Top 25 round up: Noles top Canes in South Florida

Looking at games around the country from the top 25 teams.

Steve Mitchell—X02835
Oct 8

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — No. 8 Texas A&M improved to 6-0 for the first time in 22 years and 4-0 in the SEC for the first time after outlasting No. 9 Tennessee 45-38 in double overtime in a wild showdown on Saturday.The Volunteers nearly pulled off another miracle but Tennessee’s luck finally ran out on Armani Watts’ interception in the second overtime.Texas A&M quarterback Trevor Knight scored from a yard out on the Aggies’ second OT possession. Needing a touchdown, Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs’ throw on first down was picked off by a diving Watts to set off a massive celebration before the second-largest home crowd in Texas A&M history.Freshman running back Trayveon Williams ran for 217 yards and a touchdown for the Aggies. Dobbs completed 28 of 47 passes for 398 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions for the Volunteers (5-1, 2-1).No. 1 Alabama 49, No. 16 Arkansas 30FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Alabama’s defense scored for the sixth and seventh times this season and forced a season-high five turnovers in the SEC victory over Arkansas.Top-ranked Alabama recorded finished with 517 total yards in the victory over No. 16 Arkansas. Crimson Tide freshman quarterback Jalen Hurts completed 13 of 17 passes for 253 yards and two touchdowns, and also rushed for two more scores for Alabama (6-0, 3-0), which won its 18th consecutive game.Junior quarterback Austin Allen completed 25 of 48 yards for 400 yards and three touchdowns for the Razorbacks (4-2, 0-2), but was intercepted three times.No. 2 Ohio State 38, Indiana 17COLUMBUS, Ohio — Freshman running back Mike Weber rushed for two touchdowns and quarterback J.T. Barrett ran for one and threw for a score to carry the Buckeyes to victory in Ohio Stadium.Barrett did most of his work with his feet instead of his arm against the Hoosiers (3-2, 1-1 Big Ten), rushing for a game-high 137 yards on 26 carries as the Indiana pass defense gave the Buckeyes (5-0, 2-0) more trouble than expected.The Heisman Trophy candidate, who came into the game with 14 touchdown passes and averaging 222 passing yards per game this season, connected with Dontre Wilson on a 37-yard strike with 3:51 left in the game for his only scoring pass.No. 4 Michigan 78, Rutgers 0PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Fourth-ranked Michigan put together one of the most dominant efforts in its rich history, holding Rutgers to only 39 total yards in the easy drubbing in Big Ten play.The Wolverines (6-0, 3-0) allowed just two first downs in 18 Rutgers’ possessions. Rutgers (2-4, 0-3) has been outscored 136-0 in its last two games. It lost to Ohio State 58-0 on Oct. 1.Running back Chris Evans led the onslaught for the Wolverines with 11 carries for 153 yards. Karan Higdon, Khalid Hill, Ty Isaac and Jabrill Peppers each scored two touchdowns as seven different players scored for Michigan.No. 5 Washington 70, Oregon 21EUGENE, Ore. — Sophomore quarterback Jake Browning accounted for eight touchdowns as fifth-ranked Washington snapped a 12-game losing streak to Oregon with the convincing win in Pac-12 play.Browning was 22 of 28 for 304 yards and six touchdowns while running for two touchdowns. The eight total touchdowns tied a Pac-12 record set by Cal’s Pat Barnes (all eight passing) in 1996.The Huskies (6-0, 3-0), who finished with their highest point total since 1944, also received a big performance from running back Myles Gaskin, who ran 16 times for 197 yards and a touchdown. True freshman Justin Herbert passed for 197 yards in his first career start for Oregon (2-4, 0-3).Navy 46, No. 6 Houston 40ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Houston allowed 306 yards on the ground and was probably were knocked out of the College Football Playoff race with a stunning loss to Navy.Quarterback Will Worth ran for 115 yards with a touchdown and passed for two scores for the Midshipmen (4-1, 3-0), who have sole possession of first place in the American Athletic Conference West division.The Cougars (5-1, 2-1) had the nation’s top-ranked rushing defense, allowing only 42 yards per game, but struggled against Navy’s triple option. Houston quarterback Greg Ward Jr. was 32-of-50 passing for 359 yards and three touchdowns but was also intercepted twice.No. 23 Florida State 20, No. 10 Miami 19MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — The Seminoles’ DeMarcus Walker blocked an extra point attempt by the Hurricanes’ Michael Badgley to seal Florida State’s victory.Miami (4-1, 1-1 ACC) scored what looked to be the potential tying touchdown on Brad Kaaya’s second scoring pass to wide receiver Stacey Coley after Braxton Berrios’ 43-yard punt return set up the Hurricanes at the Seminoles’ 16-yard line.Running back Dalvin Cook rushed for a game-high 150 yards and also scored on a 59-yard pass from Francois as Florida State posted its seventh consecutive victory over their South Florida rivals.Washington State 42, No. 15 Stanford 16STANFORD, Calif. — The Cougars ended an eight-game losing streak to the Cardinal and turned the Pac-12 race upside down by upsetting Stanford.Stanford (3-2, 2-2 Pac-12) was clobbered for the second straight game, losing to Washington 44-6 last week.Meanwhile, Washington State (3-2, 2-0), which beat Oregon 51-33 last week, joins Washington as the only two teams unbeaten in Pac-12 play.Cardinal running back Christian McCaffrey, who was limited to 49 rushing yards against Washington last week, had 35 rushing yards on eight carries and one reception for 5 yards against the Cougars. He may have been injured, although there was no immediate confirmation of that.Washington State had 458 yards of total offense compared with 296 for Stanford. The only touchdown the Cardinal’s offense scored came on the final play.No. 25 Virginia Tech 34, No. 17 North Carolina 3CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Quarterback Jerod Evans threw for two touchdowns and ran for another in the Hokies’ romp that was played in heavy rain from Hurricane Matthew at Kenan Stadium.Virginia Tech (4-1, 2-0 ACC) limited the Tar Heels to 131 yards of total offense, by far the lowest figure under coach Larry Fedora.North Carolina (4-2, 2-1) had a 10-game conference regular-season winning streak snapped. The Tar Heels were unable to put themselves in position for a final-second victory like they pulled off the previous two weeks.No. 20 Oklahoma 45, Texas 40DALLAS — When the Sooners needed to control the clock with the game in the balance in the fourth quarter, they opted for a lot of three-yard runs and short passes rather than flashy, deep passes.The focus of that late strategy was workhorse Samaje Perine, who ran for 214 yards and two touchdowns on 35 carries, nine of which came on the decisive drive, as Oklahoma (3-2, 2-0 Big 12) outlasted the reeling Longhorns (2-3, 0-2) before a sun-splashed crowd of 92,100 at the Cotton Bowl.The Sooners’ Baker Mayfield passed for 390 yards and three touchdowns — all to Dede Westbrook, who hauled in 10 passes for 232 yards, the most yards ever by an Oklahoma player and most receptions ever for a Sooners player in the 111-year history of the series with Texas.USC 21, No. 21 Colorado 17LOS ANGELES — Quarterback Sam Darnold threw three touchdown passes to offset his three turnovers as the Trojans held on for a win in Pac-12 play at the Coliseum.The Buffaloes (4-2, 2-1) were playing as a ranked team for the first time since 2005.USC (3-3, 2-2) was in control for much of the game but needed to answer after Colorado tied the score at 14 with 10:20 left on a 10-yard pass from Steven Montez to receiver Bryce Bobo.No. 24 Utah 36, Arizona 23SALT LAKE CITY — Quarterback Troy Williams threw for 245 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 73 yards and two scores to help the Utes rally.Running back Armand Shyne added a career-high 101 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries for Utah (5-1, 2-1 Pac-12), which snapped a four-game losing streak to the Wildcats. Shyne left midway through the fourth quarter after suffering an apparent knee injury.Sophomore quarterback Brandon Dawkins threw for 243 yards and a touchdown to lead Arizona. He was replaced in the second half by freshman quarterback Khalil Tate after throwing two interceptions. The Wildcats (2-4, 0-3) have lost three straight to open conference play for the first time since 2012.The Sports XChange/Reuters contributed to this report.