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No. 3 Alabama rolls past Florida with offensive explosion
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Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper scores a touchdown against Florida cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III (1) and linebacker Antonio Morrison during an NCAA football game on Saturday in Tuscaloosa, Ala. - photo by AP Photo

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Blake Sims threw for 445 yards, the second-best passing performance in Alabama history, and the third-ranked Crimson Tide overcame a sloppy performance to beat Florida 42-21 on Saturday.
The Tide (4-0, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) committed 11 penalties for 80 yards and four turnovers that turned into 21 points for the Gators (2-1, 1-1).
Sims threw scoring passes of 87 yards to Kenyan Drake on the opening play and 79 to Amari Cooper later in the first quarter. Cooper caught 10 passes for 201 yards and three touchdowns.
The Tide’s turnovers and miscues kept the game close into the fourth quarter. Alabama’s 645 total yards was the most the Gators have allowed. The previous high was Nebraska’s 629 yards in the 1996 Fiesta Bowl.
Sims was 23-of-33 passing with four touchdowns, and was already up to 335 by halftime. Derrick Henry gained 111 yards on 20 rushes.
The Gators’ offense wasn’t much more successful than its defense. Florida’s Jeff Driskel was harassed and ineffective passing. He was 9-of-28 passing for 93 yards and threw two interceptions. Driskel did run for 59 yards. Demarcus Robinson, who had 15 catches in an overtime win over Kentucky, was held to two receptions for 14 yards.
No. 4 Oklahoma 45,
West Virginia 33
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Bruising freshman Samaje Perine rushed for 242 yards and four touchdowns to lead No. 4 Oklahoma to a 45-33 win over West Virginia in their Big 12 opener Saturday night.
Alex Ross scored on a 100-yard kickoff return and quarterback Trevor Knight caught a 4-yard scoring pass on a trick play for the Sooners (4-0, 1-0).
Oklahoma won its eighth straight game dating to last season and its 11th road game in 12 tries.
Perine had second-half scoring runs of 9, 5 and 19 yards as the Sooners pulled away after the game was tied 24-24 at halftime.
Clint Trickett threw for 376 yards and two touchdowns for West Virginia, (2-2, 0-1). But he was intercepted twice and lost a fumble.

NO. 6 TEXAS A&M 58, SMU 6
DALLAS — Kenny Hill had 322 yards of total offense playing only the first half, and Jeremy Tabuyo turned two short passes into touchdowns for Texas A&M.
Trey Williams ran for two touchdowns for the Aggies, who last started 4-0 in 2006. The Mustangs (0-3) played for the first time since coach June Jones resigned two games into his seventh season.
Hill, the sophomore who succeeded 2012 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel as the starting quarterback, completed 16 of 22 passes for 265 yards with two touchdowns and his first interception at Texas A&M. His 58-yard run set up another touchdown as the Aggies built a 38-3 halftime lead.
Tabuyo caught a 30-yard TD pass from Hill and a 50-yarder from Kyle Allen.

EAST LANSING, Mich.— Connor Cook threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score and Michigan State scored the third-most points in program history.
The Spartans (2-1) came up three points short of matching the school record set in 1989 against Northwestern and scored on their first five possessions. They had 75 points against Arizona in 1949.
Eastern Michigan (1-3) was outgained 320-1 in the first half and surrendered the game’s first 20 first downs. The Eagles have been outscored 155-17 by Florida, Old Dominion and the Spartans.
Michigan State finished with 336 yards rushing, 496 in total offense and held the Eagles to five first downs. Cook wound up 5 for 6 for 83 yards, accounting for all his touchdowns in the first quarter. Delton Williams ran for 103 yards and three TDs on 10 carries.

ATHENS, Ga. — Sony Michel ran for 155 yards and three touchdowns for Georgia.
Michel, a freshman playing behind Todd Gurley, had a 75-yard gain to set up his second touchdown.
Among other standout freshmen for Georgia (2-1) were receiver Isaiah McKenzie, who scored on a 52-yard punt return, and Bryce Ramsey, who threw his first career touchdown pass.
Dontreal Pruitt started at quarterback for Troy (0-4) as Brandon Silvers was held out after leaving last week’s loss to Abilene Christian with a concussion. The Trojans’ last 0-4 start was in 1982.
The Bulldogs posted their highest scoring game since a 70-6 win over Northeast Louisiana in 1994 and their most lopsided victory since beating The Citadel 76-0 in 1958.

MADISON, Wis.— Melvin Gordon rushed for career highs of 253 yards and five touchdowns, and Wisconsin ran for a Big Ten-record 644 yards.
Gordon had 179 yards and four scores by halftime alone before dashing for a 69-yard touchdown run on his first carry of the second half. He silenced any doubters worried about his 38-yard outing the previous game.
The Badgers (2-1) forced turnovers on consecutive possessions by the Falcons (2-2) in the first half, and Gordon capitalized each time with scores before closing the half with a 21-yard touchdown run.
The team rushing total was the most in the Big Ten’s modern era, dating back to 1946.
The only drama left in the second half was whether Gordon would eclipse the school single-game rushing record of 339 set by Ron Dayne in 1996.
But the junior’s day ended after his 13th carry with about 12 minutes to go in the third quarter. Corey Clement took over and added two rushing touchdowns in the second half. Clement finished with 111 yards on 16 carries, and quarterback Tanner McEvoy had 158 yards rushing on 11 attempts.

COLUMBIA, Mo. — D’Angelo Roberts scored on a 3-yard touchdown run with 22 seconds remaining and Nate Sudfeld passed for 252 yards and a touchdown to help Indiana upset Missouri.
After giving up 10 consecutive points in the fourth quarter, the Hoosiers (2-1) went 75 yards on six plays to reclaim the lead. Tevin Coleman ran 44 yards to the Missouri 15 to setup the winning score.
Coleman finished with 132 yards on 19 carries.
Maty Mauk completed 28 of 47 passes for 326 yards and two touchdowns and Russell Hansbrough gained 119 yards on the ground for Missouri (3-1). The Tigers play at South Carolina next week to start a stretch of eight consecutive games against Southeastern Conference opponents.

NO. 21 BYU 41, VIRGINIA 33
PROVO, Utah — Taysom Hill threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score in BYU’s comeback victory.
The Cougars (4-0) trailed 16-13 at the half and lagged behind the Cavaliers (2-2) in almost every statistical category, but turned around the game around with two third-quarter touchdowns.
Adam Hine sealed the victory with a 99-yard kickoff return midway through the final quarter.
Hill, averaging nearly 230 yards passing and 130 yards rushing, completed 13 of 23 for 187 yards and rushed for another 72 on 17 carries. He had only 29 yards rushing in the first half.
The Cavaliers had 519 total yards to BYU’s 332 and doubled the Cougars in time of possession. The BYU defense entered the game allowing only 312 yards of total offense and only 59 yards on the ground per game. BYU also committed 12 penalties for 133 yards.