Daily Press (Sunday)

No. 11 Alabama withstands Arkansas’ second-half rally

Milroe accounts for three touchdowns

- Wire reports

Jalen Milroe passed for two touchdowns and rushed for a third, and No. 11 Alabama survived a second-half Arkansas rally in a 24-21 home victory over the Razorbacks on Saturday.

The Crimson Tide (6-1, 4-0 Southeaste­rn Conference) blew most of an 18-point third-quarter lead before summoning a big final drive to keep KJ Jefferson and the Razorbacks’ offense off the field at the end.

The Tide remained the only SEC West team without a league loss, but Alabama has not been dominant. Alabama had to recover a late onside kick to hold on for a 26-20 win over Texas A&M a week ago.

The Razorbacks (2-5, 0-4) dropped their fifth straight game but not before putting a scare into the Tide.

Milroe completed 10 of 21 passes for 238 yards, including a 79-yard touchdown to Kobe Prentice, but was sacked five times.

No. 1 Georgia 37, Vanderbilt 20:

Carson Beck threw for 261 yards and a touchdown and ran for a score as Georgia shook off losing star tight end Brock Bowers to a left foot injury before halftime in Nashville, Tennessee.

Georgia (7-0, 4-0 SEC) extended its school-record and longest-active FBS winning streak to 24 games and tied the school record for consecutiv­e SEC wins at 23, first set between 1980 and 1983.

Bowers hurt his left foot midway through the second quarter — not that it mattered as Georgia scored 27 straight points to take control.

Vanderbilt (2-6, 0-4) lost its sixth straight overall and sixth consecutiv­e to Georgia.

No. 2 Michigan 52, Indiana 7:

J.J. McCarthy threw a tiebreakin­g, 2-yard touchdown pass to Roman Wilson late in the first half, and Michigan pulled away to pummel Indiana at home.

The Wolverines (7-0, 4-0 Big Ten) started slowly, punting after losing 8 yards on their first two possession­s and giving up the game’s first touchdown. But they scored 52 straight points to win another lopsided game against an overmatche­d opponent.

The Hoosiers (2-4, 0-3) took a 7-0 edge late in the first quarter when Brendan Sorsby threw a lateral out wide to Donaven McCulley and the receiver heaved a 44-yard pass to Jaylin Lucas, who was wide open against a defense that was fooled by the trick play.

Indiana didn’t do much offensivel­y the rest of the game.

No. 3 Ohio State 41, Purdue 7:

Kyle McCord threw three touchdown passes and Dallan Hayden rushed for 76 yards and a touchdown in relief of an injury-depleted corps in West Lafayette, Indiana.

The Buckeyes (6-0, 3-0 Big Ten) won their first road game in the series since 2013 and earned their second victory at Ross-Ade Stadium since 2007.

Purdue (2-4, 1-3) has lost two straight and four of five, this one against a severely short-handed Ohio State offense.

Running backs TreVeyon Henderson of Hopewell and Miyan Henderson and receiver Emeka Egbuka all sat out with injuries. The Buckeyes then lost running back Chip Trayanum in the first quarter.

No. 6 Penn State 63, Massachuse­tts 0:

Drew Allar threw for three touchdowns and ran for another score for the host Nittany Lions (6-0) against the Minutemen (1-7). Theo Johnson caught two touchdown passes, Tyler Warren, Kaytron Allen, Trey Potts and Beau Pribula scored, and Daequan Hardy returned two punts for touchdowns to lead the Nittany Lions to their 11th straight win since last season.

Coming off a bye week, and with next week’s trip to No. 3 Ohio State looming, Penn State (6-0, 3-0 Big Ten) recovered from a sloppy start in a cold downpour at Beaver Stadium.

No. 7 Washington 36, No. 8 Oregon 33:

Michael Penix’s 18-yard touchdown pass to Rome Adunze put the Huskies (6-0, 3–0 Pac-12) ahead with 1:38 to go, and they held on to win a thriller in Seattle. Camden Lewis missed a 43-yard field-goal try on the final play of regulation for Oregon (5-1, 2-1).

Penix was 22 of 37 for 302 yards and four touchdowns. Oregon’s Bo Nix was 33 of 44 for

337 yards and two TDs.

No. 16 Utah 34, California 14:

Sione Vaki ran for 158 yards and two touchdowns and Ja’Quinden Jackson rushed for 94 yards and a score for the Utes (5-1, 2-1 Pac-12) against the Bears (3-4, 1-3) in Salt Lake City.

Bryson Barnes threw for 128 yards and ran for 50 more and a touchdown for the Utes. Vaki, who also is Utah’s starting strong safety, averaged 10.5 yards per carry as Utahs amassed a seasonhigh 317 rushing yards. Fernando Mendoza threw for 149 yards and two touchdowns in his second career start for Cal. The Bears generated just 66 yards on the ground.

No. 19 Tennessee 20, Texas A&M 13:

Dee Williams returned a punt 39 yards for a touchdown with 6:47 left in the third quarter, putting the Volunteers (5-1, 2-1 SEC) ahead for good against the Aggies (4-3, 2-2) in Knoxville. Two fourth-quarter field goals by Charles Campbell and strong defense enabled Tennessee to hold on.

Oklahoma State 39, No. 23 Kansas 32:

The Cowboys (4-2, 2-1 Big 12) outlasted the Jayhawks (5-2, 2-2) in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Brennan Presley’s 6-yard TD run with 2:33 to go erased Kansas’ 32-30 lead.

OSU’s Ollie Gordon ran for 168 yards and a score on 29 carries. Teammate Alan Bowman was 28 of 41 for 336 yards and two touchdowns. Kansas’ Jason Bean completed 23 of 34 for 410 yards, five TDs and two intercepti­ons.

Late Friday

Stanford 46, Colorado 43 (2OT):

Joshua Karty connected on a 31-yard field goal in the second overtime after tying the game in regulation, Elic Ayomanor had a school-record 294 yards receiving and Stanford (2-4, 1-3 Pac-12) rallied from a 29-point halftime deficit for a wild victory over Colorado (4-3, 1-3) in Boulder.

It was the largest blown lead in Colorado history and the biggest comeback for the Cardinal.

Safety Alaka’i Gilman picked off a floating Shedeur Sanders pass in the end zone to set the stage for Karty, who also drilled a 46-yarder with no time left in regulation.

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