NO. 3 CLEM­SON BLOWS PAST NO. 14 LOUISVILLE

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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

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