TOP 25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL FINALS
September 16, 2012Eastern Indiana Sports
Final Score: (1) Alabama 52, Arkansas 0
Fayetteville, AR (Sports Network) - Eddie Lacy scored three rushing touchdowns, AJ McCarron added another score through the air and the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide opened SEC play with a 52-0 road win over the reeling Arkansas Razorbacks.
Final Score: (21) Stanford 21, (2) Southern California 14
Stanford, CA (Sports Network) - Josh Nunes had big shoes to fill in place of No. 1 draft pick Andrew Luck. The senior delivered in a big way Saturday by hitting Zach Ertz with the go- ahead 37-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter, lifting 21st-ranked Stanford to a 21-14 victory over No. 2 Southern California.
Final Score: (3) LSU 63, Idaho 14
Baton Rouge, LA (Sports Network) - Ronald Martin had two interceptions and ran one in for a touchdown, while Kenny Hilliard ran for a pair of scores in No. 3 LSU's 63-14 rout of Idaho.
Final Score: (4) Oregon 63, Tennessee Tech 14
Eugene, OR (Sports Network) - Marcus Mariota threw for 308 yards and four touchdowns, as No. 4 Oregon trounced Tennessee Tech, 63-14, in the Ducks' final warmup before their Pac-12 opener.
Final Score: (5) Florida State 52, Wake Forest 0
Tallahassee, FL (Sports Network) - Chris Thompson racked up 197 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns on just nine carries, as the No. 5 Florida State Seminoles rolled over Wake Forest, 52-0, at Doak Campbell Stadium.
Final Score: (7) Georgia 56, Florida Atlantic 20
Athens, GA (Sports Network) - Aaron Murray threw for a career-high 342 yards and a pair of touchdowns on Saturday and No. 7 Georgia routed Florida Atlantic, 56-20, at Sanford Stadium. Murray completed 14-of-19 passes with an interception and added two rushing touchdowns as the Bulldogs (3-0) stretched their regular-season win streak to 13 games.
Final Score: (8) South Carolina 49, UAB 6
Columbia, SC (Sports Network) - Dylan Thompson completed 5-of-10 passes for 177 yards and threw for two touchdowns to lead eighth-ranked South Carolina to a 49-6 win over Alabama-Birmingham on Saturday.
Final Score: (9) West Virginia 42, James Madison 12
Landover, MD (Sports Network) - Geno Smith threw for 411 yards and five touchdowns on 34-of-39 passing and Stedman Bailey caught 13 passes for 173 yards and three touchdowns as ninth-ranked West Virginia dismantled James Madison, 42-12, on Saturday.
Final Score: (11) Clemson 41, Furman 7
Clemson, SC (Sports Network) - Tajh Boyd threw for two touchdowns and Andre Ellington added two more scores on the ground, as the 11th-ranked Clemson Tigers dispatched Furman, 41-7, at Memorial Stadium.
Final Score: (12) Ohio State 35, California 28
Columbus, OH (Sports Network) - Braxton Miller threw a 72-yard touchdown pass to Devin Smith late in the fourth quarter to lift 12th-ranked Ohio State to a 35-28 victory over California. Miller led the Buckeyes to their first two victories primarily with his legs, rushing for 161 yards in the opener against Miami-Ohio and 141 yards last week against UCF.
Final Score: Pittsburgh 35, (13) Virginia Tech 17
Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Tino Sunseri threw three touchdown passes, Ray Graham scored three times and the Pittsburgh Panthers earned their first win with a 35-17 victory over the 13th-ranked Virginia Tech Hokies at Heinz Field.
Final Score: (15) Kansas State 35, North Texas 21
Manhattan, KS (Sports Network) - Collin Klein threw for 230 yards with two touchdowns and an interception and added 85 yards and a score on the ground as No. 15 Kansas State downed North Texas, 35-21, on Saturday.
Final Score: (16) TCU 20, Kansas 6
Lawrence, KS (Sports Network) - Brandon Carter caught a pair of touchdown passes from Casey Pachall, as the 16th-ranked TCU Horned Frogs claimed a 20-6 victory over the Kansas Jayhawks. The Horned Frogs overcame four turnovers to win their Big 12 Conference debut.
Final Score: (17) Michigan 63, Massachusetts 13
Ann Arbor, MI (Sports Network) - Denard Robinson scored three of Michigan's six first-half touchdowns, as the 17th-ranked Wolverines crushed the Massachusetts Minutemen, 63-13, at Michigan Stadium.
Final Score: (18) Florida 37, (23) Tennessee 20
Knoxville, TN (Sports Network) - Jeff Driskel threw a pair of touchdown passes and ran for 81 yards, leading the 18th-ranked Florida Gators past No. 23 Tennessee, 37-20. In back-to-back weeks, the Gators (3-0, 2-0 SEC) won on the road against a conference opponent, beating Texas A&M last Saturday.
Final Score: (19) Louisville 39, North Carolina 34
Louisville, KY (Sports Network) - For a while it looked like another Louisville blowout victory, but the Cardinals had to hold off a furious fourth-quarter charge from North Carolina to notch their first 3-0 start since 2006. Teddy Bridgewater tossed three first-half touchdowns and No. 19 Louisville took a 39-34 win over the Tar Heels on Saturday.
Final Score: (20) Notre Dame 20, (10) Michigan State 3
East Lansing, MI (Sports Network) - Everett Golson passed for a touchdown and ran one in as 20th-ranked Notre Dame took a 20-3 win over No. 10 Michigan State.