Sooners Swooning After Longhorns Pull Upset
Dallas — Case McCoy threw two touchdowns, defensive tackle Chris Whaley returned an interception 31 yards for a score and Texas beat 12th-ranked Oklahoma 36-20 in the Red River Shootout on Saturday.
It was the first win for McCoy and these Texas seniors over the Sooners.
Texas never trailed after Whaley’s impressive touchdown play in the first quarter.
Oklahoma had won three in a row in the series, the last two by at least 38 points.
Daje Johnson had an 85-yard punt return for a TD for Texas. Johnathan Gray had 123 yards rushing and Malcolm Brown had 120.
McCoy completed 13 of 21 passes for 190 yards with an interception, which defensive lineman Geneo Grissom returned 54 yards for a score in the fourth quarter for OU.
Blake Bell completed 12 of 26 passes for 133 yards with two interceptions for Oklahoma.
No. 2 Oregon 45
No. 16 Washngton 24
Seattle — Marcus Mariota threw for 366 yards and three touchdowns, added another 88 yards and a TD rushing, and No. 2 Oregon won its 10th straight over the Ducks’ rivals to the north.
Mariota’s passing was nearly spotless, he used his legs to make the Huskies pay when throwing options were covered and was easily the best player on the field. Mariota completed 24 of 31 passes, and ran another 13 times. He threw touchdowns of 4 yards to Bralon Addison and a 65-yarder to Josh Huff on the first possession of the second half for the Ducks (6-0, 3-0 Pac-12).
No. 3 Clemson 24, BC 14
Clemson, s.c. — Tajh Boyd ran for the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter and defensive end Vic Beasley followed with a 13-yard fumble recovery score to keep Clemson undefeated and on track for next week’s ACC showdown with Florida State.
The Tigers (6-0, 4-0 ACC) were out of synch offensively most of the game and trailed 14-10 entering the final period. That’s when Boyd led the 48-yard drive that ended with his 6-yard rush into the end zone to put Clemson on top.
When Boston College got the ball back, Chase Rettig fumbled when sacked by linebacker Tony Steward and Beasley was there to scoop up the ball and put the Tigers up 24-14 over the Eagles (3-3, 1-2).
No. 25 Missouri 41
No. 7 Georgia 26
Athens, Ga. — Receiver Bud Sasser threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to L’Damian Washington in the fourth quarter after quarterback James Franklin left with a shoulder injury and Missouri held off Georgia.
Missouri led by 18 points in the first half before Georgia cut the lead to 28-26 in the fourth quarter.
The Tigers answered the challenge with two late touchdowns despite losing Franklin to a shoulder injury.
No. 10 LSU 17
No. 17 Florida 6
Baton Rouge, La. — Jeremy Hill rushed for 121 yards, Zach Mettenberger passed for 152, and LSU’s defense did the rest to give the 10th-ranked Tigers a 17-6 victory over No. 17 Florida on Saturday.
LSU, which came in averaging 45.5 points, had a much harder time finding the end zone against a Florida defense rated among the nation’s best, but 1-yard touchdown runs by fullback J.C. Copeland and freshman reserve quarterback Anthony Jennings were enough for the Tigers (6-1, 3-1 SEC).
No. 14 S. Carolina 52 Arkansas 7
Fayetteville, Ark. — Connor Shaw threw for 219 yards and accounted for four touchdowns as South Carolina dominated.
Mike Davis added 128 yards rushing on 19 carries for the Gamecocks (5-1, 3-1 SEC), who won their fourth straight game after a loss to Georgia on Sept. 7.
All-America defensive end Jadeveon Clowney returned after missing last week’s game against Kentucky and had one tackle for South Carolina, which outgained the Razorbacks 537-248.
No. 15 Baylor 35
Kansas State 25
Manhattan, Kan. — Bryce Petty threw for 342 yards and three touchdowns, Ahmad Dixon made a critical interception late in the fourth quarter and Baylor held on to win.
Tevin Reese had five catches for 184 yards and two scores, and Antwan Goodley had five catches for 139 yards and another touchdown for the Bears (5-0, 2-0 Big 12), who ran their winning streak to nine games dating to their win over Kansas State last season.
Penn State 43
No. 18 Michigan 40 (4 ot)
State College, Pa. — Bill Belton ran for a 2-yard touchdown in the fourth overtime to lift Penn State (5-1, 1-1) past No. 18 Michigan in maybe the biggest win in coach Bill O’Brien’s two seasons with the Nittany Lions (4-2, 1-1 Big Ten).
Penn State’s Christian Hackenberg was sensational in regulation on the tying drive, completing passes of 29 yards to Brandon Felder and 33 yards to Allen Robinson to bring the ball to the 1 with 29 seconds left.
The freshman quarterback sneaked in for the first rushing TD against Michigan this season, tying the game at 34-all.
No. 19 Northwestern 6
Madison, Wis. — Melvin Gordon ran for a 71-yard touchdown and Chris Borland led a fierce defense that figured out Northwestern’s high-octane offense.
The Badgers (4-2, 2-1 Big Ten) had seven sacks before a raucous homecoming weekend crowd. Jared Abbrederis burned the secondary for a 63-yard touchdown reception before leaving with a head injury.
Northwestern (4-2, 0-2) the league’s peskiest defense, forced three more turnovers to increase its season total to 17.
No. 20 Texas Tech 42
Iowa St. 35
Lubbock, Texas — Backup quarterback Davis Webb threw for three touchdowns and 415 yards in place of the injured Baker Mayfield to lead Texas Tech.
Webb was 35 for 56 with an interception and Kenny Williams, DeAndre Washington and Sadale Foster each ran for a score for Texas Tech (6-0, 3-0 Big 12). The Red Raiders are bowl eligible at the earliest date since 2008 in their first season under coach Kliff Kingsbury.
No. 24 Va. Tech 19, Pitt 9
Blacksburg, Va. — Logan Thomas threw an early touchdown pass, Cody Journell kicked four field goals and Virginia Tech sacked Pittsburgh’s Tom Savage eight times.
The Hokies (6-1, 3-0 ACC) won their sixth straight game and ended a four-game losing streak against the Panthers, avenging a 35-17 loss a year ago that sent Virginia Tech into a long skid.