Pachall threw for 473 yards and five touchdowns as the Horned Frogs (8-2, 5-0) secured a clear path to the Mountain West Conference title.
NO. 2 OKLAHOMA STATE 66, TEXAS TECH 6
In Lubbock, Texas, Brandon Weeden threw for 423 yards and five touchdowns and Joseph Randle ran for three more scores as Oklahoma State improved to 10-0 for the first time in school history.
NO. 13 MICHIGAN STATE 37, IOWA 21
In Iowa City, Iowa, Kirk Cousins threw for 260 yards and three touchdowns and Michigan State beat Iowa to take control of the Big Ten’s Legends Division.
NO. 16 WISCONSIN 42, MINNESOTA 13
In Minneapolis, Montee Ball set the Big Ten’s single-season touchdown record with 27 and Wisconsin trampled Minnesota to keep Paul Bunyan’s Axe for the eighth consecutive year– and stay in the conference title chase.
NO. 17 KANSAS STATE 53, TEXAS A&M 50 (4 OT)
In Manhattan, Kan., Collin Klein scored on a quarterback sneak in the fourth overtime, for his sixth touchdown of the game, giving Kansas State a dramatic victory over the Aggies.
NO. 18 SOUTHERN CAL 40, WASHINGTON 17
In Los Angeles, Marqise Lee caught a touchdown pass and returned the second-half kickoff 88 yards for a score in Southern California’s victory.
MISSOURI 17, NO. 21 TEXAS 5
In Columbia, Mo., Kendial Lawrence topped 100 yards with a touchdown in relief of injured Henry Josey and Missouri’s defense kept Texas out of the end zone for the first time since 2004 in an upset that ended a six-game losing streak in the series.
NO. 22 MICHIGAN 31, ILLINOIS 14
In Champaign, Ill., Fitzgerald Toussaint ran for 192 yards and a touchdown and backup quarterback Devin Gardner threw a key TD pass to lead Michigan past Illinois. Denard Robinson didn’t play after a big third-quarter hit.
WEST VIRGINIA 24, NO. 23 CINCINNATI 21
In Cincinnati, Geno Smith threw for 372 yards and led a fourth-quarter touchdown drive that rallied West Virginia to a victory.
NO. 25 SOUTHERN MISS 30, CENTRAL FLORIDA 29
In Hattiesburg, Miss., Austin Davis hit Chris Briggs on a 4-yard touchdown pass with 5:52 to play that lifted Southern Mississippi past Central Florida.
Central Florida scored on a 2-yard pass from Blake Bortles to J.J. Worton with no time remaining, but failed to convert a pass on a 2-point conversion attempt.