Georgia Tech intercepted Brandon Cox four times in the second half and P.J. Daniels ran for 111 yards and a touchdown to help the visiting Yellow Jackets end Auburn's 15-game winning streak with a 23-14 upset last night of the No. 16 Tigers.
The loss ended the nation's third-longest winning streak, hours after both Southern California (23) and Utah (17) kept their streaks going.
The Yellow Jackets one-upped the nation's top scoring defense of last year, allowing Cox to pass for 342 yards but forcing him into costly mistakes with a blitzing defense that never allowed the Tigers' running game to get untracked.
Travis Bell locked up the win with a 28-yard field goal with 1 minute 32 seconds remaining, his second of the final 11 minutes. It was set up when Gerris Wilkinson returned an interception 33 yards to the Auburn 20.
Reggie Ball passed for 174 yards and a touchdown for Georgia Tech.
* FLORIDA 32, WYOMING 14: Chris Leak completed 26 of 34 passes for 320 yards and three touchdowns, broke Steve Spurrier's school record for consecutive completions and led the No. 10 Gators at home in Urban Meyer's debut as head coach.
Leak hooked up with Chad Jackson on all three of his touchdowns. Jackson finished with 10 catches for 138 yards and added a five-yard scoring run in the fourth quarter as Florida won its 16th straight season opener.
Leak completed 17 consecutive passes between the first and third quarters, breaking the mark Spurrier set in 1966.
* CLEMSON 25, TEXAS A&M 24: Jad Dean kicked his school-record sixth field goal with two seconds left to lift the host Tigers to an upset of the 17th-ranked Aggies.
Texas A&M looked like it would grab an opening night win after Reggie McNeal led a fourth-quarter touchdown drive that ended with his 31-yard pass to Chad Schroeder for a 24-22 lead. But Clemson drove to the Aggies 25-yard line on eight straight carries by freshman James Davis.
After a timeout by the Aggies, Dean struck the 42-yard field goal straight through the uprights. He was 6 of 6 with field goals of 21, 21, 25, 18 and 44 yards before his game-winner.
* SOUTHERN CAL 63, HAWAII 17: In Honolulu, Heisman Trophy winner Matt Leinart threw for 332 yards and three touchdowns to get the top-ranked Trojans started on their quest for a third straight national championship.
Dwayne Jarrett caught three touchdown passes for USC, which has won 23 straight games, including a 28-yarder that helped Leinart break Carson Palmer's USC record of 72 touchdown passes.
Leinart, who sat out the fourth quarter, was 18 for 24 with scoring passes of 22, 28 and 67 yards. The senior is 26-1 as a starter. Reggie Bush rushed 12 times for 86 yards and two touchdowns for USC and Steve Smith had seven receptions for 185 yards and a touchdown.
* TEXAS 60, LA.-LAFAYETTE 3: Vince Young threw for three touchdowns, ran for another as the No. 2 Longhorns won big at home.
Jamaal Charles set a Texas freshman debut record with 135 yards rushing and scored a touchdown for the Longhorns, who have scored at least 60 points in their last three season openers.
Young was 13 of 15 for 173 yards in the first half as Texas built a 39-3 lead. The big loss capped an extremely difficult week for the Ragin' Cajuns. About 20 Louisiana-Lafayette players are from the New Orleans area and most of them housed dozens of family members who had fled the city and Hurricane Katrina.
* BOSTON COLLEGE 20, BYU 3: Quinton Porter passed for 232 yards and two touchdowns in his first game in nearly two years and the No. 22 Eagles won in Provo, Utah, to spoil the debut of new Cougars coach Bronco Mendenhall.
Porter, who red-shirted last year after starting 10 games in 2003 before missing the end of the season with a hand injury, completed 27 of 35 passes. Both his touchdowns came on passes to Chris Miller.
John Beck completed 41 of 60 passes for 330 yards for the Cougars, who lost for the 11th straight time against a ranked opponent.
BYU's only score came on Jared McLaughlin's 35-yard field goal early in the third quarter that cut the lead to 10-3.
* TENNESSEE 17, UAB 10: The No. 3 Volunteers survived a late scare against the visiting Blazers before a crowd of 107,000 at Neyland Stadium.
With the Volunteers clinging to a seven-point lead, the Blazers were at the Tennessee 12 with less than four minutes left. On fourth down, Darrell Hackney's pass sailed over Lance Rhodes's head in the end zone and the Vols took over and ran out the clock.
Tennessee quarterback Erik Ainge threw an early touchdown pass, but was intercepted twice. Ainge was 5 of 14 for 57 yards. Backup Rick Clausen finished 17 of 24 for 217 yards with a touchdown and an interception.
* GEORGIA 48, BOISE STATE 13: In Athens, Ga., D.J. Shockley threw five touchdown passes and ran for another score in the 13th-ranked Bulldogs' season-opening rout of the No. 18 Broncos.
Shockley completed 16 of 24 passes for 289 yards and rushed five times for a team-leading 85 yards. Boise State's Jared Zabransky threw four interceptions and fumbled twice before he was benched just before halftime.
* MICHIGAN 33, NO. ILLINOIS 17: In Ann Arbor, Mich., Mike Hart ran for 117 yards and a touchdown and had a 34-yard scoring reception to lead the No. 4 Wolverines.
The Wolverines led just 14-10 early in the second quarter before scoring 19 straight points in the opener for both schools. Michigan's Chad Henne was 20 of 31 for 227 yards and two touchdowns. Jason Avant had nine receptions for 127 yards and a score.
The Huskies ran for 211 yards and threw for 200, but lost four fumbles, threw an interception and had a field goal blocked.
* OHIO STATE 34, MIAMI (OHIO) 14: Ted Ginn Jr. caught a 42-yard touchdown pass and Donte Whitner returned an interception 26 yards for a score as the No. 6 Buckeyes tuned up for next week's matchup with No. 2 Texas by winning at home.
Justin Zwick completed 17 of 23 passes for 155 yards and a touchdown with one interception, tailback Antonio Pittman gained 100 yards on 14 carries and Ginn had five catches for 75 yards and his score.
Ohio State sacked RedHawks quarterback Josh Betts five time and yielded just 48 yards on 30 rushes.
* IOWA 56, BALL STATE 0: Drew Tate threw two first-half touchdowns and the No. 11 Hawkeyes scored on all of their possessions in the first half to roll past the visiting Cardinals.
* CALIFORNIA 41, SACRAMENTO ST. 3: Marshawn Lynch rushed for 147 yards and a score to lead the host No. 19 Golden Bears.