense starting a freshman quarterback to beat No. 24 Notre Dame 20-19 on Saturday night (see full recap).

The Bryants lead No. 3 Tigers to 14-6 win over No. 13 Auburn
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson's new starting quarterback had an easy way for the third-ranked Tigers to keep winning the next several years - recruit more Bryants.

Kelly Bryant, Clemson's first-year starter, ran for two touchdowns after a scary hit knocked him to the ground and defensive end Austin Bryant had four of the Tigers' 11 sacks in a 14-6 victory over No. 13 Auburn on Saturday night.

"The Bryant guys were pretty good," said Kelly, who's not related to Austin. "We've got to keep it going."

If they do, the defending champion Tigers (2-0) might be playing in their third straight title game (see full recap).

No. 6 USC routs No. 14 Stanford 42-24 for 11th straight win
LOS ANGELES -- Steven Mitchell and Deontay Burnett caught two touchdown passes apiece from Sam Darnold, and No. 6 Southern California extended its winning streak to 11 games with a bruising 42-24 victory over No. 14 Stanford on Saturday night.

Darnold went 21 of 26 with 316 yards passing for the Trojans (2-0, 1-0 Pac-12), who snapped their three-game losing streak in this California private-school rivalry. USC racked up 623 total yards and won the first Pac-12 game of the new season by beating the hard-nosed Cardinal (1-1, 0-1) at their own physical game (see full recap).

Report: Eagles sign former Oklahoma DT Charles Walker

Report: Eagles sign former Oklahoma DT Charles Walker

The Eagles have reportedly made another undrafted free-agent signing, and this one will beef up the interior of the defensive line.

The Birds have inked former Oklahoma defensive tackle Charles Walker, according ESPN's Field Yates on Monday night. Walker had 53 tackles, 6½ sacks, five pass deflections and one forced fumble in 21 games over three seasons with the Sooners.

Walker brings an interesting history with him to Philadelphia.

A physical specimen, the 6-foot-2, 310-pound Walker was once considered to be a first-round draft pick by ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr.

He dealt with multiple concussions while at Oklahoma and left the team midway through the 2016 season as he dealt with his most recent one. He also said he left to help preserve himself and his health for the NFL draft.  

Before last month's draft, Walker revealed to the world that he was diagnosed with depression, something he feels he has battled most of his life but didn't know until his recent diagnosis. He believes the concussions exacerbated his issues with depression.

But the Eagles evidently believe Walker is healthy and are ready to give him a chance to compete for a spot on the defensive line.