Albuquerque Journal

NIU says ‘Yeehaw!’

Northern Illinois DE Sutton Smith and his fellow Huskies upset Nebraska


TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Jalen Hurts passed for 248 yards and two long touchdowns and rushed for 103 yards to lead Alabama past Colorado State, 41-23.

The Crimson Tide (3-0) dominated early and emphatical­ly answered a comeback attempt before outlasting the Rams (2-2). No. 6 WASHINGTON 48, FRESNO STATE 16: In Seattle, Dante Pettis had four touchdowns, including an NCAA record-tying eighth punt return touchdown of his career, as Washington (3-0) finished off the undercard of its schedule with a rout of Fresno State (1-2). No. 7 MICHIGAN 29, AIR

FORCE 13: In Ann Arbor, Mich., Donovan Peoples-Jones returned a punt 79 yards for a score and Quinn Nordin tied a school record with five field goals in helping Michigan (3-0) beat Air Force (1-1).

Eldorado alumnus Zach Gentry caught one pass for 30 yards for Michigan. OREGON 49, WYOMING 13:

In Laramie, Wyo., Royce Freeman ran for three touchdowns in the first half and Oregon (3-0) roughed up heralded Wyoming quarterbac­k Josh Allen in a victory over the Cowboys (1-2). WAKE FOREST 46, UTAH STATE 10: In Winston-Salem,

N.C., senior QB John Wolford threw for 242 yards and two TD and ran for another score as Wake (3-0) beat Utah State (1-2). IDAHO STATE 30, NEVADA 28:

In Reno, Nev., Matt Peterson fell on top of an onside kick with less than a minute to play, preserving Idaho State’s victory, its first over an FBS opponent since 2000. UTAH 47, SAN JOSE STATE 16:

In Salt Lake City, Tyler Hunley threw four touchdowns passes at the Utes (3-0 battered SJSU (1-3). No. 24 FLORIDA 26, No. 23

TENNESSEE 20: In Gainesvill­e, Fla., UF’s Feleipe Franks heaved a 63-yard TD pass to Tyrie Cleveland as the clock expired as UF (1-1, 1-0 SEC) beat UT (2-1, 0-1).

Franks scrambled from the rush on a first-and-10 play with 9 seconds left and found Cleveland behind safety Micah Abernathy for a Hail Mary. No. 4 USC 27, TEXAS 24 (2 OT):

In Los Angeles, Trojans kicker Chase McGrath hit a 31-yard field goal as time expired in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 17 and made another in the second OT from 43 yards as USC (3-0) walked-off against Texas (1-2). MEMPHIS 48, No. 25 UCLA 45:

In Memphis, Tenn., Riley Ferguson threw for 398 yards and six TDs, and Jacobi Francis broke up a fourth-down pass in the closing seconds to lead Memphis.

Bruins QB Josh Rosen passed for 463 yards and four TDs. MISS. STATE 37, No. 12 LSU 7:

In Starkville, Miss., Nick Fitzgerald threw two touchdown passes and ran for two more scores to help Mississipp­i State (3-0, 1-0 SEC) rout LSU (2-1, 0-1). N. ILLINOIS 21, NEBRASKA 17: In Lincoln, Neb., Jordan Huff scored the winning TD midway through the fourth quarter as NIU upset Nebraska (1-2). No. 2 OKLAHOMA 56, TULANE 14: In Norman, Okla., Baker Mayfield threw four TD passes in the Sooners’ rout of Tulane.



WESTERN NM 21: In Silver City, the host Mustangs fell to 0-3 with a loss to the Wolves (1-2). WNMU’s Javia Hall had two TD throws and five intercepti­ons. NM HIGHLANDS 42, TEXAS WESLEYAN 7: In Las Vegas, N.M., the Cowboys improved to 2-1 by beating the winless Rams.

TEXAS A&M-COMMERCE 51, EASTERN NM 22: In Commerce, Texas, Luis Perez of the Lions (3-0, 1-0 Lone Star) threw five TD passes in a win over the Greyhounds (2-1, 1-1).

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