USC needs over­time to top­ple Longhorns

The Mercury News - - College Football Replay - By The Associated Press

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.


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.


>> 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 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.


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.

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