COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Miyan Williams rushed for 147 yards and a touchdown before leaving with an injury late in the first half, C.J Stroud threw five TD passes and No. 2 Ohio State buried Indiana, 56-14, on Saturday. Williams went down awkwardly on his right ankle and had to be helped to a cart and taken to the locker room with 2:17 left in the half.
That came after the Buckeyes had pushed the score to 28-7 on Williams' 48-yard scoring run. Buckeyes freshman Dallen Hayden rushed for 102 yards and a touchdown. Wide receiver Xavier Johnson lined up as a back and ran for a 71-yard TD in the fourth quarter. The Buckeyes (10-0, 7-0 Big Ten, No. 2 CFP) had piled up 377 yards by the time Williams left the game and finished with 662.
Stroud was 17 for 28 for 297 yards against the Hoosiers (3-7, 1-6). NO. 3 MICHIGAN 34, NEBRASKA 3 ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Blake Corum ran for 162 yards and a touchdown, helping Michigan stay undefeated. The Wolverines (10-0, 7-0 Big Ten, No. 3 CFP) have won their first 10 games for the first time since 2006, when they closed the regular season as the second-ranked team with a loss to rival and top-ranked Ohio State.
Michigan, which ranks in the top 5 nationally in defense under first-year defensive coordinator Jesse Minter, faces the Buckeyes on the road in two weeks with the Big Ten East Division title at stake. Minter is the son of Rick Minter of Nash, Texas. Corum had 100-plus yards rushing -- in the first half -- for the seventh straight game.
J.J. McCarthy was 8 of 17 for 129 yards with two touchdown passes and added a rushing TD. Nebraska (3-7, 2-5) started quarterback Chubba Purdy in place of Casey Thompson, who missed a second straight game with an elbow injury. Purdy left in the second quarter after appearing to injure his right ankle.
Logan Smothers then filled in. Purdy was 6 of 12 for 56 yards and ran for a team-high 39 yards. Smothers was 4 of 8 for 15 yards for the Cornuskers (146 yards of offense). NO. 12 CLEMSON 31, LOUISVILLE 16 CLEMSON, S.C. -- DJ Uiagalelei threw for a touchdown and ran for another score, and Will Shipley hurdled Louisville's M.J.
Griffin on the way for a 25-yard TD as Clemson won its 39th straight at home. The Tigers (9-1, 7-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) had wrapped up the ACC Atlantic Division and its spot in the league title game next month a week ago. Uiagalelei and the Clemson defense got back on track to improve to 8-0 all-time over Louisville (6-4, 3-4).
The Cardinals, who had a four-game win streak halted, played the second half without standout quarterback Malik Cunningham, who was hurt on the last play of the second quarter. Uiagalelei completed 19 of 27 throws for 185 yards. Phil Mafah ran for 106 yards and Shipley 97 as the Tigers finished with 248 yards on the ground. NO.
14 PENN STATE 30, MARYLAND 0 STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Nick Singleton scored two touchdowns and ran for 113 of his 122 yards in the first half and Penn State's defense smothered Maryland. Tight end Brenton Strange caught a touchdown pass and Jake Pinegar kicked three field goals for the Nittany Lions (8-2, 5-2 Big Ten, No.
14 CFP), who beat Maryland for the seventh time in nine games since the Terps (6-4, 3-4) joined the Big Ten in 2014. Penn State's Sean Clifford was 12 for 23 for 139 yards and a touchdown. Defensively, the Nittany Lions did most of their damage early. They sacked Tagovailoa five times and held Maryland to just 27 total yards before halftime.
Penn State finished with seven sacks, seven QB hurries, along with forcing nine punts and three turnovers on down. Maryland quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa finished 11 for 22 for 74 yards. Roman Hemby led the Terps with 68 rushing yards on 13 carries. NO. 22 UCF 38, NO. 16 TULANE 31 NEW ORLEANS -- John Rhys Plumlee accounted for 308 yards and three touchdowns, and UCF took over first place in the American Athletic Conference with a win over Tulane. Returning from an Oct.
29 concussion against Cincinnati, Plumlee rushed for 176 yards and two TDs. He also passed for 132 yards and a score as UCF (8-2, 5-1) surpassed 400 yards of offense for the eighth time this season. Tulane (8-2, 5-1) pulled within a touchdown with 11:39 left when Michael Pratt hit Reggie Brown in the back of the end zone to cap a drive sustained by Pratt's fourth-and-6 conversion on a pass to Lawrence Keys.
But the Knights responded with a 16-play, 75-yard scoring drive that consumed 8:07 and was punctuated by Isaiah Bowser's second short TD run of the game. Pratt finished 23 of 39 for 236 yards and three TDs. Tulane's Jha-Quan Jackson caught five passes for 95 yards. BOSTON COLLEGE 21, NO. 17 N.C. STATE 20 RALEIGH, N.C.
-- Emmett Morehead threw a 2-yard pass to Joseph Griffin Jr. with 14 seconds left and Boston College rallied past North Carolina State and denied the Wolfpack a school record 17th consecutive home victory. The Eagles (3-7, 2-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) won with a 12-play, 69-yard drive. A pass interference penalty on fourth down with 18 seconds left gave Boston College another chance. Morehead, making his second career start, was 29 of 48 for 330 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions.
He threw a pair of TD strikes to Zay Flowers, who caught seven passes for 130 yards, as the Eagles snapped a four-game losing streak. M.J. Morris threw and ran for early touchdowns for the Wolfpack (7-3, 3-3), which committed four second-half turnovers. Morris, also making his second career start, was 12 for 24 for 132 yards.
Christopher Dunn had field goals of 30 and 45 yards. UCONN 36, NO. 19 LIBERTY 33 EAST HARTFORD, Conn. -- Zion Turner threw a 30-yard scoring pass to Kevens Clercius late in the fourth quarter to lead UConn over Liberty. With the win, the Huskies (6-5) are bowl-eligible under first-year coach Jim Mora after winning only once last season. The lead changed hands multiple times in the fourth quarter, but Turner found Clercius for the go-ahead score with 5:43 left and connected with Keelan Marion on a 2-point conversion to put UConn up three. Turner finished 15 of 21 for 103 yards.
Robert Burns led UConn's rushing attach with 104 yards on 11 carries with a touchdown. TJ Green led Liberty (8-2) with 119 yards rushing on 24 carries and a touchdown. NO. 20 NOTRE DAME 35, NAVY 32 BALTIMORE -- Braden Lenzy reached around a defender with both arms to make a spectacular touchdown catch, one of four TD passes by Drew Pyne before halftime in Notre Dame's win over Navy. Pyne also ran for a touchdown in the first half, and Notre Dame (7-3) blocked a punt for a fifth straight game. Lenzy's 38-yard touchdown put the Irish ahead 14-0.
They led 35-13 at halftime before going dormant offensively for the final two quarters. Navy (3-7) closed to within three with 1:21 remaining, but an unsuccessful onside kick ended the rally. Navy (3-7) had the ball down 21-13 in the second quarter, but an interception on a trick play gave the Irish possession at the Navy 41.
Pyne ran for an 11-yard touchdown moments later, and then the blocked punt by Jack Kiser set up Pyne's 37-yard TD toss to Jayden Thomas. PURDUE 31, NO. 21 ILLINOIS 24 CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Aidan O'Connell passed for 237 yards and three scores, two to Payne Durham, and Purdue beat Illinois to turn the Big Ten West race into a muddled mess. The win gives the Boilermakers (6-4, 4-3 Big Ten) a crucial head-to-head tiebreaker over the Illini (7-3, 4-3 Big Ten), who were firmly in control until losing their last two games. The Boilermakers finish the season with favorable matchups against Northwestern and at Indiana. Purdue scored on three-straight drives to take a 28-21 lead on Durham's 13-yard touchdown reception with 13:13 left, finishing a drive that was aided by three Illinois penalties. Tommy DeVito struggled against pressure and threw his first interception since a Sept.
10 win over Virginia. Purdue became the first team to hold Illinois star Chase Brown to fewer than 100 rushing yards this season.