No. 1 ALABAMA 49, CHATTANOOGA 0
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — AJ McCarron passed for two touchdowns and became No. 1 Alabama’s winningest quarterback.
McCarron completed 13 of 16 passes for 171 yards before leaving one drive into the second half of his final game at Bryant-Denny Stadium for the Crimson Tide (11-0). He improved to 36-2 as a starter, breaking a tie with Jay Barker for the school mark.
McCarron and Alabama got an easy tuneup for the Iron Bowl against No. 6 Auburn to determine the Southeastern Conference Western Division champion.
The Tide produced its third shutout of the year and blocked a field goal against the FCS Mocs (8-4).
Kenyan Drake ran for 77 yards and a 13-yard touchdown with starting tailback T.J. Yeldon sitting out to rest a sprained ankle.
Christion Jones scored on a 75-yard punt return in the second quarter.
No. 2 FLORIDA STATE 80, IDAHO 14
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Jameis Winston threw for 225 yards and four touchdowns as No. 2 Florida State broke a school record for points in a game.
Florida State (11-0) broke the school record of 77 points scored in 1995 to remain unbeaten.
The Seminoles continue to focus on football while the ongoing sexual assault investigation of Winston casts a shadow over the program. State attorney Willie Meggs said Saturday it is unlikely that a final decision will be made before Thanksgiving on whether to charge the quarterback.
Florida State is now two wins from a likely berth in the BCS championship game.
No. 4 OHIO STATE 42, INDIANA 14
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Braxton Miller ran for 144 yards and two touchdowns and passed for two more Saturday to lead No. 4 Ohio State to a 42-14 victory over Indiana, extending the Buckeyes’ school-record win streak to 23 in a row.
The snowy victory clinched a division title for the Buckeyes (11-0, 7-0), locking up a spot opposite Michigan State in the Big Ten championship game on Dec. 7.
Carlos Hyde became the first running back to go over 1,000 yards rushing in Urban Meyer’s 12 years as a head coach. He ran for 117 yards and two scores.
Ohio State’s defense throttled the Hoosiers (4-7, 2-5), who came in averaging 39 points a game.
No. 5 OREGON 16
TUCSON, Ariz. — Ka’Deem Carey ran for 206 yards and four touchdowns while becoming Arizona’s all-time leading rusher.
Coming off a disappointing home loss to Washington State, Arizona (7-4, 4-4 Pac-12) didn’t back off the throttle of its up-tempo offense against the fast-paced Ducks.
With Carey bursting through the line to punish defenders and B.J. Denker dinking and dashing with a variety of fakes, the Wildcats jumped out to a quick 14-0 lead and kept going for their first win over a top-five team since knocking off No. 1 Washington 1992.
Oregon (9-2, 6-2) gave the Wildcats plenty of help with three turnovers and turning it over twice more on downs to end its national title hopes and, possibly, its four-year run of BCS bowls.
No. 7 CLEMSON 52,
THE CITADEL 6
CLEMSON, S.C. — Tajh Boyd threw for five touchdowns and 288 yards in the final home game of his career.
The game was more of a celebration than a contest for the Tigers (10-1), who now have not lost in 28 games against Football Championship Subdivision opponents.
Clemson didn’t score on its first possession, but made it to the end zone the next five times it touched the ball. Boyd had touchdown passes of 8, 9, 19, 24 and 30 yards. He ended the game with 102 passing TDs in his career and tied the Tigers record of five passing TDs in a game for the sixth time. Three times Boyd has thrown for five scores in the first half.
Clemson outgained The Citadel (5-7) 558 yards to 172 yards.
No. 10 STANFORD 63, CALIFORNIA 13
STANFORD, Calif. — Ty Montgomery matched a Stanford school record with five touchdowns, scoring the first four times he touched the ball, and the Cardinal clinched a spot in the Pac-12 championship game with Oregon’s loss.
Kevin Hogan threw four of his five scoring passes to Montgomery, including a 9-yard completion just before halftime that put Stanford ahead 42-13. The Cardinal (9-2, 7-2 Pac-12) bounced back from last week’s loss at USC but needed No. 5 Oregon to lose one of its final two games to earn a spot in the conference championship. The Ducks lost 42-16 in Tucson, and Stanford’s fans led chants of “Arizona! Arizona!”
Hogan set career highs with 329 yards passing and the five TD passes.
Cal (1-11, 0-9) lost its 10th straight to finish new coach Sonny Dykes’ disappointing debut year.
No. 12 SOUTH CAROLINA 70, COASTAL CAROLINA 10
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Connor Shaw passed for a touchdown and ran for a score in less than a quarter of work as South Carolina scored the most points in Steve Spurrier’s nine seasons as coach.
The Gamecocks (9-2) scored on their first six possessions and surpassed their output from a 69-24 win over Troy in 2010. And it came with South Carolina resting several starters for rival Clemson next Saturday night, including defensive linemen Jadeveon Clowney and Kelcy Quarles and the Southeastern Conference’s leading rusher in Mike Davis.
The Gamecocks won their record 17th straight game at home and Shaw improved to 25-5 as a starter, moving past Todd Ellis’ wins mark
The news wasn’t all bad for Coastal Carolina (10-2). The Chants learned before halftime they shared a Big South championship and earned the league’s FCS playoff bid.
No. 13 MICHIGAN STATE 30, NORTHWESTERN 6
EVANSTON, Ill. — Connor Cook threw for a career-high 293 yards, Jeremy Langford ran for 150, and Michigan State clinched a spot in the Big Ten title game.
Cook threw for two touchdowns. Langford ran for two scores, and the Spartans (10-1, 7-0) reached the conference title game for the second time in three years.
Langford ran 20 yards untouched for the game’s first touchdown in the second quarter. He sealed it with a 37-yard scoring run in the fourth after Kurtis Drummond picked off a short pass by Trevor Siemian, sending Michigan State to its seventh straight win and Northwestern (4-7, 0-7) to its seventh loss in a row.
No. 15 FRESNO STATE 69, NEW MEXICO 28
FRESNO, Calif. — Derek Carr threw for 527 yards and a school-record seven touchdowns in his final regular-season home game and Fresno State clinched a spot in the Mountain West title game.
Davante Adams had nine catches for 246 yards and four scores and Josh Harper added 10 for 161 and three TDs as the Bulldogs (10-0, 7-0) gained a school-record 820 yards and clinched first place in the West Division. They will likely host the conference championship game on Dec. 7 as long as they remain ahead of the Mountain Division winner in the BCS standings.
The Lobos (3-8, 1-6) lost their 15th straight game against a ranked opponent as they struggled on offense without injured quarterback Cole Gautsche and running back Kasey Carrier and had no defensive answer to stop Carr and the Bulldogs’ bevy of playmakers.
No. 16 WISCONSIN 20, MINNESOTA 7
MINNEAPOLIS — James White rushed for 125 yards and a touchdown and No. 16 Wisconsin beat Minnesota for the 10th straight time.
Jared Abbrederis had seven catches for 67 yards and a touchdown and Chris Borland recovered two fumbles and forced one to tie the NCAA record for career fumbles caused. After the game, the Badgers (9-2, 6-1 Big Ten) hoisted Paul Bunyan’s Axe and used it to chop the Gophers goal post when the time ran out.
Aaron Hill returned an interception for a touchdown and David Cobb rushed for 68 yards for the Golden Gophers (8-3, 4-3). But Philip Nelson completed just 7 of 23 passes for 83 yards and the Gophers turned the ball over three times to snap a four-game winning streak.
No. 21 LOUISVILLE 24, MEMPHIS 17
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Teddy Bridgewater threw for 220 yards and a touchdown in what could be his final home game for Louisville.
The Cardinals used a 17-point surge over the second and third quarters to provide a cushion.
Louisville (10-1, 6-1 American Athletic Conference) seemed in control leading 24-3 before quarterback Paxton Lynch rallied Memphis (3-7, 1-5) with a 4-yard run early in the fourth quarter and a 6-yard TD pass to Jesse Milleson with 6:07 remaining.
The Tigers’ defense was poised to give Lynch another opportunity but Reggis Ball was penalized for roughing punter Ryan Johnson, giving the Cardinals first down at the Memphis 29 with 2:58 left.
Louisville eventually turned it over on downs at the Memphis 6. But with no timeouts left, the Tigers gained just 17 yards before time expired.
No. 25 DUKE 28, WAKE FOREST 21
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Anthony Boone threw three touchdown passes and No. 25 Duke held on for its seventh straight win.
Brandon Connette rushed 3 yards for the go-ahead score late in the third quarter and Boone was 24 of 29 for 256 yards. The Blue Devils (9-2, 5-2 ACC) fell behind 14-0 before rallying to match the school record for victories and remain in control of the Coastal Division.
Boone threw touchdown passes covering 58 and 10 yards to Jamison Crowder and 4 yards to Max McCaffrey.
Thomas Brown returned a fumble 59 yards for a touchdown for Wake Forest (4-7, 2-6).
Tanner Price was 12 of 27 for 124 yards in his final home game with a 6-yard touchdown to Spencer Bishop and an 11-yard touchdown run. But he was intercepted by Ross Cockrell with 2:30 left.