Alabama crushes W. KentuckyTUSCALOSA, Ala. — AJ McCarron passed for 219 yards and matched his career high with four touchdown passes to lead No. 1 Alabama over Western Kentucky 35-0.
By: Associated Press, The Jamestown Sun
TUSCALOSA, Ala. — AJ McCarron passed for 219 yards and matched his career high with four touchdown passes to lead No. 1 Alabama over Western Kentucky 35-0.
McCarron had two scoring tosses apiece to Christion Jones and Kevin Norwood in a performance that was more about big plays than consistent, muscle-flexing dominance for the top-ranked Crimson Tide (2-0).
No. 2 USC 42, SYRACUSE 29
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Matt Barkley matched a school record with six touchdown passes, and Robert Woods was spectacular with 200 all-purpose yards and two scores.
No. 3 LSU 41, WASHINGTON 3
BATON ROUGE, La. — Alfred Blue’s explosive runs were tough for Washington to handle.
Blue rushed for 101 yards, including a 21-yard score, and No. 3 LSU racked up 242 yards on the ground in a 41-3 victory over Washington on Saturday night.
No. 4 OREGON 42,
FRESNO ST. 25
EUGENE, Ore. — Kenjon Barner ran for 201 yards and three touchdowns to lead No. 4 Oregon to a 42-25 victory over Fresno State on Saturday.
No. 5 FLORIDA STATE 55, SAVANNAH STATE 0
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — EJ Manuel passed for three touchdowns in the opening seven minutes and sixth-ranked Florida State’s defense held lower-division Savannah State to 28 yards in a game called in the third quarter because of lightning.
No. 6 OKLAHOMA 69, FLORIDA A&M 13
NORMAN, Okla. — Damien Williams ran for 156 yards and four touchdowns in a record-setting Owen Field debut, Kenny Stills added 120 yards receiving and a score, and No. 5 Oklahoma beat Florida A&M 69-13 on Saturday night.
Landry Jones threw for 252 yards and two touchdowns with one interception for the Sooners (2-0), who had dropped a spot in the rankings after an unimpressive 24-7 victory in their opener at UTEP.
No. 7 GEORGIA 41, MISSOURI 20
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Aaron Murray hit Marlon Brown for two of his three touchdown passes, the second for the go-ahead score as No. 7 Georgia recovered from a shaky start with 32 second-half points that spoiled Missouri’s SEC debut in a 41-20 victory on Saturday night.
No. 8 ARKANSAS 31
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Kolton Browning made the most of his return to Arkansas.
Browning’s 16-yard touchdown run on fourth-and-one lifted Louisiana-Monroe to a 34-31 overtime win over the No. 8 Razorbacks on Saturday night.
Browning accounted for 481 yards of total offense and four touchdowns to lead the Warhawks (1-0) to their first win over a Southeastern Conference team since defeating Alabama in 2007.
No. 9 SOUTH CAROLINA 48, EAST CAROLINA 10
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Dylan Thompson completed 21 of 37 passes for 330 yards and three touchdowns.
Thompson’s first completion was a 53-yard pass to Damiere Byrd. He finished the game averaging almost 16 yards a completion and did not throw an interception.
No. 11 MICHIGAN STATE 41, CENTRAL MICHIGAN 7
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. — Andrew Maxwell threw for 275 yards and two touchdowns, and the Spartans (2-0) scored 10 points in the final minute of the first half to take a 24-0 lead.
Le’Veon Bell had 70 yards on 18 carries with two touchdowns, shouldering a lighter load after carrying 44 times for 210 yards in Michigan State’s opener against Boise State.
No. 12 CLEMSON 52,
BALL STATE 27
CLEMSON, S.C. — DeAndre Hopkins caught three touchdown passes, Andre Ellington rushed for two scores and Spencer Benton kicked a 61-yard field goal to set an Atlantic Coast Conference record.
OREGON STATE 10,
No. 13 WISCONSIN 7
CORVALLIS, Ore. — Sean Mannion threw for 276 yards and a touchdown, Oregon State’s defense smothered Wisconsin’s Montee Ball and the Beavers upset the No. 13 Badgers.
Mannion connected with Brandin Cooks on a 20-yard touchdown on the opening drive of the second half to give the Beavers a 10-0 lead then turned it over to the Oregon State (1-0) defense that forced two turnovers and held Ball to 61 yards rushing.
No. 14 OHIO STATE 31, UCF 16
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Braxton Miller became the first Ohio State quarterback to rush for three touchdowns in 34 years, and passed for another score.
A week after setting a school record for quarterbacks with 161 rushing yards in a 56-10 win over Miami (Ohio), Miller finished with 141 yards on 27 carries. His number kept coming up after starting running back Carlos Hyde left with a first-half knee injury.
No. 15 VIRGINIA TECH 42, AUSTIN PEAY 7
BLACKSBURG, Va. — With the offense struggling, Virginia Tech turned to special teams for a pair of big plays.
Kyshoen Jarrett reeled off a 46-yard punt return to set up the No. 15 Hokies’ first touchdown, and Tony Gregory’s punt block led to their second score before Virginia Tech — playing its second game in six days after a season-opening overtime win over Georgia Tech — finally got untracked.
UCLA 36, No. 16 NEBRASKA 30
PASADENA, Calif. — Brett Hundley passed for 305 yards and four touchdowns in an outstanding Rose Bowl debut, Datone Jones sacked Taylor Martinez for a tiebreaking safety with 8:44 to play, and UCLA surprised No. 17 Nebraska 36-30 Saturday night.
Johnathan Franklin rushed for 217 yards and caught an 8-yard TD pass with 2:13 to play for the Bruins, who improved to 2-0 under new coach Jim Mora with an impressive offensive performance against the Cornhuskers (1-1).
No. 17 TEXAS 45,
NEW MEXICO 0
AUSTIN, Texas — Texas quarterback David Ash scored on a 49-yard touchdown run and had receivers turn short throws into two more scores and the No. 17 Longhorns routed New Mexico 45-0 Saturday night.
Ash’s touchdown run came on Texas’ sixth play from scrimmage. Mike Davis caught a 22-yard touchdown pass just before halftime. In the third quarter, Ash flipped the ball to Daje Johnson in the backfield and the freshman scooted around the end for a 45-yard TD.
No. 19 MICHIGAN 31,
AIR FORCE 25
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Denard Robinson ran for 218 yards, threw for 208 and scored four touchdowns.
Robinson became the first player in major college football history to have at least 200 yards rushing and 200 passing in three games, according to the NCAA records book.
No. 20 TCU 56,
GRAMBLING ST. 0
FORT WORTH, Texas — TCU got off to a fast start in its first game as a Big 12 Conference member and debut of its $164 million completely redone stadium.
No. 21 KANSAS STATE 52, MIAMI 13
MANHATTAN, Kan. — Collin Klein threw for 210 yards and ran for 71 more against Miami.
John Hubert added 106 yards rushing and a touchdown, and Daniel Sams added two scores on the ground as the Wildcats (2-0) rolled up 498 yards of total offense while holding Miami to 262.
No. 22 NOTRE DAME 20, PURDUE 17
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Tommy Rees relieved starter Everett Golson late in the fourth quarter and led Notre Dame on a winning drive in the final minutes.
Kyle Brindza kicked a 27-yard field goal with seven seconds to go.
No. 23 LOUISVILLE 35,
MISSOURI STATE 7
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Teddy Bridgewater kept No. 23 Louisville’s offense clicking by passing for a career-high 344 yards and two touchdowns.
No. 24 FLORIDA 20,
TEXAS A&M 17
COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Mike Gillislee ran for 83 yards and two touchdowns and No. 24 Florida shut down Texas A&M’s offense in the second half in the Aggies’ first Southeastern Conference game after moving from the Big 12.