Daily Press (Sunday)

No. 2 Michigan escapes Maryland for program’s record 1,000th victory


Blake Corum scored twice in the first half, Mike Sainristil intercepte­d two passes, and No. 2 Michigan — playing again without suspended coach Jim Harbaugh — became the first college football program to win 1,000 games, beating Maryland 31-24 Saturday in College Park.

The Wolverines (11-0, 8-0 Big Ten, No. 3 in the College Football Playoff rankings) remained unbeaten in their final tune-up before next weekend’s showdown against No. 3 Ohio State, but it wasn’t easy. Maryland (6-5, 3-5) rallied from a 23-3 second-quarter deficit and had the ball down five on multiple occasions in the fourth quarter.

No. 1 Georgia 38, No. 21 Tennessee 10: Carson Beck threw for 298 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Bulldogs (10-0, 8-0 Southeaste­rn Conference) over the Volunteers (7-4, 3-4) in Knoxville. Dillon Bell caught five passes for 90 yards and a touchdown.

No. 6 Oregon 49, Arizona State 13: Bo Nix threw for 404 yards and a career-high six touchdowns, Patrick Herbert and Troy Franklin both caught two touchdown passes, and the Ducks (10-1, 6-1 Pac-12) buried the Sun Devils (3-8, 2-6) with an avalanche of offense on the way to a 42-0 lead,

No. 8 Alabama 66, Chattanoog­a 10: Jalen Milroe passed for 197 yards and three touchdowns before sitting out the second half as Alabama (10-1, No. 8 CFP) routed Chattanoog­a (7-4) at home.

No. 12 Penn State 27, Rutgers 6: Kaytron Allen ran for two touchdowns, Alex Felkins kicked a pair of field goals and Penn State (9-2, 6-2 Big Ten, No. 12 CFP) pulled away from Rutgers at home after quarterbac­k Drew Allar left with an apparent injury.

No. 13 Mississipp­i 35, Louisiana Monroe 3: Jaxson Dart threw for three touchdowns on three consecutiv­e third-quarter series as Mississipp­i (9-2, 5-2 SEC, No. 13 CFP) used a strong second half to defeat ULM (2-9, 0-8) at home.

No. 14 Oklahoma 31, BYU 24: Oklahoma (9-2, 6-2 Big 12, No. 14 CFP) forced three turnovers and scored 21 points off those takeaways and edged BYU in Provo, Utah, despite playing the second half without quarterbac­k Dillon Gabriel.

No. 17 Tulane 24, Florida Atlantic 8: Michael Pratt became the Green Wave’s career passing leader, throwing for three touchdowns in his South Florida homecoming to lead Tulane (10-1, 7-0, No. 24 CFP) to a victory over Florida Atlantic (4-7, 3-4).

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