|Top 25 College Football Roundup|
|Written by Admin|
|Saturday, 05 October 2013 17:07|
After Clemson won at Syracuse 49-14 and Florida State stomped No. 25 Maryland at home 63-0, the Tigers and Seminoles are two weeks away from a huge showdown in Death Valley on Oct. 19.
Florida State (5-0, 2-0) and star redshirt freshman quarterback Jameis Winston have next week off. Clemson (5-0, 3-0) and Heisman Trophy contender Tajh Boyd play Boston College at home.
No. 1 ALABAMA 45, GEORGIA STATE 3
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - AJ McCarron completed 15 of 16 passes for 166 yards and four touchdowns in the first half and Alabama rolled.
The Crimson Tide (5-0) jumped ahead 38-0 by halftime against the Panthers (0-5), a first-year Football Bowl Subdivision team.
McCarron led Alabama to touchdowns on each of his five possessions before leaving the game. He completed his first 12 passes, putting him in a three-way tie for the Tide's third-longest streak.
The four touchdown passes tied his career high and was the seventh time McCarron has reached that number. Alabama outgained the Panthers 477-175 and held them to 15 yards rushing.
The Tide hasn't allowed a touchdown in the past three games, giving up only three field goals.
Georgia State ended Alabama's shutout bid with Wil Lutz's school-record 53-yard field goal to cap the second half's opening drive.
No. 2 OREGON 57, COLORADO 16.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Marcus Mariota threw five touchdown passes and ran for two scores as Oregon brushed off some early trickery to rout Colorado.
The Ducks' sophomore connected for two touchdowns each with Josh Huff and Bralon Addison, and played only 2 1/2 quarters.
The Buffaloes had Folsom Field in a frenzy when they kept things tight early on, but the crowd didn't like it when Colorado kept going for field goals while the Ducks were piling up the points.
Oregon (5-0, 2-0 Pac-12) has scored at least 55 points in all of its games under first-year coach Mark Helfrich, a former offensive coordinator at Colorado, who took over when Chip Kelly left to coach the Philadelphia Eagles.
Forcing a three-and-out after the opening onside kick, a 75-yard TD toss from receiver Paul Richardson on a double-reverse and a fourth-down stop had the 40-point-underdog Buffaloes (2-2, 0-2) up 10-8 early.
No. 3 CLEMSON 49, SYRACUSE 14
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Tajh Boyd kept his Heisman Trophy aspirations intact, throwing for 455 yards and five touchdowns in three quarters of work, and Clemson spoiled the Orange's Atlantic Coast Conference debut.
Boyd, who matched his school record in TD passes, hit Adam Humphries with scoring passes of 60 and 42 yards in the first quarter to help stake the Tigers to a big early lead, and they held the Orange at bay.
Clemson (5-0, 3-0 ACC) entered the game as one of just 20 undefeated teams remaining in the Bowl Subdivision, and the Tigers made sure they wouldn't slip up against the Orange (2-3, 0-1) and their raucous Homecoming crowd of 48,961 by taking a 21-0 first-quarter lead.
The Tigers entered the game with 12 straight wins by double digits against unranked teams.
No. 7 LOUISVILLE 30, TEMPLE 7
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Teddy Bridgewater threw for 348 yards and two touchdowns to keep Louisville undefeated.
Bridgewater made it look easy against the overwhelmed Owls (0-5, 0-2 American Athletic Conference). He threw for 228 yards in the first half to help the Cardinals roll to a 24-0 lead.
The Cardinals (5-0, 1-0) lost a bid for their second straight shutout when Temple scored with 38 seconds left.
Louisville receiver DeVante Parker, who has six touchdown catches this season, left in the first half with an injured right shoulder. Without one of his favorite targets, Bridgewater was still impressive, completing 25 of 35 passes. He threw a TD pass for the 17th straight game.
Under first-year coach Matt Rhule, the Owls remained winless in program history against top-10 teams.
No. 8 FLORIDA STATE 63, No. 25 MARYLAND 0
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Jameis Winston completed 23-of-32 passes for 393 yards and five touchdowns and Florida State matched a record with the most-lopsided victory against ranked team in the history of the AP Top 25.
Winston, a redshirt freshman, has 1,441 yards passing, 17 touchdowns with two interceptions and a 73.3 completion percentage this season.
Nick O'Leary caught to two touchdowns and Kelvin Benjamin had two. The Seminoles (5-0, 3-0 ACC) put up 614 yards of total offense.
Maryland (4-1, 0-1) lost quarterback C.J. Brown to an injury in the second quarter. The Terps were held to 234 yards.
No. 14 MIAMI 45, GEORGIA TECH 30
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Stephen Morris threw for three touchdowns, Duke Johnson rushed for 184 yards and Miami remained unbeaten after shaking off a problematic opening quarter.
Phillip Dorsett, Clive Walford and Allen Hurns caught scoring passes for Miami (5-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), which scored 21 points in the final 7:15. Dallas Crawford ran for two scores in the fourth quarter, and Ladarius Gunter added a 30-yard interception return for another touchdown with 1:08 left.
David Sims had two rushing touchdowns for Georgia Tech (3-2, 2-2), which wasted a 17-point lead against Miami last season and blew another double-digit advantage Saturday - plus missed a fourth-quarter extra point that would have tied the game. The Yellow Jackets led 17-7 after controlling the first quarter, then wound up losing to Miami for the fifth straight time.
It's Miami's best start since opening 6-0 in 2004.
No. 19 MICHIGAN 42, MINNESOTA 13
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Devin Gardner threw a 24-yard, go-ahead touchdown pass to Devin Funchess late in the first half and Michigan pulled away.
The Wolverines (5-0, 1-0 Big Ten) relied on their running game to take pressure off the turnover-prone Gardner. He didn't throw an interception for the first time since making his first start as a quarterback last year at Minnesota.
The Golden Gophers (4-2, 0-2) were without coach Jerry Kill for an entire game for the first time because of his epilepsy. He had a seizure Saturday morning, when he planned to travel to Michigan to coach in the game, and remained home to rest in Minnesota.
The Wolverines have won 18 straight games at home, the longest active streak among BCS conference schools and their longest since winning 28 in a row in Ann Arbor from 1969-73.
No. 20 TEXAS TECH 54, KANSAS 16
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Freshman sensation Baker Mayfield passed for 368 yards but was helped off the field with an apparent leg injury in the third quarter of Texas Tech's victory.
Mayfield, a true freshman walk-on who has started every game, was hurt at the end of the third quarter when tackled while passing. There was no penalty. He hobbled very slowly off the field with someone helping him under each arm.
He was 33 of 51 with one interception.
After falling behind in the first quarter 10-0, the Red Raiders reeled off 54 straight points, going to 5-0 (2-0 Big 12) under first-year head coach Kliff Kingsbury for the first time since 2008.
It's the 22nd straight Big 12 loss by Kansas (2-2, 0-1).
No. 21 OKLAHOMA STATE 33, KANSAS STATE 29
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - J.W. Walsh found Charlie Moore for a 6-yard touchdown pass with 4:16 left in the fourth quarter to help Oklahoma State rally.
Walsh finished 24-of-38 passing for 245 yards for the Cowboys, who narrowly avoided their second straight loss after a defeat at West Virginia last week.
After falling behind 29-23 in the fourth quarter, Oklahoma State (4-1, 1-1 Big 12 Conference) drove 75 yards in six plays. Walsh was 4-of-5 passing on the drive, including the go-ahead touchdown pass to Moore.
Ben Grogan later added a field goal for the Cowboys, one of four in the game for the freshman.
Daniel Sams accounted for 299 yards of total offense and three touchdowns for the Wildcats (2-3, 0-2), who lost their second straight game.
No. 23 FRESNO STATE 61, IDAHO 14
MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) - Derek Carr threw five touchdown passes as No. 23 Fresno State pounded Idaho, scoring at least 40 points for the fifth time this season.
Davante Adams caught three touchdown passes for Fresno State (5-0), which is off to its best start since 2001, when the Bulldogs won their first six games.
Idaho (1-5), coming off a win over Temple in coach Paul Petrino's first season, didn't score until the fourth quarter against the first ranked opponent to play in the Kibbie Dome since Boise State in 2010.
Fresno State, playing its final nonconference game, scored touchdowns on its first five possessions and never was threatened. It was the best defensive performance of the season for a team that has been surrendering 38 points per game.