Miami knocks off No. 12 Florida, 21-16
The Associated Press
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Stephen Morris threw two first-quarter touchdown passes, and Miami took advantage of Florida giving the ball away on four red-zone opportunities on the way to knocking off the No. 12 Gators, 21-16.
Duke Johnson had a 2-yard touchdown run with 3:29 left to make it 21-9 Miami (2-0), which has won four straight games for the first time since 2008 and will almost certainly return to the AP Top 25 on Sunday for the first time since 2010.
Jeff Driskel threw for a career-best 291 yards and had a 21-yard touchdown pass to Solomon Patton with 2:08 left for the Gators (1-1), who lost three fumbles, had two passes intercepted and were stopped once on downs. Driskel also ran for a touchdown.
But Driskel also turned the ball over twice in the fourth quarter.
Other Top 25 games
At No. 17 Michigan 41, No. 14 Notre Dame 30
Devin Gardner threw four touchdown passes, including a victory-sealing connection to Drew Dileo with 4:18 left, and the dual-threat quarterback wearing No. 98 to honor Tom Harmon ran for a score to lead Michigan to a win in front of an NCAA-record crowd of 115,109.
Notre Dame pulled within a TD early in the fourth quarter when defensive end Stephon Tuitt made a diving interception in the end zone.
Kyle Brindza made a 40-yard field goal with 9:15 left to pull Notre Dame four points behind.
At No. 3 Ohio State 42, San Diego St. 7
Kenny Guiton took over when Braxton Miller left with a sprained left knee, running for one touchdown and passing for two while leading Ohio State over San Diego State.
Miller watched the last three quarters from the sideline after being sandwiched between two tacklers on the Buckeyes’ seventh offensive play. The Buckeyes (2-0) didn’t need him.
At No. 4 Clemson 52, South Carolina State 13
Tajh Boyd ran for a touchdown and Clemson returned two interceptions for scores for the first time in program history in a win over FCS opponent South Carolina State.
At No. 7 Texas A&M 65, Sam Houston State 28
Johnny Manziel threw for 426 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another score in less than three quarters to give Texas A&M (2-0) a win over Sam Houston State.
The Heisman Trophy-winner played about a quarter more than he did last week when he sat out the first half serving a suspension for what the school called an “inadvertent” violation of NCAA rules involving signing autographs.
At No. 8 Louisville 44, Eastern Kentucky 7
Teddy Bridgewater threw for 397 yards and four touchdowns, and Louisville (2-0) routed Eastern Kentucky on a day the Cardinals’ defense just missed it second straight shutout.
At No. 9 Louisiana St. 56, UAB 17
Zach Mettenberger passed for an LSU game-record five touchdowns, receiver Odell Beckham Jr. scored one of his four touchdowns on a 100-yard field goal return, and the Tigers (2-0) overwhelmed UAB.
At BYU 40, No. 15 Texas 21
Taysom Hill led a huge night on the ground for BYU, rushing for 259 yards — second-most in school history — and three touchdowns. The Cougars (1-1) rolled up 550 yards rushing, eclipsing a team record. It’s also the most yards rushing Texas (1-1) has ever allowed.