No. 12 Georgia Tech slowed by Cavs
Review: Six top-25 teams fall; Clemson, K-State rally to win
The Cavaliers (4-2, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) sealed the victory by holding onto the ball for the final 6 minutes, making five first downs to get inside the Yellow Jackets' 5.
But they didn't need to score, and when quarterback Michael Rocco took a knee for a 3-yard loss on the game's final play, thousand of fans surged onto the field at Scott Stadium.
Georgia Tech (6-1, 3-1), off to its best start since 1966, came in with one of the nation's top offenses, but it was held to just two pass completions and a season-low 296 yards by a Virginia defense that made the most of an extra week to prepare for the tricky triple option.
No. 1 LSU 38, Tennessee 7 -- Box Score | Full Recap | Highlights
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Jarrett Lee threw two touchdown passes, and Spencer Ware caught one and ran for another score as No. 1 LSU stayed unbeaten with another rout, 38-7 against Tennessee 38-7.
Morris Claiborne's 89-yard interception return set up Lee's 5-yard touchdown pass to Rueben Randle for a 7-0 lead with 14:56 in the second quarter. The Tigers started their next drive on the Vols 36, and Ware took a screen pass from Lee 13 yards for another score.
Lee finished 10 of 14 for 115 yards, Jordan Jefferson had 73 yards rushing and a touchdown on 14 carries.
making is first start of the season, Matt Simms was 6 of 20 for 128 yards and two interceptions for Tennessee (3-3, 0-3).
No. 2 Alabama 52, Mississippi 7 -- Box Score | Full Recap | Highlights
OXFORD, Miss. -- Trent Richardson rushed for 183 yards and a career-high four touchdowns and No. 2 Alabama's defense smothered foundering Mississippi in a 52-7 win.
Richardson put the Rebels (2-4, 0-3 SEC) away with an electric 76-yard run midway through the third quarter and now leads the nation with six consecutive 100-yard games. He's scored 16 touchdowns this season for the Crimson Tide (7-0, 4-0) and displayed his rare combination of power and speed as he tossed aside Rebels with ease.
It was the most-lopisded defeat since a 49-3 loss to Florida in 1981 for Ole Miss, playing the first of three consecutive games against ranked opponents. The Rebels have lost eight consecutive to Alabama.
No. 3 Oklahoma 47, Kansas 17 -- Box Score | Full Recap | Highlights
LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Oklahoma All-American Ryan Broyles became the NCAA's career receptions leader on a record-setting night, Landry Jones threw for 363 yards and three scores and the third-ranked Sooners rolled to a 47-17 victory against Kansas.
Broyles finished with 13 catches for a school-record 217 yards, including a 57-yard touchdown grab midway through the second quarter. The catch broke former Purdue standout Taylor Stubblefield's record of 316 receptions -- Broyles finished the game with 326 in his career.
The senior from Norman, Okla., added another TD catch in the fourth quarter, giving him 44 for his career. He came into the game tied with former Oklahoma State star Rashaun Woods for the Big 12 mark.
Dominique Whaley added 165 yards rushing and a touchdown, and Michael Hunnicutt hit all four of his field-goal attempts for the Sooners (6-0, 3-0), who didn't put away the Jayhawks (2-4, 0-3) until Broyles' second touchdown catch with 10:22 remaining in the fourth quarter.
No. 4 Wisconsin 59, Indiana 7 -- Box Score | Full Recap | Highlights
MADISON, Wis. -- Quarterback Russell Wilson added a new chapter to his brief-but-growing legend, making a touchdown catch on a trick play as No. 4 Wisconsin routed Indiana 59-7.
Wilson, who is being touted as a Heisman Trophy candidate by Wisconsin (6-0, 2-0 Big Ten), added another memorable moment to his resume when he caught a 25-yard score from running back Montee Ball in the second quarter. Ball had a huge day, rushing for three touchdowns.
Wilson threw for 166 yards and a touchdown with 42 yards rushing. He was rested in the fourth quarter. James White added a touchdown rushing for the Badgers.Wisconsin was playing without top wide receiver Nick Toon, who sat out with a left foot injury.
Stephen Houston had a 67-yard touchdown run for the struggling Hoosiers (1-6, 0-3).
Indiana quarterback Edward Wright-Baker threw a pair of interceptions and had a fourth-quarter fumble in the end zone that was recovered for a touchdown by backup linebacker Derek Landisch. Freshman Tre Roberson also got some playing time.
No. 5 Boise State 63, Colorado State 13 -- Box Score | Full Recap | Highlights
FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- No. 5 Boise State is already the biggest bully in the Mountain West Conference, even if the Broncos' stay becomes short and sweet.
The Broncos routed Colorado State 63-13 in their Mountain West debut behind huge games from quarterback Kellen Moore, tailback Doug Martin and wide receiver Tyler Shoemaker.
Moore threw for 338 yards and four touchdowns on 26 of 30 passing, Martin ran 20 times for 200 yards and three scores and Shoemaker caught nine passes for 180 yards and two TDs and added a 36-yard run on a fake punt that led to another score for the Broncos (6-0, 1-0).
And the trio did all of this damage in just 2 1/2 quarters before watching the backups finish off the brutal beatdown of the Rams (3-3, 1-1).
No. 6 Oklahoma State 38, No. 22 Texas 26 -- Box Score | Full Recap | Highlights
AUSTIN, Texas -- Jeremy Smith ran for 140 yards and scored on two long touchdown runs and No. 6 Oklahoma State beat No. 22 Texas 38-26.
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Smith went 30 and 74 yards for scores and Justin Gilbert returned the third quarter kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown. Gilbert tied the Oklahoma State (6-0, 3-0 Big 12) school record for career kickoff TD returns with four.
Fozzy Whittaker had a 100-yard touchdown return on the ensuing kickoff for Texas, but the Longhorns (4-2, 1-2) never led and lost for the sixth time in their last 10 homes games.
Oklahoma State's Brandon Weeden passed for 218 yards with a touchdown to Justin Blackmon.
Texas freshman quarterback David Ash got his first career start and took every snap in the loss after rotating with sophomore Case McCoy the previous three weeks.
No. 7 Stanford 44, Washington State 14 -- Box Score | Full Recap
PULLMAN, Wash. -- Andrew Luck threw two third-quarter touchdown passes to Levine Toilolo as No. 7 Stanford beat Washington State 44-14 to extend the nation's longest winning streak to a school record 14 consecutive games.
Stanford (6-0, 4-0 Pac-12) struggled against the Cougars' defense before blowing the game open in the second half. Luck, a Heisman Trophy candidate, finished with four touchdown passes, all in the second half.
Washington State (3-3, 1-2) hoped to get a boost from the return of starting quarterback Jeff Tuel. But they had little success against a Stanford defense that is allowing just 10 points per game.
No. 8 Clemson 56, Maryland 45 -- Box Score | Full Recap
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Tajh Boyd threw four touchdown passes, freshman Sammy and No. 8 Clemson rallied from an 18-point deficit against Maryland to remain unbeaten with a 56-45.
The Tigers (7-0, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) trailed 28-10 late in the first half and 35-17 in the third quarter before storming back behind Boyd, who went 26 for 38 for 270 yards as the catalyst of an offense that amassed 576 yards.
Boyd had plenty of help. Watkins scored on an 89-yard kickoff return that put Clemson up 49-45 with 7:24 left. Watkins returned an earlier kickoff 70 yards, and his 345 all-purpose yards set a school record.
No. 9 Oregon 41, No. 18 Arizona State 27 -- Box Score | Full Recap
EUGENE, Ore. -- Darron Thomas threw for 187 yards and two touchdowns before he left with left leg injury and ninth-ranked Oregon survived his absence with a 41-27 victory against No. 18 Arizona State.
Kenjon Barner, who started in place of James, ran for 171 yards and a touchdown, while freshman De'Anthony Thomas ran for 73 yards and two scores for Oregon (5-1, 3-0 Pac-12).
Brock Osweiler threw for 291 yards and two scores for the Sun Devils (5-2, 3-1), who have lost seven consecutive to the Ducks.
It was Oregon's 20th consecutive victory at Autzen Stadium, as well as the Ducks' 15th consecutive victory against a conference foe.
No. 23 Michigan State 28, No. 11 Michigan 14 -- Box Score | Full Recap | Highlights
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Keshawn Martin scored twice in the third quarter on similar lunges to the end zone, and No. 23 Michigan State held off Denard Robinson and No. 11 Michigan 28-14 for its fourth consecutive victory against the Wolverines.
The Spartans (5-1, 2-0 Big Ten) equaled their longest winning streak against their in-state rivals.
Michigan (6-1, 2-1) lost for the first time under coach Brady Hoke. The Wolverines had a chance to tie it, but Robinson was sacked on fourth-and-1 from the Michigan State 9-yard line with 6:16 to play.
Robinson later threw an interception, and Isaiah Lewis returned it 39 yards for a touchdown with 4:31 left to make it 28-14. Shortly after that, Robinson was shaken up by a hit and left the game.
No. 15 South Carolina 14, Mississippi State 12 -- Box Score | Full Recap | Highlights
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Alshon Jeffrey caught a 4-yard touchdown pass from Connor Shaw with 3:50 left in the fourth quarter and No. 15 South Carolina rallied to beat Mississippi State 14-12.
In his third career start, Shaw struggled for much of the afternoon. But the South Carolina (6-1, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) sophomore threw a perfect pass to Jeffrey, who stretched his 6-foot-4, 229-pound frame over two Mississippi State (3-4, 0-4) defenders to catch the game winner.
Shaw completed 21 of 31 passes for 160 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.
South Carolina's Marcus Lattimore came into the game averaging an SEC-best 129.8 rushing yards per game, but only managed 39 against the hard-hitting Bulldogs. He left the game in the fourth quarter with an apparent leg injury.
Mississippi State was driving late in the game, but Tyler Russell's pass was intercepted by D.J. Swearinger with 1:45 remaining.
Ohio State 17, No. 16 Illinois 7 -- Box Score | Full Recap | Highlights
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Daniel Herron, who hadn't played since the Sugar Bowl in January because of NCAA suspensions, ran for 114 yards and a touchdown in his return to lead Ohio State past No. 16 Illinois 17-7.
With true freshman Braxton Miller at quarterback, the struggling offense of Ohio State (4-3, 2-1 Big Ten) counted on Herron against Illinois (6-1, 2-1). The Buckeyes didn't complete a pass until Miller hit Jake Stoneburner for a fourth-quarter touchdown and a 17-0 lead.
The Buckeyes' defense forced three turnovers and turned two of them into their only touchdowns. Herron's 12-yard touchdown run followed an interception by Bradley Roby and put Ohio State up 10-0 in the third quarter.
Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase was 20 of 34 for 169 yards, two interceptions and a late TD pass.
No. 17 Kansas State 41, Texas Tech 34 -- Box Score | Full Recap | Highlights
LUBBOCK, Texas -- Collin Klein ran for three touchdowns and threw for another as No. 17 Kansas State came from behind to beat Texas Tech 41-34.
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Klein ran for 110 yards on 23 carries, scoring on three short runs and hitting Chris Harper for a 3-yard TD pass on the Wildcats (6-0, 3-0) first drive of the third quarter.
Tyler Lockett returned a kickoff 100 yards early in the second quarter for the Wildcats, who are undefeated after six games for the first time since 2000.
Texas Tech (4-2, 1-2) was held to two field goals in the second half.
Seth Doege had 461 yards and a touchdown on 43 of 63 passing, but had three of his four turnovers in consecutive possessions in the fourth quarter. He also ran for a score.
No. 19 Virginia Tech 38, Wake Forest 17 -- Box Score | Full Recap
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Logan Thomas rushed for two touchdowns and passed for two more to lead No. 19 Virginia Tech past Wake Forest 38-17.
Thomas finished 17 of 32 for 280 yards with scoring passes of 20 yards to Jarrett Boykin and 30 yards to Marcus Davis, and added scoring runs of 1 and 3 yards for the Hokies (6-1, 2-1 ACC). They shook off an early 10-point deficit and took command by reeling off four touchdowns in an 11-minute, 7-second span.
Boykin caught seven passes for 149 yards to help Virginia Tech win its second consecutive overall and its fifth in a row in the series, and snap Wake Forest's four-game winning streak.
Tanner Price was 19 of 33 for 254 yards with touchdowns of 79 yards to Chris Givens and 4 yards to Cameron Ford for the Demon Deacons (4-2, 3-1). They were denied the first consecutive wins against top 25 teams in school history.
David Wilson finished with 136 yards rushing and a 7-yard touchdown for the Hokies, who couldn't get anything going against an inspired Wake Forest defense until midway through the second quarter.
No. 21 Texas A&M 55, No. 20 Baylor 28 -- Box Score | Full Recap
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Ryan Tannehill threw for 415 yards and a career-high six touchdowns and Ryan Swope caught four of them to lead No. 21 Texas A&M to a 55-28 win against No. 20 Baylor.
The Bears got within six points after a touchdown run by Terrance Ganaway in third quarter before the Aggies scored 21 consecutive to take a 55-28 lead with about six minutes remaining.
Swope's fourth touchdown -- his second 68-yard reception of the game -- was the first in that span. He finished with 206 yards receiving and also had a 68-yard TD reception in the second quarter. He also scored on receptions of 8 and 5 yards.
Baylor star quarterback Robert Griffin III threw for a school-record 430 yards and three touchdowns, but the Bears had trouble running the ball and were outgained 266-50 on the ground. Griffin is the third quarterback this season to set a school record against the Aggies' worst-in-the-nation pass defense.
No. 24 Auburn 17, Florida 6 -- Box Score | Full Recap | Highlights
AUBURN, Ala. -- Onterio McCalebb opened the fourth quarter with a 14-yard touchdown run, Ikeem Means recovered a muffed punt late and No. 24 Auburn beat Florida 17-6 in a defensive game that saw seven players take snaps at quarterback.
Two teams that have combined to win three of the last five national titles with creative offenses, turned to backup QBs in the second half in search of some offensive life.
The Tigers (5-2, 3-1 Southeastern Conference) got a spark from No. 2 quarterback Clint Moseley but also got plenty of help from Florida (4-2, 2-3), which committed three turnovers and muffed two punts.
The Gators would have had the ball near midfield with about 3 minutes left but Robert Clark had the ball squirt through his arms after calling a fair catch. Cody Parkey then put the game away with a 42-yard field goal with 35 seconds left.