LSU makes the case for No. 1

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No. 1 Oklahoma 38,

Missouri 28

NORMAN, Okla. - Landry Jones threw for 448 yards and three touchdowns to Ryan Broyles, leading Oklahoma back from a rare home deficit.

With two starting receivers out of the lineup, Broyles had to play up to his usual All-American standard without proven sidekicks. Kenny Stills, who caught the go-ahead touchdown in a win at then-No. 5 Florida State last week, was out with a head injury and Trey Franks is suspended indefinitely.

The Sooners roared back with 28 straight points to avenge a loss in Columbia last year when they were first in the BCS standings and move their home winning streak to 38 straight games.

The Tigers (2-2, 0-1 Big 12) pounced early to take a 14-3 first-quarter lead, breaking a streak of 20 straight home games in which Oklahoma (3-0, 1-0) never trailed.

No. 2 LSU 47,

No. 16 West Virginia 21

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Jarrett Lee threw three touchdown passes, Michael Ford ran for two scores and LSU beating West Virginia.

The Tigers (4-0) converted two turnovers into scores, built a big early lead and withstood West Virginia's strong comeback for its third win over a ranked opponent this season, with all of three coming away from home. Every win so far has been by double digits.

Lee's three TD passes tied a career high and matched his output of the three previous games. He finished 16 of 28 for 180 yards.

West Virginia (3-1) outgained LSU 533-366. West Virginia's Geno Smith set school records for completions (38), attempts (65) and passing yards (463). But he was intercepted twice after making one in the previous three games.

No. 3 Alabama 38,

No. 14 Arkansas 14

TUSCALOOSA, Ala - The Crimson Tide scored on special teams, defense and using the old-fashioned power run to emphatically win the SEC West showdown.

AJ McCarron completed 15 of 20 passes for 200 yards and two touchdowns, including a 37-yard TD pass to Michael Williams on a fake field goal for the Tide (4-0, 1-0 Southeastern Conference).

Marquis Maze scored on an 83-yard punt return and DeQuan Menzie returned an interception 25 yards for another score.

Tyler Wilson sat out most of the fourth quarter after completing 22 of 35 passes for 185 yards and two touchdowns for Arkansas (3-1, 0-1).

No. 4 Boise State 41, Tulsa 21

BOISE, Idaho - Kellen Moore tossed four touchdown passes, a pair to Tyler Shoemaker, in less than 2 1/2 quarters and Jerrell Givens had two interceptions for Boise State in its home opener.

The Broncos (3-0) won their 33rd consecutive regular season home game and led 27-0 at the break.

No. 6 Wisconsin 59,

South Dakota 10

MADISON, Wis. - Nick Toon had a career-high 155 yards receiving and two touchdowns in Wisconsin's final tune-up for Nebraska at Camp Randall next week.

Wisconsin (4-0) recovered from a slow start to take control of the game with a 21-point outburst in the final six minutes of the second quarter.

No. 9 Nebraska 38,

Wyoming 14

LARAMIE, Wyo. - Rex Burkhead rushed for two touchdowns and a career-high 170 yards, Taylor Martinez threw for 157 yards and a score to lead Nebraska.

The Huskers (4-0) rolled up 490 yards total offense, including 333 on the ground, in their first road game of the season and last game before their highly anticipated Big Ten opener at Wisconsin next weekend.

No. 10 Oregon 56, Arizona 31

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - LaMichael James rushed for a school record 288 yards and broke the Oregon mark for career rushing touchdowns with two scores to lead the No. 10 Ducks to a 56-31 victory over Arizona in their Pac-12 opener on Saturday night.

Oregon (3-1), the two-time defending Pac-10 champion, won its 13th consecutive conference game, blowing open a 35-3 lead then holding off a Wildcats' rally before pulling away again with its lightning-quick offense.

No. 21 Clemson 35,

No. 11 Florida State 30

CLEMSON, S.C. - Tajh Boyd threw for three touchdowns and ran for another as Clemson opened Atlantic Coast Conference play with a victory.

Boyd threw for 344 yards for the Tigers, who reached 4-0 for the first time since 2007. Freshman Sammy Watkins had two of Boyd's scoring passes for 24 and 62 yards as Clemson beat the Seminoles (2-2, 0-1) for the fifth straight time in Death Valley.

No. 12 South Carolina 21, Vanderbilt 3

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Marcus Lattimore scored two touchdowns and had 150 total yards from scrimmage to lead South Carolina.

The Gamecocks (4-0, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) won on defense, holding the Commodores (3-1, 1-1) to 77 yards.

South Carolina is 4-0 for the first time in coach Steve Spurrier's seven years with the team.

No. 13 Virginia Tech 30, Marshall 10

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - David Wilson rushed for 132 yards, Josh Oglesby scored two touchdowns and Virginia Tech won its final tuneup before opening Atlantic Coast Conference play against Clemson.

No. 15 Florida 48,

Kentucky 10

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Jeff Demps ran 10 times for 157 yards and two touchdowns as Florida beat Kentucky for the 25th straight time.

Florida (4-0, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) scored three touchdowns in a 4:31 span during the first quarter, taking advantage of two turnovers by Kentucky (2-2, 0-1). Trey Burton had a 1-yard touchdown run that put the Gators up 21-0.

No. 17 Baylor 56, Rice 31

WACO, Texas - Robert Griffin III threw five touchdown passes and ran for another score to lead Baylor.

Griffin was 29 of 33 for 338 yards, upping his season totals to 13 touchdowns and 12 incompletions, and he didn't play in the fourth quarter. He came into the game leading the nation in passing efficiency and third in total yards.

Further boosting his Heisman Trophy credentials, Griffin ran for 51 yards and even punted once, on a quick kick, for 39 yards. His TD throws were caught by five different receivers.

No. 18 USF 52, UTEP 24

TAMPA, Fla. - B.J. Daniels threw for 202 yards and ran for 130 more for South Florida (4-0).

Daniels scored on a 71-yard run on the Bulls' second offensive play and threw touchdown passes of 54 and 18 yards to Lindsey Lamar in the second half. The junior's long TD burst was the fourth-longest in USF's relatively brief football history, and receiver Victor Marc's 67-yard scoring run later in the opening quarter was the fifth-longest.

No. 20 TCU 55,

Portland State 13

FORT WORTH, Texas - TCU scored three touchdowns in a span of 1:18 just before halftime and Waymon James ran 65 yards for a score on the first play of the second half as the Horned Frogs won easily.

The Horned Frogs (3-1) extended a school record with their 22nd consecutive win at home. But they were still tied 3-3 with the lower-division FCS team until finally busting loose just before halftime.

No. 22 Michigan 28,

San Diego State 7

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Denard Robinson ran for a season-high 200 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Wolverines (4-0) past Michigan coach Brady Hoke's former team.

Arizona State 43,

No. 23 Southern California 22

TEMPE, Ariz. - Cameron Marshall ran for 141 yards and three touchdowns, and Arizona State forced four turnovers to end an 11-game losing streak to Southern California with a 43-22 win over the No. 23 Trojans Saturday night.

Arizona State (3-1, 1-0 Pac-12) survived a first-quarter dust storm and a third-quarter flurry by USC to hand the Trojans (3-1, 1-1) their first loss after three home wins.

No. 24 Illinois 23,

Western Michigan 20

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Troy Pollard ran for a career-high 133 yards and Derek Dimke kicked three field goals as Illinois survived.

The Illini trailed at the half 13-10 and the game was tied 20-20 with less than nine minutes to play. Booing Illini fans recalled a 23-17 loss to the Broncos (2-2) the last time the teams met in 2008.

No. 25 Georgia Tech 35,

North Carolina 28

ATLANTA - Tevin Washington threw a long touchdown pass and ran for two scores, including a 5-yarder that gave Georgia Tech a 4-0 start.


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