Fromm leads Georgia to SEC East title
Jake Fromm passed for three touchdowns and No. 4 Georgia’s defense produced two late stops, clinching the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division title with a 21-14 victory over No. 12 Auburn on Saturday.
The Bulldogs (9-1, 6-1 SEC) sailed through three quarters with a 21-0 lead before Auburn (7-3, 4-3) rallied in the fourth.
Georgia held on to become the first team to win three consecutive SEC East titles since Florida won five in a row from 1992-96.
Fromm and De’Andre Swift delivered enough offense to keep the Bulldogs on track for a shot at the College Football Playoffs. Most of the way, though, it was clear the game featured two of the league’s top defenses.
Auburn scored two touchdowns in the fourth, then had a pair of drives stopped on fourth down in the final minutes. Freshman Bo Nix threw three incompletions and was sacked on the Tigers’ final drive starting from their 27.
Fromm was 13-of-28 passing for just 110 yards, but had a 51-yard touchdown pass to Dominick Blaylock and a pair of 5-yarders to Eli Wolf and Brian Herrien. Swift ran for 106 yards on 17 carries.
Nix completed 30 of 50 passes for 245 yards and a touchdown.
Clifford lifts Penn State: Quarterback Sean Clifford scored three touchdowns, leading No. 9 Penn State past Indiana 34-27 to keep its playoff hopes alive.
Penn State (9-1, 6-1 Big Ten) next week plays at No. 2 Ohio State, where the top spot in the Big Ten East will be on the line.
Clifford also completed 11 of 23 passes for 179 yards and ran for 55 yards. Journey Brown rushed 21 times for 100 yards and added a score. With Penn State ahead by a field goal with 10:45 to play, Clifford led an 18-play, 75-yard drive that ate 9:01 and ended when he plunged in from a yard out to put the game out of reach.
Peyton Ramsey completed 31 of 41 passes for 371 yards and a touchdown and ran for two more for the Hoosiers (7-3, 4-3) who outgained Penn State 462 to 371.
Taylor dominates: Jonathan Taylor rushed for 204 yards and two touchdowns, Aaron Cruickshank ran back a kickoff 89 yards for a score, and No. 14 Wisconsin beat Nebraska 37-21 on Saturday in Lincoln, Neb.
Taylor became the first Football Bowl Subdivision player since at least 2000 to run for 200 yards three times against the same team, according to Sportradar. He had 221 against the Cornhuskers last year and 249 in 2017. The junior recorded his 11th 200-yard game, moving into a four-way tie for most in a career by an FBS player.
The Badgers (8-2, 5-2 Big Ten) quickly erased a 14-10 deficit in the second quarter. Jack Coan threw over the middle to A.J. Taylor, who spun away from two defenders and ran the rest of the way untouched for a 55-yard touchdown. Wisconsin linebacker Jack Sanborn intercepted a tipped ball on the first play of Nebraska’s next series, and Taylor ran in from the 1 to finish a short drive that put the Badgers ahead 24-14.
The Huskers (4-6, 2-5) have lost four straight and five of their last six. They’ve dropped 10 in a row against Top 25 opponents. Before the game, Nebraska announced coach Scott Frost was given a two-year contract extension through 2026. Frost is 8-14 in his second season since leaving UCF, which he led to a 13-0 record in 2017.
Hubbard leads Cowboys: Chuba Hubbard ran for 122 yards and two touchdowns, and No. 22 Oklahoma State rolled past visiting Kansas 31-13.
Hubbard, the nation’s rushing leader, also caught two passes for 42 yards.
Dillon Stoner caught five passes for a career-high 150 yards and two touchdowns and Spencer Sanders passed for 168 yards and a touchdown for the Cowboys (7-3, 4-3 Big 12), who won their third straight. Oklahoma State gained 481 total yards, including 243 rushing.
Kolby Harvell-Peel led Oklahoma State’s defense with two interceptions.
Extra points: Joe Burrow threw for 489 yards and five touchdowns as top-ranked LSU (10-0, 6-0 SEC) beat Ole Miss 58-37 . ... Clemson starting wide receivers Justyn Ross and Amari Rodgers were injured in the opening half of the third-ranked Tigers’ 52-3 victory over Wake Forest . ... Chase Claypool caught four touchdown passes to match a school record and No. 16 Notre Dame shut down Navy’s triple-option in a 52-20 rout on the 23rd-ranked Midshipmen . ... Michigan State defensive lineman Jacub Panasiuk was ejected from a 44-10 loss to No. 15 Michigan after a roughing the passer penalty in the fourth quarter. Panasiuk was removed from the game with Michigan leading 34-10 . ... Justin Fields threw for a career-high 305 yards and matched his best with four touchdown passes as No. 2 Ohio State (10-0, 7-0 Big Ten) romped over Rutgers 56-21.