Michigan snaps skid in Ohio State rivalry

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Denard Robinson accounted for five touchdowns, helping No. 17 Michigan beat Ohio State 40-34 on Saturday and snap a school-record, seven-game losing streak in the rivalry.

Michigan's Denard Robinson completed 14 of 17 passes for 167 yards and three touchdowns while rushing 26 times for 170 yards and two scores vs. Ohio State.  Associated Press
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Michigan's Denard Robinson completed 14 of 17 passes for 167 yards and three touchdowns while rushing 26 times for 170 yards and two scores vs. Ohio State.

The Wolverines (10-2, 6-2 Big Ten) were forced to settle for a six-point lead with 1:59 left on Brendan Gibbons’ career-long 43-yard field goal after two apparent TDs were negated by a video review and penalties.

The Buckeyes (6-6, 3-5) had a chance to win the game on their final drive, but freshman Braxton Miller sailed a pass over Deviser Posey’s head on what could have been a 76-yard TD and threw a loss-sealing interception to Courtney Avery.

NO. 4 STANFORD 28,  NO. 22 NOTRE DAME14

In Stanford, Calif., Andrew Luck set the school record for the most career touchdown passes and eclipsed his own single-season mark, throwing for 233 yards and four scores to lead Stanford past Notre Dame in his home finale.

Luck topped John Elway’s record of 77 touchdown passes and helped the Cardinal (11-1) build a 21-0 halftime lead.

He has thrown for 80 touchdowns in three years, including 35 this season.

Tommy Rees threw an interception, lost a fumble and took a bruising blow to the ribs for Notre Dame (8-4) before getting benched.

NO. 7 BOISE STATE 36,  WYOMING 14

In Boise, Idaho, Kellen Moore tossed three touchdown passes, including a 46-yarder on the final play of the first half, to lead Boise State.

After a sluggish start, Moore and the Broncos (10-1, 5-1) rattled off 36 consecutive points to put away the game and secure a second-place finish in their first year as a member of the Mountain West Conference.

Moore was 24 of 36 for 279 yards, and he threw touchdowns of 17 and 10 yards in the second half.

NO. 9 OREGON 49, OREGON STATE 21

In Eugene, Ore., LaMi­chael James ran for 142 yards and Oregon beat Oregon State to clinch the Pac-12 North and a spot in the conference’s first title game.

The Ducks (10-2, 8-1 Pac-12) will play host to UCLA on Friday, with a chance to win their third consecutive conference championship and a spot in the Rose Bowl.

NO. 11 MICHIGAN STATE 31, NORTHWESTERN 17

In Evanston, Ill., Keshawn Martin returned a punt 57 yards for a touchdown just be­fore halftime and Kirk Cous­ins threw two TD passes to B.J. Cunningham as No. 11 Michigan State warmed up for next week’s Big Ten Championship Game.

The Spartans already had wrapped up the Legends Division title and a berth in the league title game.

NO. 12 OKLAHOMA 26,
IOWA STATE 6

In Norman, Okla., Landry Jones threw for 256 yards, Blake Bell punched in two short touchdown runs and Oklahoma set up a Bedlam showdown for the Big 12 championship by beating Iowa State.

Trey Franks finished with 88 yards rushing on two long reverses to set up scores for the Sooners (9-2, 6-2 Big 12), and Michael Hunnicutt matched his career high with four field goals.

Oklahoma will visit No. 4 Oklahoma State next week, with the winner earning the Big 12 title.

NO. 21 BAYLOR 66,  TEXAS TECH 42

In Arlington, Texas, Nick Florence threw two long touchdown passes after Robert Griffin was knocked out of the game and Baylor extended its winning streak to four games.

The Bears (8-3, 5-3 Big 12) went on to a record the victory without Griffin, whose Heisman Trophy chances were dealt a blow.

Baylor set school mark for most points in a conference game, and was already ahead to stay when Griffin scored on a 3-yard keeper just before halftime.

That score came after he was on the sideline for one play after taking an elbow to the helmet while sliding at the end of a run.

Terrance Ganaway rushed 42 times for 246 yards and two touchdowns, giving him a school-record 14.

Texas Tech (5-7, 2-7) finished with its first losing record since 1992.


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