Top 25 roundup: Arizona State knocks off No. 5 Washington

Oct 15, 2017 - 8:01 PM TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State's defense sacked Jake Browning five times and shocked fifth-ranked Washington with a 13-7 upset win on Saturday night.

Kalen Ballage scored on a 1-yard touchdown run and Brandon Ruiz kicked two field goals as the Sun Devils (3-3 overall, 2-1 Pac-12) built a 13-0 lead in the first half and held on from there. It was Arizona State's first win over a top-five team since Pat Tillman and the Sun Devils shut out top-ranked Nebraska 19-0 in 1996.

Manny Wilkins threw for 245 yards for Arizona State, which has beaten Washington in 11 of the last 12 meetings, including seven in a row at home. Jake Browning threw for 139 yards and scored for Washington on a 1-yard run with 5:32 left. The Huskies (6-1, 3-1) had gone 21-2 since losing at ASU in 2015.

Washington dominated the third quarter with its two best drives to that point. But Van Soderberg missed field goal attempts of 27 and 21 yards.

No. 12 Oklahoma 29, Texas 24

DALLAS -- A series that has produced so many tight games produced another Saturday as No. 12 Oklahoma built a big lead early and then hung on for a win over Texas in the Red River Showdown at the Cotton Bowl.

Oklahoma's defense, a problem in the loss to Iowa State a week earlier and a liability for much of a win over Baylor before that, came up big when the game tightened up.

The Sooners stopped Texas on four of the Longhorns' last five possessions, and one huge Baker Mayfield touchdown pass led Oklahoma (5-1, 2-1 Big 12) to its second consecutive win in the series and its fourth in the last five years.

With just less than seven minutes lef, Mayfield found a wide-open Mark Andrews open along the sidelines for a 59-yard touchdown to put the Sooners back in front. Mayfield finished 17 of 27 with 302 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.

No. 1 Alabama 41, Arkansas 9

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Top-ranked Alabama extended its streak to 11 straight victories over Arkansas with a lopsided victory.

A stingy defense and running back Damien Harris, who had 125 yards and two touchdowns, powered the Crimson Tide (7-0, 4-0 SEC). Quarterback Jalen Hurts finished 12 of 19 for 155 yards with a touchdown and an interception.

Alabama flexed its muscle early, taking a 24-0 lead into halftime in Bryant-Denny Stadium. It took all of 15 seconds for the Crimson Tide to get on the scoreboard. On the first play from scrimmage, Harris broke free for a 75-yard touchdown down the left sideline.

No. 4 Georgia 53, Missouri 28

ATHENS, Ga. -- No. 4 Georgia rolled up 696 total yards to rout Missouri in a victory that will likely push the Bulldogs into the third spot in the poll.

It was certainly a good night to pad the stats for the Bulldogs (7-0, 4-0 SEC), who found themselves tied with Missouri at 21 before scoring the next 26 points. Freshman quarterback Jake Fromm enjoyed a stellar day, completing 18 of 26 passes for a career-high 326 yards and one touchdown. Georgia rushed for 372 yards.

Sony Michel recorded 86 yards and two scores, freshman D'Andre Swift totaled 94 and Nick Chubb added 70. Wide receiver Mecole Hardman scored twice -- on a 35-yard run and a 59-yard pass. Drew Lock accounted for all the points for Missouri (1-5, 0-4), completing 15 of 25 passes for 253 yards and four touchdowns. Emanuel Hall caught a pair of 63-yard TD passes for the Tigers.

No. 6 TCU 26, Kansas State 6

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- No. 6 TCU overcame a day of weather interruptions and offensive inconsistencies to defeat Kansas State in a game that was delayed at the start for three hours by severe weather.

TCU (6-0, 3-0 Big 12) scored on its first possession of the second half to open up a 20-3 lead and was never threatened. The Horned Frogs hold sole possession of first place in the Big 12, after Texas' loss to Oklahoma. Quarterback Kenny Hill was 27 of 37 for 297 yards. He also had a 10-yard touchdown run to open the scoring.

Kansas State (3-3, 1-2) provided little resistance. The Wildcats mustered just 216 yards of total offense and averaged 2.4 yards per carry. There was another delay of one hour in the fourth quarter.

No. 7 Wisconsin 17, Purdue 9

MADISON, Wis. -- Freshman running back Jonathan Taylor had 30 carries for 219 yards and a touchdown as No. 7 Wisconsin beat Purdue for the 12th straight time.

Taylor, a true freshman, has accumulated 986 rushing yards in six games for the Badgers. Wisconsin (6-0, 3-0 Big Ten) had three turnovers and eight penalties for 65 yards, but its defense kept the Boilermakers (3-3, 1-2) from scoring a touchdown. And senior linebacker Leon Jacobs came up big with a late save for the Badgers.

With Purdue posing a red-zone challenge on the 7-yard line, Jacobs picked off Elijah Sindelar with 8:14 left in the game. The pass was intended for freshman wide receiver Jackson Anthrop. Wisconsin held Purdue to 221 yards, including 155 passing.

No. 9 Ohio State 56, Nebraska 14

LINCOLN, Neb. -- JT Barrett tied a school record by accounting for seven touchdowns in Ohio State's romp over Nebraska.

Barrett set the mark last September in a win against Bowling Green. Barrett had five touchdowns passing, two rushing and 325 passing yards in a game that was over early. Ohio State (6-1, 4-0 Big Ten) scored on its first eight possessions and finished with 633 total yards, dispiriting a Nebraska fan base that expressed itself initially with anger, then absence.

Nebraska (3-4, 2-2) finished with 44 rushing yards on 16 carries in what was its third home loss of the season. The loss continued an angst-riddled season for the Cornhuskers. Athletic director Shawn Eichorst was fired last month days after a loss to Northern Illinois. Speculation has swirled much of the year that coach Mike Riley, now 18-15 in three seasons in Lincoln, could be next.

LSU 27, No. 10 Auburn 23

BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU erased a 20-point first-half deficit and freshman kicker Connor Culp kicked two field goals in the final 2:36 to lift the Tigers to an upset victory against No. 10 Auburn.

LSU (5-2, 2-1 SEC) trailed by 20 midway through the second quarter, but the Tigers rallied by holding Auburn (5-2, 3-1), which had averaged 48 points in its last three games, scoreless over the final 32 minutes to beat a ranked team for the second consecutive week.

Trailing 23-21, LSU moved the ball to the Auburn 25, where on fourth-and-1, Culp came in and split the uprights on the go-ahead 42-yard kick. After stopping Auburn on its next possession, Culp hit a 36-yard field goal with 38 seconds left to make it 27-23.

No. 11 Miami 25, Georgia Tech 24

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Quarterback Malik Rosier found wide receiver Darrell Langham for a crucial 28-yard fourth-down completion to help set up kicker Michael Badgley's 24-yard field goal as No. 11 Miami rallied for a victory over Georgia Tech.

Just a week after throwing the decisive touchdown pass to Langham in a 24-20 victory over Florida State, Rosier again found Langham down the right side. Langham appeared to catch the ball off his facemask as he tumbled to Georgia Tech's 15-yard line with just 33 seconds remaining.

Three plays later, Badgley kicked the decisive field goal with just four seconds remaining

The win kept the Hurricanes (5-0, 3-0 ACC) unbeaten while the Yellow Jackets (3-2, 2-1) lost for the first time since their overtime defeat to Tennessee in the opener. Rosier finished the game 23 of 37 for 297 yards. Sophomore Travis Homer, subbing for an injured Mark Walton, rushed for 170 yards, scoring on a 27-yard run and a 17-yard reception.

No. 13 USC 28, Utah 27

LOS ANGELES -- No. 13 USC rallied from a two-touchdown halftime deficit to defeat Utah.

The Trojans (6-1, 4-1 Pac-12) trailed the Utes (4-2, 1-2) 21-7 at intermission, the result of three first-half fumbles. Quarterback Sam Darnold threw two of his three touchdown passes, running back Ronald Jones II scored on a front-flip into the end zone to give USC the lead, and defensive back Ajene Harris stopped Utah quarterback Troy Williams on a game-deciding two-point conversion attempt with an open-field tackle to preserve the win.

Darnold finished 27 of 50 for 358 yards. Jones rushed 17 times for 111 yards. Williams finished 16 of 27 for 262 yards for Utah (4-2, 1-2).

No. 14 Oklahoma State 59, Baylor 16

STILLWATER, Okla. -- No. 14 Oklahoma State piled up a school-record 747 yards of offense and seven players scored touchdowns in a rout of Baylor.

After a fast start and a 7-0 lead by the Bears, it was all Oklahoma State (5-1, 2-1 Big 12). Quarterback Mason Rudolph tied a school record with his seventh career 400-yard passing game, finishing with 459 yards and three touchdowns. Wideout James Washington tied another school mark with his third career 200-yard receiving game, going for 235 and a touchdown.

Marcell Ateman posted a 119-yard receiving day, with a score. And running back Justice Hill ran for 117 yards and a touchdown, giving the Cowboys a 400-yard passer, two 100-yard receivers and a 100-yard rusher for just the fourth time in program history.

Baylor fell to 0-6 for the first time since 1969, when it finished 0-10. The Bears are 0-3 in league play.

No. 17 Michigan 27, Indiana 20 (OT)

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Karan Higdon rushed for 200 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winner, to lead No. 17 Michigan to an overtime victory against Indiana on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

Indiana's Griffin Oakes hit a 46-yard field goal as time expired in regulation to tie the game 20-20. On the first play in overtime, Higdon ran 25 yards for the touchdown, breaking around the left corner after Indiana appeared to have him bottled up as Michigan improved to 5-1 and 2-1 in the Big Ten. The Hoosiers fell to 3-3, 0-3.

Leading 13-10 in the fourth quarter, Higdon broke loose for a 59-yard touchdown run to give the Wolverines a 20-10 lead with 10:25 to go. Hoosiers quarterback Peyton Ramsey completed 20 of 41 passes for 178 yards with two interceptions.

No. 18 South Florida 33, Cincinnati 3

TAMPA, Fla. -- Quarterback Quinton Flowers totaled more than 260 yards of offense as South Florida lengthened the nation's longest streak with a rout of the University of Cincinnati.

Flowers had game highs in rushing (80 yards) and passing (178 yards) for the No. 18 Bulls (6-0, 3-0 AAC East), who have won 11 straight games and are 6-0 for the first time since 2007. Despite recording their lowest point total since Sept. 2 against Stony Brook, the Bulls reached the 30-point plateau for the 23rd straight game, tying the University of Oregon (2011-12) for the longest streak all-time.

Darius Tice rushed for 55 yards and a touchdown for South Florida, which remained perfect under head coach Charlie Strong despite being flagged for 137 yards of penalties. The Bearcats (2-5, 0-3) were limited to 95 rushing yards in losing for the fourth straight time.

Boise State 31, No. 19 San Diego State 14

SAN DIEGO -- Boise State ruined San Diego State's hopes of an unbeaten season and damaged its New Year's Day bowl bid, taking a 21-0 halftime lead en route to a Mountain West Conference victory at SDCCU Stadium.

The Broncos (4-2, 2-0) were led by a defense that had four sackles and 12 tackles for loss. The Aztecs (6-1, 1-1), notching four sacks and 12 tackles for loss. Boise State allowed only 83 rushing yards on 39 carries.

Boise State sealed the verdict with a 70-yard, nine-play touchdown drive. Alex Mattison powered into the end zone from the 4 with 4:52 left for the final points. He rushed 23 times for 128 yard.

No. 20 North Carolina State 35, Pittsburgh 17

PITTSBURGH -- Nyheim Hines was the difference-maker with two electric touchdowns as No. 20 North Carolina State overcame a slow start to beat Pittsburgh.

The Wolfpack (6-1, 4-0 ACC) failed to score on the opening drive of the game for just the second time this season and went into halftime tied at 14 with the Panthers (2-5, 0-3). After Pittsburgh started the scoring on a 33-yard pass from Ben DiNucci to receiver Jester Weah, Hines broke free two plays later for an 83-yard touchdown run to tie the game.

After a defensive stop by N.C. State, Hines then returned a Ryan Winslow punt 92 yards straight up the middle to give N.C. State the lead. Hines finished with 249 all-purpose yards.

No. 21 Michigan State 30, Minnesota 27

MINNEAPOLIS -- Junior running back LJ Scott rushed for 194 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries to help No. 21 Michigan State squeak by Minnesota a week after taking down then-No. 7 Michigan on the road.

The Spartans built a 23-6 lead after three quarters but Minnesota quarterback Demry Croft threw a trio of fourth-quarter touchdown passes to wide receiver Tyler Johnson to make things interesting. The Spartans extended the lead to 23-6 heading into the fourth quarter on a pair of Matt Coghlin field goals. Minnesota closed the gap to 10 when Scott fumbled at the Michigan State 27 with 12:45 left and Croft hit Johnson for a 28-yard touchdown two plays later.

The Spartans responded immediately, however, when Connor Heyward received the ensuing kickoff at the goal line and returned it 55 yards to the Minnesota 45-yard line. Just four plays later, Scott carried in from 6 yards for his second touchdown of the game to restore Michigan State's 17-point cushion.

No. 22 Central Florida 63, East Carolina 21

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Central Florida scored in every phase of the game, nine players found the end zone and the impressive Golden Knights cruised past East Carolina.

McKenzie Milton completed 21 of 27 passes for 324 yards with two touchdowns in just three quarters. Mike Hughes returned a punt 66 yards for a touchdown and defensive back Tre Neal scored on an interception return as the Knights improved to 5-0 overall and 3-0 in the American Athletic Conference.

It's the first 5-0 start for UCF since 1988, when the Golden Knights were playing in Division II. The Pirates (1-6, 1-3) have dropped three in a row and 10 of 11 dating to last season under second-year coach Scottie Montgomery.

No. 23 Stanford 49, Oregon 7

STANFORD, Calif. -- Bryce Love rushed for 147 yards in a little more than one half and Keller Chryst had a strong game as Stanford pounded Oregon.

Stanford (5-2, 4-1 Pac-12) has won four straight games and is now in first place in the Pac-12 North. The Ducks (4-3, 1-3) have lost three of their last four.

Love ran for two first-quarter touchdowns, including one that covered 67 yards. Although his 147 yards represented a season low, he rushed for more than 100 yards for the ninth consecutive game, tying a school record.

Stanford, which had 504 yards of total offense, used two quarterbacks, but Chryst got most of the playing time. He was 15-of-21 passing for 181 yards and three touchdowns.

Royce Freeman had 143 yards on the ground as the Ducks amassed 276 rushing yards. However, Oregon had virtually no passing threat.

West Virginia 46, No. 24 Texas Tech 35

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Will Grier threw five touchdown passes, including four unanswered during the second half when West Virginia climbed out of an 18-point hole to defeat No. 24 Texas Tech.

After suffering close losses to Virginia Tech and TCU, the Mountaineers (4-2, 2-1 Big 12) snapped a nine-game skid against Top 25 teams that dated back to 2014. Grier finished 32 of 41 passing for 352 yards, salvaging an offense that rushed for only 44 yards. The Big 12's leading rusher, Justin Crawford, finish with 47 yards on 14 attempts.

David Sills caught three touchdowns, adding to his FBS lead, now at 12. Ka'Raun White scored twice in the fourth quarter, one on a leaping 32-yarder and again on a 17-yarder that gave West Virginia its first lead at 39-35. Nic Shimonek tossed four scores for Texas Tech (4-2, 1-2), which led 35-17 midway through the third quarter.

Memphis 30, No. 25 Navy 27

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Memphis used five Navy turnovers to propel it to victory over the No. 25 Midshipmen.

The Tigers (5-1, 2-1 American Athletic Conference) got two interceptions from safety Austin Hall, the second of which clinched the win for Memphis with 1:42 to play.

The anticipated offensive show was dulled by an opportune Tiger defense, which gave up 314 rushing yards to Navy (5-1, 3-1), but that was an improvement over Memphis' last two games against the Mids, both losses.

Riley Ferguson threw for 279 yards and three touchdowns for Memphis.

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