No. 4 Stanford, Fifth-Ranked Boise State Tally First Losses in 11th Week
Fourth-ranked Stanford University and No. 5 Boise State University were handed their first defeats in the 11th week of college football.
Seventh-ranked Oregon rolled over Stanford 53-30, while Texas Christian beat Boise State on a two-point conversion in the final minute of the game.
At Stanford Stadium in Stanford, California, Darron Thomas completed 11 of 17 passing attempts for 155 yards and three touchdowns and LaMichael James had 20 carries for 146 yards and three touchdowns for Oregon. With 4:28 left in the game, Boseko Lokombo returned an Andrew Luck interception for 40 yards for the final touchdown for the Ducks (9-1, 7-0 Pac 12).
Luck completed 26 passes for 227 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions for the Cardinal (9-1, 7-1 Pac 12).
At Bronco Stadium in Boise, Idaho, TCU quarterback Casey Pachall connected with Brandon Carter on a 25-year pass and then found Josh Boyce for the two-point conversion with a minute left in the fourth quarter. The Horned Frogs improved to 8-2 overall and 5-0 in the Mountain West Conference.
Pachall completed 24 of 37 passing attempts for 473 yards, five touchdowns and one interception. Boyce had five receptions for 163 yards and three touchdowns, while Carter received four passes for 120 yards and two touchdowns.
LSU Still Undefeated
Kellen Moore completed 28 passes for 320 yards and two touchdowns for Boise State (8-1, 3-1 MWC). D.J. Harper carried 24 times for 125 yards and two touchdowns.
At Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Kenny Hilliard made back-to-back one-yard runs to help Louisiana State University remain undefeated with a 42-9 win over Western Kentucky. Alfred Blue scored two touchdowns on runs of 45 and four yards for the Tigers (10-0, 6-0 SEC).
The Hilltoppers fell to 5-5 overall and 5-1 in the Sun Belt Conference.
At Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, Brandon Weeden completed 31 passes for 423 yards and five touchdowns as second- ranked Oklahoma routed Texas Tech 66-6. Joseph Randle carried 18 times for 78 yards and three touchdowns for the Cowboys (10-0, 7-0 Big 12).
Texas Tech’s only score came two minutes into the third quarter when Cornelius Douglas returned a 37-yard fumble. The Red Raiders fell to 5-5 overall and 2-5 in the Big 12.
The Crimson Tide improved to 9-1 overall and 6-1 in the Southeastern Conference, while the Bulldogs fell to 5-5 overall and 1-5 in the SEC.
In other games involving top 10 schools, based on Bowl Championship rankings, it was No. 8 Arkansas 49, Tennessee 7 and No. 9 Clemson 31, Wake Forest 28.
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