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Top 25 College Football Capsules

October 14, 2012
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

No. 1 ALABAMA 42

MISSOURI 10

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Eddie Lacy and T.J. Yeldon gave top-ranked Alabama a pair of 100-yard rushers in the same game for the first time this season and the duo combined for five scores in a soggy, weather-delayed game.

The defending national champion Crimson Tide (6-0, 3-0 SEC) led 21-0 late in the first quarter en route to their 10th straight victory, all by 19 or more points.

They did just enough right after that to disappoint the few thousand fans who didn't leave for good during a 38-minute delay due to lightning with the Crimson Tide awaiting the extra-point kick for a 28-0 cushion after Yeldon's second scoring run with 8:40 to go in the half.

No. 9 LSU 23

No. 3 South Carolina 21

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU freshman Jeremy Hill announced his arrival as a big-time running back with both tackle-breaking power and breakaway speed on a 50-yard scoring run that was too much for South Carolina to overcome.

Hills finished with 124 yards and two touchdowns in his breakout performance, and the ninth-ranked Tigers handed No. 3 South Carolina its first loss of the season.

No. 4 FLORIDA 31

VANDERBILT 17

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The fourth-ranked Florida Gators remain perfect thanks to quarterback Jeff Driskel running the ball better than even Tim Tebow.

Driskel ran for 177 yards and three touchdowns, and the Gators remained undefeated going into their big showdown with No. 3 South Carolina.

The quarterback threw for only 77 yards and ran only 11 times. But the sophomore set the Florida record for yards rushing by a quarterback, topping Tebow's 166 yards against Mississippi in 2007 on 27 carries.

No. 6 KANSAS STATE 27

IOWA STATE 21

AMES, Iowa (AP) - Quarterback Collin Klein ran for 105 yards and three touchdowns to help K-State hold off the Cyclones and beat them for the fifth straight time.

Klein also threw for 187 yards for the Wildcats (6-0, 3-0 Big 12), who remain unbeaten heading into next week's showdown with West Virginia.

No. 10 OREGON STATE 42 BYU 24

PROVO, Utah (AP) - Cody Vaz passed for 332 yards and three touchdowns in his first start since high school.

Vaz was filling in for Sean Mannion, who is out indefinitely with a left knee injury.

Oregon State is 5-0 for the first time since 1939.

No. 11 Southern Cal 24 Washington 14

SEATTLE (AP) - Anthony Brown blocked a punt and returned it 21 yards for a touchdown, Jawanza Starling forced a key fumble, and USC overcame an inconsistent offense in.

Silas Redd rushed for 108 yards and a touchdown in the first half and Matt Barkley added an 18-yard TD pass to Xavier Grimble as the Trojans continued rebuilding their resume following last month's loss to Stanford that appeared to end their national championship hopes.

No. 13 OKLAHOMA 63

No. 15 TEXAS 21

DALLAS (AP) - Damien Williams broke off a 95-yard touchdown run for the longest rush in Red River Rivalry history, Blake Bell powered his way in for four TDs and Oklahoma got its second straight blowout of Texas.

Landry Jones threw for 321 yards and two touchdowns, and fullback Trey Millard had a career-best 119 yards receiving as the Sooners (4-1, 2-1 Big 12) added another rout to Bob Stoops' impressive rivalry resume.

Stoops is now 9-5 against Mack Brown and responsible for three of Oklahoma's five most lopsided wins over Texas - and that doesn't include last year's 55-17 clobbering.

The Longhorns (3-2, 1-2) couldn't get a stop and never got their offense going, then lost quarterback David Ash to an apparent left wrist injury in the fourth quarter.

No. 20 RUTGERS 23

SYRACUSE 15

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) - Duron Harmon scooped up a blocked field goal attempt and ran 75 yard for a tie-breaking touchdown early in the third quarter and Rutgers rode its defense and special teams to 6-0.

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

No. 21 CINCINNATI 49

FORDHAM 17

CINCINNATI (AP) - Deven Drane scooted 76 yards for a touchdown after picking up a fumble and Munchie Legaux threw two TD passes, including a 78-yarder to Travis Kelce.

The Bearcats (5-0) stayed perfect but the Rams (4-3), playing up a level from the Football Championship Subdivision, hung around for a half. The win was Cincinnati's 24th straight in nonconference games at Nippert Stadium and upped its overall winning streak to eight in a row.

No. 24 BOISE ST. 20

FRESNO ST. 10

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - D.J. Harper rushed for 122 yards and a touchdown and Joe Southwick threw for another score.

Harper was the leader of a Boise State (5-1, 2-0 Mountain West) rushing attack that chewed up 215 yards on the ground and propelled the Broncos to their fifth consecutive win and seventh straight over the Bulldogs.

No. 25 MICHIGAN 45

ILLINOIS 0

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Denard Robinson threw two touchdown passes and ran for two scores, brushing off an undisclosed injury as well as the Illini.