Sooners survive wild one vs. Cowboys
NORMAN, Okla. — Kyler Murray passed for 349 yards and ran for 66, and No. 6 Oklahoma survived a late 2-point conversion attempt to beat Oklahoma State 48-47 on Saturday.
Taylor Cornelius connected with Tylan Wallace on a 24-yard touchdown pass to cut Oklahoma’s lead to one with 1:03 to play. Oklahoma State went for two, but Cornelius threw short and into coverage, and the pass fell incomplete
Oklahoma (9-1, 6-1 Big 12) recovered the onside kick and ran out the clock.
Kennedy Brooks ran for 165 yards and three touchdowns, Trey Sermon ran for 120 yards and two scores and Marquise Brown caught eight passes for 142 yards and a score for the Sooners.
Cornelius passed for a careerhigh 501 yards and three touchdowns for the Cowboys (5-5, 2-5). Wallace caught 10 passes for 220 yards and two scores. Chuba Hubbard ran for 104 yards and three scores, but he lost a critical fumble in the fourth quarter.
› No. 3 Notre Dame 42, Florida State 13
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Brandon Wimbush threw three-first half touchdown passes, and Dexter Williams rushed for 202 yards as the Fighting Irish took advantage of Florida State turnovers on a frosty night.
With the temperature at 27 degrees — the third-coldest game at Notre Dame Stadium since the 1980 season — the Irish (10-0) wore green jerseys for the fourth time in Brian Kelly’s nine-year tenure to honor their seniors.
The Seminoles dropped to 4-6.
Wimbush, who led the Irish to their first three victories, got the start in place of injured junior Ian Book, who sustained a rib injury the week before against Northwestern.
Wimbush finished 12-of-25 for 130 yards with the scoring passes to fellow seniors — a 3-yarder to wide receiver Miles Boykin and 6- and 15-yard tosses to tight end Alize Mack.
Williams piled up his yards on 20 carries, including scoring runs of 58 and 32 yards, as Notre Dame outgained Florida State 495-322 in total offense, including 365 on the ground.
› No. 4 Michigan 42, Rutgers 7
PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Shea Patterson passed for 260 yards and three touchdowns, Karan Higdon had two 1-yard scoring runs and Michigan kept its national championship hopes intact.
The Wolverines (9-1, 7-0 Big Ten) have won nine straight and remain in first place in the conference’s East Division. They have a final tuneup against Indiana next week at the Big House before closing the regular season at Ohio State.
Rutgers (1-9, 0-7) didn’t have a passing yard until the third quarter.
› No. 7 West Virginia 47, TCU 10
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Will Grier threw three touchdown passes as West Virginia, chasing a berth in the Big 12 championship game, had no trouble against the injury-riddled Horned Frogs (4-6, 2-5).
Grier finished 25-of-39 for 343 yards, Kennedy McCoy added a pair of touchdown runs and Martell
Pettaway rushed for 59 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries for West Virginia (8-1, 6-1). TCU was held to a season-low 222 yards of offense, the third time in four games it has had fewer than 300.
› No. 8 Ohio State 26, No. 24 Michigan State 6
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Drue Chrisman kept Michigan State pinned back with a sensational second half of punting, and the Buckeyes made the most of a huge field-position advantage to pull away late in a tight defensive struggle.
Chrisman’s punts forced Michigan State to start its first five drives after halftime from its 5, 6, 3, 1 and 2-yard lines.
On the fourth of those possessions, the Spartans had to punt from their own end zone. They took a safety that appeared intentional, giving Ohio State (9-1, 6-1 Big Ten) a 9-6 lead, but that did little to help flip the field position. The ensuing free kick went out of bounds, giving the Buckeyes the ball at the 50, and then Chrisman pinned Michigan State (6-4, 4-3) back again.
Ohio State capitalized on that punt when a shotgun snap hit the man in motion. Dre’Mont Jones recovered the fumble for the Buckeyes in the end zone, making it 16-6.
› No. 10 Washington State 31, Colorado 7
BOULDER, Colo. — Gardner Minshew II overcame a slow start and three fourth-down failures to lead Washington State past nose-diving Colorado.
The Cougars (9-1, 6-1 Pac-12) earned their sixth straight win, but it wasn’t as easy as expected against the Buffaloes (5-5, 2-5), who lost their fifth straight despite the return of star receiver Laviska Shenault Jr.
Minshew was 35-of-58 for 335 yards and two touchdowns. He had a 10-yard scoring run in the fourth quarter.
Shenault was rusty in his return from a right turf toe injury. He caught 10 passes for 102 yards but cost his team dearly with back-to-back drops and a lost fumble in the second half.
› No. 11 Central Florida 35,
ORLANDO, Fla. — McKenzie Milton threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score, helping the Knights extend the nation’s longest winning streak to 22 games.
Milton completed 17 of 21 passes without an interception, and Central Florida (9-0, 6-0 American Athletic Conference) stayed atop the AAC East Division standings. Undefeated and No. 12 in the most recent College Football Playoff rankings, the Knights stayed on course to be part of the discussion about which teams are worthy of berths in the four-team playoff.
Navy (2-8, 1-5), which rushed for 374 yards, has lost seven straight.
› No. 13 Syracuse 54, Louisville 23
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Moe Neal rushed for 159 yards and two touchdowns, and quarterback Eric Dungey ran for two scores and passed for another as Syracuse took advantage of sloppy play by the Cardinals.
The Orange (8-2, 5-2 Atlantic
Coast Conference) rushed for 292 yards and accumulated 518 yards of total offense.
The Cardinals (2-8, 0-7) were penalized 17 times for 125 yards, and Syracuse picked off two Louisville passes. Louisville also lost two fumbles and its quarterbacks, under pressure most of the game, were sacked five times and finished a combined 14-of-31 passing for 210 yards.
The win was the fourth straight for the Orange, while Louisville lost its seventh straight.
› No. 14 Utah State 62, San Jose State 24
LOGAN, Utah — Jordan Love threw for a career-high 491 yards and five touchdowns on 32-of-42 passing in just three quarters, and Utah State totaled 804 yards of offense.
Love’s 491 passing yards were the third-highest single game total for a Utah State quarterback. Darwin Thompson had 140 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries along with 115 yards and a pair of scores on four receptions for the Aggies (9-1, 6-0 Mountain West), who became the 17th team in NCAA history to gain at least 800 yards of total offense in a game.
Josh Love threw for 210 yards and a touchdown for Jose State (1-9, 1-5).
› Boise State 24,
No. 17 Fresno State 17
BOISE, Idaho — Brett Rypien threw for 269 yards and Alexander Mattison rushed for 143 and a pair of touchdowns to lead the Broncos to the upset late Friday night.
Boise State (8-2, 5-1 Mountain West) beat a ranked team in November for the first time in program history to keep its conference title aspirations alive. Fresno State (8-2, 5-1) entered the game as the nation’s No. 2 scoring defense and had only given up three touchdowns in conference play before facing the Broncos.
› No. 21 Penn State 21, Wisconsin 10
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Trace McSorley tied the Penn State record for victories by a quarterback with 29 as he led the Nittany Lions past Wisconsin.
Miles Sanders ran for 159 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries, and McSorley completed 19 of 25 passes for 160 yards and a score while matching Todd Blackledge’s number of victories from 1980 to ‘82.
DeAndre Thompkins caught a touchdown pass for Penn State (7-3, 4-3 Big Ten). The Nittany Lions held the Badgers (6-4, 4-3) to 125 yards in the second half and sacked backup quarterback Jack Coan five times.
Jonathan Taylor ran 20 times for 185 yards and a touchdown for Wisconsin.
› No. 23 Iowa State 28, Baylor 14
AMES, Iowa — Brock Purdy threw for a touchdown and ran for another score, and Iowa State topped Baylor after a skirmish in the third quarter.
Purdy threw for 230 yards as Iowa State (6-3, 5-2) won a fifth straight Big 12 game in the same season for the first time. Deshaunte Jones caught a touchdown pass and threw for a 2-point conversion.
Iowa State star David Montgomery and Baylor linebacker Greg Roberts were ejected after throwing punches at each other early in the third quarter. The Cyclones and Bears (5-5, 3-4) nearly came to blows when a previous play ended up spilling over onto Iowa State’s bench. The bad blood hung around, and the teams nearly staged a full-on brawl in which Roberts slapped Montgomery on the helmet, prompting Montgomery to swing back.
› No. 25 Cincinnati 35, South Florida 23
CINCINNATI — Michael Warren II ran for three touchdowns and caught a pass for another score to help Cincinnati stay in the chase for the American Athletic Conference title.
The Bearcats (9-1, 5-1) remain a game behind unbeaten Central Florida for the AAC East lead. The Knights host Cincinnati this week.
Warren had a 13-yard touchdown catch in the first half. He ran for three touchdowns in the third quarter, including a 57-yarder, and set a school record with his 18th score of the season.
South Florida (7-4, 3-3) has lost three straight conference games for the first time since 2013.
Oklahoma defensive end Ronnie Perkins (7) and linebacker Curtis Bolton (18) tackle Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard during Saturday’s game in Norman, Okla. The Sooners won 48-47.