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Audric Estime ran for a 30-yard touchdown with 31 seconds left as No. 11 Notre Dame drove 95 yards to pull out a 21-14 victory against No. 17 Duke on Saturday night in Durham, N.C.
With the Fighting Irish trailing by one, quarterback Sam Hartman's 17-yard scramble on fourth-and-16 set up the winning points. Estime rushed for 81 yards and two touchdowns. Hartman, who hit Rico Flores Jr. for the two-point conversion for the game's last points, finished 15-for-30 for 222 yards.
Riley Leonard threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Moore with 9:17 remaining for Duke's first lead of the game after the extra-point kick. The Blue Devils (4-1) were seconds away from a second September stunner against a traditional power after opening the season by beating Clemson.
Notre Dame (5-1), which led 13-0 deep in the third quarter, was in danger of losing for the second week in a row. The Irish failed to keep visiting Ohio State out of the end zone in the waning seconds last Saturday.
No. 1 Georgia 27, Auburn 20
Riding a huge second half from All-American tight end Brock Bowers and two touchdown runs by Daijun Edwards, the Bulldogs avoided what would have been their first loss in nearly two years and rallied to beat the host Tigers.
The Bulldogs trailed 10-0 after the first quarter. Bowers had two receptions for nine yards in the first half but finished leading all players in receptions (8) and yards (157) and was the only player to catch a touchdown for the Bulldogs (5-0, 2-0 SEC).
Despite a first-quarter interception, Carson Beck completed 23 of 33 passes for 313 yards. He connected with Bowers for the game-winning, 40-yard score with 2:52 to go in the game. Payton Thorne (team-high 92 yards) led an Auburn rushing attack that ran for 219 yards. He added 82 yards passing. Jarquez Hunter added 19 carries for 59 yards and a score for the Tigers (3-2, 0-2).
No. 2 Michigan 45, Nebraska 7
J.J. McCarthy passed for two touchdowns, both to Roman Wilson, and rushed for another as the Wolverines pounded the Cornhuskers at Lincoln, Neb.
McCarthy completed 12 of 16 passes for 156 yards for Michigan (5-0, 2-0 Big Ten). Wilson caught four passes for 58 yards in Michigan's first road test.
Nebraska quarterback Heinrich Haarberg completed 14 of 25 passes for 199 yards and was intercepted once. Billy Kemp caught four passes for 61 yards for the Cornhusker (2-3, 0-2).
No. 3 Texas 40, No. 24 Kansas 14
Jonathon Brooks ran for a career-high 217 yards and two touchdowns as the Longhorns ran up and down the field on the short-handed Jayhawks in Austin, Texas.
Quinn Ewers passed for 325 yards and a touchdown and ran for two more scores as Texas (5-0, 2-0 Big 12) has won its first five games for the first time since 2009. Adonai Mitchell hauled in 10 catches (one for a TD) for 141 yards to lead the Longhorns' receiving corps.
Jason Bean was just 9-of-21 passing for 136 yards in Daniels' stead, with 58 of those yards on his lone scoring pass. Kansas (4-1, 1-1) had a four-game winning streak snapped.
No. 6 Penn State 41, Northwestern 13
Drew Allar threw for one touchdown and ran for another as the Nittany Lions overcame a slow start to bolt past the Wildcats in a Big Ten game in Evanston, Ill.
Trey Potts and Nicholas Singleton each scored rushing and receiving TDs, while Singleton ran the ball 21 times for 80 yards as Penn State (5-0, 3-0) tallied at least 30 points for the 12th consecutive game going back to last season.
The Wildcats (2-3, 1-2) led 10-3 late in the first half before Nittany Lions ripped off 24 straight points to take command. Penn State, which entered ranked No. 1 in the nation in total defense, limited Northwestern to 175 yards and 12 first downs.
No. 7 Washington 31, Arizona 24
Michael Penix Jr. passed for 363 yards and the Huskies recovered a late onside kick as they held on to beat the Wildcats in Tucson, Ariz.
Arizona (3-2, 1-1 Pac-12) got within 31-24 with 1:08 left when quarterback Noah Fifita, who was making his first career start in place of an injured Jayden de Laura, connected with Tetairoa McMillan for a 10-yard touchdown.
Washington (5-0, 2-0) handled the onside kick, taking over at the Arizona 44-yard line and gaining a first down to run out the clock.
No. 8 USC 48, Colorado 41
Caleb Williams matched a career high with six touchdown passes and threw for 403 yards to lead the Trojans to a victory over the Buffaloes in Boulder, Colo.
Williams completed 30 of 40 passes and was intercepted for the first time this season while raising his season passing touchdown count to 21. Brenden Rice, a transfer from Colorado, caught two touchdown passes on five receptions for 81 yards for the Trojans (5-0, 3-0 Pac-12). Tahj Washington had eight receptions for 117 yards and a touchdown. Dorian Singer, Mario Williams and Jude Wolfe had scoring catches for USC, which improved to 17-0 all-time against Colorado.
Shedeur Sanders was 30-of-45 passing for 371 yards, four touchdowns and one interception and rushed for a score for Colorado (3-2, 0-2). Omarion Miller caught seven passes for 196 yards and a touchdown, Jimmy Horn Jr. had seven receptions for 84 yards and two touchdowns and Michael Harrison also had a scoring catch for the Buffaloes.
No. 9 Oregon 42, Stanford 6
Bo Nix completed 27 of 32 passes for 290 yards and four touchdowns, and the Ducks rolled over the host Cardinal in a Pac-12 Conference mismatch.
Troy Franklin caught seven passes for 117 yards and two touchdowns for Oregon (5-0, 2-0 Pac-12). Terrance Ferguson and Traeshon Holden added one touchdown reception apiece, and Jordan James and Bucky Irving tallied one rushing touchdown apiece.
Justin Lamson completed 11 of 20 passes for 106 yards for Stanford (1-4, 0-3). Oregon outgained Stanford 506-222. The Ducks averaged 8.3 yards per play, while the Cardinal averaged 3.2 yards per play.
No. 12 Alabama 40, Mississippi State 17
Jalen Milroe rushed for two touchdowns and Chris Braswell returned an interception for a score to help the Crimson Tide roll past the Bulldogs in Southeastern Conference play in Starkville, Miss.
Jase McClellan rushed for a touchdown and Will Reichard kicked four field goals as Alabama (4-1, 2-0 SEC) won its third straight game. Milroe completed 10 of 12 passes for 164 yards and added 69 on the ground as the Crimson Tide defeated Mississippi State for the 16th consecutive time.
Will Rogers completed 15 of 27 passes for 107 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions for the Bulldogs (2-3, 0-3). Mike Wright rushed for a touchdown and Jeffery Pittman had a scoring reception for Mississippi State, which lost its third straight game.
No. 14 Oklahoma 50, Iowa State 20
Dillon Gabriel threw for 366 yards and three touchdowns and ran for two more as the Sooners beat visiting the Cyclones in Norman, Okla.
Oklahoma (5-0, 2-0 Big 12) scored the last 29 points of the game after Iowa State cut it to a one-point game early in the second quarter.
Jayden Higgins, who scored on a 67-yard reception, led Iowa State (2-3, 1-1) with three catches for 91 yards.
No. 20 Mississippi 55, No. 13 LSU 49
Jaxson Dart threw four touchdown passes, including the game-winner with 39 seconds remaining, and the Rebels the Tigers in a wild back-and-forth SEC game in Oxford, Miss.
Dart passed for 389 yards and ran for a touchdown for Ole Miss (4-1, 1-1 SEC). He connected with Tre Harris, who finished with 153 receiving yards, for the winning score. Quinshon Judkins rushed for 177 yards and a touchdown and also caught a touchdown pass.
Jayden Daniels passed for 414 yards and four touchdowns, including three to Brian Thomas Jr., for LSU (3-2, 2-1). Thomas finished with eight catches for 124 yards and Malik Nabers Jr. racked up 102 yards receiving.
No. 21 Tennessee 41, South Carolina 20
Jaylen Wright rushed for 123 yards on 16 carries and scored a touchdown to help the Volunteers beat the visiting Gamecocks in an SEC game.
Joe Milton III completed 21 of 32 passes for 239 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions, and wide receiver Squirrel White caught nine passes for 104 yards for the Volunteers (4-1, 1-1 SEC).
South Carolina quarterback Spencer Rattler finished 24-of-35 for 169 yards and an interception. Mario Anderson rushed for 101 yards on 10 carries and a touchdown for South Carolina (2-3, 1-2).
Kentucky 33, No. 22 Florida 14
Ray Davis rushed for a career-high 280 yards and scored four touchdowns to propel the host Wildcats to a defeat of the Gators in Lexington.
Davis scored three of his touchdowns in the first half as the Wildcats (5-0, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) sprinted to a 23-0 lead on their way to beating a ranked Gators team for the third straight year. Davis had TD runs of 75, 3 and 2 yards and turned a screen pass into a 9-yard scoring play. Davis, who averaged 10.8 yards on his 26 rushes, came up 19 yards shy of tying the school record set by Moe Williams.
Florida (3-2, 1-1) was led by Graham Mertz, who completed 25 of 30 passes for 244 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Since snapping a 31-game losing streak against Florida in 2018, Kentucky has won four of the last six meetings.
No. 23 Missouri 38, Vanderbilt 21
Brady Cook threw for 395 yards and four touchdowns, leading the Tigers past the Commodores in Nashville, Tenn.
Cook picked apart Vanderbilt (2-4, 0-2 SEC) from start to finish. He hit 33-of-41 throws without an interception. He threw two scores to Luther Burden (11 catches, 140 yards) and one each to Theo Wease (10-118) and Marquis Johnson (3-64).
Vanderbilt (5-0, 1-0) benched starting quarterback AJ Swann for Ken Seals (20 of 31, 259 yards, two touchdowns, one pick), who made his first start since 2021. The Commodores lost their fourth consecutive game.
No. 25 Fresno State 27, Nevada 9
Mikey Keene threw two touchdown passes to Jaelen Gill and the host Bulldogs continued their best start in 10 years by beating the Wolf Pack in the Mountain West opener for both schools.
Malik Sherrod had a 72-yard touchdown run as part of a 123-yard performance for the Bulldogs, who are 5-0 for the first time since the high-powered 2013 squad featuring Derek Carr and Davante Adams won their first 10 games.
Keene completed 26 of 34 passes for 269 yards and two interceptions. Gill had eight receptions for 126 yards as the Bulldogs won their 14th consecutive game. Nevada (0-5) lost its 15th straight game, the longest active skid among FBS programs.
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