Saturday, September 6, 2014

No.3 Oregon-No. 7 Michigan State highlights college football top 25; Live updates: Full schedule, TV listings

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Follow this post throughout Saturday for updates on the teams ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 college football poll. It will be updated with short recaps and a link to the related box score as each game concludes. (Times are Pacific-listed.)

No.3 Oregon-No. 7 Michigan State highlights college football top 25; Live updates: Full schedule, TV listings

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No. 1 Florida State 37, Citadel 12

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston threw for 256 yards and two touchdowns as the top-ranked Seminoles cakewalked to a 37-12 victory over FCS opponent The Citadel.

The 18th consecutive win set a FSU school record.

Winston completed 22 of 27 passes and the offense scored touchdowns on all four first-half drives and field goals on his two third-quarter drives. The Heisman winner sat down with a 34-0 lead.

The Citadel quarterback Aaron Miller completed 3-of-11 passes for 46 yards and a touchdown and ran for 61 yards. The Bulldogs (0-2) had eight rushers carry in their triple-option offense as the ground game accounted for 250 of the team's 322 offensive yards.

The Seminoles (2-0) host Clemson on Sept. 20, the same day Citadel travels to Charleston Southern.

No. 2 Alabama 41, Florida Atlantic 0 - Alabama's quarterbacks both got auditions for the starting job, but it's not clear yet who will win the role.

Blake Sims had 214 passing yards and Jake Coker threw for 202 to lead the second-ranked Crimson Tide to a 41-0 win over Florida Atlantic on Saturday in a game cut short early for lightning. It's the first time two Alabama quarterbacks had thrown for 200 yards in the same game and the second most passing yards in program history behind Scott Hunter's 484 against Auburn in 1969.

Both quarterbacks got a chance to make a case for the Tide's starting job in a one-sided game. The schools agreed to end the game with 7:53 left and Alabama (2-0) nearing the end zone again.

No. 3 Oregon 46, No. 7 Michigan State 27

Top performance: Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota broke UO career records for total offense and passing touchdowns in the first quarter but saved his true heroics for the third quarter. After UO started 1-of-9 on third-down conversions, the Ducks converted three in a row -- with Mariota's improvisation, whether on an 11-yard dash to the first-down marker or last-second pitch to Royce Freeman for 17 yards, saving Oregon each time -- en route to two touchdowns to take a 32-27 lead. Mariota completed 17-of-28 passes for 318 yards with three touchdowns and also rushed for 42 yards.

No. 4 Oklahoma 52, Tulsa 7 - Tulsa brings out the best in Sterling Shepard.

The Oklahoma receiver set career highs in receptions and yards last year against the Golden Hurricane. This year, the budding star matched his career-best mark of eight catches and set a new career high with 177 yards receiving on Saturday to help fourth-ranked Sooners defeat the Golden Hurricane 52-7.

No. 5 Auburn 59, San Jose State 13

AUBURN, Ala. — Cameron Artis-Payne ran for three touchdowns, all in the first half, and No. 5 Auburn used a dominant ground game to beat San Jose State 59-13 on Saturday night.

Auburn (2-0) had six touchdowns and 358 yards on the ground, including 112 from Artis-Payne. Quarterback Nick Marshall, making his first start of the season, ran for 103 yards, including a 27-yard touchdown on his final drive late in the third quarter.

Artis-Payne, a senior, had his first career game with more than one touchdown for the Tigers.

Blake Jurich threw a 75-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Ervin in the opening quarter but had two first-half interceptions for San Jose State (1-1).

Quan Bray scored on a 55- yard punt return as Auburn led 38-10 at halftime.

No. 8 Ohio State vs Virginia Tech, 5 p.m., ESPN/WatchESPN

No. 9 Texas A&M vs Lamar, 4:30 p.m., SEC NETWORK/WatchESPN

No. 10 Baylor 70, Northwestern State 6

WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor backup quarterback Seth Russell threw for 438 yards and five touchdowns while playing only the first half, freshman KD Cannon caught three of those scores and No. 10 Baylor overwhelmed FCS team Northwestern State 70-6 on Saturday night.

Cannon went streaking past the secondary for TD catches of 50, 81 and 42 yards in the first quarter. He finished with six catches for 223 yards, the second-most in school history even without playing after halftime.

The Bears (2-0) came through just fine without senor quarterback Bryce Petty, the reigning Big 12 offensive player of the year, and several injured top receivers. They won their 12th straight home game, and have scored at least 69 points six times in that streak.

No. 11 UCLA vs Memphis, 7 p.m., Pac-12 Network

No. 12 LSU vs Sam Houston, 4:30 p.m., SEC NETWORK/WatchESPN

No. 14 USC 13, No. 13 Stanford 10

STANFORD, Calif. — Andre Heidari kicked a career-long 53-yard field goal with 2:30 remaining, J.R. Tavai forced a fumble to end Stanford's comeback bid and No. 14 Southern California held off the No. 13 Cardinal 13-10 Saturday.

With Stanford threatening to tie or take the lead, Tavai came from Kevin Hogan's blindside to jar the ball loose. Scott Felix recovered at the Trojans 26-yard-line with 19 seconds to play, sealing new coach Steve Sarkisian's first major victory at USC (2-0, 1-0) and upending the two-time defending Pac-12 champions.

Javorius Allen ran for a career-high 154 yards, and Nelson Agholor had a career-high nine receptions for 91 yards to help the Trojans do just enough on offense to win at Stanford Stadium for the first time since 2008.

Heidari also kicked a 25-yard field goal in the third quarter.

The Trojans had gained 701 yards while running a conference-record 105 plays in a 52-13 win over Fresno State last week. But Stanford slowed down Cody Kessler and USC's up-tempo offense most of the afternoon.

No. 15 Ole Miss 41, Vanderbilt 3

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bo Wallace threw for 320 yards and a touchdown, and the 15th-ranked Mississippi Rebels opened their Southeastern Conference schedule by routing Vanderbilt 41-3 on Saturday in the league opener for both teams.

The Rebels (2-0) have beaten Vanderbilt in Nashville in consecutive seasons after the Commodores had won five of the previous six. The Rebels won in dominating fashion.

Ole Miss scored on seven of its first eight possessions with the shortest drive covering 67 yards. Jaylen Walton started the scoring with a 20-yard TD, and I'Tavius Mathers and DeVante Kincade also ran for TDs.

Wallace put the Rebels up 20-0 with a 20-yard TD pass to Cody Core, and he was sacked as the first half ended with Ole Miss threatening to score again.

The Commodores (0-2) still are searching for first-year coach Derek Mason's inaugural win, but at least got their first offensive points with a field goal.

No. 16 Notre Dame 31, Michigan 0

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Everett Golson threw three touchdown passes and No. 16 Notre Dame said so long to Michigan on Saturday night with a 31-0 victory, the Fighting Irish's most dominant performance in the historic rivalry that's now about to take a hiatus.

Game No. 42 between in a rivalry that has been off-and-on for more than 100 years is the last scheduled. Notre Dame broke off the series a couple years ago to make room on its schedule to accommodate its new arrangement with the Atlantic Coast Conference. Michigan didn't take it well.

But with a chance to take a parting shot at the Irish, the Wolverines got hit with a haymaker and were handed their most lopsided loss in the series. And they were shut out for the first time since 1984, snapping an NCAA record streak.

Golson was 23 for 34 for 226 yards.

Devin Gardner was 19 for 32 for 189 yards and committed four second-half turnovers.

No. 17 Arizona State vs New Mexico, 4 p.m., CBS Sports Network

No. 18 Wisconsin 37, W Illinois 3 - With its running game stuffed, Wisconsin needed another way to get the offense rolling.

Quarterback Tanner McEvoy took over using his arms and legs.

McEvoy overcame a slow start to throw for three touchdowns and run for another, and the 18th-ranked Badgers pulled away from second-tier Western Illinois in the second half to win its home opener 37-3 Saturday.

Melvin Gordon ran for just 38 yards on 17 carries with the Fighting Leathernecks (1-1) consistently stacking the box against one of the country's best rushers. McEvoy shook off a couple bad throws early to finish 23 of 28 for 283 yards with one interception.

No. 19 Nebraska 31, McNeese State 24 - Desperation brought out the best in Ameer Abdullah.

With No. 19 Nebraska and McNeese State of the second-tier FCS tied Saturday, Abdullah turned a short pass from Tommy Armstrong Jr. into a jaw-dropping 58-yard touchdown with 20 seconds left for a 31-24 victory.

Abdullah broke five tackles on his way to the end zone on what may end up as the signature play of his career. As far as Abdullah was concerned, the game shouldn't have come down to that against an opponent from a lower division.

"Very disappointed right now," he said, "but you definitely get a little extra energy. I don't know if it's God pushing me a little bit more or something chemically that humans are made with that gives you a little more oomph to make the big play."

No. 20 Kansas State 32, Iowa State 28 - For about a quarter, it looked as if Kansas State was going to get run out of Ames.

The Wildcats survived a furious upset bid from Iowa State by leaning heavily on quarterback Jake Waters and a defense that shined in the second half.

Waters had an 8-yard touchdown run with 1:30 left to push 20th-ranked Kansas State past host Iowa State 32-28 on Saturday.

Waters threw for 239 yards and ran for a career-high 138 yards for the Wildcats (2-0, 1-0 Big 12). They allowed 28 consecutive points in one stretch of the first half, but Waters rescued the Wildcats with a stellar winning drive.

Waters followed a key 23-yard completion to Tyler Lockett with a 25-yard run with just under two minutes left. Then, Waters capped an 80-yard drive that took just 1:31 with his second touchdown run of the day.

No. 21 South Carolina 33, East Carolina 23

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Steve Spurrier was much happier about South Carolina's improved performance than about his lastest career milestone.

The 21st-ranked Gamecocks bounced back from an embarrassing opening-week loss to Texas A&M with a 33-23 victory over East Carolina on Saturday night. Mike Davis rushed for 101 yards and two touchdowns, the offensive line controlled things during a fourth-quarter drive of nearly 11 minutes and the defensive forced a pair of turnovers and blocked a field goal — all which Spurrier considered far more important than his 200th career win as a Southeastern Conference coach.

"This was a good win," Spurrier said. "It was a fun one."

Certainly a lot more fun than the last one, when the Gamecocks (1-1) were run of their building in a 52-28 loss to the Aggies. Davis managed just 15 yards before leaving with bruised ribs and South Carolina's defense allowed a school-worst 680 yards.

No. 22 North Carolina vs. San Diego State, 5 p.m., ESPNews/WatchESPN

No. 23 Clemson 73, South Carolina State 7 - Cole Stoudt completed 22 of his 31 passes for 302 yards and No. 23 Clemson scored its highest point total in 33 years in a 73-7 win over South Carolina State on Saturday.

The Tigers (1-1) gained 735 yards against the outmatched FCS Bulldogs (1-1), who were held to 44 yards.

The 73 points were the most scored by the Tigers since an 82-24 win over Wake Forest in 1981 and it was their biggest margin since beating Presbyterian 67-0 in 1957. The Tigers are now 29-0 against FCS teams.

No. 24 Missouri 49, Toledo 24 - Maty Mauk was sharp for most of the day — and when he did make a big mistake in the first half, receiver Bud Sasser was there to bail him out.

Sasser hustled back and forced a fumble after Mauk threw an interception in the first quarter, and No. 24 Missouri had a fairly easy time after that in a 49-24 victory over Toledo on Saturday. Sasser also caught a touchdown pass in the third quarter, helping coach Gary Pinkel to a win against his former program.

Mauk threw for 325 yards and five touchdowns and ran for a TD. The Tigers never trailed in what was expected to be a tricky road game against one of the top teams in the Mid-American Conference. Missouri led 35-7 in the third quarter, and the Rockets (1-1) could get no closer than 14 points in the second half.

No. 25 Louisville vs. Murray State, 4 p.m., ESPN3
Judul: No.3 Oregon-No. 7 Michigan State highlights college football top 25; Live updates: Full schedule, TV listings
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