TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – With Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston watching from the sideline, No. 1 Florida State came back to beat No. 22 Clemson 23-17 in overtime on Karlos Williams’ 12-yard touchdown run Saturday night.
Winston was suspended for the game against Clemson (1-2, 0-1 ACC) after making “offensive and vulgar” comments earlier this week on campus.
His backup, Sean Maguire, had an up-and-down night, and Clemson had enough missed opportunities to allow Florida State (3-0, 1-0) to extend its winning streak to 19 games.
Clemson coach Dabo Swinney declined to attempt a 33-yard field goal on the first possession of overtime and Adam Choice was stuffed for no gain on fourth-and-1. Two plays later, Williams bounced outside and went untouched into the end zone.
Clemson kicker Ammon Lakip missed two short field goals earlier in the game.
Maguire made the first start of his career. He was regularly pressured by a loaded Clemson defensive line and completed 21 of 39 passes for 305 yards with two interceptions and a 74-yard touchdown to Rashad Greene to tie it 17-17 with 6:04 left in the fourth.
No. 3 Alabama 42, Florida 21: In Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Blake Sims threw for 445 yards, the second-best passing performance in Alabama history, and the third-ranked Crimson Tide overcame a sloppy performance to beat Florida.
No. 4 Oklahoma 45, West Virginia 33: In Morgantown, West Virginia, bruising freshman Samaje Perine rushed for 242 yards and four touchdowns to lead Oklahoma.
Alex Ross scored on a 100-yard kickoff return and quarterback Trevor Knight caught a 4-yard scoring pass on a trick play for the Sooners.
No. 6 Texas A&M 58, SMU 6: In Dallas, Kenny Hill had 322 yards of total offense playing only the first half, and Jeremy Tabuyo turned two short passes into touchdowns for Texas A&M.
Miss. State 34, No. 8 LSU 29: In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Dak Prescott highlighted a dynamic performance with two touchdown passes and 56-yard scoring run, and Mississippi State held off a wild rally to snap a 14-game losing streak in the series.
No. 11 Michigan State 73, Eastern Michigan 14: In East Lansing, Michigan, Connor Cook threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score and Michigan State scored the third-most points in program history.
No. 13 Georgia 66, Troy 0: In Athens, Georgia, Sony Michel ran for 155 yards and three touchdowns for Georgia.
No. 14 South Carolina 48, Vanderbilt 34: In Nashville, Tennessee, Dylan Thompson threw for 237 yards and three touchdowns, and ran for another score as South Carolina rallied from 14 points down.
No. 19 Wisconsin 68, Bowling Green 17: In Madison, Wisconsin, Melvin Gordon rushed for career highs of 253 yards and five touchdowns, and Wisconsin ran for a Big Ten-record 644 yards.
Indiana 31, No. 18 Missouri 27: In Columbia, Missouri, D’Angelo Roberts scored on a 3-yard touchdown run with 22 seconds remaining and Nate Sudfeld passed for 252 yards and a touchdown to help Indiana upset Missouri.
No. 21 Byu 41, Virginia 33: In Provo, Utah, Taysom Hill threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score in BYU’s comeback victory.
No. 24 Nebraska 41, Miami 31: In Lincoln, Nebraska, Ameer Abdullah ran for 229 yards to lead a punishing ground game, and No. 24 Nebraska celebrated the 20th anniversary of its 1994 national championship team with an emotional victory.
Miami’s Brad Kaaya threw for 359 yards and three touchdowns but was intercepted twice.