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No. 1 Clem­son 52, Char­lotte 10

CLEM­SON, S.C. — Trevor Lawrence threw two first-half touch­down passes and No. 1 Clem­son won its 19th straight with an over­whelm­ing, vic­tory against Char­lotte.

Lawrence and the Tigers (4-0) put the first matchup be­tween the teams away in a hurry. Lawrence threw a 58-yard touch­down toss to Tee Hig­gins, and K’Von Wal­lace scored on a 66-yard in­ter­cep­tion re­turn to give Clem­son a 14-0 lead in the first five min­utes. Lawrence came out of the game af­ter throw­ing a 3-yard touch­down pass to Cor­nell Pow­ell on the first play of the sec­ond quar­ter..

No. 2 Alabama 49, South­ern Miss. 7

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Tua Tago­v­ailoa passed for 293 yards and five touch­downs in just three quar­ters and No. 2 Alabama rolled to a 49-7 vic­tory over South­ern Miss on Satur­day.

Tago­v­ailoa had his sec­ond straight five-TD game and the Crim­son Tide (4-0) raced to a 28-0 lead in the first 19 min­utes in yet an­other lop­sided vic­tory. Last sea­son’s Heis­man Tro­phy run­nerup com­pleted 17 of 21 passes.

The Golden Ea­gles (2-2) couldn’t keep up with speedy Tide re­ceiver Henry Ruggs III early. Ruggs had a ca­reer high in re­ceiv­ing yards even be­fore the first quar­ter ended, with touch­downs of 45 and 74 yards in the open­ing nine min­utes.

He fin­ished with four catches for 148 yards, all in the first half and all on four tar­gets. He sprinted to the end zone on a slant pat­tern for the 45-yarder, then topped that af­ter slow­ing down to catch the ball be­fore ac­cel­er­at­ing to the end zone.

Na­jee Harris gained 110 yards on 14 car­ries to be­come the Tide’s first 100-yard rusher since last sea­son’s LSU game. Jerry Jeudy caught a pair of TD passes and fin­ished with 96 yards on six catches.

No. 4 LSU 66, Van­der­bilt 38

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Joe Bur­row tossed four of his school­record six touch­down passes to Ja’Marr Chase and threw for 398 yards to lead LSU.

LSU (4-0, 1-0 South­east­ern Con­fer­ence) beat Van­der­bilt (0-3, 0-2) for the eighth straight time and im­proved to 12-5 all-time in Nashville in the first game be­tween these SEC char­ter mem­bers since 2010.

The Tigers showed off their new high-pow­ered of­fense, scor­ing their most points this sea­son and most ever in reg­u­la­tion against an SEC op­po­nent.

No. 6 Ohio State 76, Mi­ami (Ohio) 5

COLUM­BUS, Ohio — Justin Fields threw for four touch­downs and rushed for two more scores in the sec­ond quar­ter as Ohio State cruised past Mi­ami.

The Buck­eyes (4-0, 1-0 Big Ten), stunned by Fields’ early end-zone fum­ble and safety, only led 7-5 af­ter the first quar­ter. But that changed quickly as Fields hit K.J. Hill with a 53-yard touch­down pass and then ran for a 7-yard score 32 sec­onds later. It was all Ohio State the rest of the way, with back­ups mop­ping up through­out the sec­ond half.

Af­ter four straight blowouts to start the 2019 sea­son, Ohio State ex­pects to find the go­ing a lit­tle more dif­fi­cult as it gets into the meat of the Big Ten sched­ule be­gin­ning next week at Ne­braska, fol­lowed by a home game against Michi­gan State.

No. 8 Auburn 28, No. 17 Texas A&M 20

COL­LEGE STA­TION, Texas — Bo Nix threw a touch­down pass and JaTarvi­ous Whit­low ran for a score as Auburn built a big lead and with­stood a late charge from Texas A&M.

Nix didn’t put up flashy num­bers against the Ag­gies, but he looked poised and didn’t make any big mis­takes in his first true road game in front of a rowdy crowd of 101,681. Fel­low fresh­man Joey Gate­wood re­placed Nix for a few snaps through­out the game and he threw his first ca­reer touch­down pass in the first quar­ter.

The Tigers (4-0, 1-0 SEC) were up 21-3 be­fore A&M (2-2, 0-1) fi­nally got go­ing of­fen­sively in the fourth quar­ter. Mond cut the lead to 21-10 with his first touch­down pass early in the fourth be­fore Auburn added a touch­down rush­ing. But the Ag­gies made a field goal be­fore Mond con­nected with Ainias Smith on a 15-yard TD pass with just over two min­utes left to get them to 28-20.

But Auburn re­cov­ered the on­side kick and ran out the clock.

Mond had 335 yards pass­ing but Texas A&M pre­vi­ously solid run­ning game was held to just 56 yards.

No. 9 Florida 34, Ten­nessee 3

GAINESVILL­E, Fla. — Kyle Trask threw for 293 yards and two touch­downs in his first start in nearly seven years and Florida ex­tended its dom­i­nance in a se­ries that used to be the most prom­i­nent in the South­east­ern Con­fer­ence’s East­ern Divi­sion.

Trask’s first col­le­giate start was far from per­fect, though. The fourth-year ju­nior lost a fum­ble and threw two in­ter­cep­tions against the Vol­un­teers (1-3, 0-1 SEC)

No. 13 Wis­con­sin 35, No. 11 Michi­gan 14

MADI­SON, Wis. — Jonathan Tay­lor ran for 203 yards and two touch­downs, Jack Coan added a ca­reer-high two rush­ing touch­downs and Wis­con­sin made it look easy.

Tay­lor had 143 yards and both scores in the first quar­ter, in­clud­ing a 72-yarder. He missed the sec­ond quar­ter due to cramps, but the 2018 Doak Walker Award win­ner re­turned in the third to fin­ish with 23 car­ries to help the Badgers (3-0, 1-0 Big Ten) avenge a 38-13 loss to the Wolver­ines last sea­son in Ann Ar­bor, Michi­gan.

No. 12 Texas 36, Ok­la­homa State 30

AUSTIN, Texas — Sam Eh­linger passed for four touch­downs and No. 12 Texas ended four years of frus­tra­tion against Ok­la­homa State with a 3630 win Satur­day night to open the Longhorns’ Big 12 sched­ule.

Eh­linger had his third four­touch­down pass­ing game of the sea­son for the Longhorns (3-1, 1-0), who had lost four in a row to the Cow­boys. Texas also had lost its last five home games in this se­ries dating back to 2010.

Pitts­burgh 35, No. 15 UCF 34

PITTS­BURGH — Wide re­ceiver Aaron Matthews hit quar­ter­back Kenny Pick­ett on a 3-yard, fourth­down touch­down pass with 56 sec­onds re­main­ing and Pitts­burgh stunned UCF.

The Pan­thers (2-2) ended UCF’s 25-game reg­u­lar-sea­son win­ning streak on a play head coach Pat Nar­duzzi called the “Pitt Spe­cial” in a nod to the Philadel­phia Ea­gles, who ran a sim­i­lar play two sea­sons ago in their Su­per Bowl vic­tory over the New Eng­land Pa­tri­ots.

No. 16 Ore­gon 21, Stan­ford 6

STAN­FORD — Justin Her­bert threw two of his three touch­down passes to Ja­cob Bree­land and No. 16 Ore­gon won its Pac-12 opener for the first time since 2014 by beat­ing Stan­ford.

The Ducks (3-1, 1-0) used an ef­fi­cient day from Her­bert and an­other smoth­er­ing de­fen­sive per­for­mance to end a three-game los­ing streak to the Car­di­nal (1-3, 0-2). Ore­gon had lost 15 of its past 20 games away from Autzen Sta­dium.

No. 19 Wash­ing­ton State vs. UCLA, late No. 21 Vir­ginia 28, Old Do­min­ion 17

CHAR­LOTTESVILL­E,

Va. — Zane Zandier re­turned an in­ter­cep­tion 22 yards for a touch­down, part of a dom­i­nant de­fen­sive sec­ond half, as No. 21 Vir­ginia ral­lied past Old Do­min­ion to re­main un­de­feated.

No. 21 Wash­ing­ton 45, BYU 19

PROVO, Utah — Ja­cob Ea­son threw for 290 yards and three touch­downs and Wash­ing­ton scored two touch­downs off three BYU turnovers to coast to a vic­tory.

The Huskies (3-1) to­taled 470 yards on of­fense, with Ea­son com­plet­ing 24 of 28 pass at­tempts. Aaron Fuller, his top tar­get, tal­lied 91 yards on eight catches. Fuller had one touch­down catch and re­turned a punt 88 yards for an­other score.

Zach Wil­son threw for 277 yards and a touch­down on 26 of 42 pass­ing to lead BYU. It wasn’t nearly enough to help the Cougars (2-2) pre­vent the Huskies from dom­i­nat­ing in all three phases of the game.

No. 23 Cal­i­for­nia 28, Mis­sis­sippi 20

OX­FORD, Miss. — Chase Gar­bers threw for four touch­downs, but Cal­i­for­nia needed a game-sav­ing tackle at the 1-yard line from line­backer Evan Weaver on the game’s fi­nal play.

Cal (4-0) was in con­trol un­til the fi­nal six min­utes, when re­serve quar­ter­back John Rhys Plum­lee led Ole Miss (2-2) on a late rally to wipe out a 28-13 deficit. Plum­lee was stopped by Weaver for no gain on fourth down at the 1-yard line as time ex­pired.

Gar­bers com­pleted 23 of 35 passes for 357 yards, in­clud­ing TDs of 9 and 60 yards to Jor­dan Dun­can and Jake Tonges on the open­ing two pos­ses­sions of the third quar­ter, set­ting up the late de­fen­sive hero­ics.

No. 24 Arziona State vs. Colorado, late SMU 41, No. 25 TCU 38

FORT WORTH, Texas — Shane Buechele threw for 288 yards with two touch­downs and ran for an­other score as SMU ended a seven-game los­ing streak in the ri­valry and im­proved to 4-0 for the first time since 1984.

The Mus­tangs went ahead to stay af­ter jump­ing ahead 15-0 in less than 10 min­utes. Their last 4-0 start came when TCU and SMU were South­west Con­fer­ence ri­vals, and not long be­fore crippling sanc­tions led to the NCAA’s so-called death penalty when the Mus­tangs didn’t even field a team in 1987 and 1988.

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