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Top 25 roundup: No. 7 Michigan escapes with 24-21 2OT win over Army

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 7, 2019

Michigan defensive back Lavert Hill (24) celebrates his interception with defensive backs Ambry Thomas (1) and Brad Hawkins (20) in the third quarter of an NCAA football game against Army in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. (Tony Ding / Associated Press)
Michigan defensive back Lavert Hill (24) celebrates his interception with defensive backs Ambry Thomas (1) and Brad Hawkins (20) in the third quarter of an NCAA football game against Army in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. (Tony Ding / Associated Press)
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Jake Moody made a 43-yard field goal and No. 7 Michigan forced and recovered a fumble to hold on for a 24-21 double-overtime victory over Army on Saturday in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The Wolverines (2-0) didn’t lead until the second extra period and would have lost to the Black Knights (1-1) at the end of regulation if Cole Talley made a 50-yard kick that sailed just short and to the right.

It marked the second straight year the U.S. Military Academy nearly beat a Top 10 team for the first time in more than a half-century. The Black Knights pushed No. 5 Oklahoma into overtime on the road last year before losing 28-21.

(1) Clemson 24, (12) Texas A&M 10: Trevor Lawrence threw for one touchdown and ran for another and the Tigers (2-0) won their record-tying 17th straight game with a dominating victory over the Aggies (1-1) in Clemson, South Carolina.

Texas A&M talked of an upset all week and figured to be the sternest test left for the defending national champions. Instead, Clemson methodically made plays, stretched out drives and pressured A&M junior quarterback Kellen Mond into an awful showing.

(6) LSU 45, Texas 38: Joe Burrow passed for 471 yards and four touchdowns, including a 61-yarder to Justin Jefferson with 2:27 left, and the Tigers (2-0) pulled out a wild victory over the Longhorns (1-1) in Austin, Texas.

Texas stormed back from a 20-7 halftime deficit and the teams traded seven touchdowns in the second half.

Burrow and Texas’ Sam Ehlinger picked apart the defenses at will. LSU didn’t put it away until Texas came up inches short from covering an onside kick after its final touchdown with 22 seconds left.

(2) Alabama 62, New Mexico State 10: Tua Tagovailoa passed for three touchdowns and ran 25 yards for a fourth, all in the first half of the Crimson Tide’s (2-0) victory over the Aggies (0-2) in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Alabama was off to the races starting with the game’s first play, when Henry Ruggs III collected a lateral and sprinted 75 yards for a touchdown. It didn’t get any better for New Mexico State after that in sweltering conditions that contributed to thousands of empty seats at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

(3) Georgia 63, Murray State 17: D’Andre Swift ran for two touchdowns, Jake Fromm threw for 166 yards and a score, and the Bulldogs (2-0) broke loose in the second quarter against the Racers (1-1) in Athens, Georgai.

With temperatures climbing into the mid-90s, Georgia got off to a sluggish start and went to the second quarter tied at 7 after giving up a long touchdown pass to the Racers (1-1).

(4) Oklahoma 70, South Dakota 14: Jalen Hurts passed for 259 yards and three touchdowns in just over two quarters and the Sooners (2-0) rolled past the Coyotes (0-2) in Norman, Oklahoma.

It was Oklahoma’s highest points total since scoring 79 in a victory over North Texas in 2007.

(5) Ohio State 42, Cincinnati 10: Justin Fields passed for two touchdowns and ran for two more scores for the Buckeyes (2-0) in a win over the Bearcats (1-1) in Columbus, Ohio.

J.K. Dobbins rushed for 141 yards and two touchdowns – all in the first half – as Ohio State dismantled Cincinnati in in Bearcats Luke Fickell’s return to Ohio Stadium.

(10) Auburn 24, Tulane 6: Bo Nix threw for 207 yards and a touchdown, Auburn ran for 172 yards after amassing just 20 in the first half and the Tigers’ (2-0) defense dominated the Green Wave (1-1) in Auburn, Alabama.

(11) Florida 45, Tennessee-Martin 0: Elusive receiver Kadarius Toney and speedy cornerback CJ Henderson left in the first half and did not return in the Gators’ (2-0) victory over the Skyhawks (1-1) in Gainesville, Florida.

(15) Penn State 45, Buffalo 13: Sean Clifford threw for 280 yards and four touchdowns and the Nittany Lions (2-0) overcame a halftime deficit to beat the Bulls (1-1) in State College, Pennsylvania.

Trailing 10-7 at half, Penn State took the lead for good when John Reid ran back an interception 37 yards for a touchdown early in the third.

(17) Wisconsin 17, Central Michigan 0: Jonathan Taylor rushed for three touchdowns and caught a scoring pass, Quintez Cephus scored his first two touchdowns of the season and the Badgers (2-0) cruised past the Chippewas (1-1) in Madison, Wisconsin.

(18) UCF 48, Florida Atlantic 14: Dillon Gabriel went 7 for 19 in his first start, but threw touchdown throws of 57 and 74 yards, and the Knights (2-0) extended their regular-season winning streak to 24 games by beating the Owls (0-2) in Boca Raton, Florida.

The game was called because of lightning in the area with 4:20 to play.

(20) Iowa 30, Rutgers 0: Nate Stanley threw for 236 yards and three touchdowns and the Hawkeyes (2-0) rolled past the Scarlet Knights (1-1) in Iowa City, Iowa, in the Big Ten opener for both teams.

Maryland 63, (21) Syracuse 20: Josh Jackson threw for 296 yards and three touchdowns for the Terrapins (2-0) in a rout of the Orange (1-1) in College Park, Maryland.

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