No. 2 Ok­la­homa slams Tu­lane for 56-14 win

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NOR­MAN, Okla.—Baker May­field passed for 331 yards and four touch­downs, and No. 2 Ok­la­homa fol­lowed its im­pres­sive vic­tory at Ohio State with a 56-14 win over Tu­lane on Satur­day.

Ok­la­homa re­ceiver CeeDee Lamb caught four passes for 131 yards and two touch­downs be­fore he was ejected for tar­get­ing on a block in the se­cond quar­ter. Mar­quise Brown had ca­reer highs of six catches for 155 yards, in­clud­ing an 87-yard touch­down grab in the fourth quar­ter for the Soon­ers (3-0).

The Soon­ers and Green Wave were tied at 14 in the se­cond quar­ter be­fore Ok­la­homa’s Parnell Mot­ley re­turned an in­ter­cep­tion 77 yards for a touch­down to turn the mo­men­tum for good. Ok­la­homa ex­tended its na­tion-lead­ing win streak to 13 games.

Tu­lane (1-2) scored on its first two drives and never scored again. Don­trell Hil­liard ran for 104 yards and a touch­down to sur­pass 2,000 yards rush­ing in his ca­reer for the Green Wave.

Ok­la­homa State 59, Pitts­burgh 21

PITTS­BURGH—Ma­son Ru­dolph threw five touch­down passes, all in the first half, and No. 9 Ok­la­homa State drilled

Pitts­burgh.

Ru­dolph com­pleted 23 of 32 passes for 497 yards be­fore be­ing pulled in the mid­dle of the third quar­ter with the Cow­boys (3-0) in full com­mand. He did throw his first in­ter­cep­tion of the sea­son, ending a streak of 216 con­sec­u­tive passes with­out a pick dat­ing back to last sea­son. It was the long­est ac­tive streak in the FBS.

Jalen McCleskey caught seven passes for 162 yards and three touch­downs. James Washington added 124 yards re­ceiv­ing. Mar­cell Ate­man (109) and Dil­lon Stoner (100) also reached the 100-yard re­ceiv­ing mark, the first time in 12 years a team has had four 100-yard re­ceivers in a game. The Cow­boys did it de­spite miss­ing LSU trans­fer Ty­ron John­son, sus­pended for the game for a vi­o­la­tion of team rules.

TCU 56, SMU 36

FORT WORTH, Texas— Jalen Reagor made a leap­ing 38-yard catch be­tween four de­fend­ers in the end zone on the last play of the first half, fi­nally putting No. 20 TCU ahead to stay in a 56-36 vic­tory over up­set-minded SMU.

The Mus­tangs (2-1) led 19-7 be­fore Kenny Hill threw three TD passes in the fi­nal 7 1/2 min­utes of the se­cond quar­ter. The last was Reagor’s catch in a crowd of Mus­tangs who seemed more like ob­servers than de­fend­ers.

Dar­ius An­der­son ran for two touch­downs for TCU (3-0) in the se­cond half, in­clud­ing the first drive af­ter half­time. Speedy run­ning back Kenedy Snell also scored twice, while Hill com­pleted 24 of 30 passes for 365 yards and four touch­downs.

Ohio 42, Kansas 30

ATHENS, Ohio—Nathan Rourke threw for 152 yards and two touch­downs as Ohio de­feated Kansas 42-30, ex­tend­ing the Jay­hawks’ road los­ing streak to 42 games, the long­est ac­tive streak in the na­tion.

Rourke earned his first start against the Jay­hawks af­ter shin­ing in the first two games of the sea­son.

Rourke suc­ceeded Quin­ton Maxwell as start­ing quar­ter­back, but both played as planned—and both had suc­cess. Maxwell en­tered the game in the mid­dle of the se­cond quar­ter, and he com­pleted 5 of 6 passes, in­clud­ing a 9-yard touch­down pass to Troy Man­gen. That was Maxwell’s se­cond touch­down of the sea­son.

Man­gen, who hadn’t caught a pass this sea­son un­til Satur­day, had three re­cep­tions. Two of those were for touch­downs. He fin­ished with 35 re­ceiv­ing yards.

Van­der­bilt 14, Kansas State 7

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Kyle Shur­mur scored on a 2-yard run with 8:23 left, and Van­der­bilt up­set No. 18 Kansas State 14-7 for the Com­modores’ first win over a ranked, non­con­fer­ence op­po­nent since 1946.

With the win, Van­der­bilt im­proved to 3-0 for the first time since 2011 with the Com­modores’ first win over a ranked, non­con­fer­ence op­po­nent since beat­ing North Carolina State. The Com­modores also have won five straight at home dat­ing back to last sea­son.

Kansas State (2-1) last beat a South­east­ern Con­fer­ence team on the road in the reg­u­lar sea­son in 1982 at Ken­tucky.

Se­nior quar­ter­back Jesse Ertz tried to drive the Wild­cats to the ty­ing score. But he was tack­led short on fourt­hand-8 deep in Van­der­bilt ter­ri­tory by Oren Burks and LaDar­ius Wiley with 1:06 left.

West Vir­ginia 59, Delaware State 16

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.— Will Grier threw three touch­down passes, Justin Craw­ford ran for three scores and West Vir­ginia beat Delaware State 59-16 on Satur­day.

The Moun­taineers (2-1) com­piled 538 yards of of­fense against an FCS team that lost its 14th straight game. But West Vir­ginia made plenty of prob­lems on both sides of the ball in its fi­nal tuneup be­fore the start of Big 12 play.

Grier fin­ished 19 of 27 for 304 yards be­fore be­ing re­placed by backup Chris Chugunov late in the third quar­ter. Grier had TD throws of 62 and 16 yards to Mar­cus Simms and 28 yards to Ka’Raun White.

Craw­ford had scor­ing runs of 2, 3 and 9 yards and fin­ished with 102 yards on 15 car­ries for his third straight 100-yard ef­fort.

Iowa State 41, Akron 14

AKRON, Ohio—Jacob Park passed for 317 yards and two touch­downs, in­clud­ing a 43-yarder to Marchie Mur­dock, as Iowa State pulled away in the se­cond half for a 41-14 vic­tory over Akron on Satur­day.

Park com­pleted 24 of 33 throws and a scored on a 14-yard run for the Cy­clones (2-1), who equaled a school record by top­ping 40 points for the third straight game to start the sea­son.

Iowa State also set a school mark by gain­ing 400 yards for the sixth game in a row as sopho­more David Mont­gomery rushed for 127 yards and a score, and se­nior Allen Lazard caught his third TD pass of the year.

Duke 34, Bay­lor 20

DURHAM, N.C.—Shaun Wil­son had two long touch­down runs to lead Duke past Bay­lor 34-20 on Satur­day.

Wil­son rushed for 176 yards and scored on runs of 50 and 65 yards to help the Blue Devils (3-0) open with three con­sec­u­tive vic­to­ries for just the se­cond time since 1994.

Brit­tain Brown added a 34-yard TD run, Ben Humphreys re­turned an in­ter­cep­tion 22 yards for a score— one of four turnovers forced by Duke—and Austin Parker kicked two field goals, in­clud­ing a ca­reer-long 45-yarder.

The Bears seemed de­ter­mined not to let Daniel Jones beat them: Jones was 20 of 35 for 193 yards but was sacked five times and was held with­out a touch­down for the first time this sea­son.

Sopho­more Zach Smith was 12-of-34 for 263 yards in his first start of the sea­son for Bay­lor (0-3) with three touch­downs.

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