No. 2 Oklahoma slams Tulane for 56-14 win
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
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.