Oklahoma St. survives Kansas State
Review: Houston’s Keenum, Boise State’s Moore set NCAA marks
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STILLWATER, Okla. -- Brandon Weeden threw for a school record 502 yards and four touchdowns, and Joseph Randle scored the final, tiebreaking 23-yard touchdown with 2:16 remaining to lift No. 3 Oklahoma State to a 52-45 victory against No. 17 Kansas State on Saturday night.
The Cowboys (9-0, 6-0 Big 12) matched the best start in school history and survived quite a scare from K-State (7-2, 4-2), which had three shots at the end zone in the final 12 seconds.
Collin Klein missed on 5-yard passes intended for Tyler Locketta and Chris Harper and then overshot Tramaine Thompson in the end zone as time expired. Oklahoma State's players rushed on to the field to celebrate, their national championship hopes still intact.
No. 1 LSU 9, No. 2 Alabama 6 (OT) -- Box Score Highlights | Full Recap
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- No. 1 LSU gained the inside track to the BCS title game, beating No. 2 Alabama 9-6 on Drew Alleman's 25-yard field goal in overtime after a fierce defensive struggle in which neither team reached the end zone.
The Crimson Tide missed four field goals, including Cade Foster's 52-yard attempt after Alabama got the ball first in the extra period. LSU appeared to win the game on Michael Ford's run around left end after taking a pitch, but he stepped out of bounds at the 7.
After two plays gained nothing, LSU (9-0, 6-0 Southeastern Conference) sent on Alleman to attempt his third field goal of the game on third down. Alabama (8-1, 5-1) tried to freeze him by calling timeout, but he calmly knocked it through to set off a wild celebration by the visiting team.
No. 4 Stanford 38, Oregon State 13 -- Box Score Highlights | Full Recap
CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Andrew Luck shook off the rain and the chill to throw for 206 yards and three touchdowns in No. 4 Stanford’s 38-13 victory against Oregon State.
The victory was costly for the Cardinal, who lost senior receiver Chris Owusu to a concussion in the second quarter after a helmet-to-helmet collision with Beavers cornerback Jordan Poyer. Owusu was taken from the field by ambulance.
Stanford (9-0, 7-0 Pac-12) extended the nation’s longest winning streak to 17 games. The Cardinal have not opened 9-0 since 1952.
Redshirt freshman Sean Mannion threw for 252 yards and a touchdown for Oregon State (2-7, 2-4), which is guaranteed a losing season with the defeat. The Beavers’ only wins have come against Arizona and Washington State.
No. 5 Boise State 48, UNLV 21 -- Box Score | Full Recap
LAS VEGAS -- Kellen Moore threw five touchdown passes to become college football's winningest quarterback and No. 5 Boise State brushed off a first-half scare from UNLV in a 48-21 victory.
Moore threw two touchdowns each to Tyler Shoemaker and Matt Miller, racking up 224 yards through the air on 18 of 31 passing. Moore did not see the end of the game as he left early in the fourth quarter with the Broncos considerably ahead, a familiar site for the new NCAA leader.
UNLV (2-6, 1-2 Mountain West Conference) matched the Broncos' first two touchdowns, but a pass interference call close to halftime set up Boise State's go-ahead score.
The victory gave Moore 46 career wins, one more than former Texas star Colt McCoy.
DJ Harper and Drew Wright each added rushing touchdowns for the Broncos (8-0, 3-0) in the fourth quarter as BSU cruised to its eighth win.
No. 6 Oregon 34, Washington 17 -- Box Score Highlights | Full Recap
SEATTLE -- Oregon's LaMichael James ran for 156 yards and a touchdown, and the sixth-ranked Ducks forced three key turnovers for a 34-17 win against Washington, extending the longest win streak in the rivalry with their foes to the north.
On a night filled with Washington nostalgia as the school honored the 1991 co-national championship team and said goodbye to Husky Stadium in its current incarnation before a $250 million renovation, the Ducks (8-1, 6-0) quacked the party.
Eddie Pleasant picked off Keith Price twice in the first half and Terrance Mitchell stripped tight end Michael Hartvigson late in the third quarter. The Ducks converted the three turnovers by Washington (6-3, 4-2 Pac-12) into 14 points.
No. 7 Oklahoma 41, Texas A&M 25 -- Box Score | Full Recap
NORMAN, Okla. -- Landry Jones threw two touchdown passes and Roy Finch and Blake Bell added short TD runs on consecutive possessions and No. 7 Oklahoma pulled away from Texas A&M 41-25.
The Sooners (8-1, 5-1 Big 12) led just 13-10 at halftime, but Texas A&M (5-4, 3-3) had its second-half troubles continue -- the Aggies gave up big second-half leads in its previous three losses.
The Aggies, headed for the Southeastern Conference, won’t miss coming to Norman. They’re now 0-7 on Owen Field during the Bob Stoops era; the previous six losses had come by an average of 41 points.
Jones threw third-quarter touchdown passes of 31 yards to Jaz Reynolds -- who made a nifty one-handed grab -- and 39 yards to Kenny Stills. Each came one play after an interception.
All-America receiver Ryan Broyles left the game in the third quarter with an apparent left knee injury. He had two catches for 87 yards and both helped set up touchdowns.
No. 8 Arkansas 44, No. 10 South Carolina 28 -- Box Score Highlights | Full Recap
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Tyler Wilson threw for 299 yards and two touchdowns as No. 8 Arkansas held on for a 44-28 win against No. 10 South Carolina.
Jarius Wright added four catches for 103 yards and a pair of touchdowns, and Dennis Johnson had a 98-yard kickoff return for a touchdown for the Razorbacks, who won their fifth consecutive.
Arkansas (8-1, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) outgained the Gamecocks 435-207, but a pair of missed field goals and key dropped passes kept the Razorbacks from securing the win until late.
The Razorbacks led 24-14 at halftime, but South Carolina (7-2, 5-2) pulled within 30-28 early in the fourth quarter on a touchdown run by quarterback Connor Shaw.
Arkansas answered with a pair of late touchdown runs by Ronnie Wingo and Broderick Green to pull away and keep their hopes alive for a return trip to a BCS bowl game.
Northwestern 28, No. 9 Nebraska 25 -- Box Score Highlights | Full Recap
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Second-string quarterback Kain Colter ran for two touchdowns and passed for another to lead Northwestern to a 28-25 upset of No. 9 Nebraska.
Filling in for injured starter Dan Persa in the second half, Colter scored from the 1 with 1:34 left to finish a 13-play, 66-yard drive that chewed more than 7 minutes off the clock after the Cornhuskers had pulled to 21-18.
Taylor Martinez, who passed for 289 yards and two scores, hurriedly moved Nebraska (7-2, 3-2 Big Ten) down the field. He hit Kenny Bell for a 14-yard touchdown with 18 seconds to play, but Charles Brown recovered the onside kick and Northwestern (4-5, 2-4) ran out the clock.
Persa injured his left shoulder in the second quarter when he was slammed to the ground by Eric Martin.
Colter ran for 58 yards and completed four of six passes for 115 yards.
Iowa 24, No. 13 Michigan 16 -- Box Score Highlights | Full Recap
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Marcus Coker ran for 132 yards and a pair of touchdown and Iowa held off a late Michigan rally to beat the 13th-ranked Wolverines 24-16 on Saturday.
James Vandenberg added 171 yards passing and a TD for the Hawkeyes (6-3, 3-2 Big Ten), who've won three consecutive against Michigan for the first time in school history.
Michigan drove to Iowa's 3-yard line with 16 seconds left. But Denard Robinson missed on four cthrows, with Iowa's B.J. Lowery breaking up Robinson's final toss to seal the win.
Vincent Smith appeared to pull the Wolverines (7-2, 3-2) within 24-22 on an 82-yard TD run after bouncing off Iowa's James Morris and going untouched for the score.
Replay officials overruled the call, but Michigan drove to the Hawkeyes doorstep before being stopped.
Robinson finished 17-of-37 passing for 194 yards and two TD passes.
No. 14 Houston 56, UAB 13 -- Box Score | Full Recap
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Case Keenum threw for 407 yards to become the most prolific passer in NCAA history and he added his first two rushing touchdowns of the season to lead No. 14 Houston past UAB 56-13.
Keenum passed Timmy Chang's career record of 17,072 yards passing for Hawaii from 2000-04. Keenum finished the game with 17,212 yards passing.
Houston (9-0 overall, 5-0 Conference USA) has won its first nine games for the first time in school history. It also was 8-0 in 1979 and 1990.
Keenum completed 39 of 44 passes for 407 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. The senior completed a 16-yard pass to Justin Johnson in the third quarter to pass Chang's mark. Kennum tied Chang's record with a 26-yard pass to Johnson on the previous play.
Keenum, who threw nine TD passes against Rice last week, completed his first 11 passes against UAB (1-8, 1-5). He began the night 267 yards away from matching Chang's mark.
No. 15 Michigan State 31, Minnesota 24 -- Box Score Highlights | Full Recap
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Le'Veon Bell's 35-yard touchdown run with 10:58 remaining helped No. 15 Michigan State hold off upset-minded Minnesota 31-24.
Bell ran for 96 yards and two touchdowns, and Kirk Cousins threw for 296 yards and a pair of TDs. The Spartans (7-1, 4-1 Big Ten) trailed 24-21 after three quarters before rallying.
MarQueis Gray threw three touchdown passes to Da'Jon McKnight for the Golden Gophers (2-7, 1-4), who upset Iowa last weekend but were unable to shake up the conference title race again.
With the score tied at 24, Bell found running room to the right and went all the way to the end zone to put the Spartans ahead. Minnesota had the ball at the Michigan State 45 with 15 seconds left, but Gray threw an interception.
No. 18 Georgia 63, New Mexico State 16 -- Box Score Highlights | Full Recap
ATHENS, Ga. -- Aaron Murray threw five second-quarter touchdown passes, former walk-on receiver Brandon Harton ran for 98 yards and No. 18 Georgia won its seventh consecutive game by cruising past New Mexico State 63-16 on Saturday.
The Bulldogs (7-2) turned to Harton this week after Isaiah Crowell and Carlton Thomas were suspended one game for failing a drug test. Georgia was also without top reserve tailback Richard Samuel, who will miss the next month after undergoing ankle surgery.
But with Murray running the offense, Georgia had little reason for concern against New Mexico State (3-6).
Murray, who played only the first half, completed 18 of 23 passes for 238 yards, five TDs and no interceptions.
No. 19 Wisconsin 62, Purdue 17 -- Box Score Highlights | Full Recap
MADISON, Wis. -- Montee Ball rushed for a career-high 223 yards with three touchdowns and Wisconsin rebounded from back-to-back losses with a 62-17 rout of Purdue.
Russell Wilson threw two touchdowns and scored on a scramble for the Badgers (7-2, 3-2 Big Ten). The lopsided victory was a boost to the Badgers after their late collapses at Michigan State and Ohio State the past two weeks.
Raheem Mostert had five kickoff returns for 206 yards for the Boilermakers (4-5, 2-3), helping them stay in the game early on. Caleb TerBush started at quarterback for Purdue, with Robert Marve also getting some time.
Wilson was 15 of 20 for 205 yards, and had 76 yards rushing for the Badgers before coach Bret Bielema rested him early in the fourth quarter.
UCLA 29, No. 20 Arizona State 28 -- Box Score | Full Recap
PASADENA, Calif. -- Derrick Coleman scored the go-ahead touchdown for UCLA on a 1-yard run with 49 seconds to play, and Alex Garoutte missed a 46-yard field goal attempt as time expired in the Bruins' 29-28 victory against No. 20 Arizona State.
Coleman's dive capped a perilous 79-yard drive featuring a fumble by Coleman, an offensive pass-interference penalty and a third-and-29 conversion by the Bruins (5-4, 4-2 Pac-12), who improbably moved into first place in the Pac-12 South for the first time since early last season.
Brock Osweiler passed for 264 yards and moved the Sun Devils 47 yards in 38 seconds to set up Garoutte's final attempt, but the freshman pushed it wide right -- his second miss of the half.
Osweiler rallied Arizona State from a nine-point deficit in the second half, capping a 93-yard drive with a 1-yard TD dive with 7:48 left.
No. 21 Southern California 42, Colorado 17 -- Box Score | Full Recap
BOULDER, Colo. -- Matt Barkley did it all Friday night, throwing for a school-record six touchdowns and saving another with a tackle following his sole interception as No. 21 Southern California bounced back from its heartbreaking triple-overtime loss to Stanford with a 42-17 win against Colorado on Friday night.
Curtis McNeal, an undersized junior tailback whose fumble ended USC's loss to the Cardinal, rushed for 87 yards on 10 carries in his first career start for the Trojans (7-2, 4-2 Pac-12) but he sat out most of the second half with a bruised knee and hip.
The win against the beleaguered Buffaloes (1-9, 0-6) capped a wild week for the Trojans that included two days of tirades from coach Lane Kiffin against several officiating decisions in last week's loss, which resulted in a hefty fine and an unprecedented reprimand from the league.
No. 23 Cincinnati 26, Pitt 23 -- Box Score | Full Recap
PITTSBURGH -- Zach Collaros threw for 214 yards and ran for two touchdowns as No. 23 Cincinnati took firm control of the Big East race with a 26-23 win against Pittsburgh.
Isaiah Pead rushed for 118 yards and Tony Miliano kicked four field goals for the Bearcats (7-1, 3-0 Big East), who won their sixth consecutive and took a significant step toward winning the program's third conference title in four years.
Pitt (4-5, 2-2) led by 10 early in the third quarter but a pair of turnovers deep in its own territory allowed Cincinnati to get back in the game.
Tino Sunseri ran for a touchdown and passed for another but Kevin Harper's 50-yard field goal attempt with 14 seconds left was wide right.
Louisville 38, No. 24 West Virginia 35 -- Box Score | Full Recap
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Teddy Bridgestone threw for one touchdown, Andrew Johnson returned a blocked field goal for another score and Louisville shocked No. 24 West Virginia 38-35.
Not expected to be a factor in the Big East this season, the surprising Cardinals (5-4, 3-1) won their third consecutive in a tight race and dealt a severe blow to West Virginia's title chances.
Louisville also got a payback of sorts after being overlooked in the recent Big 12 expansion sweepstakes, a bid that went to the Mountaineers.
Three different backs scored rushing touchdowns for Louisville, which broke a four-game losing streak in the series.
Geno Smith threw for 410 yards and three scores but couldn't bring the Mountaineers (6-3, 2-2) back from 10 points down in the fourth quarter.