Steve Spurrier brought a different team to Tennessee and left with a familiar result.

Josh Brown kicked a 49-yard field goal with 2 minutes 45 seconds left and South Carolina held on to beat the No. 23 Volunteers, 16-15, last night.

The Gamecocks (5-3, 3-3 SEC) snapped a 12-game losing streak to Tennessee and won for the first time in Knoxville.

Their coach had won there plenty of times with the Florida Gators.

But on a night when Tennessee great Peyton Manning was in attendance to have his No. 16 retired, the Vols (3-4, 2-4) continued their offensive struggles, even against one of the worst defenses in the SEC.

Spurrier, not wearing his trademark visor, improved his record against Tennessee to 10-5, which includes a victory as Duke's head coach. It was his first visit to Neyland Stadium since 2000.

Tennessee Coach Phillip Fulmer had never lost to South Carolina. The last Tennessee coach who did, Johnny Majors, was forced out of his job six days later in 1992.

Blake Mitchell finished 22 of 36 for 242 yards, and Sidney Rice had eight catches for 112 yards for South Carolina.

The Gamecocks overcame two fumbles, an interception and being pinned inside their 5-yard line three times.

* OHIO STATE 45, MINNESOTA 31: Antonio Pittman rushed for two second-half touchdowns and a career-high 186 yards, springing the No. 12 Buckeyes in Minneapolis in a game featuring more than 1,000 yards of offense.

Troy Smith passed for 233 yards and three scores, two to Santonio Holmes, and Ted Ginn Jr.'s 100-yard touchdown on a kickoff return highlighted a wild first quarter for the Buckeyes (6-2, 4-1 Big Ten).

Laurence Maroney, the Big Ten's leading rusher for a Minnesota team that led the nation in yards rushing, ran for 114 yards and a score on 16 first-half carries, but was limited to 13 yards on nine carries after halftime for the Gophers (5-3, 2-3).

* USC 55, WASHINGTON STATE 13: Matt Leinart passed for 364 yards and three touchdowns before coming out late in the third quarter, LenDale White rushed for 155 yards and two scores, and the top-ranked Trojans took command early in Los Angeles for their 30th straight win.

USC is ranked No. 1 in the AP, coaches' and Harris polls, but fell .0007 behind first-place Texas in the latest BCS ratings because the computers favored the Longhorns. It might be a different story when the next standings are released.

Playing before a homecoming crowd of 92,021 at the Los Angeles Coliseum, the Trojans (8-0, 5-0 Pacific-10) tied Texas for the 11th longest winning streak in major college football history.

The loss was the fifth straight for the Cougars (3-5, 0-5), but was far more decisive than the other four, which came by a total of 21 points.

Leinart completed 24 of 34 passes with one interception and moved to second on USC's career completions list with 693. Carson Palmer, who won the Heisman Trophy in 2002, had 927 completions in his four-year career. Leinart also tied Palmer's Pac-10 record by reaching 200 passing yards for the 32nd time.

* PENN STATE 33, PURDUE 15: Tony Hunt ran for 129 of Penn State's 303 rushing yards, slipping past and bullying his way over numerous tacklers on key fourth-quarter runs as the 11th-ranked Nittany Lions (8-1, 4-1 Big Ten) went to the ground game to thwart a late comeback attempt by the visiting Boilermakers (2-6, 0-5).

Kevin Kelly booted four field goals, Rodney Kinlaw had a dazzling 58-yard kickoff return to set up a score and quarterback Michael Robinson added 96 yards and one touchdown on the ground for Penn State.

* MIAMI 34, NORTH CAROLINA 16: Tyrone Moss rushed for career highs of 195 yards and four touchdowns, three scores after halftime, as the No. 6 Hurricanes pulled away in Miami.

The Hurricanes trailed 16-7 at intermission, then scored three touchdowns in an eight-minute span of the third quarter to take control. Moss scored on a one-yard run in the first quarter, then added second-half scoring runs of 1, 4 and 15 yards for Miami (6-1, 3-1).

* ALABAMA 35, UTAH STATE 3: Brodie Croyle threw three touchdown passes and DJ Hall set an Alabama receiving record to keep the fifth-ranked Crimson Tide undefeated with the win in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

On the bench after three quarters, Croyle completed 22 of 31 passes for 279 yards without an interception. Substitute John Parker Wilson threw a nine-yard touchdown pass to Glen Coffee.

* LSU 56, NORTH TEXAS 3: Shyrone Carey ran for two scores and Justin Vincent added a scoring run as the No. 7 Tigers won at home in a game that had been postponed by Hurricane Katrina. The Tigers (6-1) won their fifth straight.

* WISCONSIN 41, ILLINOIS 24: In Champaign, Ill., Brian Calhoun ran for 197 yards and five touchdowns as the No. 15 Badgers (8-1, 5-1) maintained at least a share of the Big Ten conference lead.

* TEXAS TECH 28, BAYLOR 0: Taurean Henderson ran for two touchdowns in the fourth quarter and Cody Hodges threw for another as the No. 17 Red Raiders (7-1, 4-1 Big 12) pitched a shutout in Waco, Tex.

* AUBURN 27, MISSISSIPPI 3: Brandon Cox passed for 205 yards and a touchdown, and Kenny Irons ran for 101 yards and a touchdown to lead the No. 19 Tigers at home.

* FRESNO STATE 27, HAWAII 13: Wendell Mathis ran for 229 and three touchdowns, including a 78-yarder, to lead the No. 22 Bulldogs (6-1, 4-0 WAC) in Honolulu.

* MICHIGAN 33, NORTHWESTERN 17: In Evanston, Ill., Leon Hall returned a fumble 83 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter, and the No. 25 Wolverines (6-3, 4-2 Big Ten) won their third straight.

The 17 points were a season low for the No. 21 Wildcats (5-3, 3-2 Big Ten), whose three-game win streak ended.

* TCU 23, SAN DIEGO ST. 20: Cory Rodgers ran six yards for the go-ahead score early in the fourth quarter and David Roach had an interception in the end zone as the No. 20 Horned Frogs (8-1, 6-0 Mountain West), on the road, won their seventh straight.

Ohio State's Santonio Holmes, right, dives into the end zone for a touchdown despite the fancy footwork of Minnesota's John Pawielski.