Pur­due shocks No. 2 Ohio State 49-20

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — D.J. Knox rushed for 128 yards and three touch­downs, David Blough threw for three more scores and Pur­due shook up the Col­lege Foot­ball Play­off chase with a 4920 blowout of No. 2 Ohio State on Satur­day.

The Boil­er­mak­ers (4-3, 3-1 Big Ten) won their fourth straight over­all, their sec­ond in a row over a ranked team and pulled off their big­gest up­set since tak­ing down then-No. 2 Ohio State 28-23 on Oct. 6, 1984. Pur­due also set a school record for points scored against the Buck­eyes, best­ing the pre­vi­ous mark of 41 in 1967.

Mis­take-prone Ohio State (7-1, 4-1) had its 12-game win­ning streak snapped, fell out of the Big Ten East lead be­hind ri­val Michi­gan and now must fight away its way back into play­off po­si­tion.

Blough out­played Heis­man Tro­phy can­di­date Dwayne Hask­ins Jr. on a night the Buck­eyes didn’t reach the end zone un­til early in the fourth quar­ter.

Hask­ins com­pleted 49 of 73 at­tempts for 470 yards and two TDs, but also had an in­ter­cep­tion that was re­turned for a touch­down.

CLEM­SON 41

NORTH CAROLINA ST. 7

Trevor Lawrence passed for a ca­reer best 308 yards in­clud­ing a 46-yard TD throw to Tee Hig­gins in his third col­lege start as the No. 3 Tigers took quick con­trol and pulled away against the No. 16 Wolf­pack at Clem­son, S.C.

Travis Eti­enne ran for three touch­downs, in­creas­ing his ACClead­ing to­tal to 14.

The Tigers (7-0, 4-0) opened with seven straight wins for the third time in four sea­sons in top­ping the Wolf­pack (5-1, 2-1) for the sev­enth con­sec­u­tive sea­son.

LSU 19, MIS­SIS­SIPPI ST. 3

The fifth-ranked Tigers in­ter­cepted Nick Fitzger­ald four times and Cole Tracy kicked four field goals in a win over the No. 22 Bull­dogs at Baton Rouge, La

ALABAMA 58 TEN­NESSEE 21

Tua Tago­v­ailoa threw touch­down passes to four re­ceivers and the No. 1 Crim­son Tide rolled over the Vols at Knoxville, Tenn.

Tago­v­ailoa went 19 of 29 for 306 yards be­fore leav­ing mid­way through the third quar­ter with Alabama ahead 51-14.

Alabama (8-0, 5-0 South­east­ern Con­fer­ence) beat Ten­nessee (3-4, 1-3) for the 12th straight year.

WASH­ING­TON ST. 34 ORE­GON 20

Gard­ner Min­shew passed for 323 yards and four touch­downs as the No. 25 Cougars up­set the 12thranked Ducks at Pull­man, Wash.

MICHI­GAN 21 MICHI­GAN STATE 7

Shea Pat­ter­son threw two touch­down passes and the No. 6 Wolver­ines had a vic­tory over the No. 24 Spar­tans at East Lans­ing, Mich., snap­ping a streak of 17 con­sec­u­tive losses to ranked teams on the road.

The Wolver­ines (7-1, 5-0 Big Ten) had lost eight of 10 against their in-state ri­vals and those set­backs have led to them not win­ning a Big Ten ti­tle since 2004.

The Spar­tans (4-3, 2-2) strug­gled to move the ball, get­ting held to 94 yards.

KEN­TUCKY 14 VAN­DER­BILT 7

Benny Snell Jr. rushed for 169 yards, in­clud­ing a 7-yard, goa­head touch­down run with 8:04 re­main­ing that helped the 14thranked Wild­cats edge the Com­modores at Lex­ing­ton, Ky.

SOUTH FLORIDA 38 CON­NECTI­CUT 30

Johnny Ford rushed for 164 yards and three touch­downs to help the No. 21 Bulls shrug off a slow start in a win over the Huskies at Tampa, Fla. Ford also set up a field goal with a 78-yard run as the Bulls (7-0, 3-0 AAC) matched the best start in school his­tory.

WASH­ING­TON 27 COLORADO 13

Jake Brown­ing threw a 26-yard touch­down pass to Aaron Fuller on fourth down with less than four min­utes re­main­ing, and the No. 15 Huskies held off the Buf­faloes at Seat­tle.

Colorado quar­ter­back Steven Mon­tez threw for 144 yards, but the Buf­faloes (5-2, 2-2) were shut out and held to 86 to­tal yards of of­fense in the sec­ond half.

PENN STATE 33, IN­DI­ANA 28

Trace Mc­Sor­ley passed for 220 yards, ran for 107 and had a hand in three touch­downs in the No. 18 Nit­tany Lions’ win at Bloom­ing­ton, Ind.

Penn State (5-2, 2-2 Big Ten) ral­lied to snap a two-game los­ing streak after In­di­ana (4-4, 1-4) took a 21-20 lead in the third.

CEN­TRAL FLORIDA 37 EAST CAROLINA 10

Dar­riel Mack Jr. stepped in for Heis­man Tro­phy hope­ful McKen­zie Mil­ton and rushed for 120 yards and a touch­down, and the No. 10 Knights forced five turnovers in beat­ing the Pi­rates at Greenville, N.C., for their 20th straight vic­tory.

IOWA 23, MARY­LAND 0

Nate Stan­ley threw for 86 yards and a touch­down as the No. 19 Hawkeyes won at Iowa City.

TEM­PLE 24 CINCIN­NATI 17, OT

An­thony Russo threw a ty­ing 20-yard touch­down pass with 49 sec­onds left to Bran­don Mack, and then a 25-yarder to Isa­iah Wright in over­time for host Tem­ple. Russo was 20 for 41 for 237 yards and three touch­downs for the Owls (5-3, 4-0 Amer­i­can). The No. 20 Bearcats fell to 6-1 and 2-1.

WIS­CON­SIN 49, ILLI­NOIS 20

Jonathan Tay­lor rushed for 159 yards and Tai­wan Deal ran for 111 yards and two touch­downs as the No. 23 Badgers won at home.

Michael Hickey / Getty Im­ages

Pur­due’s Ron­dale runs for one of his two touch­downs against Ohio State on Satur­day night at West Lafayette, Ind.

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