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COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Nick Marshall accounted for four scores and No. 24 Auburn battered Johnny Manziel in a 45-41 win over No. 7 Texas A&M on Saturday.

Tre Mason's 5-yard score with less than two minutes to play was first ruled down at the 1, but it was reviewed and ruled a touchdown.

Texas A&M (5-2, 2-2 SEC) had a last chance, but Manziel was sacked by Dee Ford on fourth down to secure the win.

Manziel threw for 454 yards and four touchdowns and ran for a fifth score, but also had two interceptions and missed a series in the fourth quarter with an apparent injury to his right arm or shoulder before returning.

Marshall threw for 236 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 100 yards and two more scores for Auburn (6-1, 3-1), which lost 63-21 to the Aggies last season.

Mississippi 27, No. 6 Louisiana State 24

OXFORD, Miss. -- Andrew Ritter made a 41-yard field goal with 2 seconds remaining to lead Mississippi to a 27-24 victory over No. 6 LSU.

Ole Miss (4-3, 2-3 Southeastern Conference) led by as many 17 points lead and was ahead nearly the entire game until late in the fourth quarter when LSU's Zach Mettenberger hit Jarvis Landry for a 4-yard touchdown to tie it at 24 with 3:19 remaining.

But the Rebels responded with a methodical drive that ended in Ritter's field goal.

LSU joined Georgia, Texas A&M, Florida and South Carolina as ranked SEC teams to lose Saturday.

Bo Wallace completed 30 of 39 passes for 346 yards and Jaylen Walton rushed for 105 yards and two touchdowns for the Rebels, who snapped a three-game losing streak.

LSU (6-2, 3-2) nearly pulled off the comeback, but couldn't overcome a rough game by Mettenberger, who threw three crucial interceptions.

The winning field goal was redemption for Ritter, who had a 29-yard attempt blocked earlier in the fourth quarter.

Tennessee 23, No. 11 South Carolina 21

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Michael Palardy made a 19-yard field goal as time expired to give Tennessee a 23-21 victory over No. 11 South Carolina that ended the Volunteers' 19-game losing streak against ranked opponents.

South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw left the game after being sacked by Marlon Walls and Daniel McCullers with less than five minutes remaining. Team officials appeared to be looking at his left knee while he was on the sideline.

Tennessee got into field-goal range on a spectacular 39-yard catch by freshman Marquez North. Four consecutive runs by Marlin Lane got the Vols to the South Carolina 2 and set up the field goal.

Tennessee (4-3, 1-2 SEC) hadn't beaten a ranked foe since a 31-13 victory over No. 21 South Carolina on Oct. 31, 2009. The Vols also had lost 16 of their last 18 SEC games.

South Carolina (5-2, 3-2) had a four-game winning streak snapped.

Vanderbilt 31, No. 15 Georgia 27

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Jerron Seymour ran for a 13-yard touchdown with 2:53 left, and Vanderbilt rallied from a 13-point deficit by scoring 17 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to upset No. 15 Georgia, 31-27.

The Commodores (4-3, 1-3) got their first Southeastern Conference win this season and their first victory over Georgia in Nashville since 1991. They also snapped a six-game skid to the Bulldogs.

Georgia (4-3, 3-2) lost its second straight after failing to hold a 27-14 lead. Brendan Douglas fumbled after a catch with 1:59 left, and Aaron Murray was intercepted on the final play.

Torren McGaster started the comeback by recovering a fumbled punt late in the third quarter. Backup quarterback Patton Robinette ran for a 2-yard TD, and Carey Spear kicked a 40-yard field goal. Seymour put Vandy ahead a play after Georgia punter Collin Barber could only fall on a high snap at his own 13.

No. 14 Missouri 36, No. 22 Florida 17

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Maty Mauk threw for 295 yards in his first career start and Andrew Baggett converted five field goals to help No. 14 Missouri defeat No. 22 Florida 36-17 on Saturday and open a two-game lead in the Southeastern Conference East Division.

With James Franklin watching on the sideline in street clothes, Mauk put any doubts to rest about whether he was ready on the first play of the game with a 41-yard pass to L'Damian Washington and then a 20-yard toss to Bud Sasser for a 7-0 lead just 22 seconds in.

Missouri (7-0, 3-0) outgained the Gators 500-151 and became the first conference opponent in 14 games to score at least 21 points against them. The Tigers bullied (4-3, 3-2) Florida at the line of scrimmage, sacking quarterback Tyler Murphy six times and flushing him out of the pocket throughout the game.

No. 5 Florida State 51, No. 3 Clemson 14

CLEMSON, S.C. -- Jameis Winston threw for 444 yards and three touchdowns and No. 5 Florida State crushed No. 3 Clemson, 51-14, making statement that should be heard from Alabama to Oregon.

The Atlantic Coast Conference's game of the year, billed as maybe the league's biggest game ever, quickly became a Seminoles' seminar on how to take apart a top-five opponent on its hostile home turf.

Winston was 22 for 34 for Florida State (6-0, 4-0 ACC). His first throw was a 22-yard touchdown to Kelvin Benjamin, and he scrambled for a 4-yard touchdown that made it 41-7 with 4:04 left in the third quarter.

Tajh Boyd threw two interceptions for Clemson, and his first-quarter fumble was returned 37 yards for a touchdown by Mario Edwards. Clemson (6-1, 4-1) turned it over a season-high four times, including on the first play from scrimmage.

No. 1 Alabama 52, Arkansas 0

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- AJ McCarron threw three touchdown passes and Kenyan Drake rushed for 104 yards and two scores to lead No. 1 Alabama to a 52-0 victory over Arkansas.

The Crimson Tide (7-0, 4-0 Southeastern Conference) rolled to a 28-0 halftime lead and easily avoided catching the upset bug that struck other SEC powers. Alabama has won by the same margin over Arkansas two years running.

The Razorbacks (3-5, 0-4) have dropped five straight games and were coming off a 52-7 loss to No. 11 South Carolina.

Drake needed just eight carries to reach 100 yards for the second straight week. T.J. Yeldon had 88 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries.

McCarron was 15-of-21 passing for 180 yards in three quarters, including touchdowns of 4, 30 and 17 yards.

Arkansas' Brandon Allen completed 7 of 25 passes for 91 yards with two interceptions.

No. 4 Ohio State 34, Iowa 24

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Carlos Hyde ran for 149 yards, including 106 yards and two touchdowns in the second half, to lead No. 4 Ohio State to a 34-24 victory over Iowa on Saturday.

It was the Buckeyes' 19th consecutive victory, the most in the nation and tying the second-best streak in school history.

But it didn't come easy. The Hawkeyes (4-3, 1-2 Big Ten) dominated offensively in the first half and led 21-14 at the break behind the passing of Jake Rudock and running of Mark Weisman and Damon Bullock. Hyde tied it with the first rushing TD against Iowa this season on Ohio State's first drive of the third quarter, and the Buckeyes took over.

No. 13 Stanford 24, No. 9 UCLA 10

PALO ALTO -- Tyler Gaffney ran for 171 yards and two touchdowns, and No. 13 Stanford smothered Brett Hundley and ninth-ranked UCLA, 24-10.

Kevin Hogan threw for 227 yards and a spectacular touchdown to Kodi Whitfield as the Cardinal (6-1, 4-1) regrouped again after losing at Utah last week. Stanford has not lost consecutive games since October 2009.

Stanford hurried Hundley all afternoon to slow down UCLA's up-tempo offense. Hundley completed 24 of 39 passes for 192 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions to Jordan Richards — the second with a little more than 2 minutes remaining to seal Stanford's victory. UCLA (5-1, 2-1) has not started 6-0 since 2005.

No. 12 Baylor 71, Iowa State 7

WACO, Texas -- Bryce Petty threw for 343 yards and two touchdowns, Antwan Goodley had 182 yards receiving and two scores, and No. 12 Baylor tied a school record with its 10th straight win, beating Iowa State 71-7 on Saturday night.

The Bears, who came in averaging 70.5 points in four home games but were slowed in a come-from-behind win at Kansas State last week, led 37-0 at halftime and narrowly missed its first shutout win in the Big 12.

Baylor (6-0, 3-0 Big 12) matched its 10-game winning streak from 1936-37.

Iowa State (1-5, 0-3) was without quarterback Sam Richardson while Baylor pulled away in the second quarter. The Cyclones had nine first downs and three turnovers.

The Cyclones scored with 47 with seconds left on a 27-yard pass from Grant Rohach to DeVondrick Nealy. Corey Coleman returned the ensuing kickoff 97 yards to give Baylor its fourth 70-point game this season.

No. 16 Texas Tech 37, West Virginia 27

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Davis Webb threw two touchdown passes and No. 16 Texas Tech scored 21 unanswered points in the second half to beat West Virginia 37-27 Saturday.

In his first road start, Webb completed 36 of 50 passes for 462 yards. He became the first Red Raiders freshman to surpass 400 yards passing in each of his first two starts.

Texas Tech's Ryan Bustin kicked three field goals and Kenny Williams had a pair of 1-yard touchdown runs, including the go-ahead score with 9:20 left in the game.

The Red Raiders (7-0, 4-0 Big 12) moved into sole possession of first place in the conference. Dreamius Smith ran for two touchdowns for the Mountaineers (3-4, 1-3), who led 27-16 but punted on four straight possessions in the second half to let Texas Tech take over.

No. 17 Fresno State 38, UNLV 17

FRESNO -- Derek Carr threw for 412 yards and connected with Davante Adams on four touchdown passes on a record-setting homecoming night as No. 17 Fresno State beat UNLV, 38-17, for its best start in 12 seasons.

Carr and Adams set the tone against the Rebels (4-3, 2-1 Mountain West) with a 75-yard touchdown on the opening play of the game. The Bulldogs (6-0, 3-0) equaled their start in 2001 when Carr's older brother, David, led the team to six straight victories to open the season.

That streak ended 12 years to the day before this game in an upset loss to Boise State. Carr and Adams made sure there would be no similar disappointment this year and have the Bulldogs in their best position since then to get that long-awaited BCS berth. The first BCS standings will be released Sunday.

Carr completed 33 of 46 passes, breaking Paul Pinegar's career school records for completions and touchdowns with 849 and 85, respectively.

No. 18 Oklahoma 34, Kansas 19

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Blake Bell threw for 131 yards and two touchdowns, and No. 18 Oklahoma finally awoke from its Red River rout hangover to beat lowly Kansas, 34-19.

The Sooners (6-1, 3-1 Big 12), whose national championship aspirations were cast aside by Texas last weekend, stumbled through the first quarter and found themselves in a 13-0 hole.

But behind Bell's steady play, a stingy pass defense and a 49-yard touchdown toss from wide receiver Lacoltan Bester to Sterling Shepard on an end-around play, the Sooners scored 25 straight points on their way to winning their ninth straight over the Jayhawks.

James Sims ran for 129 yards and two touchdowns for Kansas (2-4, 0-3), but he didn't have much help. Jake Heaps was just 5 of 13 for 16 yards passing, the fewest yards through the air for Kansas since throwing for 15 yards in a loss to Nebraska in 2010.

Arizona State 53, No. 20 Washington 24

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Taylor Kelly accounted for 352 yards and four touchdowns, Marion Grice scored three times and Arizona State's defense bottled up Washington's Bishop Sankey in a 53-24 win over the 20th-ranked Huskies.

Arizona State (5-2, 3-1 Pac-12) has struggled against the run the last two seasons and Sankey entered the game as the nation's leading rusher at nearly 150 yards per game.

The Sun Devils flipped the tables with a dominating defensive performance, limiting Sankey to 22 yards on 13 carries while holding the nation's eighth-best offense to 212 total yards.

Grice ran for 161 yards and added to his nation-leading scoring total with a spectacular touchdown catch and two more scores on the ground.

Kelly threw for 268 yards and two scores and Zane Gonzalez kicked four field goals in Arizona State's eighth straight win over Washington (4-3, 1-3).

No. 21 Oklahoma State 24, Texas Christian 10

STILLWATER, Okla. -- Clint Chelf completed 10 of 25 passes for 178 yards and an interception and No. 21 Oklahoma State used a quarterback change to earn a 24-10 win over TCU.

Josh Stewart added 10 catches for 141 yards and had a 95-yard punt return for a touchdown, giving the Cowboys (5-1, 2-1 Big 12 Conference) enough offense to celebrate a homecoming victory.

Chelf replaced J.W. Walsh at quarterback after the sophomore threw his second interception of the first half, an ill-advised throw into the middle of the end zone. Walsh finished 9-of-18 for 115 yards and two interceptions.

TCU (3-4, 1-3) also switched quarterbacks in the second quarter after falling behind 17-0, but it didn't help as the Horned Frogs struggled in their second trip to Stillwater in as many years.

Starter Trevone Boykin returned to quarterback in the second half, completing 17 of 35 passes for 188 yards and three interceptions. However, TCU couldn't get any closer after getting within 17-10 with 7:39 remaining.

No. 23 Northern Illinois 31, Central Michigan 17

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- Jordan Lynch rushed for 316 yards, an FBS record for a quarterback, and No. 23 Northern Illinois stayed unbeaten with a 31-17 victory at Central Michigan.

Lynch had three rushing touchdowns and was 20 for 30 through the air for 155 yards and another score to help the Huskies (7-0, 3-0 Mid-American) extend the nation's best conference winning streak to 20 games.

He broke the rushing record held by former Northern Illinois quarterback Stacey Robinson, who had 308 against Fresno State on Oct. 6, 1990.

Northern Illinois extended its road winning streak to 13 games, second only to No. 2 Oregon's 18 straight. Cooper Rush completed 16 of his 22 attempts for 271 yards and two touchdowns for the Chippewas (3-5, 2-2), who had a two-game winning streak end.

No. 25 Wisconsin 56, Illinois 32

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Melvin Gordon rushed for 142 yards and three touchdowns to lead No. 25 Wisconsin to a 56-32 rout of Illinois.

Gordon topped 1,000 yards for the season on a 13-yard touchdown run in the third quarter that put the Badgers (5-2, 3-1 Big Ten) up 42-17. He finished the chilly, 40-degree night with 1,012 yards for the season.

Gordon's touchdown capped the second of two bruising, third-quarter drives that put Illinois away. Running back James White finished the first with a 2-yard touchdown pass from Joel Stave.

Before the drives, Illinois (3-3, 0-2) found ways to claw back from an early 21-0 deficit and trailed 28-17 at halftime. Quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase led Illinois with 249 yards passing. Steve Hull caught six passes for 105 yards.

Michigan 63, Indiana 47

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Devin Gardner set school records with 584 yards of offense and 503 yards passing and matched a Michigan mark with five touchdowns to help the Wolverines outscore Indiana 63-47 Saturday.

Michigan (6-1, 2-1 Big Ten) lost two fumbles in the second half that gave the Hoosiers (3-4, 1-2) a chance to win in Ann Arbor for the first time since 1967.

Thomas Gordon had two interceptions in the fourth quarter, including one inside the Wolverines 10 with 2:57 left, to avoid an upset.

Michigan's Jeremy Gallon had a Big Ten-record 369 yards receiving and two TDs. Fitzgerald Toussaint had 151 yards rushing and scored for a fourth time with 1:12 left in the shootout. The Wolverines set a school record with 711 yards of offense, and gave up 572 on defense.

Toledo 45, Navy 44

TOLEDO, Ohio -- Toledo's Terrance Owens tossed a 20-yard touchdown pass in the second overtime against Navy and Jeremiah Detmer kicked the extra point to give the Rockets a 45-44 victory over Navy.

Owens found Bernard Reedy wide open in the end zone on Toledo's second play of the second overtime, tying it at 44-44.

The winning play came after Navy's Geoffery Whiteside scored on a 9-yard touchdown to give Navy a 44-38 lead. But Nick Sloan missed the extra point.

Sloan had just sent the game into overtime with a 40-yard field goal on the final play in regulation.

Navy (3-3) scored in both overtimes but gave the Rockets (4-3) an opening after the failed kick.

Navy piled up 419 yards rushing while Toledo had 316 yards on the ground.

Temple 33, Army 14

PHILADELPHIA -- Matt Rhule won his first game as head coach and Temple won its first game of the season with a 33-14 victory over Army at Lincoln Financial Field.

The win snaps a seven-game losing streak for Temple (1-6) and a six-game home losing streak, both dating back to last season. Army (3-5) has never won at the Linc in 11 tries since the stadium opened in 2004.

Freshman quarterback P.J. Walker led Temple in his second college start, completing 10 of 16 passes for 203 yards passing, two touchdowns and an interception.

Junior wide receiver Jalen Fitzpatrick caught one of Walker's two touchdowns and amassed a career-high 128 yards on four catches. Temple led 26-0 at the half and 33-0 in the third quarter before Army backup quarterback Kelvin White threw for one touchdown and ran for another for his team's only two scores.

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