No. 1 Florida 41, Georgia 17
Jacksonville, Fla. — Georgia went through with another full-team celebration, much like the one in 2007 that helped propel it to a rare victory against Florida. This one happened on the sideline after Joe Cox’s 26-yard TD pass to Aron White in the second quarter.
This year, it didn’t work.
Tim Tebow accounted for four touchdowns, A.J. Jones had two huge interceptions, and Florida beat the Bulldogs for its 17th win in the last 20 meetings.
No. 5 Cincinnati 28, Syracuse 7
Syracuse, N.Y. — Zach Collaros threw four scores to get the Bearcats (8-0, 4-0 Big East) within a victory of the best start in school history.
No. 6 Boise State 45, San Jose State 7
Boise, Idaho — Kellen Moore threw for 278 yards and three TDs and ran for another to get the Broncos their eighth straight win.
No. 7 Iowa 42, Indiana 24
Iowa City, Iowa — Ricky Stanzi overcame a career-high five interceptions to throw two long touchdown passes in the fourth quarter, helping Iowa rally for an improbable victory.
No. 8 TCU 41, UNLV 0
Fort Worth, Texas — Andy Dalton threw three touchdown passes, Ed Wesley scored running and catching the ball, and the TCU defense smothered UNLV to get its first shutout of the season.
No. 9 LSU 42, Tulane 0
Baton Rouge, La. — Brandon LaFell caught two touchdown passes, moving him into second on LSU’s career list, and the Tigers shut out Tulane for the first time since 1969. Charles Scott rushed for 112 yards and two touchdowns, and freshman Russell Shepard scored his second career touchdown.
No. 11 Georgia Tech 56, Vanderbilt 31
Nashville, Tenn. — Josh Nesbitt ran for two touchdowns and threw for two scores, Jonathan Dwyer ran for a career-high 186 yards rushing with three TDs, and Georgia Tech rallied to beat Vanderbilt. The Yellow Jackets (8-1) improved on their best start since winning a national title in 1990.
No. 12 Penn State 34, Northwestern 13
Evanston, Ill. — Penn State shut out Northwestern in the second half, and the Nittany Lions scored three fourth-quarter touchdowns in less than four minutes.
No. 15 Houston 50, Southern Miss 43
Houston — Case Keenum threw for a career-high 559 yards and had five touchdowns, his last coming with 21 seconds remaining.
The two teams combined for 1,358 yards and 66 first downs.
No. 17 Ohio St. 45, New Mexico St. 0
Columbus, Ohio — Dane Sanzenbacher caught two touchdown passes, and Terrelle Pryor threw for one and ran for another.
No. 18 Miami 28, Wake Forest 27
Winston-Salem, N.C. — Jacory Harris threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Travis Benjamin with 1:08 left.
Harris threw for 330 yards and three touchdowns for the Hurricanes (6-2, 3-2 ACC).
No. 19 Utah 22, Wyoming 10
Salt Lake City — Utah freshman Jordan Wynn passed for 82 yards and a touchdown in his college debut, replacing starter Terrance Cain in the second half and rallying the Utes.
Tennessee 31, No. 21 South Carolina 13
Knoxville, Tenn. — Decked out in black jerseys, Tennessee took three South Carolina fumbles and turned them into touchdowns.
Jonathan Crompton threw two touchdowns, Montario Hardesty ran for two more, and Rico McCoy forced two fumbles as coach Lane Kiffin grabbed his first victory over a ranked opponent.
Auburn 33, No. 24 Mississippi 20
Auburn, Ala. — Chris Todd passed for 212 yards, Ben Tate ran for 144 yards, and Walt McFadden returned an interception for a touchdown.
No. 25 Notre Dame 40, Washington State 14
San Antonio, Texas — Golden Tate scored two touchdowns, including a spectacular grab of a desperation heave at the end of the first half, and Notre Dame had its first easy victory in almost two months.