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Top 25 roundup: No. 25 Florida knocks off No. 3 Ole Miss


Will Grier threw four first-half touchdown passes to four receivers and No. 25 Florida upset third-ranked Mississippi (4-1, 2-1 SEC) 38-10 on Saturday night to give coach Jim McElwain a signature win in his first season in Gainesville, Florida.

The redshirt freshman battled a stomach virus for two days before the game but completed 24 of 29 passes for 271 yards for the Gators (5-0, 3-0).

(1) Ohio State 34, Indiana 27: Ezekiel Elliott rushed for three second-half scores and a career-best 274 yards to help the Buckeyes (5-0, 1-0 Big Ten) survive in Bloomington, Indiana, over the Hoosiers (4-1, 0-1).

(2) Michigan State 24, Purdue 21: LJ Scott ran for 146 yards and two touchdowns, and the Spartans (5-0, 1-0 Big Ten) held on against the Boilermakers (1-4, 0-1) through a lackluster second half in East Lansing, Michigan.

(4) TCU 50, Texas 7: Trevone Boykin threw five touchdown passes, including four to freshman KaVontae Turpin, and the Horned Frogs (5-0, 2-0 Big 12) hammered the Longhorns (1-4, 0-2) in Fort Worth, Texas.

(5) Baylor 63, Texas Tech 35: Seth Russell passed for 286 yards and four touchdowns and ran for two more scores, Shock Linwood ran for a career-high 221 yards and two touchdowns and the Bears (4-0, 1-0 Big 12) routed the Red Raiders (3-2, 0-2) in Arlington, Texas.

(6) Clemson 24, (12) Notre Dame 22: Deshaun Watson threw for two touchdowns, ran for a third and the Tigers’ (4-0) defense stopped DeShone Kizer on a tying two-point conversion in the final minuate as the Tigers held on to beat the Fighting Irish (4-1) in Clemson, South Carolina.

(9) LSU 44, Eastern Michigan 22: Leonard Fournette ran for 233 yards and the Tigers (4-0) overcame the Eagles (1-4) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

(13) Alabama 38, (8) Georgia 10: Jake Coker ran the offense to perfection, the defense turned in a dominating performance and the Crimson Tide (4-1, 1-1 SEC) even got a touchdown from its special teams in a rout of the Bulldogs (4-1, 2-1) in Athens, Georgia.

(11) Florida State 24, Wake Forest 16: Dalvin Cook had a 94-yard touchdown run before leaving with a left leg injury and the Seminoles (4-0, 2-0 ACC) held on to beat the Demon Deacons (2-3, 0-2) in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

(14) Texas A&M 30, (21) Mississippi State 17: Kyle Allen threw for 322 yards and two touchdowns to help the Aggies (5-0, 2-0 SEC) best the Bulldogs (3-2, 1-2) in College Station, Texas.

(15) Oklahoma 44, (23) West Virginia 24: Baker Mayfield passed for 320 yards and three touchdowns, the Sooners defense recorded seven sacks and forced five turnovers and Oklahoma (4-0, 1-0 Big 12) beat the Mountaineers (3-1, 0-1) in Norman, Oklahoma.

(16) Northwestern 27, Minnesota 0: Clayton Thorson scored two touchdowns, Justin Jackson ran for 120 yards and the Wildcats (5-0, 1-0 Big Ten) defense dominated the Golden Gophers (3-2, 0-1) in Evanston, Illinois.

Iowa 10, (19) Wisconsin 6: Jordan Canzeri ran for 125 yards and the Hawkeyes (5-0, 1-0 Big Ten) took advantage of four turnovers by Badgers (3-2, 0-1) quarterback Joel Stave to win in Madison, Wisconsin.

(20) Oklahoma State 36, Kansas State 34: Ben Grogan made a 37-yard field goal with 32 seconds remaining to lift the Cowboys (5-0, 2-0 Big 12) past the Wildcats (3-1, 0-1) in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

(22) Michigan 28, Maryland 0: The Wolverines’ (4-1, 1-0 Big Ten) defense held the Terrapins (2-3, 0-1) to 105 yards and picked off three passes in College Park, Maryland.

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