BERKELEY, Calif. – The site of Southern California’s last failure became just another stop on the Trojans’ victory tour.

Matt Leinart passed for 246 yards and ran for two touchdowns, and LenDale White ran for three more scores in No. 1 USC’s 32nd straight win, a 35-10 rout of slumping California on Saturday.

Reggie Bush ran for 82 yards for the Trojans (10-0, 7-0 Pac-10), who endured none of the troubles and scares caused by the Golden Bears in the previous two seasons.

With every businesslike drive and aggressive defensive stop, USC coolly buried its most competitive conference rival in recent years.

The USC defense intercepted Joe Ayoob four times and kept Cal out of the end zone until 1:34 remained, while Leinart was nearly flawless in his latest impressive argument for another Heisman Trophy – though he failed to throw a touchdown pass for just the fourth time in 36 career starts.

No. 2 Texas 66, Kansas 14

AUSTIN, Texas – Vince Young became Texas’ career total offense leader with 281 yards passing and a career-high four touchdown tosses Saturday as No. 2 Texas romped past Kansas 66-14 to clinch the Big 12 South Division title.

Young hit scoring passes of 45 yards and 64 yards to Limas Sweed and Quan Cosby, and Aaron Ross returned a punt 71 yards for a TD as Texas built a 52-0 lead by halftime, tying the school record for most points in a half.

No. 3 Miami 47, Wake Forest 17

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Kyle Wright tied a school record with five touchdown passes, Charlie Jones ran for two more scores and No. 3 Miami stayed on track for a spot in the first Atlantic Coast Conference championship game by beating Wake Forest 47-17 Saturday.

A week after a surprisingly easy victory at Virginia Tech, the Hurricanes (8-1, 5-1 ACC) used a quick-strike offense to avoid a letdown in their first visit to Groves Stadium since 1971. Injured tailback Tyrone Moss (torn ACL) and return star Devin Hester (hamstring strain) hardly were missed as Miami piled up 515 yards of offense.

No. 7 Notre Dame 41, Navy 21

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Brady Quinn passed for four touchdowns, three to Maurice Stovall, to lead No. 7 Notre Dame to its 42nd straight win over Navy, extending the NCAA-record streak with a 42-21 victory Saturday.

Notre Dame broke the game open by scoring on all three of its second-quarter possessions, including a pair of touchdowns 1:28 apart late in the quarter by Darius Walker, who ran for 118 yards on 19 carries, and Anthony Fasano to take a 28-7 halftime lead.

No. 10 Ohio St. 48, No. 25 Northwestern 7

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Troy Smith ran for two touchdowns and linebacker A.J. Hawk returned a blocked punt for another score to lead 10th-ranked Ohio State to a 48-7 victory over No. 25 Northwestern on Saturday, the Buckeyes’ fifth consecutive win.

Ohio State (8-2, 6-1) needs to win next week’s annual showdown with rival Michigan to clinch at least a share of the Big Ten title.

Oklahoma State 24, No. 13 Texas Tech 17

STILLWATER, Okla. – Al Pena scored on a 1-yard run with 23 seconds remaining to stave off a rally by No. 13 Texas Tech and give Oklahoma State a 24-17 win Saturday.

Julius Crosslin did most of the work on the Cowboys’ last drive with runs of 12, 11, 10 and 9, putting Pena in position to break a 17-17 tie.

It was the first Big 12 win for Oklahoma State (4-5, 1-5) and spoiled Texas Tech’s hopes of its first 10-win season since 1976.

No. 14 UCLA 45, Arizona State 35

PASADENA, Calif. – Drew Olson threw for 510 yards and five touchdowns Saturday and No. 14 UCLA defeated Arizona State 45-35 in an high-scoring show at the Rose Bowl.

The Bruins (9-1, 6-1 Pac-10) rebounded from their stunning 52-14 loss at Arizona a week earlier with another explosive offensive performance.

After building a 21-7 first-quarter lead against Arizona State, the Bruins edged away from a 28-28 tie in the third quarter to get back on the winning track.

No. 15 Auburn 31, No. 9 Georgia 30

ATHENS, Ga. – Auburn’s hopes of reaching the Southeastern Conference championship game took a major blow before the kickoff.

The Tigers didn’t let it get them down.

Devin Aromashodu turned a fourth-down pass into a 63-yard gain, setting up John Vaughn’s 20-yard field goal with six seconds remaining that gave No. 15 Auburn a thrilling 31-30 victory over ninth-ranked Georgia on Saturday night.

The Tigers (8-2, 6-1 SEC) were hoping hated rival Alabama would remain unbeaten, setting up a head-to-head showdown for the Western Division title next week at Auburn.

But the Crimson Tide lost to LSU 16-13 in overtime shortly before the Auburn-Georgia game kicked off, putting the Bayou Bengals in control of the division race.

Clemson 35, No. 17 Florida St. 14

CLEMSON, S.C. – Charlie Whitehurst threw for 269 yards and three touchdowns to lead Clemson over No. 17 Florida State 35-14 Saturday, the second time in three meetings that Tigers coach Tommy Bowden has beaten father Bobby.

Whitehurst went 21-of-32 a week after resting his sore shoulder and Chansi Stuckey had 11 catches for 156 yards and two TDs for Clemson (6-4, 4-4 Atlantic Coast).

No. 18 TCU 51, UNLV 3

FORT WORTH, Texas – Quentily Harmon caught a touchdown pass and Cory Rodgers ran for another TCU score before UNLV even gained a yard and the No. 18 Horned Frogs were quickly on way to keeping their slim BCS hopes alive with a 51-3 victory Saturday night.

Already playing their regular-season finale, the Horned Frogs (10-1, 8-0 Mountain West Conference) won their ninth straight game – only No. 1 USC (32 games) and No. 2 Texas (17) have longer active winning streaks. It is TCU’s fourth 10-win season in six years.

Iowa 20, No. 19 Wisconsin 10

MADISON, Wis. – Iowa ruined Barry Alvarez’s going away party Saturday, beating No. 19 Wisconsin 20-10 in the coach’s final home game.

Alvarez, who will step down after this season but remain as Wisconsin’s athletic director, built a program over the past 16 seasons that has been known for a punishing running game and a solid defense. But Iowa (6-4, 4-3 Big Ten) dominated both sides of the ball in the final three quarters.

No. 21 Michigan 41, Indiana 14

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Chad Henne had three touchdown passes in the first half as No. 21 Michigan built a huge lead and coasted to a 41-14 victory over Indiana on Saturday without scoring after halftime.

The Wolverines (7-3, 5-2 Big Ten) won their fourth straight, avoiding a letdown coming off a bye and heading into the regular-season finale against Ohio State. The Hoosiers (4-6, 1-6) fell out of bowl contention with their fifth consecutive setback, and 14th in a row to Michigan.

Iowa State 30, No. 22 Colorado 16

AMES, Iowa – Steve Paris returned a fumble 66 yards for a touchdown and defensive tackle Brent Curvey rumbled 66 yards for a score with an interception to secure Iowa State’s 30-16 victory over No. 22 Colorado on Saturday night.

Iowa State (7-3, 4-3 Big 12) stayed in the running for a share of the North division championship with its fourth straight victory on a blustery night and prevented Colorado (7-3, 5-2) from clinching the division.

No. 23 Louisville 56, Rutgers 5

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Louisville Cardinals hope another rout will teach visiting opponents a lesson: Don’t jump on the bird.

Rutgers players closed their pre-game warmups Friday night by gathering at midfield, where the Cardinals’ logo is painted, and jumping up and down.

Louisville players took some offense, and then took it out on the Scarlet Knights.

Virginia 27, No. 24 Georgia Tech 17

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Marques Hagans led Virginia on two scoring drives after it squandered a 17-point lead Saturday and the Cavaliers became bowl eligible by beating No. 24 Georgia Tech for the fourth consecutive season, 27-17.

Virginia (6-3, 3-3 Atlantic Coast Conference), playing without two defensive starters and a key reserve after they were suspended during the week for violating team rules, got two first-quarter touchdown runs from Wali Lundy in building a 17-0 lead.


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