TEXAS, Sporting Alert – College football top 25 scores, box scores and results from the games that took place on Week 4 weekend on Saturday (26).
NO. 1 Ohio State 38, Western Michigan 12
COLUMBUS, OH — Quarterback Cardale Jones threw for a career-high 288 yards and two touchdowns in leading No. 1 Ohio State defeated Western Michigan, 38-12 at Ohio Stadium in college football action on Saturday.
The red-shirt junior who was pulled from the lineup at halftime against Northern Illinois, was 19 of 33 in passing attempts and an interception for the Buckeyes (4-0), while Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 124 yards and a touchdown in the victory as well.
Curtis Samuel ran for a 40-yard touchdown and Michael Thomas and Jalin Marshall both caught touchdown passes in the first half, while Adolphus Washington intercepted a Zach Terrell pass and returned it for a 20 yard TD, as the defending national champions looked much better, offensively, in Week 4.
Daniel Braverman had 10 catches for 123 yards and a score and Terrell finished with 18 of 33 for 169 for two touchdowns and one interception.
NO. 8 LSU 34, SYRACUSE 24
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Star running back Leonard Fournette rushed for a career-high 244 yards, the most by a player on the road in team history, and No. 8 LSU beat Syracuse 34-24 in their college football game on Saturday.
The performance by Fournette, who had 26 carries on the day also scored two touchdowns, including one for 62 yards in the third quarter.
Cornerback Tre’Davious White returned a punt 69 yards for a score, Malachi Dupre also scored a touchdown and Trent Domingue made two field goals in the victory for the Tigers (3-0), who scored 17 third quarter points.
Brandon Harris went 8 of 16 on passes for 157 yards and a touchdown.
Zack Mahoney was 16 of 38 for 154 yards and threw three touchdown passes in the defeat for Syracuse (3-1).
NO. 2 MICHIGAN STATE 30, CENTRAL MICHIGAN 10
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Gerald Holmes rushed for two fourth-quarter touchdowns and Madre London ran for 73 yards and a score and No. 2 Michigan State (4-0) beat Central Michigan, 30-10 at Spartan Stadium.
Connor Cook completed 11 of 19 passes for 143 yards and a touchdown for the Spartans, who have now scored at least 30 points in a school-record 12 consecutive outings.
NO. 7 GEORGIA 48, SOUTHERN 6
ATHENS, Ga. — Nick Chubb ran for 131 yards and two touchdowns, caught another TD pass and Sony Michel ran for 75 yards and two scores to lead No. 7 Georgia past Southern, 48-6 at Sanford Stadium.
Chubb, who scored both his TDs in the third quarter, finished with at least 100 yards rushing in a game for the 22th consecutive contest – matching Herschel Walker’s program record – as the Bulldogs start the season 4-0 for the first time since 2012.
Greyson Lambert finished with 9 of 10 on passes for 146 yards and two touchdowns and Malcolm Mitchell took five catches for 96 yards and a score in the win for the SEC East outfits.
NO. 18 UTAH 62, NO. 13 OREGON 20
EUGENE, Ore. — Travis Wilson threw for 227 yards and four touchdowns and ran 100 yards and another score to lead No. 18 Utah to a shocking 62-20 victory over No. 13 Oregon on Saturday night in the Pac-12 conference opener for both schools.
The senior quarterback, who returned from a left shoulder injury that forced him to miss the win over Fresno State, went 18 of 30 on passes for the Utes (4-0), who handed the Ducks (2-2) its worst defeat at home since 1977.
Britain Covey took three catches for 55 yards and two touchdowns, with Kenneth Scott and Kendal Thompson each scoring as well for Utah, which was scoring its most points against a Pac-12 opponent since entering the league in 2011.
The Utes, who scored 49 combined points in the third (21) and fourth (28) quarters, tallied 530 total yards in Saturday night’s win.
Jeff Lockie, who replaced starter Vernon Adams Jr. at quarterback in the second quarter, completed 10 of 20 passes for 139 yards and a touchdown, but threw two interceptions in the defeat for Oregon.
Adams, who was questionable for the game with a broken index finger on his throwing hand, started, but made way for Lockie after going 2 of 7 for 26 yards and throwing a touchdown pass to Royce Freeman for 13 yds.
The Ducks, who came into the contest as favourites, ended the night allowing the most ever in Eugene.
NCAA COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCORES AND BOX SCORE
WEEK 4 SCHEDULED WEEKEND
NO. 1 OHIO STATE 38, WESTERN MICHIGAN 12 | Box Score
NO. 2 MICHIGAN STATE 30, CENTRAL MICHIGAN 10 | Box Score
No. 3 TCU 55, TEXAS TECH 52
NO. 3 MISSISSIPPI 27, VANDERBILT 16
NO. 5 BAYLOR 70, RICE 17 | Box Score
NO. 6 NOTRE DAME 62, MASSACHUSETTS 27 | Box Score
NO. 7 GEORGIA 48, SOUTHERN 6 | Box Score
NO. 8 LSU 34, SYRACUSE 24 | Box Score
NO. 9 UCLA 56, NO. 16 ARIZONA 30
NO. 12 ALABAMA 34, LOUISIANA-MONROE 0 | Box Score
NO. 14 TEXAS A&M 28, ARKANSAS 21, OT
NO. 18 UTAH 62, NO. 13 OREGON 20 | Box Score
DUKE 34, NO. 20 GEORGIA TECH 20 | Box Score
MICHIGAN 31, NO. 22 BYU 0 | Box Score
NO. 22 WISCONSIN 28, HAWAII 0
NO. 24 OKLAHOMA STATE 30, TEXAS 27 | Box Score
KENTUCKY 21, NO. 25 MISSOURI 13