Oregon runs wild against Southern Cal

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LOS ANGELES — Kenjon Barner rushed for a school-record 321 yards and five touchdowns, Marcus Mariota threw four TD passes, and No. 2 Oregon produced another landmark offensive performance in a 62-51 victory over No. 18 Southern California on Saturday night.

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Oregon's Kenjon Barner (right) scores one of his five touchdowns in the win over Southern Cal. Barner rushed for a school-record 321 yards Saturday night.  BRET HARTMAN/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Oregon's Kenjon Barner (right) scores one of his five touchdowns in the win over Southern Cal. Barner rushed for a school-record 321 yards Saturday night.

Josh Huff caught two touchdowns, and De’Anthony Thomas and Daryl Hawkins also caught scoring passes for the Ducks (9-0, 6-0 Pac-12), who outlasted USC in a back-and-forth second half to extend their winning streak to 12 games since the Trojans (6-3, 4-3) won in Eugene last season.

Oregon’s 730 yards and 62 points were the most ever allowed by USC, which began playing football in 1888.

NO. 6 OHIO STATE 52, ILLINOIS 22

In Columbus, Ohio, Carlos Hyde rushed for 137 yards and three touchdowns and Braxton Miller passed for two scores and ran for another to lead Ohio State past Illinois.

The Buckeyes (10-0, 6-0 Big Ten) maintained the upper hand in the Leaders Division heading into a bye week. They have games remaining at Wisconsin on Nov. 17 and against rival Michigan at home a week later.

It was the sixth consecutive loss for the Illini (2-7, 0-5).

NO. 12 LOUISVILLE 45, TEMPLE 17

In Louisville, Ky., Teddy Bridgewater threw a career-high five touchdown passes and Louisville (9-0, 4-0 Big East) beat Temple.

The Owls (3-5, 2-3) lost their third consecutive game and have been outscored 127-44 during that stretch.

NO. 14 OKLAHOMA 35, IOWA STATE 20

In Ames, Iowa, Landry Jones threw for 405 yards and a season-high four touchdowns and Oklahoma (6-2, 4-1 Big 12) beat Iowa State, (5-4, 2-4) moving coach Bob Stoops into a second-place tie with Bud Wilkinson on the Sooners’ career win list.

Stoops posted his 145th victory with Oklahoma. He is 12 wins shy of tying Barry Switzer for the most in school history.

NO. 15 STANFORD 48, COLORADO 0

In Boulder, Colo., Kevin Hogan ignited Stanford’s sputtering offense and led the Cardinal (7-2, 5-1 Pac-12) to a rout of Colorado (1-8, 1-5), the Buffaloes’ first shutout at home in 26 years.

TEXAS 31, NO. 20 TEXAS TECH 22

In Lubbock, Texas, David Ash threw for three touchdowns and 264 yards to lead Texas past Texas Tech (6-3, 3-3 Big 12) .

Mike Davis had a career-high 165 yards on four catches, one a 75-yarder from Ash in the second quarter for the Longhorns (7-2, 4-2 Big 12).

NO. 21 NEBRASKA 28, MICHIGAN STATE 24

In East Lansing, Mich., Taylor Martinez threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Jamal Turner with 6 seconds left, giving Nebraska (7-2, 4-1) a win over Michigan State (5-5, 2-4) that kept the Cornhuskers tied with Michigan atop the Big Ten Legends Division.

Martinez rushed for 205 yards and two touchdowns, becoming Nebraska’s career leader in total offense.

NO. 22 LOUISIANA TECH 51, TEXAS-SAN ANTONIO 27

In Ruston, La., Kenneth Dixon scored three touchdowns and Louisiana Tech (8-1, 3-0 WAC) pulled away from Texas-San Antonio in the fourth quarter in a victory.

TEXAS CHRISTIAN 39, NO. 23 WEST VIRGINIA 38 2OT

In Morgantown, W.Va., Corey Fuller caught a 25-yard touchdown pass and Trevone Boykin threw to Josh Boyce for the 2-point conversion, lifting Texas Christian University to a win over West Virginia.

TCU (6-3, 3-3 Big 12) got the victory after West Virginia (5-3, 2-3) went ahead on Geno Smith’s 25-yard TD pass to Stedman Bailey.


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