AP Top 25 Roundup
NO. 3 CLEMSON 24, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 17: CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) – Deshaun Watson threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Artavis Scott in overtime and Marcus Edmond followed with an interception to give No. 3 Clemson a victory over North Carolina State on Saturday. The Tigers (7-0, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) looked all but done in regulation, but Kyle Bambard’s 33-yard field goal try as time experience was wide right.
NO. 1 ALABAMA 49, NO. 9 TENNESSEE 10: KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Jalen Hurts and Bo Scarbrough each ran for over 100 yards and Alabama again got points from its defense and special teams. Alabama (7-0, 4-0 Southeastern Conference) has won 19 straight overall and 10 in a row in theannual series. Tennessee (5-2, 2-2) has lost its last 13 games against Western Division schools.
NO. 10 NEBRASKA 27, INDIANA 22: BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Terrell Newby ran for one score and Tommy Armstrong Jr. hooked up with Stanley Morgan Jr. on a 72-yard touchdown pass with 9:57 left to play for Nebraska. The Cornhuskers (6-0, 3-0 Big Ten) won their seventh straight game overall and their fifth in a row in the series. The improving Hoosiers (3-3, 1-2) missed a chance to beat a Top 10 for the first time since 1987.
NO. 11 BAYLOR 49, KANSAS 7: WACO, Texas — Seth Russell threw two touchdown passes and ran for two scores playing only the first half, and Ryan Reid returned the first of his two interceptions for a score for Baylor.
NO. 22 ARKANSAS 34, NO. 12 MISSISSIPPI 30: FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Jared Cornelius scored on a 6-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter and Arkansas outlasted Mississippi. Austin Allen was 19-of-32 passing for 229 yards and three touchdowns for Arkansas (5-2, 1-2 Southeastern Confererence), giving the junior an SEC-best 18 touchdown passes for the season. Rawleigh Williams added a career-high 180 yards rushing on 27 carries. Chad Kelly accounted for 342 yards of total offense for Ole Miss (3-3, 1-2), throwing for 253 yards and rushing for 89 more. The senior also threw for a touchdown and ran for two more.
NO. 13 HOUSTON 38, TULSA 31: HOUSTON — Emeke Egbule returned a fumble 24 yards for a touchdown with 1:21 remaining to lift Houston past Tulsa. The game was tied at 31 when Garrett Davis knocked the ball out of the hands of quarterback Dane Evans. Egbule scooped it up and dashed into the end zone for the score. Tulsa (4-2, 1-1 American) had a chance to tie it, but Jesse Brubaker was stopped just short of the goal line after a reception on the last play of the game. It was a close call for the Cougars (6-1, 3-1) a week after Navy beat them 46-40 for their first loss of the season after a 5-0 start.
NO. 14 FLORIDA STATE 17, WAKE FOREST 6: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Travis Rudolph had a career-high 13 receptions for 238 yards and Florida State overcame three turnovers to beat Wake Forest. Deondre Francois accounted for both of Florida State’s touchdowns. His 2-yard run on a quarterback keeper with 3:16 remaining in the second quarter gave the Seminoles (5-2, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) a 10-3 lead. Wake Forest (5-2, 2-2) was held to 252 offensive yards.
NORTH CAROLINA 20, NO. 16 MIAMI 13: MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Mitch Trubisky threw two touchdown passes, Malik Carney forced a turnover with 1:31 left to thwart Miami’s last chance at a rally and North Carolina knocked off the 16th-ranked Hurricanes. Ryan Switzer and Austin Proehl had scoring catches for the Tar Heels (5-2, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference). Bug Howard had 10 catches for 156 yards for North Carolina, which rebounded in a big way from last weekend’s blowout loss against Virginia Tech. Mark Walton rushed for 82 yards and Joe Yearby ran for 74 more and a touchdown for Miami (4-2, 1-2).
SYRACUSE 31, NO. 17 VIRGINIA TECH 17: SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Eric Dungey accounted for 417 yards and two touchdowns and Syracuse beat a ranked opponent for the first time since 2012. Fans stormed the field and carried off Dungey in celebration after he passed for 311 yards and ran for 106.
NO. 18 FLORIDA 40, MISSOURI 14: GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Jalen Tabor and Quincy Wilson returned interceptions for touchdowns, helping Florida move into first place in the Southeastern Conference’s Eastern Division. The cornerback tandem provided nearly as many highlights as either offense and seemingly saved the Gators (5-1, 3-1) from a fourth homecoming loss in the last seven years.
NO. 19 OKLAHOMA 38, KANSAS STATE 17: NORMAN, Okla. — Baker Mayfield was 25 of 31 for 346 yards and four touchdowns, and Dede Westbrook had nine receptions for 184 yards and three scores for Oklahoma.
NO. 20 WEST VIRGINIA 48, TEXAS TECH 17: LUBBOCK, Texas — Skyler Howard ran for two touchdowns and threw for another for West Virginia. The Mountaineers (5-0, 2-0 Big 12) held Texas Tech (3-3, 1-2) to its lowest offensive output this season, just 379 yards, and harassed quarterback Patrick Mahomes most of the day. He threw for 305 yards, his second-lowest passing total of the season, and was replaced in the fourth quarter by Nic Shimonek.
NO. 21 UTAH 19, OREGON STATE 14: CORVALLIS, Ore. — Joe Williams came out of retirement and ran for a 5-yard first-quarter touchdown and Utah beat Oregon State in wet and windy conditions. Williams, who had left the team because of injuries following the second game of the season, finished with 179 yards rushing on 34 carries for the Utes (6-1, 3-1 Pac-12). Trailing 12-7, Oregon State (2-4, 1-2) got as close as the Utah 9 with 8:25 left, but couldn’t score and Garrett Owens’ 27-yard field goal attempt went wide left.
NO. 24 WESTERN MICHIGAN 41, AKRON 0: AKRON — Jarvion Franklin ran for a school-record 281 yards and Zach Terrell threw for two scores and ran for two more for Western Michigan, ranked in the Top 25 for the first time. Corey Davis caught two touchdown passes to add to his career school record, finishing with eight catches for 63 yards. The Broncos (7-0, 2-0 Mid-American) had 585 yards of offense in a victory that capped one of the biggest weeks in the 100-year history of the program. Akron is 4-3 overall and 2-1 in conference play.