The Norman Transcript

November 9, 2013

Tigers can’t keep Tide down


The Associated Press

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — T.J. Yeldon ran for 133 yards and two scores and Alabama overwhelmed No. 10 LSU 38-17 Saturday night.

The Crimson Tide (9-0, 6-0 Southeastern Conference) turned to power football to take control of a game that was tied early in the third quarter. Yeldon carried 18 times in the second half, 25 overall, after catching the game-winning touchdown pass in last season’s meeting with the Tigers (7-3, 3-3).

Alabama scored the final 21 points to brush aside its first challenge since Game 2 against Texas A&M.

No. 3 Florida St. 59, Wake Forest 3: Jameis Winston threw two touchdown passes, and Florida State tied a school record with six interceptions as it clinched ACC a championship game berth.

Nate Andrews took an interception 56 yards for a touchdown and Jalen Ramsey returned a fumble 23 yards for a score on consecutive plays.

The Seminoles (9-0, 7-0) claimed the inside track to a BCS title game berth with No. 2 Oregon’s loss Thursday.

Florida State outgained Wake Forest (4-6, 2-5) 296-166 and turned those turnovers into five TDs and a field goal.

No. 11 Texas A&M 51, Mississippi St. 41: Johnny Manziel threw for 446 yards and tied a career-high with five touchdown passes to lead Texas A&M to a win in what could be the Heisman Trophy winner’s last home game.

The crowd chanted “One more year! One more year!” late in the game for Manziel, who is eligible for the draft after this season. Whether he comes back remains to be seen, but he went into the stands to celebrate with the student section when the game was over.

No. 7 Auburn 55, Tennessee 23: Nick Marshall gained 214 of Auburn’s 444 yards rushing and the Tigers scored on a punt return and kickoff return against Tennessee.

Marshall ran for two touchdowns on just 14 carries and threw for a third score. Tre Mason rushed for 117 yards and three touchdowns as Auburn (9-1, 5-1 SEC) earned its sixth straight victory and averaged 8.4 yards per carry.

No. 9 Missouir 48, Kentucky 17: Maty Mauk threw five touchdown passes, four to Dorial Green-Beckham, and No. 9 Missouri cruised past Kentucky.

Making his fourth consecutive start in place of the injured James Franklin, the Tigers’ redshirt freshman completed 17 of 28 attempts for 203 yards and took full advantage of 6-foot-6 sophomore Green-Beckham, whose TD receptions set a school record.

Virginia Tech 42, No. 14 Miami 24: Trey Edmunds ran for four touchdowns, the first three of them set up by Miami special-teams miscues, and Virginia Tech knocked off the 14th-ranked Hurricanes 42-24 on Saturday night.

Edmunds had scoring runs of 10, 2, 4 and 1 yards for the Hokies (7-3, 4-2 Atlantic Coast Conference). Logan Thomas completed 25 of 31 passes for 366 yards, giving him consecutive games of 300 yards or more for the first time in his Virginia Tech career.

No. 19 UCF 19, Houston 14: William Stanback scored two touchdowns and No. 19 UCF held off a late Houston threat to keep first place in the American Athletic Conference all to itself.

Storm Johnson added 127 yards rushing for UCF (7-1, 4-0), which has the inside track to the league’s automatic BCS bid, with victories against the Cougars and Louisville.

No. 23 Arizona State 20, Utah 19: Taylor Kelly ran for a touchdown and threw for another in the fourth quarter and Arizona State came from behind to beat Utah.

Sun Devils All-America defensive tackle Will Sutton sealed the victory with an interception at the line of scrimmage with 1:01 left at the Utah 25.

Pitt 28, No. 24 Notre Dame 21: James Conner ran for two short touchdowns, including the go-ahead score with 9:36 remaining as Pittsburgh upset Notre Dame.

Tom Savage passed for 243 yards and two scores to Devin Street as the Panthers (5-4) took advantage of some sloppy play by the Fighting Irish (7-3) to end Notre Dame’s four-game winning streak.

Kansas St. 49, No. 25 Texas Tech 26: Jake Waters and Daniel Sams each ran for two touchdowns to lead Kansas State past Texas Tech.

Sams’ TDs came on a 1-yard rush and a 5-yarder, and Waters scored from 1 yard and 13 yards.

Waters threw a 20-yard touchdown to Tramaine Thompson. John Hubert, who scored on a 63-yard run early in the game, finished with 157 yards on 23 carries to lead the Wildcats.

Ty Zimmerman scored a 43-yard touchdown after intercepting a pass from Texas Tech backup quarterback Baker Mayfield early in the fourth quarter.

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