The Wildcats improved to 10-0 for only the second time under coach Bill Snyder, and moved within two wins of likely reaching their first BCS championship game.
SYRACUSE 45, NO. 11 LOUISVILLE 26
In Syracuse, N.Y., Ryan Nassib threw for 246 yards and three touchdowns in his final home game, and moved into second on the school’s career passing list as Syracuse (5-5, 4-2 Big East) knocked Louisville (9-1, 4-1) from the unbeaten ranks.
NO. 16 STANFORD 27,
NO. 13 OREGON STATE 23
In Stanford, Calif., Kevin Hogan threw for 254 yards and three touchdowns in his first collegiate start, and Stanford (8-2, 6-1) overcame four turnovers to rally past Oregon State (7-2, 5-2) and stay in control of its Pac-12 title hopes.
NO. 14 OKLAHOMA 42, BAYLOR 34
In Norman, Okla., Landry Jones threw for 277 yards and two touchdowns, Damien Williams ran for 99 yards and two scores and Oklahoma (7-2, 5-1 Big 12) beat Baylor (4-5-, 1-5) to move Bob Stoops into sole possession of second place on the school’s career victory list.
NO. 18 NEBRASKA 32, PENN STATE 23
In Lincoln, Neb., Taylor Martinez threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Jamal Turner for Nebraska’s first lead, and the Cornhuskers (8-2, 5-1 Big Ten) overcame a double-digit, second-half deficit for the fourth time this season in a victory over Penn State (6-4, 4-2) .
NO. 19 LOUISIANA TECH 62,
TEXAS STATE 55
In San Marcos, Texas, Kenneth Dixon ran for four touchdowns to set a single-season NCAA freshman record and Louisiana Tech (9-1, 4-0 Western Athletic Conference) scored on all but two possessions to beat Texas State (3-6, 1-3 WAC).
Dixon set NCAA single-season records for rushing touchdowns (24) and total points (150) by a freshman.
The Bulldogs have won 10 consecutive games in the Western Athletic Conference.
NO. 19 TEXAS 33, IOWA STATE 7
In Austin, Texas, David Ash passed for 364 yards and two touchdowns and Texas (8-2, 5-2 Big 12) honored the memory of former coach Darrell Royal by whipping Iowa State (5-5, 2-5).
NO. 21 SOUTHERN CAL 38,
ARIZONA STATE 17
In Los Angeles, Marqise Lee caught 10 passes for 161 yards and a touchdown, Curtis McNeal rushed for 163 yards and two more scores, and Southern Cal beat Arizona State (5-5, 3-4 Pac-12).
NO. 24 RUTGERS 28, ARMY 7
In Piscataway, N.J., Brandon Coleman caught his second touchdown of the game on a 31-yard pass from Gary Nova with 8:49 to play and Rutgers (8-1) turned back Army (2-8).
NO. 25 TEXAS TECH 41, KANSAS 34 (2OT)
In Lubbock, Texas, Eric Stephens threw a 3-yard jump pass to Darrin Moore for a touchdown in double overtime to lead Texas Tech (7-3, 4-3 Big 12) past Kansas (1-9, 0-7).