No. 6 Ok­la­homa beats Ok­la­homa State, 48-47

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NORMAN, OKLA.>> 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.

Tay­lor Cor­nelius con­nected with Ty­lan Wal­lace on a 24-yard TD 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 (91, 6-1 Big 12, No. 6 CFP) 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.

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.

Brooks had a 5- yard touch­down on the last play of the third quar­ter to give Ok­la­homa a 41- 35 lead. Hub­bard scored with 12:20 to play, but 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 re- cov­ered with 6:09 to play. Ok­la­homa took ad­van­tage when Trey Ser­mon pow­ered in from the 1 with 3:29 left.

No. 1 Alabama 24, No. 18 Mis­sis­sippi State 0

TUSCALOOSA, ALA. >> Josh Ja­cobs ran for a touch­down and caught a scor­ing pass and Alabama had its sec­ond straight shutout.

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) and the na­tion’s No. 2 scor­ing de­fense.

Tago­v­ailoa started the fourth quar­ter on a sta­tion­ary bike af­ter get­ting his right knee checked out in the med­i­cal tent fol­low­ing a hard hit. He didn’t re­turn and wasn’t needed.

Fresh from a 29-0 vic­tory over No. 9 LSU, the Tide de­fense hasn’t al­lowed a point in nine-plus quar­ters. Alabama had five sacks and Mis­sis­sippi State had four in a rough day for both quar­ter­backs.

Tago­v­ailoa was 14 of 21 for 164 yards with a touch­down and an in­ter­cep­tion. He also lost a fum­ble on a botched ex­change with Damien Har­ris. Backup Jalen Hurts missed his sec­ond straight game with an an­kle in­jury. Ja­cobs ran for 97 yards on 20 car­ries as Alabama. He scored on a 1-yard run and a 14-yard catch.

No. 4 Michi­gan 42, Rut­gers 7

PISCATAWAY, N.J. >> Shea Pat­ter­son threw for 260 yards and three touch­downs, Karan Hig­don had two 1-yard sco­ri­ung runs and Michi­gan kept its 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 have a fi­nal tuneup against In­di­ana next week at the Big House be­fore clos­ing the reg­u­lar sea­son at No. 8 Ohio State.

Rut­gers (1- 9, 0-7) didn’t have a yard pass­ing un­til the third quar­ter.

No. 7 West Vir­ginia 47, TCU 10

MORGANTOWN, W.VA. >> Will Grier threw three touch­down passes for West Vir­ginia.

Chas­ing a berth in the Big 12 cham­pi­onship game, West Vir­ginia (8-1, 6-1, No. 9 CFP) had no trou­ble against the in­jury-rid­dled Horned Frogs (4- 6, 2-5).

Grier was 25 of 39 for 343 yards. TCU was held to a sea­son-low 222 yards of of­fense, the third time in four games it has had fewer than 300.

No. 8 Ohio State 26, No. 24 Michi­gan State 6

EASTLANSING, MICH.>> Drue Chris­man kept Michi­gan State pinned back with a sen­sa­tional sec­ond half of punt­ing, and Ohio State even­tu­ally pulled away.

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.

On the fourth of those pos­ses­sions, the Spar­tans had to punt from their own end zone. They took a safety that ap­peared in­ten­tional, giv­ing Ohio State a 9-6 lead. The en­su­ing free kick went out of bounds, giv­ing the Buck­eyes the ball at the 50, and then Chris­man pinned Michi­gan State back again.

Ohio State cap­i­tal­ized on that punt when a shot­gun snap by Michi­gan State hit the man in mo­tion. Dre’Mont Jones re­cov­ered the fum­ble in the end zone, giv­ing Ohio State a 16- 6 ad­van­tage.

No. 10 Washington State 31, Colorado 7

BOULDER, COLO. >> Gard­ner Min­shew II over­came a slow start and three fourth­down fail­ures to lead Washington State past nose- div­ing Colorado.

The Cougars (9-1, 6-1 Pac12, No. 8 CFP) won their sixth straight, but it wasn’t as easy as ex­pected against the Buf­faloes (5-5, 2-5), who lost their fifth straight de­spite the re­turn of star re­ceiver Laviska Shenault Jr.

Min­shew was 35 of 58 for 335 yards and two TDs. He had a 10-yard scor­ing run in the fourth quar­ter.

Shenault was rusty in his re­turn from a right turf toe in­jury. He caught 10 passes for 102 yards but cost his team dearly with back-to­back drops and a lost fum­ble in the sec­ond half.

No. 11 UCF 35, Navy 24

OR­LANDO, FLA. >> McKenzie Mil­ton threw two touch­down passes and ran for a score, help­ing UCF ex­tend the na­tion’s long­est win­ning streak to 22 games.

Mil­ton com­pleted 17 of 21 passes with­out an in­ter­cep­tion, and the Knights (90, 6- 0 Amer­i­can Ath­letic Con­fer­ence, No. 12 CFP) re­mained one of four un­beaten teams in the Foot­ball Bowl Sub­di­vi­sion, along with Alabama, Clem­son and Notre Dame. UCF stayed atop the AAC East Divi­sion stand­ings and on course to be part of the dis­cus­sion about which teams are wor­thy of berths in the Col­lege Foot­ball Play­off.

Navy (2- 8, 1- 5) has lost seven straight.

Ten­nessee 24, No. 12 Ken­tucky 7

KNOXVILLE, TENN. >> Jar­rett Guar­an­tano threw a 39yard touch­down pass to Mar­quez Call­away on the fi­nal play of the first half and Dar­rell Tay­lor had four sacks for Ten­nessee.

Tay­lor also forced and re­cov­ered a fum­ble to help Ten­nessee (5- 5, 2- 4 South­east­ern Con­fer­ence) beat Ken­tucky (7- 3, 5- 3, No. 11 CFP) at Ney­land Sta­dium for a 17th straight time.


Alabama line­backer Ale Kaho (10) re­cov­ers a punt bob­bled by Mis­sis­sippi State wide re­ceiver Ded­drick Thomas (2) dur­ing the first half of an NCAA col­lege foot­ball game, Satur­day in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

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