College Football Top 25 results | Saturday
No. 1 LSU 56, Arkansas 20
BATON ROUGE, La. — Joe Burrow passed for 327 yards and three touchdowns, Clyde EdwardsHelaire rushed for a career-high 188 yards and three TDs and LSU clinched its first trip since to the Southeastern Conference championship game since 2011.
No. 4 Georgia 19, No. 24 Texas A&M 13
ATHENS, Ga. — George Pickens scored Georgia’s only touchdown, Rodrigo Blankenship booted four field goals and the defense stymied Texas A&M.
Georgia (10-1, 7-1 Southeastern Conference, No. 4 CFP) wrapped up its conference schedule and stayed on course to make a run at the College Football Playoff.
While the Bulldogs struggled offensively, the defense turned in another dominating performance. Texas A&M (7-4, 4-3) was held to just minus-1 yards rushing and 274 yards overall, one week after piling up 319 yards on the ground in a rout of South Carolina.
No. 5 Alabama 66, Western Carolina 3
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Mac Jones passed for 275 yards and three touchdowns in little more than a half and Alabama began life without Tua Tagovailoa with a romp over Western Carolina.
Arizona State 31, No. 6 Oregon 28
TEMPE, Ariz. — Freshman Jayden Daniels completed 22 of 32 passes for 408 yards and three touchdowns and Arizona State intercepted two of Justin Herbert’s passes in the fourth quarter.
Arizona State (6-5, 3-5 Pac-12) ended Oregon’s College Football Playoff hopes and its nine-game winning streak. The Sun Devils snapped a four-game losing streak with their first victory over a top-five team since Oct. 14, 2017, against then No. 5 Washington. Oregon (9-2, 7-1) has clinched the Pac-12 North title and a place in the conference championship game.
No. 7 Utah at Arizona, late No. 8 Oklahoma 28, TCU 24
NORMAN, Okla. — Jalen Hurts passed for two touchdowns and ran for two more and Oklahoma beat TCU to clinch a spot in the Big 12 championship game.
Hurts ran for 173 yards and passed for 145. He became the third Oklahoma quarterback to rush for at least 1,000 yards in a season.
No. 11 Minnesota 38, Northwestern 22
EVANSTON, Ill. — Tanner Morgan led Minnesota to scores on its first three possessions and finished with four touchdown passes, and the Gophers bounced back from their first loss of the season.
The Gophers (10-1, 7-1 Big Ten, No. 10 CFP), who lost at Iowa last week, strengthened their grip on first place in the West Division.
No. 12 Michigan 39, Indiana 14
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Shea Patterson threw five touchdown passes and Nico Collins scored a career-high three times for Michigan.
The Wolverines (9-2, 6-2 Big Ten, No. 13 CFP) have won four straight overall and 24 straight in the series since 1987.
No. 13 Baylor 24, Texas 10
WACO, Texas — Charlie Brewer accounted for 296 yards and two touchdowns and Baylor wrapped up a spot in the Big 12 championship game.
The Bears (10-1, 7-1 Big 12, No. 14 CFP) have their sixth 10win season, and fifth since 2011.
No. 14 Wisconsin 45, Purdue 24
MADISON, Wis. — Jonathan Taylor ran for 222 yards — the 12th time he has at least 200 in his career —and a touchdown for Wisconsin.
No. 15 Notre Dame 40, Boston College 7
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Ian Book threw three touchdown passes and Notre Dame corralled Boston College star running back AJ Dillon.
No. 16 Auburn 52, Samford 0
AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn held Samford to 114 yards and forced four turnovers, JaTarvious Whitlow scored twice and the Tigers tuned up for the Iron Bowl against Alabama with a rain-drenched rout.
No. 17 Cincinnati 15, Temple 13
CINCINNATI — Michael Warren II ran 13 yards for a touchdown on a cold, raw night, Coby Bryant went 98 yards with a blocked extra-point attempt and Cincinnati clinched a spot in the American Athletic title game.
The Bearcats (10-1, 7-0) secured the AAC East title and remained the only unbeaten team in league play. They would host the title game if they win next week at No. 18 Memphis, which shares the AAC West lead.
No. 18 Memphis 49, South Florida 10
TAMPA, Fla. — Brady White threw for 222 yards and two touchdowns and Memphis shrugged off two early turnovers to beat South Florida and retain a share of first place in the American Athletic Conference West Division.
No. 19 Iowa 19, Illinois 10
IOWA CITY, Iowa — Nate Stanley threw for 308 yards and Keith Duncan kicked four field goals to set a Big Ten-season mark in Iowa’s victory over Illinois.
The Hawkeyes (8-3, 5-3 Big Ten) also forced three turnovers against the team that came into the game leading the nation in turnover margin. Brandon Peters had two passes intercepted and a lost a fourth-quarter fumble for the Illini (6-5, 4-4).
No. 20 Boise State at Utah State, late Navy 35, No. 21 SMU 28
ANNAPOLS, Md. —Navy quarterback Malcolm Perry generated 357 yards of total offense and scored the winning touchdown.
Perry found a seam and scampered 70 yards with just over 6 minutes remaining to break a tie. He finished with 195 yards on 38 carries with two touchdowns on the ground and completed 9 of 15 passes for 162 yards and another score.
No. 22 Oklahoma State 20, West Virginia 12
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Dru Brown threw two touchdown passes in his first start, Chuba Hubbard surpassed 100 yards rushing for the ninth consecutive game and Oklahoma State beat West Virginia.
No. 23 Appalachian State 35, Texas State 13
BOONE, N.C. — Darrynton Evans ran for 154 yards and three second-half touchdowns for Appalachian State.
No. 25 Virginia Tech 28, Pittsburgh 0
BLACKSBURG, Va. — Hendon Hooker threw for 153 yards and two touchdowns to lead Virginia Tech.