May­field, Soon­ers ride Green Wave

Boston Herald - - SPORTS - THANKS, GUYS: Ok­la­homa quar­ter­back Baker May­field waves to the crowd af­ter the win over Tu­lane last night in Nor­man, Okla.

Baker May­field passed for 331 yards and four touch­downs, and No. 2 Ok­la­homa fol­lowed its im­pres­sive vic­tory at Ohio State with a 56-14 win against Tu­lane last night in Nor­man, Okla.

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The Soon­ers (3-0) and Green Wave (1-2) were tied at 14 in the sec­ond quarter be­fore Ok­la­homa’s Par­nell Mot­ley re­turned an in­ter­cep­tion 77 yards for a touch­down to turn the mo­men­tum.

Alabama 41, Colorado St. 23 — In Tuscaloosa, Ala., Jalen Hurts passed for 248 yards and two long touch­downs, and rushed for 103 yards and a score in his best all-around game of the young sea­son, to help the top-ranked Crim­son Tide (3-0) head-butt the Rams (2-2).

Clem­son 47, Louisville 21 — In Louisville, Ky., 2016 Heis­man Tro­phy win­ner La­mar Jackson was held in check for most of the game, coun­ter­part Kelly Bryant ac­counted for three touch­downs, and the No. 3 Tigers (3-0, 1-0 ACC) roared against the No. 14 Cardinals (2-1, 1-1).

USC 27, Texas 24 — In Pasadena, Calif., fresh­man walkon kicker Chase McGrath tied the game on a 31-yard field goal as time ex­pired in the fourth quarter, then won it with a 43-yarder in the sec­ond over­time to steer the No. 4 Tro­jans (3-0) past the Longhorns (1-2).

Penn St. 56, Ge­or­gia St. 0 — In State Col­lege, Pa., Trace McSor­ley threw a sta­di­um­record 85-yard touch­down pass to Saquon Barkley for one of his four scor­ing strikes and also ran for a TD as the No. 5 Nit­tany Lions (3-0) were the cats’ meow against the Pan­thers (0-2).

Michi­gan 29, Air Force 13 — In Ann Ar­bor, Mich., Dono­van Peo­ples-Jones re­turned a punt 79 yards for a score and Quinn Nordin tied a school record with five field goals, help­ing the No. 7 Wolver­ines (3-0) over­come of­fen­sive strug­gles to cut down the Fal­cons (1-1).

Ohio St. 38, Army 7 — In Colum­bus, Ohio, fresh­man J.K. Dob­bins ran for 172 yards and a pair of touch­downs, and the No. 8 Buck­eyes (21) re­bounded from a loss to crack the Black Knights (2-1).

Ok­la­homa St. 59, Pitt 21 — Ma­son Ru­dolph threw five touch­down passes, all in the first half, and 497 yards be­fore be­ing pulled as the No.9 Cowboys (3-0) sad­dled the host Pan­thers (1-2) with a loss.

Wis­con­sin 40, BYU 6 — In Provo, Utah, Alex Horni­brook threw for four scores, fresh­man Jonathan Tay­lor ran for a TD, and the No. 10 Badgers (3-0) were re­lent­less in beat­ing the Cougars (1-3).

Mis­sis­sippi St. 37, LSU 7 — In Starkville, Miss., Nick Fitzger­ald threw two touch­down passes and ran for an­other two scores, help­ing the Bull­dogs (3-0, 1-0 SEC) col­lar the No. 12 Tigers (2-1, 0-1).

Va. Tech 64, E. Carolina 17 — In Greenville, N.C., Josh Jackson threw for 372 yards and five touch­downs, three to Cam Phillips, and the No. 16 Hok­ies (3-0) cleaned up against the Pi­rates (0-3).

Van­der­bilt 14, Kansas St. 7— In Nashville, Tenn., on Kyle Shur­mur’s late TD run, the Com­modores (3-0) beat the No. 18 Wild­cats (2-1), their first win over a ranked, non­con­fer­ence foe since 1946.

TCU 56, SMU 36 — In Fort Worth, Texas, Kenny Hill passed for 365 yards and four touch­downs as the No. 20 Horned Frogs (3-0) got the jump on the Mus­tangs (2-1) af­ter fall­ing be­hind early.

Wash­ing­ton St. 52, Oregon St. 23 — In Pull­man, Wash., Luke Falk threw six TD passes, three to Tavares Martin Jr., and the No. 21 Cougars (3-0, 1-0 Pac-12) mauled the Beavers (1-3, 0-1).

Florida 24, Ten­nessee 20 — In Gainesville, Fla., Feleipe Franks’ 63-yard touch­down pass to Tyrie Cleve­land as time ran out let the No. 24 Ga­tors (1-1, 1-0 SEC) swamp the No. 23 Vol­un­teers (2-1).

Memphis 48, UCLA 45 — Ri­ley Fer­gu­son threw for 398 yards and six touch­downs to win a duel with Josh Rosen, who passed for 463 yards and four TDs, as Tigers (2-0) trapped the Bru­ins (2-1).


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