LUBBOCK, Texas – Seth Doege passed for six touchdowns and a career-high 504 yards while Texas Tech’s defense shut down Geno Smith and No. 5 West Virginia as the Red Raiders (5-1, 2-1 Big 12) upset the Mountaineers (5-1, 2-1) 49-14 on Saturday.
Heisman Trophy hopeful Smith completed 29 of 55 passes for 275 yards but couldn’t get the ball in the end zone.
The Red Raiders offense had no such trouble.
When you don’t have a pass rush it’s a lot easier to make your reads, said Doege, who threw TD passes of 39, 19, 16, 2, 29 and 7 yards. He completed 32 of 42 passes and the six touchdowns matched his career-high. Darrin Moore caught three touchdown passes, which tied his career-high.
No. 1 ALABAMA 42, MISSOURI 10: In St. Louis, Eddie Lacy and T.J. Yeldon gave the Crimson Tide a pair of 100-yard rushers in the same game for the first time this season and the two combined for five scores in a soggy, lightning-delayed win over the Tigers (3-4, 0-4 SEC). The Crimson Tide (6-0, 3-0) led 21-0 late in the first quarter en route to their 10th straight victory, all by 19 or more points.
No. 9 LSU 23, No. 3 SOUTH CAROLINA 21: In Baton Rouge, La., freshman Jeremy Hill highlighted a breakout 124-yard, two-touchdown performance with a 50-yard scoring run for the Tigers (6-1, 2-1 SEC), who handed the Gamecocks (6-1, 4-1) their first loss.
No. 4 FLORIDA 31, VANDERBILT 17: In Nashville, Tenn., quarterback Jeff Driskel ran for 177 yards and three touchdowns as the Gators (6-0, 5-0 SEC) remain unbeaten. Vanderbilt (2-4, 1-3) now has lost 47 straight against top-five teams.
No. 6 KANSAS STATE 27, IOWA STATE 21: In Ames, Iowa, quarterback Collin Klein ran for 105 yards and three touchdowns the Wildcats (6-0, 3-0 Big 12) earned their fifth straight win over the Cyclones (4-2, 1-2). The Wildcats held the ball for nearly 41 minutes and converted eight of 17 third downs.
No. 10 OREGON STATE 42, BYU 24: In Provo, Utah, Cody Vaz passed for 332 yards and three touchdowns in his first start since high school to lead the Beavers (5-0) past the Cougars (4-3).
No. 11 USC 24, WASHINGTON 14: In Seattle, Anthony Brown blocked a punt and returned it 21 yards for a touchdown and Jawanza Starling forced a key fumble as the Trojans (5-1, 3-1 Pac-12) overcame an inconsistent offense against the Huskies (3-3, 1-2).
No. 12 FLORIDA STATE 51, BOSTON COLLEGE 7: In Tallahassee, Fla., EJ Manuel threw for a career-high 439 yards and four touchdowns and kicker Dustin Hopkins became the ACC’s career scoring leader as the Seminoles (6-1, 3-1 ACC) cruised past the Golden Eagles (1-5, 0-3).
No. 13 OKLAHOMA 63, No. 15 TEXAS 21: In Dallas, Damien Williams broke off a 95-yard touchdown for the longest run in Red River Rivalry history, and Blake Bell powered his way in for four TDs as the Sooners (4-1, 2-1 Big 12) routed the Longhorns (4-2, 1-2). Landry Jones threw for 321 yards and two touchdowns for Oklahoma.
No. 18 LOUISVILLE 45, PITTSBURGH 35: In Pittsburgh, Senorise Perry rushed for 101 yards and a career-high four touchdowns to help the Cardinals. Teddy Bridgewater passed for 304 yards for Pittsburgh (6-0, 1-0 Big East). Tino Sunseri passed for 287 yards and two touchdowns for Pitt (2-4, 0-3).
No. 20 RUTGERS 23, SYRACUSE 15: In Piscataway, N.J., Duron Harmon scooped up a blocked field goal attempt and ran 75 yards for a tie-breaking touchdown early in the third quarter as the Scarlet Knights (6-0, 3-0 Big East) beat the Orange (2-4, 1-1).
No. 21 CINCINNATI 49, FORDHAM 17: In Cincinnati, Deven Drane scooted 76 yards for a touchdown after picking up a fumble and Munchie Legaux threw two TD passes including a 78-yarder to Travis Kelce to lead the Bearcats (5-0) past the Rams (4-3).
No. 24 BOISE STATE 20, FRESNO STATE 10: In Boise, Idaho, D.J. Harper rushed for 122 yards and a touchdown and Joe Southwick threw for another score to lead the Broncos (5-1, 2-0 Mountain West) past the Bulldogs (4-3, 2-1).