College Football Today

By The Associated Press

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STARS

—Matt Scott, Arizona, had 469 total yards and accounted for four TDs in the Wildcats’ 39-36 win over No. 10 Southern California.

—Marqise Lee, USC, caught 16 passes for a Pac-12-record 345 yards and two TDs in the Trojans’ 39-36 loss to Arizona.

—Collin Klein, Kansas State, threw for 233 yards and accounted for four TDs as the No. 4 Wildcats roughed up No. 15 Texas Tech 55-24.

—Brett Hundley, UCLA, threw for 274 yards and four TDs and set up Ka’imi Fairbairn’s 33-yard field goal as the game ended in the Bruins’ 45-43 shootout victory over Arizona State.

—Connor Shaw, South Carolina, threw for a career-high 356 yards and three touchdowns, and ran for another score to help the No. 17 Gamecocks overcome the loss of tailback Marcus Lattimore for a 38-35 victory over Tennessee.

—Tyler Bray, Tennessee, passed for 368 yards and threw three of his four TDs to Zach Rogers in the Vols’ 38-35 loss to No. 17 South Carolina.

—Gio Bernard, North Carolina, returned a punt 74 yards for the go-ahead touchdown and ran for 135 yards and two more scores, helping the Tar Heels stun rival North Carolina State 43-35 to end a five-year losing streak in the series.

—Ryan Griffin, Tulane, threw for 466 yards and five TDs to help the Green Wave defeat Alabama-Birmingham 55-45.

—Mike Glennon, North Carolina State, threw for a career-high 467 yards and five TDs in a 43-35 loss to rival North Carolina.

—Jeff Mathews, Cornell, threw for 525 yards and four TDs a 37-35 victory over Princeton.

—Jamaal Williams, BYU, scored four TDs in 41-17 victory over Georgia Tech.

—Miguel Maysonet, Stony Brook, ran for 212 yards and two TDs as the Seawolves blew out Presbyterian 56-17.

—Trae Heeter, Butler, rushed for 231 yards and two TDs to lead the Bulldogs over Davidson 31-20.

—Rob Hollomon, Central Connecticut State, rushed for 207 yards and three TDs in a 32-30 win over St. Francis (Pa.).

—Jordan Lynch, Northern Illinois, threw four TD passes, ran for two more and had 410 total yards in a 48-34 victory over Western Michigan.

—Kain Colter, Northwestern, ran for 166 yards and three TDs and threw for another score in a 28-17 win over Iowa.

—David Fluellen, Toledo, ran for a career-high 228 yards and two TDs in a 25-20 win over Buffalo.

—Richard Cue, South Carolina State, threw for 366 yards and four TDs to different receivers in a 41-23 victory over Howard.

—Grant Enders, Towson, passed for four TDs and rushed for another in a 49-35 win over Villanova.

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No. 5 Irish stay unbeaten, top No. 8 Sooners 30-13

NORMAN, Okla. — Everett Golson threw for 177 yards and plunged in for the decisive 1-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter, Manti Te’o bolstered his Heisman Trophy candidacy with a late interception and No. 5 Notre Dame beat No. 8 Oklahoma 30-13 on Saturday night to remain undefeated.

Te’o, the standout linebacker who has a penchant for causing turnovers, dove when Landry Jones’ pass ricocheted off of Jalen Saunders and got his gloved hands under it. Kyle Brindza tacked on his third field goal soon after, and Theo Riddick added a late touchdown run as the Fighting Irish (8-0) put it away with 20 fourth-quarter points.

Jones threw for 356 yards with no touchdowns for the Sooners (5-2), who were still clinging to hope they could get back in the national title race before the loss. Saunders caught 15 passes for 181 yards.

Notre Dame is off to its best start in a decade, doing so as the only team in the country with four wins against Top 25 teams — including two on the road against top 10 foes.

The game revived a rivalry that had been largely dormant since the 1960s, with only one meeting since then — in Bob Stoops’ first season as the Sooners’ coach in 1999. The Irish won eight of the first nine meetings, including three times when they handed Oklahoma its only loss of the season — most notably in 1957, when the Sooners’ NCAA-record 47-game winning streak was snapped.
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LATTIMORE INJURED

South Carolina star Marcus Lattimore was taken to a hospital after injuring his right knee against Tennessee.

Lattimore was running through the left side when he was struck around the knees by defensive back Eric Gordon, whipping his right leg around and slamming it against the turf. South Carolina trainers immediately rushed to his side, keeping Lattimore flat on his back as the junior running back attempted to sit up and see the injury.

He was taken off the field on a cart and went to the hospital for further evaluation, the school announced.

Lattimore missed the final six games last season after tearing ligaments in his right knee against Mississippi State.

This injury looked like it might be just as bad.

After several minutes lying on the field, Tennessee’s players came out to wish Lattimore well. South Carolina’s entire team followed as the crowd at Williams-Brice Stadium chanted Lattimore’s name.

Lattimore’s mother, Yolanda Smith, joined her son in the locker room.

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DUCKS RUNAWAY

The Oregon Ducks spent all last week saying they weren’t looking past Colorado to next weekend’s Pac-12 showdown at USC.

So after the second-ranked Ducks easily dispatched the Buffaloes 70-14 at Autzen Stadium, it was OK to finally talk about the Trojans.

Well, sort of. USC was still just another “faceless opponent” to undefeated Oregon, especially after the Trojans lost to Arizona 39-36.

Kenjon Barner rushed for 104 yards and two touchdowns, while De’Anthony Thomas rushed for another score and added a 73-yard punt return for a touchdown against the overmatched Buffs. Most of Oregon’s offensive starters were pulled by the midway point of the second quarter.

The Ducks (8-0, 5-0) built a 56-0 lead by halftime and their 70 points were the most they’d ever scored against a conference opponent. It was Oregon’s 11th straight overall victory dating to a 38-35 loss at home to USC last season.
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NUMBERS

7 – Turnovers forced by Kent State in its 35-23 win over No. 18 Rutgers.

16 – Straight Big 12 losses by Kansas after Texas rallied for a 21-17 win in the closing seconds.

21 – Games for the home winning streak by Wisconsin that ended with a 16-13 loss to Michigan State.

512 – Yards rushing by Navy in its 56-28 rout of East Carolina.

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GEORGIA’S BIG WIN

Georgia’s defense was far from soft against rival Florida.

And now the Gators are no longer undefeated and no longer in charge in the Southeastern Conference’s Eastern Division.

The 12th-ranked Bulldogs stuffed No. 3 Florida from every angle, forcing six turnovers in a 17-9 victory that left them on the cusp of the SEC championship game.

Call it the World’s Largest Outdoor Turnover Party, and it gave Georgia consecutive wins in the series for the first time since 1989.

The Bulldogs can clinch the East and a spot in the conference title game with wins against Ole Miss and Auburn the next two weeks.

If they play defense like they did against Florida, getting to Atlanta should be a mere formality.