Top 25 roundup: South Carolina stuns No. 3 Georgia

Top 25 roundup: South Carolina stuns No. 3 Georgia
Georgia’s Rodrigo Blankenship missed a 42-yard field-goal attempt wide left at the end of the second overtime Saturday as visiting South Carolina shocked the No. 3 Bulldogs 20-17 in Athens, Ga.

The Bulldogs (5-1, 2-1) had the ball first in overtime but turned it over on the second play, when Jake Fromm’s pass went off the hands of a receiver and into the arms of Israel Mukuamu for the sophomore cornerback’s third interception of the game.

South Carolina (3-3, 2-2 SEC), however, missed a 33-yard field-goal attempt on the subsequent drive that would have won the game. The Gamecocks settled for a 24-yard field goal by Parker White to start the second extra period.

Georgia had to work just to reach overtime. With just over six minutes to play and trailing 17-10, the Bulldogs started at their own 4-yard line before driving the length of the field to tie the game on a 6-yard touchdown pass by Fromm to Demetris Robertson with 1:48 left to play.

No. 1 Alabama 47, No. 24 Texas A&M 28

Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa threw four touchdown passes, and the Crimson Tide rolled over the Aggies in a matchup of Southeastern Conference West teams in College Station, Texas.

A crowd of 106,769, the second-biggest in Kyle Field history, saw the Alabama (6-0, 3-0 SEC) spot Texas A&M (3-3, 1-2 SEC) an early touchdown before responding with 24 consecutive points.

The Crimson Tide thwarted the Aggies’ late comeback bid with running back Brian Robinson Jr.’s 2-yard touchdown run and a blocked punt for a touchdown early in the fourth quarter.

No. 2 Clemson 45, Florida State 14

Trevor Lawrence passed for 170 yards and three touchdowns and ran for a fourth as the Tigers cruised to a victory against the Seminoles in Clemson, S.C.

It was the 21st consecutive victory for Clemson, extending the nation’s longest active winning streak, and their 750th win in program history, making the Tigers the 15th FBS team to reach that milestone and the first in the ACC.

Lawrence finished 17 of 25 and was intercepted once. James Blackman started at quarterback for Florida State, and he and Alex Hornibrook were a combined 17 of 35 for 150 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions.

No. 5 LSU 42, No. 7 Florida 28

Joe Burrow threw three touchdown passes, and Clyde Edwards-Helaire ran for two scores as the Tigers held off the Gators in an SEC showdown in Baton Rouge, La.

Burrow completed 21 of 24 passes for 293 yards, Ja’Marr Chase caught seven passes for 127 yards and two touchdowns and Justin Jefferson caught 10 for 123 yards and one touchdown for the Tigers (6-0, 2-0).

Florida (6-1, 3-1) quarterback Kyle Trask completed 23 of 39 passes for 310 yards and three touchdowns, but threw a crucial interception to freshman Derek Stingley Jr. in the Tigers’ end zone with LSU leading by a touchdown midway through the fourth quarter.

No. 6 Oklahoma 34, No. 11 Texas 27

Wide receiver CeeDee Lamb twice came up with big touchdowns in the second half as the Sooners held off the Longhorns at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.

Lamb scored touchdowns of 51 and 27 yards after halftime to help Oklahoma (6-0, 3-0 Big 12) take the lead for good and then protect it. He finished with 10 catches for 171 yards and three touchdowns. He also scored Oklahoma’s first touchdown of the game.

Sam Ehlinger threw for 210 yards but no touchdowns for the Longhorns (4-2, 2-1), who stayed close with the help of two takeaways in the red zone in the first half. But the Sooners defense made life difficult for Texas, sacking Ehlinger nine times and totaling 15 tackles for loss.

No. 8 Wisconsin 38, Michigan State 0

Junior running back Jonathan Taylor scored two touchdowns to pace the Badgers over the Spartans in Madison, Wis.

Junior quarterback Jack Coan threw for another score to hand Michigan State (4-3, 2-2 Big Ten) its second straight loss against a ranked opponent.

Wisconsin (6-0, 3-0) recorded its fourth shutout this season and had an interception returned for a touchdown. The Badgers’ defense has scored four touchdowns this season and held opponents to only four touchdowns.

No. 9 Notre Dame 30, USC 27

Ian Book passed for 165 yards and one touchdown and rushed for 49 yards and another score as the Fighting Irish fended off the visiting Trojans’ rally in South Bend, Ind.

Cole Kmet and Braden Lenzy also scored touchdowns for Notre Dame (5-1), which won its 15th home game in a row. Tony Jones Jr. led a dominant ground attack with 25 carries for 176 yards.

True freshman Kedon Slovis completed 24 of 35 passes for 255 yards and two touchdowns for USC (3-3). Amon-Ra St. Brown and Tyler Vaughns each hauled in a touchdown pass from Slovis, and Markese Stepp had a rushing touchdown.

No. 10 Penn State 17, No. 17 Iowa 12

Noah Cain rushed for 102 yards and the eventual game-winning touchdown as the Nittany Lions remained unbeaten with a Big Ten Conference win over the Hawkeyes in Iowa City.

Cain’s 5-yard run with 5:17 left in the game expanded the lead to two scores, an insurmountable lead given the quality of the defenses. It occurred eight plays after the Nittany Lions’ Jaquan Brisker intercepted Nate Stanley to take possession at the Hawkeyes’ 35-yard line.

Quarterback Sean Clifford completed 12 of 24 passes for 117 yards for Penn State (6-0, 3-0), his first game under 200 yards this season. But Clifford contributed 52 yards on 16 rushes, extending multiple drives with key scrambles for first downs.

No. 15 Utah 52, Oregon State 7

The Utes started fast and rolled to an easy win over the host Beavers in Corvallis, Ore., as quarterback Tyler Huntley threw for 247 yards and two touchdowns.

Zack Moss returned from a shoulder injury and ran for 121 yards and two touchdowns — including a 91-yard score in the first quarter — on just five carries. Moss’ big run was the third-longest rush in Utah (5-1, 2-1 Pac 12) football history and the fourth-longest play from scrimmage.

Oregon State (2-4, 1-2) avoided the shutout with 56 seconds left in the game on backup quarterback Tristan Gebbia’s 15-yard touchdown pass to Calvin Tyler Jr. along the sideline.

No. 16 Michigan 42, Illinois 25

Shea Patterson passed for three touchdowns and ran for another as the Wolverines held off the Fighting Illini in Champaign, Ill.

Patterson passed for 194 yards, while Hassan Haskins gained 125 yards on 12 carries and scored his first career touchdown. Zach Charbonnet added 116 yards on 18 carries for Michigan (5-1, 3-1 Big Ten), which nearly squandered a 28-point lead.

Matt Robinson passed for one score and ran for another for Illinois (2-4, 0-3), which cut Michigan’s lead to 28-25 with 12:50 remaining. The Wolverines scored on their next possession, and Patterson scored from a yard out with 6:21 left to clinch the win.

No. 18 Arizona State 38, Washington State 34

Freshman quarterback Jayden Daniels set season highs with 363 passing yards and three touchdowns and scored on a 17-yard scramble with 34 seconds remaining to lead the Sun Devils to a Pac-12 victory over the Cougars in Tempe, Ariz.

Sun Devils wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk had career highs with 196 yards receiving and three scores, and halfback Eno Benjamin rushed for season-high 137 yards and a touchdown for Arizona State (5-1, 2-1 Pac-12).

In the Sun Devils’ 75-yard game-winning drive, Benjamin had four receptions for 30 yards and a 5-yard run on fourth-and-2 with 61 seconds remaining. Daniels completed a season-high 26 passes in 36 attempts without an interception.

Louisville 62, No. 19 Wake Forest 59

Hassan Hall scored two touchdowns, including one on a 100-yard kickoff return, in the Cardinals’ road upset of the Demon Deacons in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Hill gained 220 yards on kickoff returns, and also scored on an 8-yard run. Louisville quarterbacks Micale Cunningham and Evan Conley threw two touchdown passes apiece, with Dez Fitzpatrick catching two of those.

The Cardinals (4-2, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) compiled 520 yards of total offense in the second-highest scoring game in ACC history. Wake Forest had 668 total yards.

No. 22 Baylor 33, Texas Tech 30 (2OT)

JaMycal Hasty ran for a 5-yard touchdown in the second overtime to give the Bears a win over the Red Raiders in Waco, Texas.

Baylor (6-0, 3-0 Big 12) has won three games by eight points or less. It tallied five sacks in the game against a Texas Tech team that had allowed only four sacks in its first five games of the season.

Charlie Brewer finished with three touchdown runs, including a 1-yard score in the first overtime, and completed 24 of 37 passes for the Bears. Jett Duffey completed 31 of 42 attempts for 362 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions for Texas Tech (3-3, 1-2).

Temple 30, No. 23 Memphis 28

The Owls forced four turnovers that led to 16 points and hung on at the end to upset the Tigers in Philadelphia.

Memphis (5-1, 1-1 AAC) got the ball back at its 16 with 48 seconds left, but Temple (5-1, 2-0) held off five offensive plays.

Temple quarterback Anthony Russo finished 20 of 33 for 224 yards and two touchdowns, and wide receiver Branden Mack grabbed nine receptions for 125 yards and a score. Kicker Will Mobley booted three field goals, all in the first half to help the Owls lead 23-7.

No. 25 Cincinnati 38, Houston 23

Desmond Ridder threw for three touchdowns and rushed for another, and the Bearcats scored 21 points off five turnovers to record a victory over the host Cougars.

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Ridder completed 14 of 24 passes for 263 yards, and safety Ja’von Hicks had two interceptions and a fumble recovery as the Bearcats (5-1, 2-0 AAC) won their fourth straight game.

Clayton Tune went just 9 of 27 for 184 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions for the Cougars (2-4, 0-2). Houston also received a scoring strike when Bryson Smith connected with fellow wideout Jeremy Singleton on a 50-yard pass in the second quarter.
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