No. 18 Wisconsin 31, No. 1 Ohio State 18
Madison, Wis. — Ohio State is one and done as No. 1, after Wisconsin bullied the Buckeyes all over the field then celebrated by jumping around on it with a few thousand friends.
John Clay ran for 104 yards and two touchdowns and James White darted in for the clinching score in the fourth quarter as Wisconsin took down top-ranked Ohio State on Saturday night.
For the second week in a row, there will be a new No. 1 in college football, with the Buckeyes (6-1, 2-1 Big Ten) falling the way Alabama was beaten last week — on the road and in conference.
Wisconsin hadn’t defeated a No. 1 since 1981, when the Badgers knocked off Michigan, 21-14.
No. 3 Boise State 48, San Jose State 0
San Jose, Calif. — Titus Young ran for a score and caught a pass for another touchdown to help Boise State post a lopsided win.
Kellen Moore completed 14 of 16 passes for 231 yards and two touchdowns before putting on a headset to signal plays in the second half for the Broncos (6-0, 2-0 WAC).
No. 4 TCU 31, BYU 3
Fort Worth, Texas — Andy Dalton threw four touchdown passes, including two barely a minute apart late in the first half, and TCU narrowly missed a third consecutive shutout.
The Frogs led, 3-0, with two minutes left before halftime when a sack forced the Cougars to punt from their 4. Given good field position, Dalton found Josh Boyce on a 35-yard score.
No. 7 Auburn 65, No. 12 Arkansas 43
Auburn, Ala. — Auburn quarterback Cam Netwon ran for 188 yards, passed for 140 and accounted for four touchdowns as Auburn beat Arkansas. The teams set an SEC record for most points in a non-overtime game. The previous mark was South Carolina’s 65-39 victory over Mississippi State in 1995.
Newton, leaving little doubt that he’s a serious Heisman contender, ran for three touchdowns and passed for another.
No. 8 Alabama 23, Mississippi 10
Tuscaloosa, Ala. — Trent Richardson took a screen pass 85 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter and Alabama’s defense was back to form in a victory over Mississippi.
No. 9 LSU 32, McNeese St. 10
Baton Rouge, La. — Stevan Ridley ran for two touchdowns, Michael Ford added the first two scoring runs of his career and LSU eventually wore down feisty McNeese State.
They’ll need a much better performance next week against No. 7 Auburn, and the crowd at Tiger Stadium must have realized it. The fans booed the Tigers (7-0) more than once.
Kentucky 31, No. 10 South Carolina 28
Lexington, Ky. — Randall Cobb caught a 24-yard touchdown pass with 1:15 remaining then added the two-point conversion to cap a furious second-half for the Wildcats.
No. 11 Utah 30, Wyoming 6
Laramie, Wyo. — Jordan Wynn passed for 230 yards and two touchdowns, Matt Asiata ran for 109 yards and No. 11 Utah remained unbeaten.
No. 13 Michigan State 26, Illinois 6
East Lansing, Mich. — Kirk Cousins threw a 48-yard touchdown pass to B.J. Cunningham in the third quarter, helping Michigan State to its best start in more than four decades.
No. 15 Iowa 38, Michigan 28
Ann Arbor, Mich. — Ricky Stanzi threw his third touchdown pass to Derrell Johnson-Koulianos early in the fourth quarter and Michael Meyer kicked a 30-yard field goal with 2:53 left, helping Iowa hold off Michigan.
The Hawkeyes (5-1, 2-0 Big Ten) led the Wolverines (5-2, 1-2) by three TDs early in the fourth quarter. Tate Forcier came in for injured Denard Robinson and threw a 45-yard pass to Junior Hemingway and his 3-yard run made it 28-21 with 6:55 to play.
No. 16 Florida State 24, Boston College 19
Tallahassee, Fla. — Bert Reed’s 42-yard touchdown run on a reverse lifted Florida State to its fifth straight victory.
The Seminoles (6-1, 4-0 ACC) overcame four turnovers by quarterback Christian Ponder to win their fifth straight. Boston College (2-4, 0-3) had taken a 19-17 lead early in the fourth on Nate Freese’s fourth field goal of the game. That followed Ponder’s fumble at the Eagles’ 44.
No. 17 Arizona 24, Washington State 7
Pullman, Wash. — Keola Antolin ran for two touchdowns and Arizona overcame the loss of quarterback Nick Foles by leaning on its little-used ground game.
Matt Scott relieved Foles and threw for 139 yards as Arizona (5-1, 2-1 Pac-10) rebounded from its loss to Oregon State last weekend to remain in the conference title hunt.
Mississippi State 10, No. 22 Florida 7
Gainesville, Fla. — Vick Ballard ran for 98 yards, Chris Relf added 82 and a touchdown on the ground and Mississippi State controlled the clock, dictated the tempo and kept Florida’s mostly inept offense on the sideline.
The Gators (4-3, 2-3 SEC) lost consecutive home games for the first time since 2003 and dropped three in a row for the first time since the Steve Spurrier era.
San Diego St. 27, No. 23 Air Force 25
San Diego — Freshman Ronnie Hillman scored on runs of 65 and 44 yards, finishing with 191 yards on 24 carries to lead San Diego State to an upset of Air Force.
Hillman broke his 44-yarder with two minutes left, on the first play from scrimmage after SDSU (4-2, 1-1 Mountain West) recovered an onside kick.