ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Penn State might be back, but it still can’t beat Michigan.

Chad Henne threw his second touchdown pass to Mario Manningham with no time left to lift the Wolverines to a thrilling 27-25 victory over the eighth-ranked Nittany Lions on Saturday.

The Wolverines (4-3, 2-2 Big Ten) avoided their worst record in mid-October since 1967. Penn State (6-1, 3-1) fell out of sole possession of first place in the conference with its seventh straight loss in the series.

Michael Robinson scored his second touchdown with 53 seconds left to give the Nittany Lions a 25-21 lead, but Steve Breaston returned the ensuing kickoff to midfield to set up the game-winning score.

A second was left on the clock when Henne took the last snap and connected with Manningham in the middle of the end zone. The crowd of 111,249 went wild and it seemed like Michigan’s entire team piled on Manningham at Penn State’s 25 to celebrate.

No. 2 Texas 42, No. 24 Colorado 17

AUSTIN, Texas – Vince Young ran for three touchdowns, passed for two more and No. 2 Texas avoided any post-Oklahoma letdown with a convincing 42-17 win over No. 24 Colorado on Saturday.

Off to its best start since an 11-0 regular season in 1983, the Longhorns appeared ripe for an upset – or at least a close game – after their emotional win over Oklahoma a week earlier snapped a five-year losing streak to the Sooners.

Instead, Texas (6-0, 3-0 Big 12) played its best half of football of the season to put the quickly put the game away.

Virginia 26, No. 4 Florida St. 21

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Marques Hagans threw for 306 yards and two touchdowns and Connor Hughes kicked four field goals to help Virginia recapture a bit of its history by holding on to beat No. 4 Florida State 26-21 Saturday night.

The Cavaliers (4-2, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) stopped the Seminoles near midfield with 31/2 minutes to go to force a punt. Hagans then ran for six yards before Florida State’s Tony Carter was called for pass interference on third down, giving Virginia a first down.

No. 5 Georgia 34, Vanderbilt 17

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Georgia Bulldogs now have a much easier path to a berth in the Southeastern Conference championship game.

D.J. Shockley threw three touchdown passes, Thomas Brown rushed for 91 yards and the No. 5 Bulldogs beat Vanderbilt 34-17 Saturday night in a rare SEC East showdown with a team that has been the league’s worst team for decades.

No. 6 Alabama 13, Mississippi 10

OXFORD, Miss. – Jamie Christensen’s 31-yard field goal as time expired lifted No. 6 Alabama to a 13-10 victory over Mississippi on Saturday.

Brodie Croyle finished with 234 yards passing and converted three third downs on the game-winning drive for the Crimson Tide (6-0, 4-0 Southeastern Conference), who looked out of sync against an inspired Ole Miss team looking for its first big win under new coach Ed Orgeron.

But the Tide shook off its sluggishness and made the plays when they counted to remain unbeaten heading into next week’s showdown with rival Tennessee.

No. 7 Miami 34, Temple 3

PHILADELPHIA – Kyle Wright threw four touchdown passes in the first 19 minutes, leading No. 7 Miami to a 34-3 victory over woeful Temple on Saturday.

The Hurricanes (5-1) completely outclassed Temple (0-7), jumping out to a 27-0 lead in the first quarter.

Sinorice Moss had three catches for 122 yards, including a 92-yard TD pass on Miami’s second offensive play. Devin Hester returned a punt 48 yards for a TD. Wright completed 9-of-10 passes for 196 yards, before giving way to Kirby Freeman late in the second quarter.

No. 10 LSU 21, No. 11 Florida 17

BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU refused to let this one slip away.

Joseph Addai ran for a career-high 156 yards and a touchdown, JaMarcus Russell had two TD passes and the 10th-ranked Tigers ended a three-game home losing streak to No. 11 Florida with a 21-17 victory Saturday.

LSU led 14-0 in the first quarter, but the Gators scored 17 straight points to move ahead in the third. The momentum swing was reminiscent of LSU’s last home game, when it squandered a 21-point lead against Tennessee and lost 30-27 in overtime.

No. 12 UCLA 44, Washington State 41

PULLMAN, Wash. – Maurice Drew had a 1-yard touchdown run in overtime and Drew Olson threw for five scores as No. 12 UCLA came from 21 points down to beat Washington State 44-41 Saturday.

The Bruins (6-0, 3-0 Pacific-10) snapped a four-game losing streak to the Cougars and posted their first win in Pullman since 1993.

Olson completed 31 of 45 passes for 338 yards. He connected twice with Marcedes Lewis for TDs. Drew, Marcus Everett and Gavin Ketchum also caught scoring passes from Olson.

No. 13 Texas Tech 59, Kansas St. 20

LUBBOCK, Texas – Cody Hodges threw for 643 yards and five touchdowns to lead No. 13 Texas Tech over Kansas State 59-20 Saturday, helping the Red Raiders to their best start since 1998.

The win sets up a showdown at No. 2 Texas next week that could ultimately determine the winner of the Big 12 South division. Hodges, who left the game with 4:48 remaining, completed 44 of 65 passes and threw two interceptions. He threw TD passes of 34, 20, 21, 3 and 39 yards. The major college record for yards passing in a game is 716 by Houston’s David Klingler in 1990.

No. 14 Boston College 35, Wake Forest 30

BOSTON – Kevin Challenger made a foot-dragging catch for a 26-yard touchdown at the end zone sideline with 1:18 left Saturday as No. 14 Boston College rallied from early and late deficits to beat Wake Forest 35-30.

The Eagles (6-1, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) fell behind 17-0 on a wet and windy day when it had five turnovers, a blocked punt and no fewer than 10 dropped passes.

BC trailed 30-21 with 3:24 left when Matt Ryan replaced Quinton Porter for the final two drives.

Ryan hit Tony Gonzalez for a 38-yard touchdown pass to pull BC within two with 2:30 left, but an excessive celebration penalty forced the Eagles to kick off from their own 20. After stopping Wake Forest, BC had 1:56 left to win it.

No. 15 Ohio St. 35, No. 16 Michigan St. 24

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Troy Smith threw three long touchdown passes and Ashton Youboty returned a blocked field-goal attempt 72 yards for a score to lead No. 15 Ohio State to a 35-24 win over No. 16 Michigan State on Saturday in a game in which the Buckeyes didn’t run a play in Spartans territory until just over 5 minutes remained.

Ohio State’s first play in Michigan State territory was Smith’s 46-yard touchdown pass to Santonio Holmes that gave the Buckeyes (4-2, 2-1 Big Ten) the lead for good with 4:56 left.

Oregon St. 23, No. 18 California 20

BERKELEY, Calif. – Yvenson Bernard rushed for a career-high 185 yards and the go-ahead touchdown with 6:41 to play, and Oregon State snapped No. 18 California’s 10-game home winning streak in a 23-20 victory on Saturday.

Matt Moore passed for 196 yards and Oregon State’s defense forced five turnovers in a miserable performance by the Golden Bears (5-2, 2-2 Pac-10), who lost their second straight after the school’s best start since 1996.

Bernard carried the ball 40 times and scored two touchdowns in the second half for the Beavers (4-2, 2-1), whose 35-21 victory at Memorial Stadium in 2003 was the most recent win by a visitor. The Beavers, who celebrated with their band and a large cheering contingent after the game, also snapped an eight-game losing streak against ranked teams.

West Virginia 46, No. 19 Louisville 44

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Freshman Steve Slaton scored six touchdowns after halftime, including all three of West Virginia’s scores after regulation, and the Mountaineers came from 17 points down to beat No. 19 Louisville 46-44 in triple overtime on Saturday.

With fellow freshman Jason Gwaltney out for a month with a knee injury, Slaton got the workload for the Mountaineers in his second career start, finishing with 188 yards on 31 carries.

No. 20 Oregon 45, Washington 21

EUGENE, Ore. – Kellen Clemens threw for 425 yards and four touchdowns Saturday and No. 20 Oregon beat Washington 45-21, decisively defeating the northwest rival Huskies for the second straight year.

Clemens completed 36 passes, an Autzen Stadium record, with no interceptions as the Ducks handed Washington its 11th consecutive loss against a Pac-10 conference opponent.

Washington (1-5, 0-3) was coming off a bye week after losing 21-17 to UCLA. The Ducks (6-1, 1-1) defeated Arizona State 31-17 in Tempe last week, a victory that moved Oregon up five spots in the rankings. Oregon’s lone loss this season came against top-ranked USC.

No. 21 Auburn 34, Arkansas 17

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Kenny Irons rushed for a career-high 182 yards, and Brandon Cox threw three second-half touchdowns to lead No. 21 Auburn over Arkansas 34-17 Saturday night.

The Tigers (5-1, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) won for the 20th time in 21 games. They have beaten 13 straight SEC opponents. Irons, a transfer from South Carolina, was replaced by Brad Lester as Auburn’s No. 1 tailback earlier in the week.

No. 23 Wisconsin 38, No. 22 Minnesota 34

MINNEAPOLIS – Jonathan Casillas blocked a punt and recovered it in the end zone with 30 seconds left to complete a stunning rally and lift No. 23 Wisconsin to a 38-34 victory over No. 22 Minnesota on Saturday.

With the Gophers leading 34-31, Justin Kucek lined up to punt at the Minnesota 5. Kucek dropped the snap, picked up the ball and tried to get the punt off, but Casillas raced through for the block. He then recovered it for the winning score.

No. 25 TCU 38, Army 17

FORT WORTH, Texas – Jeff Ballard passed for two touchdowns and ran for two more as No. 25 TCU held off a charge from winless Army for a 38-17 victory Saturday night.

The Horned Frogs (6-1) won their fifth consecutive game, while Army (0-6) dropped its 11th straight, tying Rice for the longest losing streak in the nation.

Ballard completed 22 of 29 passes for 219 yards, but it was his 3-yard touchdown run – a bootleg that included a perfect stiff-arm – that finally put away the pesky Black Knights, giving the Frogs a 31-17 lead.


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