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Top 25: No. 2 TCU catches fire in second half to topple Kansas State

Trevone Boykin threw for 301 yards and two touchdowns, the second a 55-yard strike to Josh Doctson with 1:10 left in the game, and second-ranked TCU rallied from a big halftime deficit to beat Kansas State 52-45 on Saturday night in Manhattan, Kansas.

Boykin also ran for 124 yards and two scores for the Horned Frogs (6-0, 3-0 Big 12), who trailed 35-17 at the break. Aaron Green added 124 yards and two touchdowns rushing, while Doctson caught eight passes for 155 yards and two touchdowns.

None was bigger than his catch-and-run just 30 seconds after Jack Cantele had connected on a 37-yard field goal for Kansas State (3-2, 0-2) to knot the game 45-all.

(1) Ohio State 49, Maryland 28: At Columbus, Ohio, Cardale Jones threw two touchdown passes, J.T. Barrett scored three times and the Buckeyes (6-0, 2-0 Big Ten) broke away from a 21-all tie to beat the Terrapins (2-4, 0-2), extending the nation’s longest winning streak to 19.

(3) Baylor 66, Kansas 7: At Lawrence, Kansas, Seth Russell tossed three touchdown passes, Shock Linwood ran for 135 yards and a score, and the Bears (5-0, 2-0 Big 12) rolled over the Jayhawks (0-5, 0-2).

(4) Michigan State 31, Rutgers 24: At Piscataway, New Jersey, freshman LJ Scott scored on a 3-yard run with 43 seconds to play and the Spartans (6-0, 2-0 Big Ten) won ugly for the second straight week heading into a meeting with No. 18 Michigan, topping the Scarlet Knights (2-3, 0-2)

(6) Clemson 43, Georgia Tech 24: At Clemson, South Carolina, Deshaun Watson threw for two touchdowns, Wayne Gallman ran for two scores and the Tigers (5-0, 2-0 ACC) surged past the reeling Yellowjackets (2-4, 0-3).

( 7) LSU 45, South Carolina 24: Leonard Fournette ran 87 yards for a touchdown, Brandon Harris passed for a career-best 228 yards, and the Tigers (5-0, 3-0 SEC) beat the Gamecocks (2-4, 0-4) in a game moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, because of catastrophic flooding in the Gamecocks’ home state.

(8) Alabama 27, Arkansas 14: At Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Calvin Ridley caught an 81-yard touchdown pass from Jake Coker and the Crimson Tide (5-1, 2-1 SEC) rode their swarming defense to a win over the Razorbacks (2-4, 1-2).

Texas 24, (10) Oklahoma 17: At Dallas, Tyrone Swoopes threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score as the Longhorns (2-4, 1-2 Big 12) found relief in the Red River rivalry yet again, upsetting the Sooners (4-1, 1-1).

(11) Florida 21, Missouri 3: At Columbia, Missouri, Kelvin Taylor rushed for 99 yards and two first-quarter touchdowns and the Gators (6-0, 4-0 SEC) beat the Tigers (4-2, 1-2).

(12) Florida State 29, Miami 24: At Tallahassee, Florida, Dalvin Cook ran for 222 yards and three touchdowns, the last a 23-yarder with 6:44 remaining, to help the Seminoles (5-0, 3-0 ACC) holding off the Hurricanes (3-2, 0-1).

(18) Michigan 38, (13) Northwestern 0: At Ann Arbor, Michigan, Jehu Chesson returned the opening kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown and the Wolverines (5-1, 2-0 Big Ten) beat the Wildcats (5-1,1-1) for their third straight shutout.

(15) Notre Dame 41, Navy 24: At South Bend, Indiana, C.J. Prosise rushed for 129 yards and three touchdowns, two after Navy turnovers, and the Fighting Irish (5-1) beat the Midshipmen (4-1).

Tennessee 38, (19) Georgia 31: At Knoxville, Tennessee, Joshua Dobbs threw for 312 yards, ran for 118 more and accounted for five touchdowns as the Volunteers (3-3, 1-2 SEC) erased a 21-point deficit to upset the Bulldogs (4-2, 1-2 SEC), who lost star running back Nick Chubb to an injured left knee on the first play from scrimmage.

(21) Oklahoma State 33, West Virginia 26 (OT): At Morgantown, West Virginia, backup quarterback J.W. Walsh scored on a 2-yard run in overtime and the defense held to give the Cowboys (6-0, 3-0 Big 12) the win over the Mountaineers (3-2, 0-2).

(22) Iowa 29, Illinois 20: At Iowa City, Iowa, Jordan Canzeri rushed for 256 yards on a school-record 43 carries and the Hawkeyes (6-0, 2-0 Big Ten) held off the Illini (4-2, 1-1).

(24) Toledo 38, Kent State 7: At Toledo, Ohio, Terry Swanson ran for 161 yards and a touchdown and Kareem Hunt had two scores in leading the Rockets (5-0, 2-0 Mid-American) past the Golden Flashes (2-4, 1-1).

(25) Boise State 41, Colorado State 10: At Fort Collins, Colorado, Brett Rypien threw for 339 yards, Thomas Sperbeck caught two long touchdown passes, and sophomore Jeremy McNichols scored his 13th and 14th TDs of the season, leading the Broncos (5-1, 2-0 Mountain West) past the Rams (2-4, 0-2).

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