EUGENE, OREGON – Marcus Mariota threw for 318 yards and three touchdowns and No. 3 Oregon’s blur offense overwhelmed No. 7 Michigan State’s stout defense in a 46-27 victory Saturday night.
Mariota’s three touchdown passes — two to speedy redshirt freshman Devon Allen — gave him 69 for his career, an Oregon record.
After falling behind 27-18 early in the third quarter, Oregon (2-0) scored four straight touchdowns, two on runs by freshman Royce Freeman. He finished with 89 yards on 13 carries.
The loss snapped an 11-game winning streak for the defending Big Ten and Rose Bowl champion Spartans, who went 13-1 last season. Connor Cook threw for 343 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.
No. 1 Florida State 37, Citadel 12: In Tallahassee, Florida, Jameis Winston threw for 256 yards and two touchdowns and Florida State set a school record with its 18th consecutive win.
Winston completed 22 of 27 passes and the Seminoles (2-0) scored touchdowns on all four first-half drives and field goals on his two third-quarter drives. The Heisman winner sat down with a 34-0 lead.
No. 2 Alabama 41, Florida Atlantic 0: In Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Blake Sims had 214 passing yards and Jake Coker threw for 202 to lead Alabama past Florida Atlantic in a game halted by lightning.
No. 4 Oklahoma 52, Tulsa 7: In Tulsa, Oklahoma, Sterling Shepard had a career-high 177 yards receiving to help Oklahoma rout Tulsa.
No. 5 Auburn 59, San Jose State 13: In Auburn, Alabama, Cameron Artis-Payne ran for three touchdowns, all in the first half, and Auburn used a dominant ground game to beat San Jose State.
Virginia Tech 35, No. 8 Ohio State 21: In Columbus, Ohio, Michael Brewer threw for two touchdowns and Virginia Tech’s defense stood tough at the end and the Hokies stunned Ohio State.
Keyshoen Jarrett had two interceptions and Donovan Riley returned another 63 yards for a touchdown in the final minute as a record crowd of 107,517 at the enlarged Ohio Stadium watched.
No. 10 Baylor 70, Northwestern State 6: In Waco, Texas, Baylor backup Seth Russell threw for 438 yards and five touchdowns while playing only the first half, and freshman KD Cannon caught three of those scores.
No. 14 USC 13, No. 13 Stanford 10: In Stanford, California, Andre Heidari kicked a career-long 53-yard field goal for Southern California with 2:30 left, and J.R. Tavai forced a fumble to end Stanford’s comeback bid.
With Stanford threatening to tie or take the lead, Tavai came from Kevin Hogan’s blindside to jar the ball loose. Scott Felix recovered at the 26 with 19 seconds to play, sealing new coach Steve Sarkisian’s first major victory at USC (2-0, 1-0) and upending the two-time defending Pac-12 champions.
Javorius Allen ran for a career-high 154 yards, and Nelson Agholor had a career-high nine receptions for 91 yards to help the Trojans do just enough on offense to win at Stanford Stadium for the first time since 2008.
No. 16 Notre Dame 31, Michigan 0: In South Bend, Indiana, Everett Golson threw three touchdown passes and Notre Dame said so long to Michigan with the Fighting Irish’s most dominant performance in the historic rivalry that will take a hiatus.
Game No. 42 between in a rivalry that has been off-and-on for more than 100 years is the last scheduled. Notre Dame broke off the series a couple years ago to make room on its schedule to accommodate its new arrangement with the Atlantic Coast Conference.