LSU’s defense comes through in fourth quarter


BATON ROUGE, La. — No. 8 LSU kicked a field goal with 6:37 left to go up 16-14 and got a Jeremy Hill 50-yard touchdown run 1:30 later in a 23-21 victory over No. 3 South Carolina on Saturday night.

Hill finished with 124 yards on 17 carries and scored two touchdowns.

South Carolina (6-1, 4-1 SEC) scored with 1:41 left to trail by two points, but was unable to recover the onside kick. The Gamecocks did force the Tigers (6-1, 2-1) to punt, but Connor Shaw’s deep pass was intercepted to end the game.

Texas Tech 49, No. 4 West Virginia 14

LUBBOCK, Texas — Texas Tech put up 686 yards on West Virginia’s defense and the Red Raiders were able to limit the Mountaineers offense in a 49-14 win.

At the end of the first quarter, West Virginia (5-1, 2-1 Big 12) trailed 14-7 when Texas Tech (5-1, 2-1) went on to score 35 straight points.

Seth Doege threw for 504 yards and six touchdowns for Texas Tech. Three of his touchdowns went to Darrin Moore, and Jace Amaro had five receptions for 156 yards and a touchdown.

West Virginia’s Tavon Austin caught nine passes for 114 yards.

No. 1 Alabama 42, Missouri 10

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Alabama (6-0, 3-0 SEC) jumped out to a 28-0 lead on Missouri (3-4, 0-4) and went on to win 42-10.

Eddie Lacy ran for 177 yards and three touchdowns on 18 carries for Alabama and T.J. Yeldon added 144 yard and two touchdowns on 18 carries.

Missouri’s only touchdown came on Marcus Murphy’s 98-yard touchdown return in the second quarter.

No. 5 Kansas State 27, No. 25 Iowa State 21

AMES, Iowa — Kansas State (6-0, 3-0 Big 12) held Iowa State (4-2, 1-2) to 231 total yards and forced the Cyclones to turn the ball over on downs to stop a potential game-winning drive for a 27-21 win.

Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein rushed for 105 yards and three touchdowns and passed for 187 yards.

No. 6 Florida 31, Vanderbilt 17

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt (2-4, 1-3 SEC) pulled within a touchdown in the fourth quarter, but Florida (6-0, 5-0) went on to win 31-17.

Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel only passed for 77 yards in the victory, but rushed for 177 yards and three touchdowns on 11 carries.

For Vanderbilt, Jordan Matthews caught eight passes for 131 yards and a touchdown.

No. 7 Notre Dame 20, No. 17 Stanford 13 (OT)

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Notre Dame (6-0) stopped Stepfan Taylor twice from the 1-yard line in overtime to beat Stanford (4-2) 20-13 in overtime.

Tommy Rees hit T.J. Jones for a 7-yard touchdown pass in overtime, which would be the game-winning score for Notre Dame.

Taylor rushed for 102 yards on 28 carries in the loss.

No. 9 Southern Cal 24, Washington 14

SEATTLE — Southern Cal (5-1, 3-1 Pac-12) had a 24-7 halftime lead and held on for a 24-14 win over Washington (3-3, 1-2).

Silas Redd, the transfer running back from Penn State, rushed for 155 yards and a touchdown on 26 carries for Southern Cal.

No. 10 Oklahoma 63, No. 15 Texas 21

DALLAS — Oklahoma (4-1, 2-1 Big 12) put up 677 yards of total offense on Texas (4-2, 1-2) in a 63-21 win.

Blake Bell only had 31 yards rushing, but he scored four touchdowns for Oklahoma. Landry Jones passed for 321 yards and two touchdowns, Damien Williams rushed for 167 yards and a touchdown and Trey Millard caught five passes for 119 yards and touchdown.

No. 11 Florida State 51, Boston College 7

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State (6-1, 3-1 ACC) scored 28 straight points and went on to beat Boston College (1-5, 0-3) 51-7.

E.J. Manuel passed for 439 yards and four touchdowns for Florida State, Kenny Shaw caught two passes for 125 yards and one touchdown, Rodney Smith had 108 yards receiving and Lonnie Pryor rushed for two touchdowns and 10 yards.

Boston College’s Andre Williams rushed for 104 yards on 20 carries.

No. 14 Oregon State 42, BYU 24

PROVO, Utah — Oregon State (5-0) forced BYU (4-3) to turn the ball over three times and the Beavers went on to win 42-24.

Cody Vaz passed for 332 yards and two touchdowns for Oregon State and two of the touchdowns went to Marks Wheaton, who also had a rushing touchdown. Brandin Cooks added 173 yards receiving.

BYU quarterback Riley Nelson passed for 305 yards and a touchdown, but also threw three interceptions. Jamaal Williams rushed for two touchdowns and Cody Hoffman had 102 yards receiving.

No. 16 Louisville 45, Pittsburgh 35

PITTSBURGH — Louisville (6-0, 1-0 Big East) trailed 21-17 lead before outscoring Pittsburgh (2-4, 0-3) 21-0 in the third quarter and went on to win 45-35.

Senorise Perry scored two of those touchdowns in the third quarter and rushed for 101 yards and four scores. Teddy Bridgewater passed for 304 yards and a touchdown, which went DeVante Paker, who had 153 yards receiving.

Devin Street had 111 yards receiving and a touchdown for Pittsburgh.

No. 19 Rutgers 23, Syracuse 15

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Rutgers (6-0, 3-0 Big East) gave up 418 yards of total offense to Syracuse (2-4, 1-1), but caused four turnovers in a 23-15 win.

Brandon Coleman caught six passes for 104 yards for Rutgers. One of Rutgers’ scores came on Duron Harmon’s 75-yard return for a touchdown off a blocked field goal.

Syracuse’s Ryan Nassib passed for 356 yards and a touchdown, but he also threw two interceptions. Marcus Sales caught four passes for 100 yards.

No. 20 Cincinnati 49, Fordham 17

CINCINNATI — Cincinnati (5-0) rushed for four touchdowns as a team in a 49-17 win over Fordham (4-3).

Travis Kelce caught three passed for 101 yards and one touchdown for Cincinnati.

For Fordham, Brian Wetzel caught nine passes for 121 yards and one touchdown.

No. 22 Boise State 20, Fresno State 10

BOISE, Idaho — Boise State (5-1, 2-0 Mountain West) had a 17-0 lead and did not look back in a 20-10 win over Fresno State (4-3, 2-1).

D.J. Harper rushed for 122 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries for Boise State.

No. 23 TCU 49, Baylor 21

WACO, Texas — TCU (5-1, 2-1 Big 12) scored 21 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to pull away for a 49-21 win over Baylor (3-2, 0-2).

TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin passed for 262 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for 64 yards and a score. Cam White caught five passes for 65 yards and a score.

For Baylor, Terrance Williams had three receptions for 163 yards and two touchdowns.