Josh Heupel accounted for six touchdowns, leading an Oklahoma offense that befuddled No. 13 Texas A&M and provided a 51-6 upset last night, the third-worst loss in the Aggies' 105-year history. Heupel ran for three scores and threw one of his three touchdown passes in a 34-point first half in which the host Sooners (4-2, 2-1 Big 12) scored on their first six possessions.
The Aggies (5-2, 2-2) seemed confused by Oklahoma's variety of formations and plays. The Sooners successfully faked a punt and field goal, threw several shovel passes that went for big gains and at times lined up with three receivers on each side of the field and only three interior linemen. Heupel was 31 of 50 for 372 yards, leaving with 10 minutes remaining. The loss was A&M's worst since a 46-0 loss to Baylor in 1901, and prevented Coach R.C. Slocum from getting his 100th victory.
MIAMI 31, BOSTON COLLEGE 28: Fifteen years after "Hail Flutie," Miami mounted a miracle comeback of its own. The Hurricanes rallied from a 28-point, third-quarter deficit to beat Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Mass. It was Miami's 10th consecutive victory over BC since the Eagles' epic victory in 1984.
"We have a long history. It goes all the way back to Doug Flutie," said tight end Daniel Franks, who caught the game-tying touchdown pass with 3 minutes 51 seconds remaining.
After a mistake-filled first half, Kenny Kelly led No. 23 Miami (3-3, 1-0 Big East) to four touchdowns in 13:20. Then, facing a fourth and 17 from the BC 35 with 14 seconds to play and no timeouts, Kelly hit Reggie Wayne for a 22-yard gain to set up Andy Crosland's game-winning 30-yard field goal with three seconds left.
TENNESSEE 21, ALABAMA 7: Tee Martin ran for two touchdowns and passed for another to lead No. 5 Tennessee to a 21-7 win over the No. 10 Crimson Tide in the Volunteers' first game in Tuscaloosa, Ala., in 69 years. The Vols (5-1, 3-1 Southeastern Conference) have won five straight over the Crimson Tide (5-2, 4-1).
The game was a defensive struggle until Martin led Tennessee on a game-breaking, fourth-quarter drive. Ahead, 14-7, Martin marched the Vols 84 yards in 11 plays. He broke the game open with a 21-yard touchdown run that put Tennessee up 21-7 with 8:26 left.
KANSAS ST. 44, OKLAHOMA ST. 21: Big passing plays by Jonathon Beasley and a badgering defense lifted the No. 7 Wildcats from a 21-point deficit in Stillwater, Okla. Beasley threw for 311 yards, completing 13 of 25 passes, as the Wildcats (7-0, 4-0 Big 12) scored their 20th straight conference victory.
Oklahoma State (3-3, 1-2), inspired by the return of injured quarterback Tony Lindsay on homecoming, built a 21-0 lead in the first 17 minutes.
MISSISSIPPI ST. 17, LSU 16: Rod Gibson plunged in from a yard out with 1:39 left and No. 12 Mississippi State remained unbeaten with the win in Starkville, Miss., snapping a seven-game losing streak to the Tigers. Gibson's touchdown on fourth down capped a 14-play, 65-yard drive as Mississippi State reached 7-0 overall and 4-0 in the SEC for the first time in school history.
GEORGIA 49, KENTUCKY 34: Quincy Carter passed for 304 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 87 yards as the No. 14 Bulldogs (6-1, 4-1 SEC) used big plays on offense and defense to overpower visiting Kentucky (5-3, 3-2). Carter connected with Terrence Edwards on a 20-yard scoring play in the second quarter and opened the third with an 80-yarder to Brett Millican.
MARSHALL 59, BUFFALO 3: Chad Pennington completed 20 of 25 passes for 339 yards and five touchdowns in less than three quarters as the Thundering Herd (7-0, 4-0 Mid-American) rolled against winless Buffalo in Amherst, N.Y.
Pennington, who came up limping slightly after a keeper early in the third quarter, left the game with 6:22 left in the period. Pennington, who hurt his shin on the play, became the sixth player in NCAA history to throw 100 touchdown passes with a five-yard toss to John Cooper in the third.
EAST CAROLINA 52, TULANE 7: David Garrard passed for 271 yards and a touchdown and also ran for a score as No. 20 East Carolina cruised to the win in Greenville, N.C. Garrard, who also ran for 97 yards, overcame three interceptions in the first half by pacing the Pirates (6-1, 2-1 Conference USA) to 24 third-quarter points.
SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI 28, CINCINNATI 20: Jeff Kelly threw three touchdown passes and No. 21 Southern Mississippi staved off a late Cincinnati comeback for the win in Hattiesburg, Miss. Cincinnati cut Southern Mississippi's 28-point lead to eight with three touchdowns in a 15-minute span, but a long pass by Deontey Kenner with one second left was broken up near the 10-yard line.