College Football Top 25 Capsules

CLEMSON, South Carolina (AP) " Deshaun Watson threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Artavis Scott in overtime and Marcus Edmond followed with an interception to give No. 3 Clemson a 24-17 victory over North Carolina State on Saturday.

The Tigers (7-0, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) looked all but done in regulation, but Kyle Bambard's 33-yard field goal try as time experience was wide right.

Clemson took advantage with Watson's strike to Scott. Then Edmond reached high to grab a throw in the end zone from NC State's Ryan Finley, and Clemson escaped with its path to the ACC title game and the College Football Playoffs still all clear.

NO. 1 ALABAMA 49, NO. 9 TENNESSEE 10

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (AP) " Jalen Hurts and Bo Scarbrough each ran for over 100 yards and Alabama again got points from its defense and special teams.

Alabama (7-0, 4-0 Southeastern Conference) has won 19 straight overall and 10 in a row in the annual series. Tennessee (5-2, 2-2) has lost its last 13 games against Western Division schools.

It was the most lopsided victory by either team in the rivalry since a 51-0 Alabama victory in 1906.

Hurts, the Crimson Tide's freshman quarterback, ran for 132 yards and three touchdowns, and Alabama outrushed Tennessee 438-32. Scarbrough had 109 yards on five carries, including an 85-yard touchdown.

Alabama posted its highest single-game rushing total since running for 457 yards in a 56-28 victory over Tennessee in 1986.

NO. 10 NEBRASKA 27, INDIANA 22

BLOOMINGTON, Indiana (AP) " Terrell Newby ran for one score and Tommy Armstrong Jr. hooked up with Stanley Morgan Jr. on a 72-yard touchdown pass with 9:57 left to play for Nebraska.

The Cornhuskers (6-0, 3-0 Big Ten) won their seventh straight game overall and their fifth in a row in the series, last played in 1978. It's also the first time since 2001 that Nebraska has won its first six.

The improving Hoosiers (3-3, 1-2) missed a chance to beat a Top 10 for the first time since 1987.

Nebraska opened the game by driving for a field goal then got Newby's 4-yard TD run and Chris Jones' 33-yard interception return for a score in a 14-second span to make it 17-0.

NO. 11 BAYLOR 49, KANSAS 7

WACO, Texas (AP) " Seth Russell threw two touchdown passes and ran for two scores playing only the first half, and Ryan Reid returned the first of his two interceptions for a score for Baylor.

Shock Linwood's 4-yard score on the first play after a Kansas fumble was his 36th career rushing touchdown and broke a tie with Alfred Anderson for the most in school history. Linwood was already the career rushing leader for the Bears (6-0, 3-0 Big 12).

Kansas (1-5, 0-3) had five turnovers that led to 21 points for the Bears. The Jayhawks have lost 15 Big 12 games in a row, and dropped 36 consecutive road games since winning at UTEP seven years ago.

NO. 14 FLORIDA STATE 17, WAKE FOREST 6

TALLAHASSEE, Florida (AP) " Travis Rudolph had a career-high 13 receptions for 238 yards and Florida State overcame three turnovers to beat Wake Forest.

Rudolph had the fourth-best receiving game in Florida State history in the ugly game with the teams combining for seven turnovers.

Deondre Francois accounted for both of Florida State's touchdowns. His 2-yard run on a quarterback keeper with 3:16 remaining in the second quarter gave the Seminoles (5-2, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) a 10-3 lead. Francois, who was 22 of 37 for 319 yards and an interception, also threw an 11-yard touchdown in the third quarter to extend it to 17-6.

SYRACUSE 31, NO. 17 VIRGINIA TECH 17

SYRACUSE, New York (AP) " Eric Dungey accounted for 417 yards and two touchdowns and Syracuse beat a ranked opponent for the first time since 2012.

Fans stormed the field and carried off Dungey in celebration after he passed the 311 yards and ran for 106. He scored on a 1-yard sneak to give the Orange (3-4, 1-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) a 24-17 lead with 7:56 to go, and hit Erv Phillips on a 58-yard scoring play in the first quarter.

Held to their lowest offensive output of the season, the Hokies (4-2, 2-1) tied it at 17 with 13:53 to go in regulation on Jerod Evans' 10-yard pass to Bucky Hodges and a 2-point conversion catch by Chris Cunningham, but Dungey took over after that.

NO. 18 FLORIDA 40, MISSOURI 14

GAINESVILLE, Florida (AP) " Jalen Tabor and Quincy Wilson returned interceptions for touchdowns, helping Florida move into first place in the Southeastern Conference's Eastern Division.

The cornerback tandem provided nearly as many highlights as either offense and seemingly saved the Gators (5-1, 3-1) from a fourth homecoming loss in the last seven years.

Tabor squatted on a short pass by Drew Lock and went untouched for a 39-yard score in the second quarter. It was Tabor's second Pick Six in as many years against the Tigers (2-4, 0-3). Not to be outdone, Wilson stepped in front of Sean Culkin on the ensuing possession, picked off Lock's pass and went 78 yards the other way for his first career touchdown.

NO. 19 OKLAHOMA 38, KANSAS STATE 17

NORMAN, Oklahoma (AP) " Baker Mayfield was 25 of 31 for 346 yards and four touchdowns, and Dede Westbrook had nine receptions for 184 yards and three scores for Oklahoma.

One week after Mayfield passed for 390 yards and Westbrook had a school-record 232 yards receiving, the duo helped Oklahoma (5-2, 3-0 Big 12) win its third straight game after a 1-2 start.

With Samaje Perine sidelined by an undisclosed injury in the first quarter, Joe Mixon stepped up for Oklahoma. He rushed for 88 yards, caught three passes for 34 yards and a touchdown and became the first Sooners running back since 1973 to throw a touchdown pass, a 26-yarder to Westbrook in the second quarter that put the Sooners ahead 21-7.

NO. 20 WEST VIRGINIA 48, TEXAS TECH 17

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) " Skyler Howard ran for two touchdowns and threw for another for West Virginia.

The Mountaineers (5-0, 2-0 Big 12) held Texas Tech (3-3, 1-2) to its lowest offensive output this season, just 379 yards, and harassed quarterback Patrick Mahomes most of the day. He threw for 305 yards, his second-lowest passing total of the season, and was replaced in the fourth quarter by Nic Shimonek.

A 14-point turnaround in the second quarter helped the Mountaineers gain momentum. Sean Walters' interception at the West Virginia 11 led to a TD pass from Howard to Justin Crawford at the other end of the field to put the Mountaineers up 17-7.

NO. 21 UTAH 19, OREGON STATE 14

CORVALLIS, Oregon (AP) " Joe Williams came out of retirement and ran for a 5-yard first-quarter touchdown and Utah beat Oregon State in wet and windy conditions.

Williams, who had left the team because of injuries following the second game of the season, finished with 179 yards rushing on 34 carries for the Utes (6-1, 3-1 Pac-12).

Trailing 12-7, Oregon State (2-4, 1-2) got as close as the Utah 9 with 8:25 left, but couldn't score and Garrett Owens' 27-yard field goal attempt went wide left.

NO. 24 WESTERN MICHIGAN 41, AKRON 0

AKRON, Ohio (AP) " Jarvion Franklin ran for a school-record 281 yards and Zach Terrell threw for two scores and ran for two more for Western Michigan, ranked in the Top 25 for the first time.

Corey Davis caught two touchdown passes to add to his career school record, finishing with eight catches for 63 yards. The Broncos (7-0, 2-0 Mid-American) had 585 yards of offense in a victory that capped one of the biggest weeks in the 100-year history of the program.

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Online: AP College Football: collegefootball.ap.org

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