AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Freshman Kyle Allen threw four touchdown passes in the first half and Texas A&M recovered two late fumbles to secure a 41-38 victory against No. 3 Auburn, likely ending the Tigers’ playoff hopes.
The Aggies (7-3, 3-3 Southeastern Conference), who came in as 23-point underdogs, pulled off the kind of dramatic finish that had become an Auburn trademark.
The Tigers (7-2, 4-2, No. 3 CFP) twice appeared to be driving toward a go-ahead touchdown before coughing it up on plays that never really got going.
First, Julien Obioha won a scramble for the ball after Nick Marshall and Cameron Artis-Payne got tangled up in the backfield.
Then the Tigers drove inside the Texas A&M 30 for one more shot. Marshall appeared to be still calling the play when center Reese Dismukes snapped it. Alonzo Williams recovered with 54 seconds left.
NO. 1 MISSISSIPPI STATE 45, UT MARTIN 16
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Dak Prescott threw for two touchdowns and ran for another score, leading Mississippi State to the easy win.
The Bulldogs (9-0, No. 1 CFP) extended their winning streak to 12 games, jumping ahead 24-3 by halftime. Prescott completed 14 of 23 passes for 206 yards. It was his school-record ninth 200-yard passing game of the season.
Mississippi State’s Brandon Holloway ran for a 35-yard touchdown and Ashton Shumpert added a 59-yard touchdown run as the Bulldogs amassed 254 yards on the ground.
UT Martin (5-6) closed to 7-3 on Jackson Redditt’s 33-yard field goal late in the first quarter, but failed to make any consistent progress against Mississippi State’s defense.
The Skyhawks’ Jarod Neal threw for a 31-yard touchdown and also ran for a 1-yard score.
NO. 2 FLORIDA STATE 34, VIRGINIA 20
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Jameis Winston threw for 261 yards and accounted for two touchdowns, rallying Florida State to its 25th straight victory.
Winston and the offense started slowly for the third consecutive game, and two first-quarter interceptions helped the Cavaliers to a 13-7 lead. Virginia, however, had ball control issues of its own, committing three first-half turnovers.
Rashad Greene had a career-high 13 receptions for 136 yards and a touchdown for the Seminoles (9-0, 6-0 ACC, No. 2 CFP).
Virginia (4-6, 2-4) needs to win both of its final two games against Miami and Virginia Tech to become bowl eligible.
NO. 10 BAYLOR 48, NO. 16 OKLAHOMA 14
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Corey Coleman set career highs of 15 catches and 224 yards to help Baylor get the road win.
Coleman also caught a touchdown pass and ran for another score as the Bears (8-1, 5-1 Big 12, No. 12 CFP) maintained their conference and national title hopes.
Bryce Petty completed 32 of 42 passes for 387 yards and a touchdown. It was Baylor’s first road win in 12 tries against the Sooners (6-3, 3-3, No. 15 CFP), and the Bears’ first road win against a ranked team since Art Briles took over as coach in 2008.
Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight was carted off after being sacked in the fourth quarter. An Oklahoma spokesman said Knight walked out of the stadium on his own and will continue to be evaluated.
NO. 4 ALABAMA 20, NO. 14 LSU 13, OT
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Blake Sims drove Alabama 55 yards in the final 50 seconds of regulation for a tying field goal, and threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to DeAndrew White in overtime.
With the victory and Auburn’s upset loss to Texas A&M earlier in the day, Alabama (8-1, 5-1, No. 5 CFP) is alone in second place in the SEC West Division with a game against first-place Mississippi State still on its schedule.
Amari Cooper had eight catches for 83 yards and a touchdown while setting Alabama career and single-season records for yards receiving, as well as the school’s single-season mark for catches with 79.
T.J. Yeldon’s fumble deep in Alabama territory set up Colby Delahoussaye’s 39-yard field goal that gave LSU (7-3, 3-3, No. 16 CFP) a 13-10 lead with 50 seconds left.
NO. 11 ARIZONA STATE 55, NO. 8 NOTRE DAME 31
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Taylor Kelly threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Demario Richard in the fourth quarter and Lloyd Carrington followed with a 58-yard interception return for another score, helping Arizona State hold on for the win.
The Sun Devils (8-1, No. 9 CFB) overwhelmed Notre Dame early with a string of turnovers and big plays, racing to a 24-3 lead by the opening minute of the second quarter.
The Irish (7-2, No. 10 CFB) charged back with 21 straight points, pulling to 34-31 when Everett Golson hit Amir Carlisle with a 25-yard touchdown pass.
But the Sun Devils had a rally of their own, scoring three touchdowns in the final 4:39 to remain firmly in the playoff mix.
Golson finished with 446 yards on 22-of-41 passing and two touchdowns, but has 17 turnovers the past six games.
NO. 12 MISSISSIPPI 48, PRESBYTERIAN 0
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Bo Wallace threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, helping Mississippi snap a two-game losing streak.
Wallace was 11 for 15 for 140 yards, including scoring strikes of 66 and 23 yards to Vince Sanders. He also had a 9-yard touchdown run as the Rebels (8-2, No. 11 CFP) built a 35-0 halftime lead.
Ole Miss finished with 640 yards of total offense, despite playing exclusively with reserves in the second half.
Presbyterian (5-5, 2-2) dropped to 0-9 against FBS opponents, including losses at North Carolina State and Northern Illinois this season.
NO. 17 GEORGIA 63, KENTUCKY 31
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Hutson Mason threw a career-best four touchdown passes for Georgia, and Nick Chubb rushed for 170 yards and a TD.
Coming off last weekend’s loss to Florida that knocked the Bulldogs (7-2, 5-2 Southeastern Conference, No. 20 CFP) from the playoff picture, they responded with their second-highest point total this season to remain in the East division hunt.
Mason finished 13 of 16 for 174 yards passing as the Bulldogs outgained Kentucky 559-353.
Kentucky (5-5, 2-5) has dropped four in a row. Patrick Towles threw for a touchdown and ran for another score.
NO. 18 UCLA 44, WASHINGTON 30
SEATTLE (AP) — Brett Hundley threw for two touchdowns to become UCLA’s career leader in TD passes, and ran for two more scores.
Hundley collected his 69th career touchdown pass on a 57-yard connection with Kenneth Walker III in the first quarter, giving the Bruins a 14-0 lead and passing Cade McNown on the school list. Hundley added touchdown runs of 4 and 6 yards as UCLA (8-2, 5-2 Pac-12, No. 18 CFP) kept alive its hopes of winning the Pac-12 South.
Washington quarterback Cyler Miles was 14-of-24 passing for 155 yards and one interception. Shaq Thompson had 100 yards rushing on 16 carries for the Huskies (6-4, 2-4).
NO. 22 DUKE 27, SYRACUSE 10
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Anthony Boone threw two touchdown passes to Issac Blakeney, Jamison Crowder returned a punt 52 yards for another score, and Duke survived another scare.
Duke (8-1, 4-1, No. 22 CFP) has won four in a row to stay on target to reach the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game. Boone improved to 18-1 as a starter in the regular season.
Syracuse (3-7, 1-5) lost for the seventh time in eight games.
The Blue Devils outscored the Orange 17-0 in the fourth quarter. Crowder snapped a 10-10 tie with his return.
TEXAS 33, NO. 24 WEST VIRGINIA 16
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Johnathan Gray scored three touchdowns and Texas inched closer to a possible bowl game in coach Charlie Strong’s first season.
Gray scored on runs of 39, 2 and 15 yards as Texas (5-5, 4-3 Big 12) ended a streak of nine straight home losses to ranked opponents. The Longhorns need to win one of their final two games to be eligible for a bowl.
Gray finished with 101 yards rushing on 10 carries.
Clint Trickett passed for 248 yards for West Virginia (6-4, 4-3, No. 23 CFP), but had two turnovers and was tackled in the end zone for a late safety.
NO. 25 WISCONSIN 34, PURDUE 16
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Joel Stave threw two touchdown passes in Wisconsin’s fourth consecutive win, and Melvin Gordon ran for 205 yards.
The Badgers (7-2, 4-1 Big Ten, No. 25 CFP) remained in a three-way tie atop the West Division. Wisconsin has won nine straight in the series.
The Boilermakers (3-7, 1-5) lost their fourth straight.
Purdue closed to 24-16 in the third. But Tanner McEvoy’s 13-yard TD run late in the quarter sealed the win for the Badgers.