TOP 25, ACC, SEC ROUNDUP: No. 8 Okla. St. rallies, beats No. 7 Texas A&M; ACC has bad day as Miami, Maryland upset; No. 3 Alabama routs No. 14 Arkansas

Oklahoma State QB Brandon Weeden was cold in the first half against Texas A&M but heated up in the second half to have a career day in the Cowboys' 30-29 win.

Oklahoma State QB Brandon Weeden was cold in the first half against Texas A&M but heated up in the second half to have a career day in the Cowboys' 30-29 win.

The first big game on the season in the Big 12 went to Oklahoma State, with Brandon Weeden leading the Cowboys from behind at Texas A&M.

Weeden threw for a school-record 438 yards and two scores as No. 7 Oklahoma State rallied for a 30-29 win against the Aggies on Saturday after trailing, 20-3, at the half.

Oklahoma State won its fourth straight in the series with Texas A&M, a series that is likely to be put on hold when the Aggies' move to the SEC is complete.

The Cowboys also won their seventh overall on the road in the first Top 10 matchup at Kyle Field since 1975.

No. 1 Oklahoma 38, Missouri 28: Landry Jones threw for 448 yards and three touchdowns to Ryan Broyles, leading top-ranked Oklahoma back from a rare home deficit to beat Missouri late Saturday.

With two starting receivers out of the lineup, Broyles had to play up to his usual All-American standard without proven sidekicks. Kenny Stills, who caught the go-ahead touchdown in a win at then-No. 5 Florida State last week, was out with a head injury and Trey Franks is suspended indefinitely.

The Tigers (2-2, 0-1 Big 12) pounced early to take a 14-3 first-quarter lead, breaking a streak of 20 straight home games in which Oklahoma (3-0, 1-0) never trailed. It didn't last long, though.

The Sooners roared back with 28 straight points to avenge a loss in Columbia last year when they were first in the BCS standings and move their home winning streak to 38 straight games.

No. 2 LSU 47, No. 16 West Virginia 21: Jarrett Lee threw three touchdown passes, Michael Ford ran for two scores and No. 2 LSU made a case to be No. 1, beating No. 16 West Virginia 47-21 Saturday night.

The Tigers (4-0) converted two turnovers into scores, built a big early lead and withstood West Virginia's strong comeback for its third win over a ranked opponent this season, with all of three coming away from home. Every win so far has been by double digits.

Lee's three TD passes tied a career high and matched his output of the three previous games. He finished 16 of 28 for 180 yards.

West Virginia (3-1) outgained LSU 533-366. West Virginia's Geno Smith set school records for completions (38), attempts (65) and passing yards (463). But he was intercepted twice.

No. 6 Wisconsin 59, South Dakota 10: Nick Toon had a career-high 155 yards receiving and two touchdowns in Wisconsin's final tune-up for Nebraska at Camp Randall next week.

No. 9 Nebraska 38, Wyoming 14: Rex Burkhead rushed for two touchdowns and a career-high 170 yards, Taylor Martinez threw for 157 yards and a score to lead No. 9 Nebraska to an easy win.

The Huskers (4-0) rolled up 490 yards total offense, including 333 on the ground, in their first road game of the season and last game before their highly anticipated Big Ten opener at Wisconsin next weekend.

No. 18 South Florida 52, UTEP 24: B.J. Daniels threw for 202 yards and ran for 130 more, leading No. 18 South Florida to a 52-24 victory over UTEP on Saturday night.

Daniels scored on a 71-yard run on the Bulls' second offensive play and threw touchdown passes of 54 and 18 yards to Lindsey Lamar in the second half. The junior's long TD burst was the fourth-longest in USF's relatively brief football history, and receiver Victor Marc's 67-yard scoring run later in the opening quarter was the fifth-longest.

No. 20 TCU 55, Portland State 13: TCU scored three touchdowns in a span of 1:18 just before halftime and Waymon James ran 65 yards for a score on the first play of the second half as the Horned Frogs won easily.

The Horned Frogs (3-1) extended a school record with their 22nd consecutive win at home.

No. 22 Michigan 28, San Diego State 7: Denard Robinson ran for a season-high 200 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Wolverines past Michigan coach Brady Hoke's former team.

Robinson ran 21 times and reached 200 yards rushing for the third time in his career for Michigan (4-0). He matched his career high with three rushing scores and did it in one half for the first time.

No. 24 Illinois 23, Western Michigan 20: Troy Pollard ran for a career-high 133 yards and Derek Dimke kicked three field goals as Illinois survived.

The Illini trailed at the half 13-10 and the game was tied 20-20 with less than nine minutes to play. Booing Illini fans recalled a 23-17 loss to the Broncos (2-2) the last time the teams met in 2008.


COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Bernard Pierce set a school record with five rushing touchdowns, and Temple built a 31-point halftime lead in a stunning 38-7 rout of Maryland on Saturday.

One week after coming agonizingly close to snapping a 28-game skid against Penn State, Temple (3-1) defeated Maryland (1-2) for the first time. The Terrapins fell to 6-1 against the Owls, who had dropped the last two games in the series by a combined 54 points.

Temple led 21-0 with just over 11 minutes elapsed, boosted the margin to 31-0 at halftime and played conservatively to the finish. It was 38-0 before the Terrapins got their only score, on a touchdown pass by backup quarterback C.J. Brown with 4:31 remaining.

Kansas State 28, Miami 24: Kansas State stopped Miami quarterback Jacory Harris' fourth-down run at the goal line with 49 seconds left, capping a brilliant late stand that sealed the Wildcats' upset win.

John Hubert ran for 166 yards and the go-ahead touchdown for the Wildcats (3-0). Collin Klein passed for two scores and ran for another for Kansas State, which blew an 11-point halftime lead before rallying.

Harris threw for 272 yards and two touchdowns for Miami (1-2), which got 106 yards and a touchdown from Lamar Miller. Miami had first-and-goal at the Kansas State 2 with 1:52 left, but a first-down pass fell incomplete, two Mike James runs were stopped and then Harris' knee was deemed down by replay officials after the on-field call was that he scored.

No. 13 Virginia Tech 30, Marshall 10: David Wilson rushed for 132 yards, Josh Oglesby scored two touchdowns and No. 13 Virginia Tech rolled before its ACC opener next week against No. 21 Clemson.

It was another lackluster win over an opponent from a non-BCS conference for the Hokies, who are off to their first 4-0 start since 2006.

Boston College 45, Massachusetts 17: Chase Rettig threw for three touchdowns and Boston College's linebackers returned two fumbles for scores to lead the Eagles to their first win of the season.

The Eagles (1-3) were off to their worst start since opening 1991 with four losses under then-coach Tom Coughlin.

Duke 48, Tulane 27: Sean Renfree and Juwan Thompson rushed for two touchdowns apiece as Duke routed Tulane.

Duke's defense, which shut out Boston College in the second half of a 20-19 win last week, had put together a streak of five quarters without allowing a touchdown.

Southern Mississippi 30, Virginia 24: Austin Davis threw three touchdown passes and Southern Mississippi held on to beat the Cavs.

Southern Miss (3-1) beat the Cavaliers for the second straight time and beat a BCS-level school on the road for the first time in five tries.


TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide scored on special teams, defense and using the old-fashioned power run to emphatically win the SEC West showdown Saturday against No. 14 Arkansas, 38-14.

AJ McCarron completed 15 of 20 passes for 200 yards and two touchdowns, including a 37-yard TD pass to Michael Williams on a fake field goal for the Tide (4-0, 1-0 Southeastern Conference).

Marquis Maze scored on an 83-yard punt return and DeQuan Menzie returned an interception 25 yards for another score.

No. 15 Florida 48, Kentucky 10: Jeff Demps ran 10 times for 157 yards and two touchdowns as No. 15 Florida routed Kentucky for the Gators' 25th straight win in the series.

Florida (4-0, 2-0 SEC) scored three touchdowns in a 4:31 span during the first quarter, taking advantage of two turnovers by Kentucky (2-2, 0-1). Trey Burton had a 1-yard touchdown run that put the Gators up 21-0.

Demps had an 84-yard touchdown run, Florida's longest since Emmitt Smith's 96 yarder against Mississippi State in 1988. Chris Rainey added 105 yards, and John Brantley was 8 for 14 for 115 yards and a score.

Mississippi State 26, Louisiana Tech 20, OT: Nickoe Whitley intercepted Nick Isham's pass in overtime and Chris Relf hit LaDarius Perkins for a quick touchdown as the Bulldogs survives a massive letdown.

Mississippi State (2-2) scored first and led at the half, but could never put the visiting Bulldogs away.

Late in the fourth quarter with the game tied 20-20, La. Tech (1-3) went on a nine-play, 60-yard drive and had the ball in field goal range with less than four minutes to play. But an interception by Jonathan Banks ended the drive.

Neither team was able to generate any offense in the final minutes.

No. 12 South Carolina 21, Vanderbilt 3: Marcus Lattimore scored two touchdowns and had 150 total yards from scrimmage to lead No. 12 South Carolina to tough win.

The Gamecocks (4-0, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) won on defense, holding the Commodores (3-1, 1-1) to 77 yards.

South Carolina is 4-0 for the first time in coach Steve Spurrier's seven years with the team.

But it was frustrating for the coach. Quarterback Stephen Garcia threw four interceptions.

Garcia did throw his third touchdown pass, as many as defensive end Melvin Ingram has now scored this season.