College Football: The top 25 roundup
The Top 25 roundup …
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Everett Golson scored on a quarterback sneak in the third overtime and threw two touchdown pass during Notre Dame’s fourth-quarter comeback.
Notre Dame (9-0) won despite Ray Graham rushing for 172 yards for Pitt (4-5), which missed a potential game-winning field goal in overtime.
Golson threw an 11-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth. Notre Dame’s chances for a comeback appeared to end when Pitt’s K’Waun Williams intercepted Golson in the end zone.
But the Irish defense held and Golson completed a 45-yard pass to DaVaris Daniels at the Pitt 5. Golson then threw a 5-yard TD pass and ran in the two-point conversion to tie the game.
No. 2 OREGON 62, No. 18 USC 51
LOS ANGELES – Kenjon Barner rushed for a school-record 321 yards and five touchdowns, Marcus Mariota threw four TD passes, and No. 2 Oregon produced another landmark offensive performance in a 62-51 victory over No. 18 Southern California on Saturday night.
Josh Huff caught two touchdowns, and De’Anthony Thomas and Daryl Hawkins also caught scoring passes for the Ducks (9-0, 6-0 Pac-12), who outlasted USC in a back-and-forth second half to extend their winning streak to 12 games since the Trojans (6-3, 4-3) won in Eugene last season.
Oregon’s 730 yards and 62 points were the most ever allowed by USC, which began playing football in 1888.
No. 3 KANSASSTATE 44, OKLAHOMA STATE
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Collin Klein piled up more than 300 yards of offense before leaving in the third quarter with an undisclosed injury, and No. 3 Kansas State remained unbeaten with a 44-30 victory over Oklahoma State.Klein had thrown for 245 yards and run for 64 more before sneaking in for his 50th career rushing touchdown with 9:47 left in the third quarter. The Heisman Trophy front-runner didn’t return to the field.
No. 6 OHIO ST. 52, ILLINOIS 22
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Carlos Hyde rushed for 137 yards and three touchdowns, and Braxton Miller passed for two scores and ran for another to lead Ohio State past Illinois.
The Buckeyes (10-0, 6-0 Big Ten) maintained the upper hand in the Leaders Division heading into a bye week. They have games remaining at Wisconsin on Nov. 17 and against rival Michigan at home a week later.
No. 7 GEORGIA 37, MISSISSIPPI 10
ATHENS, Ga. – Aaron Murray threw four touchdown passes and Georgia overcame a slow start to beat Mississippi and move one win away from a spot in the SEC championship game.
Georgia (8-1, 6-1) trailed 10-0 before scoring 37 unanswered points.
Ole Miss (5-4, 2-3) used blitzes to record five sacks in the first half. The defensive gambles left opportunities for Murray, who completed 21 of 28 passes for 384 yards with no interceptions and touchdown passes of 66, 40, 42 and 28 yards.
No. 8 FLORIDA 14, MISSOURI 7
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Mike Gillislee took a screen pass and went 45 yards for a touchdown, and Florida survived a scare to beat Southeastern Conference newcomer Missouri.
The Gators (8-1, 7-1)kept alive their hopes of winning the SEC’s Eastern Division.
No. 12 LOUISVILLE 45, TEMPLE 17
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Teddy Bridgewater threw a career-high five touchdowns and Louisville rallied again to beat Temple.
The Cardinals (9-0, 4-0 Big East) fell behind for the sixth straight game, but Louisville scored on five of its first six possessions to take a 31-17 halftime lead.
No. 14 OKLAHOMA 35, IOWA ST. 20
AMES, Iowa – Landry Jones threw for 405 yards and a season-best four touchdowns and Oklahoma beat Iowa State to move coach Bob Stoops into a second-place tie with Bud Wilkinson on the Sooners’ career win list.
Stoops got his 145th win and is 12 shy of tying Barry Switzer for most in school history.
No. 15 STANFORD 48, COLORADO 0BOULDER, Colo. – Kevin Hogan ignited Stanford’s sputtering offense and helped the Cardinal hand Colorado its first shutout at home in 26 years.
No. 16 TEXAS A&M 38, NO. 17 MISSISSIPPI ST. 13
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Johnny Manziel threw for 311 yards and ran for 129 yards and two touchdowns, leading Texas A&M to a win over Mississippi State.
Manziel, a redshirt freshman, completed 30 of 36 passes. He ran for a 37-yard touchdown in the second quarter that helped the Aggies build a 31-0 lead by early in the second half.
The SEC’s leading rusher added an 8-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.
Texas A&M (7-2, 4-2 SEC) has won all five of its road games this season.
TEXAS 31, No. 20 TEXAS TECH 21
LUBBOCK, Texas – David Ash threw for 264 yards and three touchdowns to lead Texas past Texas Tech for its third straight win.
No. 21 NEBRASKA 28, MICHIGAN ST. 24
EAST LANSING, Mich. – Taylor Martinez threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Jamal Turner with 6 seconds left and Nebraska remained tied with Michigan atop the Big Ten Legends Division.
The Cornhuskers (7-2, 4-1) scored two touchdowns in the final 7:02 to erase a 24-14 deficit.
No. 22 LOUISIANA TECH 51, UTSA 27
RUSTON, La. – Kenneth Dixon scored three touchdowns and Louisiana Tech pulled away from Texas-San Antonio in the fourth quarter.
TCU 39, No. 23 WEST VIRGINIA 38, 2OT
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Corey Fuller caught a 25-yard touchdown pass and Trevone Boykin threw to Josh Boyce for the 2-point conversion, lifting TCU over West Virginia.
TCU (6-3, 3-3 Big 12) got the victory after West Virginia (5-3, 2-3) went ahead on Geno Smith’s 25-yard TD pass to Stedman Bailey in the second overtime.