Top 25 Rundown : Week 10: Collin Klein Hurt, Kenjon Barner runs for 321 yards, 5 TDs

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The Upsets

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Final

San Diego St 21

(7-3, 5-1 MWC)

(19) Boise St 19

(7-2, 4-1 MWC)

Special teams key SDSU’s upset of Boise State

Adam Muema Adam Muema #4 of the San Diego State Aztecs runs the ball against the Boise State Broncos at Bronco Stadium on November 3, 2012 in Boise, Idaho.

Adam Muema rushed for 127 yards on 25 carries, including a 43-yard scamper that helped set up a touchdown that put the Aztecs on top 21-13 with 12:20 left in the game.

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Final/2OT

TCU 39

(6-3, 3-3 Big 12)

(21) West Virginia 38

(5-3, 2-3 Big 12)

TCU’s 2-point conversion beats West Virginia in double OT

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Josh Boyce had six catches for 180 yards and two scores.

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Final

(22) Arizona 10

(5-4, 2-4 Pac-12)

UCLA 66

(7-2, 4-2 Pac-12)

Johnathan Franklin sets Bruins rushing record as UCLA rips Arizona

 

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Johnathan Franklin gained 162 yards, redshirt freshman Brett Hundley passed for 288 yards and three touchdowns, and UCLA (No. 25 AP) overwhelmed Arizona (No. 22 BCS, No. 24 AP) 66-10 to move into first place in the Pac-12 South.

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Final

(23) Texas 31

(7-2, 4-2 Big 12)

(18) Texas Tech 22

(6-3, 3-3 Big 12)

David Ash, Mike Davis deliver third straight win for Texas

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Freshman Johnathan Gray got his second straight 100-yard rushing game for Texas, with 106 yards on 20 carries.
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The Close Calls

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Final

(1) Alabama 21

(9-0, 6-0 SEC)

(5) LSU 17

(7-2, 3-2 SEC)

AJ McCarron’s late TD helps Alabama escape LSU with victory

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McCarron finished 14 of 27 for 165 yards and has still yet to throw an interception this season. Eddie Lacy finished with 83 yards rushing, while Yeldon had 76.

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Final/3OT

Pittsburgh 26

(4-5, 1-3 Big East)

(3) Notre Dame 29

(9-0, 6-0 home)

Notre Dame rallies to outlast upset-minded Pitt in triple overtime

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Everett Golson scored on a quarterback sneak in the third overtime and the Fighting Irish (No. 3 BCS, No. 4 AP) came back from a 14-point deficit Saturday to beat Pittsburgh 29-26.

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Final

Missouri 7

(4-5, 1-5 SEC)

(7) Florida 14

(8-1, 7-1 SEC)

Florida escapes Missouri after James Franklin throws 4th interception

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Missouri’s James Franklin, who sprained his left knee against Vanderbilt on Oct. 6 and sat out all or part of the last two games, finished with four interceptions. He completed 24 of 51 passes for 236 yards. He overthrew open receivers much of the day and had less mobility than normal.

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Final

(20) Nebraska 28

(7-2, 4-1 Big Ten)

Michigan St 24

(5-5, 2-4 Big Ten)

Late TD pushes Nebraska past Michigan State

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Taylor Martinez rushed for 205 yards and two touchdowns, becoming Nebraska’s career leader in total offense. He also threw three interceptions, but was still standing at the end. Ameer Abdullah added 110 yards on 22 carries .
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Taking Care of  Business

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Final

(24) Oklahoma St 30

(5-3, 3-2 Big 12)

(2) Kansas St 44

(9-0, 6-0 Big 12)

 

Collin Klein hurt while leading K-State by Oklahoma State

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Kansas State’s perfect season remained intact Saturday night. So did its national title hopes. The future of both may be in jeopardy, though, after Heisman Trophy front-runner Collin Klein left in the third quarter of a 44-30 victory over Oklahoma State with an undisclosed injury.

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Kansas State coach Bill Snyder declined to discuss the nature or severity of it afterward, and said he wasn’t sure whether Klein would be available for next Saturday’s game at TCU. “Obviously he was injured or we wouldn’t have taken him out,” Snyder said.

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Final

(4) Oregon 62

(9-0, 6-0 Pac-12)

(17) USC 51

(6-3, 4-3 Pac-12)

Oregon prevails as Kenjon Barner burns USC for 321 yards, 5 TDs

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Kenjon Barner ran for a school-record 321 yards and five touchdowns, Marcus Mariota threw four TD passes, and Oregon produced another landmark offensive performance in a 62-51 victory over Southern California (No. 17 BCS, No. 18 AP) on Saturday night.

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Final

Arizona St 26

(5-4, 3-3 Pac-12)

(11) Oregon St 36

(7-1, 5-1 Pac-12)

Cody Vaz overcomes shaky start as Oregon St. rolls

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Terron Ward rushed for 146 yards and a touchdown for the Beavers (7-1, 5-1), taking on extra work when starting running back Storm Woods couldn’t play because of a sore left knee.

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Final

(12) Oklahoma 35

(6-2, 4-1 Big 12)

Iowa St 20

(5-4, 2-4 Big 12)

No. 12 Sooners upend Iowa St. behind Landry Jones’ 4 TDs

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Landry Jones threw for 405 yards and a season-high four touchdowns, and Oklahoma (No. 12 BCS, No. 14 AP) beat Iowa State 35-20 on Saturday, moving coach Bob Stoops into a second-place tie with Bud Wilkinson on the Sooners’ career win list.

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Brennan Clay ran for a career-best 157 yards as the Sooners bounced back from a loss to Notre Dame. Oklahoma (6-2, 4-1 Big 12) has won 20 straight following a defeat in the regular season.
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The Blowouts

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Final

Ole Miss 10

(5-4, 2-3 SEC)

(6) Georgia 37

(8-1, 6-1 SEC)

Georgia one win from SEC title game after beating Ole Miss

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Aaron Murray threw for 384 yards, and  four touchdown passes and Georgia (No. 6 BCS, No. 7 AP) overcame a slow start to beat Mississippi 37-10 on Saturday and move one win away from a spot in the Southeastern Conference championship game.

Todd Gurley Todd Gurley #3 of the Georgia Bulldogs carries the ball against the Ole Miss Rebels at Sanford Stadium on November 3, 2012 in Athens, Georgia.

Freshman tailback Todd Gurley had 18 carries for 117 yards, his sixth 100-yard game of the season.

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Final

Temple 17

(3-5, 2-3 Big East)

(10) Louisville 45

(9-0, 4-0 Big East)

Teddy Bridgewater has career-high 5 TD passes as Louisville rolls

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Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater and the Cardinals (No. 10 BCS, No. 12 AP) did it again. The sophomore quarterback went 19 for 28, with 324 total yards, and threw for five touchdowns in another stellar game.  This helped the Cardinals rally from a deficit for the sixth game in a row — albeit an early one, this time — as Louisville beat Temple 45-17 on Saturday.

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Final

(13) Clemson 56

(8-1, 5-1 ACC)

Duke 20

(6-4, 3-3 ACC)

Clemson dismantles Duke behind Tajh Boyd’s 5 TD passes

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Tahj Boyd threw for 344 yards  and tied a school record with five touchdown passes (plus 3 interceptions) for the second straight week to help the Tigers (No. 13 BCS, No. 10 AP) beat Duke 56-20 on Saturday night.

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DeAndre Hopkins finished with four catches for 128 yards, reaching the 1,000-yard mark for the season while also setting the program record with his 22nd career touchdown catch.

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Final

(14) Stanford 48

(7-2, 5-1 Pac-12)

Colorado 0

(1-8, 1-5 Pac-12)

Stanford feasts on nation’s worst defense to rip Colorado

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To console his downtrodden team, Colorado coach Jon Embree delivered a rather simple postgame message: Things will get better.

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Final

(16) Texas A&M 38

(7-2, 4-2 SEC)

(15) Miss. St 13

(7-2, 3-2 SEC)

Johnny Manziel ignites Texas A&M in rout of Mississippi State

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Johnny Manziel and the Texas A&M Aggiesshredded another Southeastern Conference defense.The redshirt freshman picked apart Mississippi State (No. 15 BCS, No. 17 AP) by completing 30-of-36 passes for 311 yards and danced around the Bulldogs for 129 yards rushing and two touchdowns, leading the 16th-ranked Aggies to a 38-13 victory on Saturday.

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Final

UTSA 27

(5-4, 1-3 WAC)

(25) Louisiana Tech 51

(8-1, 3-0 WAC)

No. 25 La. Tech pulls away from UTSA with fake field goal

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Colby Cameron passed for 348 yards and Kenneth Dixon scored three touchdowns as Louisiana Tech (No. 25 BCS, No. 22 AP) pulled away from Texas-San Antonio in the fourth quarter in a 51-27 victory on Saturday.

 

Top 25 Rundown : Week 9: Collin Klein adds 4 more TD’s, bolsters Heisman credentials

The Upsets

Final

(2) Florida 9

(7-1, 6-1 SEC)

(10) Georgia 17

(7-1, 5-1 SEC)

No. 10 Bulldogs force six turnovers, upset No. 2 Gators

The Bulldogs stuffed the Gators (No. 2, No. 3) from every angle, forcing six turnovers in a 17-9 victory Saturday that left them on the cusp of the Southeastern Conference Championship Game.

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Final

(7) Oregon St 17

(6-1, 4-1 Pac-12)

Washington 20

(4-4, 2-3 Pac-12)

Washington sends No. 7 Oregon St. to first loss

Washington took advantage of four interceptions from Oregon State’s Sean Mannion in a 20-17 upset of the seventh-ranked Beavers on Saturday night.

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Final

(9) USC 36

(6-2, 4-2 Pac-12)

Arizona 39

(5-3, 2-3 Pac-12)

Arizona stuns No. 9 USC despite WR Marqise Lee’s record 345 yards

Matt Scott ran for 100 yards and got Arizona’s comeback started with a 10-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter. He threw for 369 yards, 259 of that on 10 catches by Austin Hill, and finished 27-for-50 passing.

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Final

Kent St 35

(7-1, 4-0 MAC)

(15) Rutgers 23

(7-1, 4-0 Big East)

Kent State gets first ever win over ranked foe by dropping Rutgers

Kent State intercepted Gary Nova six times and recovered a fumble to give the Mid-American Conference its second straight win over an undefeated Big East team. Toledo knocked off Cincinnati last week.

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Final

(22) Michigan 9

(5-3, 3-1 Big Ten)

Nebraska 23

(6-2, 3-1 Big Ten)

Michigan loses QB Denard Robinson in upset loss at Nebraska

Ameer Abdullah ran for 101 yards and a touchdown, and Nebraska’s defense dominated after Robinson left with an injury late in the first half in a 23-9 victory over Michigan (No. 22 BCS, No. 20 AP) on Saturday night.

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Final

(24) Ohio 20

(7-1, 3-1 MAC)

Miami (OH) 23

(4-4, 3-1 MAC)

Ohio bypasses tying field goal, comes up short in first loss

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Zac Dysert completed 21 of 36 passes for 311 yards with an interception in the end zone. The senior led Miami’s 59-yard drive to the go-ahead field goal, completing a 17-yard pass on third down to Nick Harwell, who finished with 138 yards receiving.

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Final/OT

Michigan St 16

(5-4, 2-3 Big Ten)

(25) Wisconsin 13

(6-3, 3-2 Big Ten)

Michigan State wins in OT to hand Wisconsin 1st home loss since 2009

After rushing for 804 yards in its last two games, Wisconsin managed a measly 19 yards rushing, its fewest in five years. Montee Ball, who had averaged better than 125 yards rushing in his last three games, was held to 46 and didn’t get close to the end zone. James White added 16.

The Close Calls

Final/OT

Cincinnati 31

(5-2, 1-1 Big East)

(16) Louisville 34

(8-0, 3-0 Big East)

No. 16 Louisville edges Cincy in OT to stay unbeaten

Teddy Bridgewater overcame a slow start and completed 24 of 41 passes for 416 yards and the pair of TD strikes to Parker, who had four catches for 120 yards.

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Final

Tennessee 35

(3-5, 0-5 SEC)

(13) South Carolina 38

(7-2, 5-2 SEC)

South Carolina overcomes loss of Marcus Lattimore to outlast Tennessee

Connor Shaw threw for three touchdowns and a career-high 356 yards. He also ran for another as the Gamecocks (7-2, 5-2 Southeastern Conference) snapped a two-game losing streak.

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Final

Washington St 17

(2-6, 0-5 Pac-12)

(17) Stanford 24

(6-2, 4-1 Pac-12)

No. 17 Stanford collects 10 sacks, tops Washington State

Josh Nunes found Jamal-Rashad Patterson on a broken play with the cornerback blitzing and no safety help over the top. Patterson caught the short pass and sprinted down the sideline for a 70-yard touchdown that put Stanford back in front 10-7 on its longest play of the season.

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Final

(23) Texas 21

(6-2, 3-2 Big 12)

Kansas 17

(1-7, 0-5 Big 12)

Case McCoy, No. 23 Texas need late rally to edge Kansas

Johnathan Gray, who totaled 111 yards rushing, ran for 31 to the Kansas 12 on Texas’ first play from scrimmage.

Taking Care of Business

Final

(5) Notre Dame 30

(8-0, 3-0 away)

(8) Oklahoma 13

(5-2, 3-1 Big 12)

Oklahoma’s Jalen Saunders has  record-setting performance in losing effort against Notre Dame.

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Jalen Saunders caught more passes in a game (15) and in a single quarter (eight) than any player in OU history, for a total of 181 yards.

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The Blowouts

Final

(11) Miss. St 7

(7-1, 3-1 SEC)

(1) Alabama 38

(8-0, 5-0 SEC)

Top-ranked Alabama rides fast start to rout of Mississippi State

AJ McCarron passed for 208 yards and two touchdowns, and the top-ranked Crimson Tide reached the end zone on its first three possessions in a muscle-flexing 38-7 victory over Mississippi State (No. 11 BCS, No. 13 AP) on Saturday night.

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Final

(14) Texas Tech 24

(6-2, 3-2 Big 12)

(3) Kansas St 55

(8-0, 5-0 Big 12)

Collin Klein’s 4 TDs lead K-State’s rout of Texas Tech

Collin Klein threw for 233 yards and two touchdowns, and had 83 yards and two more scores on the ground, bolstering his Heisman Trophy credentials.

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Final

Colorado 14

(1-7, 1-4 Pac-12)

(4) Oregon 70

(8-0, 5-0 Pac-12)

No. 4 Ducks score 56 in 1st half, roll past Buffaloes

 

Kenjon Barner rushed for 104 yards and two touchdowns, while De’Anthony Thomas rushed for another score and added a 73-yard punt return for a touchdown against the overmatched Buffs.

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Final

Duke 7

(6-3, 3-2 ACC)

(12) Florida St 48

(8-1, 5-1 ACC)

EJ Manuel, Devonta Freeman each have 2 TDs, No. 12 FSU drops Duke

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Deevonta Freeman,  finished with 105 yards rushing, and Wilder Jr. chipped in with 70 yards and a 1-yard TD run.

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Final

(20) Texas A&M 63

(6-2, 3-2 SEC)

Auburn 21

(1-7, 0-6 SEC)

Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M overpower slumping Auburn

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Trey Williams had 19 carries for 109 yards.

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Final

(21) Boise St 45

(7-1, 4-0 MWC)

Wyoming 14

(1-7, 0-4 MWC)

D.J. Harper, No. 21 Boise State cruise to 7th straight win

D.J. Harper rushed for 105 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Broncos past Wyoming 45-14 Saturday.

 

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The Upsets

Final

(21) Cincinnati 23

(5-1, 1-0 Big East)

Toledo 29

(7-1, 4-0 MAC)

Toledo corrals Munchie Legaux, Cincinnati to pull off upset

Toledo’s David Fluellen rushed for 162 yards on 24 carries. He shouldered the load on the Rockets’ decisive drive that ate up seven minutes in the fourth quarter.

The Close Calls

Final

BYU 14

(4-4, 0-3 away)

(5) Notre Dame 17

(7-0, 5-0 home)

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Final

(6) LSU 24

(7-1, 3-1 SEC)

(18) Texas A&M 19

(5-2, 2-2 SEC)

No. 6 LSU forces five turnovers, rallies past Texas A&M

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Jeremy Hill rushed for a career-high 127 yards and a touchdown.

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Final

(11) Georgia 29

(6-1, 4-1 SEC)

Kentucky 24

(1-7, 0-5 SEC)

QB Aaron Murray sets Georgia passing TD mark in win over Kentucky

Aaron Murray threw four touchdown passes to become the Georgia’s career leader, with the first three crucial in rallying the Bulldogs (No. 11 BCS, No. 13 AP) from deficits three times. The junior finished 30 of 38 for 427 yards.

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Final

South Florida 25

(2-5, 0-3 Big East)

(16) Louisville 27

(7-0, 2-0 Big East)

Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville slip USF, improve to 7-0

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Bridgewater was 21 of 25 for 256 yards and two TDs, and the sophomore quarterback also led the Cardinals with 74 yards rushing on 10 carries. He connected with nine different receivers in his seventh straight game with at least one touchdown pass.

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Final/3OT

(17) Texas Tech 56

(6-1, 3-1 Big 12)

(23) TCU 53

(5-2, 2-2 Big 12)

Seth Doege (7 TDs) leads Texas Tech past TCU in 3OT

Seth Doege’s career-best seven touchdowns passes came in a variety of ways, and Texas Tech (No. 17 BCS, No. 18 AP) needed every one of them Saturday.

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Final

Baylor 50

(3-3, 0-3 Big 12)

(25) Texas 56

(5-2, 2-2 Big 12)

Joe Bergeron’s five TDs help Texas outlast Baylor

Joe Bergeron ran for five touchdowns and No. 25 Texas outlasted Baylor 56-50 on Saturday night in another wild one in the Big 12, snapping the Longhorns’ two-game losing skid. Bergeron fell one touchdown short of the school record by Heisman Trophy-winning running back Ricky Williams.

Taking Care of Business

Final

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Final

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EJ Manuel completed 21 of 31 passes for Florida State (7-1, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), which won despite 12 penalties and five fumbles, two of them lost.

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Final

(20) Stanford 21

(5-2, 3-1 Pac-12)

California 3

(3-5, 2-3 Pac-12)

Stanford rolls Cal for 3rd Big Game win in row

Stepfan Taylor ran for a career-high 189 yards and a touchdown, and Stanford (No. 20 BCS, No. 22 AP) overwhelmed California 21-3 on Saturday for a third straight victory against its rival.

The Blowouts

Final

(3) Oregon 43

(7-0, 4-0 Pac-12)

Arizona St 21

(5-2, 3-1 Pac-12)

Kenjon Barner rushes for 3 TDs as Oregon runs over Arizona St.

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Kenjon Barner got Oregon started with a 71-yard touchdown two plays after Arizona State’s opening score, finishing with 143 yards and three touchdowns on 16 carries.

Freshman Marcus Mariota held up in his first game in a hostile environment, running for 135 yards and a touchdown, passing for another score, and even catching a TD pass from his backup.

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Final

(1) Alabama 44

(7-0, 4-0 SEC)

Tennessee 13

(3-4, 0-4 SEC)

AJ McCarron, Amari Cooper lead way as Alabama rips Vols

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Amari Cooper caught seven passes for 162 yards, the most receiving yards ever by an Alabama freshman.

T.J. Yeldon ran for 129 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries for his second consecutive game with at least 100 yards.

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Final

(7) South Carolina 11

(6-2, 4-2 SEC)

(2) Florida 44

(7-0, 6-0 SEC)

Spurrier bemoans Gamecocks’ fumbles

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A detailed study of Saturday’s game film of South Carolina’s 44-11 loss to Florida confirmed what USC coach Steve Spurrier already knew – the Gamecocks played badly. “Everyone was there, and saw it, or saw it on TV, that we fumbled the thing away early and really did not give our team a chance to play to win the game,” said Spurrier.

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Final

(4) Kansas St 55

(7-0, 4-0 Big 12)

(13) West Virginia 14

(5-2, 2-2 Big 12)

Collin Klein trumpets Heisman credentials as K-State routs West Virginia

Collin Klein threw for a career-high 323 yards and three touchdowns and ran for four scores as No. 4 Kansas State got little resistance from No. 17 West Virginia in a 55-14 victory Saturday night.

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Final

Kansas 7

(1-6, 0-4 Big 12)

(9) Oklahoma 52

(5-1, 3-1 Big 12)

No. 9 Sooners clobber Jayhawks behind Landry Jones

Landry Jones threw for 291 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions as Oklahoma improved to 14-0 under coach Bob Stoops in games immediately after the Longhorns matchup.

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Final

Colorado 6

(1-6, 1-3 Pac-12)

(10) USC 50

(6-1, 4-1 Pac-12)

Matt Barkley, Robert Woods both set USC records in win

Matt Barkley threw for 298 yards and six touchdowns while establishing USC’s new career mark for TD passes, and Robert Woods set a pair of school records himself in the Trojans’ 50-6 victory over Colorado on Saturday.

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Final

Mid Tennessee 3

(4-3, 2-1 Sun Belt)

(12) Miss. St 45

(7-0, 3-0 SEC)

Tyler Russell throws 3 TDs, helps No. 12 Miss. St. pull away

LaDarius Perkins finished with 125 yards rushing on 20 carries. He’s one of two running backs in the FBS to have a rushing touchdown in every game this season.

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Final

(15) Rutgers 35

(7-0, 4-0 Big East)

Temple 10

(3-3, 2-1 Big East)

Gary Nova, Rutgers rally past Temple in second half

Jawan Jamison had 114 yards rushing and 81 receiving.

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Final

Virginia Tech 17

(4-4, 2-2 ACC)

(19) Clemson 38

(6-1, 3-1 ACC)

Jonathan Meeks’ pick-six highlights big day for Clemson D vs. VT

All-American receiver Sammy Watkins had his most productive game this season with eight catches for 84 yards.

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Final

UNLV 7

(1-7, 1-2 MWC)

(22) Boise St 32

(6-1, 3-0 MWC)

Boise State’s dominating defense limits UNLV during rout

Joe Southwick #16 of the Boise State Broncos passes against the UNLV Rebels at Bronco Stadium on October 20, 2012 in Boise, Idaho.

Joe Southwick turned in one of his best games of the season thanks in part to an offensive line that gave him plenty of time to pick apart the Rebel secondary. Southwick was 22 of 30 for 243 yards, and he could have had more had his receivers held on to a couple of deep throws.

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Final

(24) Iowa St 10

(4-3, 1-3 Big 12)

Oklahoma St 31

(4-2, 2-1 Big 12)

J.W. Walsh throws for 415 yards, leads Oklahoma State past Iowa State

J.W. Walsh threw for 415 yards and a touchdown, and Joseph Randle scored twice and set up another touchdown with a big fourth-quarter run as Oklahoma State beat Iowa State (No. 24 BCS) 31-10 on Saturday.

Top 25 Rundown : Week 7: Denard Robinson’s 4 combined TDs lead Michigan in rout

The Upsets

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Final

(3) South Carolina 21

(6-1, 4-1 SEC)

Jeremy Hill capped his breakout game by leaping the fence dividing the field from the stands at Tiger Stadium and embracing a jubilant throng of students as they celebrated LSU’s quick ascendance back into the national title discussion.Hill highlighted a 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.

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Final

(5) West Virginia 14

(5-1, 2-1 Big 12)

Texas Tech 49

(5-1, 2-1 Big 12)

Texas Tech deals No. 5 West Virginia first loss of season

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“When you don’t have a pass rush, it’s a lot easier to make your reads,” said Texas Tech QB Seth Doege, who 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.

JaceAmaro finished with five receptions for 156 yards.

The Close Calls

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Final

(6) Kansas St 27

(6-0, 3-0 Big 12)

Iowa St 21

(4-2, 1-2 Big 12)

Collin Klein, No. 6 Kansas State hold off Iowa State

Collin Klein ran for 105 yards and three touchdowns and sixth-ranked Kansas State held off Iowa State 27-21 for its fifth straight win over the Cyclones.

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Final/OT

(17) Stanford 13

(4-2, 2-1 Pac-12)

(7) Notre Dame 20

(6-0, 4-0 home)

Notre Dame notches OT win over Stanford thanks to goal-line stand

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“We knew they were going to run the ball,” said Irish linebacker Manti Te’o, who made 11 tackles. “We knew that basically No. 33 (Taylor) was going to have the ball. So everybody had to do their job.”

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Final

(8) Ohio St 52

(7-0, 3-0 Big Ten)

Indiana 49

(2-4, 0-3 Big Ten)

Another big day from Braxton Miller helps Ohio State edge Indiana

Braxton Miller did everything No. 8 Ohio State needed to escape Indiana with a win, rushing for 149 yards, scoring on a 67-yard run and throwing TD passes of 60 and 46 yards.

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Final

(11) USC 24

(5-1, 3-1 Pac-12)

Washington 14

(3-3, 1-2 Pac-12)

Defense keys No. 11 USC’s win over Washington

Silas Redd rushed for 108 yards and a touchdown in the first half.

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Final

(18) Louisville 45

(6-0, 1-0 Big East)

Senorise Perry, No. 18 Louisville knock off Pittsburgh

Senorise Perry rushed for 101 yards and a career-high four touchdowns for Louisville (6-0, 1-0 Big East), which ended a four-game losing streak to Pitt.

DeVante Parker had four receptions for 153 yards, most of them coming after Strong’s blistering pep talk.

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Final

Tennessee 31

(3-3, 0-3 SEC)

(19) Miss. St 41

(6-0, 3-0 SEC)

Mississippi State gets past Tennessee to stay unbeaten

LaDarius Perkins added 101 rushing yards and a touchdown as the Bulldogs continued their best start to a season since 1999.

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Final

Syracuse 15

(2-4, 1-1 Big East)

(20) Rutgers 23

(6-0, 3-0 Big East)

Defense, special teams key No. 20 Rutgers’ win vs. Syracuse

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Big East defensive player of the year Khaseem Greene had 14 tackles, forced three fumbles, intercepted a pass and had 1½ sacks as Rutgers (6-0, 3-0) became bowl eligible for the seventh time in eight seasons.

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Final

(22) Texas A&M 59

(5-1, 2-1 SEC)

(23) Louisiana Tech 57

(5-1, 2-1 home)

QB Johnny Manziel accounts for 6 TDs as Texas A&M outguns La. Tech

Johnny Manziel accounted for six touchdowns, including two to fend off a late rally, and Texas A&M held on for a 59-57 win over Louisiana Tech to hand the Bulldogs their first loss.

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Final

Fresno St 10

(4-3, 2-1 MWC)

(24) Boise St 20

(5-1, 2-0 MWC)

D.J. Harper’s legs push Boise State past Fresno State

Senior D.J. Harper led the offense, rushing for 122 yards on 21 carries — his third game this year topping the 100-yard mark — and he put the Broncos up 17-0 two minutes before the half with a nifty 28-yard touchdown run.

Taking Care of Business

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Final

(4) Florida 31

(6-0, 5-0 SEC)

Vanderbilt 17

(2-4, 1-3 SEC)

QB Jeff Driskel breaks Tim Tebow’s rushing mark as Gators win

Jeff Driskel ran for 177 yards and three touchdowns, and the fourth-ranked Gators beat Vanderbilt 31-17 on Saturday night to stay undefeated going into their big showdown with No. 3 South Carolina.

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Final

(10) Oregon St 42

(5-0, 3-0 Pac-12)

BYU 24

(4-3, 4-1 home)

Cody Vaz tosses 3 TDs to lead No. 10 Oregon State

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Never mind if Cody Vazhadn’t taken a snap since 2010, or started a game since he was in high school.The Oregon State backup-turned-starter made it look easy in Saturday’s 42-24 win over Brigham Young, passing for three touchdowns and 332 yards against a defense rated fifth in the nation.

The Blowouts

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Final

(1) Alabama 42

(6-0, 3-0 SEC)

Missouri 10

(3-4, 0-4 SEC)

Eddie Lacy, T.J. Yeldon total 5 TDs, power No. 1 Bama by Mizzou

Eddie Lacy and T.J. Yeldon gave Alabama a pair of 100-yard rushers in the same game for the first time this season and the duo combined for five scores as Alabama beat Missouri 42-10 in a soggy, lightning-delayed game.

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Final

Boston College 7

(1-5, 0-3 ACC)

(12) Florida St 51

(6-1, 3-1 ACC)

EJ Manuel, FSU bounce back to bury Boston College

EJ Manuel threw for a career-high 439 yards and four touchdowns and kicker Dustin Hopkins became the Atlantic Coast Conference’s career scoring leader as the 12th-ranked Seminoles rebounded from their first loss of the season with a 51-7 victory over Boston College.

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Final

(15) Texas 21

(4-2, 1-2 Big 12)

(13) Oklahoma 63

(4-1, 2-1 Big 12)

Damien Williams, Blake Bell spark Oklahoma’s rout of Texas

Damien Williams broke off a 95-yard touchdown run for the longest rush in the rivalry’s history, Blake Bell powered his way in for four TDs, and No. 13 Oklahoma beat No. 15 Texas 63-21 on Saturday for its second straight blowout in the series.

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Final

Fordham 17

(4-3, 1-3 away)

(21) Cincinnati 49

(5-0, 1-0 Big East)

No. 21 Cincinnati routs Fordham to stay perfect

Munchie Legaux passed for two scores and ran for another and 21st-ranked Cincinnati scored on every second-half possession to roll over Fordham, 49-17 on Saturday night.

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Final

Illinois 0

(2-5, 0-3 Big Ten)

(25) Michigan 45

(4-2, 2-0 Big Ten)

Denard Robinson’s 4 combined TDs lead Michigan in rout

Denard Robinson overcame his mysterious first-quarter injury and then brushed aside the Illini almost as easily.Robinson threw two touchdown passes and ran for two scores, leading No. 25 Michigan in a 45-0 win over the Fighting Illini on Saturday.

Top 25 Rundown : Week 6 : Geno Smith tosses 4 more TDs

The Upsets

Final

(3) Florida St 16

(5-1, 2-1 ACC)

N Carolina St 17

(4-2, 1-1 ACC)

NC State scores late TD, stuns third-ranked Florida State

Chris Thompson ran for 115 of his 141 yards in the first half for the Seminoles in a losing effort.

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Final

(5) Georgia 7

(5-1, 3-1 SEC)

(6) South Carolina 35

(6-0, 4-0 SEC)

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Connor Shaw solid as South Carolina squashes Georgia to stay unbeaten

Marcus Lattimore finished with 109 yards and a touchdown, the third straight time he’s gone past the century mark on the Bulldogs.

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Final

Iowa St 37

(4-1, 1-1 Big 12)

(15) TCU 23

(4-1, 1-1 Big 12)

Iowa St. puts halt to No. 15 TCU’s 12-game win streak

Dual-threat redshirt freshman Trevone Boykin took over for Pachall, the second-year starter who is suspended indefinitely after his arrest early Thursday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. It was the first Big 12 home game for conference newcomer TCU (4-1, 1-1), which played without suspended quarterback Casey Pachall and had five turnovers.

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Final

(24) Northwestern 28

(5-1, 1-1 Big Ten)

Penn St 39

(4-2, 2-0 Big Ten)

Matt McGloin, Penn State deny No. 24 Northwestern rare 6-0 start

Matt McGloin finished 35 of 51 passing — setting a school record for completions in a game — for 282 yards and two scores. Zack Zwinak ran for 121 yards and a score on 28 carries.

WR Allen Robinson finished with nine receptions for 85 yards and two touchdowns.

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Final

(25) UCLA 17

(4-2, 1-2 Pac-12)

California 43

(2-4, 1-2 Pac-12)

Zach Maynard leads way as Cal stuns sloppy UCLA

California quarterback Zach Maynardmade a bad read on his first pass attempt when he tried to squeeze a pass into double coverage and it ended in an interception. He spent the rest of the night making UCLA’s defense pay for his mistake. Maynard matched his career high with four touchdown passes and added a fifth on the ground and California took advantage of six turnovers to stun No. 25 UCLA 43-17 on Saturday night.

C.J. Anderson added 151 yards rushing, 68 on a touchdown run in the fourth quarter to extend Cal’s lead to 26 points.

Richard Rodgers caught seven passes for 129 yards while Allen caught a pair of touchdowns and finished with eight receptions to move into third place on Cal’s career list.

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Final

(4) LSU 6

(5-1, 1-1 SEC)

(10) Florida 14

(5-0, 4-0 SEC)

Mike Gillislee, No. 10 Florida grind out win against No. 4 LSU

Mike Gillislee ran for a career-high 146 yards and two touchdowns, bringing the 10th-ranked Gators to life in the second half as they upended No. 4 LSU 14-6 on Saturday.

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The Close Calls

Final

(13) USC 38

(4-1, 2-1 Pac-12)

Utah 28

(2-3, 0-2 Pac-12)

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Matt Barkley, USC recover from rough start to beat Utah

Matt Barkley led the Trojans to 28 straight points, passing for 303 yards and three touchdowns in a 38-28 victory.

Marquise Lee finished with 12 catches for 192 yards, and Woods had six catches for 69 yards.

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Final

(8) West Virginia 48

(5-0, 2-0 Big 12)

(11) Texas 45

(4-1, 1-1 Big 12)

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Geno Smith tosses 4 more TDs as WVU tops Texas in shootout

Geno Smith passed for four touchdowns, Andrew Buie ran for 207 yards and two touchdowns and West Virginia came away with another wild victory, this time taking down the 11th-ranked Longhorns 48-45 on Saturday night.

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Final

Washington St 6

(2-4, 0-3 Pac-12)

(14) Oregon St 19

(4-0, 3-0 Pac-12)

Oregon St. overcomes Wazzou for 4-0 start

Markus Wheaton had 95 yards receiving and a touchdown. Oregon State has surpassed its win total for the 2011 season and is 4-0 for the first time since 2002.

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Final/OT

Arizona 48

(3-3, 0-3 Pac-12)

(18) Stanford 54

(4-1, 2-1 Pac-12)

Stanford rallies back, then beats Arizona in OT

Stephan Taylor finished with 142 yards rushing and two touchdowns. TE  Levine Toilolo had an outstanding 141 receiving yards on just 5 catches.

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Final

(20) Miss. St 27

(5-0, 2-0 SEC)

Kentucky 14

(1-5, 0-3 SEC)

Tyler Russell guides No. 20 Mississippi State past Kentucky

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LaDarius Perkins carried 25 times for 110 yards, including a 31-yard score, while Chad Bumphis added 104 receiving yards on 9 receptions. ‘

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Taking Care of Business

Final

Georgia Tech 31

(2-4, 1-3 ACC)

(15) Clemson 47

(5-1, 2-1 ACC)

Helped by Tajh Boyd, No. 15 Clemson gains 601 yards, rallies by GT

DeAndre Hopkins had 173 yards receiving on seven catches and two touchdowns.

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Final

Connecticut 3

(3-3, 0-1 Big East)

(22) Rutgers 19

(5-0, 2-0 Big East)

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Jawan Jamison rumbles for 110 yards as Rutgers rips UConn

Jawan Jamison ran for 110 yards for the 22nd-ranked Scarlet Knights and Wayne Warren returned an interception 25 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter to leave no doubt about the outcome.

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The Blowouts

Final

(23) Washington 21

(3-2, 1-1 Pac-12)

(2) Oregon 52

(6-0, 3-0 Pac-12)

Marcus Mariota, Colt Lyerla power Oregon by Washington

Marcus Mariota rebounded from an interception on the Ducks’ opening series to complete 15 of 24 passes and Oregon (6-0, 3-0 Pac-12) won its ninth straight overall dating back to last season, as well as its ninth straight in the series against the rival Huskies (3-2, 1-1).

Kenjon Barner, who went into the game ranked 10th in the nation with an average of 121 yards rushing per game, joined in, running for 122 yards.

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Final

Kansas 16

(1-4, 0-2 Big 12)

(7) Kansas St 56

(5-0, 2-0 Big 12)

John Hubert’s 4 TDs lead rout, keep Kansas State perfect

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“It seemed like the 3rd quarter went on forever.” Kansas Head Coach Charlie Weis said after watching his team get outscored 35-2 in the second half, after taking a 7-point lead into the half.

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Final

Miami (FL) 3

(4-2, 3-0 ACC)

(9) Notre Dame 41

(5-0, 3-0 home)

Mistakes, drops doom Hurricanes in 41-3 loss

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“There’s no excuses. We had too many penalties, too many drops. We lost our poise at times. We didn’t play well enough in this environment against a really good team and that’s my fault. I’ve got to get it fixed ” Miami coach Al Golden said.

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Final

(21) Nebraska 38

(4-2, 1-1 Big Ten)

(12) Ohio St 63

(6-0, 2-0 Big Ten)

Nebraska vs. OSU: What Happened to ‘3 Yards and a Cloud of Dust’?

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Past Nebraska teams played hard-nosed defense under the likes of Tom Osborne.  Current Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini played on some OSU teams back in the day that played stellar defense and ground opposing teams into the Horseshoe turf.  His Nebraska defense did not have an answer for OSU and Heisman candidate Braxton Miller.

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Final

(17) Oklahoma 41

(3-1, 1-1 Big 12)

Texas Tech 20

(4-1, 1-1 Big 12)

Texas Tech’s defense succumbs to Oklahoma

“Landry’s an excellent quarterback, and I thought just overall we had a good rhythm,” Stoops said after Jones threw two touchdowns in a 41-20 win over Texas Tech on Saturday. “Our receivers did a great job coming open, catching the ball.”

 

Top 25 Rundown : Week 5 : Geno Smith May Win Heisman

The Upsets

Final

(8) Stanford 13

(3-1, 1-1 Pac-12)

Washington 17

(3-1, 1-0 Pac-12)


Washington’s Bishop Sankey has breakout game against Stanford

Sophomore running back Bishop Sankey rushes for 144 yards, 61-yard touchdown in Huskies’ 17-13 upset.

Thursday night produced an early contender for Catch Of The Week status, with Washington’s Kasen Williams bringing in this perfect throw into double coverage by Keith Price.

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The Close Calls

Final

(4) Florida St 30

(5-0, 2-0 ACC)

South Florida 17

(2-3, 0-1 Big East)

Seminoles survive road test from South Florida

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EJ Manuel threw for 242 yards and one touchdown, helping the fourth-ranked Seminoles remain unbeaten Saturday night with a 30-17 victory over South Florida.

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Final

 

Tennessee 44

(3-2, 0-2 SEC)

(5) Georgia 51

(5-0, 3-0 SEC)

Todd Gurley, No. 5 UGA top Tennessee in 51-44 shootout

 

Todd Gurley ran for three touchdowns and Keith Marshall added two as No. 5 Georgia recovered after blowing a 17-point lead to beat Tennessee 51-44 on Saturday in the highest-scoring game ever between the SEC rivals.

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Final

 

(25) Baylor 63

(3-1, 0-1 Big 12)

(9) West Virginia 70

(4-0, 1-0 Big 12)

Geno Smith throws for 656 yards, 8 TDs in WVU’s wild 70-63 win

Geno Smith tied a conference mark with eight touchdown passes and narrowly missed another one with 656 yards passing.

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Final

 

(12) Texas 41

(4-0, 1-0 Big 12)

 

Oklahoma St 36

(2-2, 0-1 Big 12)

Joe Bergeron’s late TD run leads Texas past Oklahoma State

David Ash threw three touchdown passes to Jaxon Shipley and set up Joe Bergeron‘s 2-yard touchdown run with 29 seconds left in the Longhorns’ 41-36 victory over Oklahoma State on Saturday night.

 

Joseph Randle added a career-high 199 yards rushing and two touchdowns for the Cowboys.

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Final

 

(14) Ohio St 17

(5-0, 1-0 Big Ten)

 

(20) Michigan St 16

(3-2, 0-1 Big Ten)

Braxton Miller, No. 14 Ohio State hold off No. 20 Michigan State

 

Braxton Miller threw for 179 yards and ran for 136, and No. 14 Ohio State held off No. 20 Michigan State 17-16 on Saturday.

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Final

 

(15) TCU 24

(4-0, 1-0 Big 12)

 

SMU 16

(1-3, 1-2 home)

 

TCU’s Gary Patterson: We ‘survived’ SMU, but young squad must be ‘a lot better’ to beat Iowa State

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“Whoever didn’t screw it up was going to win this game,” TCU coach Gary Patterson said. “I’m not sure we didn’t screw it up more and just didn’t get lucky.”

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Final

 

(18) Oregon St 38

(3-0, 2-0 Pac-12)

 

Arizona 35

(3-2, 0-2 Pac-12)

Late TD pushes Oregon St. to win over Arizona

 

 Markus Wheaton caught 10 passes for 166 yards and a pair of touchdowns,

 

Storm Woods added for 161 yards and a touchdown for the Beavers, off to their first 3-0 start since 2002.

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Final

 

(19) Louisville 21

(5-0, 2-0 away)

 

Southern Miss 17

(0-4, 0-1 C-USA)

No. 19 Louisville rallies in rain to defeat Southern Miss

 

Senorise Perry rushed for 118 yards and two touchdowns and Jeremy Wright added 84 rushing yards as the Cardinals (5-0) continued their best start since 2006.

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Final

Wisconsin 27

(3-2, 0-1 Big Ten)

(22) Nebraska 30

(4-1, 1-0 Big Ten)

Taylor Martinez rallies Huskers from 17-point deficit vs. Badgers

Taylor Martinez guided four straight scoring drives against a tiring Wisconsin defense in the second half to lead the Cornhuskers’ comeback from a 17-point deficit to defeat the Badgers 30-27.

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Final

(24) Boise St 32

(3-1, 1-0 MWC)

New Mexico 29

(2-3, 0-1 MWC)

Boise State stifles New Mexico’s triple-option-powered rally

Joe Southwick passed for 311 yards and three touchdowns and Timmy Smith knocked down a fourth-down pass with two minutes to go Saturday to help No. 24 Boise State beat New Mexico 32-29 on Saturday.

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Business As Usual

Final

 

Ole Miss 14

(3-2, 0-1 SEC)

(1) Alabama 33

(5-0, 2-0 SEC)

Top-ranked Alabama eases past Ole Miss

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Wide receiver Amari Cooper’s breakout performance was recognized today when Alabama’s coaches named their players of the week.

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Final

Towson 22

(2-2, 1-0 CAA)

(3) LSU 38

(5-0, 1-0 SEC

No. 3 LSU overcomes slow start, beats FCS school Towson

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Teammates were fumbling and stumbling and committing penalties and missing tackles, but Beckham was spearheading the offensive attack. He caught his first two touchdowns of the season — from 27 and 53 yards — among his five receptions, and he accumulated a career-best 128 yards.

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Final

(17) Clemson 45

(4-1, 1-1 ACC)

Boston College 31

(1-3, 0-2 ACC)

Tajh Boyd runs for score, delivers Clemson past BC

 

Tajh Boyd threw for 367 yards and three touchdowns and ran in another himself as Clemson (4-1, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) bounced back after blowing a two-touchdown lead to No. 4 Florida State last week. Boyd completed 28 of 38 passes and ran 11 times for 42 yards and a TD.

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The Blowouts

Final

 

(2) Oregon 51

(5-0, 2-0 Pac-12)

 

Washington St 26

(2-3, 0-2 Pac-12)

Oregon rides big 3rd quarter to win vs. Wazzu

 

Oregon senior RB Kenjon Barner did it all against Washington State on Saturday, rushing for 195 yards on 20 carries to go along with three touchdowns.

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Final

 

(6) South Carolina 38

(5-0, 3-0 SEC)

 

Kentucky 17

(1-4, 0-2 SEC)

Marcus Lattimore (2 TDs), No. 6 South Carolina rally past Kentucky

 

Marcus Lattimore rushed 23 times for 120 yards and two second-half touchdowns and Kenny Miles added a 17-yard run as the Gamecocks (5-0, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) scored on five of six possessions.

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Geno Smith May Win Heisman, but West Virginia Can’t Win BCS Title

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Top 25 Rundown : Week 4

The Upsets

Final

(15) Kansas St 24

(4-0, 1-0 Big 12)

For John Hubert and No. 15 Kansas State, there is no sweeter payback than avenging a dream-crushing loss at the hands of No. 6 Oklahoma. Hubert ran for 130 yards and a
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Final

Oregon St 27

(2-0, 1-0 Pac-12)

(19) UCLA 20

(3-1, 0-1 Pac-12)

Sean Mannion tosses 2 TDs, helps Oregon State upend No. 19 UCLA

The Beavers’ duo of Sean Mannion and Storm Woods stole the spotlight. Mannion passed for a career-high 379 yards and two touchdowns, Woods rushed for 96 yards and another score, and underdog Oregon State put the clamps on No. 19 UCLA in opening its Pac-12 Conference season by beating the Bruins 27-20.

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The Close Calls

Final

BYU 6

(2-2, 0-2 away)

(24) Boise St 7

(2-1, 2-0 home)

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Mike Atkinson has often talked with his Boise State teammates about that rare moment of glory for a nose tackle: The elusive pick six. That heroic moment finally came Thursday night when he dropped back into pass coverage, stepped in front of a throw by Brigham Young quarterback Riley Nelson and rumbled 36 yards for a touchdown.

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Final

(2) LSU 12

(4-0, 1-0 SEC)

Auburn 10

(1-3, 0-2 SEC)

Defense leads LSU to victory against Auburn

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Defense still wins in the Southeastern Conference. Sam Montgomery and the LSU defense delivered a first-quarter safety and shut out Auburn in the second half to give the second-ranked Tigers a 12-10 victory Saturday night.

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Final

(10) Clemson 37

(3-1, 0-1 ACC)

(4) Florida St 49

(4-0, 2-0 ACC)

EJ Manuel, No. 4 FSU score 35 in 2nd half, top No. 10 Clemson

EJ Manuel was brilliant, completing 27 of 35 passes for a career-high 380 yards while rushing for another 102 to become the first Seminole quarterback since Charlie Ward in 1992 to pass for more than 300 yards and run for over 100 in a game.

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Final

Maryland 21

(2-2, 1-1 away)

(8) West Virginia 31

(3-0, 3-0 home)

Geno Smith, Tavon Austin team as West Virginia outlasts Maryland

West Virginia’s Tavon Austinjust can’t get enough of Maryland. Austin caught three touchdown passes in another remarkable game against his home-state Terrapins and No. 8 West Virginia outlasted Maryland 31-21 on Saturday. A Baltimore native, Austin accounted for half of West Virginia’s offense, catching 13 passes for 179 yards and setting a school record for career receptions.

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Final

(18) Michigan 6

(2-2, 0-2 away)

(11) Notre Dame 13

(4-0, 2-0 home)

Manti Te’o, defense drive Irish victory over Wolverines

Manti Te’o had two interceptions as the 11th-ranked Fighting Irish picked off five Michigan passes and forced a fumble.
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Final

(20) Louisville 28

(4-0, 1-0 away)

Florida Int 21

(1-3, 1-1 home)

Teddy Bridgewater powers No. 20 Louisville past FIU

Teddy Bridgewater passed for two touchdowns and ran for another score in the return to his home city, and No. 20 Louisville remained unbeaten by holding off Florida International 28-21 on Saturday night.

 

Taking Care of Business

Final

California 9

(1-3, 0-1 Pac-12)

(13) USC 27

(3-1, 1-1 Pac-12)

USC, Matt Barkley bounce back with victory against Cal

Matt Barkley passed for 192 yards and threw two touchdown passes to Marqise Lee, and No. 13 USC bounced back from its first defeat with a 27-9 victory over California on Saturday.

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Final

UAB 15

(0-3, 0-2 away)

(16) Ohio St 29

(4-0, 4-0 home)

Braxton Miller, No. 16 Ohio State overcome slow start, top UAB

Braxton Miller ran for two touchdowns and No. 16 Ohio State overcame a lethargic, mistake-filled and enigmatic effort to hold off UAB 29-15 on Saturday.

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Final

E Michigan 7

(0-4, 0-1 MAC)

(21) Michigan St 23

(3-1, 2-1 home)

Le’Veon Bell-led Michigan St. escapes Eastern Michigan

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Le’Veon Bell rushed for a career-high 253 yards and a touchdown but No. 21 Michigan State didn’t feel much like celebrating after the Spartans struggled to put away winless Eastern Michigan.

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The Blowouts

Final

Florida Atl 7

(1-3, 0-1 Sun Belt)

(1) Alabama 40

(4-0, 1-0 SEC)

AJ McCarron throws 3 TDs as No. 1 Alabama crushes Florida Atlantic

AJ McCarron threw three touchdown passes, including an early 85-yarder to Kenny Bell, and the Crimson Tide routed Florida Atlantic 40-7 on Saturday.

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Final

(22) Arizona 0

(3-1, 0-1 Pac-12)

(3) Oregon 49

(4-0, 1-0 Pac-12)

Marcus Mariota, No. 3 Oregon blow out No. 22 Arizona

Mariota threw for 260 yards and two touchdowns, including a 55-yard scoring pass to freshman Bralon Addison.

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Final

Vanderbilt 3

(1-3, 0-2 SEC)

(5) Georgia 48

(4-0, 2-0 SEC)

Todd Gurley,  Georgia ride fast start to rout of Vandy

Todd Gurley rushed for 130 yards and two touchdowns, including a 29-yard score in which he broke at least four tackles.

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Final

Missouri 10

(2-2, 0-2 SEC)

(7) South Carolina 31

(4-0, 2-0 SEC)

Connor Shaw completes 20 straight passes, fuels South Carolina’s rout

Leave it to Steve Spurrier to focus on Connor Shaw‘s one mistake.”Well, he got off to a slow start,” South Carolina‘s head ball coach said with a grin. “He missed his first one, I think.” Shaw was absolutely perfect after that, completing his final 20 passes for 252 yards and two touchdowns in the seventh-ranked Gamecocks 31-10 victory over Missouri on Saturday.

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Final

Kentucky 0

(1-3, 0-1 SEC)

(14) Florida 38

(4-0, 3-0 SEC)

Jeff Driskel, No. 14 Florida continue domination of Kentucky

Jeff Driskel accounted for two touchdowns, and No. 14 Florida beat Kentucky 38-0 Saturday for its 26th consecutive win in the Southeastern Conference series.

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Final

Virginia 7

(2-2, 0-1 ACC)

(17) TCU 27

(3-0, 1-0 Big 12)

Brandon Carter, Kenny Cain help No. 17 TCU win 11th straight

Brandon Carter had five catches for 128 yards, his second consecutive 100-yard receiving game. Pachall, the nation’s most efficient passer, completed 21 of 32 passes and is the first TCU quarterback since Casey Printers in 2001 with consecutive 300-yard passing games.

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Final

South Alabama 10

(1-3, 0-2 away)

(23) Miss. St 30

(4-0, 1-0 SEC)

Sluggish Mississippi St. downs South Alabama

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This was exactly the kind of lackluster effort that Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen hoped to avoid.Yes, the Bulldogs walked out of Davis Wade Stadium with a 30-10 victory on Saturday night. But it was underwhelming in almost every sense, and Mullen appeared more steamed than satisfied with the win. “It was everything we didn’t want to do in a game like this,” Mullen said.

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Final

Idaho St 7

(1-2, 0-2 away)

(25) Nebraska 73

(3-1, 3-0 home)

Rex Burkhead, Nebraska easily dispatch Idaho State in rout

If Nebraska gained anything from its 73-7 victory over Idaho State, it was the assurance that running back Rex Burkhead will be ready when Big Ten play starts against Wisconsin. Burkhead, playing for the first time since he sprained his left knee in the opener, ran for 119 yards and two touchdowns Saturday as the No. 25 Cornhuskers made quick work of the Football Championship Subdivision-level Bengals.