DALLAS, Sporting Alert – College Football AP Top 25 scores and results from the games that took place in Week 9 on Saturday, October 29.
No. 2 Michigan and No. 4 Washington were both among the teams picking up wins this weekend to remain in the hunt for a college football playoffs spot.
In a Big Ten rivalry showdown at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing, Amara Darboh took eight catches for a career-high 165 yards and De’Veon Smith ran for two scored to help the in-form Michigan beat Michigan State 32-23.
Wilton Speight threw for 244 yards for the Wolverines (8-0, 5-0 Big Ten) in the victory.
Michigan State had perhaps its best outing during the current six-game skid and Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh was happy his team managed to come away with a win.
“We were tested in all phases,” Harbaugh was quoted as saying by the Associated Press.
“We were sure that was going to be the case and our guys made the plays throughout the ballgame.
“From start to finish, our guys made a few more plays. It was a good tight game and good for our guys to be tested that way.”
LJ Scott ran 22 times for 139 yards and a score for the Spartans (2-6), who were losing for the sixth straight time.
“I’m going to keep scratching for every inch and every point that we can possibly get, so when there’s one second on the clock, we’re going to go for two,” Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio said, according to AP.
“At that point in time, we’re probably losing the game. I don’t see any foreseeable way that we can scoop up a ball, because it’s not legal to scoop up a ball and score on an onside kick.
“So we went for two. It’s unfortunate it ended in a big celebration for them.”
No. 4 Washington (8-0, 5-0 PAC-12) stayed unbeaten on the season as well after Dante Pettis returned a punt 58 yards for a touchdown to help the Huskies hold off No. 17 Utah 31-24.
With the scores tied at 24-24, Pettis took down the punt, raced towards the far sideline, before skipping away from a tackle and out-paced the Utes’ defenders for the go-ahead score for Washington with 3:25 left.
Star quarterback Jake Browning stayed in the Heisman Trophy discussion when he threw for 186 yards and touchdown passes to John Ross, and Myles Gaskin ran for 151 and a score for the Huskies.
College Football AP Top 25 Scores
Saturday, October 29
No. 2 Michigan 32 Michigan State 23
No. 3 Clemson 37, No. 12 Florida State 34
No. 4 Washington 31, No. 17 Utah 24
No. 5 Louisville 32 Virginia 25
No. 6 Ohio State 24, Northwestern 20
No. 7 Nebraska 17, No. 11 Wisconsin 23 (OT)
Texas 35, No. 8 Baylor 34
No. 9 Texas 52, New Mexico State 10
Oklahoma State 37, No. 10 West Virginia 20
Wyoming 30, No. 13 Boise State 28
No. 14 Florida 24, Georgia 10
No. 15 Auburn 40, Ole Miss 29
No. 18 Tennessee 21, South Carolina 21
No. 24 Penn State 62, Purdue 24
Friday, October 28
South Florida 52, No. 22 Navy 45
Thursday, October 27
No. 25 Virginia Tech 39, Pittsburgh 36