LSU stuns Georgia
Tigers’ ‘ D’ slows potent Bulldogs’ offense
BATON ROUGE, La. — Joe Burrow passed for 200 yards and had two short touchdown runs, LSU’S defense staggered Georgia’s normally prolific offense, and the 13th- ranked Tigers beat the No. 2 Bulldogs 36- 16 on Saturday to give coach Ed Orgeron a signature victory.
Five fourth- down decisions by Orgeron influenced the result. LSU converted all four times it ran an offensive play on fourth down, sustaining three drives that produced a total of 13 points.
In another instance, Orgeron called timeout and elected to punt on fourth- and- 2 after the offense initially remained on the field. That decision pinned Georgia at its 4, and Kristian Fulton’s interception of Jake Fromm’s pass shortly afterward set up another of Cole Tracy’s five field goals.
Clyde Edwards- Helaire rushed for 133 yards for LSU ( 6- 1, 3- 1 Southeastern Conference), and Justin Jefferson caught six passes for 108 yards, including a 41- yard snag of a pass rifled over the middle and between converging defenders. That catch set up Burrow’s second TD in the fourth quarter.
Nick Brossette added a short touchdown in the final minutes after Burrow’s 59- yard scamper. Fans rushed the field, ignoring pleas not to do so from the public address announcer, as the game ended.
Fromm had by far his worst game of the season for Georgia ( 6- 1, 4- 1), completing 16 of 34 passes for 209 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.
No. 1 alabama 39, Missouri 10
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Tua Tagovailoa passed for 265 yards and three touchdowns before leaving early in No. 1 Alabama’s victory over Missouri.
The Crimson Tide ( 7- 0, 4- 0 Southeastern Conference) shrugged off another would- be challenger in the league, but got a scare when the star quarterback went down after sliding at the end of a run in the third quarter.
Tagovailoa went to the medical tent on the sideline after aggravating a sprained right knee. He was joined by his parents, and Jalen Hurts led the Tide the rest of the way with a big lead over the Tigers ( 3- 3, 0- 3).
No. 3 ohio State 30, Minnesota 14
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Dwayne Haskins threw for 412 yards and three touchdowns and Ohio State held off persistent Minnesota.
The Buckeyes ( 7- 0, 4- 0 Big Ten) needed Blake Haubiel’s two second- half field goals and Haskins’ late touchdown pass from K. J. Hill to put away the Gophers ( 3- 3, 0- 3).
Hill made the play of the game with a turnaround, one- hand grab that he turned into a touchdown in the second quarter. He had a career- high nine catches for 187 yards.
For the second straight week, a heavy underdog came into Ohio Stadium and shut down the Buckeyes’ running game. The Gophers held tailbacks J. K. Dobbins and Mike Weber to a total of 86 yards, without a single carry longer than 11. Minnesota’s Mohamed Ibrahim ran 23 times for 157 yards and two scores.
Iowa State 30 No. 6 West Virginia 14
AMES, Iowa — Freshman Brock Purdy threw for 254 yards and three TDS and Iowa State throttled West Virginia, handing the Mountaineers their first loss in emphatic fashion.
David Montgomery had a career- high 189 yards rushing for the Cyclones ( 3- 3, 2- 2 Big 12), who capped a wild day by beating a Top 25 team for the fifth time in seven tries after dropping 20 in a row to ranked teams.
No. 17 oregon 30 No. 7 Washington 27, ot
EUGENE, Ore. — C. J. Verdell scored on a 6- yard run in overtime and Oregon knocked off Washington.
Verdell finished with 111 yards but none were sweeter for the Ducks than the final 6, when he sprinted nearly untouched on thirdand- goal and set off a wild celebration in the east end zone of Autzen Stadium.
The Ducks ( 5- 1, 2- 1 Pac- 12) were fortunate to reach overtime after Washington kicker Peyton Henry missed a 37- yard field- goal attempt on the final play of regulation. Henry’s kick was wide right.
No. 9 texas 23, baylor 17
AUSTIN, Texas — Shane Buechele came on for injured quarterback Sam Ehlinger early in the first quarter and Texas beat Baylor when the Bears’ final pass sailed through the back of the end zone.
Charlie Brewer drove the Bears from their own 3 to the Texas 17 before he had to rush his final three throws under intense pressure. The victory made Texas ( 6- 1, 4- 0 Big 12 Conference) bowl eligible.
Freshman running back Keaontay Ingram ran for 110 yards, Texas’ first 100- yard rushing effort of the season. Defensive end Charles Omenihu had two sacks and was chasing Brewer on the last three plays.
No. 10 Ucf 31, Memphis 30
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Mckenzie Milton threw for 296 yards and ran for the go- ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter for Central Florida.
Milton’s 7- yard touchdown with 12: 14 left completed a comeback for the Knights ( 6- 0, 3- 0 American Athletic Conference), who trailed 30- 14 with 2: 04 left in the first half. The victory was UCF’S 19th straight — the nation’s longest winning streak — but it was by far the toughest game of the season for the Knights, who defeated their first five opponents by double- digits.
No. 12 Michigan 38 No. 15 Wisconsin 13
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Shea Patterson accounted for 214 yards of offense and a touchdown, leading No. 12 Michigan to a victory over No. 15 Wisconsin.
The Wolverines ( 6- 1, 4- 0 Big Ten) beat a ranked conference team for the first time since topping the Badgers two years ago. They have won six straight games since opening this season with a seven- point loss to then- No. 12 Notre Dame.
No. 14 florida 37, Vanderbilt 27
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Jordan Scarlett ran 48 yards for the go- ahead touchdown on the first play of the fourth quarter, and Florida rallied from an 18- point deficit to beat Vanderbilt in a game marred by a near brawl, with both head coaches yelling as each team spilled onto the field.
An official held back Florida coach Dan Mullen as he yelled at Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason, who was near the Gators’ sideline after checking on the Commodores defender whose helmet was knocked off by a hit by
linebacker James Houston IV. Both teams spilled onto the field, drawing unsportsman
like conduct penalties. The penalty cost the Gators their leading tackler, with Vosean Joseph ejected for his second such penalty of the first half. Two people escorted an emotional Joseph off the field.
Virginia 16, No. 16 Miami 13
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Jordan Ellis ran for a touchdown and Virginia kept No. 16 Miami’s high- powered offense from ever getting going in a.
Ellis scored on a 7- yard run in the first half and Brian Delaney kicked three field goals for the Cavaliers ( 4- 2, 2- 1 Atlantic Coast Conference). Miami appeared to have stopped Virginia on a third- down run in the final minutes, but a personal foul call against Tito Odenigbo kept the drive alive and the Cavaliers ran out the clock.
tennessee 30, No. 21 auburn 24
AUBURN, Ala. — Jarrett Guarantano passed for 328 yards and two touchdowns and Tennessee snapped an 11- game Southeastern Conference losing streak.
The Volunteers ( 3- 3, 1- 2) forced three turnovers from Auburn’s lackluster offense, intercepting two of Jarrett Stidham’s passes and getting a strip sack that resulted in touchdown by Alontae Taylor.
The Tigers ( 4- 3, 1- 3) are off to their worst SEC start since also going 1- 3 in 2015.
No. 22 texas a& M 26, S. carolina 23
COLUMBIA, S. C. — Kellen Mond threw for 353 yards and freshman Seth Small had four field goals, including the go- ahead kick in the fourth quarter, for Texas A& M.
The Aggies ( 5- 2, 3- 1 Southeastern Conference) won their third straight this season and moved to 5- 0 against the Gamecocks ( 3- 3, 2- 3) since joining the league in 2012.
LSU safety John Battle ( 26) celebrates after he intercepted a Georgia pass during the fourth quarter of Saturday’s game in Baton Rouge, La. LSU upset the No. 2 Bulldogs 36- 16.