The Norman Transcript

October 6, 2013

Tigers, ’Noles net huge wins


The Associated Press

NORMAN — No. 1 ALABAMA 45, GEORGIA STATE 3: AJ McCarron completed 15 of 16 passes for 166 yards and four touchdowns in the first half and Alabama rolled.

The Crimson Tide (5-0) jumped ahead 38-0 by halftime against the Panthers (0-5), a first-year Football Bowl Subdivision team.

McCarron led Alabama to touchdowns on each of his five possessions before leaving the game. He completed his first 12 passes, putting him in a three-way tie for the Tide’s third-longest streak.

No. 2 OREGON 57, COLORADO 16: Marcus Mariota threw five touchdown passes and ran for two scores as Oregon brushed off some early trickery to rout Colorado.

The Ducks’ sophomore connected for two touchdowns each with Josh Huff and Bralon Addison, and played only 2 1/2 quarters.

The Buffaloes had Folsom Field in a frenzy when they kept things tight early on, but the crowd didn’t like it when Colorado kept going for field goals while the Ducks were piling up the points.

No. 3 CLEMSON 49, SYRACUSE 14: Tajh Boyd kept his Heisman Trophy aspirations intact, throwing for 455 yards and five touchdowns in three quarters of work, and Clemson spoiled the Orange’s Atlantic Coast Conference debut.

Boyd, who matched his school record in TD passes, hit Adam Humphries with scoring passes of 60 and 42 yards in the first quarter to help stake the Tigers to a big early lead, and they held the Orange at bay.

No. 7 LOUISVILLE 30, TEMPLE 7: Teddy Bridgewater threw for 348 yards and two touchdowns to keep Louisville undefeated.

Bridgewater made it look easy against the overwhelmed Owls (0-5, 0-2 American Athletic Conference). He threw for 228 yards in the first half to help the Cardinals roll to a 24-0 lead.

The Cardinals (5-0, 1-0) lost a bid for their second straight shutout when Temple scored with 38 seconds left.

No. 8 FLORIDA STATE 63, No. 25 MARYLAND 0: Jameis Winston completed 23-of-32 passes for 393 yards and five touchdowns and Florida State matched a record with the most-lopsided victory against ranked team in the history of the AP Top 25.

Winston, a redshirt freshman, has 1,441 yards passing, 17 touchdowns with two interceptions and a 73.3 completion percentage this season.

No. 10 LSU 59, MISSISSIPPI STATE 26: Zach Mettenberger threw for 340 yards and two touchdowns, Odell Beckham Jr. had 179 yards receiving and two TDs, and No. 10 LSU pushed past Mississippi State.

Mettenberger completed 25 of 29 passes in another impressive performance during the senior’s breakout season. Beckham was his favorite target — the two hooked up for nine completions.

No. 13 SOUTH CAROLINA 35, KENTUCKY 28: Connor Shaw passed for a touchdown and ran for another as No. 13 South Carolina, playing without injured defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, held off a Kentucky comeback.

The Gamecocks (4-1, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) again let a large lead slip away and once more were able to come away with a victory.

No. 14 MIAMI 45, GEORGIA TECH 30: Stephen Morris threw for three touchdowns, Duke Johnson rushed for 184 yards and Miami remained unbeaten after shaking off a problematic opening quarter.

Phillip Dorsett, Clive Walford and Allen Hurns caught scoring passes for Miami (5-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), which scored 21 points in the final 7:15. Dallas Crawford ran for two scores in the fourth quarter.

No. 17 BAYLOR 73, West Virginia 42: Bryce Petty threw for 347 yards with two touchdowns and had one of Baylor’s eight rushing TDs as Bears kept up their big-scoring ways in the Big 12.

The Bears (4-0, 1-0 Big 12) had 864 total yards, breaking the Big 12 record. They had 468 yards rushing and 396 passing.

Petty completed 17 of 25 passes while playing only one drive into the second half.

Lache Seastrunk had his eighth consecutive 100-yard rushing game, coinciding with Baylor’s winning streak. He ran 15 times for 172 yards and two touchdowns.

No. 18 FLORIDA 30, ARKANSAS 10: Solomon Patton turned two short receptions into touchdowns, helping Florida beat Arkansas.

Patton finished with six catches for a career-high 124 yards. He also ran for a first down. But his longest gains went the distance and were key to Florida (4-1, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) winning its ninth consecutive game in the series and 10th in a row at home.

No. 19 MICHIGAN 42, MINNESOTA 13: Devin Gardner threw a 24-yard, go-ahead touchdown pass to Devin Funchess late in the first half and Michigan pulled away.

The Wolverines (5-0, 1-0 Big Ten) relied on their running game to take pressure off the turnover-prone Gardner.

No. 20 TEXAS TECH 54, KANSAS 16: Freshman sensation Baker Mayfield passed for 368 yards but was helped off the field with an apparent leg injury in the third quarter of Texas Tech’s victory.

Mayfield, a true freshman walk-on who has started every game, was hurt at the end of the third quarter when tackled while passing. There was no penalty. He hobbled very slowly off the field with someone helping him under each arm.

NOTRE DAME 37, No. 22 ARIZONA STATE 34: Tommy Rees threw for 279 yards and three touchdowns, and Notre Dame made it 5 for 5 in the traveling Shamrock Series.

Kyle Brindza kicked three second-half field goals, the go-ahead kick from 25 yards with 3:03 remaining.

AUBURN 30, No. 24 MISSISSIPPI 22: Nick Marshall ran for 140 yards and two touchdowns, Robenson Therezie scored on a 78-yard interception return and Auburn beat a Top 25 team for the first time in two years.

Marshall’s second scoring run gave Auburn a 27-9 lead in the third quarter.

— AP