BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – James Hardy caught three touchdown passes, and quarterback Kellen Lewis produced his second straight fourth-quarter rally for Indiana.

It was the highest-ranked opponent the Hoosiers (4-3, 2-1 Big Ten) have beaten in nearly 20 years, dating to a 31-10 victory over No. 9 Ohio State on Oct. 10, 1987. Players celebrated by running to the student section and jumping into the crowd.

The victory also ended Indiana’s three-game losing streak to the Hawkeyes (5-2, 2-2).

Hardy, who was suspended earlier this season and missed two games, caught eight passes for 104 yards, including a 20-yard TD pass with 9:51 left to give Indiana the lead for good. Hardy also became the first Hoosiers player with three TD receptions in one game since Duane Gunn on Oct. 8, 1983 against Minnesota.

No. 1 Ohio State 38, Michigan State 7

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Troy Smith did nothing to hurt his Heisman candidacy and the Ohio State defense was dominant against Michigan State.

The top-ranked Buckeyes (7-0, 3-0 Big Ten) extended the nation’s longest winning streak to 14 games and had little trouble with the fading Spartans (3-4, 0-3).

Michigan State entered the game averaging 31 points per contest. But the Spartans gained just 79 yards in the first half and trailed 24-0 at the break.

No. 3 USC 28, Arizona St. 21

LOS ANGELES – No. 3 Southern California barely resembles the juggernaut the Trojans have been over the past four seasons – with one exception.

USC is still undefeated.

Chauncey Washington did nearly all the work on a 74-yard fourth-quarter touchdown drive that lifted the Trojans to a 28-21 victory over Arizona State on Saturday night.

No. 4 Michigan 17, Penn State 10

STATE COLLEGE, Pa – Michigan’s defense ruled in Happy Valley.

The fourth-ranked Wolverines smothered Penn State’s offense, and Adrian Arrington and Mike Hart each scored touchdowns to provide enough offense for Michigan to stay unbeaten with a 17-10 win on Saturday night.

No. 5 West Virginia 41, Syracuse 17

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Quarterback Pat White ran for a career-high 247 yards and four touchdowns – three in the second half to break open a close game – and West Virginia won its 13th straight win.

White, who had just 15 carries, broke his own Big East and school records for rushing by a quarterback and nearly doubled his output for the season.

No. 7 Louisville 23, Cincinnati 17

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Brian Brohm threw for 324 yards and a touchdown in his first game in nearly a month, but Louisville had to hang on for a victory.

Brohm, back in the lineup after injuring his throwing hand in a win over Miami on Sept. 16, looked rusty at times as the nation’s top ranked offense struggled. Cincinnati held the Cardinals (6-0, 1-0 Big East) 21 points below their scoring average and had a chance for an upset in the final minutes.

The Bearcats’ Dustin Grutza threw for 129 yards and two scores and ran for 75 more, most of them coming on a frantic drive in the final two minutes.

No. 10 California 21, Washington State 3

PULLMAN, Wash. – Marshawn Lynch ran for 152 yards and two touchdowns and No. 10 California won in Martin Stadium for the first time in 27 years, beating Washington State 21-3 on Saturday.

California’s high scoring offense was overshadowed by the defense and special teams, which set up TDs with a blocked punt and an interception. The Golden Bears (6-1, 4-0 Pac-10) also bottled up the Cougars’ running game.

No. 11 Auburn 27, No. 2 Florida 17

AUBURN, Ala. – That merciless Southeastern Conference claimed another victim: No. 2 Florida.

Auburn scored on a blocked punt, a last-play fumble and a safety to beat the Gators 27-17 on Saturday night and leave the powerhouse conference without an unbeaten team.

The Tigers (6-1, 4-1) failed to score an offensive touchdown. Instead, they turned in a dominant defensive performance in the second half and benefited from Leak’s fumble deep in Auburn territory that killed a chance for at least a go-ahead field goal.

No. 14 LSU 49, Kentucky 0

BATON ROUGE, La. – Dwayne Bowe caught three touchdown passes to move into second-place on LSU’s career list, highlighting a 49-0 victory over Kentucky on Saturday night.

Bowe caught six passes for 111 yards to spearhead the No. 14 Tigers’ fifth blowout in as many home games. His first two touchdown receptions, thrown by JaMarcus Russell, went for 7 and 48 yards. Backup quarterback Matt Flynn threw the last from 8 yards out in the third quarter, making the score 42-0.

Vanderbilt 24, No. 16 Georgia 22

ATHENS, Ga. – Bryant Hahnfeldt kicked a 33-yard field goal with 2 seconds remaining and Vanderbilt pulled off a stunning upset between the hedges.

It seemed the Bulldogs (5-2, 2-2 SEC) would manage a lackluster victory when Tony Taylor returned an interception 24 yards for a touchdown with just under 91/2 minutes remaining for a 22-21 lead.

But Georgia failed on the 2-point conversion, and Andy Bailey missed a 37-yard field goal with about 5 minutes left that would have forced Vanderbilt (3-4, 1-3) to go for a touchdown on its final possession.

No. 17 Arkansas 63, Southeast Missouri St. 7

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Darren McFadden ran 52 yards for a touchdown on Arkansas’ first offensive play, and the Razorbacks rolled to their most lopsided victory in more than 30 years.

Arkansas (5-1) was in the Top 25 this week for the first time since 2003, and the Hogs looked the part while dismantling the Division I-AA Redhawks (3-3). McFadden finished with 71 yards on only six carries, and Felix Jones had 106 on just five, including an 85-yard touchdown in the second quarter.

No. 18 Oregon 30, UCLA 20

EUGENE, Ore. – Dennis Dixon threw for 144 yards and two touchdowns and Oregon rebounded from a humbling loss with a solid victory.

Brian Paysinger had four catches for 105 yards and the Ducks (5-1, 3-1 Pac-10) while Jonathan Stewart ran for 121 yards.

Going into the game, UCLA (4-2, 2-2) led the Pac-10 and was ranked second nationally in run defense, allowing an average of just 50 yards a game. But Ducks ran for 256 yards.

Texas A&M 25, No. 19 Missouri 19

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Jorvorskie Lane ran for 127 yards and a touchdown and Texas A&M denied Missouri its best start in 46 years by handing the Tigers’ their first loss.

Stephen McGee was 19-for-23 for 183 yards and a touchdown for the Aggies, who beat a ranked opponent at home for the first time in six tries under coach Dennis Franchione.

No. 23 Oklahoma 34, Iowa St. 9

NORMAN, Okla. – Adrian Peterson’s first game in front of his father may have been the Oklahoma star tailback’s final game of the season.

A Heisman Trophy hopeful, Peterson broke his collarbone on a fourth-quarter dive into the end zone during the 23rd-ranked Sooners’ 34-9 victory over Iowa State on Saturday.

The injury occurred at the end of a 53-yard touchdown run with about 6:40 left in the game. The junior ran for 183 yards and two touchdowns playing for the first time in years before his father, who had spent about eight years in federal prison for money laundering.

No. 24 Rutgers 34, Navy 0

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Mike Teel threw a career-high three touchdown passes, and Rutgers improved to 6-0 for the first time in 30 years.

The Scarlet Knights limited the nation’s top-ranked rushing offense to 113 yards on 50 carries.

Navy (5-2) had been averaging 350.5 yards on the ground and had not been shut out since a 38-0 defeat against Connecticut in 2002.

No. 25 Wisconsin 48, Minnesota 12

MADISON, Wis. – John Stocco threw four touchdown passes and P.J. Hill ran for two scores and Wisconsin retained Paul Bunyan’s Axe.

Wisconsin (6-1, 3-1 Big Ten) wasted little time turning the 242-pound Hill loose, and the redshirt freshman responded with 164 yards on 25 carries to help produce the biggest margin of victory in the last 23 meetings.

Minnesota (2-5, 0-4) had no answer early for Hill or late for Stocco, who went 12-of-19 for 191 yards and had TD passes of 8, 2, 40 and 4 yards.


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