Top 25 roundup
No. 2 Clemson 28, Texas A&M 26
COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Kelly Bryant threw for 205 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score to help No. 2 Clemson escape with a victory over Kellen Mond and Texas A&M on Saturday night.
Mond was spectacular in the second half, throwing for three touchdowns, with a 14-yard pass to Kendrick Rogers cutting the lead to 28-26 with 46 seconds left. But his big performance came up just short when the 2-point conversion attempt was intercepted in the end zone.
Mond finished with a career-high 430 yards passing and Rogers had 120 yards receiving and two TDs.
Mond got the Aggies to 28-20 when he threw a 14-yard pass to Quartney Davis with about 14 minutes left.
Clemson’s vaunted defensive line, led by first-team All-America end, Clelin Ferrell and tackle Christian Wilkins and second-team All-America tackle Dexter Lawrence, helped the Tigers pile up 10 tackles for losses and four sacks.
No. 6 Oklahoma 49, UCLA 21
NORMAN, Okla. — Kyler Murray threw three touchdown passes and ran for two more scores, and No. 6 Oklahoma lost star running back Rodney Anderson to a leg injury in a victory over UCLA on Saturday. Murray passed for 306 yards and ran for 69 yards for the Sooners (2-0).
No. 5 Wisconsin 45, New Mexico 14
MADISON, Wis. — Jonathan Taylor ran for a career-high 253 yards and three touchdowns, and Wisconsin asserted its dominance after allowing a score on the game-opening drive.
A.J. Taylor had 134 yards receiving and a score to help the Badgers (2-0) win their 41st straight home nonconference game. That’s the longest active streak in the FBS.
With the Lobos (1-1) down to third-string quarterback Sheriron Jones because of injuries, the Badgers converted two turnovers into touchdowns in a 5-minute span in the third quarter.
No. 12 Virginia Tech 62, William & Mary 17
BLACKSBURG, Va. — Steven Peoples had two first-half touchdown runs, and Josh Jackson threw for a touchdown and ran for another for Virginia Tech.
Jackson went to the bench before halftime with the Hokies (2-0) up 31-7, and backup Ryan Willis led a touchdown drive on his first college series.
No. 18 Mississippi State 31, Kansas State 10
MANHATTAN, Kan. — Nick Fitzgerald returned from a suspension to throw two touchdown passes, Kylin Hill ran for 211 yards and accounted for three scores for Mississippi State.
It was the first road win over a Power Five opponent for the Bulldogs (2-0) since 1995 against Baylor.
No. 21 Michigan 49, Western Michigan 3
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Shea Patterson threw three touchdown passes, one in each of the first three quarters, to help Michigan beat Western Michigan.
Patterson, the heralded transfer from Mississippi, was 12 of 17 for 125 yards. He connected for two scores to wide receivers after the position group accounted for a total of just three touchdowns last season for the Wolverines (1-1). Karan Higdon ran 140 of his 156 yards and a touchdown in the first quarter against the overmatched Broncos (0-2).
No. 23 Oregon State 62, Portland State 14
EUGENE, Ore. — Justin Herbert threw for 250 yards and four touchdowns for Oregon before heading to the bench in the third quarter.
No. 1 Alabama 57, Arkansas State 7
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Tua Tagovailoa passed for three first-quarter touchdowns and Jalen Hurts added two more before halftime for Alabama.
The Crimson Tide (2-0) racked up big plays on the way to a 40-0 halftime lead while rotating the quarterbacks who battled for the job throughout the offseason. Coach Nick Saban officially announced Tagovailoa would remain the starter Monday, but both were big parts of the plan again.
Tagovailoa finished 13 of 19 for 228 yards and four TDs. He led seven drives and tossed in runs of 15 and 12 yards in the second half. Tagovailoa had TD passes of 58 yards to Jerry Jeudy, 31 to Henry Ruggs III and 41 to DeVonta Smith — all in the first quarter.
No. 3 Georgia 41, No. 24 South Carolina 17
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Jake Fromm threw for 194 yards and a touchdown, all three of Georgia’s latest running combo scored touchdowns and the expected Southeastern Conference showdown turned into a blowout.
The Gamecocks (1-1, 0-1) came in ranked for the first time in four years, and some thought they had a chance of upsetting the defending SEC champions early in the season. Instead, the Bulldogs (2-0, 1-0) used dominating offense and suffocating defense to win their fourth straight over South Carolina.
No. 4 Ohio State 52, Rutgers 3
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Dwayne Haskins Jr. threw four touchdown passes and Ohio State rolled to the 900th victory in program history.
Johnnie Dixon grabbed two of Haskins’ scoring strikes, and backup quarterback Tate Martell added another touchdown pass and a 47-yard scoring run on a gray, misty afternoon. The Buckeyes, playing in their second game without suspended coach Urban Meyer, piled up 579 offensive yards.
No. 9 Washington 45, North Dakota 3
SEATTLE — Jake Browning threw for 313 yards and two touchdowns, Ty Jones had two touchdown receptions, and Washington pulled away in the second half.
No. 14 West Virginia 52, Youngstown State 17
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Will Grier threw three of his four touchdown passes to Gary Jennings to lead West Virginia.
The Mountaineers (2-0) piled up 625 total yards in winning their 15th straight home opener.
Jennings had a 33-yard TD catch in the third quarter after scores of 11 and 24 yards in the second. Grier also had a 40-yard scoring toss to Dominique Maiden in the fourth quarter. Grier completed 21 of 26 passes for 332 yards.
Jennings led West Virginia with 97 catches for 1,096 yards a year ago, but had just one TD catch the entire season.
No. 19 UCF 38, South Carolina State 0
ORLANDO, Fla. — Adrian Killins Jr. ran for 89 yards and two touchdowns to help Central Florida rout South Carolina State for its 15th straight victory.
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