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No. 1 Oklahoma Defeats Tulsa; No. 2 Alabama Routs Kent State

Sept. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Dominique Whaley scored four touchdowns for top-ranked University of Oklahoma in its 47-14 defeat of the University of Tulsa in the first week of the college football season.

Whaley had 18 carries for 131 yards and Sooners junior quarterback Landry Jones completed 35 of 47 passing attempts for 375 yards and a touchdown last night at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. G.J. Kinne passed for 271 yards and two touchdowns for the Golden Hurricanes.

At Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Trent Richardson ran for three touchdowns to lead second-ranked University of Alabama to a 48-7 victory over Kent State University.

Crimson Tide starting quarterback A.J. McCarron completed 14 of 23 passing attempts for 226 yards and one touchdown and one interception. Spencer Keith, starting for the Golden Flashes, passed for 99 yards, one touchdown and one interception.

At Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, Michael Ford scored two touchdowns and the No. 4 Louisiana State University Tigers converted three of the University of Oregon’s four turnovers to 20 points to beat the third-ranked Ducks 40-27.

Tigers quarterback Jarrett Lee completed 22 passes for 98 yards and one touchdown. Darron Thomas connected on 31 of 54 attempted passes for 240 yards, one touchdown and one interception for the Ducks.

Three Touchdowns

At the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Kellen Moore connected on three touchdowns for fifth-ranked Boise State University in the Broncos 35-21 victory over No. 19 University of Georgia.

Moore was 28 for 34 in passing attempts for 261 yards for the Broncos, who tallied their first victory over a Southeastern Conference opponent in five meetings. Aaron Murray passed for 235 yards, two touchdowns and one interception for the Bulldogs who recorded their fifth straight loss to a top-5 ranked opponent.

The game was the first meeting between the two schools since 2005 when Georgia beat Boise State 48-13.

The teams’ rankings are based on the preseason college football coaches’ poll released by USA Today.

To contact the reporter on this story: Nancy Kercheval in Washington at nkercheval@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net

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