Husker D comes up big vs. Sparty
Review: JoePa gets DI win record; Sooners bounce Wildcats
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LINCOLN, Neb. -- Rex Burkhead scored three touchdowns and ran for 130 yards on 35 carries, and No. 13 Nebraska defeated ninth-ranked Michigan State 24-3 Saturday to take control of the Big Ten Legends Division.
Burkhead, who went over 100 yards for the fifth time in six games, scored at the end of 80- and 89-yard drives in the third quarter to put Nebraska up 24-3.
Taylor Martinez completed 6 of 7 passes for 80 yards in the third quarter after going 1 for 6 in the first half.
Michigan State (6-2, 3-1), coming off the incredible finish to its win against Wisconsin last week, managed just 187 yards against Nebraska's improving defense.
Kirk Cousins was 11 of 27 for 86 yards, with an interception that set up the Huskers' first score.
No. 3 Oklahoma State 59, Baylor 24 -- Box Score Highlights | Full Recap
STILLWATER, Okla. -- Joseph Randle set career-highs by running for 152 yards and four touchdowns, Justin Blackmon matched his career best with 13 catches for 172 yards and two scores and No. 3 Oklahoma State beat Baylor 59-24.
The Cowboys (8-0, 5-0 Big 12) started a season with eight consecutive wins for only the second time in school history. The other time was in 1945, when they finished the season 9-0, won the Sugar Bowl and were ranked fifth in the final poll.
Brodrick Brown recovered two fumbles, and Daytawion Lowe and Justin Gilbert had interceptions as Oklahoma State forced five turnovers.
Robert Griffin III threw for 425 yards to end up five shy of his career best set last week. The Bears (4-3, 1-3) amassed 622 yards but most of them were empty.
No. 4 Stanford 54, No. 20 USC 48 (3OT) -- Box Score Highlights | Full Recap
LOS ANGELES -- Southern California fumbled on the last play as Stanford earned a 56-48 triple-overtime victory against the 20th-ranked Trojans.
Stepfan Taylor ran for the tying touchdown with 38 seconds left in regulation and the go-ahead score in the third overtime, and Stanford's defense preserved its 16-game winning streak by forcing Curtis McNeal's fumble into the end zone to finish it.
Stanford QB Andrew Luck burnished his Heisman Trophy credentials by engineering four late scoring drives for the Cardinal (8-0, 6-0 Pac-12), coolly keeping it together after he nearly cost them the game by throwing a crucial interception late in the fourth quarter.
Four years after Stanford stunned USC (6-2, 3-2) with a one-point victory as a 41-point underdog, the schools played another classic on a cool Coliseum night -- and once again, the Cardinal ruled.
Both teams scored in the first two overtimes, compounding the tension in the sold-out Coliseum. After Taylor's run in the third OT, Coby Fleener caught the 2-point conversion pass. USC quickly got to first-and-goal at the 4, but Terrence Stephens forced the ball from McNeal. It squirted into the end zone and A.J. Tarpley jumped on it.
Georgia Tech 31, No. 6 Clemson 17 -- Box Score | Full Recap
ATLANTA -- Tevin Washington rushed for 176 yards and broke the two longest runs of his career, leading Georgia Tech to a 31-17 upset of No. 6 Clemson and likely snuffing out the Tigers' national title hopes.
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The Yellow Jackets (7-2, 4-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) raced to a 24-3 halftime lead and held off Clemson (8-1, 5-1) which was off to its best start since 2000.
The Tigers had climbed to fifth in the BCS standings, but they figure to take a tumble and are unlikely to have enough game left to re-enter the national race.
The Yellow Jackets snapped a two-game losing streak behind their junior quarterback, who had runs of 46 and 56 yards and touchdown among his 27 carreies.
He took a final knee and celebrated with Georgia Tech students, who stormed the field.
No. 8 Arkansas 31, Vanderbilt 28 -- Box Score Highlights | Full Recap
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Zach Hocker kicked a 42-yard field goal with 6:53 left, and eighth-ranked Arkansas rallied yet again to beat Vanderbilt 31-28 for the Razorbacks' fourth consecutive win.
This was the third time this season the Razorbacks (7-1, 3-1 Southeastern Conference) trailed by double digits. They didn't trail by 18 as they did against Texas A&M or 17 last week before beating Mississippi. This time, Vanderbilt led by 21-7 with 1:39 left in the first half.
The Commodores (4-4, 1-4) also had the ball at the Arkansas 5 in the fourth quarter leading 28-20 when Zac Stacy fumbled, and Jerry Franklin picked it up and ran it 94 yards for a touchdown. Tyler Wilson found Jarius Wright in the end zone for the tying 2-point conversion with 13:25 left.
Vanderbilt missed a chance to force overtime when Carey Spear's 27-yard field goal went wide right with 8 seconds left.
No. 7 Oregon 43, Washington State 28 -- Box Score Highlights | Full Recap
EUGENE, Ore. -- Oregon stars LaMichael James and Darron Thomas returned from injury but true freshman De'Anthony Thomas sparked the No. 7 Ducks with two second-half touchdowns in a 43-28 victory against Washington State.
Darron Thomas, who missed a game because of a knee injury, returned to start against the Cougars but threw two interceptions in the first half and was replaced by backup Bryan Bennett in the second.
Washington State (3-5, 1-4 Pac-12) lost its fourth consecutive game. The Cougars hung tough with Oregon for much of the game and trailed by only 15-10 at the half.
Lavasier Tuinei caught two touchdown passes for Oregon (7-1, 5-0), which has won 21 consecutive games at Autzen Stadium. The Ducks have also won 17 consecutive conference games.
De'Anthony Thomas, a running back from Los Angeles, has 11 touchdowns this season, an Oregon record for a true freshman. His second score of the game was a 93-yard kickoff return.
No. 11 Oklahoma 58, No. 10 Kansas State 17 -- Box Score Highlights | Full Recap
MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Landry Jones and Ryan Broyles helped No. 11 Oklahoma get back on track and spoil 10th-ranked Kansas State's dream season.
Jones threw for a school-record 505 yards and five touchdowns, his All-American wide receiver caught 14 passes for 171 yards and a score, and the Sooners bounced back from a stunning defeat to beat the previously unbeaten Wildcats 58-17.
Kenny Stills added four catches for 101 yards, Roy Finch finished with 73 yards rushing and another 69 through the air, and the Sooners' potent, fast-paced attack managed 690 yards of total offense against the league's top-ranked defense.
Jones' passing total shattered the previous record of 468 yards he shared with Sam Bradford, while Broyles moved into first place on the Big 12's career list with 4,499 yards receiving.
Ohio State 33, No. 12 Wisconsin 29 -- Box Score Highlights | Full Recap
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Braxton Miller threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Devin Smith with 20 seconds left to give Ohio State a 33-29 victory against No. 12 Wisconsin.
It was almost exactly seven days earlier that the Badgers were beaten 37-31 at Michigan State on a miracle pass on the final play of the game. The latest heartbreak, just like that one, wasn't confirmed until it passed a video review.
The Buckeyes (5-3, 2-2 Big Ten) won their biggest game of a season shadowed by NCAA problems.
The Badgers (7-2, 3-2) drove to the Ohio State 45 -- and got an extra play after time elapsed due to a defensive facemask call -- but linebacker Andrew Sweat hit quarterback Russell Wilson as he was throwing to end the game and touch off a wild celebration.
No. 14 South Carolina 14, Tennessee 7 -- Box Score Highlights | Full Recap
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Connor Shaw threw for one touchdown and ran for another as No. 14 South Carolina survived Tennessee with a 14-3 victory.
The Gamecocks (7-1, 5-1) remain in control of the Southeastern Conference's East Division.
It was their first game without star Marcus Lattimore, who suffered a season-ending knee injury Oct. 15 against Mississippi State.
Brandon Wilds had 137 yards on 28 carries and was the centerpiece of a methodical drive that ate up much of the third-quarter. He ran 11 times for 51 yards on the 20-play drive, and Shaw finished it off with a 5-yard touchdown run on a draw that gave the Gamecocks a 14-3 lead with 47 seconds in the third quarter.
Shaw was 10 for 18 for 87 yards and an interception.
Tennessee (3-5, 0-5) couldn't turn multiple South Carolina mistakes into points. Justin Worley finished 5 of 12 for 105 yards and two interceptions.
No. 15 Virginia Tech 14, Duke 10 -- Box Score | Full Recap
DURHAM, N.C. -- David Wilson rushed for 148 yards and No. 15 Virginia Tech overcame a sloppy performance to beat Duke 14-10 for its Atlantic Coast Conference-record 11th consecutive road victory.
Logan Thomas was 17 of 28 for 190 yards with two interceptions and a 2-yard touchdown pass to Eric Martin. Josh Oglesby added a 1-yard scoring run for the Coastal Division-leading Hokies (8-1, 4-1).
They entered as 15-point favorites, were sluggish and inefficient throughout, yet came up with enough plays to claim their fourth consecutive victory. Virginia Tech rolled up 433 yards yet gave up 326 to Duke.
Sean Renfree was 17 of 35 for 204 yards but was intercepted three times for the Blue Devils (3-5, 1-3). They couldn't overcome four turnovers and lost their third consecutive overall and 44th in a row against nationally ranked teams.
Missouri 38, No. 16 Texas A&M 31 (OT) -- Box Score Highlights | Full Recap
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- James Franklin's 11-yard touchdown pass to Marcus Lucas in overtime lifted the Missouri Tigers to a 38-31 win against No. 16 Texas A&M.
The Tigers had a chance to win it in regulation, but a 46-yard field goal attempt sailed wide right as time expired.
Missouri (4-4, 2-3 Big 12) got the ball when Jacquies Smith caused a fumble by Tannehill, which was recovered by Dominique Hamilton.
The Aggies led by 11 at halftime, but Missouri took a 31-28 lead on an 11-yard run by Henry Josey with about eight minutes left. Texas A&M (5-3, 3-2) tied it on a 35-yard field goal about four minutes later.
No. 17 Michigan 36, Purdue 36 -- Box Score Highlights | Full Recap
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Fitzgerald Toussaint ran for a career-high 170 yards and tied a career high with two touchdowns, leading No. 17 Michigan to a 36-14 win against Purdue.
The Wolverines (7-1, 3-1 Big Ten) gave up a TD on the opening drive of the game, then scored 36 consecutive points to bounce back from their first loss of the season, two weeks ago at Michigan State.
The Boilermakers (4-4, 2-2) haven't won or lost consecutive games this year.
Toussaint had 155 yards rushing through three quarters, helping Michigan find a rusher to take some of the load from quarterback Denard Robinson. Backup Michael Shaw ran for a 37-yard TD on his first carry early in the fourth for a 36-7 lead.
No. 18 Houston 73, Rice 34 -- Box Score | Full Recap
HOUSTON -- Houston's Case Keenum had just thrown his fifth touchdown pass against Rice to set the Football Bowl Subdivision record for career TD tosses and coach Kevin Sumlin was screaming at the officials to give him the ball.
They didn't hear him and the record-setting ball sailed into the stands as Houston kicked the extra point.
Sumlin was relieved as he watched the fan who caught it throw it back onto the field so he could present it to his quarterback after the game.
Keenum didn't slow down after that, finishing with a career-high nine TD passes as the 18th-ranked Cougars overcame a slow start in a 73-34 win against Rice on a rain soaked Thursday night.
Iowa State 41, No. 19 Texas Tech 7 -- Box Score | Full Recap
LUBBOCK, Texas -- Redshirt freshman Jared Barnett threw for a touchdown and ran for another, and Iowa State shocked No. 19 Texas Tech 41-7, a week after the Red Raiders won at Oklahoma.
Making his first start, Barnett's mobility caused the Red Raiders defense fits. He rushed for 92 yards on 19 carries and completed 14 of 26 passes for 144 yards. His touchdowns were career firsts.
It was the largest margin of victory against a ranked team for Iowa State since the Cyclones beat No. 20 Nebraska in Ames by 22 points (36-14) in 2002.
Seth Doege completed 16 of 32 passes for a season-low 171 yards for the Red Raiders (5-3, 2-3). He threw two interceptions, lost a fumble and scored the Red Raiders lone score on an 8-yard touchdown run.
Iowa State (1-4, 4-4) rolled up 368 rushing yards against Texas Tech's 105th-ranked rushing defense.
No. 21 Penn State, Illinois 7 -- Box Score Highlights | Full Recap
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Joe Paterno broke Eddie Robinson's record for victories by a Division I coach with No. 409 in Penn State's sloppy 10-7 win against Illinois.
The 21st-ranked Nittany Lions (8-1, 5-0 Big Ten) overcame six fumbles with Silas Redd's 3-yard touchdown run with 1:08 to go.
Illinois (6-3, 2-3) drove from its 17 to the Penn State 25, but Derek Dimke's 42-yard field goal attempt bounced off the right upright as time expired.
Redd had a career-high 30 carries for 137 yards for Penn State, none bigger than his late run set up after Illinois corner Justin Green was whistled for pass interference after breaking up a fourth-down pass for Derek Moye in the end zone.
No. 22 Georgia 24, Florida 20 -- Box Score Highlights | Full Recap
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Aaron Murray threw two touchdown passes on fourth down, and No. 22 Georgia overcame several mistakes to beat Southeastern Conference rival Florida 24-20.
The Bulldogs, at the very least, kept pace with South Carolina in the Eastern Division.
It was Georgia's fourth victory in the last 22 games against Florida and could be a big one for coach Mark Richt. He had been under pressure since losing his first two games this season.
Now, the Bulldogs (6-2, 5-1 SEC) have won six consecutive.
The Gators have lost four in a row for the first time since 1988, a streak that certainly will taint coach Will Muschamp's first season in Gainesville.
The latest loss came against Muschamp's alma mater and eliminated Florida (4-4, 2-4) in the division race.
No. 23 Arizona State 48, Colorado 14 -- Box Score Highlights | Full Recap
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Brock Osweiler threw for 307 yards and two touchdowns, Cameron Marshall added three scores on the ground and No. 23 Arizona State avoided a letdown with a 48-14 rout against Colorado.
In control of the Pac-12 South, Arizona State couldn't afford a slip-up against an injury-riddled, 31-point underdog.
The Sun Devils (6-2, 4-1 Pac-12) made sure there wasn't one with a dominating performance, manhandling the Buffaloes on both sides of the ball while jumping out to a 21-point lead in the first quarter.
Marshall finished with 114 yards on 15 carries, Arizona State had 522 total yards and its defense forced five turnovers to stay ahead of UCLA in the division race.
Colorado (1-8, 0-5) couldn't stop Arizona State's passing, its running or hold onto the ball on offense for its 22nd consecutive road loss and sixth consecutive overall.
No. 25 West Virginia 41, Rutgers 31 -- Box Score | Full Recap
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Geno Smith threw two second-half touchdowns and scored a go-ahead TD on a fourth-down, 1-yard run with 6:18 to play as No. 25 West Virginia rallied for a 41-31 victory in a game played in a wet, snowy pre-Halloween storm.
Smith sandwiched touchdown passes of 19-yards to Stedman Bailey and 20-yards to Tavon Austin around his clutch, dive into the end zone in rallying the Mountaineers (6-2, 2-1 Big East) from a 10-point halftime deficit to their 17th consecutive win against Rutgers (5-3, 2-2)
Austin also scored on an 80-yard run and Shawne Alston scored on runs of 52 and 2 yards for West Virginia, which earlier this week announced its intention to leave the Big East and join the Big 12 next season.
Freshman Gary Nova threw two touchdown passes for the Scarlet Knights and Jawan Jamison scored on run of 1 and 18 yards for the Scarlet Knights.