De­fense lifts Florida past No. 7 Auburn

Antelope Valley Press (Sunday) - - Sports -

Lam­i­cal Per­ine ran 88 yards for a touch­down in the fourth quar­ter, Florida’s de­fense de­liv­ered an­other gem and the No. 10 Ga­tors beat sev­en­thranked Auburn 24-13 in the Swamp. Per­ine broke line­backer K. J. Britt’s tackle at the line of scrim­mage and scam­pered down the side­line for the pro­gram’s long­est TD run in more than 30 years.

No. 3 Ge­or­gia 43, Ten­nessee 14

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Jake Fromm threw two touch­down passes, Ge­or­gia’s de­fense de­liv­ered a dom­i­nant se­cond-half per­for­mance and the Bull­dogs re­cov­ered from a slow start to beat Ten­nessee.

Ge­or­gia (5-0, 2-0 South­east­ern Con­fer­ence) scored the fi­nal 33 points to earn its 15th straight vic­tory over East­ern Di­vi­sion op­po­nent. Ge­or­gia capped the on­slaught when Tae Crow­der scored on a 60-yard fum­ble re­turn with 4:39 left af­ter Eric Stokes sacked Brian Mau­rer to knock the ball loose.

No. 4 Ohio State 34, No. 25 Michi­gan State 10

COLUM­BUS, Ohio — Justin Fields threw two touch­down passes and ran for an­other score, J.K. Dob­bins rushed for 172 yards and a touch­down and Ohio State over­came a slug­gish start.

The Buck­eyes (6-0, 3-0 Big Ten) had to work to fig­ure out Michi­gan State’s de­fense to start, af­ter blow­ing out ev­ery op­po­nent through the first five games. They gained just 16 yards on 16 plays in the first quar­ter, but got un­stuck and put away the Spar­tans (4-2, 2-1) with big plays.

No. 5 LSU 42, Utah State 6

BA­TON ROUGE, La. — Joe Bur­row be­came the first LSU quar­ter­back to eclipse 300 yards pass­ing in four straight games and threw for five touch­downs against Utah State.

Bur­row com­pleted 27 of 38 passes for 344 yards and was in­ter­cepted once on a tipped pass be­fore be­ing re­placed by Myles Bren­nan in the fourth quar­ter. Bur­row also rushed for 42 yards and a touch­down. He has com­pleted 78.3 per­cent of his passes for 1,864 yards and 22 touch­downs through five games.

No. 6 Ok­la­homa 45, Kansas 20

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Jalen Hurts threw for 228 yards and two touch­downs, ran for 56 yards and two more TDs and added an­other line to his Heis­man Tro­phy re­sume in lead­ing Ok­la­homa.

Rha­mon­dre Steven­son added 109 yards rush­ing and a score on just five car­ries for Ok­la­homa. The Soon­ers (5-0, 2-0 Big 12) spot­ted Kansas (2-4, 0-2) a touch­down lead be­fore rip­ping off seven straight scores.

No. 10 Florida 24, No. 7 Auburn 13

GAINESVILL­E, Fla. — Lam­i­cal Per­ine ran 88 yards for a touch­down in the fourth quar­ter, Florida’s de­fense de­liv­ered an­other gem and the No. 10 Ga­tors beat sev­enth-ranked Auburn 24-13 in the Swamp on Sat­ur­day.

Per­ine broke line­backer K.J. Britt’s tackle at the line of scrim­mage and scam­pered down the side­line for the pro­gram’s long­est TD run in more than 30 years. It gave the Ga­tors (6-0, 3-0 South­east­ern Con­fer­ence) ex­tra breath­ing room in a game they never trailed.

The big­gest rea­son they led through­out: de­fense.

Jon Greenard and David Reese were the stars of the show for Florida, which has given up a measly 16 points in four home games this sea­son.

The Ga­tors kept JaTarvi­ous Whit­low in check and ha­rassed fresh­man quar­ter­back Bo Nix, whose fa­ther, Pa­trick, up­set top-ranked Florida in Gainesvill­e in 1994.

Nix com­pleted 11 of 27 passes for 145 yards for Auburn (5-1, 2-1), with a touch­down and three in­ter­cep­tions. He was sacked three times, once for a 22-yard loss in which he looked com­pletely lost.

No. 8 Wis­con­sin 48, Kent State 0

MADI­SON, Wis. — Jonathan Tay­lor had four rush­ing touch­downs and caught a TD pass, Zack Baun had a ca­reer­high three sacks, and Wis­con­sin coasted to past Kent State.

Tay­lor had 19 rushes for 186 yards, eclips­ing the 100-yard mark for the 27th time in 32 ca­reer games with the Badgers (5-0).

Baun’s three sacks led a Wis­con­sin de­fense to its third shutout of the sea­son. The Badgers held Kent State (2-3) to 124 yards of to­tal of­fense. Chris Orr added two sacks for a unit that has al­lowed four touch­downs through five games.

No. 9 Notre Dame 52, Bowl­ing Green 0

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Ian Book threw five touch­down passes and had only four in­com­plete passes in a lit­tle more than two quar­ters of work for Notre Dame.

No. 11 Texas 42, West Vir­ginia 31

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Sam Eh­linger threw two touch­down passes and ran for two more scores and Texas con­verted three turnovers into TDs.

Texas (4-1, 2-0 Big 12) beat the Moun­taineers (3-2, 1-1) on the road for the se­cond straight time.

No. 12 Penn State 35, Pur­due 7

STATE COL­LEGE, Pa. — Sean Clif­ford threw for 264 yards with three touch­downs and ran for an­other score for Penn State.

The Nit­tany Lions (5-0, 2-0 Big Ten) were dom­i­nant on de­fense, with 10 sacks, one shy of the school sin­gle-game record. The Boil­er­mak­ers were held to 104 yards.

No. 13 Ore­gon 17, Cal­i­for­nia 7

EU­GENE, Ore. — Justin Herbert threw for 214 yards and a late touch­down to ex­tend his streak of con­sec­u­tive games with a scor­ing pass to 33, and Ore­gon over­came an un­char­ac­ter­is­ti­cally slow start.

Ore­gon (4-1, 1-0 Pac-12) trailed un­til Cyrus Habibi-Likio’s 1-yard touch­down run with 1:38 left in third quar­ter made it 10-7. Herbert’s streak of TDs ap­peared in jeop­ardy un­til his short pass to Jay­lon Redd with 7:14 to go in the game.

No. 19 Michi­gan 10, No. 14 Iowa 3

ANN AR­BOR, Mich. — Zach Char­bon­net had a 2-yard touch­down run to give Michi­gan an early dou­ble-digit lead and its de­fense did the rest against Iowa, forc­ing four turnovers and mak­ing eight sacks.

The Wolver­ines (4-1, 2-1 Big Ten) were held score­less over the fi­nal three quar­ters be­cause they could not run or pass ef­fec­tively, scor­ing just three points off the Hawkeyes’ turnovers.

Iowa (4-1, 1-1) failed to take ad­van­tage of fa­vor­able field po­si­tion on its fi­nal two drives with a chance to ex­tend the game or pos­si­bly win it with a touch­down and 2-point con­ver­sion. The Hawkeyes turned the ball over on downs at the Michi­gan 44 with 37 sec­onds left af­ter a penalty- and sack-filled drive forced them to punt with a fourth-and-36 at mid­field on the pre­vi­ous pos­ses­sion.

No. 15 Wash­ing­ton at Stanford, late No. 16 Boise State at UNLV, late Texas Tech 45, No. 21 Ok­la­homa State 35

LUB­BOCK, Texas — Jett Duf­fey threw four touch­down passes and ran for an­other score in his first start of the sea­son, lead­ing Texas Tech past Ok­la­homa State.

Texas Tech (3-2, 1-1 Big 12), com­ing off a 55-16 loss at Ok­la­homa two weeks ago, built a 20-0 lead 30 sec­onds into the se­cond quar­ter and won its se­cond straight in the series af­ter go­ing 0-10-2 in the pre­vi­ous 12 meet­ings.

No. 24 SMU 43, Tulsa 37, 3OT

DAL­LAS — Shane Buechele threw a 25-yard touch­down to James Proche in the third over­time and SMU beat Tulsa, com­ing back from a three­touch­down deficit in the fourth quar­ter to win in its first game as a ranked team in 33 years.

Af­ter Tulsa missed its se­cond field goal in over­time, Proche made a leap­ing catch in the front cor­ner of the end zone over a de­fender and got a foot down be­fore go­ing out of bounds. The play was ini­tially ruled in­com­plete be­fore be­ing over­turned on re­play re­view.

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