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FORT WORTH, Texas — Landry Jones threw for 244 yards and two touchdowns, Damien Williams ran untouched 66 yards for a score and 12th-ranked Oklahoma held on to win 24-17 at TCU on Saturday and clinch at least a share of the Big 12 title.


TCU's fourth-down pass to the goal-line in the final minute was well-defended and fell incomplete.


The Sooners (10-2, 8-1 Big 12) won their eighth consecutive Big 12 game since a late-September loss to Kansas State, which played it regular-season finale at home Saturday night against No. 23 Texas. Oklahoma would have the outright title and guaranteed BCS spot if the seventh-ranked Wildcats lose.


Oklahoma, whose only other loss was to No. 1 Notre Dame, is in good shape for the final at-large BCS berth even if K-State wins.


TCU (7-5, 4-5) lost all four of its Big 12 games at home despite winning four on the road.


Florida St. 21, Georgia Tech 15

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — James Wilder Jr. ran two touchdowns as No. 13 Florida State held off Georgia Tech to capture its first Atlantic Coast Conference champions since 2005 earn a trip to the Orange Bowl.


It was Florida State's 13th ACC title.


The heavily favored Seminoles (11-2) built a 21-6 lead at the half and held on to win, helping to erase some of the sting from last week's 37-26 loss to their bitter rival, No. 4 Florida.


Despite its record, Georgia Tech (6-7) is bowl eligible after receiving a waiver from the NCAA on Thursday.


It looked like Georgia Tech, a two-touchdown underdog, might get blown out, but the game wasn't decided until Karlos Williams intercepted Tevin Washington with less than a minute remaining. The Yellow Jackets slowed down the Seminoles in the second half and forced two turnovers by quarterback EJ Manuel to get back in the game.


Baylor 41, Oklahoma State 34

WACO, Texas — Lache Seastrunk rushed for 178 yards, including a 76-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter, and Nick Florence passed for 296 yards as Baylor beat No. 24 Oklahoma State 41-34 Saturday.


Baylor (7-5, 4-5 Big 12) has won at least seven games in three straight seasons — the first time the Bears have done that since 1949-51.


Seastrunk's long scoring run gave Baylor a 41-27 lead with 5:11 left in the game.



Oregon State 77, Nicholls State 3

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Storm Woods ran for two touchdowns in the first quarter and No. 16 Oregon State put up its highest point total ever, routing Nicholls State in a game postponed by Hurricane Isaac.


The Beavers surpassed their 76-0 win over Willamette in 1931.


Oregon State (9-3) started playing its substitutes against the lower-division Colonels in taking a 35-0 halftime lead. Markus Wheaton caught 12 passes for 123 yards and a touchdown and sat out the second half.


Officials from both schools decided to put off the Sept. 1 opener when the storm bore down on the Colonels' campus in Thibodeaux, La.


The Beavers had a complete turnaround from their 3-9 finish last year. Oregon State is possibly headed to the Holiday Bowl in San Diego on Dec. 27, and representatives from that bowl and the Alamo Bowl were in attendance.


The team will learn its destination on Sunday.


Boise State 27, Nevada 21

RENO, Nev. — Joe Southwick threw two touchdown passes to lead No. 25 Boise State to a victory over Nevada, earning the Broncos a share of the Mountain West Conference title and ensuring their nation's best seventh consecutive 10-win season.


D.J. Harper ran for 130 yards for Boise State (10-2, 7-1) and the Broncos' defense put the clamps on a Nevada offense that was averaging 38 points per game.



Cincinnati 34, Connecticut 17

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. — Brendon Kay threw two touchdown passes to Travis Kelce, and caught one from the big tight end on a trick play as Cincinnati beat Connecticut.



West Virginia 59, Kansas 10

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Geno Smith threw for 407 yards and three touchdowns in his final home game to lead West Virginia to a win over Kansas.


Smith completed 23 of 24 passes and became the first West Virginia quarterback to throw for 40 touchdowns in a season. His 95.8 completion percentage matched the single-game Bowl Subdivision record set by Tennessee's Tee Martin against South Carolina in 1998.



Pittsburgh 27, S. Florida 3

TAMPA, Fla. — Ray Graham rushed for a pair of touchdowns and went over 1,000 yards Saturday night to help Pittsburgh become bowl eligible with a rout of struggling South Florida.


Tino Sunseri threw for 211 yards and one TD for the Panthers (6-6, 3-4 Big East) to join Graham in giving Pitt a 3,000-yard passer and 1,000-yard rusher in the same season for the first time in school history.


USF (3-9, 1-6) finished its second straight losing season by losing nine of 10 following a 2-0 start, a slide that could cost coach Skip Holtz his job.


Graham scored on a pair of 1-yard runs, Sunseri tossed a 2-yard TD pass to J.P. Holtz, and a Pitt defense that's allowed just nine points the past two weeks held USF to 117 yards and forced four turnovers.



EDITOR'S NOTE

At press time, the Big Ten Championship Game was still in progress. Wisconsin led Nebraska 70-24 in the fourth quarter.


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