Carlos Hyde ran for a career-high 168 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 4 Ohio State rallied to beat No. 16 Northwestern 40-30 Saturday in Evanston, Ill., and extend the nation's longest winning streak to 18 games.
On a rain-soaked field and with a prime-time audience watching, the Buckeyes (6-0) rallied from 10 points down in the third quarter to take out a team aiming to show it could beat the best in the Big Ten.
Hyde, who was suspended for the first three games after an alleged conflict with a female in a bar this summer, prevented that. He scored on a 4-yard run late in the third and added two touchdowns in the final quarter. He was credited with a 2-yard touchdown after a replay review early in the fourth to put Ohio State ahead 26-23.
Then, after Northwestern's Trevor Siemian connected with Cameron Dickerson on a 12-yard score, Hyde ran it in from the 7 with 5:22 left to make it 34-30.
The Wildcats' Kain Colter then got stopped on fourth-and-1 at the Ohio State 34 with 2:43 left after he picked up his own fumble on a sneak, wiping out a late threat. The game ended with Northwestern lateraling and the Buckeyes recovering the loose ball in the end zone.
Ohio State pulled this one out even though Braxton Miller had a rough night. He threw for 203 yards but had an interception and fumbled twice after matching a career high with four touchdown passes against Wisconsin last week. He also ran for 68 yards.
Northwestern hasn't beaten a top-five team since it opened the 1959 season with wins over No. 2 Oklahoma and No. 5 Iowa.
Hurting Georgia escapes
Georgia's national title hopes kept shrinking as its injury list kept growing.
Then Aaron Murray and Marshall Morgan came to the rescue and saved the sixth-ranked Bulldogs' championship aspirations.
Morgan kicked a 42-yard field goal in overtime after Murray threw a tying touchdown pass with five seconds remaining in regulation as Georgia overcame a flurry of injuries in a 34-31 victory at Tennessee.
"I hit it, and I knew it was good," Morgan said. "I was just thinking -- I don't know -- I just kind of lay down because I saw people running at me and my knee's already (been) hurting all game."
Morgan wasn't the only Bulldog with an aching knee. Georgia running back Keith Marshall injured his right knee in the first quarter and was carted into the locker room. Wide receivers Michael Bennett and Justin Scott-Wesley and punter Collin Barber were knocked out of the game later. Georgia played the entire game without injured star running back Todd Gurley and safeties Tray Matthews and Connor Norman.
Florida State's epic rout
Freshman Jameis Winston threw for 393 yards passing and five touchdowns as No. 8 Florida State routed No. 25 Maryland 63-0, tying for the most lopsided loss by a Top 25 team (No. 11 Texas lost 66-3 to UCLA in 1997).
Winston's weekly highlight came late in the third quarter when the pocket collapsed and Maryland linebacker Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil jumped on his back. The quarterback ducked and slid out of the sack, rolled right and threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to tight end Nick O'Leary.
Baylor's big gains
Bryce Petty threw for 347 yards with two touchdowns and had one of Baylor's eight rushing touchdowns as the No. 17 Bears defeated West Virginia 73-42 in Waco, Texas.
The Bears had 864 total yards, breaking the Big 12 record -- they had 468 yards rushing and 396 passing.
Welcome to ACC
Syracuse made its Atlantic Coast Conference debut by hosting Heisman Trophy candidate Tajh Boyd and the No. 3 Clemson Tigers. It did not go well for the Orange.
Boyd threw for 455 yards and five touchdowns in three quarters of work to lead the Tigers to a 49-14 victory.
Boyd, who matched his school record in TD passes, had a nearly flawless first half against Syracuse's blitzing defense, hitting 15 of his first 17 passes for 317 yards and four scores.
Texas Tech QB hurt
How costly Texas Tech's 54-16 victory over Kansas is going to be is not yet known.
Minutes after the No. 20 Red Raiders scored 54 straight points to swamp the hapless Jayhawks and remain unbeaten, coach Kliff Kingsbury said he could not be sure how badly quarterback Baker Mayfield was hurt. The freshman had passed for 368 yards when he was helped off the field with just seconds to go in the third quarter.
"I just saw him limping off and he wasn't putting much weight on that (right) leg," said Kingsbury. "I've got to talk to the docs and see."
Oklahoma St. comes back
J.W. Walsh found Charlie Moore for a 6-yard touchdown pass with 4:13 left in the fourth quarter to help No. 21 Oklahoma State rally to a 33-29 victory over Kansas State in Stillwater, Okla.
After falling behind 29-23 in the fourth quarter, Oklahoma State drove 75 yards in six plays. Walsh was 4 of 5 passing on the drive, including the go-ahead touchdown pass to Moore.
Minnesota coach sidelined
Minnesota coach Jerry Kill missed an entire game for the first time because of his epilepsy, staying at home after suffering a seizure.
Minnesota officials said Kill was not feeling well Friday but planned to travel to Ann Arbor on Saturday to coach in the game. But he suffered a seizure Saturday morning and was resting at home in Minnesota while the Golden Gophers lost 42-13 to No. 19 Michigan.
It is the fifth game-day seizure he has had in three seasons at Minnesota and the second this year. Kill did not coach the second half against Western Illinois, the third game he wasn't able to finish because of a seizure.
A perfect Florida day
All seven of Florida's Football Bowl Subdivision teams played -- and all won, with a couple of teams getting into the victory column for the first time. It's the first time the seven FBS teams from Florida went 7-0 on a given day.
Florida State got the big day started with its 63-0 romp over Maryland. Florida defeated Arkansas 30-10, Florida Atlantic beat Alabama-Birmingham 37-23, Miami topped Georgia tech 45-30, Central Florida beat Memphis 24-17, Florida International stunned Southern Mississippi 24-23, and South Florida knocked off Cincinnati 26-20.
"I think that the state of Florida has some of the best high school players in the country, especially South Florida," Miami quarterback Stephen Morris said. "And it's attracting great coaches to come coach."
No shutdown for them
After a week of uncertainty, the service academies took the field, with Navy beating Air Force 28-10 in Annapolis, Md., and Army falling to host Boston College 48-27.
The schools didn't find out until earlier this week that they would play despite the partial government shutdown.
"I just assumed we were going to play. I love football," said Army running back Larry Dixon, who ran for an 80-yard touchdown. "If they said, 'well, Saturday we weren't going to play, it's OK,' but I didn't let it stress me out. You can't do that. I couldn't affect it. They weren't looking for my opinion."
Willingham on committee
A person with knowledge of the process told The Associated Press that former Stanford coach Tyrone Willingham is expected to be on the College Football Playoff selection committee next year and former Nebraska coach Tom Osborne also has been asked to be part of the 12- to 18-member panel.