No. 4 Ohio St. 76
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.
No. 5 Stanford 42
No. 23 Arizona St. 28
STANFORD, Calif — Tyler Gaffney ran for 95 yards and two touchdowns, Anthony Wilkerson added 68 yards and another score, and Stanford started strong en route to a victory over Arizona State in the Pac-12 opener for both teams.
The defending conference champions controlled every facet of the game to turn the only matchup between ranked opponents this week into a 29-0 halftime lead. The Cardinal (3-0, 1-0) scored in the air and on the ground, forced two turnovers, blocked two punts, tallied 10 tackles for loss and recorded three sacks.
No. 7 Louisville 72
Florida International 0
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.
No. 8 Florida St. 54
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.
Winston completed 10 of 19 passes for 148 yards and two touchdowns. Devonta Freeman ran for a game-high 112 yards and a touchdown. Karlos Williams finished with 83 yards rushing and two touchdowns, and James Wilder Jr. added 56 yards and a touchdown.
No. 9 Georgia 45
North Texas 21
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
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.
Texas A&M (3-1) was up 32-6 at halftime, and Manziel led the Aggies to a touchdown on their first drive of the third quarter before the Heisman Trophy winner went to the bench.
It was a nice bounce-back game for Texas A&M after falling to No. 1 Alabama 49-42 last week.
Manziel had 244 yards passing with a touchdown and ran for 102 yards and two more scores.
No. 15 Michigan 24
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. — Fitzgerald Toussaint ran for 120 yards and two touchdowns, Desmond Morgan made a one-handed interception in the fourth quarter that swung the game Michigan's way and the Wolverines dodged another upset with a victory against Connecticut.
No. 16 Miami 77
Savannah St. 7
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Dallas Crawford and Gus Edwards both scored three touchdowns and Miami got into the end zone on its first seven possessions in rolling to a victory over Savannah State.
The Hurricanes set a school record for points, topping the 75 scored against Fordham in 1954.
No. 17 Washington 56
Idaho St. 0
SEATTLE — Keith Price threw for 213 yards and three touchdowns in less than a half, Deontae Cooper scored his first career touchdown after three major knee surgeries, and Washington routed Idaho State in the Huskies' final tuneup before the start of Pac-12 play.
No. 18 Northwestern 35
EVANSTON, Ill. — Linebacker Damien Proby and defensive end Dean Lowry each had an interception return for a touchdown to lead Northwestern over Maine.
No. 20 Baylor 70
Louisiana Monroe 7
WACO, Texas — Bryce Petty threw for 351 yards with four touchdowns and ran 2 yards for another score, and Baylor kept piling up the points in a win over Louisiana-Monroe.
ULM (2-2) suffered its worst defeat since a 73-7 drubbing at Auburn in 2003.
No. 22 Notre Dame 17
Michigan St. 13
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Cam McDaniel scored on a 7-yard run following a questionable pass interference call, one of several penalties that hurt Michigan State, and Notre Dame beat the Spartans for its 10th straight home win.
The Fighting Irish (3-1) also took advantage of another questionable pass interference call in the first half that set up a 2-yard touchdown pass from Tommy Rees to TJ Jones and a holding penalty that kept alive a drive that led to a 41-yard field goal by Kyle Brindza.
The Spartans (3-1) had 10 penalties for 115 yards by the Big Ten officials.
No. 24 Wisconsin 41
MADISON, Wis. — Melvin Gordon ran for three touchdowns, James White added 145 yards rushing and a 70-yard score, and Wisconsin opened Big Ten play with a win over Purdue.
No. 25 Texas Tech 33
Texas St. 7
LUBBOCK, Texas — Backup quarterback Davis Webb threw for two touchdowns and 310 yards to lead Texas Tech over Texas State.
No. 4 Ohio St. 76
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