Mi­ami com­pletes epic come­back to beat Flor­ida State

The Oklahoman (Sunday) - - SOONER POSTGAME - FROM WIRE RE­PORTS

MI­AMI GAR­DENS, FLA. — N’Kosi Perry threw four touch­down passes, and No. 17-ranked Mi­ami pulled off its big­gest come­back ever against Flor­ida State by ral­ly­ing from 20 points down to earn a 28-27 vic­tory on Sat­ur­day.

Brevin Jor­dan’s 41-yard touch­down grab with just un­der 12 min­utes left put the Hur­ri­canes ahead for good, as Mi­ami ral­lied from a 27-7 sec­ond-half deficit.

The win was Mi­ami’s first at home over Flor­ida State since 2004, snap­ping a six-game slide against its archri­val.

Perry’s num­bers weren’t great — 13 for 32, 204 yards — but he made some big throws when they mat­tered most. The go-ahead score to Jor­dan came one play af­ter Perry threaded a 32-yard throw to Jeff Thomas on third-and-10, mean­ing in the span of about a halfminute the Hur­ri­canes went 73 yards for the lead.

Deon­dre Fran­cois com­pleted 15 of 30 passes for 129 yards with two touch­downs and an in­ter­cep­tion for the Semi­noles, who were held to 200 yards of of­fense.

NO. 1 ALABAMA 65, ARKANSAS 31

FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. — Tua Tago­v­ailoa passed for 334 yards and four touch­downs and Alabama ex­tended its win­ning streak against Arkansas to 12.

It took just one play for Alabama to set the tone as Tago­v­ailoa hit tight end Irv Smith Jr. on a pass across the mid­dle that Smith took 76 yards to the end zone and a 7-0 lead just 21 sec­onds into the game.

NO. 3 OHIO STATE 49, IN­DI­ANA 26

COLUM­BUS, OHIO — Dwayne Hask­ins Jr. passed for a ca­reer-best 455 yards and school record-ty­ing six touch­downs and Ohio State pulled away in the fourth quar­ter.

A week af­ter a gritty vic­tory at Penn State, the Buck­eyes were forced to work hard by quar­ter­back Pey­ton Ram­sey and an In­di­ana of­fense that took ad­van­tage of plenty of early de­fen­sive mis­takes.

NO. 4 CLEM­SON 63, WAKE FOR­EST 3

WIN­STON-SALEM, N.C. — Travis Eti­enne rushed for 167 yards and three touch­downs, and Clem­son ran for 471 yards.

Three Tigers had at least 100 yards rush­ing, the first time they’ve done that since 2006.

In ad­di­tion to Eti­enne, Lyn-J Dixon rushed for 163 yards and Adam Choice had 128.

Clem­son quar­ter­back Trevor Lawrence was 20 of 25 for 175 yards.

NO. 22 FLOR­IDA 27, NO. 5 LSU 19

GAINESVILLE, FLA. — Lam­i­cal Per­ine, a cousin of for­mer Ok­la­homa star Sa­maje Per­ine, scored twice on short runs, in­clud­ing one af­ter a trick play in the fourth quar­ter, and Flor­ida beat LSU.

Brad Stew­art’s 25-yard in­ter­cep­tion re­turn for a touch­down — the first pick Joe Bur­row has thrown this sea­son — essen­tially sealed the vic­tory for the Ga­tors.

Flor­ida scored all its points af­ter 2007 Heis­man Tro­phy win­ner Tim Te­bow be­came the sixth player to be in­ducted into the school’s ring of honor.

MIS­SIS­SIPPI STATE 23, NO. 8 AUBURN 9

STARKVILLE, MISS. — Nick Fitzger­ald ran for 195 yards and two touch­downs and Mis­sis­sippi State’s de­fense had an­other dom­i­nant per­for­mance in a vic­tory over Auburn.

Mis­sis­sippi State came into the game among the na­tion’s top 10 in scor­ing de­fense, and the Bull­dogs were bril­liant on that side of the ball once again.

NO. 12 UCF 48, SMU 20

OR­LANDO, FLA. — McKen­zie Mil­ton threw for 278 yards and two touch­downs to help UCF ex­tend the na­tion’s long­est win­ning streak to 18 games.

TEXAS A&M 20, NO. 13 KEN­TUCKY 14

COL­LEGE STA­TION, TEXAS — Trayveon Williams flipped into the end zone on a 10-yard run in over­time to give Texas A&M a vic­tory over Ken­tucky.

The Wild­cats’ Miles But­ler missed a 43-yard field goal to start over­time, with the ball bounc­ing back off the cross­bar, and the Ag­gies cap­i­tal­ized with Williams’ touch­down run four plays later.

NO. 15 MICHI­GAN 42, MARY­LAND 21

ANN AR­BOR, MICH. —

Shea Pat­ter­son threw for a sea­son-high 282 yards and three touch­downs for Michi­gan.

The Wolver­ines fell be­hind late in the first quar­ter and didn’t take the lead again un­til mid­way through the sec­ond quar­ter.

NORTH­WEST­ERN 29, NO. 20 MICHI­GAN STATE 19

EAST LANS­ING, MICH. — Clay­ton Thor­son threw for 373 yards and three touch­downs and North­west­ern re­cov­ered from an­other sec­ond-half slip to beat Michi­gan State

NO. 21 COLORADO 28, ARI­ZONA STATE 21

BOUL­DER, COLO. — Wide re­ceiver Laviska Shenault scored four touch­downs and Colorado beat Ari­zona State for just the sec­ond time in the pro­gram’s his­tory.

The Buf­faloes over­came the ejec­tion of star line­backer Nate Land­man in the sec­ond quar­ter and sti­fled Ari­zona State run­ning back Eno Ben­jamin in the sec­ond half.

NO. 23 N.C. STATE 28, BOS­TON COL­LEGE 23

RALEIGH, N.C. — Reg­gie Gal­laspy ran for a ca­reerbest 104 yards and two touch­downs and North Carolina State held on af­ter squan­der­ing most of a big sec­ond-half lead. Ryan Fin­ley threw for two touch­downs for the Wolf­pack.

[AP PHOTO]

Mi­ami quar­ter­back N’Kosi Perry (5) en­cour­ages the crowd to cheer dur­ing the sec­ond half against Flor­ida State on Sat­ur­day in Mi­ami Gar­dens, Fla.

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