OU forces three TOs in top-five tussle
Alabama’s Richardson, S. Carolina’s Lattimore post new highs
No. 1 Oklahoma defeated No. 5 Florida State 23-13
CB Javon Harris picked off two passes -- part of a three-turnover night for the Sooner defense -- as OU did enough to pull away in the top non-conference tilt of non-conference play.
No. 2 Alabama defeated North Texas 41-0
RB Trent Richardson scored three TDs -- including a career-long 71-yarder -- and finshed with 167 yards to help the Crimson Tide breeze to another non-league win.
No. 3 LSU defeated No. 25 Mississippi State 19-6
QB Jarrett Lee completed 21 of 27 passes for 213 yards and a crucial touchdown pass in the fourth quarter as the Tigers continued their grinding ways.
No. 6 Stanford defeated Arizona 37-10
RB Stepfan Taylor added a career-high 153 yards rushing, QB Andrew Luck passed for 325 yards and the Cardinal wore down the Wildcats for their 11 consecutive win.
No. 7 Wisconsin defeated Northern Illinois 49-7
The Badgers gained more than 600 yards total offense, including 347 in the air from QB Russell Wilson while RB Montee Ball rushed for another two touchdowns.
No. 8 Oklahoma State defeated Tulsa 59-33
After a three-hour rain delay, the Cowboys came out and lit up the scoreboard as RB Joseph Randle rushed for 128 yards and QB Brandon Weeden passed for 369 yards.
No. 9 Texas A&M defeated Idaho 37-7
The Aggies had two early turnovers but QB Ryan Tannehill passed for 337 yards in less than three quarters and RB Cyrus Gray had three scores.
No. 10 South Carolina defeated Navy 24-21
Navy rushed for 274 yards but Gamecocks' RB Marcus Lattimore nearly matched it by himself, rushing for a career-best 246 yards and three TDs to squeeze out the win.
No. 11 Nebraska defeated Washington 51-38
The Huskers won their third matchup in a year with UW as QB Taylor Martinez threw for two scores and ran for another to snap the Huskies' six-game win streak.
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No. 12 Oregon defeated Missouri State 56-7
RB LaMichael James rushed for 204 yards -- including a 90-yard, UO's longest run since 1938 -- and QB Darron Thomas threw three touchdowns as the Ducks continued flying high.
No. 13 Virginia Tech defeated Arkansas State 26-7
The Hokies started slow but picked it late as QB Logan Thomas threw for 292 yards and two TDs for their first 3-0 start since 2006.
No. 14 Arkansas defeated Troy 38-28
Even with three starters out, the Hogs still had enough fire power as RB Ronnie Wingo rushed for a career-high 109 yards and three touchdowns.
No. 15 Michigan State lost to Notre Dame 31-13
Freshman George Atkinson III returned a kickoff 89 yards to go with RB Cierre Wood's two rushing touchdowns as the Irish finally got their first win this season.
No. 16 Florida defeated Tennessee 33-23
RB Chris Rainey recorded 108 yards rushing with 104 yards receiving -- including an 83-yard touchdown reception -- and blocked a punt that led to a field goal in the Gators' win.
No. 17 Ohio State lost to Miami (Fla.) 24-6
Miami (Fla.) avoided matching its longest losing streak in 33 years as RB Lamar Miller rushed for 188 yards and QB Jacory Harris threw two first-quarter TD passes.
No. 18 West Virginia defeated Maryland 37-31
The Mountaineers continue to only play well for a half at a time, but again it was good enoug as QB Geno Smith passed for a career-high 388 yards and held off the Terps.
No. 19 Baylor defeated Stephen F. Austin 48-0
In yet another game shortened by weather, the Bears celebrated its highest ranking since October 1991 as QB Robert Griffin III was 20 of 22 for 265 yards and ran for 78 yards.
No. 20 South Florida defeated Florida A&M 70-17
RB Darrell Scott rushed for 146 yards and took a screen pass 84 yards for a touchdown while QB B.J. Daniels had a career best 382 passing yards.
No. 21 Auburn lost to Clemson 38-24
Clemson QB Tajh Boyd threw for 386 yards and the Tigers had 624 total yards to defeat the defending national champs and snap Auburn's 17-game winning streak.
No. 22 Arizona State lost to Illinois 17-14
Illinois came up with six sacks and a key turnover -- one of three on the day -- that was converted into a touchdown in a 17-14 win against the No. 22 Sun Devils.
No. 23 TCU defeated Louisiana-Monroe 38-17
A 94-yard kickoff return sparked the Horn Frogs to theird 21st consecutive home win to tie the Mountain West record and give coach Gary Patterson his 100th win.
No. 24 Texas defeated UCLA 49-20
WR D.J. Grant caught his first three career receiving touchdowns and RB Malcolm Brown rushed for 110 yards as the Longhorns got even for last year's debacle in Austin.