TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — AJ McCarron passed for 258 yards and threw a 30-yard touchdown to DeAndrew White in the fourth quarter to lift No. 1 Alabama to a 31-6 victory over Colorado State on Saturday night.
Kenyan Drake set up one touchdown with a blocked punt returned 15 yards by Dillon Lee and scored on a 3-yard touchdown run for the Crimson Tide (3-0), who led 17-6 heading to the fourth. Alabama managed only one offensive touchdown and no third-down conversions in the first three quarters a week after winning a 49-42 shootout over Texas A&M.
Coached by former Tide offensive coordinator Jim McElwain, the Rams (1-3) nursed hopes for a monumental upset into the fourth quarter before allowing two touchdowns. Trey DePriest stripped the ball from quarterback Garrett Grayson and recovered the fumble early in the quarter.
No. 4 Ohio State 76, FAMU 0
At Columbus, Ohio, Kenny Guiton again starred in place of Braxton Miller, setting a school record with six touchdown passes — all in the first half — to lead Ohio State over Florida A&M.
It was the Buckeyes' most lopsided win since 1935.
Ohio State (4-0) needed a total of four offensive plays and 46 seconds to go up 21-0 in the opening 6 minutes and never looked back. It was an epic mismatch between a team with national-title aspirations and a Football Championship Subdivision member getting a $900,000 guarantee.
No. 6 LSU 35, Auburn 21
At Baton Rouge, La., Jeremy Hill rushed for a career-high 184 yards and tied a career best with three touchdowns to help LSU hand Auburn its first loss of the season.
No. 7 Louisville 72,Florida International 0
At Louisville, Ky., Teddy Bridgewater threw four touchdown passes and Louisville's defense allowed a school-record 30 yards, helping the Cardinals blow out Florida International.
It was the highest scoring game for the Cardinals (4-0) since a 73-10 victory over Murray State in 2007. It also matched the school's fifth-largest margin of victory.
No. 8 Florida State 54,Bethune-Cookman 6
At Tallahassee, Fla., Florida State and quarterback Jameis Winston defeated FCS opponent Bethune-Cookman despite plenty of sloppy play.
The defending ACC champions (3-0) will want to clean up their offense before starting a seven-game stretch against conference foes next week.
No. 9 Georgia 45,North Texas 21
At Athens, Ga., Aaron Murray threw for 408 yards and three touchdowns, and ran for another score to lead Georgia over pesky North Texas.
Murray overcame an early interception in the end zone, hooking up with freshman Reggie Davis on a 98-yard TD — the longest pass play in school history. Arthur Lynch and Chris Conley also had touchdown catches for the Bulldogs (2-1).
No. 10 Texas A&M 42, SMU 13
At College Station, Texas, Johnny Manziel accounted for 346 yards with three touchdowns in just more than a half to help Texas A&M cruise past SMU.