OHIO STATE, GEORGIA AMONG TOP 25 TEAMS COMING OUT VICTORIOUS,
J.K. Dobbins ran for three touchdowns and Dwayne Haskins Jr. passed for two more as No. 8 Ohio State rallied in the second half and held off Nebraska 36-31 Saturday.
After Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to JD Spielman to pull within five with 3 minutes left, Dobbins pounded away for two first downs to run out the clock.
Before the late Nebraska score, Dobbins broke through the right side and romped for a 42-yard touchdown with 5 minutes left to give Ohio State (8-1, 5-1 Big Ten, No. 10 CFP) breathing room.
The Buckeyes muchmaligned running game and defense finally showed up in the second half.
No. 6 Georgia 34, No. 11 Kentucky 17: D’Andre Swift ran for a career-high 156 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries against Kentucky’s vaunted defense and visiting Georgia (8-1, 6-1, No. 6 CFP) wrapped up its second straight SEC Eastern Division title. Kentucky ( 7-2, 5-2, No. 9 CFP) has never reached the SEC championship game, which has been played every year since 1992. Purdue 38, No. 19 Iowa 36: Spencer Evans made a 25-yard field goal with 8 seconds left to give host Purdue an upset win. David Blough threw three touchdown passes to Terry Wright and topped the 300-yard mark for the fifth time this season as the Boilermakers (5-4, 4-2 Big Ten) moved within a game of the Big Ten West’s division lead. The Hawkeyes (6-3, 3-3) lost their second straight road game when their vaunted defense couldn’t come up with one final stop. No. 22 Syracuse 41, Wake Forest 24: Eric Dungey rushed for 119 yards and a touchdown and Jarveon Howard ran for two scores to help the visiting Orange ( 7-2, 4-2, No. 19 CFP) win their first game as a Top 25 team since the Dwight Freeney days in 2001. Dungey was 23 of 35 passing for 157 yards and also ran for a 26-yard score. Sam Hartman was 21 of 37 for 275 yards for the Demon Deacons (4-5, 1-4). Auburn 28, No. 25 Texas A&M 24: Seth Williams caught an 11-yard touchdown pass from Jarrett Stidham with 1:41 left to help host Auburn (6-3, 3-3 SEC) rally. The Tigers sputtered early on offense but finished with a 14point outburst over the final 5:14 and the defense came up with big stops.
Pittsburgh 23, No. 23 Virginia 13: Darrin Hall ran for 229 yards and three touchdowns for the visiting Panthers (5-4, 4-1 ACC), who moved into first place in the ACC’s Coastal Division. Bryce Perkins threw for 205 yards and a touchdown for Virginia (6-3, 4-2, No. 23 CFP).