AP Top 25 Roundup: No. 10 TCU puts up 82 points in rout of Texas Tech

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No. 10 TCU’s offense explodes for 82 points in rout of Texas Tech

FORT WORTH, Texas — Trevone Boykin threw a school-record seven touchdown passes and No. 10 TCU showcased a new fast-paced offense by scoring the most points in its history in an 82-27 rout of Texas Tech on Saturday.

The Horned Frogs (6-1, 3-1 Big 12) beat their previous scoring high of 69 in the spread attack directed in part by co-offensive coordinator Sonny Cumbie, a former Texas Tech quarterback who spent the past four seasons as an assistant with the Red Raiders.

Boykin had two scoring tosses each to Josh Doctson and Deante Gray, who had a 92-yarder about two minutes before Ty Slanina caught a 57-yard touchdown that gave TCU 61 points midway through the third quarter.

Texas Tech (3-5, 1-4) rolled up 287 of the combined 512 total yards in the first quarter before fading with turnovers and special teams mistakes.

Boykin was 22 of 39 for 433 yards while setting a career high in yards passing for the second week in a row, this time needing just three quarters before he was replaced by Matt Joeckel.

No. 1 Bulldogs hold off Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Dak Prescott accounted for three touchdowns, Josh Robinson rushed for two TDs and top-ranked Mississippi State beat Kentucky 45-31 on Saturday.

Playing for the first time atop the rankings, the Bulldogs (7-0, 4-0 Southeastern Conference) showed no rust coming off a bye. That was a good thing in a wild game that resembled a shootout at times, which Mississippi State won with timely touchdowns that held off the stubborn Wildcats (5-3, 2-3).

Kentucky got within a touchdown four times, and Heisman Trophy hopeful Prescott and Robinson answered with TDs on three occasions. Prescott ran for TDs of 2 and 11 yards and hit Brandon Hill for an 8-yard TD.

Robinson’s 73-yard touchdown run early in the fourth for a 38-24 lead proved critical after Patrick Towles’ 4-yard TD dive with 2:31 remaining brought Kentucky within 38-31.

No. 6 Ducks pull away from Cal

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Marcus Mariota matched his season high with five touchdown passes and broke the Oregon record for career passing yards in the No. 6 Ducks’ 59-41 victory against California on Friday night in the first college game at Levi’s Stadium.

Mariota completed 18 of 30 passes for 326 yards in the win.

Mariota pushed his career total to 8,625 yards, breaking Bill Musgrave’s record of 8,343 on the Ducks’ opening possession with the first of two touchdown throws to Dwayne Stanford. Mariota has at least one TD pass in all 34 of his career games.

Royce Freeman ran for 112 yards and two touchdowns to overcome an early turnover, and Charles Nelson scored on a 58-yard punt return to help Oregon (7-1, 4-1 Pac-12) win its sixth consecutive game against Cal.

The Golden Bears got to within three in the second quarter before the Ducks reeled off 21 unanswered points to put the game away.

No. 8 Michigan State cruises to win against Michigan

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Jeremy Langford ran for 177 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 8 Michigan State trounced rival Michigan again 35-11 on Saturday.

The Spartans (7-1, 4-0 Big Ten) have won six of their past seven games against the Wolverines, only the second time Michigan State has accomplished that in a series that dates to 1898.

The Wolverines (3-5, 1-3) are in danger of missing the postseason in Brady Hoke’s fourth year at the helm. The Wolverines were held to zero yards rushing in the first half.

Michigan State has won 14 consecutive games against Big Ten opponents. The Spartans have next weekend off before hosting Ohio State in a rematch of last year’s conference championship game.

No. 11 Kansas State shuts out Texas

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Kansas State’s rapidly improving defense pitched the first shutout of Texas in more than a decade in a 23-0 victory Saturday that kept the No. 11 Wildcats unbeaten in Big 12 play.

Matthew McCrane kicked three field goals, and DeMarcus Robinson and Charles Jones each ran for a touchdown to lead the Wildcats (6-1, 4-0 Big 12). Jake Waters threw for 224 yards, and Tyler Lockett had eight catches for 103 yards.

Tyrone Swoopes was just 13 of 25 for 106 yards for the Longhorns (3-5, 2-3), who were shut out for the first time since a 12-0 loss to Oklahoma on Oct. 9, 2004. The blanking came just one week after they put up 524 yards of offense in a 48-45 victory against Iowa State.

Solomon powers No. 15 Arizona to win against Wash. St.

PULLMAN, Wash. — Anu Solomon threw five touchdown passes and No. 15 Arizona beat Washington State 59-37 on Saturday in a game featuring the top offenses in the Pac-12.

Solomon, a freshman, was 26 of 38 for 294 yards without an interception. Terris Jones-Grigsby added 107 yards rushing for Arizona (6-1, 3-1 Pac-12), which was coming off a bye week after losing to Southern California.

Washington State (2-6, 1-4), also off last week, lost its third consecutive game.

Washington State’s Connor Halliday, the nation’s leading passer, completed 56 of 79 passes for 489 yards, with four touchdowns and two interceptions, and became the leading career passer in school history. Isiah Myers caught two touchdown passes for the Cougars.

Arizona scored 24 consecutive points in the first quarter, including two touchdowns by DaVonte Neal, to win for the fourth consecutive time in Martin Stadium.

Abdullah run wilds as No. 16 Nebraska handles Rutgers

LINCOLN, Neb. — Ameer Abdullah ran for 225 yards and three touchdowns and set a school record with 341 all-purpose yards, leading No. 16 Nebraska to a 42-24 victory against Rutgers on Saturday.

Abdullah surpassed 200 yards rushing for a nation-leading fourth time this season and fifth time in his career. He broke Roy Helu Jr.’s record of 321 all-purpose yards with his 23-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.

The Cornhuskers (7-1, 3-1 Big Ten) reached the halfway point of conference play tied with Minnesota for first in the West Division.

Big Ten newcomer Rutgers lost 56-17 at Ohio State a week ago and has been outscored 98-41 in its past two games.

The Scarlet Knights (5-3, 1-3) lost quarterback Gary Nova on the second-to-last play of the first half. Nova held his right knee after Maliek Collins brought him down as Nova got rid of the ball. Chris Laviano played the rest of the game.

No. 18 East Carolina avoids potential upset against UConn

GREENVILLE, N.C. — East Carolina needed a strong fourth quarter — and another huge performance from Shane Carden — to pull away from pesky UConn 31-21 Thursday night.

Carden threw for a season-high 445 yards — his seventh career 400-yard performance — on 38 of 64 passing, and Breon Allen ran for two touchdowns.

They helped the No. 18 Pirates (6-1, 3-0 American Athletic Conference) sidestep a major upset bid by four-touchdown-underdog UConn (1-6, 0-4) in East Carolina’s first prime-time, weeknight showcase game in its new league.

Warren Harvey kicked the go-ahead 31-yard field goal with 6:15 left, Carden threw touchdown passes of 13 yards to Justin Hardy and 10 yards to Bryce Williams, and Allen scored on runs of 1 and 9 yards.

Chandler Whitmer was 18 of 30 for a season-high 303 yards with two tying touchdown passes in the third quarter after rushing for a short score for the Huskies.

Smallwood steps in to lead No. 22 West Virginia past Oklahoma State

STILLWATER, Okla. — Wendell Smallwood ran for a career-high 132 yards to help No. 22 West Virginia defeat Oklahoma State 34-10 Saturday.

Smallwood stepped in for Rushel Shell, who sat out with a foot injury suffered during a win against then-No. 4 Baylor last week.

Clint Trickett passed for 238 yards and two touchdowns and Mario Alford caught seven passes for a season-high 136 yards for the Mountaineers (6-2, 4-1 Big 12), who won their fourth consecutive game and beat the Cowboys for the second consecutive year.

West Virginia won despite Kevin White’s off day. The nation’s leader in yards receiving per game was held to 27 yards on three catches.

Johnson’s record-setting day leads No. 23 Marshall to win

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Devon Johnson rushed for a school-record 272 yards and four touchdowns to lead No. 23 Marshall to a 35-16 win against Florida Atlantic on Saturday.

Marshall (8-0, 4-0 Conference USA) overcame its first halftime deficit of the season to extend its home winning streak to 12 games.

Quarterback Rakeem Cato threw the go-ahead score late in the third quarter to extend his Football Bowl Subdivision record of consecutive games with a TD toss to 40.

Johnson had touchdown runs of 58, 62, 66 and 7 yards. He broke the school record of 262 yards set by Ron Darby in 1988.

Florida Atlantic (3-5, 2-2) fell to 0-5 on the road.

Hundley TD in 2OT powers No. 25 UCLA past Colorado

BOULDER, Colo. — Quarterback Brett Hundley had an 8-yard touchdown run in double overtime to give No. 25 UCLA a 40-37 victory against Colorado on Saturday.

UCLA (6-2, 3-2 Pac-12) squandered a 17-point lead in the fourth quarter as Colorado tied the game on a 35-yard field goal by Will Oliver with 36 seconds remaining.

The teams traded field goals in the first OT. The Bruins then stopped the Buffaloes (2-6, 0-5) in the second OT and they settled for a 34-yarder from Oliver.

Hundley faked a handoff and went into the end zone untouched for the winning score.

Hundley rushed for 110 yards, and also threw for 200 yards and one TD pass, giving him 67 in his career and moving him one away from tying Cade NcNown for most in program history.

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