College football scores, NCAA top 25 rankings, Week 6: No. 5 Notre Dame, No. 8 UNC hold off feisty opponents

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Though No. 1 Clemson’s game against No. 7 Miami was the national headliner on Saturday, a pair of other top-10 ACC teams were in action, and both overcame tests before holding on to win as No. 5 Notre Dame beat Florida State 42-26 and No. 8 North Carolina outlasted No. 19 Virginia Tech 56-45. Both the Fighting Irish and Tar Heels will be candidates to move up in the polls after No. 4 Florida lost to No. 21 Texas A&M.

After two weeks off due to a game wiped out by a COVID-19 outbreak followed by a scheduled bye, Notre Dame hoped to pick up where it left off in a 52-0 throttling of South Florida on Sept. 19. But a Florida State team starting its third quarterback of the season in Jordan Travis provided some resistance. Ultimately, Notre Dame’s offense was too much for the Seminoles as the Fighting Irish racked up 554 yards, including 353 on the ground. 

The Tar Heels also found their stride offensively as they finished with 656 total yards, including 399 on the ground. It remains to be seen whether either team can hang with Clemson, but the Fighting Irish and Tar Heels are now alone with the Tigers as the last unbeaten teams in the ACC after another wild day of college football.

CBS Sports was with you all day on Saturday taking you through the Week 6 action. You can view all the scores, highlights and updates below. 

College football scores, schedule — Week 6

Oklahoma 53, No. 22 Texas 45 — Recap, takeaways
No. 21 Texas A&M 41, No. 4 Florida 38 — Recap, takeaways
No. 8 North Carolina 56, No. 19 Virginia Tech 45 — Box score
Missouri 45, No. 17 LSU 41 — Box score
No. 3 Georgia 44,


Feisty Tasmanian devils roaming Australian mainland again

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JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Tasmanian devils, the carnivorous marsupials whose feisty, frenzied eating habits won the animals cartoon fame, have returned to mainland Australia for the first time in some 3,000 years.

“Seeing those devils released into a wild landscape — it’s a really emotional moment,” said Liz Gabriel, director of conservation group Aussie Ark, which led the release effort in partnership with other conservation groups.

The 11 most recently released devils began exploring their new home once they were freed from round, white cages at the nearly 1,000-acre Barrington Tops wildlife refuge in New South Wales state, about 190 kilometers (120 miles) north of Sydney.

Tasmanian devils, which were once called Sarcophilus satanicus or “Satanic flesh-lover,” went extinct in mainland Australia before the arrival of Europeans. Scientists believe the introduction of carnivorous dingoes, a surge in the indigenous human population, and a devastating dry season cause by a prolonged El Nino caused the devil to migrate to present-day Tasmania, said University of Tasmania ecologist Menna Jones.

“I think any one of those three factors alone probably wouldn’t have caused extinction — but the three of them together likely caused the devil to become extinct on the mainland,” she said.

Devils have been protected in Australia since 1941, and conservationists have worked to bolster their populations for years, citing their importance as top predators who can suppress invasive species — like foxes and feral cats — and in turn protect smaller species and biodiversity.

One of the biggest blows to conservation efforts came in the 1990s when a communicable cancer called devil facial tumor disease — which passes between devils through their bites while mating and causes large tumors that prevent them from eating — reduced the population from some 140,000 to as few as 20,000.

In response, researchers established