College Football Scores: Oregon, Oklahoma Pull Away; Clemson Avoids Upset

No. 23 Michigan State made it four in a row against No. 11 Michigan, and No. 21 Texas A&M said goodbye to No. 20 Baylor. Tonight, No. 9 Oregon welcomes No. 18 Arizona State. Here's the complete TV schedule, and here are your up-to-date college football odds.

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Stanford Vs. Washington State Final Score: Cardinal Hit The Gas, Pull Away For 44-14 Win

The Stanford Cardinal bounced back from a lackluster first half, dominating the final two frames en route to a 44-14 win. Andrew Luck threw for over 300 yards and the Cardinal piled on 34 second half points, turning a close one into a blowout.

Luck finished with 336 yards and four touchdowns while throwing just one interception -- which came in the first half. Stepfan Taylor rushed for 100 yards and also caught a touchdown pass out of the backfield. Levine Toilolo caught two touchdown passes -- both in the third quarter -- and Coby Fleener added another. Fleener left the game on the final play -- a kick return touchdown -- with an apparent injury.

Jeff Tuel made his return for the Cougars, but struggled throughout. He finished the game with 145 yards through the air, but was also plagued by multiple drops. Carl Winston and Marshall Lobbestael each scored rushing touchdowns.

For further reading, news, discussion and more, visit Stanford blog Rule of Tree and Washington State blog Coug Center. Here’s this week’s college football TV schedule, and stay tuned to SB Nation’s college football news hub for more.


Clemson Vs. Maryland Final Score: Sammy Watkins Leads 18-Point Comeback

Clemson Tigers freshman Sammy Watkins produced 345 total yards, including what turned out to be the winning, 89-yard kickoff return touchdown, as the Maryland Terrapins surrendered a pair of 18-point leads to lose, 56-45.

This was the game we'd all been waiting for. Clemson is supposed to sneak up and pick off a big win, and it's not that shocking to see them do it more than once. But Clemson is supposed to blow it against lesser competition. And when they trailed by three scores in the second half, everyone assumed this was the game.

Nope. You can't attribute much to Clemson's defense, but Watkins and Andre Ellington (213 yards rushing) and Tajh Boyd (307 total yards, four touchdowns) might mean simply too much firepower for any team in the ACC to combat.

For more on the Terps and their latest uniform choices, head over to Maryland blog Testudo Times. And check out Clemson blog Shakin the Southland for more on the Tigers.


Virginia Tech Vs. Wake Forest Final Score: Hokies End Deacs' Reign

Coming in to Saturday, three ACC teams were undefeated in conference. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets fell to the Virginia Cavaliers, leaving two. If the Clemson Tigers are upended by the Maryland Terrapins, that would leave just the Wake Forest Demon Deacons.

But the Virginia Tech Hokies beat Wake, 38-17. This is one of those stories with chronology that kind of jumps around. It's ACC football.

VPI was down 10-0 early on, but Wake Forest wouldn't score again until the Hokies had peeled off 28 straight. The stars came out -- David Wilson, Chris Givens and Jarrett Boykin each went well over 100 yards in his respective trade, while Logan Thomas and Tanner Price both surpassed 250 yards -- but Virginia Tech's defense held Wake to only one third-down conversion in 12 efforts. 

For more, visit Virginia Tech blog Gobbler Country and Wake Forest blog Blogger So Dear. Stay tuned to SB Nation’s college football news hub for more.


Oklahoma State Vs. Texas Final Score: Cowboys Down Longhorns, 38-26

Well, after a wild third quarter, things calmed down for Oklahoma State and Texas. In fact, the only points scored in the fourth quarter came from a safety by Oklahoma State. That didn't change the outcome of anything, other than perhaps giving Texas a little bit more respectable loss of 12 points rather than 14; the Cowboys still own, 38-26.

If you were watching the game on ABC, you're no doubt aware that this is the first time Texas has lost under Mack Brown when running for more than 200 yards in 71 such games. Of course, the Longhorns allowed 202 yards rushing to the Cowboys and got outgained overall (420-370).

Still, it's only the second-worst game by Texas against a team whose name starts with "Oklahoma." So that's progress. Oklahoma State, meanwhile, seems to be on a collision course for a rather large game on Dec. 3 with that other Oklahoma team.

For more on the Pokes, head over to Oklahoma State blog Cowboys Ride For Free. Longhorns fans can keep up with their team at Texas blog Burnt Orange Nation.


LSU Vs. Tennessee Final Score: Tigers Roll At Neyland, 38-7

LSU didn't get off to the sort of start against Tennessee that it did against the Vols' SEC East compatriots last week. But the Tigers didn't need the fake punts and bombs that it deployed to great effect against Florida; in Neyland Stadium, LSU just dominated, grinding Tennessee to dust for a 38-7 victory.

LSU's running game piled up 260 yards, and four runners, including quarterback Jordan Jefferson, had more than 30 yards for the Tigers. That's more yardage on the ground than the Bayou Bengals allowed to Tennessee (239 yards) in sum, and it truthfully could have been much worse: a long interception return set up one LSU scoring drive.

The LSU defense continued its complete disruption of opponents' passing games, harassing Matt Simms throughout, limiting the Vols passer to six completions on 20 throws, and picking off two of his passes.

With the win, LSU moves to 7-0 on the year and 4-0 in the SEC; Tennessee falls to 3-3 n the season and 0-3 in conference play.

For more on the Tigers head over to the SB Nation blog And The Valley Shook; for more on the Volunteers, check out Rocky Top Talk. For more on the SEC, visit Team Speed Kills. For more on Saturday's action, check out the Week 7 college football scores and news StoryStream.


Georgia Tech Vs. Virginia Final Score: Cavaliers Upend Division Leaders, 24-21

We were past the midway point of the season and Georgia Tech was undefeated, joining Clemson as the only such team in the conference. This being the ACC, an upset was almost inevitable, and it had to be against the unlikeliest of foes.

So Virginia, its 3-2 record coming into the game padded by a three-point win against Indiana and a one-point overtime squeaker over Idaho, ran all over the Jackets' defense for Georgia Tech-esque numbers -- at 272, they matched Tech yard-for-yard on the game -- and upset the visitors, 24-21.

Looking for an oddly amusing aspect of the game? Virginia didn't score in the second half, after leading 24-14 at the half. Which might explain all the rushing attempts, Perry Jones lead the way for 149 yards on 18 carries, followed by Kevin Parks' 17 rushes for 86 yards. Tevin Washington had 115 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries for Georgia Tech, but the Jackets came up short anyway.

If you want to keep up with the Cavaliers' victory celebration, head over to Virginia blog Streaking the Lawn. Yellow Jackets fans can check out Georgia Tech blog From The Rumble Seat or SB Nation Atlanta for more on their team.


Miami Vs. North Carolina Final Score: Jacory Harris And The Hurricanes Held Off Heels

The Miami Hurricanes looked unstoppable in the first half of their game against the North Carolina Tar Heels on Saturday afternoon as quarterback Jacory Harris led his team to a 27-10 lead heading into halftime. Things changed in the second half, however, as the hosting Heels ended the game on a 21-3 run and even had a chance to win by recovering an onside kick before time ran out with the final score reading 30-24 in favor of the visiting Hurricanes.

The quarterback play, at least statistically, was great in the game as Harris and his counterpart Bryn Renner both combined for five touchdowns. Harris threw for three touchdowns and 267 yards while Renner completed 29 of his 37 passing attempts for 288 yards and two touchdowns of his own.

The biggest problem with the Hurricanes was the inability to run the ball -- and, in part, run out the clock -- as the team combined for 44 yards on 27 attempts. North Carolina's running game looked quite a bit better by comparison as starting running back Giovani Bernard rushed 27 times for 110 yards and a touchdown.

It's unfortunate the Tar Heels were unable to complete the second half comeback, but they at least made it interesting.

For more on the Hurricanes head over to the SB Nation blog The 7th Floor. For more on the Tar Heels, check out Carolina March. For more on Saturday's action, check out the Week 7 college football scores and news StoryStream.


Purdue Vs. Penn State Final Score: Nittany Lions Win After Attempted Rallies By Purdue

After combining for a grand total of 16 points in the first half, Purdue and Penn State let their hair down and scored 25 in the second half en route to a 23-18 Penn State win. Feel the excitement of Big Ten football!

An Anthony Fera field goal in the third quarter gave the Nittany Lions a 13-6 lead, but Purdue had a chance to tie it after a Caleb TerBush pass to O.J. Ross for the 14-yard touchdown -- only to miss the extra point. After a Silas Redd nine-yard touchdown run put Penn State made it 20-12, the Boilermakers scored again, this time on a one-yard run by Akeem Shavers. They missed the two point conversion, of course, preserving the Penn State lead.

Fera followed that up with a field goal a bit more than midway through the four quarter, and that was the last time either team scored. The game, mercifully for its viewers, ended.

To celebrate the win for the Nittany Lions, head over to Penn State blog Black Shoe Diaries. Boilermaker fans should go to Purdue blog Hammer And Rails to figure out what the loss means.


South Carolina Vs. Mississippi State Final Score: Marcus Lattimore Injury Mars Cocks Victory

The good news for the South Carolina Gamecocks: a 14-12 conference win over a grueling opponent, the Mississippi St. Bulldogs. The bad news: Marcus Lattimore left late with a left leg injury. Here's a photo of him being walked off the field on crutches with his leg heavily wrapped:



Lattimore was held to only 39 yards on the day in a game that was light on offense. In his first start as Carolina's definite, absolute starter, Connor Shaw threw for 154 yards on 27 attempts, including a touchdown throw to Aslhon Jeffery.

The other starter, Tyler Russell, completed only 11 of his 27 efforts. This game also saw a minor Dylan Favre appearance. Those are important to track.

Here’s this week’s college football TV schedule, and stay tuned to SB Nation’s college football news hub for more. For more on the Gamecocks, head over to the SB Nation blog Garnet and Black Attack


Michigan State Vs. Michigan Final Score: Paul Bunyan Trophy Remains In East Lansing

The Michigan St. Spartans have now beaten their in-state rivals four times in a row for the first time since 1962. Your final score: Michigan State 28, Michigan 14.

If you'd like a culprit, look to the Michigan Wolverines offensive line, which might have been more effective if it had literally laid down and forced MSU defenders to do the hurdles on their way to Denard Robinson and Devin Gardner. Sparty's D accumulated only five sacks, but it sure seemed like more. The two passers combined to complete 12 of 31 attempts and throw a pick six under such conditions.

On a crucial fourth-and-22 that was essentially Michigan's last chance, Gardner ran about 11 yards, backtracked and looked to be considering a throw before he was brought down. I don't think that's legal. Wish he would've tried it.

Edwin Baker will go down as the offensive star of the game, picking up 173 yards and a touchdown. Each team's uniform combination will go down what we can only hope is a very deep pit. THIS IS EAST LANSIIIIING.

Here’s this week’s college football TV schedule, and stay tuned to SB Nation’s college football news hub for more. For more on the Wolverines, head over to Michigan blog Maize 'n' BrewMichigan State blog The Only Colors has an eye on Sparty.


Indiana Vs. Wisconsin Final Score: Badgers Destroy Another Overmatched Foe, 59-7

Russell Wilson and the Badgers took a leisurely stroll through another overwhelmed Big Ten team Saturday, cruising to a 59-7 shellacking of Indiana to lock up bowl eligiblity. (We know you were worried about that.)

Wilson was 12-of-17 for 166 yards and a touchdown passing. He also ran for 42 yards and caught a 25-yard touchdown reception. But for the most part, the Badgers were content to hammer away at Indiana with a ground game that rolled up 331 yards on 42 carries.

The Hoosiers also got most of their yardage on the ground, though not necessarily by choice; their quarterbacks were a combined 8-of-20 for 64 yards and two touchdowns. Stephen Houston was Indiana's leader on the ground, carrying it 19 times for 135 yards and the Hoosier's sole touchdown. And whenever the word "sole touchdown" appears in an item about Wisconsin, it's pretty easy to guess which way the game went.

For more on the Badgers, head over to Wisconsin blog Bucky's 5th Quarter. Hoosiers fans can chew over the loss atIndiana blog The Crimson Quarry.


Jacoby Brissett Named Florida Gators Starter For Auburn Game

Friday, the Florida Gators announced freshman quarterback Jacoby Brissett will start his second straight game, confirming an earlier report. Jeff Driskel's injury has healed to the point that Charlie Weis has said both quarterbacks could be used against the Auburn Tigers, however.

To catch you up if you're just joining us, regular starter John Brantley was hurt against the Alabama Crimson Tide. Backup Driskel was also hurt against Bama. Brissett split snaps with versatile whosy whatsit Trey Burton last week against the LSU Tigers. It went about as well as could've been hoped.

The Auburn Tigers defense will prove a much more forgiving canvas for the youngster. While Alabama and LSU both rank in the top five of juuuust about any defensive metric you can calculate, Auburn ranks 105th in yards allowed per game. That cushy run defense will help take pressure off the young passer.

For more, visit Florida blog Alligator Army.


Jeff Tuel Injury: Washington State QB Cleared For Stanford Game

Jeff Tuel has thrown just two passes for the Washington State football team this year due to an injury during the Cougars' first game of the season. Tuel's broken clavicle has apparently healed, however, as head coach Paul Wulff announced his quarterback has been cleared to play in the team's upcoming game against Stanford.

According to the release from the school, though, it's unclear what exactly Tuel will be expected to do against the Cardinal until Saturday afternoon.

Tuel met with Cougar team physicians Wednesday morning and after the examination was cleared to play with no restrictions. Wulff noted that Tuel's role in Saturday's Homecoming Game against Stanford will be a gametime decision.

In Tuel's absence, senior Marshall Lobbestael has been leaned on as the team's starting quarterback. Lobbestael has completed 118 of his 182 passes for 1,570 yards and 15 touchdowns compared to just four interceptions on the season.

For more on the Cougars, be sure to read CougCenter, SB Nation's blog focusing on Washington State athletics.


Nathan Williams Injury Update: Ohio State Buckeyes Defensive End Reportedly Out For Season

Things were always going to be tough for the Ohio State Buckeyes this season, but the poor play and injury problems have been worrisome nonetheless. It appears that these problems just got a little bit worse for the Buckeyes, as they won't be getting one of their best defensive players back this year. According to CBS Sports college football reporter Bruce Feldman, via twitter, Ohio State defensive end Nathan Williams is expected to miss the remainder of the season.

As Feldman notes, Williams had a monster game against Michigan last season. Coming into the 2011 season, he was expected to be at or around All-Big Ten level for the Buckeyes. He picked up a knee injury in Ohio State's first game of the season against the Akron Zips, and is now not expected to recover from arthroscopic surgery in time to play again this season.

For more on Nathan Williams and Ohio State football, check out Buckeyes blog Along The Olentangy.


Jordan Wynn Injury Update: Utah Announces Shoulder Surgery, Season Done

Monday night, the Utah Utes announced starting junior quarterback Jordan Wynn will miss the rest of the season due to an essential shoulder surgery. Wynn had already been ruled out for a couple weeks due to the injury he suffered against the Washington Huskies.

Coach Kyle Whittingham, in a statement:

Obviously, this is disappointing news for Jordan and the entire team. Jordan worked incredibly hard to come back from his shoulder surgery last winter and we are confident he will take the same approach with his rehab this time around. The good news is that he is eligible for a redshirt season.    

Expect junior Jon Hays to get a good look as the starter going forward. Hays has gotten all of Wynn's missed snaps so far, throwing for a 120.04 quarterback rating (compared to Wynn's 123.16). He's a little more daring and appears to have a better arm, but has thrown for twice as many interceptions in almost a third as many attempts.

For more, head over to Utes blog Block U.


Tajh Boyd Injury Update: Clemson QB Convinced He'll Play Vs. Maryland

Are you unsure whether Clemson Tigers quarterback Tajh Boyd will play Saturday against the Maryland Terrapins? Boyd does not appear to be unsure. After suffering a hip injury against the Boston College Eagles, X-rays came up negative, but his status going forward wasn't entirely clear. He'd been upgraded to probable, which usually means good to go.

And according to offensive coordinator Chad Morris, you should expect to see Boyd in purple or orange or purple-on-orange or whatever artistry Clemson's equipment staff concocts this week:

Chad Morris on Tajh Boyd: "He told me he's going to play, and I believe him." Said he'd be "shocked" if Boyd doesn't play.
Oct 10 via Twitter for BlackBerry®FavoriteRetweetReply

And if that doesn't do it for you:

Boyd's father, Tim Boyd, tells The Post & Courier that his son 'should be fine for next week' at Maryland. #Clemson hopes father knows best
Oct 09 via webFavoriteRetweetReply

For more, visit Clemson blog Shakin' The Southland

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