Top 25 roundup: Iowa State shocks No. 3 Oklahoma in Norman

Oct 8, 2017 - 7:43 PM NORMAN, Okla. -- Iowa State seemed to be in no position to win Saturday at No. 3 Oklahoma.

The Cyclones were playing with a walk-on senior quarterback who had played in just three games during his career going into Saturday after its starter at the spot took a leave of absence for the team due to "medical concerns."

But Kyle Kempt, with some help from ironman Joel Lanning, played a big part in pulling off the stunner as Iowa State beat the Sooners 38-31 at Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.

Kempt completed 18 of 24 passes for 343 yards and three touchdowns.

It was Iowa State's first win over Oklahoma since 1990, snapping an 18-game losing streak in the series. It was only the Cyclones' second win over the Sooners since 1961.

With 2:19 left, Kempt hit Allen Lazard for a 25-yard touchdown pass that Lazard wrestled away from Oklahoma safety Chanse Sylvie. That broke a 31-31 tie.

Oklahoma had one more chance to tie it, getting the ball with 2:19 remaining but failed to cross midfield. The Cyclones (3-2, 1-1 Big 12) sealed the win by forcing a turnover on downs when Baker Mayfield threw an incompletion on fourth down with 1:15 left.

Mayfield was 24 of 33 for 306 yards, two touchdown and no interceptions for Oklahoma (4-1, 1-1).

No. 1 Alabama 27, Texas A&M 19

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- The Crimson Tide staked themselves to a three-touchdown lead in the third quarter and staved off an Aggies comeback attempt.

After the Aggies got within 12 points, Alabama defensive end Quinnen Williams and linebacker LaBryan Ray each sacked Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond for a combined 18 yards, squashing the Aggies' chance to build on their momentum.

The Crimson Tide (6-0, 3-0 SEC) sacked Mond four times in all and won the turnover battle 3-1 paving the way for the win. The Aggies are 4-2, 2-1.

No. 2 Clemson 28, Wake Forest 14

CLEMSON -- Clemson (6-0, 4-0 ACC) won its ninth consecutive game against the Demon Deacons (4-2, 1-2).

Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant completed 21 of 29 passes for 200 yards and a touchdown before leaving the game with a knee injury with six minutes left in the third quarter. He did not return, but the injury did not appear to be serious.

Back-ups Zerrick Cooper and Hunter Johnson led the Tigers the rest of the way.

Wake Forest senior quarterback John Wolford missed the game with an injury to his non-throwing shoulder suffered during last week's 26-19 loss against Florida State. He was replaced by redshirt sophomore Kendall Hinton, who completed 14 of 30 passes for 203 yards and two touchdowns and also rushed for 92 yards on 24 carries.

No. 4 Penn State 31, Northwestern 7

EVANSTON, Ill.-- Quarterback Trace McSorley completed 25 of 34 passes for 245 yards and a touchdown, also running for a score, as Penn State spoiled the Wildcats' homecoming.

Penn State Heisman Trophy candidate Saquon Barkley had minus-1 yard rushing at halftime. But he finished with 16 carries for 75 yards and two touchdowns, including a 53-yard touchdown run that gave the Nittany Lions (6-0, 3-0 Big Ten) a 24-0 lead late in the third quarter.

Northwestern (2-3, 0-2) gained 99 yards in the second half, 23 of which came on a late touchdown drive.

No. 5 Georgia 45, Vanderbilt 14

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Georgia amassed 423 yards on the ground, as the Bulldogs rolled past the Commodores.

Running backs Nick Chubb (16 carries, 138 yards, two touchdowns) and Sony Michel (12 carries, 150 yards, one score) were virtually unstoppable for the Bulldogs, who avenged a 17-16 upset loss to the Commodores in Athens last season.

Georgia (6-0, 3-0 SEC) averaged 7.8 yards per carry. Vanderbilt fell to 3-3 and 0-3.

No. 6 Washington 38, California 7

SEATTLE -- Jake Browning passed for two touchdowns and ran for another as Washington rolled past California.

Myles Gaskin added a pair of rushing touchdowns for the Huskies (6-0, 3-0 Pac-12), who led 24-0 at the half. Browning completed 27 of 40 passes for 215 yards, including scoring passes of 11 and 2 yards, along with a 21-yard TD run.

The Golden Bears (3-3, 0-3) called a timeout with one second remaining for a final field-goal attempt, but the snap sailed far over the holder's head for a 41-yard loss, leaving the Bears with minus-40 yards rushing and 93 yards of total offense.

Michigan State 14, No. 7 Michigan 10

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Brian Lewerke ran for a touchdown and passed for another while the Michigan State defense forced five turnovers in the upset of the Wolverines at rain-soaked Michigan Stadium.

Linebacker Joe Bachie also had an interception and forced a fumble for the Spartans (4-1, 2-0 Big Ten).

Michigan quarterback John O'Korn, starting in place of injured Wilton Speight, threw three second-half interceptions. He completed 16 of 35 passes for 198 yards for the Wolverines (4-1, 1-1).

O'Korn's Hail Mary pass after the Wolverines reached the Spartans' 37 fell incomplete on the game's final play.

No. 8 TCU 31, No. 23 West Virginia 24

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Kenny Hill had a touchdown passing, receiving and rushing to lead the Horned Frogs.

Hill threw a 45-yard TD to Jalen Reagor in the third quarter and took a pass from receiver KaVontae Turpin and ran 48 yards for another score for the Horned Frogs, who improved to 5-0 and 2-0 in the Big 12.

Mountaineers quarterback Will Grier, who entered ranked sixth nationally in touchdown passes, was 25 for 45 for 366 yards with three touchdowns and an interception, one of two West Virginia (3-2, 1-1) turnovers that TCU converted into 10 points.

Mountaineers running back Justin Crawford was kept just below his Big 12-leading 112.8 rushing yards a game with 111 on 19 carries.

No. 9 Wisconsin 38, Nebraska 17

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Freshman Jonathan Taylor rushed for 249 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries, including the game-clinching score in the fourth quarter for the Badgers at Memorial Stadium.

Taylor bulled 2 yards up the middle, carrying a tackler just over the goal line's plane, with 9:08 remaining to give the Badgers (5-0, 2-0) a two-touchdown lead.

Nebraska (3-3, 2-1) tied the game at 17 with 10:43 left in the third quarter when Aaron Williams intercepted an Alex Hornibrook pass and returned it 15 yards for a touchdown.

No. 10 Ohio State 62, Maryland 14

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Senior quarterback J.T. Barrett passed for three touchdowns and ran for another as the Buckeyes rolled.

Maryland, down to third-team quarterback Max Bortenschlager because of injuries, generated only 66 total yards -- 50 rushing and 16 passing.

Then the Terrapins (3-2, 1-1 Big Ten) lost Bortenschlager to an injury late in the third quarter when OSU (5-1, 3-0) cornerback Damon Arnette was booted for targeting.

True freshman running back J.K. Dobbins ran for 96 yards and a TD on 13 carries.

No. 11 Washington State 33, Oregon 10

EUGENE, Ore. -- Washington State quarterback Luke Falk threw for 282 yards and three touchdowns to help the Cougars stay unbeaten.

Facing Oregon's third-string quarterback in true freshman Braxton Burmeister, the Cougars didn't allow the Ducks to score after the first quarter.

The Cougars (6-0, 2-0 Pac-12) allowed just 277 total yards, all while forcing three turnovers and limiting Oregon (4-2, 1-2) to 2-for-17 on third down.

No. 12 Auburn 44, Ole Miss 23

AUBURN, Ala. -- Kerryon Johnson rushed for a career-high 204 yards and scored three touchdowns to help Auburn roll.

Johnson has rushed for 11 touchdowns over the past three games and continues to pick up the slack with fellow junior backfield partner Kamryn Pettway dealing with an ankle injury. Johnson scored on runs of 17, 48 and 5 yards while leading the Tigers (5-1, 3-0 SEC) to their fourth consecutive victory.

Ole Miss (2-3, 0-2) lost its third straight game.

No. 13 Miami 24, Florida State 20

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Miami quarterback Malik Rosier hit receiver Darrell Langham from 23 yards out with six seconds remaining as the Hurricanes rallied to snap a seven-game losing streak in the rivalry against the Seminoles.

The Hurricanes (4-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) twice picked up first downs on third-and-long to keep the drive alive, setting up the game-winner to Langham. It was Langham's only catch of the game.

Florida State (1-3, 1-2) took a 20-17 lead with 1:24 remaining in the game when Seminoles quarterback James Blackman hit wide open receiver Auden Tate in the end zone from 20 yards out.

No. 14 USC 38, Oregon State 10

LOS ANGELES -- Quarterback Sam Darnold threw three touchdown passes as the Trojans bounced back from its loss to Washington State.

The Trojans (5-1, 3-1 Pac-12) overcame a sloppy start that included a muffed punt by Ajene Harris and a fumble on which the ball simply slipped out of Darnold's hand on a pass attempt.

Those two possessions placed Oregon State (1-5, 0-3) inside the USC 30-yard line but yielded zero points.

The Beavers were without leading rusher Ryan Nall due to an ankle injury.

Darnold finished 23 of 35 passing for 316 yards.

No. 16 Virginia Tech 23, Boston College 10

BOSTON -- Redshirt freshman quarterback Josh Jackson threw for 322 yards and a touchdown, leading the Hokies to an ACC win.

Jackson was 22 of 33 in his second 300-yard passing game of his rookie season. He was intercepted once as Virginia Tech (5-1, 1-1 ACC) rebounded from last week's home loss to No. 2 Clemson with the easy road win.

The Hokies built a 23-3 lead before the Eagles (2-4, 0-3) showed offensive spark late in the game.

No. 19 San Diego State 41, UNLV 10

LAS VEGAS -- Rashaad Penny rushed for 170 yards and two touchdowns to lead San Diego State past UNLV.

It was the eighth straight victory for the Aztecs (6-0, 2-0 Mountain West) dating back to last season and also the team's 12th road victory since Oct. 10, 2015, the most in the FBS during that span.

Penny had a pair of 3-yard touchdown runs in the second half when the San Diego State outscored the Rebels, 21-0. It was his sixth straight 100-yard rushing game this season and 11th of his career. UNLV fell to 2-3, 1-1.

Stanford 23, No. 20 Utah 20

SALT LAKE CITY -- Bryce Love rushed for 152 yards -- including a 68-yard touchdown run in fourth quarter -- on 20 carries to lead Stanford over Utah.

Cardinal quarterback Keller Chryst returned to the lineup for the first time since getting injured against UCLA. Chryst alternated with K.J. Costello under center with great success. The two quarterbacks combined for 188 yards on 13-of-24 passing and 42 yards on six carries.

Stanford (4-2, 3-1 Pac-12) beat the Utes for the first time since Utah joined the Pac-12 in 2011. Zack Moss rushed for 79 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries for the Utes (4-1, 1-1).

LSU 17, No. 21 Florida 16

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- LSU quarterback Danny Etling threw a touchdown pass, and the Tigers defense made a late stand in a much-needed SEC victory over Florida on homecoming at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

Etling, who was benched in the second half of last week's upset loss to Troy, threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to tight end Tony Carter that extended LSU's lead to 17-3 early in the third quarter.

The Gators (3-2, 3-1) botched a potential tying extra point and trailed 17-16 heading into the fourth quarter. LSU is 4-2, 1-1.

No. 21 Notre Dame 33, North Carolina 10

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Deon McIntosh ran for 124 yards and two touchdowns for the Irish, whose defense controlled the Tar Heels' offense

Josh Adams added 118 yards and one long touchdown run for the Fighting Irish.

Notre Dame (5-1) used backup quarterback Ian Book, a sophomore, in place of injured starter Brandon Wimbush, and it still had enough firepower to overwhelm the Tar Heels (1-5).

No. 25 Central Florida 51, Cincinnati 23

CINCINNATI -- McKenzie Milton threw five touchdown passes, three to receiver Tre'Quan Smith, and Central Florida remained unbeaten with an American Athletic Conference victory shortened by weather at Nippert Stadium.

Smith finished with 165 yards on five receptions and also scored a rushing touchdown for the Knights, who improved to 4-0 for the first time since 1988, when UCF was still in Division II. The Knights are 2-0 in AAC play.

Milton completed 16 of 19 passes for 374 yards and didn't get a chance for more in the fourth quarter. Lightning and heavy rain moved into area, and the game was stopped with four seconds left in the third quarter. Cincinnati is 2-4, 0-2.

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