Down goes No. 1
Auburn rips Georgia to muddy the playoff picture.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Malik Rosier threw for a touchdown and ran for another, Deejay Dallas ran for a pair of scores and No. 7 Miami overwhelmed No. 3 Notre Dame 41-8 on Saturday night.
Travis Homer rushed for 146 yards for the Hurricanes (9-0), who forced four turnovers for the fourth consecutive week, led 27-0 at the half and handed the Irish their second-worst loss in the history of the MiamiNotre Dame series. Only the 58-7 Miami romp in 1985 was worse.
Miami’s win came on the same day it clinched its first trip to the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game. The Hurricanes — who extended the nation’s longest current winning streak to 14 games — wrapped up the Coastal Division title when Virginia lost to Louisville and will play Clemson for the ACC crown on Dec. 2.
CLEMSON 31 FLORIDA ST. 14
Travis Etienne ran for 97 yards and two touchdowns and the No. 4 Tigers won the ACC Atlantic Division with a win over the Seminoles at Clemson, S.C.
The Tigers clinched a spot in the ACC championship game Dec. 2 in Charlotte, N.C., against Miami.
The Tigers (9-1, 7-1) opened a 17-0 lead with two minutes left in the third quarter. But the Seminoles (3-6, 3-5) rallied on Jacques Patrick’s 9-yard scoring run and a 60-yard TD catch by tight end Ryan Izzo.
Florida State then recovered Kelly Bryant’s fumble on the Clemson 40 with 6:46 to go, putting the Seminoles in position to spoil the Tigers’ College Football Playoff hopes. But Van Smith intercepted James Blackman’s pass on the next play. WISCONSIN 38, IOWA 14
Receiver Kendric Pryor scored twice, and the No. 8 Badgers relied on stifling defense to overcome four turnovers and Hawkeyes corner- back Josh Jackson’s two touchdowns in a win at Madison, Wis.
The win allowed the Badgers (10-0, 7-0 Big Ten) to clinch a trip to the conference title game as West champions.
The 20th-ranked Hawkeyes (6-4, 3-4) were held to 66 total yards and five first downs, including just 15 yards. ALABAMA 31 MISSISSIPPI ST. 24
Jalen Hurts threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to DeVonta Smith with 25 seconds remaining to give the second-ranked Crimson Tide a victory over the No. 16 Bulldogs at Starkville, Miss.
Alabama (10-0, 7-0 SEC) won its 10th straight against the Bulldogs.
Mississippi State (7-3, 3-3) pushed ahead 24-17 early in the fourth quarter on Jace Christmann’s 25-yard field goal, but Alabama responded to tie it at 24 on Damien Harris’ 14-yard run with 9:49 left. Alabama had a chance to take the lead with about two minutes left, but a 40-yard field goal attempt by Andy Pappanastos banged off the left upright and fell harmlessly to the turf.
Mississippi State went three-and-out on the ensuing drive, and Alabama took over with 1:09 remaining. The Tide drove 68 yards in 44 seconds for the game-winning score. USC 38, COLORADO 24
Sam Darnold tossed two TD passes and ran for another, Ajene Harris intercepted two passes, including one he returned for a score, and the No. 11 Trojans won at Boulder, Colo., to clinch the Pac-12 South Division.
Darnold threw for 329 yards as he improved to 18-3 as a starter. Tailback Ronald Jones II had 142 yards to surpass Mike Garrett for sixth place on the Trojans’ all-time list. GEORGIA TECH 28 VIRGINIA TECH 22
TaQuon Marshall got two long touchdown passes out of his only completions, including an 80-yarder to Ricky Jeune with 6½ minutes remaining as the Yellow Jackets upset the No. 17 Hokies at Atlanta.
Virginia Tech had rallied from a 21-9 deficit in the second half. The Hokies (7-3, 3-3 ACC) went ahead 22-21 when Greg Stroman returned an interception 24 yards for a touchdown with 7:27 remaining. OHIO ST. 48 MICHIGAN ST. 3
J.T. Barrett threw two touchdown passes and ran for two more scores, Mike Weber ran for 162 yards and two scores and the No. 13 Buckeyes crushed the No. 12 Spartans at Columbus, Ohio.
The Buckeyes (8-2, 6-1 Big Ten) claimed sole possession of first place in the Big Ten East. LSU 33, ARKANSAS 10
Derrius Guice ran for 147 yards and three touchdowns and D.J. Clark had a pair of touchdown receptions as the 24thranked Tigers dispatched the Razorbacks at Baton Rouge, La.
Clemson running back Travis Etienne, right, ran for 97 yards and a pair of touchdowns as the fourth-ranked Tigers nailed down the Atlantic Coast Conference Atlantic Division title with a 31-14 win over Florida State.
Wisconsin’s Bradrick Shaw, left, celebrates his touchdown run with Adam Krumholz, center, and Kendric Pryor during the Badgers’ win over Iowa.