No. 5 Ohio State strikes fast to beat No. 15 TCU
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.
OKLAHOMA 37 IOWA STATE 27
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.
DUKE 40, BAYLOR 27
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.
OKLAHOMA ST. 44 BOISE ST. 21
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.
KANSAS 55, RUTGERS 14
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.
KANSAS ST. 41, UTSA 17
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).
Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray, left, passed for 348 yards and three touchdowns against Iowa State.