College Football Top 25 results | Saturday
No. 1 Clemson 24, No. 12 Texas A&M 10
CLEMSON, S.C. — Trevor Lawrence threw for one touchdown and ran for another and Clemson won its record-tying 17th straight game with a dominating victory.
The Aggies (1-1) talked of an upset all week and figured to be the sternest test left for the defending national champions. Instead, the Tigers (2-0) methodically made plays, stretched out drives and pressured A&M junior quarterback Kellen Mond into an awful showing.
No. 2 Alabama 62, New Mexico State 10
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Tua Tagovailoa passed for three touchdowns and ran 25 yards for a fourth, all in the first half of Alabama’s victory.
The Crimson Tide (2-0) was off to the races starting with the game’s first play, when Henry Ruggs III collected a lateral and sprinted 75 yards for a touchdown. It didn’t get any better for the Aggies (0-2) after that in sweltering conditions that contributed to thousands of empty seats at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
No. 3 Georgia 63, Murray State 17
ATHENS, Ga. — D’Andre Swift ran for two touchdowns, Jake Fromm threw for 166 yards and a score, and No. 3 Georgia broke loose in the second quarter against FCS school Murray State.
No. 4 Oklahoma 70, South Dakota, 14
NORMAN, Okla. — Jalen Hurts passed for 259 yards and three touchdowns in just over two quarters and Oklahoma rolled past South Dakota.
CeeDee Lamb had six catches for 144 yards and a touchdown, and Rhamondre Stevenson ran for 104 yards and a score for the Sooners (2-0). They who gained 733 yards against the FCS Coyotes (0-2).
No. 5 Ohio State 42, Cincinnati 0
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Justin Fields passed for two touchdowns and ran for two more scores for Ohio State. J.K. Dobbins rushed for 141 yards and two touchdowns — all in the first half — as the Buckeyes (2-0) dismantled Cincinnati (1-1) in Luke Fickell’s return to Ohio Stadium. The third-year Bearcats coach played at Ohio State, then spent years on the other sideline as an assistant, and interim coach in 2011.
No. 6 LSU 45, No. 9 Texas 38
AUSTIN, Texas — Joe Burrow passed for 471 yards and four touchdowns, including a 61-yarder to Justin Jefferson with 2:27 left, and LSU pulled out a wild Victory over Texas.
The biggest nonconference game in Austin since No. 1 Ohio State came to town in 2006 was one the most anticipated matchups of the season and delivered on its promise. Texas stormed back from a 20-7 halftime deficit and the teams traded seven touchdowns in the second half.
Burrow and Texas’ Sam Ehlinger picked apart the defenses at will. LSU (2-0) didn’t put it away until Texas came up inches short from covering an onside kick after its final touchdown with 22 seconds left.
No. 7 Michigan 24, Army 21 (2OT)
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Jake Moody made a 43-yard field goal and No. 7 Michigan forced and recovered a fumble to hold on for a 24-21 double-overtime victory over Army on Saturday.
The Wolverines (2-0) didn’t lead until the second extra period and would have lost to the Black Knights (1-1) at the end of regulation if Cole Talley made a 50-yard kick that sailed just short and to the right.
It marked the second straight year the U.S. Military Academy nearly beat a Top 10 team for the first time in more than a halfcentury. The Black Knights pushed No. 5 Oklahoma into overtime on the road last year before losing 28-21.
Army had won 10 straight since, a run that college football’s winningest program barely stopped.
In overtime at the quiet Big House, Black Knights quarterback Kelvin Hopkins ran for a go-ahead, 6-yard touchdown and Michigan extended the game with Zach Charbonnet’s third TD. Hopkins was sacked and lost a fumble to end the game in the second overtime.
No. 10 Auburn 24, Tulane 6
AUBURN, Ala. — Bo Nix threw for 207 yards and a touchdown, Auburn ran for 172 yards after amassing just 20 in the first half and the Tigers’ defense dominated.
With a broken game clock already making for a slow and low-energy start to the game, the teams combined for 86 yards of offense across the first nine drives, with Tulane kicking a field goal on its opening series and Auburn (2-0) losing a fumble on its second.
No. 11 Florida 45, UT-Martin 0
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Elusive receiver Kadarius Toney and speedy cornerback CJ Henderson left in the first half and did not return in Florida’s victory over lower-division Tennessee-Martin.
Toney took a hit on his left arm late in the first quarter, walked off the field in pain and eventually headed to the locker room for further evaluation.
No. 13 Utah 35, Northern Illinois 17
SALT LAKE CITY — Tyler Huntley passed for one touchdown and ran for another and Utah held Northern Illinois to 69 yards in the second half.
After a shaky first half, the Utah (2-0) clamped down on the Huskies (1-1) with an effective pass rush, an interception and a fourth-down stop. Huntley finished 14 for 19 for 214 yards and ran for 38 yards, without a sack for second straight game.
No. 14 Washington vs. California, late No. 15 Penn State 45, Buffalo 12
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Sean Clifford threw for 280 yards and four touchdowns and Penn State overcame a halftime deficit to beat Buffalo.
Trailing 10-7 at half, the Nittany Lions (1-0) took the lead for good when John Reid ran back an interception 37 yards for a touchdown early in the third.
No. 16 Oregon 77, Nevada 6
EUGENE, Ore. — Justin Herbert threw for 310 yards and five touchdowns before heading to the sideline in the third quarter, and Oregon rebounded from its seasonopening loss to Auburn.
The Ducks (1-1) have won 15 straight home openers and 24 straight over nonconference foes at Autzen Stadium. Oregon tied a school record with seven touchdown passes — caught by seven receivers. The Ducks also tied their record for points at Autzen.
No. 17 Wisconsin 17, Central Michigan 0
MADISON, Wis. — Jonathan Taylor rushed for three touchdowns and caught a scoring pass, Quintez Cephus scored his first two touchdowns of the season and Wisconsin cruised past Central Michigan.
No. 18 UCF 48, FAU 14
BOCA RATON, Fla. — Dillon Gabriel went 7 for 19 in his first start, but threw touchdown throws of 57 and 74 yards, and UCF extended its regular-season winning streak to 24 games.
The game was called because of lightning in the area with 4:20 to play.
No. 19 Michigan State 51, Western Michigan 17
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Darrell Stewart had 10 catches for 185 yards, and No. 19 Michigan State’s maligned offense scored touchdowns on its first three drives on the way to a win over Western Michigan that gave coach Mark Dantonio a share of the school record for victories.
No. 20 Iowa 30, Rutgers 0
IOWA CITY, Iowa — Nate Stanley threw for 236 yards and three touchdowns and Iowa rolled past Rutgers in the Big Ten opener for both teams.
New Jersey native Ihmir SmithMarsette caught two TD passes for the Hawkeyes (2-0). They’ve allowed just 14 points in two games ahead of next week’s rivalry showdown at No. 25 Iowa State. Smith-Marsette finished with 113 yards receiving.
Maryland 63, No. 21 Syracuse 20
COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Josh Jackson threw for 296 yards and three touchdowns for Maryland.
Anthony McFarland Jr. ran for two scores and caught a 6-yard TD pass from Jackson during a sparkling first half in which the Terrapins (2-0) amassed 397 yards and built a 29-point lead.
No. 22 Washington State 59, Northern Colorado 17
PULLMAN, Wash. — Anthony Gordon threw for 464 yards and four touchdowns and Washington State pounded FCS school Northern Colorado.
Gordon, who came under little pressure from the opposing defense, completed 31 of 39 passes with one interception. Max Borghi scored three touchdowns and Easop Winston Jr. caught two scoring passes for Washington State (2-0).
Colorado 34, No. 25 Nebraska 31 (OT)
BOULDER, Colo. — James Stefanou’s 34-yard field goal in overtime gave Colorado its first lead and the Buffaloes beat Nebraska when punter Isaac Armstrong’s 49yard try sailed wide right.