No. 5 Ohio State strikes fast to beat No. 15 TCU

Houston Chronicle Sunday - - COLLEGE FOOTBALL - From wire re­ports

AR­LING­TON — Big de­fen­sive tackle Dre’Mont Jones re­turned an in­ter­cep­tion thrown right at him 28 yards for one of No. 4 Ohio State’s three touch­downs in a four-minute span of the third quar­ter in a 40-28 vic­tory over No. 15 TCU on Satur­day night.

The Buck­eyes (3-0), in their last game with­out sus­pended coach Ur­ban Meyer on the side­line, fi­nally went ahead to stay with that spurt that started Dwayne Hask­ins Jr. threw a short pass that Par­ris Camp­bell turned into a 63-yard touch­down.

Ohio State still trailed 21-19 af­ter a 2-point try failed, but TCU quar­ter­back Shawn Robin­son was un­der pres­sure on the en­su­ing third down when he tried to shovel a pass to his run­ning back — but in­stead it went to Jones, who rum­bled to the end zone. The next drive for the Horned Frogs (2-1) ended with a blocked punt, and two plays later Hask­ins threw a 24-yard TD to K.J. Hill.


Kyler Mur­ray threw for 348 yards and three touch­downs and No. 5 Ok­la­homa held off Iowa State 37-27 on Satur­day in the Big 12 opener for both teams.

Mar­quise Brown had 191 yards re­ceiv­ing and a TD for the Soon­ers (3-0, 1-0 Big 12), who ex­tended the na­tion’s long­est road win­ning streak to 17 games while aveng­ing a stun­ning home loss to the Cy­clones a year ago.

Iowa State (0-2, 0-1) didn’t make it easy for the Soon­ers, ral­ly­ing from a 14-point deficit to make it 34-27 late in the third. But the Soon­ers killed nearly eight min­utes on a drive that ended with a 42-yard field goal.


Quentin Har­ris threw for 174 yards and three touch­downs in his first ca­reer start for Duke as the Blue Devils won at Waco.

The Blue Devils (3-0) trav­eled to Texas on Thurs­day, a day ear­lier than usual to get out be­fore Hur­ri­cane Florence made land­fall.

JaMy­cal Hasty re­turned a blocked punt for a 33yard touch­down for Bay­lor (2-1).

Char­lie Brewer threw for 175 yards and rushed for two touch­downs for Bay­lor.


Taylor Cor­nelius ran for two touch­downs and passed for another to help the No. 24 Cow­boys beat the No. 17 Bron­cos at Still­wa­ter, Okla.

Jus­tice Hill ran for 123 yards and a touch­down, and Ty­lan Wal­lace had five catches for 105 yards for the Cow­boys (3-0).

Boise State’s Brett Ryp­ien passed for 380 yards and three touch­downs, but was sacked seven times and pres­sured through­out the day.


Bryce Torne­den and Mike Lee each re­turned in­ter­cep­tions for touch­downs and the Jay­hawks’ de­fense wound up with three picks and re­cov­ered three fum­bles en route to a win over the Scar­let Knights at Lawrence, Kan. The Jay­hawks’ have backto-back wins over FBS op­po­nents for the first time since 2009.


Sky­lar Thomp­son threw for two scores and ran for another and the Wild­cats ran away from the Road­run­ners at Man­hat­tan, Kan.

Thomp­son threw for 213 yards on 13-of-18 pass­ing and also had 66 yards rush­ing for the Wild­cats (2-1).

Matthew Put­ney / Associated Press

Ok­la­homa’s Kyler Mur­ray, left, passed for 348 yards and three touch­downs against Iowa State.

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