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               ***** Top-25 College Football Game Capsules *****
                             (Saturday, October 18)
 
 
              Final Score: (2) Florida State 31, (5) Notre Dame 27
 
 Tallahassee,  FL (SportsNetwork.com)  -  Jameis Winston  tossed two  touchdown
 passes,  Karlos  Williams ran for the  go-ahead 1-yard score with 7:39 left in
 the  fourth quarter and  No. 2 Florida State hung on for a thrilling 31-27 win
 over No. 5 Notre Dame on Saturday night. After converting a 4th-and-18 earlier
 in  the  drive, the Fighting  Irish faced a 4th-and-goal  from the 2 with less
 than  a minute  remaining, but an offensive pass interference was called after
 Corey  Robinson caught a pass in the end zone to move the ball back to the 18.
 Everett  Golson's 4th-and-goal pass was interecepted by Jacob Pugh in the back
 of  the  end zone to  seal the nail-biting victory  and give Florida State its
 23rd straight win.
 
 
                   Final Score: (3) Ole Miss 34, Tennessee 3
 
 Oxford, MS (SportsNetwork.com) - Bo Wallace threw two touchdown passes, but it
 was  the defense  of No. 3 Ole  Miss that propelled the Rebels to a convincing
 34-3 win over Tennessee at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Wallace matched a season-
 low  with  13 completions  for 199 yards  as Ole Miss  (7-0, 4-0 SEC) remained
 unbeaten  thanks to  a  tremendous defensive  effort  against the  overmatched
 Volunteers.  Tennessee  turned the ball over  four times and converted just 3-
 for-16  chances  on  third  down.  Tennessee  quarterback  Justin  Worley  was
 intercepted  three times, including two by SEC leader Senquez Golson. Golson's
 sixth  and  seventh interceptions  on the  season lifted him  to second in the
 nation  behind Louisville's Gerod Holliman. Jaylen Walton ran for 60 yards and
 a  touchdown  for Ole Miss, which  got receiving scores from Vince Sanders and
 Evan  Engram.  Tennessee (3-4, 0-3)  has dropped four  of its last five games,
 with the lone win coming against Chattanooga, an FCS program.
 
 
                  Final Score: West Virginia 41, (4) Baylor 27
 
 Morgantown, WV (SportsNetwork.com) - Clint Trickett threw two touchdown passes
 in  the  fourth quarter  to lift  West Virginia  over No.  4 Baylor, 41-27, on
 Saturday.  Trickett completed  23-of-35 passes for 322 yards, three touchdowns
 and an interception for the Mountaineers (5-2, 3-1 Big 12), who have won three
 in  a  row. The  senior quarterback  has passed for  more than  300 yards in a
 school-record  eight  straight games. Kevin  White caught eight passes for 132
 yards  and  two touchdowns, including  the go-ahead  score with 11:36 to play.
 Mario  Alford  caught the  other touchdown  pass in  the fourth quarter. Bryce
 Petty  connected  on 16-of-36 passes for  223 yards and two touchdowns for the
 Bears  (6-1,  3-1), who entered the  game ranked No.  1 in the country in both
 scoring  (52.7  points) and total  offense (622.5  yards) but managed just 318
 yards  of total  offense on Saturday. Antwan Goodley hauled in nine passes for
 132 yards and one touchdown for Baylor, which was penalized 18 times for a Big
 12-record  215 yards.  Corey Coleman  caught five  passes for  77 yards  and a
 score.
 
 
                 Final Score: (7) Alabama 59, (21) Texas A&M 0
 
 Tuscaloosa, AL (SportsNetwork.com) - Blake Sims threw for three touchdowns and
 ran  for  another as  seventh-ranked Alabama  restored its recently questioned
 reputation  with  an authoritative 59-0  win over No.  21 Texas A&M at Bryant-
 Denny  Stadium.  The Crimson Tide  amassed 602  and scored on every first-half
 possession  in  building a  45-0 lead  at the  break. The  defense was just as
 overwhelming, limiting the Aggies to 172 total yards -- a far cry from the 628
 Texas  A&M generated in  a 49-42 loss to the Tide last season -- and recording
 six  sacks of quarterbacks  Kenny Hill and Kyle Allen. Amari Cooper was on the
 other  end  of two  of Sims'  scoring strikes  and totaled  140 yards on eight
 receptions,  while T.J.  Yeldon  ran for  two touchdowns  on  13 carries  that
 produced  114 yards.  Sims finished  with 268  yards on  16-of-27 passing  for
 Alabama (6-1, 3-1 SEC) before being pulled along with most of the Crimson Tide
 starters  in the third quarter. Derrick Henry had both a rushing and receiving
 touchdown  and  ran for 70  yards on 10 attempts.  The lopsided defeat was the
 third  straight to  a West Division opponent for reeling Texas A&M (5-3, 2-3),
 following  double-digit  setbacks to  current No. 1  Mississippi State and Ole
 Miss.  It also was  the Aggies' first shutout loss since a 77-0 shellacking at
 the hands of Oklahoma in 2003.
 
 
                 Final Score: (8) Michigan State 56, Indiana 17
 
 Bloomington,  IN  (SportsNetwork.com) - Connor  Cook passed for 332 yards with
 three  touchdowns and an  interception to lead No. 8 Michigan State to a 56-17
 win  over Indiana on Saturday. Nick Hill had 178 yards with a touchdown on the
 ground.  Jeremy Langford  rushed  for 109  yards with  three  scores and  Tony
 Lippett  led all receivers with 123 yards for the Spartans (6-1, 3-0 Big Ten),
 who have won five straight games. Michigan State's defense, which ranked fifth
 nationally  in terms of yards allowed entering the game, was stout against the
 pass in this one. Zander Diamont, making his first career start for Indiana in
 place  of an  injured Nate  Sudfeld,  struggled to  just 11  yards on  5-of-15
 passing,  but  he did  contribute  a  rushing  touchdown. Tevin  Coleman,  the
 nation's  leading  rusher coming in, finished  with 132 yards on 15 carries in
 the  setback. Shane Wynn  had a rushing score for the Hoosiers (3-4, 0-3), who
 have lost three of its last four games overall.
 
 
                   Final Score: (9) Oregon 45, Washington 20
 
 Eugene,  OR (SportsNetwork.com)  -  Freshman Royce  Freeman  had four  rushing
 touchdowns,  and  Marcus Mariota passed for  a pair of scores, as ninth-ranked
 Oregon  rolled  to a  45-20 win  over Washington. Freeman  carried the ball 29
 times for 169 yards, while Mariota connected on 24-of-33 throws for 336 yards.
 Dwayne  Stanford  and Byron Marshall had  receiving scores for the Ducks (6-1,
 3-1  Pac-12), who posted their second straight win since falling to Arizona on
 Oct.  2. Cyler Miles went 19-of-28 for 147 yards through the air with a TD and
 an  interception for the Huskies (5-2, 1-2), who were coming off a 31-7 win at
 California last week.
 
 
                   Final Score: (10) Georgia 45, Arkansas 32
 
 Little Rock, AR (SportsNetwork.com) - Hutson Mason threw for 179 yards and two
 touchdowns  on 10-of-17 efficiency while running for another score, and No. 10
 Georgia  got  along quite well  without Todd  Gurley, posting a 45-32 decision
 over  Arkansas  on Saturday. Subbing  for Gurley,  who is suspended pending an
 investigation  for  receiving compensation  for signed memorabilia, Nick Chubb
 raced  to 202 yards  and a pair of scores on 30 carries for the Bulldogs (6-1,
 4-1  SEC), who  racked up  38  first-half points  and cruised  to their  fifth
 consecutive  victory.  Chris Conley totaled 128  yards and one receiving TD on
 five  receptions, and  Michael Bennett  added a  touchdown catch  for Georgia,
 which  has a  bye next  week then  takes on  Florida in  Jacksonville Nov.  1.
 Brandon  Allen  completed 28-of-45 passes  for 296 yards, three touchdowns and
 two  interceptions for  the Razorbacks (3-4, 0-4), who failed to capitalize on
 any  momentum  from last week's  14-13 loss to  a top-10 Alabama program. Alex
 Collins  crossed the  goal line  twice  despite gaining  just 31  yards on  11
 carries,  with  Keon Hatcher, Hunter  Henry and  Kendrick Edwards posting a TD
 catch apiece.
 
 
              Final Score: (14) Kansas State 31, (11) Oklahoma 30
 
 Norman,  OK  (SportsNetwork.com) - Jake  Waters threw two touchdown passes and
 added  a  score on  the ground,  helping 14th-ranked Kansas  State beat No. 11
 Oklahoma  31-30  on Saturday afternoon.  Waters completed passes to only three
 receivers  while finishing  15-of-23 for  225  yards. Danzel  McDaniel had  an
 interception-return  touchdown for the Wildcats (5-1, 3-0  Big 12), who posted
 their  second win at  Oklahoma in the last three years. The last time they won
 consecutive  trips  to Norman was  in 1994 and  1997. Michael Hunnicutt tied a
 Big  12  record with  his first made  field goal for  Oklahoma (5-2, 2-2), but
 missed  his  next two attempts, including  a 19-yarder with about four minutes
 remaining  in the  fourth quarter, and an extra point. Trevor Knight connected
 on  26-of-32  passes for 318 yards  and three touchdowns in the loss. Sterling
 Shepard  tied an  Oklahoma single-game receptions record with 15 grabs for 197
 yards and a touchdown.
 
 
                Final Score: (12) TCU 42, (15) Oklahoma State 9
 
 Fort  Worth, TX  (SportsNetwork.com) - Trevone  Boykin threw for a career-high
 410  yards  with three touchdowns  as No.  12 TCU crushed 15th-ranked Oklahoma
 State,  42-9,  to end  the Cowboys'  eight-game win  streak against teams from
 Texas.  Boykin  completed 26-of-39  passes and  gained 41  yards on the ground
 for  TCU  (5-1, 2-1 Big  12), which coughed  up a 21-point fourth-quarter lead
 against  Baylor last  week to suffer its  first loss of the season. The Horned
 Frogs  got  back on  track in  a big way  in this  one, outgaining the Cowboys
 676-258.  B.J.  Catalon  carried  10  times  for  102  yards  and  a  pair  of
 touchdowns,  giving  the 5-foot-9  running back three straight multi-touchdown
 games.  He has  scored on  the ground  at  least once  in all  six games  this
 season. Josh Doctson hauled in early touchdown passes of 77 and 84 yards  from
 Boykin,  finishing  with seven grabs for  a career-high 225 yards in the rout.
 Daxx  Garman  and the  Cowboys were bottled  up by a  TCU defense that allowed
 61  points  a week ago. Garman  completed just 10-of-25 attempts for 132 yards
 and  two interceptions  as Oklahoma  State (5-2,  3-1) saw  its five-game  win
 streak following a Week 1 loss to Florida State come to an end.
 
 
                  Final Score: (13) Ohio State 56, Rutgers 17
 
 Columbus, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - J.T. Barrett had an outstanding performance
 as  No.  13 Ohio  State thrashed  Rutgers 56-17 on  Saturday in the first-ever
 meeting  between  the teams.  Barrett completed 19-of-31  passes for 261 yards
 and  three touchdowns,  adding 107  yards and  two scores  on the  ground. The
 Buckeyes  (5-1, 2-0  Big Ten)  set  a school  record  by scoring  at least  50
 points  for a  fourth  straight game.  Ohio State  sacked  Rutgers' Gary  Nova
 four  times. Nova finished 17-of-28 for 192 yards and one interception. Desmon
 Peoples amassed  83 yards  and two  touchdowns on  15 carries  for the Scarlet
 Knights  (5-2, 1-2),  who had  their winning  streak snapped at three games.
 
 
              Final Score: (17) Arizona State 26, (23) Stanford 10
 
 Tempe,  AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Mike Bercovici was 23-of-33 for 245 yards and
 a touchdown as No. 17 Arizona State defeated No. 23 Stanford 26-10 on Saturday
 night.  The  Sun Devils opened  the scoring with  two touchdowns in the second
 quarter and were never seriously threatened thereafter as they snapped a four-
 game  losing streak to the Cardinal. D.J. Foster carried the ball 24 times for
 59 yards and a touchdown and added seven receptions for 92 yards, while Jaelen
 Strong  caught eight  passes for 75 yards  and a score for Arizona State (5-1,
 3-1 Pac-12), which has won consecutive games since a 62-27 loss to UCLA. Kevin
 Hogan completed 19-of-39 passes for 212 yards for the Cardinal (4-3, 2-2), who
 have  dropped two  of  their last  three games.  The  normally stout  Stanford
 rushing attack tallied just 76 yards on 22 totes.
 
 
                 Final Score: (19) Nebraska 38, Northwestern 17
 
 Evanston,  IL  (SportsNetwork.com) -  Ameer Abdullah rushed  for 146 yards and
 four touchdowns, including three in the second half to lift No. 19 Nebraska to
 a  38-17 win over Northwestern on Saturday night. It was the least-competitive
 game  the teams have played since Nebraska joined the Big Ten in 2011. Each of
 the  first three  were decided by three points or fewer, including last year's
 win  by the  Cornhuskers on a Hail  Mary pass. Abdullah scored on three 1-yard
 runs  in the  third and fourth quarters  to give the Cornhuskers (6-1, 2-1 Big
 Ten)  a 35-17  lead after they trailed 17-14 at halftime. Nebraska quarterback
 Tommy  Armstrong  Jr. caught  a  16-yard  touchdown  pass from  wide  receiver
 De'Mornay  Pierson-El  on a  trick play  in the  first half  and had 221 yards
 passing.  Northwestern (3-4,  2-2) has dropped two in a row since a three-game
 winning  streak that included victories over Big Ten foes Penn State and then-
 No. 17 Wisconsin.
 
 
             Final Score: (22) Southern California 56, Colorado 28
 
 Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Cody Kessler threw a school-record seven
 touchdown  passes, three of which went to Nelson Agholor, as No. 22 USC rolled
 to  a 56-28 victory over Colorado in a Pac-12 clash. Kessler broke the mark of
 six  scoring strikes held by Matt Barkley in a near- flawless performance that
 carried  the Trojans (5-2,  4-1 Pac-12) to an easy win after being involved in
 nail-biters  with Arizona State and Arizona the previous two weeks. The junior
 completed  19-of-26  passes for 319 yards  before being replaced by Max Browne
 with  the outcome in  hand in the fourth quarter. Bryce Dixon caught a pair of
 Kessler's  touchdown throws  and JuJu  Smith had  another while  compiling 104
 yards  on four  receptions. Agholor  finished  with six  catches totaling  128
 yards.  Javorius Allen added 128 yards and a touchdown on just 15 carries in a
 game  USC scored  28  first-quarter points  and was  never  threatened by  the
 conference doormat Buffaloes (2-5, 0-4), who have now lost 20 of their last 21
 in Pac-12 play.
 
 
                Final Score: (24) Clemson 17, Boston College 13
 
 Chestnut Hill, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - C.J. Davidson's go-ahead touchdown run
 in  the fourth quarter  gave No. 24 Clemson a 17-13 win over Boston College on
 Saturday.  Wayne  Gallman also had a  rushing touchdown while Cole Stoudt went
 29-for-45 for 285 yards for the Tigers (5-2, 4-1 ACC), who have won their past
 four  games. Tyler Murphy went 8-for-19 for 108 yards with two touchdowns, and
 also  had 13  carries for 55 yards  for the Eagles (4-3, 1-2), who were coming
 off a win at NC State last week.
 
 
                     Final Score: (25) Marshall 45, FIU 13
 
 Miami,  FL  (SportsNetwork.com) - It was  just another night at the office for
 Rakeem  Cato and  25th-ranked  Marshall. Cato  threw for  214  yards and  four
 touchdowns  with one  interception while  also putting  himself in  the record
 books,  leading the  Thundering  Herd to  a  45-13 rout  of  FIU on  Saturday.
 Cato  set an FBS record with at least one touchdown pass in 39 straight games,
 breaking  a tie  with former  North Carolina  State and  Wisconsin quarterback
 Russell  Wilson. Marshall (7-0, 3-0 C-USA), which is ranked for the first time
 in  12 seasons,  allowed the  first touchdown  of the  game, then  ran off  45
 straight  points to turn the game into a laugher. Devon Johnson rushed for 117
 yards  and also hauled in three passes for 79 yards with two touchdowns in the
 win.  Angelo Jean-Louis and Ryan Yurachek also caught touchdown passes for the
 Thundering  Herd,  who have beaten the  Panthers all three times the two teams
 have  met.  Alex McGough connected  on 14-of-27 passes  for 176 yards with two
 interceptions.  He  did, however, add a  rushing touchdown for FIU (3-5, 2-2),
 which has dropped two straight.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 10/19 02:20:54 ET

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