TOP 25 Mississippi St. upsets No. 20 Gators
Southern California routed Washington and will stay No. 1.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Sylvester Croom's first big win for Mississippi State sent Florida to a new low under coach Ron Zook.
Jerious Norwood's 37-yard touchdown run with 32 seconds remaining lifted Mississippi State to a 38-31 upset of the 20th-ranked Gators on Saturday.
Norwood rushed for 174 yards on 29 carries and scored twice for the Bulldogs, who had lost five straight since beating Tulane in their first game under Croom.
Jeramie Johnson set up Norwood's game-winner when he intercepted Chris Leak at the Mississippi State 44 with two minutes remaining.
No. 1 USC 38, Washington 0
LOS ANGELES -- Matt Leinart passed for 217 yards and two touchdowns, LenDale White ran for two scores and the Trojans handed Washington its first shutout since 1981. USC blew the game open by scoring three touchdowns in the third quarter for a 31-0 lead.
No. 3 Auburn 42, Kentucky 10
AUBURN, Ala. -- Carnell Williams rushed for 149 yards and two touchdowns and Auburn allowed only 110 yards.
Ronnie Brown also rushed for two TDs for the Tigers, who overpowered the league's worst defense to overcome a stretch of sloppy play.
No. 4 Miami 45, N.C. State 31
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Brock Berlin tied a school record with five touchdown passes and Devin Hester returned the opening kickoff 100 yards for another score. Miami used two dominating drives just after halftime to take a 38-17 lead and cruised from there, thanks mostly to Berlin. He finished 15-for-30 for 265 yards.
No. 5 Florida State 20,Wake Forest 17
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Xavier Beitia kicked a 22-yard field goal with 1:03 to play to help Florida State pull off a surprisingly close victory.
Seminoles quarterback Wyatt Sexton had a miserable day, committing three costly turnovers that nearly cost Florida State the game.
He helped Wake Forest build a 14-3 lead before halftime with an interception and a fumble, and both turnovers were returned for touchdowns.
No. 7 California 38, Arizona 0
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Aaron Rodgers threw three first-half touchdowns and J.J. Arrington topped 100 yards rushing for the sixth consecutive game to lead California. Geoff McArthur broke the Cal record for career yards receiving with his 11-yard TD reception.
No. 8 Texas 51, Texas Tech 21
LUBBOCK, Texas -- Vince Young had a career-high 300 yards of total offense, ran for four touchdowns and threw for another. Cedric Benson, the nation's leading rusher coming in, finished with 168 yards on 38 carries and one touchdown for Texas. Late in the first quarter he became the sixth player in NCAA Division I history to rush for 1,000 yards in four consecutive seasons.
No. 9 Utah 63, UNLV 28
SALT LAKE CITY -- Morgan Scalley returned the opening kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown and Alex Smith threw for three TDs and ran 70 yards for another, leading Utah past UNLV. The Utes blocked two punts and scored their most points since running up 66 against Idaho State in 1994, which was the last time they were 7-0.
No. 10 Georgia 20, Arkansas 17
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- David Greene threw for a career-high 382 yards and two touchdowns, Thomas Brown rushed for 107 yards and Georgia held off Arkansas. Fred Gibson caught six passes for 169 yards and a touchdown for the Bulldogs and Reggie Brown had seven receptions for 107 yards. Arkansas' offense lacked much of its punch with quarterback Matt Jones hobbled by a groin injury. He played most of the game, but the Razorbacks had just 278 yards total offense.
No. 11 Tennessee 17, Alabama 13
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee turned to its defense to turn back Alabama's late rally, and the Volunteers held on for a victory with key stops and an interception in the final seconds. The Crimson Tide was trailing by a touchdown when Brian Bostick's 47-yard field goal with 6:26 left pulled Alabama within four.
No. 14 Virginia 37, Duke 16
DURHAM, N.C. -- Alvin Pearman ran for a career-high 223 yards and a touchdown, lifting Virginia over Duke. Wali Lundy added 82 yards and two scores for the Cavaliers, who piled up 511 yards -- 348 on the ground. Mike Schneider threw two touchdown passes, and Cedric Dargan ran for 108 yards for the Blue Devils.
No. 17 Texas A & amp;M 29,Colorado 26, OT
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- A & amp;M's Todd Pegram kicked a 19-yard field goal in overtime and Lee Foliaki recovered a fumble on the next possession victory. Reggie McNeal finished with 382 yards of offense and Courtney Lewis scored two touchdowns, leading the Aggies (6-1, 4-0) to their sixth consecutive win. Purify led Colorado (4-3, 1-3) with 130 yards on 20 carries with one touchdown.
No. 18 LSU 24, Troy 20
NEW ORLEANS -- Marcus Randall threw a 30-yard touchdown pass to David Jones with 2:18 remaining.
Starting and playing the entire game for the first time this season, Randall completed 24 of 37 passes for 328 yards and a touchdown. He was intercepted three times and sacked twice.
No. 21 Arizona State 48, UCLA 42
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Andrew Walter threw for 415 yards and six touchdown passes, two in a wild fourth-quarter rally. Walter has 21 TD passes this season against six interceptions, although the Bruins (4-3, 2-2) picked him off three times.