SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Ryan Nassib threw for 246 yards, Jerome Smith ran for 144 yards and Syracuse handed No. 11 Louisville its first loss of the season in a 45-26 victory on Saturday.
Playing in the last home game of his career, Nassib directed an offense that gained 524 total yards. Nassib went 15 of 23 and passed Donovan McNabb to move into second place on the school's career passing yards list behind Marvin Graves
The Orange (5-5, 3-3 Big East) blew the game open with three touchdowns in the second quarter and Louisville (9-1, 4-1) allowed more points than it had in any game this season. Syracuse is a win away from bowl eligibility with road games against Missouri and Temple left.
Teddy Bridgewater completed 36-of-49 passes for 426 and three touchdowns for Louisville, who fell into second place behind Rutgers in the Big East race.
FORT WORTH, Texas — Collin Klein ran for two touchdowns and No. 3 Kansas State bolstered its national title hopes with a victory at Big 12 newcomer TCU.
The Wildcats improved to 10-0 for only the second time under coach Bill Snyder, and moved within two wins of likely reaching their first BCS championship game.
Only a few minutes after the start of Kansas State's game, and a rare turnover by Klein, SEC newcomer Texas A&M finished off its 29-24 victory at Alabama, the No. 1 team in the BCS standings and AP poll. The Aggies win gave their old Big 12 rivals at K-State a boost.
AUBURN, Ala. — Aaron Murray passed for 208 yards and three touchdowns, freshman tailbacks Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall each ran for more than 100 yards and No. 5 Georgia overwhelmed Auburn, sending the Bulldogs back to the SEC championship game.
Georgia (9-1, 7-1 Southeastern Conference) was methodical in its dominating win. It scored the first shutout for either team in the series since the Bulldogs' 28-0 win in 1976.
BATON ROUGE, La. — Zach Mettenberger passed for 273 yards and two touchdowns, and ninth-ranked LSU kept alive faint hope of a Southeastern Conference title with a victory over No. 23 Mississippi State.
Looking sharp a second straight week, Mettenberger completed 19 of 30 passes without an interception. His top target was Jarvis Landry, who had nine catches for 109 yards — both career highs — including a 19-yard touchdown to help the Tigers (8-2, 4-2 SEC) beat the Bulldogs (7-3, 3-3) for the 13th straight time.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Jelani Jenkins returned a blocked punt 36 yards for a touchdown with 2 seconds remaining and No. 7 Florida rallied in the closing minutes to beat Louisiana-Lafayette.
The Gators (9-1) scored twice in the final 2 minutes to avoid the biggest upset in school history.
Florida did little on offense most of the day and looked to be in serious trouble when quarterback Jeff Driskel left the game with an ankle injury.
CLEMSON, S.C. — Tajh Boyd threw for 261 yards and three touchdowns in No. 10 Clemson's victory over Maryland, the Tigers' sixth straight and record 12th in a row at Death Valley.
Clemson (9-1, 6-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) had little trouble with the banged-up Terps (4-6, 2-4), who again started linebacker Shawn Petty at quarterback because of season-ending injuries to their four scholarship passers.
The Tigers ended things early as Boyd passed for a 13-yard touchdown to Adam Humphries and a 28-yard score to DeAndre Hopkins. In between, Clemson defensive end Corey Crawford brought a Petty fumble 16 yards for a touchdown as part of his team's 21-point first quarter.
Clemson star receiver Sammy Watkins left the game in the second quarter with a lower leg injury.
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Connor Shaw threw for two touchdowns and ran for another score as No. 12 South Carolina beat Arkansas.
Shaw was 15-of-23 for 279 yards for the Gamecocks (8-2, 6-2 Southeastern Conference), who finished with six league wins for only the second time in 20 years in the SEC.
Arkansas (4-6, 2-4) will now have to beat both Mississippi State and LSU to make a bowl game after starting the season No. 10 in the country.
It was only the second win over the Razorbacks in the last seven games for the Gamecocks and it broke a three-game losing streak during which the Hogs embarrassed South Carolina by double-digits.
STANFORD, Calif. — Kevin Hogan threw for 254 yards and three touchdowns in his first collegiate start, and No. 16 Stanford overcame four turnovers to rally past No. 13 Oregon State and stay in control of its Pac-12 title hopes.
Cody Vaz fumbled late in the fourth quarter to give the Cardinal (8-2, 6-1) the ball at the Beavers 29. The only Oregon State (7-2, 5-2) turnover turned out to be the difference.
NORMAN, Okla. — Landry Jones threw for 277 yards and two touchdowns, Damien Williams ran for 99 yards and two scores and No. 14 Oklahoma beat Baylor to move Bob Stoops into sole possession of second place on the school's career wins list.
Backup quarterback Blake Bell scored on a 55-yard keeper in the fourth quarter for the longest run by a quarterback in the Stoops era.
Lache Seastrunk ran for 91 yards and three touchdowns for Baylor (4-5-, 1-5 Big 12), the last score getting the Bears within eight with 1:26 to play after quarterback Nick Florence got in on the 2-point conversion.
AUSTIN, Texas — David Ash passed for 364 yards and two touchdowns and No. 19 Texas honored former coach Darrell Royal by whipping Iowa State.
Ash had a 61-yard touchdown pass to Mike Davis in the first quarter. Johnathan Gray ran for two touchdowns for the Longhorns (8-2, 5-2 Big 12), who won their fourth in a row.
Texas paid tribute during the game to Royal, who died Wednesday at age 88. Texas lined up in the wishbone, the formation Royal introduced to college football in 1968, on the Longhorn's first play. Instead of a run, Texas ran a trick play that resulted in a 47-yard pass. Steele Jantz passed for 133 yards for the Cyclones (5-5, 2-5) but was under constant pressure from the Texas defense.
TUCSON, Ariz. — Ka'Deem Carey ran for a Pac-12 record 366 yards and scored five touchdowns, powering Arizona to a rout of Colorado.
Carey, who carried 25 times, broke the record of 357 rushing yards set by Washington State's Rueben Mayes at Oregon on Oct. 27, 1984. The sophomore's five rushing TDs tied a conference record.
With Pac-12 leading passer Matt Scott out with a concussion, junior college transfer B.J. Denker completed 12 of 14 passes for 136 yards and two touchdowns in his first start for Arizona (6-4, 3-4). He also ran for 44 yards and a touchdown. In his first start this season, Colorado's Nick Hirschman was 12 of 13 for 123 yards and one interception. Christian Powell rushed for 137 yards and two scores for the Buffaloes (1-9, 1-6).
LOS ANGELES — Marqise Lee caught 10 passes for 161 yards and a touchdown, Curtis McNeal rushed for 163 yards and two more scores, and No. 21 Southern California bounced back from consecutive losses with a victory over skidding Arizona State.
Matt Barkley threw for 222 yards and three TDs while becoming the leading passer in conference history for the Trojans (7-3, 5-3 Pac-12), who overcame a slow start and five turnovers to snap their two-game skid. USC hasn't lost three straight since 2001, former coach Pete Carroll's first season.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Brandon Coleman caught his second touchdown of the game on a 31-yard pass from Gary Nova with 8:49 to play and No. 24 Rutgers survived a valiant effort by mistake-prone Army in posting a victory.
LUBBOCK, Texas — Eric Stephens took the snap out of the wildcat formation, rolled to his right and threw a 3-yard jump pass to Darrin Moore for a touchdown in double overtime to lead No. 25 Texas Tech past Kansas.
Kansas quarterback Michael Cummings couldn't connect with Tre' Parmalee in the end zone on fourth-and-9 for Kansas to end the Jayhawks chances.
AKRON, Ohio — Four Massachusetts interceptions led to 19 points as the Minutemen won for the first time at the Football Bowl Subdivision level, defeating Akron.
TROY, Ala. — Corey Robinson completed 25 of 28 passes for 322 yards and a touchdown to lead Troy in a win over Navy.
Backup quarterback Deon Anthony ran for two touchdowns and was 9-of-12 passing for 93 yards and a score for the Trojans (5-5).
Gee Gee Greene ran for 150 yards and a touchdown, while quarterback Keenan Reynolds had three rushing touchdowns for the Midshipmen (6-4), who had a five-game win streak snapped.
SAN DIEGO — Adam Muema ran for two touchdowns and Everett Beed returned a fumble 52 yards for a score, leading San Diego State to a win over Air Force.
RALEIGH, N.C. — Mike Glennon threw two touchdown passes while Tobais Palmer returned a kickoff 100 yards for a score to help North Carolina State beat Wake Forest and secure bowl eligibility.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Robert Godhigh rushed for two touchdowns and caught a third, and Georgia Tech held off North Carolina in the highest-scoring game in Atlantic Coast Conference history.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Michael Rocco threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Jake McGee with 6 seconds remaining and Virginia rallied from a 10-point deficit to stun Miami.
Rocco threw four touchdown passes and Virginia (4-6, 2-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) won its second in a row after a six-game losing streak. It was the Cavaliers third straight win against the Hurricanes.
BOSTON (AP) — Everett Golson ran for a touchdown and threw for two more on Saturday night to help No. 4 Notre Dame beat Boston College 21-6 and keep its national championship hopes intact.
Taking the field one hour after top-ranked Alabama lost to No. 15 Texas A&M, the Fighting Irish (10-0) remained unbeaten and in the hunt for a spot in the BCS title game. And a week after needing triple overtime — and a lot of luck — to get past unheralded Pittsburgh, Notre Dame eased past a longtime rival that had twice before spoiled its hopes of a No. 1 finish.
Golson completed 16 of 24 passes for 200 yards, connecting with Troy Niklas for a 7-yard touchdown at the end of the first half and with John Goodman from 18 yards out early in the second.
Chase Rettig completed 27 of 34 passes for 247 yards for BC (2-8), which is off to its worst start since going 0-11 in 1989.