NO. 3 CLEMSON BLOWS PAST NO. 14 LOUISVILLE
KY.» Clemson held 2016 Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson in check for most of the game, quarterback counterpart Kelly Bryant accounted for three touchdowns, and the third-ranked Tigers routed No. 14 Louisville 47-21 on Saturday night in an Atlantic Coast Conference showdown.
Jackson passed for 317 yards and three TDS, but most of that came with things already in hand for Clemson (3-0, 1-0 ACC). The Tigers’ Dorian O’donnell returned an interception 44 yards for a TD and a 26-7 third-quarter lead, and they sacked Jackson four times. Bryant, meanwhile, won the quarterback battle with TD runs of 8 and 1 yards sandwiched around a 79-yard scoring pass to wide-open Rayray Mccloud in the second quarter.
Jackson had TD passes of 11 yards to Charles Standberry, 36 yards to Jaylen Smith and 8 to Dez Fitzpatrick. But the junior struggled to throw and run all night for Louisville (2-1, 1-1 ACC).
In other games involving ranked teams. 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. … Trace Mcsorley threw a Beaver Stadium-record 85-yard touchdown pass to Saquon Barkley for one of his four scoring strikes and also ran for a touchdown in No. 5 Penn State’s 56-0 victory over visiting Georgia State. … Freshman J.K. Dobbins ran for 172 yards and two touchdowns as No. 8 Ohio State rebounded from a
deflating loss to Oklahoma to rout Army 38-7. … Mason Rudolph threw for five touchdowns, all in the first half, and No. 9 Oklahoma State drilled Pittsburgh 59-21. Rudolph completed 23-of-32 passes for 497 yards. He threw 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. … Alex Hornibrook threw for four touchdowns and 256 yards as No. 10 Wisconsin eased to a 40-6 victory over BYU. … Nick Chubb ran for 131 yards and two touchdowns, freshman Jake Fromm threw three scoring passes in his first home start, and No. 13 Georgia’s defense was dominant in a 42-14 victory over Samford. … Kamryn Pettway ran for 128 yards and three touchdowns as No. 15 Auburn overcame five turnovers to hold off FCS school Mercer 24-10. … Redshirt freshman Josh Jackson threw for 372 yards and five touchdowns — three to Cam Phillips — to help No. 16 Virginia Tech beat East Carolina 64-17. Phillips had a program-record 14 catches for 189 yards to help the Hokies improve to 3-0 for the first time since 2011. … Kyle Shurmur scored on a 2-yard run with 8:23 left, and Vanderbilt upset No. 18 Kansas State 14-7 night 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. … 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. … Luke Falk threw six touchdown passes — three to Tavares Martin Jr. — and No. 21 Washington State beat Oregon State 52-23 on Saturday for its fourth consecutive victory over the Beavers.
In other games. Brandon Wimbush ran for four touchdowns and 207 yards — a record for a Notre Dame quarterback — and Josh Adams had 229 rushing yards to help the Irish respond to their fall from the rankings with a 49-20 victory over Boston College. … In Division II, 11th-ranked Colorado Mesa’s Ryan Sheehan kicked a 33-yard field goal as time expired to beat Colorado Mines 38-36. … No. 18 Csu-pueblo won at South Dakota State 34-14. — The Associated Press