Mike Davis and Daccus Turman ran for two touchdowns each for South Carolina and Steve Spurrier beat No. 12 Florida, 30-22, in his first...
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Mike Davis and Daccus Turman ran for two touchdowns each for South Carolina and Steve Spurrier beat No. 12 Florida, 30-22, in his first meeting against the school where he won the Heisman Trophy in 1966 as a quarterback and a national championship in 1996 as a coach.
It wasn’t the kind of blowout Spurrier’s Gators perfected during his 12 seasons there from 1990-2001. But it broke Florida’s 14-game winning streak in the series — a run Spurrier contributed to by going 10-0 vs. South Carolina — that had dated to 1939.
And it closed any chance the Gators (7-3, 5-3) had of playing for the Southeastern Conference championship.
With their fifth straight SEC victory — a school first — it’s the Gamecocks (7-3, 5-3) who have an outside shot of reaching the Georgia Dome as SEC Eastern Division champions.
Clemson 35, No. 17 Florida State 14
CLEMSON, S.C. — Charlie Whitehurst’s shoulder still hurt this week. But the Clemson quarterback was not going to miss senior day and a chance to beat Florida State.
After taking a shot to numb his throwing shoulder, Whitehurst threw for 269 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Tigers (6-4, 4-4 Atlantic Coast) over the Seminoles (7-3, 5-3).
Whitehurst went 21 of 32 a week after resting his sore shoulder and Chansi Stuckey had 11 catches for 156 yards and two touchdowns for Clemson.
The win gave Clemson coach Tommy Bowden his second win over dad Bobby in their last three games.
“Tommy just blew us out today,” Bobby Bowden said. “I’m real proud of him, but that doesn’t help me.”
No. 2 Texas 66, Kansas 14
AUSTIN, Texas — Vince Young became Texas’ career total offense leader with 281 yards passing and a career-high four touchdown tosses as Texas clinched the Big 12 South Division title.
Young had scoring passes of 45 yards and 64 yards to Limas Sweed and Quan Cosby, and Aaron Ross returned a punt 71 yards for a TD as Texas built a 52-0 lead by halftime, tying the school record for most points in a half. Texas (10-0, 7-0) ran its winning streak to 17 games.
No. 3 Miami 47, Wake Forest 17
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Kyle Wright tied a school record with five touchdown passes, Charlie Jones ran for two more scores and Miami (8-1, 5-1 ACC) stayed on track for a spot in the first Atlantic Coast Conference championship game.
No. 7 Notre Dame 42, Navy 21
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Brady Quinn passed for four touchdowns, three to Maurice Stovall, to lead Notre Dame to its NCAA-record 42nd straight win over Navy.
No. 10 Ohio St. 48, No. 25 Northwestern 7
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Troy Smith ran for two touchdowns and linebacker A.J. Hawk returned a blocked punt for another score to lead Ohio State to its fifth consecutive win. Ohio State (8-2, 6-1) needs to win next week’s showdown with rival Michigan to clinch at least a share of the Big Ten title.
Oklahoma St. 24, No. 13 Texas Tech 17
STILLWATER, Okla. — Al Pena scored on a 1-yard run with 23 seconds remaining to stave off a rally by Texas Tech (8-2, 5-2) and give Oklahoma State (4-5, 1-5) a win.
No. 18 TCU 51, UNLV 3
FORT WORTH, Texas — Quentily Harmon caught a touchdown pass and Cory Rodgers ran for another TCU score before UNLV even gained a yard and the Horned Frogs kept their slim BCS hopes alive. The Horned Frogs (10-1, 8-0 Mountain West) won their ninth straight game.
Iowa 20, No. 19 Wisconsin 10
MADISON, Wis. — Albert Young ran for 127 yards and Iowa ruined Barry Alvarez’s going-away party, beating Wisconsin in the coach’s final home game. Alvarez, who will step down after this season but remain as Wisconsin’s athletic director, built a program over the past 16 seasons that has been known for a punishing running game and a solid defense.
No. 21 Michigan 41, Indiana 14
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Chad Henne had three touchdown passes in the first half as No. 21 Michigan built a huge lead and coasted to a victory over Indiana without scoring after halftime. The Wolverines (7-3, 5-2 Big Ten) won their fourth straight.
Iowa State 30, No. 22 Colorado 16
AMES, Iowa — Steve Paris returned a fumble 66 yards for a touchdown and defensive tackle Brent Curvey rumbled 66 yards for a score with an interception to secure Iowa State’s victory over Colorado. Iowa State (7-3, 4-3 Big 12) stayed in the running for a share of the North division championship with its fourth straight victory and prevented Colorado (7-3, 5-2) from clinching the division.
Virginia 27, No. 24 Georgia Tech 17
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Marques Hagans led Virginia on two scoring drives after it squandered a 17-point lead and the Cavaliers (6-3, 3-3 ACC) became bowl eligible by beating Georgia Tech (6-3, 4-3) for the fourth consecutive season.