No. 24 Florida stuns No. 23 Ten­nessee with Hail Mary

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Feleipe Franks heaved a 63-yard touch­down pass to Tyrie Cleve­land as the clock ex­pired, and No. 24 Florida beat 23rd-ranked Ten­nessee 26-20 in a wild, wacky and some­times un­watch­able ri­valry game Satur­day. Franks scram­bled away from the rush on a first-and-10 play with 9 sec­onds re­main­ing and found Cleve­land be­hind safety Micah Aber­nathy for a Hail Mary that no one — es­pe­cially the Vol­un­teers — saw com­ing.

The fi­nal play capped a crazy fourth quar­ter in which the teams com­bined for 37 points and lit­tle, if any, de­fense.

Ten­nessee (2-1, 0-1 South­east­ern Con­fer­ence) can blame three missed field goals for not be­ing ahead late. The Ga­tors (1-1, 1-0) looked as if they had the game in hand early in the fi­nal frame, but found a way to let the Vol­un­teers get back in it.

NO. 1 ALABAMA 41, COLO. ST. 23

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Jalen Hurts passed for 248 yards and two long touch­downs and rushed for 103 yards to lead Alabama past Colorado State.

The Crim­son Tide (3-0) dom­i­nated early and em­phat­i­cally an­swered a come­back at­tempt be­fore out­last­ing the Rams (2-2).

STARKVILLE, Miss. — Nick Fitzger­ald threw two touch­down passes and ran for two more scores to help Mis­sis­sippi State rout LSU. Aeris Wil­liams led the Bull­dogs with 146 yards rush­ing and av­er­aged 6.3 yards per carry. Mis­sis­sippi State (3-0, 1-0 South­east­ern Con­fer­ence) beat LSU for just the sec­ond time in 18 tries dat­ing to 2000.

MEM­PHIS 48, NO. 25 UCLA 45

MEM­PHIS, Tenn. — Ri­ley Fer­gu­son threw for 398 yards and six touch­downs, and Ja­cobi Fran­cis broke up a fourth-down pass in the clos­ing sec­onds in Mem­phis’ vic­tory over UCLA.

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 TDs.

NO. 2 OKLA. 56, TULANE 14

NORMAN, Okla. — Baker May­field passed for 331 yards and four touch­downs, and Ok­la­homa fol­lowed its im­pres­sive vic­tory at Ohio State with a win over Tulane. CeeDee Lamb caught four passes for 131 yards and two touch­downs be­fore he was ejected for tar­get­ing on a block in the sec­ond quar­ter.

NO. 5 PENN ST. 56, GA. ST. 0

STATE COL­LEGE, Pa. — Trace McSor­ley threw a Beaver Sta­dium-record 85-yard touch­down pass to Saquon Barkley for one of his four scor­ing strikes and also ran for a touch­down for Penn State.

NO. 7 MICH. 29, AIR FORCE 13

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Dono­van Peo­plesJones re­turned a punt 79 yards for a score and Quinn Nordin tied a school record with five field goals, help­ing Michi­gan over­come of­fen­sive strug­gles.

The Wolver­ines (3-0) didn’t lead by more than three points un­til Peo­ples-Jones’ touch­down early in the third quar­ter.

NO. 8 OHIO ST. 38, ARMY 7

COLUM­BUS, Ohio — Fresh­man J.K. Dob­bins ran for 172 yards and a pair of touch­downs and Ohio State re­bounded from a de­flat­ing loss to rout Army. Dob­bins broke away for an elec­tri­fy­ing 52-yard touch­down run to open the sec­ond half after romp­ing for 22 yards on the pre­vi­ous play, ex­tend­ing Ohio State’s 17-7 half­time lead.

NO. 9 OK­LA­HOMA ST. 59, PITT 21

PITTS­BURGH — Ma­son Ru­dolph threw five touch­down passes, all in the first half, for Ok­la­homa State.

Ru­dolph com­pleted 23 of 32 passes for 497 yards be­fore be­ing pulled in the mid­dle of the third quar­ter with the Cow­boys (3-0) in full com­mand.

NO. 10 WIS­CON­SIN 40, BYU 6

PROVO, Utah — Alex Horni­brook threw for 256 yards and four touch­downs for Wis­con­sin. The Badgers (3-0) met lit­tle re­sis­tance as they put the game away in the first half and led 24-6 at half­time.


ATHENS, Ga. — Nick Chubb ran for 131 yards and two touch­downs, fresh­man Jake Fromm threw three scor­ing passes in his first home start, and Ge­or­gia’s de­fense was dom­i­nant.

With fel­low se­nior Sony Michel held out with an an­kle in­jury sus­tained last week in a vic­tory at Notre Dame, Chubb had his busiest game of the sea­son.


AUBURN, Ala. — Kam­ryn Pettway ran for 128 yards and three touch­downs and Auburn over­came five turnovers to hold off FCS school Mercer. After be­ing held with­out a touch­down in a 14-6 loss at third-ranked Clem­son the pre­vi­ous week, Auburn (2-1) could at least point to a stout de­fen­sive op­po­nent as the rea­son for its trou­bles. Not this time.

NO. 16 VA. TECH 64, ECU 17

GREENVILLE, N.C. — Red­shirt fresh­man Josh Jack­son threw for 372 yards and five touch­downs — three to Cam Phillips — for Vir­ginia Tech.

Phillips had a pro­gram-record 14 catches for 189 yards to help the Hok­ies im­prove to 3-0 for the first time since 2011.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Kyle Shur­mur scored on a 2-yard run with 8:23 left, and Van­der­bilt up­set Kansas State for the Com­modores’ first win over a ranked, non­con­fer­ence op­po­nent since 1946. Van­der­bilt im­proved to 3-0 for the first time since 2011 with the Com­modores’ first win over a ranked, non­con­fer­ence op­po­nent since beat­ing North Carolina State.

NO. 20 TCU 56, SMU 36

FORT WORTH, Texas — Jalen Reagor made a leap­ing 38-yard catch be­tween four de­fend­ers in the end zone on the last play of the first half, fi­nally putting TCU ahead to stay against up­set-minded SMU.

NO. 21 WASH. ST. 52, ORE. ST. 23

PULLMAN, Wash. — Luke Falk threw six touch­down passes — three to Tavares Martin Jr. — and Wash­ing­ton State beat Oregon State.


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