Easy Day for Top Teams
Tuscaloosa, Ala. — AJ McCarron completed 15 of 16 passes for 166 yards and four touchdowns in the first half and No. 1 Alabama rolled past Georgia State 45-3 on Saturday.
The Crimson Tide (5-0) jumped ahead 38-0 by halftime against the Panthers (0-5), a first-year Football Bowl Subdivision team.
McCarron led Alabama to touchdowns on each of his five possessions before leaving the game. He completed his first 12 passes, putting him in a three-way tie for the Tide’s third-longest streak.
No. 2 Oregon 57, Colorado 16
Boulder, Colo. — Marcus Mariota threw five touchdown passes and ran for two scores as No. 2 Oregon (5-0, 2-0 Pac-12) brushed off some early trickery to rout Colorado.
No. 3 Clemson 49, Syracuse 14
Syracuse, n.y. — Tajh Boyd kept his Heisman Trophy aspirations intact, throwing for 455 yards and five touchdowns in three quarters of work, and Clemson (5-0, 3-0 ACC) spoiled the Orange’s Atlantic Coast Conference debut.
No. 6 Georgia 34, Tenn. 31 (ot)
Knoxville, Tenn. — Marshall Morgan kicked a 42-yard field goal in overtime after No. 6 Georgia scored a tying touchdown with 5 seconds left in regulation as the Bulldogs overcame numerous injuries and beat Tennessee.
No. 7 Louisville 30, Temple 7
Philadelphia — Teddy Bridgewater threw for 348 yards and two touchdowns to keep Louisville undefeated.
Bridgewater made it look easy against the overwhelmed Owls (0-5, 0-2 American). He threw for 228 yards in the first half to help the Cardinals (5-0, 1-0) roll to a 24-0 lead.
No. 8 Florida State 63
No. 25 Maryland 0
Tallahassee, Fla. — Jameis Winston completed 23-of-32 passes for 393 yards and five touchdowns and Florida State (5-0, 3-0 ACC) matched a record with the most-lopsided victory against ranked team in the history of the AP Top 25.
Winston, a redshirt freshman, has 1,441 yards passing, 17 touchdowns with two interceptions and a 73.3 completion percentage this season.
No. 10 LSU 59, Mississippi St 26
Starkville, Miss. — Zach Mettenberger threw for 340 yards and two touchdowns, Odell Beckham Jr. had 179 yards receiving and two TDs, and No. 10 LSU pushed past Mississippi State 59-26 on Saturday night.
No. 14 Miami 45, Ga. Tech 30
Miami Gardens, Fla. — Stephen Morris threw for three touchdowns, Duke Johnson rushed for 184 yards and Miami remained unbeaten after shaking off a problematic opening quarter.
Phillip Dorsett, Clive Walford and Allen Hurns caught scoring passes for Miami (5-0, 1-0 ACC), which scored 21 points in the final 7:15. Dallas Crawford ran for two scores in the fourth quarter, and Ladarius Gunter added a 30-yard interception return for another touchdown with 1:08 left.
No. 19 Michigan 42, Minnesota 13
Ann Arbor, Mich. — Devin Gardner threw a 24-yard, go-ahead touchdown pass to Devin Funchess late in the first half and Michigan (5-0, 1-0 Big Ten) pulled away.
No. 20 Texas Tech 54 Kansas 16
Lawrence, Kan. — Freshman sensation Baker Mayfield passed for 368 yards but was helped off the field with an apparent leg injury in the third quarter of Texas Tech’s victory.
After falling behind in the first quarter 10-0, the Red Raiders reeled off 54 straight points, going to 5-0 (2-0 Big 12) under first-year head coach Kliff Kingsbury for the first time since 2008.
No. 21 Okla. State 33
Kansas State 29
Stillwater, Okla. — J.W. Walsh found Charlie Moore for a 6-yard touchdown pass with 4:16 left in the fourth quarter to help Oklahoma State (4-1, 1-1 Big 12) rally.