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ATHENS, Ga. — Todd Gurley ran for three touchdowns and Keith Marshall added two as No. 5 Georgia recovered after blowing a 17-point lead to beat Tennessee 51-44 on Saturday in the highest-scoring game ever between the SEC rivals.


Georgia (5-0, 3-0 SEC), which had never scored more points against the Volunteers, locked it up with three takeaways in the final six minutes. Twice Sanders Commings intercepted Tyler Bray's passes and in between the Tennessee quarterback was stripped from behind and the fumble was recovered by Georgia's John Jenkins.


Aaron Murray threw two third-quarter touchdown passes to Michael Bennett for the Bulldogs.


Georgia led 27-10 early in the second quarter before Tennessee took the lead with 20 unanswered points.


Tennessee (3-2, 0-2 SEC) took its third straight loss in the series under coach Derek Dooley, the son of Georgia's former longtime coach Vince Dooley.


Texas 41, Oklahoma St. 36

STILLWATER, Okla. — David Ash threw three touchdown passes to Jaxon Shipley and Joe Bergeron scored on a 2-yard run with 29 seconds left to lift No. 12 Texas to a win against Oklahoma State on Saturday night.


Ash directed the Longhorns (4-0, 1-0 Big 12) on a 75-yard scoring drive after the Cowboys (2-2, 0-1) had taken the lead on Quinn Sharp's 23-yard field goal with 2:34 to play.


LSU 38, Towson 22

BATON ROUGE, La. — Zach Mettenberger connected with Odell Beckham Jr. five times for 128 yards and two touchdowns, and No. 3 LSU overcame nagging offensive sloppiness in a victory over overmatched but feisty Towson.


Mettenberger's scoring strikes to Beckham went for 53 and 27 yards, and LSU's quarterback finished with 238 yards passing. Still, Mettenberger missed some open receivers and his fumble — one of three LSU turnovers — led to the first of two touchdown runs by Towson's Terrance West.


West's first TD run gave Towson, an FCS team, a stunning 9-7 lead in the second quarter before LSU responded with 24 straight points. J.C. Copeland, LSU's 272-pound fullback, scored his third touchdown of the season on a 1-yard plunge, but was hurt in the fourth quarter and did not put any weight on his left leg as he was helped off the field.


Florida State 30, South Florida 17

TAMPA, Fla. — EJ Manuel threw for 242 yards and a touchdown, helping No. 4 Florida State remain unbeaten with a victory over South Florida.


Receiver Rashad Greene got the Seminoles going with a 10-yard touchdown run, Christian Jones scored on a 12-yard fumble return and Penn State transfer Kevin Haplea had a 1-yard TD reception as the Seminoles (5-0) survived their first road test of the season by pulling away from a three-point lead with two TDs and a field goal in the final 5:09 of the third quarter.


Three years after returning to his hometown of Tallahassee to lead USF (2-3) to a 10-point upset of Florida State in his first college start, B.J. Daniels threw for 143 yards and ran for 72 more and two touchdowns for the Bulls.


South Carolina 38, Kentucky 17

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Marcus Lattimore ran for two touchdowns and Connor Shaw passed for another in the second half as No. 6 South Carolina scored 31 straight points for a victory against Kentucky.


Shaw was 15 of 18 for 148 yards as the Gamecocks (5-0, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) moved into a tie with Florida and Georgia atop the East division, with the Bulldogs coming to Columbia, S.C., next week.


Lattimore rushed for 120 yards on 23 carries and Kenny Miles added a 17-yard score for South Carolina, which trailed Kentucky (1-4, 0-2) 17-7 after a ragged first half.


The Gamecocks returned to score on five of six possessions thanks to Shaw, who hit Damiere Byrd with a 30-yard touchdown before Miles' TD put them ahead to stay.


Kentucky freshman Jalen Whitlow was 12 of 23 for 114 yards in relief of Maxwell Smith, who was knocked out on the first series with an ankle injury.


Boise State 32, New Mexico 29

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Joe Southwick passed for 311 yards and three touchdowns and Timmy Smith knocked down a fourth-down pass with two minutes to go Saturday to help No. 24 Boise State beat New Mexico.


Boise State (3-1, 1-0) led by 25 points at half time after turning three Lobos' fumbles into 18 points.



Clemson 45, Boston College 31

BOSTON — Tajh Boyd threw for 367 yards and three touchdowns and ran in another himself as No. 17 Clemson beat Boston College.


Boyd completed 28 of 38 passes and ran 11 times for 42 yards and a TD for Clemson (4-1, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference). DeAndre Hopkins caught 11 passes for 197 yards for the Tigers, who bounced back after blowing a two-touchdown lead and losing 49-37 to No. 4 Florida State last week.



Cincinnati 27, Virginia Tech 24

LANDOVER, Md. — Munchie Legaux hit Damon Julian for a 39-yard touchdown pass with 13 seconds to play, and Cincinnati beat Virginia Tech.


Trailing by four after a Hokies touchdown, the Bearcats (3-0) took over at their own 15 with 1:43 to play and moved downfield in nine plays for the score.



North Carolina 66, Idaho 0

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Gio Bernard scored twice, Bryn Renner threw three touchdown passes and North Carolina set a school scoring record in a win against Idaho.


San Jose State 12, Navy 0

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Austin Lopez kicked four field goals to complement a strong defensive effort as San Jose State blanked, marking the first time in six years that the Midshipmen have been shut out.


Miami 44, N.C. State 37

MIAMI — Stephen Morris threw for a school- and Atlantic Coast Conference-record 566 yards and five touchdowns, the last of those a 62-yard strike to Phillip Dorsett with 19 seconds left, and Miami beat North Carolina State for the Hurricanes' first three-game winning streak since 2009.




Stony Brook 23, Army 3

WEST POINT, N.Y. — Senior Miguel Maysonet rushed for a career-high 220 yards and two touchdowns, and Stony Brook dominated Army to notch its first victory against a Football Bowl Subdivision team.


Duke 34, Wake Forest 27

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Backup quarterback Anthony Boone scored on a 4-yard touchdown run with 11:35 left, and Duke beat Wake Forest for its first win in the series since 1999.


Missouri 21, Central Florida 16

ORLANDO, Fla. — Marcus Murphy returned a punt 66 yards for a touchdown and James Franklin added an 80-yard touchdown pass as Missouri ground out a win over Central Florida.


Louisiana Tech 44, Virginia 38

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Colby Cameron threw for one touchdown and ran for another, and Louisiana Tech scored 34 unanswered points to rally from an early deficit and beat penalty-riddled Virginia.


Middle Tennessee 49, Georgia Tech 28

ATLANTA — Benny Cunningham rushed for 217 yards and five touchdowns Saturday to lead Middle Tennessee State to a win at Georgia Tech.



TCU 24, SMU 16

DALLAS — Casey Pachall threw two touchdown passes, Jason Verrett had two interceptions and No. 15 TCU extended its FBS-best winning streak to 12 games by beating SMU.


TCU (4-0) has won 11 of 13 over SMU and regained the Iron Skillet trophy, which goes to the winner of the Dallas-Fort Worth rivalry. The Horned Frogs' previous loss came last season at home to the Mustangs (1-3).



Louisville 21, Southern Miss 17

HATTIESBURG, Miss. — Senorise Perry rushed for 118 yards and two touchdowns, Jeremy Wright added 84 rushing yards and No. 19 Louisville rallied to beat Southern Miss in a downpour.


Louisville (5-0) trailed 17-6 midway through the second quarter, but scored 15 unanswered points for the win, even though star quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was rendered nearly useless because of a driving storm that soaked the Roberts Stadium turf.


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