Rival Michigan State upsets No. 7 Michigan
Brian Lewerke ran for a touchdown and threw for a score in the first half, and visiting Michigan State held on to beat No. 7 Michigan, 14-10, on Saturday night in Ann Arbor.
The Wolverines had the ball with a chance for a go-ahead score, but a heave from the Spartans 37 as time expired hit the turf near the goal line.
No. 1 Alabama (6-0) def. Texas A&M, 27-19 Damien Harris ran for 124 yards and a touchdown to help the Crimson Tide escape the Aggies on the road.
No. 2 Clemson (6-0) def. Wake Forest, 28-14 All eyes will be on the status of QB Kelly Bryant’s injured ankle; backups Hunter Johnson and Zerrick Cooper both played in relief.
No. 3 Oklahoma (4-1) lost to Iowa St., 38-31 After the biggest upset of the year so far, is it time to re-christen “Clemsoning” as “Soonering”?
No. 4 Penn St. (6-0) def. Northwestern, 31-7 RB Saquon Barley was largely held in check with 74 rushing yards but scored two touchdowns.
No. 5 Georgia (6-0) def. Vanderbilt, 45-14 Starting LB Natrez Patrick was left home after his arrest Thursday on marijuana possession charges.
No. 6 Washington (5-0) vs. California, late Coach Chris Peterson bemoaned the lack of national exposure that comes with not yet playing a game before 8 p.m. Eastern time.
No. 8 TCU (5-0) def. No. 23 West Virginia, 31-24 Kenny Hill’s touchdown run with 2:53 left kept the Horned Frogs the Big 12’s only undefeated team.
No. 9 Wisconsin (5-0) def. Nebraska, 38-17 Jonathan Taylor ran for 249 yards and two touchdowns as the Badgers rolled on the road.
No. 10 Ohio St. (5-1) def. Maryland, 62-14 J.T. Barrett threw for three touchdowns and ran for another in the first half, and the Buckeyes had their most dominant defensive effort in nearly 60 years.
No. 11 Washington St. (6-0) def. Oregon, 33-10 Luke Falk passed for 282 yards and three touchdowns as the Cougars won in their first road game of the season.
No. 12 Auburn (5-1) def. Mississippi, 44-23 Tigers led 35-3 at half. RB Kerryon Johnson has 11 TDs in three SEC games. No. 13 Miami (4-0) def. Florida St., 24-20 Malik Rosier completed four of his first 16 passes but found a rhythm in the second half and finished 19 of 44 for 254 yards and three scores.
No. 14 Southern Cal (5-1) def. Oregon St., 38-10 Sam Darnold threw for 328 yards and three touchdowns as the Trojans bounced back from last week’s loss to Washington State.
No. 15 Oklahoma St. (4-1) did not play. James Washington, who began the weekend as the nation’s leading receiver (627 yards), will get back on the field next Saturday vs. winless Baylor.
No. 16 Virginia Tech (5-1) def. Boston College, 23-10 Josh Jackson threw for 322 yards and a touchdown, and the Hokies never trailed.
No. 17 Louisville (4-2) lost to No. 24 N.C. State, 39-25, Thu. Strong defensive lines continue to torment Lamar Jackson and the Cardinals.
No. 18 South Florida (5-0) did not play. Bulls should extend program-record 10-game win streak next Saturday vs. U-Mass.
No. 19 San Diego St. (5-0) at UNLV, late The Aztecs entered ranked sixth nationally with 12 takeaways, one season after finishing tied for fifth.
No. 20 Utah (4-0) vs. Stanford, late Nation’s No. 9 rushing defense (87 yards allowed per game) took on its leading rusher, Bryce Love (1,088 yards on just 98 carries).
No. 21 Florida (3-2) lost to LSU, 17-16 A missed extra point was the difference as the Tigers bounced back from their loss to Troy.
No. 21 Notre Dame (5-1) def. North Carolina, 33-10 Josh Adams ran for 118 yards, including a 73-yard touchdown, for the Fighting Irish.
No. 23 West Virginia (3-2) lost to No. 8 TCU, 31-24 Will Grier threw for 366 yards and three touchdowns in the losing effort.
No. 24 N.C. State (5-1) def. No. 17 Louisville, 39-25, Thu. The Wolfpack is 3-0 in the ACC for first time since 2002 and now is the top divisional challenger to Clemson.
No. 25 Central Florida (3-0) at Cincinnati, late The Knights outscored first three foes, 139-40, making them one of three teams (with Alabama and Washington) in the nation’s top 10 in scoring offense and scoring defense.
Running back Travis Etienne carries the ball as Wake Forest’s Wendell Dunn gives chase during the first half of Clemson’s 28-14 victory at home Saturday. Etienne rushed for 67 yards and scored on a one-yard run to help the Tigers beat the Demon Deacons for the ninth straight time.