Buckeyes lead series of blowout wins by top-25 schools
(AP) -- Kenny Guiton could be making it very difficult for injured quarterback Braxton Miller to get his starting job back.
Guiton threw each of his school-record six touchdown passes in the first half to lead fourth-ranked Ohio State to a 76-0 pounding of Florida A&M. Guiton completed 24 of 34 passes for 215 yards while Miller continued to sit out with a sprained left knee ligament. Guiton's TD passes went to five different receivers as the Buckeyes posted their largest margin of victory since an 85-7 rout of Drake in 1935.
Five other top-25 teams won by at least 49 points.
Teddy Bridgewater threw four TD passes and seventh-ranked Louisville allowed a school-record-low 30 yards in a 72-0 thrashing of Florida International. It was the highest scoring game for the 4-0 Cardinals since a 73-10 victory over Murray State in 2007.
Devonta Freeman, Karlos Williams and James Wilder Jr. combined for 251 rushing yards and four touchdowns to lead eighth-ranked Florida State to a 56-7 romp of Bethune-Cookman. Jameis (JAYM'-ihz) Winston completing 10 of his 19 passes for 148 yards and two scores.
Sixteenth-rated Miami scored touchdowns on its first seven possessions and rolled to a 77-7 laugher against Savannah State. Dallas Crawford and Gus Edwards both scored three touchdowns to help the Hurricanes set a school record for points in a game.
No. 17 Washington ripped Idaho State 56-0 as Keith Price threw for 213 yards and three touchdowns while the Huskies were building a 42-0 lead. Deontae Cooper scored his first career touchdown after three major knee surgeries.
Bryce Petty threw for 351 yards and four touchdowns as 20th-ranked Baylor ripped Louisiana-Monroe 70-7 to become the first FBS team since LSU in 1930 to open a season with at least 60 points in three consecutive games. The fast-paced Bears needed a total of six minutes to score seven offensive touchdowns in the 10 drives Petty played.
In other AP Top-25 action, top-ranked Alabama sputtered on offense for three quarters before the Crimson Tide posted a 31-6 win over Colorado State. AJ McCarron threw for 258 yards and a TD for the Tide, who managed only one offensive touchdown and no third-down conversions in the first three quarters.
Fifth-ranked Stanford jumped out to a 29-0 halftime lead before settling for a 42-38 rout of No. 23 Arizona State. Tyler Gaffney ran for 95 yards and two touchdowns for the Cardinal, who forced two turnovers, blocked two punts, tallied 10 tackles for loss and recorded three sacks.
Sixth-ranked LSU was a 35-21 winner against Auburn behind Jeremy Hill, who rushed for a career-high 184 yards and tied a career high with three touchdowns. Zach Mettenberger completed his only touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter to snuff out an Auburn rally.
Aaron Murray threw for 408 yards and three touchdowns, ran for another score, and led No. 9 Georgia to a 45-21 victory over pesky North Texas. Murray hooked up with freshman Reggie Davis on a 98-yard TD, the longest pass play in Bulldogs history.
Johnny Manziel (man-ZEHL') accounted for 346 yards with three touchdowns in just more than a half as 10th-ranked Texas A&M cruised to a 42-13 win over SMU. Manziel had 244 yards passing with a touchdown and ran for 102 yards and two more scores before taking a seat on the bench early in the second half.
No. 15 Michigan escaped with a 24-21 victory against Connecticut, thanks to Brendan Gibbons' 21-yard field goal with 4:36 remaining. Fitzgerald Toussaint ran for 120 yards and scored a pair of second-half touchdowns.
Linebacker Damien Proby and defensive end Dean Lowry each had an interception return for a touchdown to lead No. 18 Northwestern past Maine 35-21. Running back Mike Trumpy and quarterback Kain Colter each had rushing touchdowns for the 4-0 Wildcats, who were outgained 379 yards to 373.
No. 19 Florida beat Tennessee 31-17 but lost starting quarterback Jeff Driskel to a season-ending ankle injury. Tyler Murphy led five scoring drives, including a swing pass that Solomon Patton turned into a 52-yard touchdown.
No. 22 Notre Dame pulled out a 17-13 win over visiting Michigan State as the Irish scored two touchdowns following pass interference penalties. Cam McDaniel's seven-yard scoring run with 14:44 left came after a pass interference call and put the Irish ahead 17-10.
Melvin Gordon ran for three touchdowns and 24th-ranked Wisconsin opened its Big Ten schedule by clobbering Purdue 41-10. James White ran for 145 yards, including a 70-yard TD.
Backup quarterback Davis Webb threw for 310 yards and two touchdowns to lead No. 25 Texas Tech over Texas State 33-7. Will Smith returned a fumble nine yards for the Red Raiders' lone touchdown of the first half.
Tigers rally to cut magic number...Braves falter...A's on verge of clinching...Bucs beat Reds
(AP) -- The Detroit Tigers trailed 6-0 in the bottom of the ninth on Saturday before slicing their magic number to win the American League Central to two. Omar Infante (ihn-FAHN'-tay) scored the tying run in the ninth before slapping a walkoff, RBI single in the 12th to lift the Tigers past the Chicago White Sox 7-6. Torii Hunter led off Detroit's six-run ninth with a triple and later provided a sacrifice fly that forced extra innings. Andy Dirks smacked a three-run homer to put the Tigers within 6-5.
Also in the majors, Pittsburgh beat Cincinnati 4-2 to put the Pirates one game ahead of the Reds in the battle for the NL's first wild-card berth. Russell Martin tied it with a two-run homer before the Bucs scored twice in the sixth on Marlon Byrd's sacrifice fly and an RBI single by Pedro Alvarez. A.J. Burnett struck out 12 while giving up two runs and four hits in seven innings.
Matt Adams hit a two-run homer, Daniel Descalso laced a two-run double and David Freese (freez) added a two-run single as St. Louis downed Milwaukee 7-2. Lance Lynn surrendered just one run and four hits while fanning seven over 6 1/3 innings to help the Cardinals cut their magic number for clinching a playoff berth to one.
The Braves were on the verge of clinching the NL East until the Chicago Cubs put together a three-run eighth to beat Atlanta 3-1. Anthony Rizzo doubled home the tying run before Dioner (dee-AH'-nur) Navarro delivered the go-ahead single. Travis Wood combined with two relievers on a five-hitter
Alberto Callaspo (ky-AS'-poh) was 4-for-5 with a two-run homer and three RBIs as the Athletics thumped Minnesota 9-1, trimming Oakland's magic number to capture its second straight AL West crown to two. Yoenis (yoh-EH'-nehs SEHS'-peh-dehs) contributed a solo homer and three RBIs, while Kurt Suzuki added a two-run blast.
Alex Cobb carried a shutout into the ninth inning and Tampa Bay solidified its hold on an AL wild-card berth by downing Baltimore 5-1. Desmond Jennings hit a three-run homer and an RBI triple to support Cobb, who allowed a run and five hits over 8 1/3 innings. The outcome currently gives the Rays a magic number of eight to clinch a playoff spot and leaves the Orioles 3 1/2 games behind Cleveland for the second wild-card berth.
Indians starter Scott Kazmir struck out 10 while yielding four hits in seven shutout innings of a 4-1 win over Houston. Michael Brantley's two-run homer put the Indians ahead 3-0 in the first inning.
Texas beat Kansas City 3-1 to stay a half-game behind Cleveland and drop the Royals 3 1/2 games out of a wild-card slot. Joe Nathan picked up his 40th save after Matt Garza limited the Royals to a run and five hits in eight innings.
The Yankees are three games out of an AL wild-card berth after Ivan Nova tossed a six-hitter and Eduardo Nunez hit a two-run homer in New York's 6-0 shutout of San Francisco. Alfonso Soriano went deep for the second straight day and Robinson Cano (kuh-NOH') had an RBI single in a three-run third.
Mark Buehrle (BUR'-lee) allowed a run and five hits in six innings as Toronto downed Boston 4-2. Adam Lind and Rajai Davis each scored a run and drove in another against a Red Sox team that clinched the AL East the previous night.
Clayton Kershaw lowered his major league-leading ERA to 1.88 by striking out 10 over seven dominant innings of the Dodgers' 4-0 shutout of San Diego. The scoring came on two-run homers by Yasiel Puig (YAH'-see-ul pweeg) and A.J. Ellis.
Matt Donovan belted a three-run homer and Gerardo Parra had three hits in Arizona's 7-2 win at Colorado. Winning pitcher Trevor Cahill (8-10) lasted into the sixth despite taking a line drive by DJ LeMahieu (leh-MAY'-hyoo) off his right leg in the bottom of the first.
David Wright homered for the second straight night since coming off the disabled list before the Mets scored four times in the sixth to beat Philadelphia 5-4. Juan Ligares (lih-GAHR'-ehs) hit a two-run triple and Daniel Murphy added a solo shot before the game was stopped for good by rain in the seventh inning.
Grant Green hit a three-run double and Collin Cowgill added a solo homer in the Angels' 6-5 win against Seattle. Jerome Williams held the Mariners to one run despite putting 10 runners on base over 5 2/3 innings.
The Nationals and Marlins were rained out in Washington, prompting a day-night doubleheader on Sunday. Washington sits 4 1/2 games behind the Reds for the final NL wild-card berth.
Stenson up by 4
ATLANTA (AP) -- Henrik Stenson is the man to beat at the Tour Championship, and it's going to take a Herculean effort to deny him the big payday for winning the FedEx Cup.
Stenson shot a 1-under 69 and will take a four-shot lead over long-hitting Dustin Johnson into Sunday's final round. At one point on the back nine, Stenson had an eight-shot lead but faltered a bit near the end of his round with four bogies on his back nine.
Even if he were to lose the lead and finish second, Stenson would capture the FedEx Cup and the $10 million prize.
Steve Stricker is alone in third place at five-under. Zach Johnson is in a tie for fourth.
CHAMPIONS TOUR-HAWAII CHAMPIONSHIP
Wiebe leads by 2
KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) -- Mark Wiebe (WEE'-bee) is the leader through two rounds of the Champions Tour's Hawaii Championship.
Wiebe shot a 3-under-par 69 for an 11-under total, two shots ahead of Vijay Singh (VEE'-jay sing). Corey Pavin (PAY'-vihn) and Brian Henninger are three shots back.
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