Florida State routs Maryland 63-0
TALLAHASSEE, Florida (AP) — Jameis Winston threw for 393 yards and five touchdowns as No. 8 Florida State trounced No. 25 Maryland 63-0 on Saturday, matching a record for the most-lopsided victory against a ranked team in the history of the Associated Press Top 25 college football rankings.
No. 3 Clemson also trounced an Atlantic Coast Conference foe, spoiling Syracuse’s conference debut with a 49-14 win.
Florida State and Clemson, the two powerhouses in the ACC this year, will face each other in a huge showdown at Clemson on Oct. 19.
Elsewhere, No. 1 Alabama rolled to an easy 45-3 win over Georgia State, while No. 2 Oregon beat Colorado 57-16.
No. 4 Ohio State rallied to beat Northwestern 40-30 and extend the nation’s longest win streak to 18 games.
No. 6 Georgia escaped with a 34-31 overtime win over Tennessee after Aaron Murray threw a game-tying touchdown pass with 5 seconds remaining in regulation and Marshall Morgan kicked a 42-yard field goal in the extra period.
And No. 17 Baylor broke the Big 12 Conference record for total yards, racking up 864 in a 73-42 win over West Virginia.
Nick O’Leary and Kelvin Benjamin each caught two touchdowns for the Seminoles (5-0), who put up 614 yards of total offense.
Winston, a redshirt freshman, has 1,441 yards passing, 17 touchdowns with two interceptions and a 73.3 completion percentage this season.
The lopsided score tied the point-differential for the worst loss by a Top 25-ranked team all-time. No. 11 Texas lost 66-3 to UCLA in 1997.
Clemson’s Tajh Boyd threw for 455 yards and five touchdowns in three quarters of work against overmatched Syracuse.
Boyd, who eclipsed his Clemson record for passing yards in a game by 27 and matched his school record in TD passes, hit Adam Humphries with scoring passes of 60 and 42 yards in the first quarter to give the Tigers a big early lead.
Alabama’s AJ McCarron completed 15 of 16 passes for 166 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Crimson Tide past Georgia State.
Alabama (5-0) outgained the Panthers 477-175 and held them to 15 yards rushing. The Tide hasn’t allowed a touchdown in the past three games, giving up only three field goals.
Oregon’s Marcus Mariota threw five touchdown passes and ran for two scores as the Ducks routed Colorado. Mariota connected for two touchdowns each with Josh Huff and Bralon Addison, and played only 2½ quarters.
Carlos Hyde ran for a career-high 168 yards and three touchdowns for Ohio State, including the game-winner with 5:22 left in the game that put the Buckeyes ahead 34-30.
In other games, No. 5 Stanford beat No. 15 Washington 31-28, No. 7 Louisville had a comfortable 30-7 win over Temple, No. 10 Louisiana State University pushed past Mississippi State 59-26 and No. 11 Oklahoma were winners over Texas Christian University 20-17.
Also, No. 12 UCLA beat Utah 34-27, No. 13 South Carolina held off Kentucky 35-28 and No. 14 Miami continued its best start since 2004 by defeating Georgia Tech 45-30.
No. 19 Michigan defeated Minnesota 42-13 for its 18th straight win at home, the longest active streak in college football.
In two upsets, Notre Dame outlasted No. 22 Arizona State 37-34 and Auburn held off No. 24 Mississippi 30-22.