No. 1 LSU 38, Tennessee 7
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jarrett Lee threw two touchdown passes, and Spencer Ware caught one and ran for another score for LSU.
Morris Claiborne’s 89-yard interception return set up Lee’s 5-yard touchdown pass to Rueben Randle for a 7-0 lead with 14:56 in the second quarter. The Tigers (7-0, 4-0) started their next drive on the Vols 36, and Ware took a screen pass from Lee 13 yards for another score.
Lee finished 10 of 14 for 115 yards, Jordan Jefferson had 73 yards rushing and a touchdown on 14 carries.
Making is first start of the season for the injured Tyler Bray, Matt Simms was 6 of 20 for 128 yards and two interceptions for Tennessee (3-3, 0-3).
No. 2 Alabama 52, Mississippi 7
OXFORD, Miss. — Trent Richardson rushed for 183 yards and a career-high four touchdowns and Alabama’s defense smothered foundering Mississippi in the Tide’s highest scoring SEC game since 1990.
Richardson put the Rebels (2-4, 0-3 SEC) away with an electric 76-yard run midway through the third quarter and now leads the nation with six straight 100-yard games. He’s scored 16 touchdowns this season for the Crimson Tide (7-0, 4-0) and displayed his rare combination of power and speed as he tossed aside Rebels with ease.
It was the most-lopisded defeat since a 49-3 loss to Florida in 1981 for Ole Miss, playing the first of three straight games against ranked opponents. The Rebels have lost eight
No. 4 Wisconsin 59, Indiana 7
MADISON, Wis. — Russell Wilson threw for 166 yards and a touchdown with 42 yards rushing and Montee Ball rushed for 142 yards and three touchdowns.
James White added 87 yards rushing and a touchdown for the Badgers (6-0, 2-0 Big Ten).
Wisconsin was playing without top wide receiver Nick Toon, who sat out with a left foot injury.
Stephen Houston had a 67-yard touchdown run for the struggling Hoosiers (1-6, 0-3).
No. 5 Boise State 63, Colorado State 13
FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Boise State, an expansion target for the Big East, routed Colorado State in their Mountain West Conference debut behind huge games from Kellen Moore, Doug Martin and Tyler Shoemaker.
Moore threw for 338 yards and four touchdowns on 26-of-30 passing, Martin ran 20 times for 200 yards and three scores and Shoemaker caught nine passes for 180 yards and two TDs and added a 36-yard run on a fake punt that led to another score for the Broncos (6-0, 1-0).
And the trio did all of this damage in just 2½ quarters before watching the backups finish off the Rams (3-3, 1-1).
No. 6 Oklahoma State 38,
No. 22 Texas 26
AUSTIN, Texas — Jeremy Smith ran for 140 yards and scored on two long touchdown runs and Oklahoma State won for the second straight season at Texas.
Smith went 30 and 74 yards for scores and Justin Gilbert returned the third quarter kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown. Gilbert tied the Oklahoma State (6-0, 3-0 Big 12) school record for career kickoff TD returns with four.
Fozzy Whittaker had a 100-yard touchdown return on the ensuing kickoff for Texas, but the Longhorns (4-2, 1-2) never led and lost for the sixth time in their last 10 home games.
Oklahoma State’s Brandon Weeden passed for 218 yards with a touchdown to Justin Blackmon.
Texas freshman quarterback David Ash got his first career start and took every snap in the loss after rotating with sophomore Case McCoy the previous three weeks.
No. 7 Stanford 44, Washington State 14
PULLMAN, Wash. — Andrew Luck threw four touchdown passes, all in the second half, as Stanford extended the nation’s longest winning streak to a school-record 14 games.
Stanford (6-0, 4-0 Pac-12) struggled against the Cougars defense before blowing the game open in the second half.
Luck completed 23 of 36 passes for 336 yards with one interception.
Washington State (3-3, 1-2) hoped to get a boost from the return of quarterback Jeff Tuel. But they had little success against a Stanford defense that is allowing just 10 points per game.
Tuel, who fractured his collarbone on his first series of the season, finally was cleared to play and started the game in place of reserve Marshall Lobbestael. He completed 17 of 30 passes for 145 yards.
No. 8. Clemson 56, Maryland 45
COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Tajh Boyd threw four touchdown passes, freshman Sammy Watkins scored three touchdowns and Clemson rallied from an 18-point deficit.
The Tigers (7-0, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) trailed 28-10 late in the first half and 35-17 in the third quarter before storming back behind Boyd, who went 26 for 38 for 270 yards.
Watkins scored on an 89-yard kickoff return that put Clemson up 49-45 with 7:24 left. Watkins returned an earlier kickoff 70 yards, and his 345 all-purpose yards set a school record.
Andre Ellington rushed for a career-high 212 yards and two touchdowns for the Tigers, who have scored at least 35 points in all but one game this season.
Maryland (2-4, 1-2) provided Clemson with an enormous scare behind sophomore quarterback C.J. Brown, who ran for 162 yards and a touchdown and threw three scoring passes in his first college start.
Virginia 24, No. 12 Georgia Tech 21
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Perry Jones ran for 149 of Virginia’s 272 yards on the ground and the Cavaliers beat Georgia Tech at its own game.
The Cavaliers (4-2, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) sealed the victory by holding onto the ball for the final 6 minutes, making five first downs to get inside the Yellow Jackets’ 5.
Georgia Tech (6-1, 3-1), off to its best start since 1966, came in with one of the nation’s top offenses, but it was held to just two pass completions and a season-low 296 yards by a Virginia defense that made the most of an extra week to prepare for the tricky triple option.
No. 15 South Carolina 14,
Mississippi State 12
STARKVILLE, Miss. — Alshon Jeffrey caught a 4-yard touchdown pass from Connor Shaw with 3:50 left in the fourth quarter for the Gamecocks.
In his third career start, Shaw struggled for South Carolina (6-1, 4-1 Southeastern Conference).
Shaw completed 21 of 31 passes for 160 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.
South Carolina’s Marcus Lattimore came into the game averaging an SEC-best 129.8 rushing yards per game, but only managed 39 against the hard-hitting Bulldogs. He left the game in the fourth quarter with an leg injury. Coach Steve Spurrier said it was a sprained knee, though a full evaluation hadn’t been done.
Mississippi State (3-4, 0-4) was driving late in the game, but Tyler Russell’s pass was intercepted by D.J. Swearinger with 1:45 remaining.
Ohio State 17, No. 16 Illinois 7
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Daniel Herron, who hadn’t played since the Sugar Bowl in January because of NCAA suspensions, ran for 114 yards and a touchdown in his return to Ohio State.
With true freshman Braxton Miller at quarterback, the struggling offense of Ohio State (4-3, 2-1 Big Ten) counted on Herron against Illinois (6-1, 2-1). The Buckeyes didn’t complete a pass until Miller hit Jake Stoneburner for a fourth-quarter touchdown and a 17-0 lead.
The Buckeyes’ defense forced three turnovers and turned two of them into their only touchdowns. Herron’s 12-yard touchdown run followed an interception by Bradley Roby and put Ohio State up 10-0 in the third quarter.
Nathan Scheelhaase was 20 of 34 for 169 yards, two interceptions and a late TD pass.
No. 19 Virginia Tech 38, Wake Forest 17
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Logan Thomas rushed for two touchdowns and passed for two more to lead Virginia Tech.
Thomas finished 17 of 32 for 280 yards with scoring passes of 20 yards to Jarrett Boykin and 30 yards to Marcus Davis, and added scoring runs of 1 and 3 yards for the Hokies (6-1, 2-1 ACC). They shook off an early 10-point deficit and took command by reeling off four touchdowns in an 11-minute, 7-second span.
Boykin caught seven passes for 149 yards to help Virginia Tech win its second straight overall and its fifth in a row in the series, and snap Wake Forest’s four-game winning streak.
Tanner Price was 19 of 33 for 254 yards with touchdowns of 79 yards to Chris Givens and 4 yards to Cameron Ford for the Demon Deacons (4-2, 3-1).
No. 21 Texas A&M 55, No. 20 Baylor 28
COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Ryan Tannehill threw for 415 yards and a career-high six touchdown passes and Ryan Swope caught four scores for Texas A&M.
Baylor’s Robert Griffin III threw for a school-record 430 yards and three touchdowns. Griffin is the third quarterback this season to set a school record against the Aggies’ worst-in-the-nation pass defense.
Texas A&M (4-2, 2-1 Big 12), has won three in a row over the Bears and the loss leaves Baylor (4-2, 1-2) without a win against its longtime rival at Kyle Field since 1984. The Bears may not get another chance for some time with the Aggies leaving for the Southeastern Conference in July.
No. 23 Michigan State 28, No. 11 Michigan 14
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Keshawn Martin scored twice in the third quarter on similar lunges to the end zone, and Michigan State beat Michigan for the fourth straight year.
The Spartans (5-1, 2-0 Big Ten) equaled their longest winning streak over their in-state rivals.
Michigan (6-1, 2-1) lost for the first time under coach Brady Hoke. The Wolverines had a chance to tie it, but Denard Robinson was sacked on fourth-and-1 from the Michigan State 9-yard line with 6:16 to play.
Robinson later threw an interception, and Isaiah Lewis returned it 39 yards for a touchdown with 4:31 left to make it 28-14.
Edwin Baker ran for 167 yards and a touchdown for the Spartans.
Robinson ran for a first-quarter touchdown but was mostly ineffective through the air, going 9 for 24 for 123 yards and a touchdown on a windy day in East Lansing.
No. 24 Auburn 17, Florida 6
AUBURN, Ala. — Onterio McCalebb opened the fourth quarter with a 14-yard touchdown run, Ikeem Means recovered a muffed punt late and Auburn beat Florida in a game that had seven players take snaps at quarterback.
Two teams that have combined to win three of the last five national titles with creative offenses, turned to backup QBs in the second half in search of some offensive life.
The Tigers (5-2, 3-1 Southeastern Conference) got a spark from No. 2 quarterback Clint Moseley but also got plenty of help from Florida (4-2, 2-3), which committed three turnovers and muffed two punts.
Florida started Jacoby Brissett (5 of 10 passes for 45 yards) for the second straight game, but he also was replaced in the second half. He and Jeff Driskel (9 of 18 for 75 yards), two of the top-rated quarterback prospects in this year’s class, both completed half of their passes.