Mayfield, Sooners ride Green Wave
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).