COLUMBIA, Mo. — Oklahoma's stay at the top of the BCS will be brief.
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Oklahoma's stay at the top of the BCS will be brief.
Thousands of yellow-clad fans stormed the field even before the end of the Sooners' final, desperate play, hauling one goal post and part of the other to a local tavern after No. 18 Missouri's 36-27 victory on Saturday night.
"It's huge, it's gigantic," said coach Gary Pinkel, who had been 0-6 against the Sooners. "It's a long time coming."
Jerrell Jackson spun free from a knot of tacklers on a 38-yard reception for the go-ahead score, the highlight of his best game of the year and the spark to a 16-point fourth quarter against the error-prone and third-ranked Sooners that put a sellout crowd of 71,004 in a celebratory mood.
Oklahoma (6-1, 2-1 Big 12) committed three costly turnovers, out of character considering it had only five giveaways the first six games. Two of the turnovers led to 10 points and the other squelched a drive deep in Missouri territory. The Sooners also missed a chip-shot field goal.
An 86-yard touchdown return by Gahn McGaffie on the opening kickoff set the tone for the Tigers (7-0, 3-0), who ended a seven-game losing streak dating to 1998 against Oklahoma. Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert was 30 for 42 for 308 yards and Jackson had nine catches for 139 yards.
No. 4 TCU 38, Air Force 7
At Forth Worth, Texas, Ed Wesley had a career-high 209 yards and two touchdowns, and the TCU defense stiffened after giving up its first October touchdown.
Wesley had more yards by himself than the nation's No. 1 rushing offense as the Frogs piled up 377 yards on the ground, 30 more than the Falcons averaged coming in.
No. 5 Auburn 24, No. 6 LSU 17
At Auburn, Ala., Cam Newton ran for 217 yards and Onterio McCalebb sprinted 70 yards for the go-ahead score with 5:05 left to lift Auburn.
The host Tigers (8-0, 5-0 Southeastern Conference) moved on as the powerful league's last unbeaten team. Newton didn't do anything to set back his Heisman Trophy candidacy against the SEC's top defense. He ran for two TDs and broke the league's single-season rushing mark for a quarterback of 1,006 yards by Auburn's Jimmy Sidle in 1963. He also topped Heisman winner Pat Sullivan's 40-year-old school mark of 26 TDs rushing and passing in a season.
No. 7 Alabama 41, Tennessee 10
At Knoxville, Tenn., Trent Richardson's 65-yard touchdown run and 5-yard touchdown reception were part of 28 unanswered second-half points by Alabama.
Greg McElroy completed 21 of 32 for 264 yards, mostly to Julio Jones, who set an Alabama single-game record with 221 yards on 12 catches.
No. 8 Michigan State 35, Northwestern 27
At Evanston, Ill., Kirk Cousins threw for 331 yards and three touchdowns, and Michigan State rallied from 17 points down to remain unbeaten.
B.J. Cunningham made an acrobatic grab for the go-ahead touchdown with two minutes left. Edwin Baker added a 25-yard scoring run and Eric Gordon intercepted Dan Persa to seal a wild win.
The Spartans scored 28 points in the second half and trailed the entire way until Cunningham's grab.
No. 9 Utah 59, Colorado State 6
At Salt Lake City, Jordan Wynn threw for 321 yards and three touchdowns in drizzly weather to keep Utah unbeaten.
The sophomore quarterback went 23 of 29 and reached the 300-yard mark for the third time in his career. The Utes (4-0 Mountain West Conference) ran their record to 7-0 for the third time in the last seven years.
No. 10 Wisconsin 31,No. 13 Iowa 30
At Iowa City, Iowa, Montee Ball ran 8 yards for a touchdown with 1:06 left and Wisconsin rallied to beat Iowa.
Scott Tolzien threw for 205 yards and a touchdown, and John Clay added a pair of touchdowns for the Badgers (7-1, 3-1 Big Ten), who kept their final drive alive by converting a fake punt deep in their own territory.
Punter Brad Nortman ran 17 yards on fourth down from his own 26 with Wisconsin trailing 30-24. The Badgers converted another fourth down with 3:23 left and Ball capped an 80-yard drive with the game-winning score, barely breaking the goal line with an outstretched arm holding the ball.
No. 11 Ohio State 49, Purdue 0
At Columbus, Ohio, Terrelle Pryor threw for three scores and Dan Herron ran for two to pace Ohio State.
The Buckeyes (7-1, 3-1 Big Ten) kept Purdue (4-3, 2-1) under 100 yards in total offense until their final possession.
No. 14 Nebraska 51,No. 17 Oklahoma State 41
At Stillwater, Okla., Taylor Martinez set a Nebraska freshman record with 323 yards passing and threw a career-high five touchdown passes as the Cornhuskers knocked Oklahoma State from the ranks of the unbeaten.
Martinez, who came in trailing only Michigan's Denard Robinson in yards rushing by a quarterback, showed off his arm while also running for 112 yards on 19 carries.
No. 19 South Carollina 21, Vanderbilt 7
At Nashville, Tenn., Brian Maddox rushed for a career-high 146 yards and the game-clinching touchdown to lead South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier to his 40th victory with the Gamecocks.
The win snapped South Carolina's seven-game Southeastern Conference road losing streak that dated back to 2008 and put the Gamecocks (5-2, 3-2) in first place in the SEC East.
Syracuse 19,No. 20 West Virginia 14
At Morgantown, W.Va., Ryan Nassib threw a touchdown pass, Ross Krautman kicked four field goals and Syracuse scored nine points off turnovers in shocking West Virginia.
Syracuse (5-2, 2-1 Big East) snapped an eight-game losing streak to West Virginia (5-2, 1-1).
No. 21 Arkansas 38,Mississippi 24
At Fayetteville, Ark., Knile Davis ran for 176 yards and three touchdowns and Arkansas waited out two weather delays to beat former coach Houston Nutt.
Ole Miss (3-4, 1-3 SEC) twice pulled within a touchdown in the fourth quarter after scoring passes from Jeremiah Masoli to Markeith Summers. Both times, however, Davis answered with touchdown runs for the Razorbacks (5-2, 2-2) — the first from 71 yards out and the second from 22.
Iowa State 28, No. 22 Texas 21
At Austin, Texas, Austen Arnaud passed for two touchdowns, Alexander Robinson ran for 120 yards and two scores and Iowa State put another home loss on Texas.
The Longhorns dropped a second straight game in Austin for the first time since 1997. This one came against an Iowa State defense that had given up 120 points the previous two games.
The Cyclones (4-4, 2-2 Big 12) got their first win over Texas (4-3, 2-2) with the defense forcing four turnovers by Longhorns quarterback Garrett Gilbert.
No. 23 Virginia Tech 44, Duke 7
At Blacksburg, Va., Tyrod Taylor threw for 280 yards and three touchdowns to lead Virginia Tech.
No. 24 Mississippi State 29,UAB 24
At Starkville, Miss., freshman LaDarius Perkins rushed for 131 yards and a touchdown as Mississippi State survived an upset scare.
No. 25 Miami 33,North Carolina 10
At Miami, Jacory Harris threw three touchdown passes to move into second place on Miami's career list, Damien Berry ran for his fourth straight game of 100-plus yards.