Florida State blows out Miami in battle of unbeatens

Florida State 41, Miami 14

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Jameis Winston threw for 325 yards and No. 3 Florida State rolled to a 41-14 victory against No. 7 Miami in another matchup of undefeated Atlantic Coast Conference rivals that turned into a Seminoles’ blowout.

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Florida State running back Devonta Freeman outruns the Miami defense. Freeman scored three touchdowns and rushed for 78 yards as the Seminoles won easily.  CHRIS O'MEARA/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Florida State running back Devonta Freeman outruns the Miami defense. Freeman scored three touchdowns and rushed for 78 yards as the Seminoles won easily.

Winston threw two interceptions in the first half after throwing four in the first seven games, but the Florida State defense shut out the Hurricanes (7-1, 3-1) in the second half after it was 21-4 at the break.

The Seminoles (8-0, 6-0) went on a 20-0 run after a skirmish broke out midway through the third quarter.

NO. 24 MICHIGAN STATE 29, NO. 23 MICHIGAN 6

In East Lansing, Mich., Shilique Calhoun, Ed Davis and the rest of Michigan State’s defense battered rival Michigan, and the Spartans remained unbeaten in the Big Ten with a victory over the Wolverines.

Michigan State (8-1, 5-0 Big Ten) has won five of the past six meetings with the Wolverines, and this was the Spartans’ most lopsided win in the series since 1967. They held Michigan (6-2, 2-2) to minus-48 yards rushing, the worst output in the Ann Arbor program’s history.

NO. 4 OHIO STATE 56, PURDUE 0

In West Lafayette, Ind., Doran Grant picked off Purdue’s first pass, returning it for a touchdown, and Braxton Miller threw for 233 yards and four touchdowns as Ohio State (9-0, 5-0 Big Ten) extended the nation’s longest winning streak to 21 with a rout at Purdue (1-7, 0-4).

The Buckeyes have not lost in 22 months.

Coach Urban Meyer also won his 22nd consecutive game, tying a personal best established when he was at Florida.

Purdue lost its sixth in a row.

NO. 18 OKLAHOMA STATE 52, NO. 15 TEXAS TECH 34

In Lubbock, Texas, Clint Chelf threw for two touchdowns and a season-high 211 yards and ran for two more scores to lead Oklahoma State (7-1, 4-1 Big 12) past Texas Tech (7-2, 4-2).

Desmond Roland ran for three TDs, a week after getting four for Oklahoma State.
The win keeps Oklahoma State in the conference title hunt and makes the road for Texas Tech more difficult. The Red Raiders have lost two in a row.

NO. 17 UCLA 45, COLORADO 23

In Pasadena, Calif., Brett Hundley threw two touchdown passes and rushed for two more scores, Devin Fuller scored three touchdowns, and UCLA (6-2, 3-2 Pac-12) shook off back-to-back losses.

Damien Thigpen also ran for a TD for the Bruins, who rebounded from road defeats at Stanford and Oregon despite a sluggish start in their homecoming game.

NO. 21 NORTHERN ILLINOIS 63, MASSACHUSETTS 19

In Foxborough, Mass., Jordan Lynch ran for 119 yards and four touchdowns and threw for another in just more than a half to lead Northern Illinois (9-0, 5-0 Mid-American Conference) over Massachusetts (1-8, 1-4).

The Huskies scored touchdowns on their first five possessions and six of their seven drives in the first half.

NO. 22 WISCONSIN 28, IOWA 9

In Iowa City, Iowa, James White ran for 132 yards and a pair of late touchdowns as Wisconsin (6-2, 4-1 Big Ten) overwhelmed Iowa s (5-4, 2-3) for its third consecutive win.

Joel Stave added two touchdown passes for the Badgers, who are bowl eligible for the 12th year in a row.

Hawkeyes QB Jake Rud­ock had 109 yards passing before leaving the game in the third quarter with an apparent left leg injury.


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