Oregon falls behind early, rallies to defeat Stanford

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EUGENE, Ore. --- Darron Thomas threw for 238 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another 117 yards and a score to lead No. 4 Oregon to a 52-31 victory over No. 9 Stanford.

Texas quarterback Garrett Gilbert (left) is sacked by Oklahoma's Jeremy Beal. The Sooners survived another fourth-quarter scare to beat the Longhorns on Saturday. 
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Texas quarterback Garrett Gilbert (left) is sacked by Oklahoma's Jeremy Beal. The Sooners survived another fourth-quarter scare to beat the Longhorns on Saturday.

The Ducks (5-0, 2-0 Pac-10) fell behind 21-3 in the first quarter of the frenzied game, but forced two crucial turnovers in the second half to take control. LaMichael James ran for 257 yards and three touchdowns.

It was Oregon's 13th win in a row at Autzen Stadium and 10th consecutive Pac-10 victory.

Stanford (4-1, 1-1) has not won a game while ranked in the top 10 since 1970.

NO. 2 OHIO STATE 24, ILLINOIS 13

In Champaign, Ill., Terrelle Pryor returned after an injury briefly knocked him from the game, then led Ohio State on a clinching touchdown drive in the closing minutes in a win over Illinois.

Pryor ran for 104 yards and was 9 of 16 for 76 yards and two touchdowns through the air.

NO. 3 BOISE STATE 59, NEW MEXICO STATE 0

In Las Cruces, N.M., Kellen Moore was 13 of 18 for 196 yards and three touchdowns, including two scoring passes to tight end Kyle Efaw, and Boise State beat lowly New Mexico State to extend itswinning streak to 18 games.

NO. 5 TEXAS CHRISTIAN 27, COLORADO STATE 0

In Fort Collins, Colo., Ed Wesley scored twice, Texas Christian's swarming defense forced two fumbles and the Frogs overcame a lethargic start to beat Colorado State.

NO. 8 OKLAHOMA 28, NO. 21 TEXAS 20

In Dallas, Landry Jones threw for 236 yards and two touchdowns, DeMarco Murray ran for two scores on hurry-up plays and Oklahoma survived another fourth-quarter swoon to hand Texas its second consecutive loss in the Red River Rivalry.

NO. 17 IOWA 24, PENN STATE 3

In Iowa City, Iowa, Ricky Stanzi threw for 227 yards and a touchdown and ran for a score, and Iowa overwhelmed Penn State for its third consecutive win over the Nittany Lions.

Adam Robinson added 95 yards rushing for the Hawkeyes (4-1, 1-0 Big Ten), who recorded their biggest win ever over Penn State.

Bolden had 212 yards passing for Penn State (3-2, 0-1), which has scored just six points in a pair of road losses to Alabama and the Hawkeyes.

WASHINGTON 32, NO. 18 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 31

In Los Angeles, Jake Locker engineered a long drive to set up Erik Folk's 32-yard field goal as time expired, and Washington beat Southern California.

Locker passed for 310 yards and rushed for 111 more as the Huskies (2-2, 1-0 Pac-10) racked up 537 yards of offense in their second consecutive win over the Trojans (4-1, 1-1).

After USC's Joe Houston clanged a 40-yard field goal attempt off the upright with 2:34 left, the Huskies impressively moved downfield in the final minutes of the first meeting between USC coach Lane Kiffin and Washington's Steve Sarkisian, who ran the Trojans' offense together as assistant coaches.

NO. 19 MICHIGAN 42, INDIANA 35

In Bloomington, Ind., Denard Robinson ran 4 yards for a TD with 17 seconds left to give Michigan a win at Indiana and complete another spectacular performance by the Wolverines' star quarterback.

Robinson ran 19 times for 217 yards and two scores, completed 10 of 16 passes for 277 yards and three scores


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