No. 17 Michigan 41, No. 14 Notre Dame 30
Devin Gardner threw for four touchdowns and ran for one more as the Wolverines rolled to a rivalry win, 41-30, in Ann Arbor. The quarterback passed for 294 yards and had a game-high 82 rushing yards, but it was Jeremy Gallon who was the star of the show, catching eight passes for 184 yards and three touchdowns, including this incredible 61-yard catch and run in the first quarter to take a 10-0 lead.
Michigan took a two-touchdown lead heading into the half after another Gardner-to-Gallon touchdown, and it was a lead they never relinquished. Not for a lack of trying, however, as up 34-20 in the fourth quarter, Gardner did this.
Notre Dame were not able to fully capitalize, scoring a field goal minutes after the touchdown to bring it within four, and a Gardner touchdown with just over four minutes to play sealed the deal for the Wolverines.
No. 11 Georgia 41, No. 6 South Carolina 30
Facing off against their second top-ten team in a row, Georgia looked considerably better against South Carolina Saturday than in its Week 1 loss to Clemson, as the Bulldogs came through with a 41-30 home victory over the Gamecocks.
Georgia marched out to a 17-3 lead on short touchdown passes by Aaron Murray to Arthur Lynch and Keith Marshall. After a South Carolina rushing touchdown by Brandon Wilds, Connor Shaw tied it up with an 18-yard touchdown pass to Nick Jones. Georgia responded with a two-yard run by Todd Gurley, and Shaw showed he was more than game with this terrific 30-yard touchdown pass to Nick Jones, tying it up with 13 seconds remaining in the half.
The second half was all Georgia, as the Bulldogs outscored the Gamecocks 17-6 on their way to the victory. Keith Marshall had some fun with the South Carolina defense, and finished with more than eight yards per carry.
Meanwhile, Aaron Murray threw for 309 yards and four touchdowns on just 23 attempts, leaving the Ol' Ball Coach feeling very smirky.
Miami 21, No. 12 Florida 16
ACC back? Despite being outgained by over 200 yards, the Hurricanes came through with a big victory over the visiting Gators, in large part thanks to Miami's ability to capitalize on Florida turnovers.
The 'Canes took an early lead on a Stephen Morris touchdown pass to Herb Waters, and the Gators nearly tied it up when Jeff Driskel ran in a nine-yard score. Florida tried some fancy things, going for two, and it was quickly stopped by the game Miami D.
Miami really broke things open on the following drive, when Morris found Phillip Dorsett with a perfect 52-yard strike after a play-action fake on the following drive.
Florida was plagued by turnovers throughout the day, committing five -- three by Driskel. The quarterback threw two interceptions, and had this forced fumble that led to a Duke Johnson score (and a 21-9 Miami lead).
The Gators would score with about two minutes to go in the game to bring it within five, but it was too little too late as Miami walked away with the huge win.
BYU 40, No. 15 Texas 21
Florida wasn't the only ranked team seemingly exposed on the road. Texas gave up a program-record 550 yards on the ground to BYU in Provo, losing a non-conference road game for the first time since 2000. The rushing mark was also a program record for BYU, who saw quite the day from quarterback Taysom Hill.
Hill ran for a 68-yard touchdown in the first quarter to give the Cougars a 10-7 lead on the longest-ever run by a BYU quarterback, and Texas took it back with a two-yard Joe Bergeron run to start the second. BYU then rattled off 24 consecutive points, putting the Longhorns in a hole they could not climb out of.
Hill threw for just 129 yards, but ran 17 times for 259 yards and three scores. His running back, Jamaal Williams, ran 30 times for 182 yards, and backup Paul Lasike got in on the action with 15 carries for 87 yards and a score.
Washington State 10, No. 25 USC 7
It is safe to say there is a quarterback crisis in Los Angeles. Starter Cody Kessler went 8-for-13 for 41 yards and an interception, while backup Max Wittek fared even worse, completing three of eight passes for 13 yards and a pick, as the Trojans fell in a shocker to Washington State. The game ended in boos for USC head coach Lane Kiffin.
USC got on the board first, as Kessler ran for a four-yard score near the start of the second quarter.
With just under 40 seconds left in the half and the Trojans driving, Kessler made an ill-advised throw to his left side, and Damante Horton took advantage. The senior cornerback picked off the pass and returned it 70 yards for the game-tying score, completely turning the tide of the game heading into the locker room.
Andrew Furney hit a 41-yard field goal with about three minutes remaining to give Washington State the late 10-7 lead, and it was all the Cougars would need against an inept Trojans offense.
USC found itself driving again with about two minutes to play, this time with Wittek in at quarterback. He made another poor throw to his left side, and who was there? Horton, for his second interception of the day and the Washington State win.
In other games...
No. 2 Oregon 59, Virginia 10
No. 3 Ohio State 42, San Diego State 7
No. 4 Clemson 52, South Carolina State 13
No. 5 Stanford 34, San Jose State 13
No. 7 Texas A&M 65, Sam Houston State 28
No. 8 Louisville 44, Eastern Kentucky 7
No. 9 LSU 56, UAB 17
No. 13 Oklahoma State 56, UTSA 35
No. 16 Oklahoma 16, West Virginia 7
No. 19 Northwestern 48, Syracuse 27
No. 21 Wisconsin 48, Tennessee Tech 0
No. 22 Nebraska 56, Southern Miss 13
No. 23 Baylor 70, Buffalo 13
No. 24 TCU 38, SE Louisiana 17
Kentucky 41, Miami (OH) 7
Michigan State 21, South Florida 6
Rutgers 38, Norfolk State 0
Penn State 45, Eastern Michigan 7
Houston 22, Temple 13
Illinois 45, Cincinnati 17
Iowa 28, Missouri State 14
Bowling Green 41, Kent State 22
Purdue 20, Indiana State 14
Tennessee 52, Western Kentucky 20
North Carolina 40, Middle Tennessee State 20'
Ball State 40, Army 14
Virginia Tech 45, Western Carolina 3
Maine 24, Massachusetts 14
Utah 70, Weber State 7
Chattanooga 42, Georgia State 14
Boise State 63, Tennessee-Martin 14
Central Michigan 24, New Hampshire 21
Missouri 38, Toledo 23
Mississippi State 51, Alcorn State 7
Utah State 52, Air Force 20
South Alabama 41, Tulane 39
Maryland 47, Old Dominion 10
Wyoming 42, Idaho 10
Duke 28, Memphis 14
California 37, Portland State 30
Navy 41, Indiana 35
NC State 23, Richmond 21
Akron 35, James Madison 33
Marshall 55, Gardner-Webb 0
Kansas State 48, Louisiana-Lafayette 27
Arkansas 31, Samford 21
Ole Miss 31, SE Missouri State 13
Ohio 27, North Texas 21
Tulsa 30, Colorado State 27
Texas State 28, Prairie View A&M 3
Kansas 31, South Dakota 14
Louisiana Tech 27, Lamar 14
Louisiana-Monroe 48, Grambling State 10
Texas Tech 61, Stephen F. Austin 13
Troy 66, Savannah State 3
Nicholls State 27, Western Michigan 23
Auburn 38, Arkansas State 9
Vanderbilt 38, Austin Peay 3
Colorado 38, Central Arkansas 24
Minnesota 44, New Mexico State 21
Oregon State 33, Hawaii 14
SMU 31, Montana State 30
New Mexico 42, UTEP 35
Nevada 36, UC Davis 7
Fresno State 41, Cal Poly 25
Arizona 58, UNLV 13
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