JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Chris Leak threw a touchdown pass and ran for a score, and No. 16 Florida used an impressive defensive performance to beat the previously unbeaten Georgia Bulldogs 14-10 Saturday at the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party.

The Gators (6-2, 4-2 Southeastern Conference) defeated their rivals to the north for the 14th time in the last 16 meetings, and kept alive their hopes of winning the SEC East and returning to the league title game for the first time since 2000.

(1) USC 55, Wash. St. 13

LOS ANGELES – Matt Leinart passed for 364 yards and three touchdowns before coming out late in the third quarter, LenDale White rushed for 155 yards and two scores, and top-ranked USC won its 30th straight game.

(5)Alabama 35, Utah St. 3

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Brodie Croyle threw three touchdown passes and DJ Hall set an Alabama receiving record. Hall finished with 11 catches for 157 yards, becoming the first Alabama receiver to have back-to-back games with at least 10 receptions. Hall caught 10 balls for 139 yards last week.

(8) UCLA 30, Stanford 27

STANFORD, Calif. – Brandon Breazell caught a 23-yard TD pass from Drew Olson in overtime after No. 8 UCLA scored 21 points in the final 7:04 of regulation to stun Stanford 30-27.

(11) Penn State 33, Purdue 15

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Tony Hunt ran for 129 yards and Kevin Kelly booted four field goals. Rodney Kinlaw set up BranDon Snow’s touchdown with a dazzling 58-yard kickoff return and Hunt had some key fourth-quarter rushes for Penn State (8-1, 4-1).

(10)Florida St 35, Maryland 27

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -Drew Weatherford and James Coleman scored fourth-quarter touchdowns to lift Florida State (7-1, 5-1 ACC).

No. 12 Ohio State 45, Minnesota 31

MINNEAPOLIS – Antonio Pittman rushed for two second-half touchdowns and a career-high 186 yards, springing No. 12 Ohio State to a 45-31 victory over Minnesota on Saturday in a game featuring more than 1,000 yards of offense.

(6) Miami 34, North Carolina 16

MIAMI – Tyrone Moss rushed for career-highs of 195 yards and four touchdowns, three scores after halftime. The Hurricanes trailed 16-7 at intermission, then scored three touchdowns in an eight-minute span of the third quarter to take control.

(15) Wisconsin 41, Illinois 24

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) – Brian Calhoun ran for 197 yards and five touchdowns. The workhorse running back carried the ball 35 times, his fourth game this season with more than 30 carries. He also caught two passes for 37 yards. The Badgers finished with 464 yards total offense.

(17) Texas Tech 28, Baylor 0

WACO, Texas (AP) – Taurean Henderson ran for two touchdowns in the fourth quarter and Cody Hodges threw for another as Texas Tech overcame three terrible quarters to beat Baylor.

(19) Auburn 27, Mississippi 3

AUBURN, Ala. – Brandon Cox passed for 205 yards and a touchdown, and Kenny Irons ran for 101 yards and another TD to propel Auburn.

(22) Fresno State 27, Hawaii 13

HONOLULU – Wendell Mathis ran for 229 and three touchdowns, including a 78-yarder late in the fourth quarter, to lead No. 22 Fresno State to a 27-13 victory over Hawaii.

(25) Michigan 33, (21) Northwestern 17

EVANSTON, Ill. – Leon Hall returned a fumble recovery 83 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter, and No. 25 Michigan won its third straight, shutting out No. 21 Northwestern in the second half.


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