Iowa State up­sets No. 4 TCU

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AMES, Iowa - Kyle Kempt threw for 202 yards and two touch­downs and Iowa State up­set fourth-ranked TCU 14-7 on Satur­day, hand­ing the Horned Frogs their first de­feat and leav­ing the Big 12 with­out an un­beaten team.

Mar­cel Spears in­ter­cepted a Kenny Hill pass with 1:16 left to seal it for the Cy­clones (6-2, 4-1 Big 12), who forced a pair of turnovers in the red zone in the sec­ond half in win­ning their fourth straight game.

Kempt put Iowa State ahead 14-0 at the break with touch­down passes to Matt Ea­ton (17 yards) and Ha­keem But­ler (4 yards).

TCU (7-1, 4-1) an­swered to open the sec­ond half on a 94-yard kick­off re­turn by KaVon­tae Turpin. But Brian Peavy in­ter­cepted Hill in the end zone in the third quar­ter and brought it back 70 yards, and Wil­lie Har­vey caused Hill to fum­ble a ball re­cov­ered by Iowa State at its own 15-yard line with 7:11 to go.

Hill had his worst game of the sea­son, fin­ish­ing 12 of 25 pass­ing for 135 yards and those two very costly in­ter­cep­tions. The Horned Frogs also com­mit­ted 11 penal­ties.

Sony Michel put third-ranked Ge­or­gia up big early and put Florida away late, scor­ing on two long runs in a drub­bing that might have been the fi­nal game for Ga­tors coach Jim McEl­wain.

Michel fin­ished with 137 yards rush­ing on just six car­ries and helped the Bull­dogs re­main un­beaten and in con­trol in the South­east­ern Con­fer­ence’s East­ern Di­vi­sion.

Nick Chubb also scored for the Bull­dogs (8-0, 5-0 SEC), who ended a three­game los­ing streak in “The World’s Largest Out­door Cock­tail Party” and started 8-0 for the first time since 2002.

Alec In­gold and Gar­rett Groshek scored on short runs in the first half, of­fen­sive line­man Michael Deiter added an­other touch­down on a trick play late in the game, and Wis­con­sin re­mained un­beaten.

Star run­ning back Jonathan Tay­lor rushed for just 73 yards but didn’t ap­pear in the sec­ond half for Wis­con­sin be­cause of a left leg in­jury. The fresh­man en­tered the game av­er­ag­ing 158.6 yards rush­ing.

De­spite Tay­lor’s ab­sence, Alex Horni­brook made enough throws to get the team’s eighth win. None was bet­ter than on the trick play that freed Deiter for his first ca­reer touch­down.

Horni­brook dropped back on thir­dand-goal from the 4 and rushed right be­fore throw­ing a back­ward pass to Deiter on the other side. Deiter caught it and hus­tled in for the score.

Kelly Bryant threw for 207 yards and two touch­downs and Clem­son bounced back from its first loss of the sea­son with a dom­i­nat­ing vic­tory over Ge­or­gia Tech.

Bryant showed few neg­a­tive ef­fects from in­juries that knocked him out early of the Tigers’ past two games — a sprained left an­kle in the third quar­ter of a win over Wake For­est on Oct. 7 and a con­cus­sion in the sec­ond quar­ter of a loss at Syra­cuse on Oct. 13. It was an un­set­tling two weeks — Clem­son was off last Satur­day — with plenty of ques­tions, in­tro­spec­tion and wor­ries about Bryant’s health.

The Clem­son ju­nior put all the wor­ry­ing to rest early on. He con­nected on a 38-yard TD pass to Deon Cain less than three min­utes into the game. Bryant zipped a 20-yard pass to tight end Mi­lan Richard to put the Tigers (7-1, 5-1 At­lantic Coast Con­fer­ence) ahead 14-3 and cruise to their third straight win over Ge­or­gia Tech.

Ma­lik Rosier threw for a ca­reer-high 356 yards with three touch­downs to lead Mi­ami.

Rosier had a 51-yard touch­down throw to Christo­pher Hern­don IV late in the first half and a 78-yarder to Jeff Thomas to open the third quar­ter. His 5yarder to Brax­ton Ber­rios gave the Hur­ri­canes (7-0, 5-0 At­lantic Coast Con­fer­ence) a 24-13 fourth-quar­ter lead.

Still, Mi­ami had to come up with a cou­ple late plays af­ter UNC made it a onescore game.

Baker May­field com­pleted 22 of 34 passes for 281 yards and four touch­downs, and ran for an­other score to lead Ok­la­homa.

Rod­ney An­der­son had 181 yards rush­ing and a touch­down, and Ab­dul Adams re­turned from a two-game ab­sence due to an an­kle in­jury to add 95 yards rush­ing on 10 car­ries for the Soon­ers (7-1, 4-1 Big 12).

CeeDee Lamb to­taled nine re­cep­tions for 147 yards and two touch­downs for Ok­la­homa, which amassed 617 yards of to­tal of­fense.

Ju­lian Love re­turned his sec­ond in­ter­cep­tion of the sea­son for a touch­down and run­ning back Josh Adams had an­other big day, rush­ing for 202 yards, to lift Notre Dame.

The sixth straight vic­tory by Brian Kelly’s Ir­ish, now 7-1, avenged a 10-3 loss at N.C. State last year in the after­math of Hur­ri­cane Matthew. N.C. State (6-2) saw its six-game win­ning streak come to an end.

Ma­son Ru­dolph threw three touch­down passes and ran for an­other score to lead Ok­la­homa State.

Fresh­man J.D. King ran for a sea­son-high 142 yards and scored twice in place of Big 12 lead­ing rusher Jus­tice Hill for the Cow­boys (7-1, 4-1 Big 12).

Josh Jack­son threw for a touch­down and ran for an­other to lead Vir­ginia Tech.

Jack­son hit Sean Savoy with a 26yard pass just be­fore half­time to give the Hok­ies (7-1, 3-1 At­lantic Coast Con­fer­ence) a 17-3 lead. He scored on a 6yard run in the third quar­ter, all but ce­ment­ing Vir­ginia Tech’s third vic­tory in a row on a night when it rained for most of the sec­ond half and foot­ing be­came in­creas­ingly un­cer­tain.

D’Eriq King kept Hous­ton’s hopes alive with a 30-yard com­ple­tion on fourth-and-24, then fin­ished a gamewin­ning drive with a 20-yard touch­down run with 11 sec­onds re­main­ing.

The sopho­more who has split time be­tween re­ceiver and quar­ter­back re­placed starter Kyle Postma in the first half. He be­gan slowly be­fore lead­ing Hous­ton (5-3, 3-2) on three long scor­ing drives to po­si­tion them­selves for an up­set.

McKen­zie Mil­ton threw for 275 yards and three touch­downs and scored an­other on the ground and UCF re­in­forced its rep­u­ta­tion for hav­ing one of the most ex­plo­sive of­fenses in the coun­try.

The 73 points scored was a school record for the Knights, who lead the na­tion in scor­ing. UCF scored on 11 of 12 pos­ses­sions. It’s the first time in pro­gram his­tory that the Knights have started the sea­son 7-0.

Clay­ton Thor­son threw a 22-yard touch­down to Flynn Nagel in the third over­time, Nate Hall in­ter­cepted Brian Lew­erke and North­west­ern stunned Michi­gan State.

The Wild­cats had a third down at the 22 when Thor­son hit Nagel on a slant for the go-ahead TD.

Mis­sis­sippi State hasn’t played a close game this sea­son and that trend con­tin­ued on Satur­day night at Texas A&M. The Bull­dogs whipped the Ag­gies to win their third con­sec­u­tive game.

Mis­sis­sippi State (6-2, 3-2 SEC) hadn’t won or lost a game by less than 25 points head­ing into Satur­day’s con­test. The Ag­gies (5-3, 3-2) were com­ing off their bye week, but looked like the fraz­zled team be­tween the lines on Satur­day.

Bran­don Peters helped Michi­gan score touch­downs on his first three drives, al­low­ing the Wolver­ines to pull away.

Jim Har­baugh fi­nally benched John O’Korn af­ter an­other shaky per­for­mance. Har­baugh put Peters in and the red­shirt fresh­man took full ad­van­tage of his first op­por­tu­nity to play ex­ten­sively, com­plet­ing 10 of 14 passes for 124 yards with a TD.

— Wire ser­vices

CHAR­LIE NEIBERGALL/AP

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