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Stanford retakes control of Pac-12 North

Published on NewsOK Modified: November 24, 2013 at 12:14 am •  Published: November 24, 2013
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Stanford is back on top of the Pac-12 North after Arizona did to Oregon what Southern California did to the Cardinal last week.

Though this upset was far more surprising and emphatic.

The fifth-ranked Ducks had their national championship hopes smashed by Arizona, 42-16 on Saturday as No. 10 Stanford was routing California.

The results give Stanford the Pac-12 North title for a second straight season. Oregon (9-2) might be able to get an at-large BCS bid if it can close out with a victory against Oregon State, but it's looking like a bit of a long shot now.

Oregon lost for the second time in three games. In the last three weeks the Ducks have lost to Stanford to give the Cardinal control of the division, then regained control when Stanford fell to USC, and now have given it away again.

Stanford has a chance to reach back-to-back Rose Bowls for the first time since the 1971 and '72 games.

No. 1 ALABAMA 49, CHATTANOOGA 0

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — AJ McCarron passed for two touchdowns and became No. 1 Alabama's winningest quarterback.

McCarron completed 13 of 16 passes for 171 yards before leaving one drive into the second half of his final game at Bryant-Denny Stadium for the Crimson Tide (11-0). He improved to 36-2 as a starter, breaking a tie with Jay Barker for the school mark.

McCarron and Alabama got an easy tuneup for the Iron Bowl against No. 6 Auburn to determine the Southeastern Conference Western Division champion.

The Tide produced its third shutout of the year and blocked a field goal against the FCS Mocs (8-4).

Kenyan Drake ran for 77 yards and a 13-yard touchdown with starting tailback T.J. Yeldon sitting out to rest a sprained ankle.

Christion Jones scored on a 75-yard punt return in the second quarter.

No. 2 FLORIDA STATE 80, IDAHO 14

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Jameis Winston threw for 225 yards and four touchdowns as No. 2 Florida State broke a school record for points in a game.

Florida State (11-0) broke the school record of 77 points scored in 1995 to remain unbeaten.

The Seminoles continue to focus on football while the ongoing sexual assault investigation of Winston casts a shadow over the program. State attorney Willie Meggs said Saturday it is unlikely that a final decision will be made before Thanksgiving on whether to charge the quarterback.

Florida State is now two wins from a likely berth in the BCS championship game.

No. 3 BAYLOR 49, No. 11 OKLAHOMA STATE 17

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Clint Chelf passed for a career-high 370 yards and accounted for four touchdowns as Oklahoma State took down another national-championship hopeful.

Chelf, who lost the starting job earlier this season for the Cowboys (10-1, 7-1 Big 12 Conference), threw for three touchdown passes and ran for a score — continuing his mastery of the stunned Bears in front of a record crowd of 60,218 in Boone Pickens Stadium.

The senior also had a 48-yard reception and finished with 438 yards of total offense. He was 19-of-25 passing. Tracy Moore added five catches for 126 yards for Oklahoma State.

Bryce Petty was 28-of-48 passing for 359 yards for Baylor (9-1, 6-1), which had its 13-game winning streak snapped and hasn't won in Stillwater since 1939.

No. 4 OHIO STATE 42, INDIANA 14

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Braxton Miller ran for 144 yards and two touchdowns and passed for two more Saturday to lead No. 4 Ohio State to a 42-14 victory over Indiana, extending the Buckeyes' school-record win streak to 23 in a row.

The snowy victory clinched a division title for the Buckeyes (11-0, 7-0), locking up a spot opposite Michigan State in the Big Ten championship game on Dec. 7.

Carlos Hyde became the first running back to go over 1,000 yards rushing in Urban Meyer's 12 years as a head coach. He ran for 117 yards and two scores.

Ohio State's defense throttled the Hoosiers (4-7, 2-5), who came in averaging 39 points a game.

ARIZONA 42, No. 5 OREGON 16

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Ka'Deem Carey ran for 206 yards and four touchdowns while becoming Arizona's all-time leading rusher.

Coming off a disappointing home loss to Washington State, Arizona (7-4, 4-4 Pac-12) didn't back off the throttle of its up-tempo offense against the fast-paced Ducks.

With Carey bursting through the line to punish defenders and B.J. Denker dinking and dashing with a variety of fakes, the Wildcats jumped out to a quick 14-0 lead and kept going for their first win over a top-five team since knocking off No. 1 Washington 1992.

Oregon (9-2, 6-2) gave the Wildcats plenty of help with three turnovers and turning it over twice more on downs to end its national title hopes and, possibly, its four-year run of BCS bowls.

No. 7 CLEMSON 52, THE CITADEL 6

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Tajh Boyd threw for five touchdowns and 288 yards in the final home game of his career.

The game was more of a celebration than a contest for the Tigers (10-1), who now have not lost in 28 games against Football Championship Subdivision opponents.

Clemson didn't score on its first possession, but made it to the end zone the next five times it touched the ball. Boyd had touchdown passes of 8, 9, 19, 24 and 30 yards. He ended the game with 102 passing TDs in his career and tied the Tigers record of five passing TDs in a game for the sixth time. Three times Boyd has thrown for five scores in the first half.

Clemson outgained The Citadel (5-7) 558 yards to 172 yards.

No. 8 MISSOURI 24, No. 24 MISSISSIPPI 10

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Henry Josey rushed for two touchdowns, Marcus Murphy added another and No. 8 Missouri rolled.

The Tigers (10-1, 6-1 Southeastern Conference) is now one victory away from clinching the SEC East title. The Tigers host Texas A&M next weekend.

Missouri jumped out to a 17-3 lead by halftime and led by a comfortable margin for most of the second half. James Franklin completed 12 of 19 passes for 142 yards and an interception in his first start since a shoulder injury caused him to miss four games. Josey rushed for 95 yards.

The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for Ole Miss (7-4, 3-4). Bo Wallace threw for 244 yards and an interception, but was battling an illness for much of the game and struggled during the second half.

No. 18 LSU 34, No. No. 9 TEXAS A&M 10

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Terrance Magee rushed for a career-high 149 yards and LSU's defense pulled the plug on Johnny Manziel and Texas A&M's video-game offense.

Zach Mettenberger completed 11-of-20 passes for 193 yards and two touchdowns on a cold, wet and windy afternoon. Jarvis Landry highlighted his four-catch, 87-yard performances with touchdowns of 40 and 10 yards. LSU (8-3, 4-3 Southeastern Conference) piled up 324 yards on the ground and outgained Texas A&M (8-3, 4-3) in total yards, 517-299.

What was likely Manziel's only visit to Tiger Stadium was among the worst outings of his otherwise brilliant career. He passed for 224 yards and a TD, but completed only 16 of 41, was sacked twice and intercepted twice as the Aggies' road winning streak ended at 10.

No. 10 STANFORD 63, CALIFORNIA 13

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Ty Montgomery matched a Stanford school record with five touchdowns, scoring the first four times he touched the ball, and the Cardinal clinched a spot in the Pac-12 championship game with Oregon's loss.

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