College Football: Top 25 roundup

  • Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2012 12:01 a.m.
    UPDATED: Saturday, October 20, 2012 9:25 p.m.

Associated Press
The Top 25 rouundup ... GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Jeff Driskel threw four touchdown passes - three of them after turnovers - and No. 3 Florida matched its win total from last season with a 44-11 drubbing of ninth-ranked South Carolina on Saturday. The Gators avenged consecutive losses to the Gamecocks (6-2, 4-2), including one two years ago that ended with Steve Spurrier and his players celebrating a division title in The Swamp. The Gators (7-0, 6-0 SEC) can clinch a spot in the SEC championship game by beating No. 13 Georgia next week. No. 1 ALABAMA 44, TENNESSEE 13 KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - A.J. McCarron tossed four touchdown passes and threw for a career-high 306 yards as the top-ranked Crimson Tide trounced Tennessee at Neyland Stadium. Tennessee (3-4, 0-4 SEC) has lost 11 of its last 12 SEC games and is 0-14 against the Top 25 since Derek Dooley took over the program in 2010. More than one-third of the 102,455 fans were cheering for Alabama (7-0, 4-0). No. 4 KANSAS STATE 55, No. 17 WVU 14 MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Collin Klein ran for four touchdowns and threw three TD passes as Kansas State got little resistance from West Virginia in an easy victory that turned a matchup of Heisman Trophy contenders into a campaign ad for the Wildcats' quarterback. No. 5 NOTRE DAME 17, BRIGHAM YOUNG 14 SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Theo Riddick pounded his way for a career-high 143 yards and Cierre Wood added 114 yards. Riddick had runs of 55 and 27, the two longest rushes of his career, to pace Notre Dame (7-0), which is off to its best start in a decade. No. 6 LSU 24, No. 20 TEXAS A&M 19 COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Jeremy Hill rushed for a career-high 127 yards and a touchdown, and the sixth-ranked Tigers (7-1, 3-1 SEC)rallied from an early deficit. A&M (5-2, 2-2) outplayed the Tigers for much of the first half and led 12-0. Johnny Manziel, A&M's dual-threat redshirt freshman quarterback, completed 29 of 56 passes for 276 yards, but threw three interceptions. No. 7 OHIO STATE 29, PURDUE 22, OT COLUMBUS, Ohio - Backup Kenny Guiton came off the bench in relief of injured Braxton Miller to lead touchdown drives in the final minute of regulation and Carlos Hyde scored on a 1-yard run in in overtime.Ohio State remained unbeaten at 8-0, 4-0. No. 10 OKLAHOMA 52, KANSAS 7 NORMAN, Okla. - Landry Jones threw for 291 yards and three touchdowns, and Oklahoma (5-1, 3-1 Big 12)scored on a kickoff return and a punt return in the same game for the first time in school history. No. 11 USC 50, COLORADO 6 LOS ANGELES - Matt Barkley threw for 298 yards and six touchdowns while setting Southern California's career record for TD passes, and Robert Woods set a pair of school marks himself. Barkley and Woods climbed atop the Trojans' record books during the most prolific day of their three-year partnership at USC (6-1, 4-1 Pac-12), connecting on scoring throws of 39, 29, 17 and 3 yards in the first 35 minutes against hapless Colorado (1-6, 1-3).NO. 12 FSU 33, MIAMI 20 MIAMI - - EJ Manuel threw for 229 yards, Devonta Freeman ran for a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns and No. 12 Florida State overcame a shaky start to beat Miami 33-20 on Saturday night, the Seminoles' third straight win over their archrival. Manuel completed 21 of 31 passes for Florida State (7-1, 4-1 ACC), which won despite 12 penalties and five fumbles, two of them lost.No. 13 GEORGIA 29, KENTUCY 24 LEXINGTON, Ky. - Aaron Murray finished 30 of 38 for 427 yards as the Bulldogs (6-1, 4-1 SEC) stayed within reach of East-leading Florida entering next week's showdown against the unbeaten Gators in Jacksonville, Fla. No. 15 MISS ST. 45, MTSU 3 STARKVILLE, Miss. - Tyler Russell threw for 191 yards and three touchdowns, Johnthan Banks tied a school record with his 16th career interception and Mississippi State pulled away in the second half. No. 16 LOUISVILLE 27, SOUTH FLORIDA 25 Louisville (7-0, 2-0 Big East) rallied after yielding 15 straight points. No. 18 TEXASTECH 56, TCU 53, 3OT FORT WORTH, Texas - Seth Doege tossed a touchdown pass in each of the three overtime periods, giving him seven for the game and helping Texas Tech beat TCU after blowing a late 10-point lead.No. 19 RUTGERS 35, TEMPLE 10 PHILADELPHIA - Gary Nova threw four touchdown passes in the second half to keep Rutgers (7-0, 4-0) undefeated. TOLEDO 29, No. 21 UC 23 TOLEDO, Ohio - Bernard Reedy scored on a 91-yard kickoff return and Toledo handed Cincinnati its first loss of the season. No. 22 STANFORD 21, CALIFORNIA 3 BERKELEY, Calif. - Stepfan Taylor ran for a career-high 189 yards and one touchdown, and No. 22 Stanford got its third straight Big Game victory. NO. 23 MICHIGAN 12, MICHIGAN STATE 10 ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Brendan Gibbons made a 38-yard field goal with 5 seconds left, helping the Wolverines (5-2, 3-0 Big Ten) beat the Spartans (4-4, 1-3).It was the 900th win for Michigan, college football's winningest program. No. 24 BOISE STATE 32, UNLV 7 BOISE, Idaho - D.J Harper rushed for two touchdowns and a dominating defense.

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