Down goes No. 1

Auburn rips Ge­or­gia to muddy the play­off pic­ture.

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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.


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.

Rainier Ehrhardt / As­so­ci­ated Press

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.

Morry Gash / As­so­ci­ated Press

Wis­con­sin’s Bradrick Shaw, left, cel­e­brates his touch­down run with Adam Krumholz, cen­ter, and Ken­dric Pryor dur­ing the Badgers’ win over Iowa.

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