No. 2 Clem­son routs Louisville, 77-16

Michi­gan routs Penn State; Mis­souri up­sets Florida

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Travis Eti­enne ran for 153 yards and two touch­downs and 350-pound de­fen­sive tackle Dex­ter Lawrence added a 2-yard scor­ing burst in No. 2 Clem­son's 77-16 vic­tory over vis­it­ing Louisville on Satur­day.

The Tigers (6-0 At­lantic Coast Con­fer­ence, No. 2 CFP) im­proved to 9-0 for the third time in four sea­sons and can wrap up their fourth ACC At­lantic Divi­sion ti­tle next week at Bos­ton Col­lege.

Trevor Lawrence threw a pair of early touch­down passes. Eti­enne went over the 1,000-yard rush­ing mark and scored his ACC-lead­ing 15th touch­down. Tavien Feaster added 101 yards rush­ing.

Fresh­man Lyn-J Dixon ran for 116 yards, the sec­ond time this sea­son Clem­son has had three run­ners with 100 or more yards. They fin­ished with a sea­son high 492 yards rush­ing.

Line­backer Isa­iah Sim­mons had a pick­six, the Tigers col­lected five sacks, coach Dabo Swin­ney's el­dest son Will caught a TD pass and even “Big Dex,” a ju­nior de­fen­sive tackle pro­jected as a can't-miss, NFL first-rounder got in on the fun in the Tigers' “Fridge Pack­age” against over­matched Louisville (2-7, 0-6).

NO. 5 MICHI­GAN 42, NO. 14 PENN STATE 7: Shea Pat­ter­son ac­counted for three touch­downs and Michi­gan put to­gether a dom­i­nant per­for­mance on de­fense.

The Wolver­ines (8-1, 6-0 Big Ten) moved a step closer to­ward their goals of win­ning a con­fer­ence cham­pi­onship for the first time since 2004 and earn­ing their first spot in the Col­lege Foot­ball Play­off. The Nit­tany Lions (6-3, 3-3) scored with 1:59 left, avoid­ing get­ting shut out for the first time since 2001 against Michi­gan.

Karan Hig­don ran for 132 yards and a score that put the Wolver­ines up 35-0 early in the fourth quar­ter. Michi­gan held Penn State to 186 yards and forced three turnovers, in­clud­ing Tommy Stevens' in­ter­cep­tion that was re­turned 62 yards by Bran­don Wat­son for a touch­down.

NO. 10 OHIO STATE 36, NE­BRASKA 31: J.K. Dob­bins ran for three touch­downs and Dwayne Hask­ins Jr. passed for two more scores to help Ohio State beat Ne­braska.

Af­ter Ne­braska quar­ter­back Adrian Mar­tinez threw a 17-yard touch­down pass to JD Spiel­man to pull within five with 3 min­utes left, Dob­bins pounded away for two first downs to run out the clock.

Be­fore the late Ne­braska score, Dob­bins broke through the right side and romped for a 42-yard touch­down with 5 min­utes left to give Ohio State (8-1, 5-1 Big Ten) breath­ing room.

Dob­bins rushed for a sea­son-high 163 yards — only his sec­ond 100-yard game this sea­son. Run­ning back Mike We­ber added 91 yards on the ground.

Mar­tinez threw for 266 yards and touch­down and rushed for two scores for Ne­braska (2-7, 1-5).

MIS­SOURI 38, NO. 11 FLORIDA 17: Drew Lock picked apart Florida's de­fense for the sec­ond straight year, throw­ing three touch­down passes to lead Mis­souri.

Lock com­pleted 24 of 32 passes for 250 yards, with scor­ing throws to Al­bert Ok­wueg­bunam, Kam Scott and Emanuel Hall that stunned the Swamp.

For­tu­nately for the Gators (6-3, 4-3 South­east­ern Con­fer­ence), they won't have to face the se­nior and pos­si­ble first-round draft pick again.

They might have seen the last of Feleipe Franks, too.

Coach Dan Mullen benched Franks late in the third quar­ter — the home crowd cheered wildly — and backup Kyle Trask promptly di­rected a 75-yard touch­down drive in which he con­verted two fourth downs. Trask found Josh Ham­mond in the end zone on the sec­ond one for a 7-yard score that made it 35-17.

The Tigers (5-4, 1-4) re­sponded with a field goal that es­sen­tially sealed their first SEC win of the sea­son and sent fans scram­bling for the ex­its.

ARI­ZONA STATE 38, NO. 15 UTAH 20: Manny Wilkins threw three touch­down passes to N'Keal Harry and Ari­zona State beat Utah, knock­ing the Utes out of sole pos­ses­sion of first place in Pac-12 South.

The Utes (6-3, 4-3 Pac-12) lost quar­ter­back Tyler Hunt­ley with a bro­ken col­lar­bone.

The loss snapped Utah's four-game win­ning streak and dropped the Utes into a first-place tie with Ari­zona in the clogged Pac-12 South. USC was a half-game back and played Ore­gon State later Satur­day. Ari­zona State (5-4, 3-3), with con­sec­u­tive vic­to­ries over USC and Utah, also is a half-game out.

PUR­DUE 38, NO. 16 IOWA 36: Spencer Evans made a 25-yard field goal with 8 sec­onds left, lift­ing Pur­due pasrt Iowa and back in the Big Ten's West Divi­sion ti­tle hunt.

David Blough threw three touch­down passes to Terry Wright and topped the 300-yard mark for the fifth time this sea­son. The Boil­er­mak­ers (5-4, 4-2 Big Ten) have won five of their last six and beat their third ranked team this sea­son — the first time they've achieved that feat since 2003 — to move within one game of divi­sion leader North­west­ern.

The Hawkeyes (6-3, 3-3) lost their sec­ond straight road game de­spite Nate Stan­ley's big day. The ju­nior quar­ter­back threw for 275 yards with one TD and ran for an­other but the con­fer­ence's No. 2 scor­ing de­fense al­lowed a sea­son-high point to­tal.And when the Hawkeyes needed one last stop, Blough drove Pur­due 43 yards to set up Evans for the win­ning kick.

NO. 19 SYRA­CUSE 41, WAKE FOR­EST 24: Eric Dungey rushed for 119 yards and a touch­down, Jarveon Howard ran for two scores and Syra­cuse beat Wake For­est.

Dungey — whose av­er­age of 294.1 to­tal yards per game ranks sec­ond in win their first game as a Top 25 team since the Dwight Freeney days in 2001.

Moe Neal added an 8-yard score, Chris El­more had a 5-yard TD run and An­dre Szmyt kicked two field goals for Syra­cuse, which earned its first con­fer­ence road vic­tory in more than two years.

Sam Hart­man was 21 of 37 for 275 yards for the De­mon Dea­cons (4-5, 1-4) with two touch­down passes.

NO. 22 BOS­TON COL­LEGE 31, VIR­GINIA TECH 21: Travis Levy ran for two touch­downs and Bos­ton Col­lege beat Vir­ginia Tech to set up a huge home game against Clem­son next week.

BC (7-2, 4-1 At­lantic Coast Con­fer­ence) lim­ited the Hok­ies to 32 yards in the third quar­ter and erased a 14-7 deficit with 21 unan­swered points af­ter half­time. First­place in the ACC At­lantic Divi­sion will be on the line when the sec­ond-ranked Tigers visit Bos­ton Col­lege.

Ryan Wil­lis threw for 281 yards with three touch­down passes for Vir­ginia Tech (4-4, 3-2), but the Hok­ies lost their third straight at home for the first time since 1992. It came on a day when they could have moved into a share of first place in the Coastal Divi­sion with a vic­tory.

AUBURN 28, NO. 20 TEXAS A&M 24: Seth Wil­liams caught an 11-yard touch­down pass from Jar­rett Stid­ham with 1:41 left and Auburn ral­lied to beat Texas A&M.

The Tigers (6-3, 3-3 South­east­ern Con­fer­ence) had a 14-point out­burst over the fi­nal 5:14 and the de­fense came up with big stops. Stid­ham de­liv­ered big on both fi­nal drives.

Kellen Mond and the Ag­gies (5-4, 3-3) pushed the ball into Auburn ter­ri­tory on their fi­nal drive, con­vert­ing a fourth-and-5. Then a hold­ing call pushed them back across mid­field and Mond's des­per­a­tion pass into the end zone was in­com­plete. Of­fi­cials put a sec­ond back on the clock, and Mond was sacked by Nick Coe on the fi­nal play.


Clem­son’s James Ed­wards, left, and Chris­tian Wilkins cel­e­brate af­ter a de­fen­sive stop against Louisville on Satur­day.

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