Anderson, TCU Upset Oklahoma State, 44-31
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Darius Anderson ran for a career-high 160 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 16 TCU upset No. 6 Oklahoma State to stamp the Horned Frogs as a Big 12 contender.
Kenny Hill passed for 228 yards for the Horned Frogs (4-0, 1-0 Big 12), who put themselves in a great position to start league play. The Frogs ran 52 times for 238 yards.
TCU gave Oklahoma State’s Mason Rudolph plenty of time to throw, but he often couldn’t find enough open receivers. He completed 22 of 41 passes for 398 yards and two touchdowns, but he threw two interceptions.
James Washington caught six passes for 153 yards and a touchdown and Marcell Ateman caught six passes for 100 yards for the Cowboys (3-1, 0-1).
The Horned Frogs led 37-17 in the fourth quarter before the Cowboys rallied and cut the deficit to six points. Anderson’s 42-yard touchdown run with 2:37 remaining closed the deal.
No. 1 ALABAMA 59 VANDERBILT 0
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Damien Harris ran for a career-high 151 yards and three touchdowns, Bo Scarbrough added two TDs and top-ranked Alabama routed Vanderbilt 59-0 Saturday in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams.
Alabama (4-0) now has won 19 straight over the SEC East. Better yet, the Crimson Tide hasn’t lost to Vanderbilt since 1984 or in Nashville since 1969. Both streaks were assured at the end of the first quarter with Alabama up 21-0 after the second of Harris’ TDs.
No. 2 CLEMSON 34 BOSTON COLLEGE 7
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Adam Choice had a 6-yard tiebreaking touchdown in the fourth quarter and Travis Etienne had two scoring runs in the final six minutes as No. 2 Clemson wore down Boston College.
The Tigers, who came in off top-15 wins over Auburn and Louisville the last two weeks, were five-touchdown favorites over the Eagles (1-3, 0-2 Atlantic Coast Conference). But Boston College quieted the large Death Valley crowd on AJ Dillon’s 1-yard TD late in the third quarter to tie the game at 7-all.
No. 3 OKLAHOMA 49 BAYLOR 41
WACO, Texas (AP) — Baker Mayfield threw three touchdowns, including the go-ahead score the next snap after his unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, and third-ranked Oklahoma stretched the nation’s longest winning streak to 14 games.
Abdul Adams had a 99-yard touchdown for the Sooners (4-0, 1-0 Big 12), his school-record run coming after a botched kickoff return.
Baylor (0-4, 0-1) led 31-28 after Connor Martin’s 46-yard field goal late in the third quarter.
Trey Sermon ran 13 times for 157 yards and two touchdowns for Oklahoma, the freshman getting all of that in the fourth quarter.
No. 4 PENN ST 21
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Juwan Johnson caught a seven-yard TD pass as time expired and fourth-ranked Penn State rallied to stun Iowa in the Big Ten opener for both teams.
Saquon Barkley had 211 yards rushing and 94 yards receiving for the Nittany Lions (4-0, 1-0), who outgained Iowa 579-273 but nearly blew a game that could’ve been crippling to their postseason hopes.
No. 5 USC 30
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Carr ran for a fourth-quarter touchdown two plays after Southern California’s defense forced one of its six turnovers and the fifth-ranked Trojans won their 13th straight.
USC (4-0, 2-0 Pac-12) has dominated the series with its in-state rival by winning 14 straight against the Golden Bears (3-1, 0-1), but this was one of the tightest matchups in years as the game was tied early in the fourth quarter.
No. 8 MICHIGAN 28 PURDUE 10
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Chris Evans ran for two touchdowns in the second half and backup quarterback John O’Korn rallied No. 8 Michigan from a halftime deficit.
Evans finished with 14 carries for 97 yards for the Wolverines (4-0, 1-0 Big Ten).
No. 11 GEORGIA 31
No. 17 MISSISSIPPI ST. 3
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Freshman Jake Fromm threw a pair of touchdown passes in another poised showing on the big stage, the defense stifled Nick Fitzgerald and No. 11 Georgia broke out plenty of trickery in a rout of No. 17 Mississippi State.
Georgia established itself as the clear favorite in the Southeastern Conference East with a dominating performance from its very first snap and the most impressive victory of Kirby Smart’s two-year coaching tenure.
NC STATE 27
No. 12 FLORIDA ST. 21
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Finley threw for 230 yards and two touchdowns as North Carolina State got its first road win over a ranked team since 2008.
Jaylen Samuels had two touchdowns as the Wolfpack broke a 10-game losing streak to ranked teams. Their last win over a Top 25 team coincidentally was against Florida State in 2012. Their last victory on the road over a ranked team was at North Carolina.
No. 13 VA. TECH 38
OLD DOMINION 0
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Josh Jackson threw for three touchdowns and Steven Peoples scored three to lead No. 13 Virginia Tech.Peoples scored on receptions of 17 and 43 yards, the latter when Jackson threw for a well-covered Cam Phillips in the end zone and the ball was tipped into Peoples’ arms.
No. 14 MIAMI 52
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Malik Rosier threw for 333 yards and three touchdowns, Mark Walton needed only 11 carries to rush for a career-best 204 yards and another score, and No. 14 Miami rallied to beat Toledo.
Travis Homer ran for two touchdowns and Braxton Berrios, Dayall Harris and Christopher Herndon each caught TD throws for the Hurricanes (2-0), who hadn’t played in 21 days because of the effects of Hurricane Irma. Miami gave up 16 unanswered points and trailed 16-10 at the half, before controlling the final 30 minutes.
No. 15 AUBURN 51
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Kerryon Johnson rushed for a career-high five touchdowns and No. 15 Auburn ended its recent offensive struggles.
Johnson, who had missed the previous two games with a hamstring injury, finished with 48 yards rushing on 18 carries and fell one short of Carnell Williams’ school record of six rushing touchdowns in a game.
No. 18 WASHINGTON STATE 45, NEVADA 7
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Luke Falk threw five touchdown passes, and No. 18 Washington State beat Nevada for the team’s best start in 16 years.
Washington State (4-0), which opened the 2001 season by winning its first seven games, piled up 560 yards of offense and five sacks.
No. 19 LOUISVILLE 42 KENT STATE 3
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Lamar Jackson accounted for three touchdowns to set a Louisville career record and the No. 19 Cardinals rolled past Kent State.
Despite missing Jaylen Smith, the team’s top receiver , the reigning Heisman Trophy winner threw for 299 yards and two touchdowns on 18-of-22 passing. His 16-yard touchdown pass to Javonte Bagley in the third quarter ended the scoring and gave him 88 total touchdowns, breaking Chris Redman’s career mark. In all, Jackson, who did not play in the fourth quarter, finished with 333 yards total offense.
No. 25 LSU 35
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Danny Etling responded to a barrage of bruising blitzes with touchdown passes of 87 and 43 yards, and No. 25 LSU overcame bouts of inconsistency to beat Syracuse.
Darrel Williams rushed for 92 yards, including a 20-yard touchdown in the third quarter.
NOTRE DAME 38 MICHIGAN ST. 18
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Brandon Wimbush threw for a touchdown and ran for one, and Notre Dame routed turnover-prone Michigan State.
The Spartans outgained the Irish but fell well behind thanks to three first-half turnovers. Julian Love returned an interception 59 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter to put Notre Dame up 14-0, and Michigan State’s LJ Scott fumbled near the goal line, taking a likely touchdown away from the Spartans.
E. MICHIGAN20, 2OT
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Nathan Rourke found freshman Cameron Odom from 7 yards out in the second overtime to lift Ohio over Eastern Michigan 27-20 in a Mid-American Conference opener on Saturday.
The winner followed an 8-yard scoring strike from Rourke to Brendan Cope on a play-action fade to the right corner in the first extra session. Rourke finished 19 of 32 for 197 yards for Ohio (3-1, 1-0). A.J. Ouellette carried 26 times for 145 yards.
GEORGIA TECH 35
ATLANTA (AP) — KirVonte Benson ran for a career-high 196 yards with two touchdowns, TaQuon Marshall added 112 yards rushing with two scoring runs, and Georgia Tech beat Pittsburgh in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for each team.
odge Pittsburgh safety Damar Hamlin on an 18-yard run to the 1. Marshall scored on a keeper the next play.