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College Blitz: Saturday’s football highlights

October 2, 2016 GMT

Around the nation ...

• At Ann Arbor, Mich., Wilton Speight threw a tiebreaking, 46-yard touchdown pass to Amara Darboh midway through the fourth quarter and Jourdan Lewis had a spectacular, one-handed interception as No. 4 Michigan held on to beat No. 8 Wisconsin 14-7.

• At Stillwater, Okla., Mason Rudolph passed for 392 yards and three touchdowns to help Oklahoma State beat No. 22 Texas 49-31. Justice Hill rushed for 135 yards and a touchdown and Jalen McCleskey added 109 yards and two touchdowns receiving for the Cowboys, who had lost their previous eight home games against the Longhorns.

• At Fort Worth, Texas, Baker Mayfield made up for two lost fumbles with four touchdowns, running for two and throwing two to Dede Westbrook, and Oklahoma held on to win its Big 12 opener, 52-46 at 21st-ranked TCU.

Around the Big Sky Conference ...

• At Missoula, Brady Gustafson threw for 415 yards and four touchdowns Saturday, leading 11th-ranked Montana past No. 25 Southern Utah 43-20. Gustafson, a senior quarterback from Billings West, completed 27 of 50 passes and had one pass intercepted. His scoring strikes to John Nguyen, Justin Calhoun and Josh Horner fueled a string of 27 points that put the Grizzlies (3-1, 1-1 Big Sky) in command.

• At Grand Forks, N.D., Keaton Studsrud threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score, and North Dakota held on to beat Cal Poly 31-24. Studsrud threw a 74-yard score to Luke Stanley to give the Fighting Hawks (3-2, 2-0) a 31-17 lead early in the fourth quarter over the Mustangs (3-2, 1-1).

• At Greeley, Colo., Kyle Sloter threw for a touchdown, ran in another score and Northern Colorado (3-1) held on to win its Big Sky opener 21-18 over Northern Arizona (1-4).

• At Cheney, Wash., Cooper Kupp became the Division I leader for career receiving yards, added to his D-I career touchdown catch record with two more and Eastern Washington scored seven touchdowns after halftime in a come-from-behind 63-30 win over UC Davis. Kupp finished with 12 catches for 274 yards — with TD catches of 32 and 71 yards — and set the Division I receiving-yards record with 130 in the first half. He came in 107 yards behind Terrell Hudgins (Elon, 2006-09) and ended the game with 5,417 yards receiving.

• At Portland, Ore., Paris Penn scored four TDs to break a Portland State single-game record as the Vikings defeated Idaho State 45-20. Penn had 16 carries for 184 yards and teammate Nate Tago added 12 carries for 199 yards and a score as the Vikings ran for a single-game team record 531 yards, besting the previous school mark of 465 yards.

Around the Frontier Conference ...

• At Ashland, Ore., No. 9-ranked Southern Oregon University fought off the College of Idaho 31-27. The visiting Yotes (2-3, 1-3) took two shots at the end zone from 30 yards out in the final nine seconds, but the Raiders (3-2, 3-1) swatted both away. SOU quarterback Jack Singler threw for 304 yards, including an 81-yard TD pass to Jason Shelley.

Around the Region ...

• At Moscow, Idaho, Brandon Silvers threw for three touchdowns and Jordan Chunn ran for 137 yards and a score as Troy beat Idaho in the Vandals’ Sun Belt Conference opener.

• At Boulder, Colo., Steven Montez had three long touchdown throws to Shay Fields and Colorado cruised past Oregon State 47-6. The last time Colorado (4-1, 2-0 Pac-12) was a double-digit favorite in a league game was Nov. 25, 2005, against Nebraska.

• At Fargo, N.D., Easton Stick was 13-of-18 passing for 256 yards and three touchdowns and top-ranked North Dakota State cruised 31-10 over Illinois State. King Frazier added 76 yards rushing and Rj Urzendowski had 70 yards receiving for the Bison (4-0, 1-0 Missouri Valley), who have won their last six conference openers.

How FBS Top 25 fared

1. Alabama (5-0) beat Kentucky, 34-6

2. Ohio State (4-0) beat Rutgers, 58-0

3. Louisville (4-1) lost to No. 5 Clemson, 42-36

4. Michigan (5-0) beat Wisconsin, 14-7

5. Clemson (5-0) beat No. 3 Louisville, 42-36

6. Houston (4-0) beat Connecticut, 42-14 (Thursday)

7. Stanford (3-1) lost to No. 10 Washington, 44-6

8. Wisconsin (4-1) lost to No. 4 Michigan, 14-7

9. Texas A&M (5-0) beat South Carolina, 24-13

10. Washington (5-0) beat No. 7 Stanford, 44-6

11. Tennessee (5-0) beat No. 25 Georgia, 34-31

12. Florida State (3-2) lost to North Carolina, 37-35

13. Baylor (3-1) beat Iowa State, 45-42

14. Miami, Fla. (4-0) beat Georgia Tech, 35-21

15. Nebraska (5-0) beat Illinois, 31-16

16. Mississippi (3-2) beat Memphis, 48-28

17. Michigan State (2-2) lost to Indiana, 24-21 (OT)

18. Utah (4-1) lost to California, 28-23

19. San Diego State (3-2) lost to South Alabama, 42-24

20. Arkansas (4-1) beat Alcorn State, 52-10

21. TCU (3-2) lost to Oklahoma, 52-46

22. Texas (2-2) lost to Oklahoma State, 49-31

23. Florida (4-1) beat Vanderbilt, 13-6

24. Boise State (3-0) vs. Utah State, late

25. Georgia (3-2) lost to No. 11 Tennessee, 34-31

How FCS Top 25 fared

1. North Dakota State (4-0) beat No. 20 Illinois State, 31-10

2. Sam Houston State (4-0) beat Stephen F. Austin, 61-28

3. Chattanooga (5-0) beat East Tennessee State, 37-7

4. Jacksonville State (3-1), idle

5. Eastern Washington (4-1) beat UC Davis, 63-30

6. James Madison (4-1) beat Delaware, 43-20

7. Richmond (4-1) beat Towson, 31-28

8. Charleston Southern (2-2) vs. Coastal Carolina, 59-58 (2OT)

9. Western Illinois (3-1) lost to No. 16 South Dakota State, 52-14

10. The Citadel (4-0) beat Western Carolina, 37-14

11. Montana (3-1) beat No. 25 Southern Utah, 43-26

12. Northern Iowa (2-2) beat Southern Illinois, 42-21

13. Eastern Illinois (3-2) lost to SE Missouri State, 21-14

14. Villanova (4-1) beat Elon, 42-7

15. Youngstown State (3-1) beat South Dakota, 30-20

16. South Dakota State (2-2) beat No. 8 Western Illinois, 52-14

17. William & Mary (2-3) lost to New Hampshire, 21-12

18. South Dakota State (1-2), idle

19. Cal Poly (3-2) lost to North Dakota, 31-24

20. Harvard (3-0) beat Georgetown, 31-17

21. Albany (4-0), idle

22. McNeese State (3-2) beat Nicholls State, 38-13

23. North Carolina A&T (3-1) beat Hampton, 31-9

24. Stony Brook (2-2) lost to Sacred Heart, 38-10

25. Southern Utah (2-2) lost to No. 11 Montana, 43-26