Texas takes down ri­val Ok­la­homa

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DAL­LAS — Fresh­man Cameron Dicker kicked a 40-yard field goal with nine sec­onds left to give 19thranked Texas a 48-45 vic­tory Satur­day over No. 7 Ok­la­homa af­ter Kyler Mur­ray had ral­lied the Soon­ers with three touch­downs in the fourth quar­ter.

Sam Eh­linger ran for three touch­downs and threw for 314 yards with two more scores for Texas (5-1, 3-0 Big 12), which has its first five-game win­ning streak since 2013. The sopho­more quar­ter­back con­verted third-and-3 on Texas’ fi­nal drive with a 4-yard keeper and his 8-yard draw to the mid­dle of the field set up the kick.

The Longhorns took a 45-24 lead into the fourth quar­ter be­fore Mur­ray threw a 19-yard TD pass to Lee Mor­ris and ran 67 yards for a score on a one­play drive. Trey Ser­mon’s 7-yard run for the ty­ing touch­down with 2:38 left gave the Soon­ers three TDs in a span of six min­utes.

Ok­la­homa (5-1, 2-1), the three-time de­fend­ing Big 12 cham­pion, lost to the Longhorns for the third time in six sea­sons. This was the first time in that span Texas was ranked for the Red River Ri­valry.

NO. 1 ALABAMA 65, ARKANSAS 31

FAYET­TEVILLE, Ark. — Tua Tago­v­ailoa passed for 334 yards and four touch­downs as No. 1 Alabama ran its win­ning streak against Arkansas to 12 straight with a 65-31 win Satur­day.

It took just one play for Alabama (6-0, 3-0 SEC) to set the tone as Tago­v­ailoa hit tight end Irv Smith Jr. on a pass across the mid­dle that Smith took 76 yards to the end zone and a 7-0 lead just 21 sec­onds into the game.

The game was never close af­ter that. Even when Alabama made mis­takes the re­sult was at times suc­cess­ful. On the Crim­son Tide’s sec­ond pos­ses­sion, Tago­v­ailoa hit Smith again, and the 6foot-4 ju­nior ripped off an­other big gain be­fore he was stripped from be­hind by Ryan Pul­ley. Alabama re­ceiver Henry Ruggs III picked up the fum­ble in stride and car­ried it the re­main­ing 12 yards for a touch­down and a 14-0 lead with 10:01 left in the first quar­ter.

NO. 3 OHIO STATE 49, IN­DI­ANA 26

COLUM­BUS, Ohio — Dwayne Hask­ins Jr. passed for a ca­reer-best 455 yards and six touch­downs and No. 3 Ohio State pulled away in the fourth quar­ter to beat In­di­ana 49-26 on Satur­day.

A week af­ter a gritty vic­tory at Penn State, the Buck­eyes were forced to work hard by quar­ter­back Pey­ton Ram­sey and an In­di­ana of­fense that took ad­van­tage of plenty of early de­fen­sive mis­takes. The Buck­eyes didn’t get a han­dle on this one un­til Hask­ins hooked up with Terry McLau­rin for a 17-yard touch­down pass early in the fourth, and then added a 30-yard scor­ing pass to Bin­ji­men Vic­tor with seven min­utes left.

NO. 4 CLEM­SON 63, WAKE FOR­EST 3

WIN­STON-SALEM, N.C. — Travis Eti­enne rushed for 167 yards and three touch­downs, and No. 4 Clem­son ran for 471 yards in a 63-3 rout of Wake For­est on Satur­day.

Three Tigers had at least 100 yards rush­ing, the first time they’ve done that since 2006 dur­ing their most pro­duc­tive rush­ing per­for­mance since 1981.

In ad­di­tion to Eti­enne — who scored on runs of 59, 3 and 70 yards — Lyn-J Dixon rushed for 163 yards and Adam Choice had 128. Dixon had touch­down runs of 65 and 52 yards, and Choice had a 64-yard TD run.

NO. 22 FLORIDA 27, NO. 5 LSU 19

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Lam­i­cal Per­ine scored twice on short runs, in­clud­ing one af­ter a trick play in the fourth quar­ter, and No. 22 Florida beat fifth-ranked LSU 27-19 Satur­day in an­other nail­biter in the se­ries.

Brad Ste­wart’s 25-yard in­ter­cep­tion re­turn for a touch­down — the first pick Joe Bur­row has thrown this sea­son — es­sen­tially sealed the vic­tory for the Ga­tors (5-1, 3-1 Southeastern Con­fer­ence).

NO. 9 WEST VIR­GINIA 38, KANSAS 22

MOR­GAN­TOWN, W.Va. — Will Grier threw four touch­down passes, and com­mit­ted four turnovers, and No. 9 West Vir­ginia beat Kansas 38-22 on Satur­day. West Vir­ginia (5-0, 3-0 Big 12) has won its first five games for the sec­ond time in three sea­sons. The heav­ily-fa­vored Moun­taineers had no trou­ble mov­ing the ball but Grier’s ef­forts to throw into tight cov­er­age near the goal line cost his team plenty of points.

NO. 15 MICHI­GAN 42, MARY­LAND 21

ANN AR­BOR, Mich. — Shea Pat­ter­son threw for a sea­son-high 282 yards and three touch­downs to help No. 15 Michi­gan brushed off a sloppy start to beat Mary­land 42-21 Satur­day.

The Wolver­ines (5-1, 3-0 Big Ten) fell be­hind late in the first quar­ter and didn’t take the lead again un­til mid­way through the sec­ond quar­ter. They scored 24 straight points to take con­trol and added an­other TD and 2-point con­ver­sion with 6:37 re­main­ing to seal

their fifth straight vic­tory.

NO. 17 MI­AMI 28, FLORIDA STATE 27

MI­AMI GAR­DENS, Fla. — N’Kosi Perry threw four touch­down passes, and No. 17 Mi­ami pulled off its big­gest come­back ever against Florida State by ral­ly­ing from 20 points down to top the Semi­noles 28-27 on Satur­day night.

Brevin Jor­dan’s 41-yard touch­down grab with just un­der 12 min­utes left put the Hur­ri­canes (5-1, 2-0 At­lantic Coast Con­fer­ence) ahead for good, as Mi­ami ral­lied from a 27-7 sec­ond­half deficit.

N’WEST­ERN 29, NO. 20 MICH. ST. 19

EAST LANS­ING, Mich. — Clay­ton Thor­son threw for 373 yards and three touch­downs, and North­west­ern re­cov­ered from an­other sec­ond-half slip, beat­ing No. 20 Michi­gan State 29-19 on Satur­day.

The Spar­tans (3-2, 1-1 Big Ten) en­tered with the na­tion’s top-ranked run de­fense and held North­west­ern (2-3, 2-1) to 8 yards on the ground, but it didn’t mat­ter. The Wild­cats moved the ball con­sis­tently well through the air, and Michi­gan State’s of­fense was mostly in­ept ex­cept for a brief stretch in the third quar­ter.

NO. 21 COLORADO 28, ARI­ZONA STATE 21

BOUL­DER, Colo. — Wide re­ceiver Laviska Shenault scored four touch­downs and 21st-ranked Colorado beat Ari­zona State 28-21 Satur­day for just the sec­ond time in the pro­gram’s his­tory.

NO. 23 NC STATE 28, BOS­TON COL­LEGE 23

RALEIGH, N.C. — Reg­gie Gal­laspy ran for a ca­reer-best 104 yards and two touch­downs while No. 23 North Carolina State held on af­ter squan­der­ing most of a big sec­ond-half lead to beat Bos­ton Col­lege 28-23 on Satur­day.

IOWA STATE 48, NO. 25 OKLA. STATE 42

STILL­WA­TER, Okla. — Third-string quar­ter­back Brock Purdy com­pleted 18 of 23 passes for 318 yards and four touch­downs to help lead Iowa State to a 48-42 vic­tory over No. 25 Ok­la­homa State.

Purdy, a true fresh­man, had played just one se­ries be­fore this game.

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Texas’ Cameron Dicker kicks the game-win­ning field goal against Ok­la­homa in the AT&T Red River Show­down at the Cot­ton Bowl on Satur­day.

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