Top 25 College Football Roundup

Published on NewsOK Modified: October 6, 2013 at 2:14 am •  Published: October 6, 2013
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Mississippi State's Dak Prescott threw for 106 yards and rushed for 103 more. Jameon Lewis caught seven passes for 111 yards and a touchdown.

No. 11 OKLAHOMA 20, TCU 17

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Brennan Clay broke a 76-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter and Oklahoma held off TCU.

Trey Millard had a touchdown run for the Sooners (5-0, 2-0 Big 12) and Michael Hunnicutt hit field goals of 39 and 32 yards. Oklahoma and Texas will meet next Saturday in the annual Red River Rivalry in Dallas with first place in the conference on the line.

Oklahoma opened with seven straight defensive 3-and-outs, after finishing a 35-21 win at Notre Dame last Saturday with three. The 10 straight 3-and-outs was the longest such streak recorded by the Sooners since at least the 2003 season.

Oklahoma has won 10 straight Big 12 games, its third-longest streak in conference play since the league formed in 1996. The Sooners have won their last three against TCU (2-3, 0-2) since the Horned Frogs won in Norman in 2005.

No. 13 SOUTH CAROLINA 35, KENTUCKY 28

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Connor Shaw passed for a touchdown and ran for another as No. 13 South Carolina, playing without injured defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, held off a Kentucky comeback.

The Gamecocks (4-1, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) again let a large lead slip away and once more were able to come away with a victory. The Wildcats (1-4, 0-2) rallied from 21-0 to pull to 27-21 on Jalen Whitlow's 14-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Timmons with 11:50 remaining.

They were still within a touchdown after Whitlow bulled his way to a 1-yard scoring run with four minutes left. But the Gamecocks ran out the clock behind SEC leading rusher Mike Davis and beat Kentucky for the 13th time in the last 14 meetings.

Clowney was out with bruised ribs.

No. 14 MIAMI 45, GEORGIA TECH 30

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Stephen Morris threw for three touchdowns, Duke Johnson rushed for 184 yards and Miami remained unbeaten after shaking off a problematic opening quarter.

Phillip Dorsett, Clive Walford and Allen Hurns caught scoring passes for Miami (5-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), which scored 21 points in the final 7:15. Dallas Crawford ran for two scores in the fourth quarter, and Ladarius Gunter added a 30-yard interception return for another touchdown with 1:08 left.

David Sims had two rushing touchdowns for Georgia Tech (3-2, 2-2), which wasted a 17-point lead against Miami last season and blew another double-digit advantage Saturday — plus missed a fourth-quarter extra point that would have tied the game. The Yellow Jackets led 17-7 after controlling the first quarter, then wound up losing to Miami for the fifth straight time.

It's Miami's best start since opening 6-0 in 2004.

No. 17 BAYLOR 73, West Virginia 42

WACO, Texas (AP) — Bryce Petty threw for 347 yards with two touchdowns and had one of Baylor's eight rushing TDs as Bears kept up their big-scoring ways in the Big 12.

The Bears (4-0, 1-0 Big 12) had 864 total yards, breaking the Big 12 record. They had 468 yards rushing and 396 passing.

Petty completed 17 of 25 passes while playing only one drive into the second half.

Lache Seastrunk had his eighth consecutive 100-yard rushing game, coinciding with Baylor's winning streak. He ran 15 times for 172 yards and two touchdowns, including an 80-yard score as Baylor had 28 points in the first quarter for the fourth game in a row.

The Mountaineers (3-3, 1-2) made their Big 12 debut with a 70-63 win over Baylor last year in the league's highest-scoring game ever. They couldn't keep up in the rematch.

No. 18 FLORIDA 30, ARKANSAS 10

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Solomon Patton turned two short receptions into touchdowns, helping Florida beat Arkansas.

Patton finished with six catches for a career-high 124 yards. He also ran for a first down. But his longest gains went the distance and were key to Florida (4-1, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) winning its ninth consecutive game in the series and 10th in a row at home.

Tyler Murphy, making his first start at Florida Field, completed 16 of 22 passes for 240 yards and three scores — another efficient and effective outing from a fourth-year junior who somehow couldn't get on the field the last three years.

The Razorbacks (3-3, 0-2) ran the ball well early — against the league's best defense — but fell behind on Loucheiz Purifoy's interception return in the second quarter for a touchdown and faded from there.

No. 19 MICHIGAN 42, MINNESOTA 13

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Devin Gardner threw a 24-yard, go-ahead touchdown pass to Devin Funchess late in the first half and Michigan pulled away.

The Wolverines (5-0, 1-0 Big Ten) relied on their running game to take pressure off the turnover-prone Gardner. He didn't throw an interception for the first time since making his first start as a quarterback last year at Minnesota.

The Golden Gophers (4-2, 0-2) were without coach Jerry Kill for an entire game for the first time because of his epilepsy. He had a seizure Saturday morning, when he planned to travel to Michigan to coach in the game, and remained home to rest in Minnesota.

The Wolverines have won 18 straight games at home, the longest active streak among BCS conference schools and their longest since winning 28 in a row in Ann Arbor from 1969-73.

No. 20 TEXAS TECH 54, KANSAS 16

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Freshman sensation Baker Mayfield passed for 368 yards but was helped off the field with an apparent leg injury in the third quarter of Texas Tech's victory.

Mayfield, a true freshman walk-on who has started every game, was hurt at the end of the third quarter when tackled while passing. There was no penalty. He hobbled very slowly off the field with someone helping him under each arm.

He was 33 of 51 with one interception.

After falling behind in the first quarter 10-0, the Red Raiders reeled off 54 straight points, going to 5-0 (2-0 Big 12) under first-year head coach Kliff Kingsbury for the first time since 2008.

It's the 22nd straight Big 12 loss by Kansas (2-2, 0-1).

No. 21 OKLAHOMA STATE 33, KANSAS STATE 29

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — J.W. Walsh found Charlie Moore for a 6-yard touchdown pass with 4:16 left in the fourth quarter to help Oklahoma State rally.

Walsh finished 24-of-38 passing for 245 yards for the Cowboys, who narrowly avoided their second straight loss after a defeat at West Virginia last week.

After falling behind 29-23 in the fourth quarter, Oklahoma State (4-1, 1-1 Big 12 Conference) drove 75 yards in six plays. Walsh was 4-of-5 passing on the drive, including the go-ahead touchdown pass to Moore.

Ben Grogan later added a field goal for the Cowboys, one of four in the game for the freshman.

Daniel Sams accounted for 299 yards of total offense and three touchdowns for the Wildcats (2-3, 0-2), who lost their second straight game.

NOTRE DAME 37, No. 22 ARIZONA STATE 34

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tommy Rees threw for 279 yards and three touchdowns, and Notre Dame made it 5 for 5 in the traveling Shamrock Series.

Kyle Brindza kicked three second-half field goals, the go-ahead kick from 25 yards with 3:03 remaining. He tied a Notre Dame record with a 53-yarder that matched the longest in a college game at the $1.2 billion home of the Dallas Cowboys.

It was the second win in Texas in the five-year Shamrock run of home games on the road for the Irish (4-2), starting with a victory over Washington State in San Antonio in 2009.

Taylor Kelly threw for 362 yards and three scores for the Sun Devils (3-2), who missed on a chance to become the first team to beat Southern California and Notre Dame in consecutive weeks.

No. 23 FRESNO STATE 61, IDAHO 14

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Derek Carr threw five touchdown passes as No. 23 Fresno State pounded Idaho, scoring at least 40 points for the fifth time this season.

Davante Adams caught three touchdown passes for Fresno State (5-0), which is off to its best start since 2001, when the Bulldogs won their first six games.

Idaho (1-5), coming off a win over Temple in coach Paul Petrino's first season, didn't score until the fourth quarter against the first ranked opponent to play in the Kibbie Dome since Boise State in 2010.

Fresno State, playing its final nonconference game, scored touchdowns on its first five possessions and never was threatened. It was the best defensive performance of the season for a team that has been surrendering 38 points per game.

AUBURN 30, No. 24 MISSISSIPPI 22

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Nick Marshall ran for 140 yards and two touchdowns, Robenson Therezie scored on a 78-yard interception return and Auburn beat a Top 25 team for the first time in two years.

Marshall's second scoring run gave Auburn a 27-9 lead in the third quarter. The Tigers lost two turnovers in the fourth quarter to help the Ole Miss comeback attempt.

Ole Miss was held to only three field goals before Bo Wallace threw a 49-yard touchdown pass to Donte Moncrief in the third quarter and added a 12-yard scoring pass to Moncrief midway through the fourth quarter.

Auburn (4-1, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) already has topped its win total from last season, when it finished 3-9 overall and 0-8 in the SEC.

Ole Miss (3-2, 1-2), coming off a 25-0 loss at No. 1 Alabama, has lost two straight.

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