No. 13 Mountaineers go for two, get the win
West Virginia’s Will Grier threw a 33-yard touchdown pass to Gary Jennings with 16 seconds left, and then he ran in the twopoint conversion to send the 13th-ranked Mountaineers to a 42-41 win over No. 17 Texas in Austin.
Grier broke his finger on a run to the pylon in the first quarter of a loss to Texas last year, and his game-winning run came on a similar scramble. But there was no defender near him this time as he held the ball up while crossing the goal line untouched.
The two-point conversion came moments after Grier connected with David Sills. Texas (6-3, 4-2 Big 12) had called timeout just before the ball was snapped, so the Mountaineers (71, 5-1) had to line up again. Grier dropped back, took a step into the pocket, and then swung out to his left to break for the corner of the end zone.
No. 1 Alabama (8-0) at No. 3 LSU, late Crimson Tide had won seven straight against the Tigers, allowing 17 or fewer points in all of them.
No. 2 Clemson (9-0) def. Louisville, 77-16 Travis Etienne, Lyn-J Dixon and Tavien Feaster each rushed for more than 100 yards for the Tigers.
No. 3 LSU (7-1) vs. No. 1 Alabama, late Tigers enter as 141/2-point underdogs, the biggest they had been in a home game since at least 2001, depending on the sportsbook.
No. 4 Notre Dame (9-0) def. Northwestern, 31-21 The Fighting Irish won in their first visit to Ryan Field since 1976.
No. 5 Michigan (8-1) def. No. 14 Penn St., 42-7 The Wolverines were 1:59 away from shutting out the Nittany Lions for the first time since 2001.
No. 6 Georgia (8-1) def. No. 9 Kentucky, 34-17 The Bulldogs clinched the SEC East title for the second straight year.
No. 7 Oklahoma (7-1) at Texas Tech, late QB Kyler Murray entered No. 6 in the nation in total offense with 350.4 yards per game, one spot ahead of Red Raiders QB Alan Bowman.
No. 8 Washington St. (7-1) vs. California, late QB Gardner Minshew II led the nation with 397.9 passing yards per game and had a 71 percent completion rate.
No. 9 Kentucky (7-2) lost to No. 6 Georgia, 34-17 The Wildcats hadn’t allowed more than 20 points in a game this season.
No. 10 Ohio St. (8-1) def. Nebraska, 36-31 J.K. Dobbins rushed for 163 yards and two touchdowns for the Buckeyes.
No. 11 Florida (6-3) lost to Missouri, 38-17 QB Feleipe Franks was benched in the third quarter after completing 9 of 22 passes.
No. 12 UCF (8-0) def. Temple, 52-40, Thurs. Teams combined for 1,300 total yards, but Knights managed to hold Owls to six points in the second half.
No.14 Penn St. (6-3) lost to No. 5 Michigan, 42-7 Trace McSorley and Tommy Stevens split time at quarterback.
No.15 Utah (6-3) lost to Arizona St., 38-20 Utes QB Tyler Huntley was injured in the third quarter, and Utah was outscored 17-3 the rest of the game.
No. 16 Iowa (6-3) lost to Purdue, 38-36 Spencer Evans made a winning 25-yard field goal with eight seconds left.
No. 18 Mississippi St. (5-3) vs. La. Tech, late Not exactly the traditional SEC midseason gimme: Tech entered 6-2.
No. 19 Syracuse (7-2) def. Wake Forest, 41-24 The Orange won its first game as a ranked team since 2001.
No. 20 Texas A&M (5-4) lost to Auburn, 28-24 The Aggies allowed two touchdowns in the final 5:14 to lose on the road.
No.21 N.C. State (6-2) def. Florida St., 47-28 The Wolfpack snapped a two-game skid to become bowl eligible for the fifth straight year.
No. 22 Boston College (7-2) def. Va. Tech, 31-21 The Eagles will host Clemson next week with first place in the ACC Atlantic at stake.
No. 23 Fresno St. (7-1) at UNLV, late KeeSeason Johnson became the Bulldogs’ all-time leader last week with 234 receptions, passing Davante Adams.
No. 24 Iowa St. (5-3) def. Kansas, 27-3 Brock Purdy threw for three touchdowns in the win.
No. 25 Virginia (6-3) lost to Pittsburgh, 23-13, Fri. Cavs’ first appearance in rankings since 2011 faded to their fourth consecutive loss to the Panthers.
West Virginia quarterback Will Grier runs in the game-winning two-point conversion against Texas.