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FORT WORTH, Texas -- Brandon Carter had a 68-yard touchdown on one of his one-handed catches, linebacker Kenny Cain recovered a fumble along with two interceptions and 17th-ranked TCU beat Virginia 27-7 Saturday for its 11th consecutive victory.

Casey Pachall threw for 305 yards and three touchdowns for the Horned Frogs (3-0), whose winning streak is the longest among FBS schools.

Josh Boyce had his TCU-record 18th touchdown catch. Freshman Jaden Oberkrom had field goals of 46 and 47 yards, the second field goal set up by Cain's 40-yard interception return.

The Frogs hadn't allowed a touchdown this season until Virginia (2-2) finally scored with 4:30 left, when backup quarterback Phillip Sims threw a 5-yard TD to E.J. Scott.

No. 1 Alabama 40, Florida Atlantic 7 -- Box Score | RecapCollege Football Highlights
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- No. 1 Alabama got everything but the shutout. AJ McCarron threw three touchdown passes, including an early 85-yarder to Kenny Bell, and the Crimson Tide routed Florida Atlantic 40-7 on Saturday.

Eddie Lacy rushed for 106 yards in the first half for the Tide (4-0), which rolled to 134 consecutive points and two shutouts before allowing a touchdown in the final minutes.

The Owls (1-3) managed only one first down through three quarters and were outgained 503-110 in total yards. They were coming off a 56-20 loss to another Southeastern Conference power, No. 5 Georgia.

The Tide has now beaten nine of its last 17 opponents by at least 30 points, including last week's 52-0 win at Arkansas.

No. 2 LSU 12, Auburn 10 -- Box Score | RecapCollege Football Highlights
AUBURN, Ala. -- LSU's defense delivered a first-quarter safety and shut out Auburn in the second half to give the second-ranked Tigers a 12-10 victory Saturday.

Auburn led 10-9 at halftime but managed only 183 yards.

A fumbled punt return by Auburn's Quan Bray set up Drew Alleman's 30-yard field goal late in the third quarter that gave LSU (4-0, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) a 12-10 lead. Alleman missed a 34-yarder with 39 seconds remaining.

Auburn (1-3, 0-2 SEC) managed only one first down on its final possession. Kiehl Frazier's final pass was intercepted by Tharold Simon as the game ended.

LSU's Zach Mettenberger had two first-half fumbles but threw a 33-yard pass to running back Spencer Ware on a key third-down late in the game.

Sam Montgomery tackled Tre Mason in the end zone midway through the first quarter and Michael Ford's 1-yard TD run four minutes later made it 9-0 LSU.

Onterrio McCalebb scored Auburn's touchdown on 4-yard run on the last play of the first quarter to make it 9-7 and from there it was nothing but field goals and defense.

No. 4 Florida State 49, No. 10 Clemson 37 -- Box Score | RecapCollege Football Highlights
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- EJ Manuel threw for a career-high 380 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another 102 yards as fourth-ranked Florida State rallied from a two-touchdown deficit to defeat No. 10 Clemson 49-37 on Saturday.

Chris Thompson ran for 104 yards and two scores and James Wilder Jr. added two touchdowns runs for the Seminoles, who broke open a close game with 35 second-half points.

Florida State (4-0. 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) trailed until late in the third quarter, taking its first lead at 35-31 on Manuel's 29-yard touchdown pass to Rodney Smith. The Seminoles, who finished with 667 yards, built a 49-31 lead before Clemson scored late.

Clemson (3-1, 0-1) built a 28-14 lead early in the third quarter on a 52-yard pass from Sammy Watkins to Andre Ellington.

No. 5 Georgia 48, Vanderbilt 3 -- Box Score | RecapCollege Football Highlights
ATHENS, Ga. -- Aaron Murray completed his first 12 passes and No. 5 Georgia finally got off to a good start, blowing out Vanderbilt before halftime on the way to a 48-3 victory Saturday.

Murray hooked up with Tavarres King and Marlon Brown on touchdown throws, breaking a tie with Eric Zeier for second place in school history.

The junior quarterback has 69 TDs, just three behind David Greene.

Murray also scored on a 1-yard sneak as the Bulldogs (4-0, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) raced to a 27-0 lead. He finished 18 of 24 for 250 yards.

Georgia has scored more than 40 points in its first four games for the first time in school history. Murray and most of the other starters went to the bench by the end of the third quarter, the Bulldogs even giving walk-on Parker Welch some time at quarterback

Jordan Rodgers started at quarterback for Vanderbilt after watching from the bench the previous week while transfer Austyn Carta-Samuels guided the Commodores to a 58-0 blowout of lower-division Presbyterian.

No. 15 Kansas State 24, No. 6 Oklahoma 19 -- Box Score | RecapCollege Football Highlights
NORMAN, Okla. -- John Hubert ran for 130 yards and a touchdown, Jarell Childs scooped up a fumble and returned it for a score and No. 15 Kansas State beat No. 6 Oklahoma 24-19 on Saturday to avenge a wrenching loss from last season.

Collin Klein picked up 228 yards of total offense and ran for the go-ahead touchdown early in the fourth quarter in a solid performance that outshined an error-filled night by Sooners quarterback Landry Jones.

Jones threw for 298 yards and a late touchdown to get Oklahoma (2-1, 0-1 Big 12) within five but also fumbled and threw an interception that put Kansas State (4-0, 1-0) in position to go ahead.

The Wildcats waited for Oklahoma's players to leave the field and then celebrated with their fans after earning redemption for a 58-17 blowout loss last season that ended their undefeated run.

No. 7 South Carolina 31, Missouri 10 -- Box Score | RecapCollege Football Highlights
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Connor Shaw completed 20 consecutive passes and threw for two touchdowns, Marcus Lattimore ran for two scores and No. 7 South Carolina manhandled Missouri 31-10 and the Tigers in its first Southeastern Conference road game Saturday.

Shaw missed his first pass to Lattimore on the game's first series, then hit his final 20 and finished with 252 yards passing as the Gamecocks improved to 4-0 for just the ninth time in 119 seasons of football.

Missouri (2-2) struggled against a Gamecocks defense that has given up three touchdowns all year. The Tigers had a season-low 254 yards.

Lattimore rushed for 85 yards. His touchdowns gave him South Carolina's career mark with 33 rushing scores, a record Lattimore shared with Heisman Trophy winner George Rogers and Harold Green.

No. 8 West Virginia 31, Maryland 21 -- Box Score | RecapCollege Football Highlights
MORGANTOWN, W.V. -- Geno Smith threw three touchdown passes to Tavon Austin and No. 8 West Virginia outlasted Maryland 31-21 on Saturday.

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Doug Rigg returned a fumble 51 yards for West Virginia (3-0) and Austin had another remarkable game against his home-state Terrapins. The Baltimore native caught 13 passes for 179 yards and set a school record for career receptions.

But West Virginia looked flat at times on offense, after averaging 56 points and 612 yards in its first two games. Smith had as many incompletioLOS ANGELES (AP) Matt Barkley passed for 192 yards and threw two touchdown passes to Marqise Lee, and No. 13 Southern California bounced back from its first defeat with a 27-9 victory over California on Saturday.

Lee had 11 catches for 94 yards, and Silas Redd rushed for 158 yards and a score as the Trojans (3-1, 1-1 Pac-12) grinded out their ninth consecutive win over the Golden Bears (1-3, 0-1) in the schools' 100th meeting.

A week after the preseason No. 1 team got shut out in the second half of a 21-14 loss at Stanford, USC drained the suspense from this matchup with a methodical 75-yard drive that consumed more than half of the fourth quarter, capped by Lee's 3-yard TD catch with 5:56 to play.

No. 11 Notre Dame 13, No. 18 Michigan 6 -- Box Score | Recap | College Football Highlights
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Manti Te'o had two interceptions as No. 11 Notre Dame picked off five Michigan passes and backup quarterback Tommy Rees sparked the Fighting Irish offense in a 13-6 win against the 18th-ranked Wolverines Saturday.

Denard Robinson, who amassed 948 yards of total offense in victories against the Irish past two years, wasn't as effective this time as the Irish repeatedly forced him into mistakes. He threw four interceptions in the first half, then lost a fumble at the Notre Dame 8-yard line on the first drive of the second half.

The victory by Notre Dame (4-0) ended a streak of three consecutive games in which Michigan (2-2) beat the Irish in the final 27 seconds.

Notre Dame didn't give the Wolverines a chance to pull it out this time, running out the clock after a Brendan Gibbons field goal with 3:27 left in the game made it 13-6.

Rees scored the game's only touchdown on a quarterback draw late in the first half and engineered a late drive that ended in Kyle Brindza's 39-yard field goal to give Notre Dame a 13-3 cushion.

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No. 13 USC 27, California 9 -- Box Score | Recap | College Football Highlights
LOS ANGELES -- Matt Barkley passed for 192 yards and threw two touchdown passes to Marqise Lee, and No. 13 Southern California bounced back from its first defeat with a 27-9 victory against California on Saturday.

Lee had 11 catches for 94 yards, and Silas Redd rushed for 158 yards and a score as the Trojans (3-1, 1-1 Pac-12) grinded out their ninth consecutive win against the Golden Bears (1-3, 0-1) in the schools' 100th meeting.

A week after the preseason No. 1 team got shut out in the second half of a 21-14 loss at Stanford, USC drained the suspense from this matchup with a methodical 75-yard drive that consumed more than half of the fourth quarter, capped by Lee's 3-yard TD catch with 5:56 to play.

Keenan Allen had nine catches for 94 yards for the Bears, who couldn't get into the Coliseum end zone and managed just 250 total yards.

No. 14 Florida 38, Kentucky 0 -- Box Score | Recap | College Football Highlights
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Jeff Driskel accounted for two touchdowns, helping No. 14 Florida beat Kentucky 38-0 Saturday and extend its winning streak to 26 in the series.

The Gators (4-0) also recorded their first shutout in conference play since a 52-0 victory against Mississippi State in 2001.

Florida struggled early in the game, not a great sign with No. 2 LSU up next in two weeks. The slow start also was a rarity against the Wildcats (1-3). The Gators had outscored Kentucky 94-3 in the first quarter in the last four meetings, essentially sealing games before some fans settled into their seats.

It took a little longer Saturday.

The Gators scored three times in the second quarter, enough to put Kentucky away and extend the nation's longest winning streak in a current series between two teams in the FBS. The Wildcats haven't beaten Florida since 1986 and haven't won in Gainesville since 1979.

No. 16 Ohio State 29, Alabama-Birmingham 15 --Box Score | RecapCollege Football Highlights
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Braxton Miller ran for two touchdowns and No. 16 Ohio State overcame a lethargic, mistake-filled effort to hold off UAB 29-15 on Saturday in the Buckeyes' final tune-up before Big Ten play.

UAB (0-3) more than held its own against the Buckeyes (4-0), who committed drive-killing penalties, had a punt blocked for a touchdown and had trouble scoring against a defense giving up 44 points and 477 yards a game.

The Blazers picked up points on special teams and started the second half by recovering an onside kick, but were undone by four chop-block penalties and a giveaway that led to a score.

Miller completed passes for 12, 14 and 18 yards and ran for 26 yards to set up his own clinching 1-yard TD run with 5:03 left.

Oregon State 27, No. 19 UCLA 20 -- --Box Score | RecapCollege Football Highlights
PASADENA, Calif. -- The attention entering Saturday's Oregon State-UCLA game was focused mainly on the Bruins' offense, but the Beavers' duo of Sean Mannion and Storm Woods stole the spotlight.

Mannion passed for a career-high 379 yards and two touchdowns, Woods rushed for 96 yards and another score, and underdog Oregon State put the clamps on No. 19 UCLA in opening its Pacific 12 Conference season by beating the Bruins 27-20.

Mannion completed 24 of 35 passes with one interception and has passed for 200 or more yards in 13 straight games. Woods, who carried 21 times, scored what turned out to be the deciding touchdown on a 2-yard run late in the third quarter and gained 62 of his yards after halftime.

The Bruins (3-1, 0-1 Pac-12) scored 15 touchdowns and averaged 622.0 yards to rank second nationally in total offense in their previous three games. But the Beavers (2-0, 1-0) held them to 444 yards and two TDs.

No. 20 Louisville 28, Florida International 21 --Box Score | RecapCollege Football Highlights
MIAMI -- Teddy Bridgewater passed for two touchdowns and ran for another score in the return to his home city, and No. 20 Louisville remained unbeaten by holding off Florida International 28-21 on Saturday.

Senorise Perry rushed for 74 yards for the Cardinals (4-0), who trailed for the first time this season before controlling the second half and avenging last season's 24-17 loss to FIU.

Bridgewater completed 19 of 36 passes for 194 yards - more incompletions in one night than he had in the first three games of the year. Bridgewater was 72 for 88 passing with a rating of 182.2 in the first three Louisville games of the season, and had gone 96 passes without an interception to start the year before he was picked off by FIU's Johnathan Cyprien late in the first quarter.

The Panthers had a chance to get the ball back down by seven with less than 5 minutes left, but T.J. Lowder was called for a personal foul after he ran into Louisville punter Ryan Johnson. The Cardinals ran out the clock, Bridgewater running for a key first down with just over a minute left to seal the outcome.

No. 21 Michigan State 23, Eastern Michigan 7 --Box Score | RecapCollege Football Highlights
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Le'Veon Bell rushed for a career-high 253 yards and a touchdown to help stagnant Michigan State avoid a major upset with a 23-7 win against Eastern Michigan on Saturday.

Dan Conroy kicked three field goals for the No. 21 Spartans (3-1), who failed to score a TD for more than seven quarters until Andrew Maxwell hit tight end Dion Sims on a 10-yard pass with 7:19 left.

Michigan State struggled mightily through most of its final tuneup for next week's Big Ten opener against unbeaten Ohio State. But Maxwell finally found Sims three times for 73 yards in the fourth quarter.

The Spartans finished with a 428-183 edge in total offense against the Eagles (0-4), who came as close they ever have to beating a ranked opponent.

No. 23 Mississippi State 30, South Alabama 10 --Box Score | RecapCollege Football Highlights
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Mississippi State started its season with four consecutive wins for the first time since 1999, beating South Alabama 30-10 on Saturday.

Tyler Russell completed 13 of 27 passes for 171 yards for the Bulldogs (4-0) while LaDarius Perkins rushed for a team-high 69 yards - including a 44-yard touchdown run.

Nickoe Whitley and Johnthan Banks both had long interception returns that stopped South Alabama drives.

It was the 15th career interception for Banks and third this season. The Bulldogs led 20-0 at halftime, giving up just 104 yards at that point.

South Alabama (1-3) lost its first game against a Southeastern Conference opponent. C.J. Bennett completed 14 of 26 passes for 154 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Demetre Baker added 49 yards rushing.

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No. 24 Boise State 7, Brigham Young 6 -- Box Score | RecapCollege Football Highlights

BOISE, Idaho -- Mike Atkinson has often talked with his Boise State teammates about that rare moment of glory for a nose tackle: The elusive pick six.

That heroic moment finally came Thursday night when he dropped back into pass coverage, stepped in front of a throw by Brigham Young quarterback Riley Nelson and rumbled 36 yards for a touchdown.

His score turned out to be the difference as the No. 24 Broncos (2-1) held off a late rally to beat the Cougars 7-6 in a game dominated by defenses and marred by turnovers and penalties.

It's also the second time this season the defense has supplied all of the Broncos' touchdowns as the offense struggles to find a rhythm in the wake of quarterback Kellen Moore's departure. In their opener, safety Jeremy Ioane returned an interception for a score in a 17-13 loss at Michigan State.

No. 25 Nebraska 73, Idaho State 7 --Box Score | RecapCollege Football Highlights
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Rex Burkhead ran for 119 yards and two touchdowns and No. 25 Nebraska made quick work of Idaho State in a 73-7 victory Saturday.

The Cornhuskers (3-1) led 35-0 after the first quarter and 45-0 at half.

The Bengals (1-2), of the FCS, have lost 34 consecutive road games and 46 of their last 52 games overall.

Burkhead, playing for the first time since he sprained his left knee in the opener, broke a 61-yard touchdown run on his third carry. His 2-yard TD on his eighth and final run early in the second quarter made it 42-0.

Nebraska also got touchdowns on Ciante Evans' 29-yard interception return and Ameer Abdullah's 81-yard punt return, making it the first time since the 2009 game against Colorado that the Huskers scored on offense, defense and special teams.

Idaho State's score came on CJ Reyes' 28-yard pass to Luke Austin in the fourth quarter.