DeShone Kizer hit Will Fuller with a 17-yard touchdown pass with 2:09 left in the game, KeiVarae Russell picked off a pass to end the last threat and No. 9 Notre Dame escaped with a 24-21 victory over No. 21 Temple on Saturday night.
The biggest game in the history of Temple football lived up to the billing. The Owls (7-1) pushed the Fighting Irish (7-1) to the brink and took the lead with 4:45 left on a 36-yard field goal by Austin Jones. But Kizer came right back with a long scoring drive, capped by the TD to his star receiver.
Then the Notre Dame defense stepped up. Temple’s P.J. Walker went deep down the right side, but Russell cut underneath the throw and made a diving pick.
(3) Clemson 56, N.C. State 41: Deshaun Watson accounted for six touchdowns to help Clemson pull away after halftime to beat North Carolina State in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Tigers (8-0, 5-0 ACC) led the Wolfpack (5-3, 1-3) by 20 after halftime and finished with 623 total yards.
(10) Iowa 31, Maryland 15: Desmond King had an 88-yard interception return for a TD in the fourth quarter and Iowa beat Maryland at home for its eighth straight victory. Akrum Wadley, LeShun Daniels and Derrick Mitchell had touchdown runs for the Hawkeyes (8-0, 4-0). Will Likely had a 100-yard kickoff return for the Terrapins (2-6, 0-4).
(12) Oklahoma State 70, Texas Tech 53: Mason Rudolph and J.W. Walsh each threw two TD passes, Raymond Taylor ran for two scores and Oklahoma State rallied to beat Texas Tech on the road. Walsh found James Washington twice in the fourth quarter for the Cowboys (8-0, 5-0). Jakeem Grant returned a kickoff 100 yards and had a 90-yard catch for the Red Raiders (5-4, 2-4).
(14) Oklahoma 62, Kansas 7: Baker Mayfield completed 27 of 32 passes for 383 yards and four touchdowns and Oklahoma beat Kansas in Lawerence, Kansas. Sterling Shepard had 183 receiving yards and a TD on 11 catches for the Sooners (7-1, 4-1 Big 12). Kansas (0-8, 0-5) dropped 11 consecutive games dating back to last season.
(15) Michigan 29, Minnesota 26: Wilton Speight came off the bench and threw a 12-yard touchdown to Jehu Chesson with under 5 minutes to play and Michigan (6-2, 3-1 Big Ten) stopped Mitch Leidner on a sneak as time expired to escape with a victory over Minnesota (4-4, 1-3) on the road.
(18) Houston 34, Vanderbilt 0: Greg Ward Jr. threw for a score and ran for another and No. 18 Houston’s defense forced four turnovers in a 34-0 road romp over Vanderbilt (3-5) at home. The Cougars reached 8-0 for the fourth time in team history.
(19) Mississippi 27, Auburn 19: Laquon Treadwell caught a 21-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter and kept its SEC title hopes alive with a victory over Auburn. The Rebels (7-2, 4-1 SEC) made two straight defensive stands after grabbing the lead. Chad Kelly hit Treadwell in the end zone with just over 10 minutes left. The Tigers (4-4, 1-4) couldn’t punch it into the end zone after a first down from the 3.
Miami 30, (22) Duke 27: Corn Elder took the eighth lateral on wild final kickoff return and brought it back 75 yards for a TD to give Miami a victory over Duke at home. Thomas Sirk seemingly had given the Blue Devils (6-2, 3-1 ACC) the win by scoring 6 seconds left. But Elder caught the last of eight laterals, and zigged and zagged through the Duke coverage team to score for Miami (5-3, 2-2).
Boise State 55, UNLV 27: Brett Rypien completed 35 of 52 passes for a career-high 469 yards to lead Boise State to a win over UNLV in Las Vegas. Rypien, a true freshman from Spokane’s Shadle Park, threw for two touchdowns and caught another as Boise State (7-2, 4-1 Mountain West) held the Rebels (2-6, 1-3)to just 10 points in the second half.
Navy 29, South Florida 17: Keenan Reynolds scored twice in the fourth quarter to tie the NCAA record for career rushing TDs, and Navy (6-1, 4-0 AAC) set a school mark with three 100-yard rushers in a victory over South Florida (4-4, 2-2) at home. Navy never led until Reynolds bulled in from the 1 to make it 22-17 with 6:58 left.
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