Seth Doege threw seven touchdowns, three in overtime, and No. 18 Texas Tech won 56-53 at Texas Christian after blowing a late 10-point lead...
FORT WORTH, Texas — Seth Doege threw seven touchdowns, three in overtime, and No. 18 Texas Tech won 56-53 at Texas Christian after blowing a late 10-point lead Saturday.
The game-winning pass was an 8-yard throw to Alex Torres, which came four plays after Jaden Oberkrom’s school-record sixth field goal had put TCU ahead. Both teams scored touchdowns in the first two overtime periods.
TCU (5-2, 2-2), the Big 12 newcomer, has lost consecutive home games for the first time since 1999. After losing the final two home games in 1998, they lost the 1999 season opener at home.
Doege completed 30 of 42 passes for 318 yards and Texas Tech (6-1, 3-1) is already bowl eligible a year after its first losing season since 1992.
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TCU’s Trevone Boykin was 26 of 44 for 332 yards with four touchdowns.
No. 4 Kansas State 55,
at No. 17 West Virginia 14
Collin Klein ran for four touchdowns and threw three TD passes as Kansas State got little resistance from West Virginia in a victory that turned a matchup of Heisman Trophy contenders into campaign ad for the Wildcats’ quarterback.
Klein was 19 for 21 for a career-high 323 yards and ran for 41 yards for the Wildcats (7-0, 4-0 Big 12).
It was no surprise the Mountaineers (5-2, 2-2) were awful on defense, it’s been that way all season. For the second straight game, though, Geno Smith and the offense did nothing to keep it close.
Smith followed up a clunker at Texas Tech last week with an even worse game, throwing his first two interceptions of the season and finishing 21 for 32 for 143 yards.
No. 1 Alabama 44,
at Tennessee 13
A.J. McCarron threw four touchdown passes and passed for a career-high 306 yards as the Crimson Tide trounced Tennessee at Neyland Stadium. Freshman receiver Amari Cooper caught seven passes for 162 yards and two touchdowns, while freshman running back T.J. Yeldon ran for 129 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries.
At No. 5 Notre Dame 17,
Brigham Young 14
Theo Riddick pounded his way for a career-high 143 yards and Cierre Wood had 114 yards.
Riddick had runs of 55 and 27, the two longest rushes of his career, to pace Notre Dame (7-0), which is off to its best start in a decade and has a big game ahead against No. 10 Oklahoma next week. The Cougars (4-4) fell to 0-3 on the road as they surrendered a season-high 270 yards rushing.
Backup quarterback Tommy Rees, starting in place of injured Everett Golson, completed 6 of 7 passes in the first quarter for 86 yards and a touchdown, throwing four of those to Tyler Eifert. But Rees missed his next seven passes and the Irish attempted only three passes in the second half.
No. 6 Louisiana State 24,
at No. 20 Texas A&M 19
Jeremy Hill rushed for a career-high 127 yards and a touchdown, and the Tigers rallied from an early deficit.
Michael Ford also had a touchdown run and Zach Mettenberger threw a TD pass to Kadron Boone for the Tigers (7-1, 3-1 Southeastern Conference), who scored 21 points off four Texas A&M turnovers.
A&M (5-2, 2-2) outplayed the Tigers for much of the first half and led 12-0, LSU’s largest deficit since the national championship game against Alabama in January. But the Aggies gave away two costly turnovers just before halftime, and Boone’s diving catch in the end zone with 11 seconds left put LSU up 14-12 at the break. Hill finished off A&M with a 47-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.
Johnny Manziel, A&M’s dual-threat redshirt freshman quarterback, completed 29 of 56 passes for 276 yards, but threw three interceptions and was sacked three times. He was held to 27 yards on 17 carries.
At No. 7 Ohio State 29,
Purdue 22 (OT)
Backup Kenny Guiton came off the bench in relief of injured Braxton Miller — who was taken to the hospital and had his shoulders, head and neck evaluated — to lead touchdown drives in the final minute of regulation and Carlos Hyde scored on a 1-yard run in overtime.
Purdue (3-4, 0-3 Big Ten) led 22-14 when Ohio State got the ball with just 47 seconds left in regulation. Guiton, inserted when Miller went out with an undisclosed injury, hit Chris Fields on a 2-yard touchdown pass with 3 seconds remaining. Guiton then found freshman Jeff Heuerman on the conversion pass to tie it at 22.
Hyde scored on a short plunge for Ohio State (8-0, 4-0) before Purdue’s Caleb TerBush, who had two TD passes, misfired on four passes in the overtime.
At No. 10 Oklahoma 52, Kansas 7
Landry Jones threw for 291 yards and three touchdowns, and Oklahoma (5-1, 3-1 Big 12) scored on a kickoff return and a punt return in the same game for the first time in school history while clobbering Kansas (1-6, 0-4).
Justin Brown made up for a lost fumble on his previous punt return by running his next chance back 90 yards and diving at the pylon for the score. Roy Finch then opened the second half with a 100-yard runback to stretch the lead to 45-0.
At No. 24 Boise State 32,
D.J Harper rushed for two touchdowns and a dominating defense added one to help the Broncos (6-1) to their sixth straight win since an opening loss at Michigan State.