Dicker’s kick lifts Texas
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. 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 Florida beat in another nail-biter 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).
Florida scored all its points after 2007 Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow became the sixth player to be inducted into the school’s ring of honor.
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 6-foot-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. 4 CLEMSON 63, WAKE FOREST 3
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Travis Etienne rushed for 167 yards and three touchdowns, and Clemson ran for 471 yards.
NO. 9 W. VIRGINIA 38, KANSAS 22
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Will Grier threw four touchdown passes, and committed four turnovers to lead West Virginia.
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.
NORTHWESTERN 29, NO. 20 MICH. STATE 19
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Clayton Thorson threw for 373 yards and three touchdowns, and Northwestern recovered from another second-half slip.
NO. 23 N.C. STATE 28, BOSTON COLLEGE 23
RALEIGH, N.C. — Reggie Gallaspy ran for a career-best 104 yards and two touchdowns while North Carolina State held on after squandering most of a big second-half lead.
Texas’ Cameron Dicker kicks the winning field goal against Oklahoma in the AT&T Red River Showdown at the Cotton Bowl on Saturday.