TOP 25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL
September 30, 2012INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
Final Score: (1) Alabama 33, Ole Miss 14
Tuscaloosa, AL (Sports Network) - AJ McCarron threw a pair of touchdown passes to Amari Cooper and No. 1 Alabama handled Ole Miss, 33-14, on Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
Final Score: (2) Oregon 51, Washington State 26
Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Kenjon Barner ran for three touchdowns and caught another as No. 2 Oregon pounded Washington State, 51-26, on Saturday.
Final Score: (3) LSU 38, Towson 22
Baton Rouge, LA (Sports Network) - Zach Mettenberger threw a pair of touchdown passes to Odell Beckham and third-ranked LSU overcame early mistakes to beat Towson, 38-22, Saturday night.
Final Score: (4) Florida State 30, South Florida 17
Tampa, FL (Sports Network) - E.J. Manuel threw for 242 yards and a touchdown and keyed a third-quarter surge that kept No. 4 Florida State unbeaten with a 30-17 victory over South Florida Saturday at Raymond James Stadium.
Final Score: (5) Georgia 51, Tennessee 44
Athens, GA (Sports Network) - Todd Gurley rushed for 130 yards and three touchdowns and Keith Marshall added two touchdowns on 164 rushing yards as No. 5 Georgia outlasted Tennessee, 51-44, at Sanford Stadium.
Final Score: (6) South Carolina 38, Kentucky 17
Lexington, KY (Sports Network) - Marcus Lattimore rushed for 120 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries as No. 6 South Carolina used a dominant second half to take a 38-17 victory over Kentucky on Saturday.
Final Score: (9) West Virginia 70, (25) Baylor 63
Morgantown, WV (Sports Network) - Geno Smith had a record-breaking performance in West Virginia's Big 12 debut. Smith set school marks with eye-popping totals of 656 passing yards and eight touchdown throws as the ninth-ranked Mountaineers prevailed, 70-63, in a shootout with the No. 25 Baylor Bears.
Final Score: (12) Texas 41, Oklahoma State 36
Stillwater, OK (Sports Network) - Joe Bergeron scored the game-winning touchdown with 29 seconds remaining as the 12th-ranked Texas Longhorns edged Oklahoma State, 41-36, at Boone Pickens Stadium on Saturday.
Final Score: (14) Ohio State 17, (20) Michigan State 16
East Lansing, MI (Sports Network) - Sophomore quarterback Braxton Miller showed he could do more than just run the ball, and the much-maligned Ohio State defense held standout Michigan State running back Le'Veon Bell in check as Urban Meyer won his Big Ten opener.
Final Score: (15) TCU 24, SMU 16
Dallas, TX (Sports Network) - Casey Pachall tossed a pair of touchdown passes and Matthew Tucker rushed for 56 yards and a score as No. 15 TCU overcame heavy rain and held off SMU, 24-16, on Saturday.
Final Score: (17) Clemson 45, Boston College 31
Chestnut Hill, MA (Sports Network) - Tajh Boyd threw for three touchdowns and added another on the ground, as the No. 17 Clemson Tigers defeated Boston College, 45-31, to capture their first conference victory of the season.
Final Score: (18) Oregon State 38, Arizona 35
Tucson, AZ (Sports Network) - Sean Mannion threw for three scores, including a 9-yard connection to Connor Hamlett with 1:09 left in the fourth quarter, to lift 18th-ranked Oregon State to a 38-35 win over Arizona.
Final Score: (19) Louisville 21, Southern Miss 17
Hattiesburg, MS (Sports Network) - Senorise Perry's 14-yard touchdown run with 5:35 to play led 19th-ranked Louisville to a 21-17 win over Southern Miss in a wet matchup Saturday night.
Final Score: (22) Nebraska 30, Wisconsin 27
Lincoln, NE (Sports Network) - Brett Maher kicked a 41-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter, and 22nd-ranked Nebraska rallied from a 17-point deficit to shock Wisconsin, 30-27, in the Big Ten opener for both teams.
Final Score: (24) Boise State 32, New Mexico 29
Albuquerque, NM (Sports Network) - Joe Southwick threw for 311 yards and three touchdowns on 24-of-34 efficiency as No. 24 Boise State opened its Mountain West Conference slate with a 32-29 win over New Mexico.