Top 25 roundup: No. 2 Penn State clobbers No. 19 Michigan

Oct 22, 2017 - 7:53 PM STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Heisman Trophy candidate Saquon Barkley scored three touchdowns as No. 2 Penn State routed No. 19 Michigan 42-13 on Saturday night.

Barkley scored on runs of 69 and 15 yards in the first quarter, and a 42-yard reception from Trace McSorley with 13:11 left in the game.

The national leader in all-purpose yards per game when play began (217.0), Barkley finished with 176 yards -- 108 yards on 15 rushes, 53 on three receptions and a 15-yard kickoff return.

McSorley, who ran 11 times for 76 yards and three touchdowns, clicked on 17 of 26 passes for 282 yards and the score to Barkley. He was also intercepted once.

Playing before a Beaver Stadium-record crowd of 110,823, the Lions (7-0, 4-0 Big Ten) piled up a 506-269 yardage advantage despite facing a team that began the night allowing an FBS-best 223.8 yards a game.

Michigan fell to 5-2, 2-2 in the Big Ten.



No. 1 Alabama 45, Tennessee 7

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama recorded nearly 500 more yards than the Volunteers and extended its winning streak over Tennessee to 11 straight games.

The Crimson Tide's stingy defense allowed only 108 total yards and held redshirt freshman quarterback Jarrett Guarantano, making his second career start, to 44 yards on 9-of-16 passing. He was intercepted once as Alabama held Tennessee's offense scoreless.

The Crimson Tide's balanced offense rolled to 604 yards and scored four touchdowns on the ground.

Alabama (8-0, 5-0 SEC) led 21-0 at halftime as the Volunteers (3-4, 0-4) remained winless in conference play.



No. 4 TCU 43, Kansas 0

Quarterback Kenny Hill threw for five touchdowns and 278 yards as the Horned Frog shut out overmatched Kansas in Fort Worth, Texas.

Hill completed 19 of 26 passes for the Horned Frogs (7-0, 4-0 Big 12), while the Jayhawks (1-6, 0-4) never came close to scoring in suffering their 44th straight road loss, dating back to 2009.

They started the fourth quarter with minus-6 yards of offense and needed a late surge to finish with 21 total yards. Kansas picked up four first downs for the night, two via penalty.

The game was played with a mostly continuous running clock for the last 12 minutes in order to finish it before a cell of severe thunderstorms hit the area.



No. 5 Wisconsin 38, Maryland 13

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin freshman running back Jonathan Taylor rushed 22 times for 126 yards and one touchdown and also had a 24-yard reception as the Badgers (7-0, 4-0 Big Ten) earned their best start since a 7-0 mark in 2004.

Taylor has 144 carries for 1,012 yards and 11 touchdowns, tying the FBS freshman record for fewest games to reach the 1,000-yard milestone. He joined Emmitt Smith, Marshall Faulk, Adrian Peterson, Jamario Thomas and P.J. Hill as freshmen to hit the 1,000-yard mark in seven games. Maryland drops to 3-4, 1-3.



No. 8 Miami 27, Syracuse 19

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- The Hurricanes (6-0, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) won their 11th straight game, beating the Orange (4-4, 2-2), who had upset Clemson last week.

An 85-yard touchdown drive that started with less than five minutes remaining clinched the win for Miami.

Quarterback Malik Rosier passed for 344 yards and two touchdowns, and Miami's defense intercepted Orange quarterback Eric Dungey four times.



No. 9 Oklahoma 42, Kansas State 35

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Rodney Anderson scored on a 22-yard touchdown run with seven seconds left to give the Sooners (6-1, 3-1 Big 12) the victory.

Oklahoma rallied from a 21-7 deficit to capture the win over the Wildcats (3-4, 1-3).

Kansas State tied the score 35-35 when Alex Delton threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Isaiah Zuber with 2:25 remaining.

But Baker Mayfield led the Sooners on a 76-yard march to win the game.



No. 10 Oklahoma State 13, Texas 10 (OT)

AUSTIN, Texas -- Oklahoma State safety Ramon Richards intercepted a pass from Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger in the end zone in overtime to provide the Cowboys with the win.

Oklahoma State (6-1, 3-1 Big 12) took the lead in overtime with a 34-yard field goal by Matt Ammendola, who missed from 29 yards late in regulation. Texas (3-4, 2-2), in field goal range to tie the game at the Cowboys' 6, got greedy as Ehlinger tried to lob a pass to Jerrod Heard that was intercepted, ending the game.



No. 13 Notre Dame 49, No. 11 USC 14

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Running back Josh Adams and quarterback Brandon Wimbush led another impressive Notre Dame rushing attack in the rout of USC.

Adams (19 carries, 191 yards) and Wimbush (14 carries, 106 yards) combined for five touchdowns. It marked the fourth time this season Notre Dame has had multiple players rush for at least 100 yards.

Notre Dame (6-1) gashed USC (6-2) for 377 yards on the ground, well above the Trojans' defensive average of 146.7 rushing yards allowed entering the game. The Fighting Irish outgained USC 497-336.

USC quarterback Sam Darnold completed 20 of 28 passes for 229 yards, two touchdowns and one interception before giving way to reserve Matt Fink for much of the fourth quarter.



No. 14 Virginia Tech 59, North Carolina 7

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Virginia Tech set school records for points and margin of victory in an ACC game while becoming bowl eligible for the 25th straight season.

The Hokies (6-1, 2-1 ACC) scored on offense, defense and special teams while dispatching the Tar Heels (1-7, 0-5) for the 11th time in 14 meetings as ACC opponents.

Virginia Tech forced three turnovers, recorded six sacks and had 13 tackles for loss.



No. 15 Washington State 28, Colorado 0

An outstanding defensive effort powered Washington State (7-1, 4-1 Pac-12) on a night when driving rain and just-above-freezing temperature rendered mounting an offensive attack difficult in Pullman, Wash.

The Cougars held Colorado (4-4, 1-4) below 100 total yards of offense until the third quarter, and just 174 yards on the night. Colorado changed quarterbacks at halftime, with Sam Noyer replacing Steven Montez. Neither had much success.

Washington State quarterback Luke Falk threw three touchdown passes while completing 17 of 34 passing for 197 yards.



No. 16 South Florida 34, Tulane 28

NEW ORLEANS -- Quarterback Quinton Flowers accounted for 265 yards from scrimmage, threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as South Florida held off a 21-point Tulane second-half rally.

USF (7-0, 4-0 AAC) is off to its best start in school history and extended the nation's longest active winning streak to 12 games.

The Bulls scored at least 30 points for an FBS-record 24th consecutive game, surpassing the 23-game streak posted by Chip Kelly's Oregon teams in 2011-12.

Flowers threw for 127 yards, completing 10-of-24 passes, and ran for 138 yards on 13 carries.



No. 18 Michigan State 17, Indiana 9

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- The Spartans (6-1, 5-0 Big Ten) trailed most of the game but scored two touchdowns over the final 5:59 to earn the win and reclaim the Old Brass Spittoon.

Indiana (3-4, 0-4) led 9-3 entering the fourth quarter but has now lost to four ranked teams in conference play.

Michigan State finally found the end zone with 5:59 remaining on a 10-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Brian Lewerke to wide receiver Felton Davis to put the Spartans ahead 10-9.



No. 20 Central Florida 31, Navy 21

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Adrian Killins Jr. ran 15 times for 122 yards and two touchdowns, and McKenzie Milton threw for one score in the Knights' victory.

The Knights (6-0, 4-0 AAC), who were 0-12 in 2015, are off to the best start in school history. Navy had won 17 games in a row at home.

Navy (5-2, 3-2) was led by quarterback Zach Abey, who ran 25 times for 126 yards. He has rushed for more than 100 yards in eight straight games, a school record. But Abey was shaken up on a run with 11:16 left in the third quarter. He left the game and didn't return.



No. 21 Auburn 52, Arkansas 20

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Junior running backs Kamryn Pettway and Kerryon Johnson rushed for a combined 153 yards and four touchdowns as Auburn bounced back from a disappointing road loss last week at LSU.

Auburn piled up 629 yards of total offense and scored touchdowns on five of its seven second-half possessions to break the game open after leading 17-6 at halftime.

Pettway rushed for 90 yards and three touchdowns for the Tigers.

Arkansas quarterback Cole Kelley, a redshirt freshman who made his second consecutive of start of injured senior Austin Allen, completed 15 of 26 passes for 163 yards. Kelley was sacked six times and fumbled the ball away twice.



No. 23 West Virginia 38, Baylor 36

WACO, Texas -- West Virginia let a 25-point lead slip away in the fourth quarter, but still won.

Quarterback Will Grier passed for 375 yards and five touchdowns and the Mountaineers came up with a crucial late defensive play.

Baylor backup quarterback Charlie Brewer passed for 109 yards and two touchdowns, all in the fourth quarter. He hit running back Trestan Ebner for a 9-yard touchdown with 17 seconds left, bringing the Bears (0-7, 0-4 Big 12) within a two-point conversion.

But West Virginia linebacker Xavier Preston sacked Brewer on the two-point attempt, preserving the win for West Virginia (5-2, 3-1).



No. 24 LSU 40, Mississippi 24

LSU running back Derrius Guice rushed for 276 yards on 22 carries to lead the Tigers to victory in Oxford, Miss.

Guice holds the school record with 285 yards, achieved last year against Texas A&M. He is the first running back in SEC history to rush for more than 250 yards in at least three games.

It was a sweet win for LSU coach Ed Orgeron, who was the Rebels coach from 2005 to 2007.

LSU (6-2, 3-1 SEC) has won three consecutive games since losing its homecoming contest to Troy on Sept. 30.






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