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NCAA: Okla. makes case to reclaim No. 1

Oklahoma defensive back Jamell Fleming (32) returns and interception for a touchdown followed by teammate Javon Harris (30) during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Texas at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Oct. 8, 2011.
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DALLAS - Oklahoma made a strong case to reclaim college football's No. 1 ranking by routing Texas 55-17 on Saturday.

Quarterback Landry Jones threw for 367 yards and three touchdowns, Dominique Whaley ran 64 yards for another touchdown and the Oklahoma defense scored three more touchdowns.

Having slipped from first to second to third over successive weeks, Oklahoma stomped its Red River rivals almost as easily as it did lowly Ball State the previous week. The Sooners wound up with their most lopsided win over the No.11-ranked Longhorns since 2003.

Texas, with an inexperienced quarterback combination of David Ash and Case McCoy, couldn't up with Jones and his talented receivers.

All-American Ryan Broyles had 9 catches for 122 yards.

No. 1 Louisiana State 41, No. 17 Florida 11

In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Spencer Ware rushed for 109 yards and two scores as Louisiana State showed that was a worthy No.1 by cruising past Florida.

Each of LSU's quarterbacks passed for touchdowns. Jarrett Lee gave the Tigers the lead for good on their second offensive play, hitting Rueben Randle deep over the middle for a 46-yard touchdown. Jordan Jefferson used a jump pass to Mitch Joseph for another score.

Florida was playing with a quarterback who had never taken a snap in a college game. Jacoby Brissett, playing because both John Brantley and Jeff Driskel were hurt, couldn't muster any offense against the Tigers.

It was the second straight week Florida was pounded by an Southeast Conference West heavweight. The Gators were trounced by Alabama last week.

No. 2 Alabama 34, Vanderbilt 0

In Tuscaloosa, Alabama, A.J. McCarron passed for career-highs of 237 yards and four touchdowns for Alabama in the win over Vanderbilt.

Trent Richardson rushed for 107 yards and a touchdown in his fifth straight 100-yard effort for the Crimson Tide.

No. 7 Stanford 48, Colorado 7

In Stanford, California, Andrew Luck threw for a season-high 370 yards and three touchdowns, as Stanford stayed perfect with victory over Colorado.

With former Stanford standouts Tiger Woods and John Elway on the sidelines, Luck completed 26 of 33 passes with a rare interception to extend the nation's longest winning streak to 13 games.

No. 8 Clemson 36, Boston College 14

In Clemson, South Carolina, Tajh Boyd threw for a touchdown and ran for another before leaving with a hip injury as Clemson downed Boston College.

The severity of Boyd's injury was unknown. He came in leading the Atlantic Coast Conference in total offense and has been the catalyst for the Tigers' first 6-0 start in 11 years.

No. 6 Oklahoma State 70, Kansas 28

In Stillwater, Oklahoma, Brandon Weeden threw for 288 yards and five touchdowns playing less than a half as Oklahoma State had its highest scoring game since 1970 and crushed Kansas.

Jamie Blatnick recovered a fumble and leaped to tip an interception to himself for two of the Cowboys' four first-half takeaways, and Oklahoma State scored touchdowns on all eight of its possessions before halftime against the nation's worst defense.

No. 10 Arkansas 38, Auburn 14

In Fayetteville, Arkansas, Tyler Wilson threw for 262 yards, completing 19 straight passes at one point for Arkansas in the win over defending champs Auburn.

Wilson, who set a school record with 510 passing yards in a win over Texas A&M last week, ended the first half against the Tigers by completing 18 straight passes.

No. 12 Michigan 42, Northwestern 24

In Evanston, Illinois, Denard Robinson threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more, helping Michigan come back from a 10-point halftime deficit against Northwestern and remain unbeaten.

Robinson threw for 337 yards and ran for 113 as Michigan scored on its first three possessions of the second half. The Wolverines trailed 24-14 after a first half in which Robinson threw three interceptions.

No. 13 Georgia Tech 21, Maryland 16

In Atlanta, Tevin Washington ran for 120 yards and two touchdowns and Georgia Tech's least impressive offensive showing of the season was enough to see off Maryland.

Georgia Tech led 21-3 before holding off the Terrapins' fourth-quarter comeback.

No. 14 Nebraska 34, Ohio State 27

In Lincoln, Nebraska, Taylor Martinez ran for a touchdown and passed for two others while bringing Nebraska back from a 21-point second-half deficit against Ohio State, the biggest comeback in school history.

Rex Burkhead scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 17-yard run with 5:10 left.

No. 16 West Virginia 43, Connecticut 16

In Morgantown, West Virginia, Geno Smith threw for 450 yards and four touchdowns and West Virginia navigated through another slow start to win its Big East opener against Connecticut.

West Virginia struggled to a 10-9 halftime lead before erupting for 23 points in a 7:35 span of the third quarter to take control.

No. 18 South Carolina 54, Kentucky 3

In Columbia, South Carolina, new starting quarterback Connor Shaw threw for 311 yards and four touchdowns to lead South Carolina to a big win over Kentucky.

Shaw, who took over as starter this week from Stephen Garcia, completed 26 of 39 passes and had no interceptions.

No. 19 Illinois 41, Indiana 20

In Bloomington, Indiana, Nathan Scheelhaase and A.J. Jenkins hooked up on two long TD passes to lead Illinois past Indiana.

The Illini is off to its best start since the 1951 team was 7-0.

No. 20 Kansas State 24, Missouri 17

In Manhattan, Kansas, Collin Klein ran for three touchdowns as Kansas State edged Missouri to improve to 5-0 for the first time since 2000.

Klein finished with 157 yards of total offense and John Hubert added 126 yards on the ground for the Wildcats, who nearly blew a big second-half lead but steadied to win its first game in six attempts against its Big 12 rival.

No. 21 Virginia Tech 38, Miami 35

In Blacksburg, Virginia, Logan Thomas ran 19 yards for a touchdown with 56 seconds to play, capping a wild fourth quarter for Virginia Tech against Miami.

The Hokies rescued their chances of contending in the Coastal Division with the dramatic rally, and may have killed the hopes for the Hurricanes.

No. 22 Arizona State 35, Utah 14

In Salt Lake City, Brock Osweiler passed for 325 yards and three touchdowns and Arizona State forced five turnovers to beat Utah.

Jon Hays threw three interceptions in his first major-college start for the Utes.

Wake Forest 35, No. 23 Florida State 30

In Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Tanner Price threw three touchdown passes to lead Wake Forest past Florida State.

Josh Harris rushed for 136 yards and Price was 21 of 35 for 233 yards for the Demon Deacons, who are off to their best start to ACC play in school history.

No. 24 Texas A&M 45, Texas Tech 40

In Lubbock, Texas, Ryan Tannehill ran for two touchdowns and threw for another to lead Texas A&M over Texas Tech.

After leading by double-digits at halftime and losing the last two weeks, Texas A&M finally put together four quarters, despite being outscored 20-14 in the second half.

No. 25 Baylor 49, Iowa State 26

In Waco, Texas, Robert Griffin ran for a season-high 107 yards and Terrance Ganaway rushed for a career-high 200 yards for Baylor.

Tevin Elliott returned a fumble 86 yards for a touchdown for the Bears, who bounced back from a 36-35 loss last weekend to No. 20 Kansas State.