College Football Top 25 Action
No. 23 Auburn 17, Mississippi 3
The Tigers got a scare from the Rebels, but put the game away with a late touchdown pass by Brandon Cox. The stout Auburn defense held Ole Miss to 193 net yards of offense.
N.C. State 29, No. 21 Virginia
Tom O'Brien's Wolfpack won their second straight game after losing five of their first six. Daniel Evans threw for a career-high 347 yards and three touchdowns.
No. 19 Michigan 34, Minnesota 10
Playing without star RB Mike Hart and QB Chad Henne, the Wolverines struggled during the first half. But Michigan scored 21 unanswered points in the second half and retained the Little Brown Jug trophy.
No. 17 Texas 28, Nebraska 25
The Cornhuskers led 17-9 after three quarters, but then Jamaal Charles put the Longhorns on his back. Charles finished with a career-high 290 yards rushing -- including 216 and three touchdowns in the fourth quarter.
No. 16 Hawaii 50, New Mexico State 13
Colt Brennan threw for 425 yards and six touchdowns, breaking Timmy Chang's team record for TD passes, as the Warriors improved to 8-0 for the first time since 1973.
Tennessee 27, No. 15 South Carolina 24, OT
Daniel Lincoln hit a 48-yard field goal to send the game into overtime, then connected on a 27-yarder in the extra period as the Volunteers climbed back into the SEC East lead.
Mississippi State 31, No. 14 Kentucky 14
The Wildcats have lost two straight games since knocking off then-No. 1 LSU. Kentucky QB Andre Woodson (pictured) probably took himself out of the Heisman race by throwing three interceptions.
No. 13 Missouri 42, Iowa State 28
The Tigers struggled to put away the lowly Cyclones, but came away with their seventh win of the season. Iowa State held Missouri to a season-low 366 yards of offense.
No. 12 Kansas 19, Texas A&M 11
Brandon McAnderson ran for 183 yards and two touchdowns as the Jayhawks improved to 8-0 for the first time since 1909.
Connecticut 22, No. 11 USF 15
The Huskies own sole possession of first place in the Big East with a 3-0 conference record. Running back Andre Dixon carried UConn, rushing for a career-high 167 yards.
No. 20 Georgia 42, No. 9 Florida 30
The Bulldogs held Heisman Trophy candidate Tim Tebow in check, while Georgia freshman RB Knowshon Moreno (pictured) ran for 188 yards and three touchdowns.
No. 7 Arizona State 31, No. 18 California 20
Keegan Herring and the No. 7 Sun Devils dug out of an early 20-7 hole to defeat Cal.
No. 6 West Virginia 31, No. 25 Rutgers 3
The Mountaineers spanked the Scarlet Knights behind a strong ground game. Steve Slaton (pictured) ran for 73 yards and three touchdowns, while Pat White added 156 yards rushing and a touchdown.
No. 5 Oregon 24, No. 9 USC 17
Not only did the Ducks boost their resume for the national title race, but they most likely knocked the Trojans out of contention. Heisman Trophy candidate Dennis Dixon (pictured) passed for 157 yards and rushed for 76 yards and a touchdown.
No. 2 Boston College 14, No. 8 Virginia Tech 10
The Hokies were in control for the entire game, leading 10-0 late in the fourth quarter. But then Heisman Trophy candidate Matt Ryan threw a pair of touchdown passes in the final 2:11, improving the Eagles' record to a perfect 8-0.
No. 1 Ohio State 37, No. 24 Penn State 17
Chris Wells ran for 133 yards on 25 carries as the Buckeyes won their 19 straight Big Ten game, tying the mark set by Michigan in 1990-92.