Texas A&M fall flat in loss to Louisiana State

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Say hello to the Louisiana StateUniversity defense, Johnny Manziel.

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LSU running back Jeremy Hill carried the ball for 127 yards and scored a touchdown in the Tigers' win over SEC newcomer Texas A&M in College Station, Texas.  ERIC KAYNE/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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LSU running back Jeremy Hill carried the ball for 127 yards and scored a touchdown in the Tigers' win over SEC newcomer Texas A&M in College Station, Texas.

Jeremy Hill rushed for 127 yards and a touchdown, and the sixth-ranked Tigers controlled Texas A&M’s dual-threat quarterback to rally from an early deficit and beat the 20th-ranked Aggies 24-19 at Kyle Field on Saturday.

Michael Ford had a touchdown and Zach Mettenberger threw a TD pass to Kadron Boone for the Tigers (7-1, 3-1 Southeastern Conference), who scored 21 points off Texas A&M turnovers.

Texas A&M (5-2, 2-2) outplayed the Tigers for much of the first half and led 12-0, LSU’s largest deficit since the national championship game against Alabama in January.

Manziel, the SEC’s leader in total offense, completed 29 of 56 passes for 276 yards but threw three interceptions. He was also the league’s leading rusher coming into the game and was held to 27 yards.

“Defense just had to get their feet set and understand what was going on,” LSU coach Les Miles said, “get the comfort of the scheme and the habit of throw and how to chase that quarterback. He’s a gutsy, tough guy.”

NO. 5 NOTRE DAME 17, BRIGHAM YOUNG 14

In South Bend, Ind., Theo Riddick pounded his way for a career-high 143 yards and Cierre Wood added 114 yards as Notre Dame overpowered a Brigham Young defense that entered the game third in the nation against the run.

Notre Dame (7-0) is off to its best start in a decade. The Cougars (4-4) surrendered 270 yards rushing.

NO. 7 OHIO STATE 29, PURDUE 22

In Columbus, Ohio, Kenny Guiton came off the bench in relief of the injured Braxton Miller to lead touchdown drives in the final minute of regulation and in overtime, with Carlos Hyde scoring on a 1-yard run to clinch Ohio State’s victory.

Purdue (3-4, 0-3 Big Ten) led 22-14 when Ohio State got the ball with 47 seconds left. Guiton, inserted when Miller went out with an injury in the third quarter, hit Chris Fields on a 2-yard touchdown pass with 3 seconds remaining.

NO. 10 OKLAHOMA 52, KANSAS 7

In Norman, Okla., Landry Jones threw for 291 yards and three touchdowns, and Okla­homa (5-1, 3-1 Big 12) scored on a kickoff return and a punt return in the same game for the first time in school history while clobbering Kansas (1-6, 0-4).

NO. 11 SOUTHERN CAL 50, COLORADO 6

In Los Angeles, Matt Bark­ley threw for 298 yards and six touchdowns while setting Southern California’s career record for TD passes, and Robert Woods set a pair of school marks as the Trojans (6-1, 4-1 Pac-12) beat Colorado (1-6, 1-3).

NO. 16 LOUISVILLE 27, SOUTH FLORIDA 25

In Louisville, Ky., Teddy Bridgewater threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Eli Rogers with 1:35 left, and Louisville stayed perfect by edging South Florida.

Louisville (7-0, 2-0 Big East) rallied after yielding 15 consecutive points to South Florida (2-5, 0-3).

NO. 18 TEXAS TECH 56, TEXAS CHRISTIAN 53 (3OT)

In Fort Worth, Texas, Seth Doege tossed a touchdown pass in each of the three overtime periods, giving him seven and helping Texas Tech beat TCU.

NO. 19 RUTGERS 35, TEMPLE 10

In Philadelphia, Gary Nova threw four touchdown passes in the second half to lead Rutgers (7-0, 4-0 Big East) to a comeback victory over Temple (3-3, 2-1).

TOLEDO 29, NO. 21 CINCINNATI 23

In Toledo, Ohio, The Rockets’ Bernard Reedy scored on a 91-yard kickoff return to lead Toledo over Cincinnati, handing the Bearcats their first loss.

Cincinnati (5-1) led once in the third quarter, but Reedy put Toledo (6-1) up 26-20.

NO. 22 STANFORD 21, CALIFORNIA 3

In Berkeley, Calif., Stepfan Taylor ran for a career-high 189 yards and a touchdown, and Stanford (5-2, 3-1 Pac-12) overwhelmed California (3-5, 2-3) for its third Big Game win in a row.

NO. 23 MICHIGAN 12, MICHIGAN STATE 10

In Ann Arbor, Mich., Brendan Gibbons made a 38-yard field goal with 5 seconds left, lifting Michigan (5-2, 3-0 Big Ten) over Michigan State (4-4, 1-3).

NO. 24 BOISE STATE 32, UNLV 7

In Boise, Idaho, D.J Har­per rushed for two TDs and Boise State’s defense had one also help the Broncos (6-1, 3-0 Mountain West) rout UNLV (1-7, 1-2).


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