Arkansas flattens Auburn
Top 25: Nebraska stages largest comeback win in school history
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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Tyler Wilson threw for 262 yards on Saturday night, completing 19 consecutive passes at one point, leading No. 10 Arkansas to a 38-14 win against No. 15 Auburn.
Wilson, who set a school record with 510 passing yards in a win against Texas A&M last week, ended the first half against the Tigers by completing 18 consecutive passes. That included a 5-yard touchdown pass to Jarius Wright in the second quarter that gave the Razorbacks (5-1, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) their first lead at 21-14.
Joe Adams also had a 92-yard touchdown run on Arkansas' first play of the second half to push the lead to 28-14.
Michael Dyer led Auburn (4-2, 2-1) with 112 rushing yards, including a 55-yard scoring scamper in the first quarter.
However, Dyer had just 30 of those yards after the first quarter as the Tigers' run-heavy offense stalled time and again without the threat of a passing game. Auburn gained 395 yards in the loss, but it had just 104 yards passing -- with senior quarterback Barrett Trotter finishing 6 of 19 passing for 81 yards.
No. 1 LSU 41, No. 17 Florida 11 -- Box Score | Full Recap | Highlights
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Spencer Ware rushed for 109 yards and two scores, each of LSU's quarterbacks passed for touchdowns, and the No. 1 Tigers comfortably defeated 17th-ranked Florida 41-11 on Saturday.
Jarrett Lee gave the Tigers (6-0, 3-0 SEC) the lead for good on their second offensive play, hitting Rueben Randle deep over the middle for a 46-yard touchdown. Jordan Jefferson used a jump pass to Mitch Joseph for another score.
LSU's fast, fierce defense was too much for Florida (4-2, 2-2), which started freshman Jacoby Brissett at quarterback because of injuries to senior John Brantley and freshman Jeff Driskel.
Brissett was intercepted twice on deep throws, once each by safety Brandon Taylor and star cornerback Tyrann Mathieu.
No. 2 Alabama 34, Vanderbilt 0 -- Box Score | Full Recap
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- AJ McCarron passed for career highs of 237 yards and four touchdowns and No. 2 Alabama beat Vanderbilt 34-0 on Saturday night.
Trent Richardson rushed for 107 yards and a touchdown in his fifth consecutive 100-yard effort for the Crimson Tide (6-0, 3-0 Southeastern Conference).
The Commodores (3-2, 1-2) trailed by only seven points until the final minute of the opening half, then Alabama took over with four consecutive touchdown drives.
McCarron was 23 of 30 passing and didn't add to Vandy's national-best 14 interceptions before sitting out most of the fourth quarter. He hit DeAndrew White for touchdowns of 5 and 39 yards, the first scores of the receiver's career.
Vanderbilt quarterback Jordan Rodgers replaced starter Larry Smith in the first half and played the rest of the way. Smith walked into the locker room but his status wasn't immediately clear.
No. 3 Oklahoma 55, No. 11 Texas 17 -- Box Score | Full Recap | Highlights
DALLAS -- Landry Jones threw three touchdown passes, Dominique Whaley ran 64 yards for another touchdown and the Oklahoma defense scored three more touchdowns, carrying the No. 3 Sooners to a 55-17 victory over No. 11 Texas on Saturday.
Having slipped from first to second to third over successive weeks, Oklahoma (5-0, 2-0 Big 12) stomped its top rival almost as easily as it did lowly Ball State the previous week. The Sooners wound up with their most lopsided win in this series since 2003, when they won by a series-record 52 points.
The Longhorns (4-1, 1-1) couldn't get anything going on offense. Their only touchdowns came on a kickoff return late in the first half, and a pass in the final minutes when they were down by 45.
No. 5 Boise State 57, Fresno State 7 -- Box Score | Full Recap
FRESNO, Calif. -- Geraldo Boldewijn caught two touchdown passes in his first game back from suspension and No. 5 Boise State extended its dominance against former WAC rival Fresno State in a 57-7 victory Friday night.
Kellen Moore went 23 of 31 for 254 yards and three scores in his 43rd career win for the Broncos (5-0), who have turned this once intense rivalry into a lopsided affair.
Boise State led 30-0 before Fresno State (2-4) even crossed midfield, and it took a 43-0 lead early in the third quarter on Doug Martin's 1-yard run to extend a run of 104 consecutive points against the Bulldogs.
D.J. Harper added a 3-yard TD run later in the quarter after an interception by Derek Carr and the streak finally ended at 111 consecutive points when Devon Wylie returned a punt 79 yards for a score on the first play of the fourth quarter for the Bulldogs.
The Broncos scored the final 10 points in a 51-34 victory here in 2009 and beat the Bulldogs 51-0 at home last year. They then scored the first 50 points of this game.
No. 6 Oklahoma State 70, Kansas 28 -- Box Score | Full Recap
STILLWATER, Okla. -- Brandon Weeden threw for 288 yards and five touchdowns before being pulled out of a lopsided game before halftime, and No. 6 Oklahoma State matched its highest scoring total from the last 94 years in a 70-28 rout of Kansas on Saturday.
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Jamie Blatnick recovered a fumble and leaped to tip an interception to himself for two of the Cowboys' four first-half takeaways, and Oklahoma State (5-0, 2-0 Big 12) scored touchdowns on all eight of its possessions before halftime against the nation's worst defense.
Kansas (2-3, 0-2) came in allowing a Bowl Subdivision-worst 44.3 points per game, and Oklahoma State had already surpassed that total l with 4 minutes left in the second quarter on Weeden's second TD pass to All-American receiver Justin Blackmon.
That score made it 49-7, and backup Clint Chelf tacked on a 3-yard TD pass to Hubert Anyiam with 12 seconds left before halftime to give OSU 56 consecutive points.
No. 7 Stanford 48, Colorado 7 -- Box Score | Full Recap
STANFORD, Calif. -- Andrew Luck threw for a season-high 370 yards and three touchdowns, and seventh-ranked Stanford stayed perfect with a 48-7 victory against Pac-12 newcomer Colorado on Saturday night.
With former Stanford standouts Tiger Woods and John Elway joining the crush of NFL scouts on the sidelines, Luck completed 26 of 33 passes with a rare interception to extend the nation's longest winning streak to 13 games. Max Bergen blocked a field goal and returned it for a score and Ryan Hewitt caught two touchdown passes to help the Cardinal (5-0, 3-0) cruise past another opponent.
Tyler Hansen passed for 202 yards with one touchdown and one interception in the third consecutive loss for the Buffaloes (1-5, 0-2). The program is still searching for its first league victory.
Stepfan Taylor, Tyler Gaffney and Jeremy Stewart each had a 1-yard scoring run as the Cardinal matched the longest winning streak in school history, set across three seasons from 1939-41. The sellout crowd of 50,360 included some of Stanford's greats, and what a show the program's latest star provided.
No. 8 Clemson 36, Boston College 14 -- Box Score | Full Recap
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Tajh Boyd threw for a touchdown and ran for another before leaving No. 8 Clemson's 36-14 victory against Boston College with a hip injury Saturday that raised concerns about how long the Tigers could stay undefeated without him.
The severity of Boyd's injury wasn't immediately known. He came in leading the Atlantic Coast Conference in total offense and has been the catalyst for the Tigers' first 6-0 start in 11 years.
Clemson (3-0 ACC) got five field goals from Chandler Catanzaro and 117 yards and a touchdown from tailback Andre Ellington to put away Boston College (1-5, 0-3).
The Eagles played without ACC preseason player of the year Montel Harris, who aggravated a knee injury in last week's loss to Wake Forest.
No. 9 Oregon 43, California 15 -- Box Score | Full Recap | Highlights
EUGENE, Ore. -- When Oregon running back LaMichael James hit the turf early in the fourth quarter against California, he knew right away his right elbow was dislocated. The nation's leading rusher had his arm in a sling after the No. 9 Ducks' 43-15 victory against Cal on Thursday night. He said X-rays showed the elbow wasn't broken.
James had to be carted off the field after the gruesome-looking injury that came on Oregon's fourth unanswered touchdown drive of the second half. Before he went down, James ran for 239 yards and a touchdown for the Ducks (4-1, 2-0 Pac-12). True freshman De'Anthony Thomas caught a pair of touchdown passes and ran for another score.
Giorgio Tavecchio made three field goals -- including a career-best 54-yarder -- for Cal (3-2, 0-2), which led 15-14 at the half but couldn't sustain its momentum against the country's top scoring offense.
No. 12 Michigan 42, Northwestern 24 -- Box Score | Full Recap
EVANSTON, Ill. -- Denard Robinson threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more, helping No. 12 Michigan come back from a 10-point halftime deficit to beat Northwestern 42-24 Saturday night to remain unbeaten.
Robinson matched his season-high by throwing for 338 yards and ran for 113 as Michigan (6-0, 2-0) scored on its first three possessions of the second half. The Wolverines trailed 24-14 after a first half in which Robinson threw three interceptions.
Michigan's Junior Hemingway caught five passes for 123 yards and Roy Roundtree added five grabs for 83 yards.
Dan Persa threw for 315 yards for Northwestern (2-3, 0-2) which blew a double-digit lead for the second consecutive week. Jeremy Ebert caught 11 passes for 87 yards for the Wildcats.
Michigan has won nine of the last 11 meetings between the schools, though they hadn't met since Northwestern's win at Michigan Stadium in 2008.
No. 13 Georgia Tech 21, Maryland 16 -- Box Score | Full Recap
ATLANTA -- Tevin Washington ran for 120 yards and two touchdowns and No. 13 Georgia Tech's least impressive offensive showing of the season was enough to beat Maryland 21-16 on Saturday.
Georgia Tech led 21-3 before holding off the Terrapins' fourth-quarter comeback.
Georgia Tech (6-0 overall, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) matched its wins total from 2010, when it finished 6-7. The Yellow Jackets averaged almost 52 points in their first five wins and began the day ranked first in the nation in rushing and second in scoring.
Quarterback C.J. Brown, who replaced starter Danny O'Brien, had a 77-yard touchdown run early in the quarter for Maryland (2-3, 1-1). Davin Meggett, who had 86 yards rushing, scored from the 1 with 7:33 remaining to cut the lead to 21-16.
No. 14 Nebraska 34, Ohio State 27 -- Box Score | Full Recap
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Taylor Martinez ran for a touchdown and passed for two others while bringing No. 14 Nebraska back from a 21-point second-half deficit, and the Cornhuskers defeated Ohio State 34-27 Saturday night in the biggest comeback in school history.
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Rex Burkhead scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 17-yard run with 5:10 left.
Ohio State (3-3, 0-2 Big Ten) built a 27-6 lead behind freshman quarterback Braxton Miller. Miller sprained his right ankle in the third quarter and did not return. The Buckeyes' offense went dormant with backup Joe Bauserman.
Miller ran for 91 yards and completed 5 of 8 passes for 95 yards before he got hurt. Bauserman completed only 1 of 10 passes the rest of the way.
Huskers star linebacker Lavonte David stripped the ball from Miller in the middle of third quarter to start the rally. Soon after Martinez went 18 yards for a touchdown. He threw a 36-yard TD pass to Quincy Enunwa to pull the Huskers to 27-20, and he tied it with a 30-yard catch-and-run to Burkhead.
Martinez ran for 102 yards and 16 of 22 for 191 yards for Nebraska (5-1, 1-1). Burkhead ran 26 times for 119 yards.
Carlos Hyde led the Buckeyes with 104 yards rushing.
The biggest deficit Nebraska had overcome previously was 17 points, most recently against Texas A&M in 2002.
No. 16 West Virginia 43, Connecticut 16 -- Box Score | Full Recap
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Geno Smith threw for 450 yards and four touchdowns and No. 16 West Virginia navigated through another slow start to beat Connecticut 43-16 in its Big East opener Saturday.
West Virginia (5-1, 1-0) struggled to a 10-9 halftime lead before erupting for 23 points in a 7:35 span of the third quarter to take control.
Connecticut (2-4, 0-1) was picked apart on defense for the second consecutive week and its offense was limited to 275 total yards.
UConn quarterback Johnny McEntee was chased around the field all game. His third-quarter fumble led to a touchdown that gave West Virginia the momentum for good.
No. 18 South Carolina 54, Kentucky 3 -- Box Score | Full Recap | Highlights
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw threw for 311 yards and four touchdowns leading No. 18 South Carolina to a 54-3 win against Kentucky on Saturday.
Shaw, a sophomore who took over as starter this week from fifth-year senior Stephen Garcia, completed 26 of 39 passes and had no interceptions.
The Gamecocks (5-1, 3-1 Southeastern Conference) gained 639 yards in their biggest win in an SEC game since joining the league in 1992.
South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier took advantage of Kentucky's bad defense to tinker with his own sputtering offense. He called direct snaps to the running back, threw to the tight end and even ran an option play. It all worked.
The Wildcats (2-4, 0-3) offense gained just 96 yards, and their quarterbacks threw four interceptions and just four completions.
No. 19 Illinois 41, Indiana 20 -- Box Score | Full Recap | Highlights
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Nathan Scheelhaase and A.J. Jenkins hooked up on two long TD passes to lead No. 19 Illinois to a 41-20 victory Saturday at Indiana.
Illinois (6-0, 2-0 Big Ten) is off to its best start since the 1951 team was 7-0.
Indiana (1-5, 0-2) lost its third in a row, still has not beaten a Football Bowl Subdivision team this season and has lost 13 consecutive games against top 25 teams since a 31-28 victory against then No. 13 Iowa on Oct. 14, 2006.
Sparked by Shane Wynn's 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, the Hoosiers took a 10-0 lead early.
But Illinois came back with a 77-yard scoring pass to Jenkins, took the lead on Tavon Wilson's 66-yard fumble return for a TD and made it 27-13 at the half on Scheelhaase's 67-yard TD pass to Jenkins.
It's not any easier.
Collin Klein had three touchdowns rushing for the No. 20 Wildcats, who nearly blew a big second-half lead against Missouri before holding on for a 24-17 victory and their first 5-0 start since 2000.
Klein finished with 157 yards of total offense and John Hubert added 126 yards on the ground for the Wildcats, who had lost the last five matchups between the Big 12 rivals.
James Franklin was 19 of 35 for 214 yards passing for the Tigers (2-3), who came into the game averaging more than 500 yards of total offense. They only managed 326 against the Wildcats, most of that coming on a pair of long touchdown drives in the fourth quarter.
No. 21 Virginia Tech 38, Miami (Fla.) 35 -- Box Score | Full Recap
BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Logan Thomas ran 19 yards for a touchdown with 56 seconds to play Saturday, capping a wild fourth quarter as No. 21 Virginia Tech beat Miami 38-35.
The Hokies (5-1, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) rescued their chances of contending in the Coastal Division with the dramatic rally, and may have killed the hopes for Miami (2-3, 0-2).
And they did it less than 2 minutes after Lamar Miller scored on a 30-yard burst for the Hurricanes, giving them a 35-31 lead and forcing Thomas and the Hokies to respond.
Thomas did, with a big assist from David Wilson, driving the Hokies 77 yards in eight plays, and capping the drive with a draw play on which he went virtually untouched for the score.
No. 22 Arizona State 35, Utah 14 -- Box Score | Full Recap
SALT LAKE CITY -- Brock Osweiler passed for 325 yards and three touchdowns and No. 22 Arizona State forced five Utah turnovers to turn a close game into a 35-14 victory Saturday.
Jon Hays threw three interceptions in his first major-college start for the Utes (2-3, 0-3 Pac-12).
Osweiler had the third 300-yard game of his career to lead the Sun Devils (5-1, 3-0 Pac-12).
Utah had taken a 14-10 lead with 10:32 left in the third quarter on Hays' 2-yard TD pass to tight end Dallin Rogers.
Arizona State then scored 18 consecutive points in less than four minutes to take a 28-14 lead. The Sun Devils turned Utah's fifth turnover of the game into another seven points, with Osweiler's 12-yard TD pass to Mike Willie capping a 10-play drive set up by Reggie Dunn's fumble with 14:12 left to play.
Wake Forest 35, No. 23 Florida State 30 -- Box Score | Full Recap
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Tanner Price threw three touchdown passes, Josh Harris rushed for 136 yards and Wake Forest upset No. 23 Florida State 35-30 on Saturday.
Price was 21 of 35 for 233 yards with touchdowns covering 22 yards to Chris Givens, 2 yards to Tommy Bohanon and 8 yards to Terence Davis to give the Demon Deacons (4-1, 3-0) their best start to ACC play in school history.
Wake Forest trailed for only about five minutes of the first half, led the entire second half and rolled up 391 yards against one of the ACC's toughest defenses. Florida State (2-3, 0-2) entered giving up just 257 total yards per game.
E.J. Manuel, playing for the first time in three weeks, replaced Clint Trickett late in the first half and finished 19 of 35 for 286 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions.
No. 24 Texas A&M 45, Texas Tech 40 -- Box Score | Full Recap
LUBBOCK, Texas -- Quarterback Ryan Tannehill ran for two touchdowns and threw for another to lead No. 24 Texas A&M past Texas Tech 45-40 on Saturday night.
The Aggies (3-2, 1-1) ran for 205 yards on 46 carries.
Seth Doege threw for three touchdowns and 391 yards to lead Texas Tech (4-1, 1-1). Eric Stephens injured his knee late in the third quarter and had 122 yards on 22 carries.
Texas A&M running backs Cyrus Gray and Christine Michael each ran for a score.
Tannehill found Michael Lamothe early in the fourth quarter for a 5-yard TD to put the Aggies up 45-30.
No. 25 Baylor 49, Iowa State 26 -- Box Score | Full Release
WACO, Texas -- Robert Griffin ran for a season-high 107 yards, Terrance Ganaway rushed for a career-high 200 yards and three scores and No. 25 Baylor beat Iowa State 49-26 on Saturday night.
Tevin Elliott returned a fumble 86 yards for a touchdown for the Bears (4-1, 1-1 Big 12), who bounced back from a 36-35 loss last weekend to No. 20 Kansas State.
Two key booth reviews also aided the Bears, who ran for 391 yards and won their fourth in a row at home.
Darius Reynolds had 178 yards receiving and two touchdowns, and Steele Jantz threw for three scores as Iowa State (3-2, 0-2) lost its second consecutive after a 3-0 start.
Ganaway's 3-yard TD run gave Baylor a 28-14 advantage in the third, but the Cyclones were deep in Bears territory after Jantz connected with Darius Reynolds on a 57-yard pass.