Top 25 Roundup
No. 6 Georgia rallies past UT in OT; FSU sets record vs. Terps
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- AJ McCarron completed 15 of 16 passes for 166 yards and four touchdowns in the first half and No. 1 Alabama rolled to a 45-3 victory against Georgia State on Saturday.
The Crimson Tide (5-0) jumped ahead 38-0 by halftime against the Panthers (0-5), a first-year Football Bowl Subdivision team.
McCarron led Alabama to touchdowns on each of his five possessions before leaving the game. He completed his first 12 passes, putting him in a three-way tie for the Tide's third-longest streak.
The four touchdown passes tied his career high and was the seventh time McCarron has reached that number. Alabama outgained the Panthers 477-175 and held them to 15 yards rushing.
The Tide hasn't allowed a touchdown in the past three games, giving up only three field goals.
Georgia State ended Alabama's shutout bid with Wil Lutz's school-record 53-yard field goal to cap the second half's opening drive.
BOULDER, Colo. — Marcus Mariota threw five touchdown passes and ran for two scores as No. 2 Oregon brushed off some early trickery to rout Colorado 57-16 on Saturday.
The Ducks' sophomore connected for two touchdowns each with Josh Huff and Bralon Addison, and played only 2½ quarters.
The Buffaloes had Folsom Field in a frenzy when they kept things tight early on, but the crowd didn't like it when Colorado kept going for field goals while the Ducks were piling up the points.
Oregon (5-0, 2-0 Pac-12) has scored at least 55 points in all of its games under first-year coach Mark Helfrich, a former offensive coordinator at Colorado, who took over when Chip Kelly left to coach the Philadelphia Eagles.
Forcing a three-and-out after the opening onside kick, a 75-yard TD toss from receiver Paul Richardson on a double-reverse and a fourth-down stop had the 40-point-underdog Buffaloes (2-2, 0-2) up 10-8 early.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Tajh Boyd kept his Heisman Trophy aspirations intact, throwing for 455 yards and five touchdowns in three quarters of work, and No. 3 Clemson beat Syracuse 49-14 on Saturday to spoil the Orange's Atlantic Coast Conference debut.
Boyd, who matched his school record in TD passes, hit Adam Humphries with scoring passes of 60 and 42 yards in the first quarter to help stake the Tigers to a big early lead, and they held the Orange at bay.
Clemson (5-0, 3-0 ACC) entered the game as one of just 20 undefeated teams remaining in the Bowl Subdivision, and the Tigers made sure they wouldn't slip up against the Orange (2-3, 0-1) and their raucous Homecoming crowd of 48,961 by taking a 21-0 first-quarter lead.
The Tigers entered the game with 12 consecutive wins by double digits against unranked teams, beating the opposition by an average of 27 points.
EVANSTON, Ill. -- Carlos Hyde ran for a career-high 168 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 4 Ohio State rallied to beat No. 16 Northwestern 40-30 on Saturday night and extend the nation's longest win streak to 18 games.
The Buckeyes (6-0, 2-0 Big Ten) remained undefeated since Urban Meyer took over as coach last year.
On a rain-soaked field and with a prime-time audience watching, they rallied from 10 down in the third quarter to take out a team aiming to show it could beat the best in the conference.
Two scoring runs by Hyde in the fourth quarter helped prevent that. He was credited with a 2-yard touchdown after a replay review early in the fourth to put Ohio State ahead 26-23.
Then, after Northwestern's Trevor Siemian connected with Cameron Dickerson on a 12-yard score, Hyde ran it in from the 7 with 5:22 left in the game. That made it 34-30.
STANFORD, Calif. -- Ty Montgomery had 290 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns, and fifth-ranked Stanford held on to beat No. 15 Washington 31-28 on Saturday night in a matchup of unbeaten Pac-12 North teams.
Montgomery returned the opening kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown and caught a 34-yard pass for another score to put the Cardinal (5-0, 3-0) in control from the start and keep them there. Stanford led from wire-to-wire while winning its 13th consecutive game and 12th in a row at home, though Washington never went away.
Keith Price threw for 350 yards and two touchdowns and nearly led the Huskies (4-1, 1-1) back. But officials overturned Price's completed pass on fourth down in the final minutes to end Washington's rally.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Marshall Morgan kicked a 42-yard field goal in overtime after No. 6 Georgia scored a tying touchdown with 5 seconds left in regulation as the Bulldogs overcame numerous injuries and beat Tennessee 34-31 on Saturday.
Tennessee's Alton "Pig" Howard capped the first overtime possession by losing control of the ball as he dove toward the front corner of the end zone. Howard's play was initially ruled a 7-yard touchdown, but replays showed he fumbled prior to crossing the goal line, turning the potential score into a turnover and touchback.
Georgia (4-1, 3-0 SEC) forced overtime on Aaron Murray's 2-yard touchdown pass to Rantavious Wooten to make it 31-all. Rajion Neal's 7-yard run had put Tennessee (3-2, 0-1) ahead 31-24 with 1:54 left.
Georgia running back Keith Marshall injured his right knee in the first quarter. Receivers Michael Bennett and Justin Scott-Wesley and punter Colin Barber also were injured.
PHILADELPHIA -- Teddy Bridgewater threw for 348 yards and two touchdowns to keep No. 7 Louisville undefeated with a 30-7 win against winless Temple on Saturday.
Bridgewater made it look easy against the overwhelmed Owls (0-5, 0-2 American Athletic Conference). He threw for 228 yards in the first half to help the Cardinals roll to a 24-0 lead.
The Cardinals (5-0, 1-0) lost a bid for their second consecutive shutout when Temple scored with 38 seconds left.
Louisville receiver DeVante Parker, who has six touchdown catches this season, left in the first half with an injured right shoulder. Without one of his favorite targets, Bridgewater was still impressive, completing 25 of 35 passes. He threw a TD pass for the 17th consecutive game.
Under first-year coach Matt Rhule, the Owls remained winless in program history against top-10 teams.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Eighth-ranked Florida State stayed undefeated in Atlantic Coast Conference play with a 63-0 victory against No. 25 Maryland on Saturday.
The Seminoles (5-0, 3-0) rode the arm of quarterback Jameis Winston.
Winston completed 23-of-32 passes for 393 yards and five touchdowns. He's now thrown for 1,441 yards, 17 touchdowns with two interceptions and a 73.3 completion percentage.
Tight end Nick O'Leary had 55 yards receiving and two touchdowns and receiver Kelvin Benjamin added 60 yards and two touchdowns. The Seminoles put up 614 yards of total offense.
Maryland (4-1, 0-1) never got anything going and was lost after quarterback C.J. Brown left the game with an injury in the second quarter. The No. 2 total offense in the ACC was held to 234 yards.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Zach Mettenberger threw for 340 yards and two touchdowns, Odell Beckham Jr. had 179 yards receiving and two touchdowns, and No. 10 LSU pushed past Mississippi State 59-26 on Saturday night.
Mettenberger completed 25 of 29 passes in another impressive performance during his breakout season. Beckham was his favorite target - the two hooked up for nine completions.
LSU's Jeremy Hill added 157 yards rushing and two touchdowns. The Tigers (5-1, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) have won 14 consecutive against Mississippi State (2-3, 0-2) dating back to 1999.
It was a tight game until the first play of the fourth quarter, when Mettenberger found Beckham for a 33-yard touchdown pass to give the Tigers a 38-26 lead.
Mississippi State's Dak Prescott threw for 106 yards and rushed for 103 more. Jameon Lewis caught seven passes for 111 yards and a touchdown.
NORMAN, Okla. -- Brennan Clay broke a 76-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter and No. 11 Oklahoma held off TCU 20-17 on Saturday night.
Trey Millard had a touchdown run for the Sooners (5-0, 2-0 Big 12) and Michael Hunnicutt hit field goals of 39 and 32 yards. Oklahoma and Texas will meet next Saturday in the annual Red River Rivalry in Dallas with first place in the conference on the line.
Oklahoma opened with seven consecutive defensive three-and-outs, after finishing a 35-21 win at Notre Dame last Saturday with three. The 10 consecutive three-and-outs was the longest such streak recorded by the Sooners since at least the 2003 season.
Oklahoma has won 10 consecutive Big 12 games, its third-longest streak in conference play since the league formed in 1996. The Sooners have won their last three against TCU (2-3, 0-2) since the Horned Frogs won in Norman in 2005.
SALT LAKE CITY -- He throws for touchdowns, runs for them, catches them -- even mixes in a punt now and then.
Yes, Brett Hundley is the quarterback who can do everything, and with a UCLA defense that did more than its part by making six interceptions, there was no way he could lose.
Hundley hit the trifecta with a touchdown each passing, rushing and receiving Thursday night to lead the 12th-ranked Bruins to a 34-27 win against Utah that lifted UCLA to 4-0 for the first time since 2005.
Hundley, who went 17 for 27 for 211 yards, also had an interception, throwing an ill-advised pass into the flat that Keith McGill picked off and returned 19 yards for a touchdown to tie it at 24 with 13:23 left.
But the sophomore quarterback followed with a meticulous, 13-play, 48-yard drive -- completing a pair of passes to convert third downs, then scrambling for 8 yards to set up the go-ahead field goal.
Shortly after Anthony Jefferson's second interception of the night, Hundley ran 36 yards to put the Bruins (4-0, 1-0 Pac-12) ahead 34-24. He scooted through the Utah defense despite blurry eyesight after losing a contact lens earlier in the game.
Utah (3-2, 0-2) made a field goal to pull within seven, then recovered the onside kick. Travis Wilson moved the Utes to the UCLA 23 with less than a minute left, but Myles Jack ended the game with pick No. 6.
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Connor Shaw passed for a touchdown and ran for another as No. 13 South Carolina, playing without injured defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, held off a Kentucky comeback for a 35-28 victory on Saturday night.
The Gamecocks (4-1, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) again let a large lead slip away and once more were able to come away with a victory. The Wildcats (1-4, 0-2) rallied from 21-0 to pull to 27-21 on Jalen Whitlow's 14-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Timmons with 11:50 remaining.
They were still within a touchdown after Whitlow bulled his way to a 1-yard scoring run with four minutes left. But the Gamecocks ran out the clock behind SEC leading rusher Mike Davis and beat Kentucky for the 13th time in the last 14 meetings.
Clowney was out with bruised ribs.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Stephen Morris threw for three touchdowns, Duke Johnson rushed for 184 yards and No. 14 Miami remained unbeaten after shaking off a problematic opening quarter to beat Georgia Tech 45-30 on Saturday.
Phillip Dorsett, Clive Walford and Allen Hurns caught scoring passes for Miami (5-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), which scored 21 points in the final 7:15. Dallas Crawford ran for two scores in the fourth quarter, and Ladarius Gunter added a 30-yard interception return for another touchdown with 1:08 left.
David Sims had two rushing touchdowns for Georgia Tech (3-2, 2-2), which wasted a 17-point lead against Miami last season and blew another double-digit advantage Saturday — plus missed a fourth-quarter extra point that would have tied the game. The Yellow Jackets led 17-7 after controlling the first quarter, then wound up losing to Miami for the fifth consecutive time.
It's Miami's best start since opening 6-0 in 2004.
WACO, Texas -- Bryce Petty threw for 347 yards with two touchdowns and had one of Baylor's eight rushing touchdowns as the No. 17 Bears kept up their big-scoring ways in the Big 12, beating West Virginia 73-42 on Saturday night.
The Bears (4-0, 1-0 Big 12) had 864 total yards, breaking the Big 12 record. They had 468 yards rushing and 396 passing.
Petty completed 17 of 25 passes while playing only one drive into the second half.
Lache Seastrunk had his eighth consecutive 100-yard rushing game, coinciding with Baylor's winning streak. He ran 15 times for 172 yards and two touchdowns, including an 80-yard score as Baylor had 28 points in the first quarter for the fourth game in a row.
The Mountaineers (3-3, 1-2) made their Big 12 debut with a 70-63 win against Baylor last year in the league's highest-scoring game ever. They couldn't keep up in the rematch.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Solomon Patton turned two short receptions into touchdowns, helping No. 18 Florida beat Arkansas 30-10 on Saturday night.
Patton, a 5-foot-9 senior nicknamed "Solo," was pretty close to being a one-man show in the Swamp.
Patton finished with six catches for a career-high 124 yards. He also ran for a first down. But his longest gains went the distance and were key to Florida (4-1, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) winning its ninth consecutive game in the series and 10th in a row at home.
Tyler Murphy, making his first start at Florida Field, completed 16 of 22 passes for 240 yards and three scores - another efficient and effective outing from a fourth-year junior who somehow couldn't get on the field the last three years.
The Razorbacks (3-3, 0-2) ran the ball well early - against the league's best defense - but fell behind on Loucheiz Purifoy's interception return in the second quarter for a touchdown and faded from there.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Devin Gardner threw a 24-yard, go-ahead touchdown pass to Devin Funchess late in the first half and No. 19 Michigan pulled away to rout Minnesota 42-13 on Saturday.
The Wolverines (5-0, 1-0 Big Ten) relied on their running game to take pressure off the turnover-prone Gardner. He didn't throw an interception for the first time since making his first start as a quarterback last year at Minnesota.
The Golden Gophers (4-2, 0-2) were without coach Jerry Kill for an entire game for the first time because of his epilepsy. He had a seizure Saturday morning, when he planned to travel to Michigan to coach in the game, and remained home to rest in Minnesota.
The Wolverines have won 18 consecutive games at home, the longest active streak among BCS conference schools and their longest since winning 28 in a row in Ann Arbor from 1969-73.
LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Freshman sensation Baker Mayfield passed for 368 yards but was helped off the field with an apparent leg injury in the third quarter of No. 20 Texas Tech's 54-16 victory against Kansas on Saturday.
Mayfield, a true freshman walk-on who has started every game, was hurt at the end of the third quarter when tackled while passing. There was no penalty. He hobbled very slowly off the field with someone helping him under each arm.
He was 33 of 51 with one interception.
After falling behind in the first quarter 10-0, the unbeaten Red Raiders reeled off 54 consecutive points, going to 5-0 (2-0 Big 12) under first-year head coach Kliff Kingsbury for the first time since 2008.
It's the 22nd consecutive Big 12 loss by Kansas (2-2, 0-1), a span which coach Charlie Weis made a point of telling everybody all week would encompass 1,063 days by Saturday.
STILLWATER, Okla. — J.W. Walsh found Charlie Moore for a 6-yard touchdown pass with 4:16 left in the fourth quarter to help No. 21 Oklahoma State rally for a 33-29 win against Kansas State.
Walsh finished 24-of-38 passing for 245 yards for the Cowboys, who narrowly avoided their second consecutive loss after a defeat at West Virginia last week.
After falling behind 29-23 in the fourth quarter, Oklahoma State (4-1, 1-1 Big 12 Conference) drove 75 yards in six plays. Walsh was 4-of-5 passing on the drive, including the go-ahead touchdown pass to Moore.
Ben Grogan later added a field goal for the Cowboys, one of four in the game for the freshman.
Daniel Sams accounted for 299 yards of total offense and three touchdowns for the Wildcats (2-3, 0-2), who lost their second consecutive game.
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Tommy Rees threw for 279 yards and three touchdowns, and Notre Dame made it five for five in the traveling Shamrock Series with a 37-34 victory against No. 22 Arizona State on Saturday night.
Kyle Brindza kicked three second-half field goals, the go-ahead kick from 25 yards with 3:03 remaining. He tied a Notre Dame record with a 53-yarder that matched the longest in a college game at the $1.2 billion home of the Dallas Cowboys.
It was the second win in Texas in the five-year Shamrock run of home games on the road for the Irish (4-2), starting with a victory against Washington State in San Antonio in 2009.
Taylor Kelly threw for 362 yards and three scores for the Sun Devils (3-2), who missed on a chance to become the first team to beat Southern California and Notre Dame in consecutive weeks.
MOSCOW, Idaho -- Derek Carr threw five touchdown passes as No. 23 Fresno State pounded Idaho 61-14 on Saturday, scoring at least 40 points for the fifth time this season.
Davante Adams caught three touchdown passes for Fresno State (5-0), which is off to its best start since 2001, when the Bulldogs won their first six games.
Idaho (1-5), coming off a win against Temple in coach Paul Petrino's first season, didn't score until the fourth quarter against the first ranked opponent to play in the Kibbie Dome since Boise State in 2010.
Fresno State, playing its final non-conference game, scored touchdowns on its first five possessions and never was threatened. It was the best defensive performance of the season for a team that has been surrendering 38 points per game.
AUBURN, Ala. -- Nick Marshall ran for 140 yards and two touchdowns, Robenson Therezie scored on a 78-yard interception return and Auburn held off No. 24 Mississippi 30-22 on Saturday night for its first win against a top-25 team in two years.
Marshall's second scoring run gave Auburn a 27-9 lead in the third quarter. The Tigers lost two turnovers in the fourth quarter to help the Ole Miss comeback attempt.
Ole Miss was held to only three field goals before Bo Wallace threw a 49-yard touchdown pass to Donte Moncrief in the third quarter and added a 12-yard scoring pass to Moncrief midway through the fourth quarter.
Auburn (4-1, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) already has topped its win total from last season, when it finished 3-9 overall and 0-8 in the SEC. Ole Miss (3-2, 1-2), coming off a 25-0 loss at No. 1 Alabama, has lost two consecutive.