Paterno Earns Historic Win With Penn State
STATE COLLEGE, Pennsylvania (AP) – Joe Paterno became the first major college coach with 400 victories as Penn State rallied from 21 points down to beat Northwestern 35-21 at Happy Valley.
Backup quarterback Matt McGloin threw for four touchdowns and the Nittany Lions shut down Wildcats quarterback Dan Persa in the second half to get the 83- year-old Paterno his latest milestone.
Only two other coaches have more wins. Eddie Robinson had 408 with FCS school Grambling State, while John Gagliardi had 476 entering the weekend with Division III St. John’s, Minnesota. Michigan 67, Illinois 65, 3OT
At Ann Arbor, Michigan, Michael Shaw scored on a 1- yard run and Tate Forcier threw a 2-point conversion to Junior Hemingway as Michigan’s defense stopped the potential tying 2-point try to lift the Wolverines to a triple-overtime win.
Mikel Leshoure ran for a touchdown to draw the Illini within two. On the conversion try, Michigan put a heavy rush on Nathan Scheelhaase, who flipped a desperate pass incomplete. No. 4 TCU 47, No. 6 Utah 7
At Salt Lake City, Andy Dalton passed for a careerhigh 355 yards and three touchdowns, and TCU looked every bit like a team worthy of busting into the BCS championship game with a 40-point demolition of Utah.
TCU receiver Jeremy Kerley, a quarterback in high school, threw a TD pass as the Horned Frogs (10-0, 6-0 Mountain West Conference) jumped out to an early 20-0 lead, quieting a sellout crowd clad almost entirely in black for the “blackout’’ showdown. No. 1 Oregon 53, Washington 16
At Eugene, Oregon, Darron Thomas threw for a touchdown and ran for two more as top-ranked Oregon overcame a slow start to beat northwest rival Washington.
LaMichael James ran for 121 yards and three scores for the Ducks, who looked out of sorts in the first quarter when they were held scoreless for the first time this season. Their first points came on a 29-yard field goal early in the second. No. 2 Boise State 42, Hawaii 7
At Boise, Idaho, Kellen Moore threw for 507 yards and three touchdowns as Boise State rolled up a school-record 737 total yards.
Moore was spectacular, completing 30 of 37 passes and at one point hitting 19 straight in the first half to help the Broncos (8-0, 4-0 Western Athletic Conference) build a 21-0 halftime lead. No. 3 Auburn 62, Chattanooga 24
At Auburn, Alabama, Cam Newton passed for a careerhigh 317 yards and four touchdowns, and ran for a fifth for Auburn.
The Heisman Trophy contender enjoyed a relaxing afternoon and a warm reception from fans two days after allegations came out that a man tried to solicit payment from Mississippi State when that school was recruiting Newton.
No. 12 LSU 24, No. 5 Alabama 21
At Baton Rouge, Louisiana, LSU twice rallied from second-half deficits and once again coach Les Miles employed a little trickery on fourth down, this time to deal a crushing blow to Alabama’s national title hopes.
Rueben Randle had 125 yards receiving to lead LSU (8-1, 5-1 SEC), including a 75- yard score on a pass from Jordan Jefferson. No. 7 Wisconsin 34, Purdue 13
At West Lafayette, Indiana, Montee Ball ran for a career high 127 yards and two touchdowns, leading Wisconsin past Purdue.
Ball, who got extra work because second-string running back James White was out with a knee injury, had scoring runs of 31 and 15 yards for the Badgers (8-1, 4- 1 Big Ten). Leading rusher John Clay was held to 42 yards on 12 carries. No. 9 Nebraska 31, Iowa State 30, OT
At Ames, Iowa, Eric Hagg intercepted a pass by Iowa State holder Daniel Kuehl on a fake conversion kick in overtime as Nebraska held off Iowa State in a thrilling final meeting between the two schools as Big 12 rivals.
No. 10 Stanford 42, No. 13 Arizona 17
At Stanford, California, Andrew Luck threw for 293 yards and two touchdowns to lead Stanford.
Stepfan Taylor added four short touchdown runs for the Cardinal (8-1, 5-1 Pac- 10), who won easily in the first meeting with Arizona (7-2, 4-2) when both teams were ranked.
Texas A&M 33, No. 11 Oklahoma 19
At College Station, Texas, Ryan Tannehill threw for 225 yards and two touchdowns, Cyrus Gray added 122 yards rushing and another score, as Texas A&M snapped a seven-game losing streak to Oklahoma.
Texas Tech 24, No. 14 Missouri 17
At Lubbock, Texas, Taylor Potts came off the bench and threw for 188 yards and three touchdowns to lead Texas Tech.
Potts didn’t start for the first time this season but came in late in the first half and threw TD passes of 8, 5 and 16 yards on three straight possessions.
No. 15 Iowa 18, Indiana 13
At Bloomington, Indiana, Ricky Stanzi threw a 52-yard touchdown pass to Marvin McNutt with 2:50 left to push Iowa past Indiana.
The Hoosiers had a chance to win it with 28 seconds left when
Ben Chappell threw an 18-yard pass to Damarlo Belcher in the end zone. But Belcher dropped the ball and the Hoosiers turned it over on downs.
No. 16 Michigan State 31, Minnesota 8
At East Lansing, Michigan, Edwin Baker ran for 179 yards and four touchdowns as Michigan State bounced back from its first loss of the season.
No. 17 Arkansas 41, No. 18 South Carolina 20
At Columbia, South Carolina, Ryan Mallett threw for 303 yards and Knile Davis tied a career high with three touchdowns as Arkansas handed South Carolina its worst home loss in five years.
No. 19 Oklahoma State 55, No. 22 Baylor 28
At Stillwater, Oklahoma, Justin Blackmon had 173 yards receiving and a touchdown and scored on a 69- yard run in his return from a suspension, leading Oklahoma State past Baylor with first place in the Big 12 South on the line.
Clemson 14, No. 23 North Carolina State 13
At Clemson, South Carolina, Kyle Parker threw for 214 yards and a touchdown as Clemson overcame several mistakes to beat North Carolina State for the seventh straight time.
North Carolina 37, No. 24 Florida State 35
At Tallahassee, Florida, T.J. Yates threw for 439 yards and three touchdowns, and Casey Barth kicked his third field goal of the game with 55 seconds left as North Carolina upset the Seminoles.
No. 25 Nevada 63, Idaho 17
At Moscow, Idaho, Colin Kaepernick threw a careerhigh five touchdown passes as Nevada piled up a teamrecord 844 yards of offense against Idaho.