ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — No. 4 Ohio State scored three TDs in a four-minute span to finally go ahead to stay in a 40-28 win over No. 15 TCU. The Buckeyes went 3-0 in their three games without suspended head coach Urban Meyer. Defensive tackle Dre’Mont Jones had a 28-yard interception return that put Ohio State ahead to stay
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger passed for two touchdowns, Anthony Wheeler returned a blocked field goal 46 yards for a score and the Longhorns beat No. 22 USC 37-14 to give second-year coach Tom Herman his biggest win in burnt orange. Texas, which had started 1-2 in four of the previous five seasons, trailed 14-3 in the first quarter before shutting down Trojans freshman quarterback J.T. Daniels and scoring 34 answered points.
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Kyler Murray threw for 348 yards and three touchdowns and fifth-ranked Oklahoma held off Iowa State 37-27 in the Big 12 opener for both teams. Marquise Brown had 191 yards receiving and a TD for the Sooners, who extended the nation’s longest road winning streak to 17 games while avenging a stunning home loss to the Cyclones a year ago.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Taylor Cornelius ran for two touchdowns and passed for another to help No. 24 Oklahoma State beat No. 17 Boise State 44-21. Justice Hill ran for 123 yards and a touchdown and Tylan Wallace added five catches for 105 yards for the Cowboys.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech true freshman quarterback Alan Bowman threw for 605 yards with five touchdowns and the Red Raiders beat Houston 63-49. Bowman finished 43-of-59 passing for the fifth 600-yard game in Texas Tech history. It’s the Big 12 single-game record for a freshman. Three of those scores went to Antoine Wesley, who set a school record with 261 yards receiving,
MANHATTAN, Kansas (AP) — Skylar Thompson threw for two scores and ran for another and Kansas State ran away from UTSA 41-17. Thompson, who had been in a much-discussed quarterback battle with Alex Delton through the spring and early part of fall camps, stood out with some stellar play and might have sealed up the starting job.
WACO, Texas (AP) — Quentin Harris threw for 174 yards and three touchdowns in his first career start for Duke, and the Blue Devils won 40-27 at Baylor. They played in Texas while their home state of North Carolina was being inundated with rain from Tropical Storm Florence. The Blue Devils are 3-0 for the second year in a row. It’s the first time they’ve had consecutive 3-0 starts since 1987-88. Baylor is 2-1.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Bryce Torneden and Mike Lee each returned interceptions for touchdowns and Kansas’ defense wound up with three picks and recovered three fumbles en route to a 55-14 win over Rutgers on Saturday, the Jayhawks’ first back-to-back wins over FBS opponents since 2009. Turnovers plagued the Scarlet Knights from the start as Torneden jumped in front of an Artur Sitkowski pass on Rutgers’ second drive and returned it 39 yards for the score.