So much for looking ahead to Texas and the Red River Shooout. Led by the prodigious duo of quarterback Sam Bradford (372 passing yards, 2 TDs) and wide receiver Juaquin Iglesias (133 receiving yards, 1 TD), the Sooners made quick and efficient work of the Bears, thus justifying their No. 1 ranking (at least until next week).
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No. 2 Alabama 17, Kentucky 14
For once, the Crimson Tide weren't dominant in victory; but the same could not be said for junior running back Glen Coffee, who rummaged through the Wildcats defense for 240 total yards (225 rushing) and one touchdown.
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No. 4 Missouri 52, Nebraska 17
Thanks to stars like QB Chase Daniel (253 yards, 3 TDs), TE Chase Coffman (71 yards -- pictured) and WR Jeremy Maclin (89 yards, 1 TD), the Tigers pummeled the 'Huskers and earned the school's first victory in Lincoln since 1978.
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No. 5 Texas 38, Colorado 13
No. 1 Oklahoma took care of business earlier in the day. In the nightcap, Colt McCoy (262 passing yards, 2 TDs) and the 'Horns walloped the Buffaloes in Boulder, setting up the Red River Shootout showdown next week.
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No. 6 Penn State 20, Purdue 6
While the Purdue defense keyed on stopping Penn State QB Daryll Clark, running back Evan Royster took over the reins, racking up 194 total yards (141 rushing) and one touchdown in the Nittany Lions' road victory: Next up: a home date with No. 18 Wisconsin.
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No. 7 Texas Tech 58, Kansas State 28
Michael Crabtree (9 catches, 106 yards, 2 TDs) had plenty of reasons to dance in the end zone on Saturday -- while creating a Jordan-esque shadow -- as his Red Raiders hung 58 points on a respectable Wildcats defense. Up next for Texas Tech: a home date with Nebraska.
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No. 8 BYU 34, Utah State 14
The Cougars' rise up the national rankings may be steady. But there is nothing slow about the team's breakneck-scoring pace this season. Against the Aggies on Thursday, QB Max Hall completed 23-of-37 passes for 303 yards and two touchdowns, while preserving BYU's unblemished season (5-0).
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No. 9 USC 44, No. 23 Oregon 10
USC may never get over the bitterness of losing to unranked Oregon State. But Mark Sanchez (323 passing yards, 3 TDs) and the Men of Troy did exact some revenge, putting the wood to Oregon on Saturday.
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Pittsburgh 26, No. 10 South Florida 21
The West Virginia win from '07 aside, Pittsburgh's road win over South Florida may have been coach Dave Wannstedt's sweestest of his Panthers tenure. Sophomore tailback LeSean McCoy carried his team to victory, rushing for 142 yards and two scores.
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No. 12 Florida 38, Arkansas 7
While Florida's offense sputtered at times in its closer-than-the-score-indicated win on Saturday, Moses Jenkins and the defense held firm, holding the Hogs to 361 total yards and just one touchdown.
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No. 19 Vanderbilt 14, No. 13 Auburn 13
The Commodores have so much to celebrate from Saturday's win: their first 5-0 start in more than 50 years, a likely bump in the national rankings and, oh yeah, holding the Tigers to only 208 yards of offense.
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No. 14 Ohio State 20, No. 18 Wisconsin 17
Beanie is back ... and in a big way. Chris Wells carried the Buckeyes to a crucial conference road win overr the Badgers, rushing for 168 yards (on 22 carries) and one touchdown. Next up for Ohio State: a home date with Purdue.
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No. 16 Kansas 35, Iowa State 33
In the unquestioned Game of the Day, Jake Sharp (79 receiving yards, 1 TD) and the Jayhawks rallied from an early 20-0 hole ... and barely held on for the in-conference road victory. Next up for KU: a home date with Colorado.
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No. 15 Utah 31, Oregon State 28
Brian Johnson had a far greater impact on the Utes' comeback win than his stats suggest (201 passing yards, 1 TD). His sprint-rollout, fake-pass, dead-sprint to the end zone score for two points (immediately after a TD pass) spared Utah the obligation for a desperation onside kick late in the game ... which eventually paved the way to their game-winning field goal drive (also led by Johnson).
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No. 17 Boise State 38, Louisiana Tech 3
The wheels are in motion ... things are moving steadily for the Broncos -- and their pursuit of an undefeated season. On Thursday, Boise State (now 5-0) pummeled La. Tech by five touchdowns, led by QB Kellen Moore (325 passing yards, 2 TDs).
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No. 20 Virginia Tech 27, Western Kentucky 13
Not exactly a proud moment for a top-20 team -- squeaking one out against a losing squad from the Sun Belt. But Tyrod Taylor (125 passing yards, 1 TD) and the Hokies will take the win and move on, especially after some emotionally taxing games against Georgia Tech, North Carolina and Nebraska.
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Hawaii 32, No. 22 Fresno St. 29 (OT)
It was a monumental upset for Hawaii, which scored its first-ever road win against a ranked opponent. Meanwhile, it was an ugly loss for Fresno State, which committed six turnovers and missed three field goals in defeat.
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North Carolina 38, No. 24 Connecticut 12
North Carolina could apply for honorary membership into the Big East, after waxing Rutgers a few weeks ago ... and then crushing the undefeated hopes of Connecticut. The Heels (4-1) only have one blemish on their resume -- a loss to ACC foe Virginia Tech.
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