Defense lifts Florida past No. 7 Auburn
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.