19 Texas 48, 7 Oklahoma 45
Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger had Texas ahead by three touchdowns over Oklahoma going into the fourth quarter of the Red River rivalry game Saturday at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.
But Ehlinger still needed one more drive to win the game, and he delivered, setting up the freshman Cameron Dicker’s 40-yard field goal with nine seconds left and giving 19th-ranked Texas (5-1, 3-0 Big 12) a victory over the No. 7 Sooners (5-1, 2-1), whom Kyler Murray had rallied with three touchdowns in a six-minute span.
“The first three quarters were very impressive,” Texas Coach Tom Herman said of Ehlinger. “But maybe that last drive was the most impressive to me, because when we had really given up a lot of the energy and certainly in a tie ballgame, to let them back in, for him to go shut the door, with his teammates, that says a lot about his grit.”
Ehlinger completed 24 of 35 passes for 314 yards and ran 19 times for 72 yards. He converted third-and-3 on Texas’ final drive with a 4-yard keeper, and his 8-yard draw to the middle of the field set up the winning kick in the highest-scoring game in the 113-game series.
Murray completed 19 of 26 passes for 304 yards and four touchdowns and ran for 92 yards. But he also had two turnovers: an interception, just his third of the season, and a big fumble in the third quarter while he was scrambling.
22 Florida 27, 5 Louisiana State 19
Lamical Perine scored twice on short runs, one after a trick play in the fourth quarter, and No. 22 Florida (5-1, 3-1 Southeastern Conference), playing at home, beat fifth-ranked Louisiana State (5-1, 2-1) in another nail-biter in the series.
Brad Stewart’s 25-yard interception return for a touchdown — the first pick Joe Burrow has thrown this season — sealed the victory for the Gators.
A week after the Gators beat Mississippi State with a double pass, Feleipe Franks handed off to the seldom-used tight end Lucas Krull, slipped around the right end mostly unnoticed and caught a 15-yard pass from Krull that set up Perine’s second score.
The drive was huge for Florida, which had dropped six of the last eight games in the series and two in a row in Gainesville. It immediately followed a go-ahead drive by L.S.U. that featured two long runs from Nick Brossette. Brossette ran for 79 yards on that drive, including a 2-yard plunge that put the Tigers up by 19-14 with 8 minutes 48 seconds to play.
1 Alabama 65, Arkansas 31
Tua Tagovailoa passed for 334 yards and four touchdowns as No. 1 Alabama (6-0, 3-0 SEC) ran its winning streak against host Arkansas (1-5, 0-3) to 12 straight.
It took just one play for Alabama to set the tone as Tagovailoa hit tight end Irv Smith Jr. on a pass across the middle that Smith took 76 yards to the end zone for a 7-0 lead just 21 seconds into the game.
The game was never close after that. On the Crimson Tide’s second possession, Tagovailoa hit Smith again, and the 6-foot-4 junior ripped off another big gain before he was stripped from behind by Ryan Pulley. Alabama receiver Henry Ruggs III picked up the fumble in stride and carried it the remaining 12 yards for a touchdown and a 14-0 lead with 10:01 left in the first quarter.
The margin grew to 21-0 before Arkansas got on the scoreboard. The Razorbacks drove 76 yards in eight plays as Ty Storey found success in the short passing game. Storey hit C.J. O’Grady with an 8-yard pass in the corner of the end zone.
3 Ohio State 49, Indiana 26
Dwayne Haskins Jr. passed for a career-best 455 yards and six touchdowns, and No. 3 Ohio State (6-0, 3-0 Big Ten) pulled away in the fourth quarter and beat visiting Indiana (4-2, 1-2).
A week after a hard-won victory at Penn State, the Buckeyes were forced to work hard by quarterback Peyton Ramsey and an Indiana offense that took advantage of early defensive mistakes. The Buckeyes did not get a handle on the game until Haskins hooked up with Terry McLaurin for a 17-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth and then added a 30-yard scoring pass to Binjimen Victor with seven minutes left.
Haskins, who tied a program record with the six touchdown throws, continued to add to his growing Heisman Trophy buzz, completing 33 of 44 passes and connecting for two touchdowns each with Parris Campbell and McLaurin and one each to Johnnie Dixon and Victor. Haskins also threw an interception.
4 Clemson 63, Wake Forest 3
Travis Etienne rushed for 167 yards and three scores, and No. 4 Clemson (6-0, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) ran for 471 yards in a rout of host Wake Forest (3-3, 0-2).
Three Tigers had at least 100 yards rushing, the first time the team has done that since 2006 during its most productive rushing performance since 1981. In addition to Etienne, who scored on runs of 59, 3 and 70 yards, Lyn-J Dixon rushed for 163 yards, and Adam Choice had 128. Dixon had touchdown runs of 65 and 52 yards, and Choice had a 64-yard touchdown run.
The freshman Trevor Lawrence completed 20 of 25 passes for 175 yards with a 55-yard touchdown throw to Justyn Ross and a 20-yarder to Tee Higgins before leaving in the third quarter. This was his second start and his first on the road.
9 West Virginia 38, Kansas 22
Will Grier threw four touchdown passes and committed four turnovers, and No. 9 West Virginia (5-0, 3-0 Big 12) beat visiting Kansas (2-4, 0-3).
West Virginia has won its first five games for the second time in three seasons. The heavily favored Mountaineers had no trouble moving the ball, but Grier’s efforts to throw into tight coverage near the goal line cost his team plenty of points.
Grier was intercepted three times in the first half in the end zone or at the goal line, twice by cornerback Hasan Defense. Grier also had a third-quarter fumble on a scramble. West Virginia had committed a total of six turnovers in its previous four games.
15 Michigan 42, Maryland 21
Shea Patterson threw for a season-high 282 yards and three touchdowns, helping No. 15 Michigan (5-1, 3-0 Big Ten) brush off a sloppy start and beat visiting Maryland (3-2, 1-1).
The Wolverines fell behind late in the first quarter and did not take the lead again until midway through the second. They scored 24 straight points and added one more touchdown and a 2-point conversion with 6:37 remaining, sealing their fifth straight victory.
The Terrapins went ahead on Ty Johnson’s 98-yard kickoff return with 1:10 left in the first half, but they did not score again until early in the fourth quarter.
17 Miami 28, Florida State 27
N’Kosi Perry threw four touchdown passes, and No. 17 Miami (5-1, 2-0 A.C.C.) pulled off its biggest comeback ever against Florida State (3-3, 1-3), rallying from 20 points down to top the visiting Seminoles.
Brevin Jordan’s 41-yard touchdown catch with just under 12 minutes left put the Hurricanes ahead for good after they had rallied from a 27-7 second-half deficit.
Perry’s numbers were not great — 13 for 32, 204 yards — but he made big throws when they mattered. The go-ahead score to Jordan came one play after Perry had threaded a 32-yard throw to Jeff Thomas on third-and-10, the Hurricanes having gone 73 yards in about half a minute for the lead.
Northwestern 29, 20 Michigan State 19
Clayton Thorson threw for 373 yards and three touchdowns, and visiting Northwestern (2-3, 2-1 Big Ten) recovered from another second-half slip, beating No. 20 Michigan State (3-2, 1-1).
The Spartans entered with the nation’s top-ranked run defense and held Northwestern to 8 yards on the ground, but the Wildcats moved the ball consistently through the air, and Michigan State’s offense was mostly inept except for a brief stretch in the third quarter.
Iowa State 48, 25 Oklahoma State 42
The third-string quarterback Brock Purdy completed 18 of 23 passes for 318 yards and four touchdowns, helping lead Iowa State (2-3, 1-2 Big 12) to a victory at No. 25 Oklahoma State (4-2, 1-2).
Purdy, a true freshman, had played just one series before this game. But he stepped in on the second series and immediately lit a spark in Iowa State. He also had a rushing touchdown. Tyler Cornelius was 19 of 33 passing for 289 yards and four touchdowns for Oklahoma State, which lost its second consecutive home game.
21 Colorado 28, Arizona State 21
Wide receiver Laviska Shenault scored four touchdowns, and 21st-ranked Colorado (5-0, 2-0 Pacific-12) beat visiting Arizona State (3-3, 1-2) for just the second time in the program’s history.
The Buffaloes overcame the ejection of the star linebacker Nate Landman in the second quarter and stifled Arizona State running back Eno Benjamin in the second half. Benjamin finished with 120 yards and two touchdowns. But he managed just 23 yards after halftime.
23 N.C. State 28, Boston College 23
Reggie Gallaspy ran for a career-best 104 yards and two touchdowns, and No. 23 North Carolina State (5-0, 2-0 A.C.C.), which squandered most of a big second-half lead, held on and defeated visiting Boston College (4-2, 1-1).
■ Quarterback A. J. Bush ran for 116 yards and two touchdowns and threw for one more as Illinois (3-2, 1-1 Big Ten) used a big ground game to beat host Rutgers (1-5, 0-3), 38-17, sending the Scarlet Knights to their fifth straight loss.
Jonathan Hilliman scored on a 32-yard run, and the freshman Art Sitkowski added a 7-yard touchdown pass to tight end Travis Vokolek to narrow Rutgers’s deficit to 24-14 at the half. Gavin Haggerty added a 20-yard field goal with less than six minutes to play, but Epstein scored on the first play after Illinois recovered an onside kick.
■ Pittsburgh’s Darrin Hall ran for 107 yards and two touchdowns, including the go-ahead score in overtime, as the Panthers (3-3, 2-1 A.C.C.) rallied past visiting Syracuse (4-2, 1-2), 44-37.
Syracuse’s Eric Dungey completed 18 of 38 passes for 195 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions on an erratic day in which he also ran for a team-high 70 yards and a touchdown.
■ Josh Bean threw for 262 yards and two touchdowns, and Columbia (3-1) defeated visiting Marist (1-4), 34-24.
■ John Lovett threw for three touchdowns and ran for one more, and host Princeton (3-0) scored eight unanswered touchdowns, burying Lehigh (1-3), 66-7. Ryan Quigley and Charlie Volker each ran for two touchdowns for the Tigers.
■ Daniel Smith ran for three touchdowns and threw for a fourth as Campbell (5-1) dismantled visiting Wagner (1-5), 49-3, in its final nonconference game.
Game summaries by The Associated Press.