College Football Top 25 Action
No. 25 Connecticut 30, Syracuse 7
The Huskies retained sole possession of first place in the Big East with a convincing win over the Orange. UConn plays West Virginia next Saturday, and a win would secure the conference title and an automatic BCS bid.
No. 24 Wisconsin 41, Minnesota 34
Zach Brown rushed for 250 yards and two touchdowns in place of the injured P.J. Hill as the Badgers, who won Paul Bunyan's Axe for the fourth straight year.
No. 20 Illinois 41, Northwestern 22
One week after knocking off No. 1 Ohio State, the Fighting Illini cruised past the Wildcats. QB Juice Williams (pictured) once again paced the Illinois offense, running for 136 yards and two touchdowns and throwing for 220 yards and another score.
No. 19 Tennessee 25, Vanderbilt 24
Dennis Rogan and the Volunteers mounted a 16-point fourth-quarter comeback to move within a win of a trip to the SEC title game.
No. 18 Boston College 20, No. 15 Clemson 17
James McCluskey (36) scored on a 2-yard run as the Eagles puched a ticket to the ACC championship game.
No. 17 Boise State 58, Idaho 14
The Broncos rolled past the Vandals to set up a showdown for the WAC title against Hawaii next week. QB Taylor Tharp paced the Boise State offense, throwing for 282 yards and four touchdowns.
No. 14 Florida 59, Florida Atlantic 20
The Gators lambasted the Owls, as Heisman Trophy candidate Tim Tebow (pictured) became the first player in NCAA history with at least 20 touchdowns passing and rushing in the same season.
No. 13 Hawaii 28, Nevada 26
Playing without injured star Colt Brennan, the Warriors needed 45-yard field goal from Dan Kelly (pictured) with 11.7 seconds left to stay undefeated. Filling in for Brennan, Hawaii QB Tyler Graunke passed for 358 yards and two touchdowns.
No. 10 Virginia Tech 44, Miami (FL) 14
Josh Morgan and the Hokies handed the Hurricanes their third straight loss in moving into a share of first place in the Coastal Division with Virginia.
No. 8 Georgia 24, No. 22 Kentucky 13
Matthew Stafford threw for a season-low 99 yards but scored on a 10-yard run as the Bulldogs won their fifth straight.
No. 7 Ohio State 14, No. 23 Michigan 3
The Buckeyes spoiled what may have been Lloyd Carr's last game in Michigan Stadium by beating the Wolverines' coach for the fourth straight time. Ohio State RB Beanie Wells (28) had a career day, rushing for 222 yards and two touchdowns.
No. 6 Missouri 49, Kansas State 32
Jeremy Maclin returned a kickoff 99 yards, one of three scores, as he totaled 252 yards in setting the NCAA single-season freshman record for all-purpose yardage.
No. 5 West Virginia 28, No. 21 Cincinnati 23
West Virginia quarterback Pat White ran for 155 yards, becoming the first Big East passer to run for 3,000 yards in his career, and threw for 140 more yards as the Mountaineers won in Nippert Stadium.
No. 2 Kansas 45, Iowa State 7
Derek Fine caught a 4-yard touchdown as the Jayhawks remained unbeaten heading into a showdown with Missouri.
Texas Tech 34, No. 3 Oklahoma 27
Graham Harrell passed for 420 yards and two touchdowns on a career-high 72 attempts as the Red Raiders made Oklahoma the 11th top-five team to lose to an unranked opponent this season.
Arizona 34, No. 2 Oregon 24
The Ducks' high-powered offense was rolling through its first few drives, but then Heisman Trophy candidate Dennis Dixon tore his ACL with about five minutes left in the first quarter. Without Dixon, the Wildcats built a 20-point lead and then held off a late Oregon rally.
No. 1 LSU 41, Ole Miss 24
Trindon Holliday returned a kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown as the Tigers claimed their first outright SEC West crown.