Tide Rolls Over Volunteers
Tuscaloosa, Ala. — T.J. Yeldon scored on three 1-yard runs and AJ McCarron passed for 275 yards and two touchdowns to help Alabama continue to roll with a 45-10 win over Tennessee on Saturday.
Landon Collins returned an interception 89 yards for another score for the Crimson Tide (8-0, 5-0 SEC), which raced to a 35-0 halftime lead. Alabama has outscored its last six opponents 246-26.
The Volunteers (4-4, 1-3) dropped their seventh straight in the rivalry game, tying the most consecutive wins for either team.
No. 3 FSU 49, N.C. St. 17
Tallahassee, Fla. — Jameis Winston threw for 292 yards and three touchdowns and Florida State scored 35 points in the first quarter. Winston completed 16-of-26 passes with one interception and left the game after the opening series of the second half.
No. 7 Miami 24
Wake Forest 21
Miami Gardens, Fla. — Duke Johnson ran for two fourth-quarter touchdowns, the second a 1-yard plunge with 53 seconds left, as No. 7 Miami rallied twice to beat Wake Forest.
Johnson finished with 168 yards on 30 carries for the Hurricanes (7-0, 3-0 ACC),
No. 9 Clemson 40, Maryland 27
College Park, Md. — Tajh Boyd threw for a touchdown and ran for a score, Sammy Watkins had a school-record 14 catches for 163 yards and Clemson (7-1, 5-1 ACC) wore down injury-riddled Maryland.
Boyd went 28 for 41 for 304 yards with an interception and Roderick McDowell rushed for 161 yards and two touchdowns to help the Tigers rebound from last week’s 51-14 defeat against Florida State.
No. 14 Texas A&M 56
College Station, Texas — Johnny Manziel threw for 305 yards and four touchdowns in less than three quarters, and Texas A&M (6-2, 3-2 SEC) bounced back from a loss last week.
Duke 13, No. 16 Va. Tech 10
Blacksburg, Va. — Anthony Boone ran for a touchdown, Ross Martin kicked two long field goals and Duke ended a long history of losing to ranked teams.
The Blue Devils (6-2, 2-2 ACC) beat a ranked team for the first time since they stopped No. 13 Virginia in 1994, and beat one on the road for the first time since Stanford in 1971.
No. 18 Louisville 34, USF 3
Tampa, Fla. — Teddy Bridgewater threw for 344 yards and three touchdowns and Louisville (7-1, 3-1 American) rebounded from its first loss of the season.
No. 19 Oklahoma St. 58
Iowa St. 27
Ames, Iowa (Ap) — Desmond Roland ran for a career-high 219 yards and four touchdowns and Oklahoma State (6-1, 3-1 Big 12) won its third straight.
No. 21 UCF 62, UConn 17
Orlando, Fla. — Blake Bortles threw for four touchdowns and ran for another as No. 21 UCF 6-1, 3-0 American) routed winless Connecticut.
The Huskies (0-7, 0-3) have lost eight straight games dating to last season.
No. 23 N. Illinois 59
E. Michigan 20
De Kalb, Ill. — Jordan Lynch threw four touchdown passes and caught another as Northern Illinois (8-0, 4-0 Mid-American) reached its best start as a major college football program.
No. 25 Nebraska 23
Minneapolis — Philip Nelson rushed for two touchdowns and passed for another, guiding Minnesota (6-2, 2-2 Big Ten) to its first win against the Cornhuskers (5-2, 2-1) since 1960.