USC needs overtime to topple Longhorns
Freshman Chase McGrath kicked a 43-yard field goal in the second overtime after hitting a tying 31-yarder on the final snap of regulation, and No. 4 USC rallied for a wild 27-24 victory over Texas on Saturday night in Los Angeles.
Sam Darnold passed for 397 yards and three touchdowns to help the Trojans (3-0) surge to their 12th consecutive victory.
Christian Rector forced a goal-line fumble by Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger in the second overtime before McGrath coolly ended it.
After 55 minutes of defense-dominated football, both offenses erupted late to create a pretty decent sequel to these powerhouse programs’ last meeting in the landmark 2006 Rose Bowl.
Ehlinger passed for 298 yards and led a 91-yard, goahead TD drive late in regulation for the Longhorns (1-2), who were narrowly denied a huge win early in coach Tom Herman’s debut season.
Ehlinger hit Armanti Foreman with a 17-yard touchdown pass with 45 seconds left, but McGrath tied it on the final snap of regulation after Darnold drove the Trojans 52 yards in about 30 seconds.
WASHINGTON STATE 52,
OREGON STATE 23 >> Luke Falk threw six touchdown passes three to Tavares Martin Jr., and the No. 21 Cougars (3-0, 1-0 Pac-12) rolled. Falk, the FBS active leader with 98 touchdown passes, completed 37 of 49 passes for 396 yards without an interception. Martin had 10 catches for 194 yards.
OREGON 49, WYOMING 13
>> Royce Freeman ran for three touchdowns in the first half, and the Ducks (3-0) roughed up Cowboys quarterback Josh Allen in Laramie. Allen drew representatives from 16 NFL teams to War Memorial Stadium. Freeman ran for 157 yards on 30 carries. Allen, in what could be his last game against Power Five competition, the 6-foot-5, 230-pound junior was 9 for 24 for 64 yards his second-lowest total as a starter and a 10yard touchdown run.
MEMPHIS 48, UCLA 45 >> Riley Ferguson threw for 398 yards and six touchdowns, Jacobi Francis broke up a fourth-down pass in the closing seconds, and the host Tigers held off the No. 25 Bruins. Francis’ breakup with 56 seconds left prevented another fourth-quarter comeback by Bruins quarterback Josh Rosen. He was 34 of 56 for 463 yards and four touchdowns.
COLORADO 41, NORTHERN
COLORADO 21 >> Steven Montez threw for a career-high 357 yards and four touchdowns, helping the host Buffaloes to the win in the first meeting between the schools since 1934. MICHIGAN 29, AIR FORCE 13 >> Donovan Peoples-Jones returned a punt 79 yards for a score, and Quinn Nordin tied a school record with five field goals, helping the No. 7 Wolverines (3-0) get past the visiting Falcons (1-1). Michigan didn’t lead by more than three points until Peoples-Jones’ touchdown early in the third quarter.
ARIZONA 63, UTEP 16 >> Brandon Dawkins scored six touchdowns three passing and three rushing to lead the visting Wildcats the the win.
WAKE FOREST 46, UTAH
STATE 10 >> Senior quarterback John Wolford threw for 242 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score as the unbeaten Demon Deacons (3-0) were up 30-0 at halftime and routed the Aggies(1-2). It’s the first time in six years Wake Forest has had a 100-yard rusher and receiver in the same game.
BOISE STATE PLAYER ARRESTED >> A top defensive lineman for Boise State has been arrested on suspicion of disturbing the peace. The Ada County Sheriff’s Office’s website shows 21-year-old David Moa was taken into custody at 2:25 a.m. Saturday by Boise police.
He later was listed as no longer being in custody. Moa is scheduled to appear in court Monday on the misdemeanor charge.
NO. 1 ALABAMA 41, COLORADO STATE 23 >> Jalen Hurts passed for 248 yards and two long touchdowns and rushed for 103 yards to lead the Crimson Tide in Tuscaloosa.