No. 18 Wisconsin 31, No. 1 Ohio State 18
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Ohio State is one and done as No. 1.
John Clay ran for 104 yards and two touchdowns and James White darted in for the clinching score in the fourth quarter as No. 18 Wisconsin took down top-ranked Ohio State 31-18 Saturday night.
For the second week in a row, there will be a new No. 1 in college football, with the Buckeyes (6-1, 2-1 Big Ten) falling the way Alabama was beaten last week — on the road and in conference.
Wisconsin hadn’t defeated a No. 1 since 1981, when the Badgers knocked off Michigan 21-14.
This one felt like an upset right from the start.
David Gilreath returned the opening kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown and the Badgers (6-1, 2-1) proceeded to run over the Buckeyes in the first half, taking a 21-3 lead into the break behind Clay and his blockers.
No. 4 TCU 31, BYU 3
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Andy Dalton threw four touchdown passes, including two barely a minute apart late in the first half, and TCU narrowly missed a third consecutive shutout.
The Frogs led just 3-0 with two minutes left before halftime when a sack forced the Cougars to punt from their 4-yard line. Given good field position, Dalton found Josh Boyce on a 35-yard score two plays later.
TCU (7-0, 3-0 Mountain West) got the ball right back on an interception, and Dalton hit a wide-open Jimmy Young in the end zone for a 14-yard score that made it 17-0 with 26 seconds left in the half.
Texas 20, No. 5 Nebraska 13
LINCOLN, Neb. — Texas left no doubt this time. The Longhorns beat Nebraska fair and square.
Garrett Gilbert ran for two touchdowns and Texas’ defense shut down Taylor Martinez to lead the Longhorns to a 20-13 upset of No. 5 Nebraska on Saturday, a crushing first defeat for a Cornhuskers team that was out to avenge last year’s loss in the Big 12 championship game.
Texas (4-2, 2-1 Big 12 came in as a 9½-point underdog but surprised Nebraska (5-1, 1-1) by turning Gilbert loose in the run game for the first time this season. The quarterback ran for a 71 yards on 11 carries, scoring from 3 yards and 1 yard, and Cody Johnson had 58 of his 73 yards in the second half.
The Longhorns also stymied a Nebraska offense that had been averaging 494 yards a game, holding the Huskers to just 202 yards. Still, the Huskers were within a touchdown late in the game thanks to Eric Hagg’s school-record 95-yard punt return.
Martinez, who came in averaging 147 yards a game and almost 11 yards a carry, was held to a season-low 21 yards on 13 carries before being pulled for Zac Lee in the third quarter.
No. 6 Oklahoma 52, Iowa State 0
NORMAN, Okla. — DeMarco Murray scored three times to set Oklahoma’s career record for touchdowns, Ryan Broyles broke his own mark for receptions in a game and the No. 6 Sooners rolled to a 52-0 victory against Iowa State on Saturday night.
Murray ran for 112 yards and two touchdowns and scored on a 15-yard screen pass to surpass 1969 Heisman Trophy winner Steve Owens’ record of 57 touchdowns in his career.
Landry Jones threw for 334 yards and three touchdowns while completing the highest percentage of any Oklahoma quarterback with at least 25 attempts. Broyles finished with 182 yards on 15 catches and one touchdown.
It was the 12th straight win in the series for the Sooners (6-0, 2-0 Big 12), who face a showdown at No. 21 Missouri next Saturday night. The Cyclones (3-4, 1-2) absorbed their second straight blowout against a top 10 team that was off the week before.
No. 7 Auburn 65,
No. 12 Arkansas 43
AUBURN, Ala. — Cam Newton was unstoppable as always. Still, Auburn needed a couple of favorable calls from the replay booth and one big play on defense to hold off Arkansas and its backup quarterback.
Newton, leaving little doubt that he’s a serious Heisman contender, ran for 188 yards, threw for 140 and accounted for four touchdowns, leading the No. 7 Tigers to a wild 65-43 victory over the No. 12 Razorbacks on Saturday in a game that went back and forth until Auburn pulled away in the fourth quarter.
The teams set a Southeastern Conference record for most points in a non-overtime game. The previous mark was set in South Carolina’s 65-39 victory over Mississippi State in 1995.
No. 10 South Carolina 28
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky’s Randall Cobb caught a 24-yard touchdown pass with 1:15 remaining then added the two-point conversion to cap a furious second-half rally and give Wildcats a 31-28 win over No. 10 South Carolina on Saturday night.
Mike Hartline threw for a career-high 349 yards and four touchdowns for Kentucky (4-3, 1-3 SEC), which overcame an 18-point halftime deficit to stun the Gamecocks (4-2, 2-2).
South Carolina, which knocked off defending national champion Alabama last weekend, drove to the Kentucky 20 but quarterback Stephen Garcia’s heave into the end zone was intercepted by Kentucky’s Anthony Mosley with 4 seconds remaining.
No. 20 Oklahoma State 34,
Texas Tech 17
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Justin Blackmon had a career-high 207 yards receiving with a touchdown to lead Oklahoma State to its first win in Lubbock since 1944.
Blackmon’s 62-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter was the longest play of the game and put the contest out of reach for the Cowboys (6-0, 2-0 Big 12). Brandon Weeden completed 24 of 35 passes for 356 yards, the touchdown and two interceptions.
The Cowboys went ahead 21-0 in the first quarter after three rushing touchdowns — 15 yards by Kendall Hunter, and 4 yards each by Joseph Randle and Jeremy Smith — and Texas Tech couldn’t put together enough offense in the second half to make it a contest.
Taylor Potts, who had 462 yards in last week’s 45-38 win over Baylor, went 28 of 43 for 226 yards and a touchdown for Texas Tech (3-3, 1-6).
No. 21 Missouri 30, Texas A&M 9
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Blaine Gabbert threw for a 361 yards and three touchdowns and Missouri remained undefeated.
Gabbert connected with Wes Kemp for touchdowns in the first and third quarters to help the Tigers (6-0, 2-0 Big 12) improve to 6-0 for the fifth time in school history.
Missouri’s defense held quarterback Jerrod Johnson and Texas A&M’s spread offense in check for most of the game, harassing him into a 7 for 21 first half. Texas A&M (3-3, 0-2) finally got going in the fourth quarter, with Johnson throwing a 26-yard touchdown pass to Jeff Fuller, but it was too little, too late to avoid a third straight loss.
Gabbert’s third touchdown pass was a 20-yard strike to T.J. Moe that made it 30-3 in the third quarter. Moe finished with six receptions for 110 yards.