TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – T.J. Yeldon rushed for 121 yards, Kenyan Drake gained 99 and a dominating defense powered No. 1 Alabama to a 25-0 victory over No. 21 Mississippi on Saturday night.
Yeldon scored on a 68-yard run and Drake added a 50-yard scamper to revive a struggling running game for the Crimson Tide (4-0, 2-0 Southeastern Conference), which outgained the Rebels 434-205.
Ole Miss (3-1, 1-1) was seeking its first 4-0 start in 43 years but instead was shut out for the first time since Arkansas did it in November 1998.
No. 3 CLEMSON 56, WAKE FOREST 7: In Clemson, S.C., Tajh Boyd threw three touchdown passes and ran for another to became the second Atlantic Coast Conference quarterback to account for 100 career touchdowns as he led the Tigers (4-0, 2-0 ACC).
No. 8 FLORIDA STATE 48, BOSTON COLLEGE 34: In Boston, Jameis Winston threw for four touchdowns, including a 55-yard Hail Mary as time expired in the first half, to help the Seminoles (4-0, 2-0 ACC) win.
No. 10 TEXAS A&M 45, ARKANSAS 33: In Fayetteville, Ark., Johnny Manziel accounted for 320 total yards of offense and threw two touchdown passes to Mike Evans to lead the Aggies (4-1, 1-1 SEC).
WEST VIRGINIA 30, No. 11 OKLAHOMA STATE 21: In Morgantown, W.Va., Clint Trickett threw a touchdown pass in his first start at West Virginia, Ishmael Banks returned an interception for a touchdown to lead the Mountaineers (3-2, 1-1 Big 12). The Cowboys (3-1, 0-1) were penalized 10 times for 96 yards and had four turnovers – more than their first three games combined.
No. 12 SOUTH CAROLINA 28, CENRAL FLORIDA 25: In Orlando, Fla., Mike Davis rushed 26 times for 167 yards and three touchdowns, as the Gamecocks overcame an injury to starting quarterback Connor Shaw, four turnovers and a 10-0 halftime deficit. Shaw left the game with a sprained right shoulder after a hard tackle during South Carolinas first offensive series of the contest.
No. 15 MIAMI 49, SOUTH FLORIDA 21: In Tampa, Fla., Stephen Morris threw for two touchdowns before limping off with an ankle injury and Duke Johnson scored a TD in his eighth consecutive game to lead the Hurricanes (4-0).
No. 16 WASHINGTON 31, ARIZONA 13: In Seattle, Bishop Sankey carried a school-record 40 times for 161 yards and a touchdown and Keith Price threw for two touchdowns to lead the Huskies.
No. 20 FLORIDA 24, KENTUCKY 7: In Lexington, Ky., Matt Jones rushed for 176 yards and a touchdown and Tyler Murphy threw for 156 yards and a score as the Gators won for the 27th straight time in the series.