Top 25 college football roundup: Squally Canada, BYU stun No. 6 Wisconsin
Sept. 15, 2018 Updated Sat., Sept. 15, 2018 at 9:38 p.m.
Squally Canada ran for 118 yards and two touchdowns and BYU handed mistake-prone Wisconsin its first nonconference home loss since 2003, giving the No. 6 Badgers fits with its motion offense in a 24-21 victory Saturday in Madison, Wisconsin.
The Cougars (2-1) tossed in a trick play, too, when receiver Aleva Hifo found open tight end Moroni Laulu-Pututau for a 31-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter.
Wisconsin (2-1) had one last chance to avoid an upset with a drive that started with 3:55 left at the 8. But normally reliable senior kicker Rafael Gaglianone’s 42-yard field-goal attempt to tie with 41 seconds left went wide left.
(1) Alabama 62, Mississippi 7: Tua Tagovailoa threw for 191 yards and two touchdowns, Jerry Jeudy caught two scoring passes and the Crimson Tide routed the Rebels in Oxford, Mississippi.
Alabama (3-0) gave up a touchdown on the first play of the Southeastern Conference opener but responded by scoring the next 62 points.
(2) Clemson 38, Georgia Southern 7: A week of worry at Clemson over an approaching hurricane ended with a Tigers victory over the Eagles in front of a full crowd in Clemson, South Carolina.
Travis Etienne ran for 162 yards and two touchdowns for the Tigers (3-0) and Trevor Lawrence threw for 194 yards, including a 57-yard score to fellow freshman Justyn Ross.
(3) Georgia 49, Middle Tennessee 7: Jake Fromm threw three touchdown passes and Elijah Holyfield ran for 100 yards, each playing only the first half as the Bulldogs routed the Blue Raiders in Athens, Georgia.
Georgia (3-0) led the Blue Raiders (1-2) 42-7 at halftime. There were clouds but no rain in the game that was moved up to a noon kickoff because of Tropical Storm Florence.
(4) Ohio State 40, (15) TCU 28: Big defensive tackle Dre’Mont Jones returned an interception thrown right at him 28 yards for one of the Buckeyes’ three touchdowns in a 4-minute span of the third quarter in a victory over the Horned Frogs in Arlington, Texas.
The Buckeyes (3-0) finally went ahead to stay with that spurt that started Dwayne Haskins Jr. threw a short pass that Parris Campbell turned into a 63-yard touchdown.
(5) Oklahoma 37, Iowa State 27: Kyler Murray threw for 348 yards and three touchdowns and the Sooners held off the Cyclones in Ames, Iowa, in the Big 12 opener for both teams.
Marquise Brown had 191 yards receiving and a TD to help the Sooners (3-0), a year removed from a stunning home loss to the Cyclones (0-2), extend the nation’s longest road winning streak to 17 games.
(12) LSU 22, (7) Auburn 21: Cole Tracy kicked a 42-yard field goal on the final play to lift LSU over Auburn in their Southeastern Conference opener in Auburn, Alabama.
Joe Burrow led LSU (3-0) down the field in the final minutes with clutch plays and two pass interference calls against Auburn (2-1).
(8) Notre Dame 22, Vanderbilt 17: Jalen Elliott knocked the ball loose from Vanderbilt receiver Kalija Lipscomb with 1:07 remaining to give Notre Dame a fourth-down stop and the Fighting Irish held off the Commodores in South Bend, Indiana.
Tony Jones Jr. finished with 118 yards on 17 carries for Notre Dame (3-0).
(11) Penn State 63, Kent State 10: Trace McSorley accounted for five touchdowns and broke Penn State’s record for rushing scores by a quarterback as the Nittany Lions thumped the Golden Flashes in State College, Pennsylvania.
McSorley completed 11 of 22 passes for 229 yards with an interception and ran for three touchdowns for the Nittany Lions (3-0).
(16) Mississippi State 56, Louisiana-Lafayette 10: Nick Fitzgerald accounted for 350 yards of offense and six touchdowns to lead the Bulldogs over the Rajin’ Cajuns Starkville, Mississippi.
Fitzgerald ran for 107 yards and four touchdowns for Mississippi State (3-0), the second time he’s had four rushing touchdowns in a game.
(24) Oklahoma State 44, (17) Boise State 21: Taylor Cornelius ran for two touchdowns and passed for another to help the Cowboys beat the Broncos in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
Boise State’s Brett Rypien passed for 380 yards and three touchdowns, but was sacked seven times and pressured throughout the day.
(19) Michigan 45, SMU 20: Shea Patterson threw three touchdown passes to Donovan Peoples-Jones, helping the Wolverines pull away to beat the Mustangs in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
The Wolverines (2-1) didn’t score until Ben Mason converted a fourth down with a 1-yard TD run midway through the second quarter.
(21) Miami 49, Toledo 24: Malik Rosier threw for two touchdowns and ran for three more to help the Hurricanes top the Rockets in Toldeo, Ohio.
The Hurricanes (2-1) never trailed and led 21-0 late in the first half.
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