COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Jerrell Jackson spun free from a knot of tacklers on a 38-yard reception for the go-ahead score, sparking a 16-point fourth quarter that helped No. 18 Missouri upend the top team in the BCS standings with a 36-27 victory over error-prone Oklahoma.
The third-ranked Sooners (6-1, 2-1 Big 12) committed three costly turnovers, out of character considering they had only five giveaways the first six games. Two of the turnovers led to 10 points and the other squelched a drive deep in Missouri territory, and the Sooners also missed a chip-shot field goal.
An 86-yard scoring return Gahn McGaffie on the opening kickoff added to that edge as the Tigers (7-0, 3-0) ended a seven-game losing streak in a lopsided series dating to 1998, and beat the Sooners for only the second time in the last 21 meetings overall.
No. 4 TCU 38, Air Force 7.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Ed Wesley had a career-high 209 yards and two touchdowns, and the TCU defense stiffened after giving up its first October touchdown, leading the No. 4 Horned Frogs to a 38-7 victory over Air Force.
Wesley had more yards by himself than the nation's No. 1 rushing offense as the Frogs piled up 377 yards on the ground, 30 more than the Falcons averaged coming in.
Air Force (5-3, 3-2 Mountain West) answered a TCU touchdown on the opening possession by driving 89 yards against a TCU defense that had allowed just three points in the previous three games.
The Falcons didn't do much more, though, while the Frogs (8-0, 4-0) just kept rolling. Both of Wesley's scores came in the second half, and TCU finished with 562 total yards.
No. 5 Auburn 24, No. 6 LSU 17.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Cam Newton ran for 217 yards and Onterio McCalebb sprinted 70 yards for the go-ahead score with 5:05 left to lift No. 5 Auburn to a 24-17 victory over No. 6 LSU.
The host Tigers (8-0, 5-0 Southeastern Conference) moved on as the powerful league's last unbeaten team. LSU (7-1, 4-1) finally had a Les Miles gamble backfire in an adventurous season.
Newton didn't do anything to set back his Heisman Trophy candidacy against the SEC's top defense. He ran for two touchdowns and broke the league's single-season rushing mark for a quarterback of 1,006 yards by Auburn's Jimmy Sidle in 1963. He also topped Heisman winner Pat Sullivan's 40-year-old school mark of 26 TDs rushing and passing in a season.
Miles opted to go for it on fourth-and-6 from LSU's 30 with 3:27 left. Jarrett Lee tried to scramble for it but was stopped well short by Neiko Thorpe.
No. 7 Alabama 41, Tennessee 10.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Trent Richardson's 65-yard touchdown run and 5-yard touchdown reception were part of 28 unanswered second-half points as No. 7 Alabama beat Tennessee 41-10.
Greg McElroy completed 21 of 32 for 264 yards, mostly to Julio Jones, who set an Alabama single-game record with 221 yards on 12 catches.
Alabama came out of halftime with only a 13-10 lead after a sluggish first half, but wasted no time in the third quarter. The Tide got three straight first downs on its opening drive before Mark Ingram scored on a 1-yard run.
Richardson finished with 119 yards on 12 carries. The Crimson Tide got its fourth straight win over Tennessee for the first time since 1992.
No. 8 Michigan State 35, Northwestern 27.
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Kirk Cousins threw for 331 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 8 Michigan State rallied to beat Northwestern 35-27 and remain unbeaten.
B.J. Cunningham made an acrobatic grab for the go-ahead touchdown with two minutes left. Edwin Baker added a 25-yard scoring run and Eric Gordon intercepted Dan Persa to seal a wild win.
Playing out of state for the first time this season, the Spartans scored 28 points in the second half. They trailed the entire way until Cunningham's grab with two minutes left on a ball that he and Northwestern's Brian Peters tipped in the end zone.
No. 9 Utah 59, Colorado State 6.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Jordan Wynn threw for 321 yards and three touchdowns in drizzly weather and No. 9 Utah thrashed Colorado State 59-6.
The sophomore quarterback went 23 of 29 and reached the 300-yard mark for the third time in his career. With the game in hand, Wynn didn't play after Matt Asiata's rushing touchdown pushed Utah to a 38-6 lead midway through the third quarter.
The Utes (4-0 Mountain West Conference) ran their record to 7-0 for the third time in the last seven years. In the 1994 and 1998 seasons, the Utes went undefeated and won BCS bowl games.
Pete Thomas threw for 185 yards and the Rams (2-6, 1-3 MWC) were able to move the ball against Utah in the first half but could only net two field goals after getting inside Utah's 10 twice.
No. 10 Wisconsin 31, Iowa 30.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Montee Ball ran 8 yards for a touchdown with 1:06 left and No. 10 Wisconsin rallied to beat No. 13 Iowa 31-30.
Scott Tolzien threw for 205 yards and a touchdown, John Clay added a pair of touchdowns for the Badgers (7-1, 3-1 Big Ten), who kept their final drive alive by converting a fake punt deep in their own territory.
Punter Brad Nortman ran 17 yards on fourth down from his own 26 with Wisconsin trailing 30-24. The Badgers converted another fourth down with 3:23 left and Ball capped an 80-yard drive with the game-winning score, barely breaking with goal line with an outstretched arm hold the ball.
Iowa (5-2, 2-1) took a 30-24 lead on Michael Meyer's 40-yard field goal with 8:35 left.
Iowa's final drive ended when Adam Robinson failed to get out of bounds before time expired.
No. 11 Ohio St. 49, Purdue 0.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Terrelle Pryor threw for three scores, Dan Herron ran for two and No. 11 Ohio State showed it was over its Wisconsin hangover with a 49-0 victory over Purdue.
The beat-up Buckeyes (7-1, 3-1 Big Ten) also got redemption for a stunning 26-18 upset a year ago at Purdue, along with last week's 31-18 defeat in Madison that toppled them from No. 1.
Purdue (4-3, 2-1), which had won four of five despite losing its front-line quarterback, tailback and wide receiver, couldn't muster anything against the Buckeyes, who were without leading tackler Ross Homan (foot).
The Boilermakers didn't exceed 100 yards in total offense until their final possession.
No. 12 Stanford 38, Washington State 28.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Andrew Luck threw for 190 yards and three touchdowns to help No. 12 Stanford beat Washington State 38-28 to to 6-and-1 — its best record after seven games in 40 years.
Stepfan Taylor ran for 142 yards and two touchdowns for the Cardinal (6-1, 3-1 Pac-10), who hadn't won six of seven to open a season since Heisman Trophy winner Jim Plunkett helped them do it in 1970 on the way to the Rose Bowl.
Luck went 20 for 28 with touchdown passes to Ryan Whalen, Doug Baldwin and Coby Fleener — the fourth time this season he's thrown for at least three TDs.
The Cougars (1-7, 0-5 Pac-10) lost for the third straight week to a ranked opponent, following losses to Oregon and Arizona. Washington State has lost 16 straight games against Football Bowl Subdivision teams and 14 straight in the Pac-10.
No. 14 Nebraska 51, No. 17 Oklahoma St. 41.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Taylor Martinez set a Nebraska freshman record with 323 yards passing and threw a career-high five touchdown passes and the 14th-ranked Cornhuskers knocked No. 17 Oklahoma State from the ranks of the unbeatens, 51-41.
Martinez, who came in trailing only Michigan's Denard Robinson in yards rushing by a quarterback, showed off his arm while also running for 112 yards on 19 carries.
Brandon Kinnie caught the first three touchdown passes of his career, including an 8-yard lob from Martinez that made it 51-34 in the final 5 minutes.
Oklahoma State's Kendall Hunter ran for 201 yards, but Nebraska (6-1, 2-1 Big 12) forced the Cowboys (6-1, 2-1) to go three-and-out on three of their four drives in the second half while pulling ahead.
No. 15 Arizona 44, Washington 14.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Nic Grigsby and Keola Antolin ran for two touchdowns apiece, Matt Scott had no trouble replacing Nick Foles and No. 15 Arizona easily handled up-and-down Washington 44-14 Saturday night.
Arizona (6-1, 3-1 Pac-10) overcame occasionally poor tackling with a balanced offense and by harassing Jake Locker into an ineffective game.
Scott held his own after Foles went down with a knee injury last week against Washington State and looked like he was the starter all along against the other Evergreen State school. He threw for 233 yards and two touchdowns, including a fumble-the-snap, 21-yard heave to Juron Criner in the fourth quarter, and added 65 yards on seven carries.
Washington (3-4, 2-2) continued its season-long, win-one, lose-one pattern, following last week's thrilling double-overtime victory over then-No. 24 Oregon State with a defensive clunker.
No. 19 South Carolina 21, Vanderbilt 7.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Brian Maddox rushed for a career-high 146 yards and the game-clinching touchdown to lead No. 19 South Carolina to a difficult 21-7 win over Vanderbilt for coach Steve Spurrier's 40th victory with the Gamecocks.
The win snapped South Carolina's seven-game Southeastern Conference road losing streak that dated back to 2008 and put the Gamecocks (5-2, 3-2) in first place in the SEC East. South Carolina had lost two of the last three to Vanderbilt (2-5, 1-3).
Syracuse 19, No. 20 West Virginia 14.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Ryan Nassib threw a touchdown pass, Ross Krautman kicked four field goals and Syracuse scored nine points off turnovers in shocking No. 20 West Virginia 19-14.
Syracuse (5-2, 2-1 Big East) snapped an eight-game losing streak to West Virginia (5-2, 1-1). The Orange made a remarkable turnaround on defense after being throttled at home by Pittsburgh 45-14 last week.
West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith threw three first-half interceptions and was sacked five times. He entered the game completing 68 percent of his passes, but looked confused by Syracuse's blitz.
Syracuse failed to reach the end zone four times after moving inside the West Virginia 15 in the first half. But those ensuing field goals turned out to be enough.
Neither team scored after halftime.
No. 21 Arkansas 38, Mississippi 24.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Knile Davis ran for 176 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 21 Arkansas weathered two delays to beat former coach Houston Nutt and Mississippi 38-24.
The Razorbacks (5-2, 2-2 SEC) also got a 97-yard punt return for a touchdown from Joe Adams in rebounding from a loss to Auburn last week. The game was delayed twice by lightning that sent fans and both teams scurrying for cover.
Arkansas led throughout the game, but the Rebels (3-4, 1-3) twice pulled within a touchdown in the fourth quarter after a two scoring passes from Jeremiah Masoli to Markeith Summers.
Both times, however, Davis answered with touchdown runs for the Razorbacks — the first from 71 yards out and the second from 22.
Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett, returning from a concussion sustained last week, finished 13-of-24 passing for 196 yards before leaving the game in the second half.
Iowa State 28, No. 22 Texas 21.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Austen Arnaud passed for two touchdowns, Alexander Robinson ran for 120 yards and two scores and Iowa State put another home loss on No. 22 Texas, 28-21.
The Longhorns, back home for the first time since a 34-12 loss to UCLA on Sept. 25, dropped a second straight in Austin for the first time since 1997. This one came against an Iowa State defense that had given up 120 points the previous two games.
The Cyclones (4-4, 2-2 Big 12) got their first win over Texas (4-3, 2-2) with the defense forcing four turnovers by Longhorns quarterback Garrett Gilbert.
Gilbert passed for two touchdowns and ran for a 2-point conversion in a desperate fourth-quarter rally that pulled Texas back from a 28-6 deficit.
No. 23 Virginia Tech 44, Virginia 7.
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Tyrod Taylor threw for 280 yards and three touchdowns and No. 23 Virginia Tech rolled to a 44-7 victory over Duke.
Taylor was 13 of 17 passing and finished with 327 yards of total offense, putting him less than 100 away from becoming the school's career leader.
Ryan Williams, a first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference running back a year ago, returned after missing four games with a hamstring injury. He only played two series but scored on a 1-yard run in the first q3uarter as the Hokies (6-2, 4-0) opened a 27-0 lead by halftime.
Duke's lone score came on Jay Hollingsworth's 6-yard run in the third quarter. The Blue Devils finished with just 208 yards of total offense.
No. 24 Mississippi State 29, UAB 24.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Freshman LaDarius Perkins rushed for 131 yards and a touchdown as No. 24 Mississippi State survived an upset scare to beat Alabama-Birmingham 29-24.
Playing as a nationally ranked team for the first time since 2001, the Bulldogs won their fifth straight game, which is the program's longest streak since 1999. They also earned bowl eligibility for the first time in three seasons and only the second time in decade.
But it wasn't easy.
UAB (2-5) pushed Mississippi State (6-2) all night, rallying to take a 24-23 lead with 10:16 remaining in the game after quarterback Bryan Ellis rushed for a 1-yard touchdown. Ellis also completed 23 of 45 passes for 236 yards and a touchdown.
But MSU's Derek DePasquale responded with two field goals — his fourth and fifth of the night — as the Bulldogs hung on for the victory.
No. 25 Miami 33, North Carolina 10.
MIAMI (AP) — Jacory (juh-KOHR'-ee) Harris threw three touchdown passes to move into second place on Miami's career list, Damien Berry ran for his fourth straight game of 100-plus yards and the 25th-ranked Hurricanes scored 30 straight points to easily get past North Carolina 33-10.
Berry finished with 109 yards and a touchdown for the Hurricanes (5-2, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference). LaRon Byrd, Travis Benjamin and Leonard Hankerson had touchdown catches for Miami and Sean Spence forced a key fumble in the opening quarter to deny North Carolina a touchdown.
Johnny White had a 76-yard touchdown run for North Carolina (4-3, 2-2), the longest carry for the Tar Heels in more than nine years. White's score gave North Carolina a 10-3 lead in the second quarter, before Miami took over and denied the Tar Heels' bid for their first five-game winning streak since 2001.
Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.