Outdated Dominion 49, 13 Virginia Tech 35
Blake LaRussa got here off the bench to throw for 495 yards and 4 touchdowns to guide the visiting Outdated Dominion to an upset of Virginia Tech.
LaRussa, who entered the sport on Outdated Dominion’s second sequence, accomplished 30 of 49 and rushed for a landing to guide the 28½-point underdog Monarchs (1-Three) to a shocking win over the Hokies (2-1) from the Atlantic Coast Convention.
Jeremy Cox’s 40-yard landing run with 1:34 remaining sealed the most important win in program historical past. After the sport, the Outdated Dominion trustworthy stormed the sphere.
The Hokies led 28-21 after a 72-yard landing go from Josh Jackson to Damon Hazelton with 32 seconds left within the third quarter, however ODU scored on its subsequent two possessions, taking a 35-28 lead on a 15-yard landing run by Cox with 9:57 to go — the Monarchs’ first lead of the sport.
Issues received worse for Virginia Tech, as Jackson went down with a decrease leg damage on the primary play of the following drive. Backup quarterback Ryan Willis led the Hokies on a 75-yard march that ended with a 13-yard landing go to Chris Cunningham with 7:15 remaining, tying the sport at 35.
However the Hokies merely had no reply for ODU. LaRussa polished off a 75-yard drive with a ravishing 29-yard fade sample to Jonathan Duhart for a landing with 5:11 left that was the sport winner.
1 Alabama 45, 22 Texas A&M 23
Tua Tagovailoa handed for 387 yards and 4 touchdowns and ran for an additional rating to guide host Alabama to a rout of Texas A&M.
The Crimson Tide (Four-Zero) simply handed their first check towards a ranked crew. Kellen Mond and the Aggies (2-2) couldn’t put up almost the battle they’d in a 28-26 loss to No. Three Clemson.
Tagovailoa accomplished 22 of 30 passes earlier than leaving after Henry Ruggs III took a shuttle go 57 yards for a rating late within the third. His first try went for a 30-yard landing to a diving DeVonta Smith, and he hit the tight finish Hale Hentges for 2 extra scores. Damien Harris didn’t get many touches however had a 35-yard run and a 52-yard catch.
Mond accomplished 16 of 33 passes for 196 yards with a landing however was intercepted twice, together with on his first throw. He collected 98 yards dashing regardless of getting sacked seven instances.
Trayveon Williams, the Southeast Convention’s high rusher, discovered little room to run. He gained 31 yards on eight carries.
Three Clemson 49, Georgia Tech 21
Trevor Lawrence took a number one position in Clemson’s quarterback rotation, coming off the bench to throw 4 landing passes because the visiting Tigers produced their most full efficiency of the season in a rout of Georgia Tech.
After the starter Kelly Bryant produced simply 13 yards and one first down on Clemson’s first two possessions, Lawrence entered the sport early within the second quarter. Lawrence, a local of close by Cartersville, shortly guided the Tigers on a seven-play, 74-yard drive capped by a 17-yard landing go to Hunter Renfrow that made it 14-Zero. Lawrence completed with 176 yards on 13-of-18 passing for the Tigers (Four-Zero), additionally connecting with Justyn Ross for a 53-yard rating, Travis Etienne on a Three-yard landing simply earlier than halftime and Tee Higgins for a 30-yard landing within the closing minutes.
It was a totally dismal efficiency by Georgia Tech (1-Three), which fumbled eight instances, recovering seven of them however giving up a landing when Clelin Ferrell fell on a free ball ultimately zone for Clemson’s first landing. The Yellow Jackets accomplished simply three passes and was held to 146 yards on the bottom — not even near its nation-high dashing common of 392.7 coming into the sport.
Four Ohio State 49, Tulane 6
Dwayne Haskins Jr. threw for 304 yards and 5 touchdowns within the first half and Ohio State routed Tulane (1-Three) to mark coach City Meyer’s return to the sideline following a three-game suspension.
Haskins was almost flawless, finishing his first 9 passes on the best way to a 21-for-24 effort earlier than giving option to backup Tate Martell within the second half because the Buckeyes (Four-Zero) backed off the gasoline and cruised. Haskins, a third-year sophomore, is among the many nation’s leaders in landing passes with 16 by the primary 4 video games and is on observe to eclipse J.T. Barrett’s college file of 35 set final season.
Meyer was again along with his crew after serving a suspension for his mismanagement of former assistant Zach Smith, who was accused of home violence and different questionable conduct whereas working below Meyer at Florida and Ohio State.
Meyer missed the blowouts of Oregon State and Rutgers, then sat in entrance of his TV nervously at dwelling because the Buckeyes pulled away from then No. 15-TCU within the second half final week to win 40-28. Ryan Day, the co-offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach, quickly dealt with sideline teaching duties.
12 West Virginia 35, Kansas State 6
Will Grier threw 5 landing passes for the fifth time in his profession and West Virginia shook off a sloppy begin to drill Kansas State within the Large 12 opener for each groups.
Grier completed 25 of 35 for 356 yards and the 5 scores, three of them to David Sills, and two interceptions because the Mountaineers (Three-Zero) had little bother towards the punchless Wildcats (2-2). Sills caught 10 passes for 73 yards and the three touchdowns. Marcus Simms added 5 receptions for 136 yards — together with an 82-yard catch-and-run to open the scoring.
West Virginia outgained Kansas State 464-318, had 4 sacks and was by no means actually threatened after getting it collectively late within the first half. Enjoying for the primary time in two weeks after a go to to North Carolina State was canceled due to Hurricane Florence, the Mountaineers regarded a bit off early. Every of their first two drives ended with turnovers.
Texas 31, 17 Texas Christian 16
Sam Ehlinger handed for 2 touchdowns and ran for a rating, all within the second half, and host Texas ended a four-game dropping streak to Texas Christian (2-2) with a Large 12 victory.
Texas (Three-1) had been outscored 153-33 the final 4 years by Texas Christian and trailed 16-10 earlier than the protection pressured three turnovers by the quarterback Shawn Robinson within the third quarter.
The victory offers Texas its first three-game win streak since 2014. The Longhorns even have their first back-to-back wins over ranked opponents since successful three in a row in 2008, a run that vaulted Texas to No. 1 that season.
Ehlinger handed for 255 yards. Johnson completed with 124 yards on seven catches.
21 Miami 31, Florida Worldwide 17
N’Kosi Perry got here off the bench to throw three landing passes, and Miami’s protection was hermetic for a lot of the day within the host Hurricanes’ 31-17 victory over Florida Worldwide.
Travis Homer rushed 13 instances for 114 yards and a landing, Lawrence Cager caught two scoring passes, and Miami held Florida Interational to 31 yards on its first 10 possessions. Brevin Jordan additionally had a landing catch for the Hurricanes (Three-1), who misplaced the highest receiver and returner Jeff Thomas within the first quarter for what was believed to be a cramping-related concern.
CJ Worton caught a pair of fourth-quarter landing passes from James Morgan for Florida Worldwide (2-2), which outscored Miami 17-Zero and gained 139 of its 187 yards within the ultimate 15 minutes.
eight Notre Dame 56, Wake Forest 27
Ian E book rushed for 3 touchdowns and threw for 2 extra in his first begin of the season, main the visiting Preventing Irish (Four-Zero) previous Wake Forest. E book changed Brandon Wimbush within the beginning lineup and was 25 of 34 for 325 yards with landing passes protecting Three yards to Brock Wright and seven yards to Chase Claypool, together with three brief scoring runs.
Coach Brian Kelly mentioned he made the change as a result of he was involved that the offense’s struggles have been beginning to weigh on the opposite elements of the crew. “I didn’t sleep nice final evening, as a result of that’s a reasonably large resolution to make if you’re Three-Zero and your quarterback that was main your soccer crew was 13-Three as a starter,” Kelly mentioned. “However I had lots of confidence in Ian and I assumed our offense performed to the extent that it was able to. That definitely confirmed itself right now.”
Matt Colburn had a 2-yard landing run and Nick Sciba kicked two subject objectives for Wake Forest (2-2), which has misplaced two straight. Sam Hartman was 12 of 24 for 110 yards earlier than he exited after taking a tough hit halfway by the third.
2 Georgia 43, Missouri 29
Fueled by opportunistic protection and particular groups early and a quick-strike passing recreation late, Georgia notched one other victory towards a divisional foe. Jake Fromm threw three second-half landing passes and the Bulldogs (Four-Zero) returned a fumble and a blocked punt for scores to beat host Missouri.
The Bulldogs blanketed Missouri’s large receivers, harassed its quarterback Drew Lock, and compelled three turnovers within the first half towards the seventh-best offense within the nation coming into the sport. Lock, the extremely touted N.F.L. prospect, accomplished 23 of 48 passes for 221 yards for the Tigers (Three-1).
Missouri rushed for 172 yards, with Larry Rountree III, Damarea Crockett, Tyler Badie and Lock all scoring dashing touchdowns. Albert Okwuegbunam had 9 catches for 81 yards. The Georgia cornerback Deandre Baker held Missouri’s main receiver Emanuel Corridor — who entered with 430 receiving yards — with out a catch.
19 Michigan 56, Nebraska 10
Karan Higdon ran for 136 yards and a landing within the first half to assist the Wolverines (Three-1) construct an enormous lead as they coasted to a house victory.
In Coach Scott Frost’s final go to to Michigan two years in the past, he mentioned Central Florida “outhit” Michigan in a 51-14 loss. “We didn’t overlook that,” Michigan’s Jon Runyan mentioned. Michigan moved Nebraska round on offense, clearing large holes for the operating recreation and giving Shea Patterson loads of time to throw. On protection, the Wolverines hit laborious early and sometimes, maybe partially as a result of the defensive coordinator Don Brown instructed them what Frost mentioned after his final go to.
“We actually took that to coronary heart,” the Wolverines linebacker Devin Bush mentioned. “And we needed to make a press release.”
Mission completed. “We received whipped,” Frost acknowledged. The Wolverines led 20-Zero after the primary quarter and 39-Zero at halftime.
The Cornhuskers (Zero-Three) are off to their worst begin since 1945.
Purdue 30, 23 Boston Faculty 13
After three straight shut losses to begin the season, Purdue let off some steam on Boston Faculty. Rondale Moore caught two landing passes and the Boilermakers had 4 interceptions whereas beating the visiting Eagles.
David Blough handed for 296 yards and three touchdowns for the Boilermakers (1-Three), who had stumbled at the beginning of what was anticipated to be a promising season.
The Eagles (Three-1) rolled in unbeaten and ranked for the primary time in 10 years, however fell flat.
“Purdue performed like a crew with their again towards the wall. They made performs they wanted to make,” Boston Faculty Coach Steve Adazzio mentioned. Anthony Brown, coming off a profession recreation with 5 landing passes, threw 4 interceptions. Star tailback A.J. Dillon was held to 59 yards on 19 carries by Purdue.
■ Tyree Jackson threw for 263 yards and three touchdowns and the visiting Bulls used their big-play offense to stay unbeaten and roll over the reeling Scarlet Knights 42-13. The win was Buffalo’s first over a Large Ten Convention opponent and pushed its file to Four-Zero.
■ Ronald Smith had seven catches for 113 yards a rating and Chris Alleyne kicked three subject objectives to propel Columbia to a 23-15 victory over host Georgetown.
■ Jacob Dolegala threw for 168 yards and a pair of touchdowns, and Grant Ibeh’s interception return for a landing sealed Central Connecticut’s 24-13 defeat of Fordham.
■ Spencer Alston ran for 120 yards and a landing as visiting Yale defeated Cornell 30-24 in an Ivy League opener for each colleges. Zane Dudek ran for 2 scores whereas Kurt Rawlings was 18-of-25 passing for 283 yards with Reed Klubnik making six catches for 100 yards for the Bulldogs (1-1).
■ Eric Dungey scored three touchdowns and threw for an additional to key a first-half blitz and host Syracuse continued its early season success with a 51-21 victory over former Large East rival Connecticut (1-Three). Syracuse, which has not but trailed this season, has received its first 4 video games for the primary time since 1991 and solely the fourth time for the reason that finish of World Struggle II.