STANFORD, Calif. — Stepfan Taylor, Tyler Gaffney and Anthony Wilkerson powered seventh-ranked Stanford to a school-record 446 yards rushing to blow past No. 22 Washington 65-21 on Saturday night.
The running backs gave Heisman Trophy hopeful Andrew Luck some rest as the Cardinal (7-0, 5-0 Pac-12) extended the nation’s longest winning streak to 15 games. Taylor ran for 138 yards, Gaffney 117 yards and Wilkerson 93 yards to break the previous team mark of 439 in a victory over Oregon State in 1981.
Facing the first ranked opponent of the season, Stanford pounded the Huskies (5-2, 4-1) in a critical Pac-12 North matchup.
Chris Polk ran for scores from 46 and 61 yards in the first half to keep Washington close early. He finished with 144 yards rushing.
NO. 5 BOISE STATE 33,AIR FORCE 26
In Boise, Idaho, Kellen Moore threw three touchdowns, Doug Martin scored twice and the defense and special teams did just enough to help Boise State hold off Air Force.
Moore was precise as usual, going 23 of 29 for 281 yards.
NO. 9 OREGON 45, COLORADO 2
In Boulder, Colo., playing without Darron Thomas and LaMichael James, Oregon bulldozed injury-riddled Colorado.
The Ducks lost none of their quick-strike scoring ability without their injured quarterback and running back.
Thomas was out with a knee injury and James missed his second straight game while recovering from a dislocated elbow.
Kenjon Barner reeled off touchdown runs of 4 and 84 yards in a fill-in role.
NO. 12 KANSAS STATE 59, KANSAS 21
In Manhattan, Kan., Collin Klein threw for a career-high 195 yards and accounted for five touchdowns, freshman Tyler Lockett returned a kickoff for a score and caught a touchdown pass, and Kansas State tuned up for a big showdown next week against Oklahoma with a rout of Kansas.
The Wildcats (7-0, 4-0) are riding their best start since 1999, when they won their first nine games.
NO. 13 NEBRASKA 41, MINNESOTA 14
In Minneapolis, Rex Burkhead rushed for 117 yards and a touchdown and Nebraska racked up 346 yards on the ground.
Taylor Martinez threw for 162 yards and a touchdown and Austin Cassidy returned a fumble for another score in the win.
NO. 17 TEXAS A&M 33, IOWA STATE 17
In Ames, Iowa, Ryan Tannehill threw for 263 yards and two touchdowns and 17th-ranked Texas A&M held off Iowa State for its third consecutive Big 12 win.
Michael had 142 yards on 18 carries, Gray added 125 yards and Jeff Fuller and Michael Lamothe each had TD receptions for Texas A&M.
NO. 21 HOUSTON 63, MARSHALL 28
In Houston, Case Keenum became the Football Bowl Subdivision’s career leader in total offense on Saturday, throwing for 376 yards and tying his career high with six touchdown passes in No. 21 Houston’s 63-28 win over Marshall.
The senior quarterback needed 130 yards to eclipse the record (16,910 yards) set by Hawaii’s Tim Chang from 2000-04.
PURDUE 21, NO. 23 ILLINOIS 14
In West Lafayette, Ind., Caleb TerBush passed for 178 yards and two touchdowns to help Purdue upset Illinois.
Raheem Mostert ran for a touchdown and tackled the punter on a play that led to another score for the Boilermakers (4-3, 2-1 Big Ten).
It was Purdue’s first victory over a ranked team since beating No. 7 Ohio State in 2009.
Illinois (6-2, 2-2) lost its second in a row.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 31, NOTRE DAME 17
In South Bend, Ind., Jawanza Starling returned a fumbled snap 80 yards for a third-quarter touchdown and Matt Barkley passed for three scores as Southern California beat Notre Dame to end the Irish’s four-game winning streak.
USC, which has now won nine of the last 10 meetings in the long rivalry, had a 443-267 advantage in total yards.