Texas Tech races by Mountaineers
Top 25: LSU wins top-10 tilt; Texas A&M, Miss. St. take thrillers
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LUBBOCK, Texas -- Seth Doege passed for six touchdowns and a season-high 499 yards as Texas Tech shocked No. 5 West Virginia 49-14, ending the Mountaineers' hopes for an unbeaten season.
The Red Raiders fans stormed the field after the win, the most lopsided Texas Tech victory ever against a team ranked in the top five.
Texas Tech's defense consistently stymied West Virginia's offense. Heisman Trophy hopeful Geno Smith completed 29 of 55 passes for 275 yards.
The Red Raiders offense had no trouble moving the ball as Doege threw TD passes of 39, 19, 16, 2, 29 and 7 yards. He completed 32 of 42 passes and the six touchdowns matched his career-high. Darrin Moore caught three touchdown passes.
Texas Tech (5-1, 2-1) had 18 plays of 15 yards or more, including a 61-yard pass to Jace Amaro and a 53-yard touchdown run by SaDale Foster.
Amaro finished with five receptions for 156 yards.
No. 1 Alabama 42, Missouri 10 -- Box Score | Recap College Football Highlights
ST. LOUIS -- Eddie Lacy and T.J. Yeldon gave top-ranked Alabama a pair of 100-yard rushers in the same game for the first time this season and the duo combined for five scores in a soggy, weather-delayed 42-10 victory against Missouri on Saturday night.
The defending national champion Crimson Tide (6-0, 3-0 SEC) led 21-0 late in the first quarter en route to their 10th consecutive victory, all by 19 or more points.
They did just enough right after that to disappoint the few thousand fans who didn't leave for good during a 38-minute delay due to lightning with the Crimson Tide awaiting the extra-point kick for a 28-0 cushion after Yeldon's second scoring run with 8:40 to go in the half.
No. 2 Oregon -- Idle
No. 4 Florida 31, Vanderbilt 17 -- Box Score | Recap College Football Highlights
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Quarterback Jeff Driskel ran for 177 yards and three touchdowns as fourth-ranked Florida beat Vanderbilt 31-17 Saturday night to remain undefeated going into the Gators' big showdown with No. 3 South Carolina.
The Gators (6-0, 5-0 SEC) finished off their last SEC road trip outside of the state of Florida with their 22nd straight win against Vanderbilt. Florida, which rallied in the second half to beat Texas A&M, Tennessee and LSU already this season, took control early this time. The Gators scored 21 straight points, including 11 in the second quarter where they took the lead for good.
Vanderbilt (2-4, 1-3) now has lost 47 consecutive games against top-five teams.
Driskel ran only 11 times. But the sophomore set the Florida record for yards rushing by a quarterback, topping Tim Tebow's 166 yards against Mississippi in 2007 on 27 carries.
No. 6 Kansas State 27, Iowa State 21 -- Box Score | Recap College Football Highlights
AMES, Iowa -- Quarterback Collin Klein ran for 105 yards and three touchdowns and sixth-ranked Kansas State held off Iowa State 27-21 for its fifth consecutive win against the Cyclones.
Klein also threw for 187 yards for the Wildcats (6-0, 3-0 Big 12), who remain unbeaten heading into next week's showdown with West Virginia.
Kansas State held the Cyclones (4-2, 1-2) to just 231 yards of offense. Iowa State still had a chance for the game-winning drive from its own 3-yard line with 2:17 left, but the Wildcats stopped the Cyclones on downs.
The Wildcats held the ball for nearly 41 minutes and converted eight of 17 third downs.
Jared Barnett threw for 166 yards and two TDs for Iowa State.
No. 7 Notre Dame 20, No. 17 Stanford 13 (OT) -- Box Score | Recap College Football Highlights
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- TJ Jones made a reaching 7-yard touchdown catch in overtime and No. 7 Notre Dame stopped Stanford inches from the goal line to beat the 17th-ranked Cardinal 20-13 Saturday.
After Jones and Tommy Rees gave the Fighting Irish (6-0) a seven-point lead in OT, Stanford (4-2) drove to a first-and-goal at the 4.
Stepfan Taylor ran for 1 on first, 2 on second and inches on third down. That left one play from inside the 1 and the Notre Dame defense, led by Carlos Calabrese, stood up Taylor and pushed him back.
Taylor kept reaching and turning, and ended up reaching the ball across the goal line, but the officials ruled it was too late. The play had been stopped.
The celebration had to wait for a replay review. It was close, but the call stood. The fans completed storming the field, and the national title hopes in South Bend remained alive.
No. 8 Ohio State 52, Indiana 49 -- Box Score | Recap College Football Highlights
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Braxton Miller had all the offensive answers for No. 8 Ohio State, in its 52-49 victory against Indiana on Saturday night.
Miller ran for a 67-yard touchdown. He threw TD passes of 60 and 46 yards. He set up two Carlos Hyde touchdowns and threw a 46-yard TD pass that appeared to put the game out of reach, and Corey Brown recovered an onside kick to finally help the Buckeyes escape with the win. He finished 13 of 24 for 211 yards with two TDs and one interception, ran 23 times for 149 yards - his third straight 100-yard game.
The Buckeyes (7-0, 2-0 Big Ten) are the first ranked team with seven wins.
Indiana scored on TD passes of 76 and 25 yards, a 59-yard TD run and made a field goal after a 60-yard kickoff return, producing its highest point total ever against the Buckeyes. The previous record was 41 in 1988, the Hoosiers last win over Ohio State.
But it wasn't quite enough against Miller and the Buckeyes, who finished with 353 yards rushing and held the ball for nearly 37 minutes.
Hyde ran 22 times for 156 yards and a touchdown and caught a 14-yard shovel pass for a TD from Kenny Guiton when Miller left briefly after a late-hit penalty. Devin Smith caught two passes for 106 yards - both for touchdowns. Bradley Roby recovered the Hoosiers' blocked punt in the end zone for a touchdown.
No. 9 LSU 23, No. 3 South Carolina 21 -- Box Score | Recap College Football Highlights
BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU freshman Jeremy Hill highlighted a breakout 124-yard, two-touchdown performance with a 50-yard scoring run, and the ninth-ranked Tigers handed No. 3 South Carolina its first loss of the season, 23-21 on Saturday night.
LSU (6-1, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) outgained South Carolina (6-1, 4-1) 406 yards to 211, but struggled to find the end zone. Three times, LSU settled for field goals after driving at least as far as the Gamecocks 5-yard line, and another drive to the South Carolina 15 stalled on a missed field goal.
But Hill's long score with 5:03 left gave LSU a nine-point lead that proved a little too much to overcome.
Connor Shaw drove South Carolina for a late TD on a short pass to Bruce Ellington with 1:41 left, and the Gamecocks got the ball once more with 35 seconds left, but LSU's defense held up.
No. 10 Oregon State 42, BYU 24 -- Box Score | Recap | College Football Highlights
PROVO, Utah -- Cody Vaz passed for 332 yards and three touchdowns in his first start since high school and No. 10 Oregon State used a strong start and bigger finish to beat Brigham Young 42-24 on Saturday.
Vaz was filling in for Sean Mannion, who is out indefinitely with a left knee injury.
Markus Wheaton caught two first-quarter TD passes, and scored on a 12-yard reverse in the fourth, while cornerback Jordan Poyer returned an interception 49 yards to seal the victory against BYU (4-3).
Oregon State is 5-0 for the first time since 1939.
Vaz started 5 of 5 for 75 yards and finished 20 of 32 against BYU's fifth-rated defense.
BYU quarterback Riley Nelson completed 28 of 51 passes for 305 yards and a touchdown but had three interceptions.
Oregon State rolled up 450 yards offense. Brandin Cooks caught eight passes for 173 yards for the Beavers.
No. 11 USC 24, Washington 14 -- Box Score | Recap College Football Highlights
SEATTLE -- Anthony Brown blocked a punt and returned it 21 yards for a touchdown, Jawanza Starling forced a key fumble, and No. 11 USC overcame an inconsistent offense in a 24-14 win against Washington on Saturday night.
Silas Redd rushed for 108 yards and a touchdown in the first half and Matt Barkley added an 18-yard TD pass to Xavier Grimble as the Trojans continued rebuilding their resume following last month's loss to Stanford that appeared to end their national championship hopes.
The Trojans (5-1, 3-1 Pac-12) were held scoreless in the second half and got needed help from a defense that sacked Price five times and forced four turnovers to give USC its third consecutive win.
Barkley finished 10 of 20 for 167 yards, while Redd had 155 yards on 26 carries, his second-best game since transferring from Penn State. Curtis McNeal added another 58 yards on 11 attempts as the Trojans finished with 204 yards on the ground. The 10 completions for Barkley were his fewest since 2010 at Oregon State when he hit just 10 of 19 passes.
No. 12 Florida State 51, Boston College 7 -- Box Score | Recap College Football Highlights
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- EJ Manuel threw for a career-high 439 yards and four touchdowns and kicker Dustin Hopkins became the ACC's career scoring leader on Saturday as 12th-ranked Florida State rebounded from its first loss of the season with a 51-7 victory against Boston College.
Manuel completed 27-of-34 passes before leaving early in the fourth quarter with a 48-7 lead.
Florida State (6-1, 3-1 ACC) didn't waste any time shaking off last week's 17-16 loss at North Carolina State, rolling to a 28-0 lead midway through the second quarter before Boston College (1-5, 0-3) scored its touchdown on Chase Rettig's 18-yard pass to Bobby Swigert.
Hopkins passed the previous league scoring record of 393 points with a 51-yard field goal that gave the Seminoles a 31-7 halftime lead.
Hopkins boosted his career total to 402 points and now stands fifth all-time on the NCAA scoring charts. He also erased a pair of Florida State career marks that stood for 25 years, both previously held by Derrick Schmidt. Hopkins' 75 field goals are five shy of the ACC mark held by former Maryland kicker Nick Novak, who was the league's previous scoring leader.
No. 13 Oklahoma 63, No. 15 Texas 21 -- Box Score | Recap College Football Highlights
DALLAS -- Damien Williams broke off a 95-yard touchdown run for the longest rush in Red River Rivalry history, Blake Bell powered his way in for four TDs and No. 13 Oklahoma beat No. 15 Texas 63-21 Saturday for its second consecutive blowout in the series.
Landry Jones threw for 321 yards and two touchdowns, and fullback Trey Millard had a career-best 119 yards receiving as the Sooners (4-1, 2-1 Big 12) added another rout to Bob Stoops' impressive rivalry resume.
Stoops is now 9-5 against Mack Brown and responsible for three of Oklahoma's five most lopsided wins against Texas -- and that doesn't include last year's 55-17 clobbering.
The Longhorns (3-2, 1-2) couldn't get a stop and never got their offense going, then lost quarterback David Ash to an apparent left wrist injury in the fourth quarter.
He headed to the locker room, pointing to the sky with his right hand and a towel over his bruised and swollen left wrist. Ash grasped at his left hand after getting hit by Oklahoma's Chuka Ndulue after he'd released what turned out to be his final pass attempt of the game.
Already losing 49-8 with 9:48 remaining, it only made a bad day worse for Texas.
Case McCoy relieved him and threw late touchdown passes to Mike Davis and John Harris against the Sooners' backups. Carrington Byndom returned an interception for a touchdown just after halftime, but it didn't create a spark for the Longhorns.
No. 14 Georgia -- Idle
No. 16 Clemson -- Idle
No. 18 Louisville 48, Pitt 38 -- Box Score | Recap College Football Highlights
PITTSBURGH -- Senorise Perry rushed for 101 yards and a career-high four touchdowns to help No. 18 Louisville race by Pittsburgh 45-35 on Saturday.
Teddy Bridgewater passed for 304 yards for the Cardinals (6-0, 1-0 Big East), including a 75-yard score to Devante Parker on the first play of the second half as Louisville continued its best start since 2006.
Parker's score came in the middle of a 24-point burst by Louisville spanning the second and third quarters that turned a seven-point deficit into a 38-21 lead.
Tino Sunseri passed for 287 yards and two touchdowns but Pitt (2-4, 0-3) couldn't complete a late rally.
Trailing by 10 with 5 minutes to play, Pitt went for it on fourth down deep in Louisville territory rather than attempt a field goal. Sunseri's pass was off the mark and Perry finished off the Panthers with a 59-yard sprint down the left sideline.
No. 19 Mississippi State 41, Tennessee 31 -- Box Score | Recap College Football Highlights
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Tyler Russell threw for a career-high 291 yards and two touchdowns, including a 9-yard pass to Malcolm Johnson to seal the victory with nine seconds remaining, and No. 19 Mississippi State beat Tennessee 41-31 on Saturday night.
Russell's big night helped carry the Bulldogs (6-0, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) to their eighth consecutive victory, dating back to last season. He completed 23 of 37 passes, including the final feathery toss to Johnson, who corralled the throw with one hand in the back of the end zone.
LaDarius Perkins added 101 rushing yards and a touchdown as the Bulldogs continued their best start to a season since 1999.
Mississippi State only needs to beat Middle Tennessee next week to set up a potential showdown with No. 1 Alabama on Oct. 27 in Tuscaloosa.
The soft-spoken Russell outplayed Tennessee's Tyler Bray, who tried to rally the Volunteers late, but ran out of time. Bray completed 13 of 24 passes for 148 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in one of his least productive games as a starter.
Tennessee (3-3, 0-3) lost to Mississippi State for the first time since 1994, snapping a six-game winning streak. The Volunteers have lost all three games to ranked opponents.
No. 20 Rutgers 23, Syracuse 15 -- Box Score | Recap College Football Highlights
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Duron Harmon scooped up a blocked field goal attempt and ran 75 yards for a tie-breaking touchdown early in the third quarter and No. 20 Rutgers rode its defense and special teams to a 23-15 victory against Syracuse on Saturday.
The 2011 Big East defensive player of the year, Khaseem Greene forced three fumbles and intercepted a pass as Rutgers (6-0, 3-0) became bowl eligible for the seventh time in eight seasons.
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Jawan Jamison scored on a 1-yard touchdown run, Gary Nova threw a 12-yard touchdown to Tyler Kroft and walk-on placekicker Nick Borgese had a 25-yard field goal filling in for the injured Kyle Federico as the Scarlet Knights went 6-0 for only the third time since 1976.
Adonis Ameen-Moore scored on a 3-yard run and Ryan Nassib threw a late 40-yard touchdown pass to Christopher Clark and a 2-point conversion pass to Marcus Sales pass for Syracuse (2-4, 1-1).
The Orange had the blocked field goal when they were poised to take the lead, four turnovers, untimely penalties and failures in Rutgers' territory.
With Syracuse headed to the ACC next season, this was the final conference game between the schools, and it was one the Orange were in position to win. They tied the score just before halftime with an 80-yard drive and had another drive going after taking the second-half kickoff and moving to Rutgers 15.
No. 21 Cincinnati 49, Fordham 17 -- Box Score | Recap College Football Highlights
CINCINNATI -- Deven Drane ran 76 yards for a touchdown after picking up a fumble and Munchie Legaux threw two TD passes, including a 78-yarder to Travis Kelce, to lead the Bearcats past Fordham 49-17 on Saturday night.
The Bearcats (5-0) stayed perfect but the Rams (4-3), playing up a level from the FCS, hung around for a half. The win was Cincinnati's 24th consecutive in nonconference games at Nippert Stadium and upped its overall winning streak to eight in a row.
After a sloppy first two quarters, the Bearcats came alive on offense. Legaux, Ralph David Abernathy IV and Jordan Luallen scored on runs to start the third quarter and the rout was on.
Fordham was a late fill-in for TCU, which reneged on its commitment to join the Big East this summer and instead joined the Big 12. That left the Bearcats with a hole in their schedule that the Patriot League team filled.
Patrick Murray kicked three field goals, including a school-record 55-yarder for the Rams. Ryan Higgins completed 31-of-42 passes for 262 yards and one touchdown - a 12-yarder to Brian Wetzel - with no interceptions.
No. 22 Texas A&M 59, No. 23 Louisiana Tech 57 -- Box Score | Recap College Football Highlights
SHREVEPORT, La. -- Johnny Manziel accounted for six touchdowns, including two to fend off a late rally, and No. 22 Texas A&M held on for a 59-57 win against 23rd-ranked Louisiana Tech to hand the Bulldogs their first loss.
Texas A&M (5-1) won its fifth consecutive game and improved to 11-0 all-time against Louisiana Tech (5-1) in a game that was originally supposed to be played on Aug. 30, but was postponed because of Hurricane Isaac.
Louisiana Tech trailed by 27 points early before mounting a furious second half rally attempt capped by a 13-yard touchdown reception by Ray Holley to cut the lead to two points with 38 seconds left. But Colby Cameron's throw to Quinton Patton fell incomplete and the Aggies had the win.
Manziel ran for 181 yards and three touchdowns and threw for 395 yards and three more scores. Manziel had 576 yards of total offense to break his school and Southeastern Conference records.
A&M finished with 678 yards of offense and Louisiana Tech had 615. Tech's output is even more impressive considering the offense sputtered in the first quarter and had just 33 yards.
The 116 combined points by the two teams were the most Texas A&M history, outdoing the 110 points scored in the Aggies' 110-0 win against Daniel Baker in 1920.
No. 24 Boise State 20, Fresno State 10 -- Box Score | Recap College Football Highlights
BOISE, Idaho -- D.J. Harper rushed for 117 yards and a touchdown and Joe Southwick threw for another score to lead No. 24 Boise State to a 20-10 victory against Fresno State Saturday.
Harper was the leader of a Boise State (5-1, 2-0 Mountain West) rushing attack that chewed up 215 yards on the ground and propelled the Broncos to their seventh consecutive victory against the Bulldogs.
Southwick put the Broncos up in the first quarter when he fired a 10-yard touchdown to Geraldo Boldewijn in the left corner of the end zone. Southwick was 11 of 22 for 113 yards passing and one interception.
Harper then gave Boise State a 17-0 lead before the half with a nifty 28-yard TD run. Jay Ajayi added 82 yards on 14 carries for Boise State.
The loss dropped the Bulldogs (4-3, 2-1) out of a first-place tie with Nevada. The Bulldogs scored their only touchdown late when Derek Carr lobbed a 3-yard TD to Davante Evans. Carr was 29 of 43 passing for 266 yards and an interception.
No. 25 Michigan 45, Illinois 0 -- Box Score | Recap College Football Highlights
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Denard Robinson threw two touchdown passes and ran for two scores, leading No. 25 Michigan in a 45-0 win against Illinois on Saturday.
The Wolverines (4-2, 2-0 Big Ten) got a scare when Robinson left the game with an undisclosed injury late in the first quarter. He missed just one-plus possessions, though, and returned to score on a 6-yard run to put Michigan up 17-0 late in the first half.
Robinson, who wouldn't elaborate on the injury after the game, ran for a 49-yard score -- giving him 10,000-plus career yards of offense -- on the Wolverines' first drive of the second half and tossed an 8-yard TD pass to Devin Funchess on their next possession to make it 31-0.
The Fighting Illini (2-5, 0-3) lost their starting quarterback, Nathan Scheelhaase, because of an undisclosed injury in the second quarter.