STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Michael Robinson threw two touchdown passes and ran for 125 yards, and linebacker Tamba Hali led a ferocious defense as Penn State shut down Wisconsin’s high-scoring attack, 35-14.

Penn State held Wisconsin tailback Brian Calhoun to 38 yards on 20 carries – well below his 135-yard average.

Tony Hunt added 151 yards and two scores for Penn State (9-1, 6-1), which inched closer to claiming the Big Ten’s BCS bid. Penn State can guarantee a trip to a BCS bowl if it wins its final regular-season game, at Michigan State on Nov. 19.

John Stocco threw one TD pass and two interceptions for Wisconsin (8-2, 5-2). The Badgers had the Big Ten’s highest-scoring offense coming in to the game (39.7 points).

(2) Texas 62, Baylor 0

WACO, Texas – Receiver-turned-starting tailback Ramonce Taylor showed he can run the ball for No. 2 Texas. He can still catch it, too.

Taylor ran for 102 yards and three touchdowns and had a 42-yard catch from Vince Young for another score in the Longhorns’ 16th straight victory, 62-0 at Baylor on Saturday. The sophomore was the third different starting tailback for Texas this season.

Young, the Heisman Trophy contender who is 26-2 as the Longhorns’ starter, had 351 total yards in just more than three quarters – 16-of-27 passing for 298 yards and two TDs, and 53 yards rushing on eight carries.

(4) Alabama 17, Mississippi State 0

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Kenneth Darby ran for 122 yards and Alabama returned two turnovers for touchdowns.

Brodie Croyle was 14-of-22 for 116 yards for Alabama (9-0, 6-0 Southeastern Conference), which forced four takeaways and held the Bulldogs to 26 yards rushing in beating Mississippi State coach and former Bama player Sylvester Croom.

Mike Henig, a redshirt freshman making his first start, was 9-of-28 for 78 yards with three interceptions for the Bulldogs (2-7, 0-6), who have lost five straight and were shut out for the second time this season.

Arizona 52, (7) UCLA 7

TUCSON, Ariz. – UCLA’s luck finally ran out – and how!

Freshman Willie Tuitama, in his second college start, threw for two early touchdowns and Arizona rolled for 519 yards in a 52-14 rout of the previously unbeaten and seventh-ranked Bruins.

(8) Notre Dame 41, Tennessee 21

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) – Brady Quinn threw three touchdown passes and Tom Zbikowski had a punt return and interception return for scores to lead Notre Dame.

Quinn was 20-of-33 for 295 yards and threw two touchdown passes in the span of a minute to give the Irish a 14-0 lead. The Irish went ahead 21-3 on a Zbikowski’s 78-yard punt return for a score.

N.C. State 20, (9) Florida State 15

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Andre Brown ran for 179 yards and a 65-yard touchdown and North Carolina State intercepted Drew Weatherford three times to beat Florida State for the third time in five years.

Florida State (7-2, 5-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) backed into the league’s first championship game scheduled next month in Jacksonville because Boston College lost at North Carolina.

(12) Ohio St. 40, Illinois 2

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Troy Smith threw three touchdown passes and Antonio Pittman ran for two scores for Ohio State.

Ohio State’s fourth win in a row allowed the Buckeyes (7-2, 5-1) to keep pace with first-place Penn State in the Big Ten with two league games left – against Northwestern and at Michigan.

Smith completed 13-of-21 passes for a career-high 298 yards, and ran for 55 yards on seven carries.

(13) Florida 49, Vanderbilt 42

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Backup cornerback Reggie Lewis, beaten all game by Vanderbilt’s bigger receivers, intercepted Jay Cutler’s first pass in the second overtime to give No. 13 Florida a 49-42 victory over the pesky Commodores.

Cutler threw for 361 yards and four touchdowns, including two in the final 2:17 of regulation to send the game into overtime.

(15) Oregon 27, (23) California 20,

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Third-string quarterback Brady Leaf threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to James Finley in overtime to lift Oregon.

The Ducks (8-1, 5-1 Pac-10) played their first game without starter Kellen Clemens, who is out for the season with a broken ankle. Dennis Dixon started, but it was Leaf who led them to victory in a game played in constant rain and unpredictable winds.

(16) Texas Tech 56, Texas A&M 17

LUBBOCK, Texas -Taurean Henderson ran for 109 yards and four touchdowns and No. 16 Texas Tech beat Texas A&M 56-17 Saturday night for its sixth straight home win over the Aggies.

It took a half for Tech’s passing game to click, and surprisingly, the Red Raiders rushed as many times as they passed (19), sputtering through the first two quarters.

N. Carolina 16, (19) B. C. 14

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Connor Barth broke out of a season-long slump with three field goals and Wallace Wright ran back the opening kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown.

Jesse Holley set career highs with eight catches for 125 yards for the Tar Heels (4-4, 3-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who got their second consecutive upset at home.

(17) Auburn 49, Kentucky 27

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kenny Irons, Tristan Davis and Tre Smith combined for 364 yards rushing and five touchdowns for the Tigers. Irons carried 23 times for 103 yards and three touchdowns, all in the first half, while Davis added 162 yards and a touchdown on eight carries.

(20) TCU 33, Colorado St. 6

FORT WORTH, Texas – No. 20 TCU wrapped up its first outright conference title in nearly 50 years by beating Colorado State 33-6 to clinch the Mountain West.

Robert Merrill and Aaron Brown combined for 178 yards on 29 rushes to lead the league’s highest-scoring offense.

(25) Colorado 41, Missouri 12

BOULDER, Colo. – Lawrence Vickers scored on four touchdown runs and Mason Crosby kicked a 56-yard field goal to help Colorado move closer to another division title. Vickers scored on runs of 1, 2, 20 and 7 yards for the Buffs (7-2, 5-1 Big 12) .


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