Vols win on Hail Mary

Michi­gan scores late TD to beat Wis­con­sin, 14-7; UNC up­sets Florida St.

Baltimore Sun Sunday - - COLLEGE FOOTBALL -

Jauan Jen­nings caught a 43-yard Hail Mary pass from Joshua Dobbs on the fi­nal play, giv­ing No. 11 Ten­nessee a 34-31 vic­tory over No. 25 Ge­or­gia af­ter the Bull­dogs ap­peared to win the game on a touch­down pass with 10 sec­onds re­main­ing Satur­day.

The Vol­un­teers (5-0, 2-0 South­east­ern Con­fer­ence) ral­lied from a dou­ble-digit deficit for the fourth time in five games, but this was their most im­prob­a­ble come­back. Ten­nessee went ahead for the first time by re­cov­er­ing a fum­ble by Ge­or­gia (3-2, 1-2) in the end zone with 2:56 to go.

Ja­cob Ea­son threw an in­ter­cep­tion with 2:10 left, but the host Bull­dogs got the ball back and Ea­son threw a 47-yard touch­down pass to fel­low fresh­man Ri­ley Ri­d­ley. An ex­ces­sive cel­e­bra­tion penalty forced Ge­or­gia to kick off from its 20, and Evan Berry’s 20-yard re­turn got the Vols in range for a last-gasp pass.

NO. 2 OHIO STATE 58, RUT­GERS 0: J.T. Bar­rett broke the school record for ca­reer touch­down passes and the Buck­eyes de­fense forced the Scar­let Knights (2-3, 0-2 Big Ten) to punt on each of their 10 drives in a rout.

Bar­rett threw four touch­downs passes for 59 in 27 ca­reer games for host Ohio State (4-0, 1-0).

NO. 4 MICHI­GAN 14, NO. 8 WIS­CON­SIN 7: Wil­ton Speight threw a tiebreak­ing 46-yard touch­down pass to Amara Dar­boh mid­way through the fourth quar­ter and Jour­dan Lewis made a one-handed in­ter­cep­tion with 2:15 left as the host Wolver­ines (5-0, 2-0 Big Ten) beat the Badgers (4-1, 1-1).

Wis­con­sin had the ball at its 8 with 2:59 and no time­outs left with a chance to beat a third team ranked in the top 10. But the Badgers didn’t ad­vance on the first three plays, and Alex Horni­brook’s pass on fourt­hand-10 was picked off by Lewis.

NORTH CAROLINA 37, NO. 12 FLORIDA STATE 35: Nick Weiler made a 54-yard field goal as time ex­pired to give the vis­it­ing Tar Heels (4-1, 2-0 At­lantic Coast Con­fer­ence) a win over the Semi­noles (3-2, 0-2), end­ing Florida State’s 22-game home win­ning streak.

The Semi­noles took a 35-34 lead with 22 sec­onds left on Deon­dre Fran­cois’ 2-yard touch­down run.

NO. 13 BAYLOR 45, IOWA STATE 42: Chris Cal­la­han hit a 19-yard field goal as time ex­pired and the vis­it­ing Bears (5-0, 2-0 Big 12 Con­fer­ence) ral­lied from 14 down in the fourth quar­ter to beat the Cy­clones (1-4, 0-2).

NO. 15 NE­BRASKA 31, ILLI­NOIS 16: Ter­rell Newby ran for 113 of his 140 yards and scored two touch­downs in the fourth quar­ter, and the host Corn­huskers (5-0, 2-0 Big Ten) erased a 16-10 deficit to beat the Fight­ing Illini (1-3, 0-1).

OK­LA­HOMA 52, NO. 21 TCU 46: Baker May­field made up for two lost fum­bles with four touch­downs, run­ning for two and throw­ing two to Dede West­brook, and the Soon­ers (2-2, 1-0 Big 12 Con­fer­ence) held on to beat the host Horned Frogs (3-1, 1-1).

Af­ter giv­ing up 21 points in the first quar­ter, Ok­la­homa scored 28 con­sec­u­tive points to open the sec­ond.

OK­LA­HOMA STATE 49, NO. 22 TEXAS 31: Ma­son Ru­dolph passed for 392 yards and three touch­downs to help the host Cow­boys (3-2, 1-1 Big 12) de­feat the Longhorns (2-2, 0-1).

PENN STATE 29, MIN­NESOTA 26, OT: Saquon Barkley scored on a 25-yard run on the Nit­tany Lions’ first of­fen­sive play of over­time and host Penn State (3-2, 1-1 Big Ten) beat the Golden Go­phers (3-1, 0-1).

Trace McSor­ley threw for 335 yards and a touch­down and added 73 rush­ing yards and an­other score for the Nit­tany Lions, who ral­lied from a 13-3 half­time deficit.

NORTH­WEST­ERN 38, IOWA 31: Justin Jack­son ran for 171 yards and Austin Carr caught three touch­down passes as the Wild­cats (2-3, 1-1 Big Ten) held on to beat the host Hawkeyes (3-2, 1-1).

NOTRE DAME 50, SYRACUSE 33: DeShone Kizer threw for a ca­reerbest 465 yards to help the Fight­ing Ir­ish (2-3) over­come an­other shaky per­for­mance by their de­fense and spe­cial teams and beat the Or­ange (2-3) at MetLife Sta­dium in East Ruther­ford, N.J.

Amba Etta-Tawo, a grad­u­ate trans­fer from Mary­land, had seven catches for 134 yards and a touch­down, be­com­ing the first player in Syracuse his­tory to have at least 100 re­ceiv­ing yards in five straight games.


Ten­nessee wide re­ceiver Jauan Jen­nings is car­ried by team­mates af­ter catch­ing the game-win­ning touch­down pass to beat Ge­or­gia, 34-31.

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