College Football in Brief
TROY 24, NO. 25 LSU 21
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Jordan Chunn ran for 191 yards and a touchdown, Troy’s defense forced four turnovers and the surging Trojans upset No. 25 LSU 24-21 on Saturday night.
Troy, which celebrated wildly with traveling fans in largely empty Tiger Stadium as time ran out, became the first team from outside the Southeastern Conference to win in LSU’s Death Valley since UAB in 2000. They snapped the Tigers’ streak of 49 straight home victories over non-league opponents.
Although the Tigers (3-2) were three-touchdown favorites, the result wasn’t entirely unfathomable. LSU had looked vulnerable in a tense victory over Syracuse a week earlier, while Troy came in on a three-game winning streak and is among the favorites to win the Sun Belt Conference after a 10-victory 2016 campaign.
NO. 2 CLEMSON 31, NO. 12 VIRGINIA TECH 17
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Kelly Bryant ran around and away from Virginia Tech to lead Clemson to its third victory in three games against teams in the Top 25.
Making just his fifth start, the junior ran for 94 yards, hit Tavien Feaster with a pass the speedy running back took 60 yards for a score and avoided mistakes. He also kept alive a late scoring drive after scrambling right on a play that started at the 5, dodging three Hokies, shaking free from an ankle tackle and eventually turning back upfield at the 23. He zig-zagged all the way back to the 4.
The defending national champion Tigers (5-0, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) have also beaten No. 13 Auburn 14-6 and No. 17 Louisville 47-21. This triumph was their 12th in a row on the road, and fifth in a row against Virginia Tech, including the 2016 ACC championship.
NO. 4 PENN STATE 45, INDIANA 14
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — DaeSean Hamilton caught nine passes for 122 yards and three touchdowns and became Penn State’s career receptions leader.
Hamilton teamed with quarterback Trace McSorley on the first two scoring passes and caught the third from running back Saquon Barkley to cap the scoring in the fourth quarter. Hamilton hauled in his 180th career catch midway through the fourth quarter to break the record set by Deon Butler in 2008.
NO. 6 WASHINGTON 42, OREGON STATE 7
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Jake Browning threw three touchdown passes, Myles Gaskin ran for 113 yards and a score and Washington broke open a close game with a 21-point third quarter.
Browning completed 26 of 34 passes for 293 yards and had touchdown passes of 5, 15 and 34 yards to Dante Pettis, who had 12 catches for 105 yards. Browning has accounted for 12 touchdowns, 10 passing, in three career games against Oregon State.
NO. 7 GEORGIA 41, TENNESSEE 0
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jake Fromm threw a touchdown pass and ran for two more scores Saturday and Georgia handed Tennessee its first shutout in nearly a quarter-century.
Nick Chubb added 109 yards rushing to help Georgia race to its first 5-0 start since 2012, the last year the Bulldogs reached the Southeastern Conference championship game. They are 2-0 in conference play.
Tennessee (3-2, 0-2) was shut out for the first time since a 31-0 loss to Florida in 1994.
NO. 10 WISCONSIN 33, NORTHWESTERN 24
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Jonathan Taylor had two touchdowns runs to help the offense overcome a sluggish start and Wisconsin held off Northwestern.
Alex Hornibrook threw for 197 yards and a touchdown, settling down after two interceptions in the first half. Garrett Dooley had four of Wisconsin’s 10 sacks.
NO. 11 OHIO STATE 56, RUTGERS 0
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — J.T. Barrett threw three touchdown passes and became Ohio State’s career passing yardage leader.
Mike Weber ran for a career-high three touchdowns and Ohio State (4-1, 2-0 Big Ten) blanked Rutgers (1-4, 0-2) for the second straight year. The Buckeyes have won three straight after being upset by Oklahoma.
This marked the second meeting between Ohio Stata coach Urban Meyer and former defensive coordinator and now Scarlet Knights coach Chris Ash. It also marked the first time former Rutgers coach and current Buckeyes defensive coordinator Greg Schiano returned to High Point Solutions Stadium for a game.
NO. 13 AUBURN 49, NO. 24 MISSISSIPPI STATE 10
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Jarrett Stidham passed for 264 yards and two touchdowns, and Kerryon Johnson ran for three scores for Auburn.
The Tigers (4-1, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) established themselves as the most likely challenger to No. 1 Alabama in the Western Division with an explosive offensive performance. The Bulldogs (3-2, 1-2) have lost two straight lopsided games since blowing out LSU.
NO. 15 OKLAHOMA STATE 41, TEXAS TECH 34
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Quarterback Mason Rudolph ran 16 yards for the go-ahead touchdown in the final two minutes and Oklahoma State beat Texas Tech.
Rudolph’s second rushing score came after three TD tosses as the Cowboys (4-1, 1-2 Big 12) bounced back from a home loss to ninth-ranked TCU and avoided a second early conference loss in their pursuit of the revived Big 12 championship game.
NO. 17 LOUISVILLE 55, MURRAY STATE 10
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Lamar Jackson had a short but productive day, throwing for 249 yards and three touchdowns in just over a half for Louisville.
The reigning Heisman Trophy winner, who had just one play after halftime, added 100 yards rushing and a TD on seven carries. He’s 13 yards short of becoming the seventh player in Atlantic Coast Conference history to reach 10,000 total career yards.
NO. 18 SOUTH FLORIDA 61, EAST CAROLINA 31
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Quinton Flowers threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score, and South Florida extended its school-record winning streak to 10.
D’Ernest Johnson rushed for 111 yards and two touchdowns, receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling took an end-around 75 yards for a touchdown and caught a 4-yard scoring pass from Flowers, and Auggie Sanchez returned an interception 43 yards for a TD.
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