Soon­ers stop late two-point try, top Ok­la­homa State

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Kyler Mur­ray passed for 349 yards and ran for 66 and No. 6 Ok­la­homa sur­vived a late two-point con­ver­sion at­tempt to beat Ok­la­homa State 48-47 on Satur­day at Nor­man, Ok­la­homa.

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 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 (9-1, 6-1 Big 12,

No. 6 CFP).

Cor­nelius passed for a ca­reer-high 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.

Ok­la­homa State took a 35-34 lead in the third quar­ter on Hub­bard’s 2yard run, but the Soon­ers re­sponded quickly. Brooks had a 5-yard touch­down on the last play of the third quar­ter to give Ok­la­homa a 41-35 lead.

Hub­bard scored again with 12:20 to play, but Ok­la­homa State kicker

Matt Am­men­dola missed the ex­tra point, leav­ing it tied at 41.

With Ok­la­homa State driv­ing for the lead, Hub­bard fum­bled, and Ok­la­homa’s Ken­neth Mur­ray re­cov­ered with 6:09 to play. Ok­la­homa took ad­van­tage when Trey Ser­mon pow­ered in from the 1 with 3:29 left, set­ting up Ok­la­homa State’s fi­nal drive.

A No. 1 Alabama 24, No. 18 Mis­sis­sippi State 0: Josh Ja­cobs ran for a touch­down and caught a scor­ing pass and the top-ranked Crim­son Tide had their sec­ond straight shutout, beat­ing the vis­it­ing Bull­dogs. With quar­ter­back Tua Tago­v­ailoa still bat­tling a gimpy right knee, the Crim­son Tide (10-0, 7-0 South­east­ern Con­fer­ence, No. 1 CFP) turned to de­fense for an­other vin­tage per­for­mance. The of­fense raced to a fast start but mostly stalled from there against the Bull­dogs (6-4, 2-4).

A No. 4 Michi­gan 42, Rutgers 7: Shea Pat­ter­son threw for 260 yards and three touch­downs, Karan Hig­don had two 1-yard scor­ing runs and the Wolver­ines kept their na­tional cham­pi­onship hopes in­tact. The Wolver­ines (9-1, 7-0 Big Ten, No. 4 CFP) have won nine straight and re­main in first place in the con­fer­ence’s East Divi­sion. They host In­di­ana be­fore clos­ing the reg­u­lar sea­son at No. 8 Ohio State. Rutgers (1-9, 0-7) didn’t have a yard pass­ing un­til the third quar- ter.

A No. 7 West Vir­ginia 47, TCU 10: Will Grier threw three touch­down passes and the host Moun­taineers rolled over the Horned Frogs. West Vir­ginia (8-1, 6-1 Big 12, No. 9 CFP) had no trou­ble against the in­jury-rid­dled Horned Frogs (4-6, 2-5) as it pur­sues a pos­si­ble berth in the con­fer­ence cham­pi­onship game with two reg­u­lar-sea­son games left. The Moun­taineers scored three touch­downs in a 3:25 span of the sec­ond quar­ter to break open a tie game. TCU (4-6, 2-5) was held to a sea­son­low 222 yards of of­fense.

A No. 8 Ohio State 26, No. 24 Michi­gan State 6: Drue Chris­man kept Michi­gan State pinned back with a sen­sa­tional sec­ond half of punt­ing, and the Buck­eyes even­tu­ally pulled away for a vic­tory over the host Spar­tans. In a tight de­fen­sive strug­gle, the Buck­eyes (9-1, 6-1 Big Ten, No. 10 CFP) en­joyed a huge ad­van­tage in field po­si­tion dur­ing the sec­ond half. Chris­man’s punts forced Michi­gan State (6-4, 4-3, No. 18) to start its first five drives af­ter half­time from its own 5, 6, 3, 1 and 2-yard line.

A No. 10 Wash­ing­ton State 31, Colorado 7: Gard­ner Min­shew II over­came a slow start and three fourth-down fail­ures to lead the vis­it­ing Cougars past the nose-div­ing Buf­faloes. The Cougars (9-1, 6-1 Pac-12, No. 8 CFP) won their sixth straight. The Buf­faloes (5-5, 2-5) lost their fifth straight de­spite the re­turn of star re­ceiver Laviska Shenault Jr.

A Ten­nessee 24, No. 12 Ken­tucky 7: Jar­rett Guar­an­tano threw a 39-yard touch­down pass to Mar­quez Call­away on the fi­nal play of the first half and Dar­rell Tay­lor had four sacks for the host Vol­un­teers (5-5, 2-4 South­east­ern Con­fer­ence). Ten­nessee beat Ken­tucky (7-3, 5-3, No. 11 CFP) at Ney­land Sta­dium for a 17th straight time.

A No. 21 Penn State 22, Wis­con­sin 10: Trace McSor­ley tied Penn State’s record for wins by a quar­ter­back with his 29th, and the host Nit­tany Lions beat the Bad­gers. Miles San­ders ran for 159 yards and a touch­down on 23 car­ries, and McSor­ley com­pleted 19 of 25 passes for 160 yards and a TD while match­ing Todd Black­ledge’s vic­tory to­tal from 1980-82. Penn State (7-3, 4-3 Big Ten, No. 20 CFP) held the Bad­gers (6-4, 4-3) to 125 yards in the sec­ond half and sacked backup quar­ter­back Jack Coan five times.

A No. 23 Iowa State 28, Bay­lor 14: Brock Purdy threw for a touch­down and ran for an­other score, and the host Cy­clones topped the Bears af­ter a skir­mish in the third quar­ter re­sulted in un­sports­man­like con­duct penal­ties for each player on both teams. Purdy threw for 230 yards as Iowa State (6-3, 5-2, No. 22 CFP) won a fifth straight Big 12 game in the same sea­son for the first time. Bay­lor falls to

5-5, 3-4.

BRETT DEER­ING Getty Im­ages

Ok­la­homa quar­ter­back Kyler Mur­ray scram­bles to look for a re­ceiver Satur­day against ri­val Ok­la­homa State. He fin­ished the games with 349 yards pass­ing.

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