Bur­row sets LSU record in easy win

Baltimore Sun Sunday - - COLLEGE FOOTBALL -

Joe Bur­row threw for 327 yards and four touch­downs to break the LSU sea­son record with 29 in the No. 2 Tigers’ 36-13 vic­tory over Mis­sis­sippi State on Satur­day in Starkville, Miss.

LSU (7-0, 3-0 South­east­ern Con­fer­ence) had 415 yards of to­tal of­fense and av­er­aged 6.9 yards per play.

Mis­sis­sippi State (3-4, 1-3) sacked Bur­row three times and reg­u­larly con­founded the Tigers on third down, but LSU man­aged to score points on ev­ery drive of the first half and led 22-7 at the break. A pair of third-quar­ter touch­downs sealed the win.

Booth ejected in Clem­son vic­tory: Clem­son cor­ner­back An­drew Booth Jr. was ejected for un­sports­man­like con­duct af­ter punch­ing Louisville’s Tren­nell Trout­man as he lay on the ground late in the third quar­ter of the No. 3 Tigers’ 45-10 ACC road vic­tory.

Clem­son coach Dabo Swin­ney apol­o­gized af­ter­ward to Louisville coach Scott Sat­ter­field and noted that there “will be con­se­quences” for Booth.

“That’s not who we are,” Swin­ney said, “and that’s not who he is.”

The play­ers tus­sled as Trout­man ran down­field to cover a Louisville punt be­fore Booth threw him to the turf around the Clem­son 20. The scuf­fle con­tin­ued and Booth threw a punch with his right hand as he strad­dled Trout­man. Play­ers from both teams swarmed them, and there was more push­ing and shov­ing.

Booth, a fresh­man, was flagged for hold­ing and un­sports­man­like con­duct.

Soon­ers ride Hurts again: Jalen Hurts passed for 316 yards and three TDs and rushed for 75 yards and two more scores as No. 5 Oklahoma beat vis­it­ing West Vir­ginia 52-14.

Oklahoma (7-0, 4-0) is un­beaten in eight games against West Vir­ginia (3-4, 1-3) since the Moun­taineers joined the Big 12 in 2012.

Oklahoma, which rolled up 562 yards of of­fense, has scored at least 34 points in 17 straight games, the sec­ond-long­est such streak in the FBS since 1980.

Hurts com­pleted 16 of 17 passes in the vic­tory, with the in­com­ple­tion a drop by fresh­man Drake Stoops.

In a scary mo­ment, the Sooner Schooner tipped over while mak­ing a sharp turn on the field af­ter an Oklahoma fourth-quar­ter TD, send­ing two spirit squad mem­bers to the turf along with rid­ers in­side the cov­ered wagon.

There were no ma­jor in­juries.

Auburn rolls on road: Bo Nix passed for three TDs and ran for an­other to lead No. 11 Auburn over host Arkansas 51-10.

The Tigers (6-1, 3-1 SEC) set the FBS record for the most con­sec­u­tive made ex­tra points (303) with An­ders Carl­son’s kick with 4:19 left in the third. On his next try, he missed and the streak ended.

Bay­lor, SMU, Min­nesota go to 7-0: No. 18 Bay­lor scored 21 straight points in the fi­nal 10 min­utes to beat host Oklahoma State 45-27.

Char­lie Brewer com­pleted 13 of 17 passes for 312 yards and a TD and ran for an­other score as the Bears (7-0, 4-0 Big 12) ex­tended their win­ning streak to nine games, the third-long­est in the his­tory of the pro­gram.

JaMy­cal Hasty rushed for 139 yards and two TDs on 15 car­ries and had 66 yards on three re­cep­tions for Bay­lor. Josh Fleeks added three re­cep­tions for 126 yards and a TD, and the Bears had 536 yards of to­tal of­fense.

Shane Buechele set ca­reer highs with six TD passes and 457 pass­ing yards as No. 19 SMU im­proved to 7-0 with a 45-21 win over vis­it­ing Tem­ple.

Reg­gie Roberson Jr. had a ca­reer-high 250 re­ceiv­ing yards on seven catches, in­clud­ing TDs of 75, 75 and 33 yards.

The Mus­tangs have opened the sea­son with seven straight wins for the first time since 1982, when they were 10-0-0 en route to an 11-0-1 fin­ish. The se­v­engame win­ning streak is their long­est since win­ning eight straight dur­ing the 1984-85 sea­sons. SMU (3-0 Amer­i­can) re­mains in first in the West Di­vi­sion.

Rod­ney Smith ran for 111 yards and two TDs and No. 20 Min­nesota im­proved to 7-0 for the first time since win­ning the na­tional ti­tle in 1960 with a 42-7 road win over Rut­gers.

The Go­phers (7-0, 4-0) won their ninth straight game span­ning two sea­sons. The nine-game win­ning streak is the Go­phers’ long­est since 1941-42.

Hok­ies win in 6 OTs: Quincy Pat­ter­son’s two-point con­ver­sion run in the sixth over­time lifted Vir­ginia Tech a wild 43-41 vic­tory over vis­it­ing North Carolina in the long­est game in ACC his­tory.

Both teams squandered op­por­tu­ni­ties to win the game in ear­lier over­time pe­ri­ods, as Vir­ginia Tech kicker Brian John­son missed game-win­ning at­tempts from 41 and 42 yards and UNC kicker Noah Rug­gles missed from 35 yards and had a 44-yard at­tempt blocked.

The game marked the de­but of col­lege foot­ball’s new OT rules, which now call for go­ing for two af­ter the fourth OT.

The Hok­ies im­proved to 5-2 and 2-2, while the Tar Heels fell to 3-4 and 2-2.

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