The Cowboys (9-0, 6-0 Big 12) matched the best start in school history and survived quite a scare from K-State (7-2, 4-2), which had three shots at the end zone in the final 12 seconds.
NO. 4 STANFORD 38, OREGON STATE 13
In Corvallis, Ore., Andrew Luck threw for 206 yards and three touchdowns in Stanford’s victory over Oregon State.
The victory was costly for the Cardinal, who lost senior receiver Chris Owusu to a concussion in the second quarter after a helmet-to-helmet collision with Beavers cornerback Jordan Poyer.
Stanford (9-0, 7-0 Pac-12) extended the nation’s longest winning streak to 17 games. The Cardinal have not opened 9-0 since 1952.
IOWA 24, NO. 13 MICHIGAN 16
In Iowa City, Iowa, Marcus Coker ran for 132 yards and a pair of touchdown and Iowa held off a late Michigan (7-2, 3-2) rally.
James Vandenberg added 171 yards passing and a TD for the Hawkeyes (6-3, 3-2 Big Ten).
NO. 14 HOUSTON 56, ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM 13
In Birmingham, Ala., Case Keenum threw for 407 yards to become the most prolific passer in NCAA history and he added his first two rushing touchdowns of the season to lead Houston (9-0, 5-0 Conference USA).
Keenum passed Timmy Chang’s career record of 17,072 yards passing for Hawaii from 2000-04. Keenum finished the game with 17,212 yards passing.
NO. 15 MICHIGAN STATE 31, MINNESOTA 24
In East Lansing, Mich., Le’Veon Bell’s 35-yard touchdown run with 10:58 remaining helped Michigan State hold off upset-minded Minnesota (2-7, 1-4 Big Ten) .
Bell ran for 96 yards and two touchdowns, and Kirk Cousins threw for 296 yards and a pair of TDs for the Spartans (7-1, 4-1 Big Ten).
NO. 19 WISCONSIN 62, PURDUE 17
In Madison, Wis., Montee Ball ran for a career-high 223 yards with three touchdowns and Wisconsin (7-2, 3-2 Big Ten) rebounded from back-to-back losses with a rout of Purdue (4-5, 2-3).
UCLA 29, NO. 20 ARIZONA STATE 28
In Pasadena, Calif., Derrick Coleman scored the go-ahead touchdown for UCLA on a 1-yard run with 49 seconds to play, and Alex Garoutte missed a 46-yard field goal attempt as time expired in the Bruins’ victory.
NO. 23 CINCINNATI 26, PITTSBURGH 23
In Pittsburgh, Zach Collaros threw for 214 yards and ran for two touchdowns as No. 23 Cincinnati (7-1, 3-0 Big East) took firm control of the Big East race.
LOUISVILLE 38, NO. 24 WEST VIRGINIA 35
In Morgantown, W.Va., Teddy Bridgewater threw for one touchdown, Andrew Johnson returned a blocked field goal for another score and Louisville (5-4, 3-1 Big East) shocked West Virginia (6-3, 2-2).
Geno Smith threw for 410 yards and three scores but couldn’t bring the Mountaineers (6-3, 2-2) back from 10 points down in the fourth quarter.