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West Virginia outlasts Baylor for 70-63 win

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Geno Smith threw for 656 yards and tied a Big 12 record with eight touchdown passes to lead No. 9 West Virginia to a 70-63 win over No. 25 Baylor on Saturday.

Smith outdueled Baylor’s Nick Florence, who had a standout game of his own with 581 yards and five TDs.

Baylor’s Terrance Williams set a Big 12 record with 314 yards receiving. The old mark was set minutes earlier by West Virginia’s Stedman Bailey, who had 303 yards and five TDs.

Williams’ 8-yard scoring catch brought Baylor (3-1) within 70-63 with 3:08 left.

But Dustin Garrison ran for 17 yards on third down and the Mountaineers (4-0) ran out the clock.

It marked the most points scored in a game involving a team ranked in The Associated Press poll. The previous record of 124 was set in No. 12 Oklahoma’s 82-42 win over Colorado in 1980.

 

Duke………………………….34

Wake Forest………………..27

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Backup quarterback Anthony Boone scored on a 4-yard touchdown run with 11:35 left, and Duke beat Wake Forest 34-27 on Saturday for its first win in the series since 1999.

Sean Renfree was 22 of 28 for 204 yards before leaving with an apparent right elbow injury. Brandon Connette finished with touchdown runs of 2 and 4 yards for the Blue Devils (4-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference).

Tanner Price finished 19 of 38 for 230 yards with two touchdowns for the Demon Deacons (3-2, 1-2), but his fumble inside the Wake Forest 10 set up Duke’s winning drive. Two plays after Jordan DeWalt-Ondijo forced the fumble, Boone took a bootleg in for the go-ahead touchdown.

Wake Forest netted 11 total yards on its next two possessions before C.J. France intercepted Price, and Jela Duncan stretched it to 34-20 with a 17-yard touchdown run with 2:50 left.

 

Penn State………………….35

Illinois…………………………7

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Matt McGloin threw for 211 yards and a touchdown and ran for two more scores to lead Penn State to a win over Illinois in the schools’ Big Ten opener.

Sophomore running back Zach Zwinak added 100 yards and two touchdowns for Penn State (3-2). The Nittany Lions forced three turnovers and held the Illini (2-3) scoreless for the first 34 minutes.

Linebacker Mike Mauti intercepted Illini quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase twice.

The first came on the Penn State goal line and Mauti returned it 99 yards near the end of the first half — but Penn State failed to score. The second set up a 1-yard touchdown run by Zwinak that put the game out of reach at 35-7.

Scheelhaase threw for 270 yards.

 

Miami………………………..44

N.C. State……………………37

MIAMI (AP) — Stephen Morris threw for a school-record 566 yards and five touchdowns, the last of those a 62-yard strike to Phillip Dorsett with 19 seconds left, and Miami beat North Carolina State for the Hurricanes’ first three-game winning streak since 2009.

Dorsett caught seven passes for 192 yards and two scores for Miami (4-1, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference). Rayshawn Scott had six catches for 180 yards for the Hurricanes, who meet unbeaten Notre Dame in Chicago next weekend.

Morris was 26-of-50 passing for Miami, which finished with 652 yards of offense and survived despite wasting a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter.

 

Texas A&M………………….58

Arkansas…………………….10

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Johnny Manziel threw for a school-record 453 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another score to lead Texas A&M over Arkansas for the Aggies’ first SEC win

The Razorbacks were done in by a porous pass defense and three turnovers, as their once-promising season continued to crumble with a fourth straight loss.

 

Middle Tennessee………..49

Georgia Tech………………28

ATLANTA (AP) — Benny Cunningham rushed for 217 yards and five touchdowns to lead Middle Tennessee State over Georgia Tech.

Logan Kilgore passed for 246 yards (on 17 of 23 passes) for Middle Tennessee (3-1), of the Sun Belt Conference, as the Blue Raiders dominated the Yellow Jackets at home.

The loss was Georgia Tech’s first loss to a non-Bowl Championship Series school since 1996. The Yellow Jackets have also lost consecutive home games for the first time since 1988.

 

Missouri…………………….21

Central Florida……………16

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Marcus Murphy returned a punt 66 yards for a touchdown and James Franklin added an 80-yard touchdown pass as Missouri ground out a 21-16 win over Central Florida on Saturday.

UCF trailed 21-10 before a late score, but following a Tigers punt, Knights receiver Jeff Godfrey’s fumble with 2:26 left allowed Missouri (3-2) to hang on.

UCF (2-2) controlled most of the game, using five sacks and a huge advantage in time of possession to take an early lead.

But miscues on defense and special teams unraveled it all, and the Knights’ offense sputtered down the stretch in its bid to defeat its first Southeastern Conference opponent at home.

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