Top 25 roundup
No. 6 Oklahoma 48, Oklahoma State 47
NORMAN, Okla. — Kyler Murray passed for 349 yards and ran for 66 and No. 6 Oklahoma survived a late two-point conversion attempt to beat Oklahoma State on Saturday.
Taylor Cornelius connected with Tylan Wallace on a 24-yard TD pass to cut Oklahoma’s lead to one with 1:03 to play. Oklahoma State went for two, but Cornelius threw short and into coverage, and the pass fell incomplete. Oklahoma (9-1, 6-1 Big 12, No. 6 CFP) recovered the onside kick and ran out the clock.
Kennedy Brooks ran for 165 yards and three touchdowns, Trey Sermon ran for 120 yards and two scores and Marquise Brown caught eight passes for 142 yards and a score for the Sooners.
No. 1 Alabama 24, No. 18 Mississippi State 0
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Josh Jacobs ran for a touchdown and caught a scoring pass and Alabama had its second straight shutout.
With quarterback Tua Tagovailoa still battling a gimpy right knee, the Crimson Tide (10-0, 7-0 Southeastern Conference, No. 1 CFP) turned to defense for another vintage performance.
The offense raced to a fast start but mostly stalled from there against the Bulldogs (6-4, 2-4) and the nation’s No. 2 scoring defense.
Tagovailoa started the fourth quarter on a stationary bike after getting his right knee checked out in the medical tent following a hard hit. He didn’t return and wasn’t needed.
No. 10 Washington State 31, Colorado 7
BOULDER, Colo. — Gardner Minshew II overcame a slow start and three fourth-down failures to lead Washington State past nose-diving Colorado.
The Cougars (9-1, 6-1 Pac-12, No. 8 CFP) won their sixth straight, but it wasn’t as easy as expected against the Buffaloes (5-5, 2-5), who lost their fifth straight despite the return of star receiver Laviska Shenault Jr.
Minshew was 35 of 58 for 335 yards and two TDs. He had a 10-yard scoring run in the fourth quarter.
No. 11 UCF 35, Navy 24
ORLANDO, Fla. — McKenzie Milton threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score, helping UCF extend the nation’s longest winning streak to 22 games.
Milton completed 17 of 21 passes without an interception, and the Knights (9-0, 6-0 American Athletic Conference, No. 12 CFP) remained one of four unbeaten teams in the Football Bowl Subdivision, along with Alabama, Clemson and Notre Dame. UCF stayed atop the AAC East Division standings and on course to be part of the discussion about which teams are worthy of berths in the College Football Playoff.
Tennessee 24, No. 12 Kentucky 7
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Jarrett Guarantano threw a 39-yard touchdown pass to Marquez Callaway on the final play of the first half and Darrell Taylor had four sacks for Tennessee.
Taylor also forced and recovered a fumble to help Tennessee (5-5, 2-4 Southeastern Conference) beat Kentucky (7-3, 5-3, No. 11 CFP) at Neyland Stadium for a 17th straight time.
Guarantano was 12 of 20 for 197 yards, including a 2-yard touchdown pass to Dominick Wood-Anderson that extended Tennessee’s advantage to 24-0 in the third quarter.
No. 14 Utah State 62, San Jose State 24
LOGAN, Utah — Jordan Love threw for a career-high 491 yards and five touchdowns on 32-of-42 passing in just three quarters, and Utah State totaled 804 yards in offense.
Love’s 491 passing yards were the third-highest single game total for a Utah State quarterback. Darwin Thompson had 140 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries along with 115 yards and a pair of scores on four receptions for the Aggies (9-1, 6-0 Mountain West).
No. 19 Florida 35, South Carolina 31
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Feleipe Franks silenced the home crowd twice after touchdown runs, seemingly sending a message after getting benched last week and booed earlier in the game, and Florida rallied to beat South Carolina to end a two-game losing streak.
Franks dived across the goal line on a fourth-down play from inside the 1 with 4:09 to play, putting the Gators (7-3, 5-3 Southeastern Conference, No. 15 CFP) ahead for the first time. Florida overcame a 17-point deficit in the second half to beat the Gamecocks (5-4, 4-4).
No. 23 Iowa State 28, Baylor 14
AMES, Iowa — Brock Purdy threw for a touchdown and ran for another score as Iowa State topped Baylor.
Purdy threw for 230 yards as Iowa State (6-3, 5-2, No. 22 CFP) won a fifth straight Big 12 game in the same season for the first time. Deshaunte Jones caught a touchdown pass and threw for a 2-point conversion.
No. 5 Georgia 27, Auburn 10
ATHENS, Ga. — No. 5 Georgia struck for a pair of touchdowns late in the first half to take control and D’Andre Swift finished off Auburn with a 77-yard scoring run early in the fourth quarter to lead the Bulldogs to a victory over their oldest rival.
Swift rushed for 186 yards to power another big game by Georgia’s running attack, which finished with 303 yards.
No. 25 Cincinnati 35, South Florida 23
CINCINNATI — Michael Warren II ran for three touchdowns and caught a pass for another score, leading 25th-ranked Cincinnati to a victory over South Florida that kept the Bearcats in the chase for the American Athletic title. The Bearcats (9-1, 5-1) remain a game behind unbeaten UCF for the AAC East lead. No. 11 UCF beat Navy 35-24 and hosts Cincinnati this Saturday.
No. 3 Notre Dame 42, Florida State 13
SOUTH BEND, Ind.– Brandon Wimbush threw three-first half touchdown passes, Dexter Williams ran for a career-high 202 yards and Notre Dame routed Florida State.
With the temperature at 27 degrees — the third-coldest game at Notre Dame Stadium since the 1980 season — the Irish (10-0, No. 3 CFP) wore green jerseys for the fourth time in Brian Kellyás nine-year tenure at Notre Dame to honor their seniors.
Wimbush, who led the Irish to their first three victories, got the start in place of injured junior Ian Book, who suffered a rib injury last week against Northwestern.
Wimbush finished 12 of 25 for 130 yards with the scoring passes to fellow seniors — a 3-yarder to wide receiver Miles Boykin and 6- and 15-yard tosses to tight end Alize Mack.
Williams, who sat out the first four games of his senior season because of a university-imposed suspension, piled up the 202 yards on 20 carries, including TD runs of 58 and 32 yards, as Notre Dame outgained Florida State (4-6), 495-322, including 365 on the ground.
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