Baylor upsets No. 2 Kansas State; Ohio State remains unbeaten
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Glasco Martin ran for three touchdowns, Lache Seastrunk had 185 yards rushing that included an 80-yard score, and Baylor again upset the BCS picture with a late-season victory, beating second-ranked Kansas State, 52-24, Saturday night in Waco, Texas.
A week after the Wildcats (10-1, 7-1 Big 12) took over the No. 1 spot in the BCS standings following Alabama’s loss, another team will get its chance on top. And undefeated Notre Dame could get its championship shot.
K-State quarterback Collin Klein may be a Heisman Trophy front-runner no more after throwing three interceptions while being pressured and harassed all night by Baylor (5-5, 2-5). He threw for 286 yards, but had only 39 yards on 17 carries.
Nick Florence threw both of his touchdown passes in the first half when the Bears jumped out to a 28-7 lead.
On the same November weekend last season, Baylor upset then-fifth-ranked Oklahoma.
Ohio State 21, Wisconsin 14 — Carlos Hyde scored on a 2-yard run in overtime, keeping the No. 6 Buckeyes’ hopes of a perfect season alive with a victory over the host Badgers (7-4, 4-3 Big Ten).
Ohio State (11-0, 7-0) clinched the conference’s Leaders Division title outright. But they are ineligible for the postseason as part of their punishment for NCAA violations.
Montee Ball scored his 78th touchdown, tying Travis Prentice’s major college record for career scores.
Alabama 49, Western Carolina 0 — Eddie Lacy rushed for three first-half touchdowns, AJ McCarron set a school season record for passing TDs, and the fourth-ranked Crimson Tide (10-1) routed the visiting Catamounts (1-10).
Alabama rebounded from a loss to No. 9 Texas A&M by building a 42-0 halftime lead against the Catamounts, a Football Championship Subdivision team with two wins in as many seasons. It was Alabama’s third shutout this year.
Georgia 45, Georgia Southern 14 — Aaron Murray threw four touchdown passes, Todd Gurley became only the second true freshman in school history to rush for 1,000 yards, and the No. 5 Bulldogs (10-1) bounced back from a sluggish start to blow out the visiting Eagles (8-3).
Florida 23, Jacksonville State 0 — The No. 7 Gators scored a touchdown on their first possession when Mike Gillislee plowed into the end zone from 7 yards. It was the only offensive TD of the game as the defense for host Florida (10-1) stifled the Gamecocks (6-5).
LSU 41, Mississippi 35 — Jeremy Hill scored his third touchdown with 15 seconds left to lift the eighth-ranked Tigers (9-2, 5-2 Southeastern Conference) over visiting Ole Miss (5-6, 2-5).
Texas A&M 47, Sam Houston State 28 — Johnny Manziel threw for 267 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 100 yards and two more scores as the No. 9 Aggies (9-2) defeated the visiting Bearkats (8-3).
Manziel broke the NCAA freshman quarterback rushing record of 1,029 set by Missouri’s Brad Smith in 2002, and the freshman record for total offense of 3,827 set in 2000 by Kentucky’s Jared Lorenzen. He also became the fifth player and first freshman in FBS history to pass for at least 3,000 yards with at least 1,000 yards rushing in a season.
South Carolina 24, Wofford 7 — Kenny Miles rushed for 127 yards and a touchdown and the No. 12 Gamecocks (9-2) pulled out a closer-than-expected win over the visiting Terriers (8-3), an FCS team.
Oklahoma 50, West Virginia 49 — Landry Jones threw six touchdown passes, including a 5-yarder to Kenny Stills with 24 seconds left, to lift the No. 13 Sooners (8-2, 6-1 Big 12) to a wild win over the host Mountaineers (5-5, 2-5). Jones finished with 554 passing yards to break his own school record.
Nebraska 38, Minnesota 14 — Taylor Martinez threw for 308 yards and two touchdowns to Kenny Bell while becoming the all-time passing leader for the No. 16 Cornhuskers (9-2, 6-1 Big Ten) in a victory over the visiting Gophers (6-5, 2-5).
UCLA 38, Southern Cal 28 — Brett Hundley passed for 234 yards and a touchdown and rushed for two more scores as the No. 17 Bruins (9-2, 6-2 Pac-12) beat the No. 21 Trojans (7-4, 5-4) in Pasadena, Calif., clinching the Pac-12 South title and emphatically snapping a five-game losing streak in their crosstown rivalry.
Utah State 48, Louisiana Tech 41 — Chuckie Keeton threw for 340 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 121 yards and two touchdowns, and the visiting Aggies (9-2, 5-0 WAC) beat the No. 19 Bulldogs (9-2, 4-1) in overtime. Louisiana Tech’s Colby Cameron threw an interception late in the second quarter, snapping his NCAA-record streak of 445 pass attempts without an interception.Continued...