Notre Dame 37, Arizona State 34: Tommy Rees threw for 279 yards and three touchdowns, and the Irish made it 5 for 5 in the traveling Shamrock Series with a 37-34 victory against the No. 22 Sun Devils in Arlington, Texas.
Kyle Brindza kicked three second-half field goals, the go-ahead kick from 25 yards with 3:03 remaining. He tied a Notre Dame record with a 53-yarder that matched the longest in a college game at the $1.2 billion home of the Dallas Cowboys.
It was the second win in Texas in the five-year Shamrock run of home games on the road for the Irish (4-2), starting with a victory over Washington State in San Antonio in 2009.
Taylor Kelly threw for 362 yards and three scores for the Sun Devils, who missed on a chance to become the first team to beat Southern California and Notre Dame in consecutive weeks.
T.J. Jones had eight catches for 135 yards, including a pair of first-down catches on the drive to the winning field goal. Cam McDaniel, went to school in nearby Coppell, had four straight carries for 32 yards to get Notre Dame in field goal range.
The Irish clinched the win when Dan Fox, who recovered a fumble to set up a touchdown, returned Kelly's second interception 14 yards for a touchdown with 1:08 remaining.
The Sun Devils pulled within 37-34 on Kelly's third TD -- a 16-yarder to Marion Grice with 11 seconds left -- but Jones recovered an onside kick.
Notre Dame found its form. The Irish pressured Kelly throughout, and Prince Shembo had a key sack on the first play after Notre Dame went ahead.
The Irish led 24-13 after Rees' 21-yard touchdown on a jump ball to 6-foot-7 tight end Troy Niklas, but the Sun Devils got back in it with a 37-yard interception return by Osahon Irabor and Kelly's 21-yard scoring toss to De'Marieya Nelson that made it 27-all.
Oregon 57, Colorado 16: Marcus Mariota threw five touchdown passes and ran for two scores as the No. 2 Ducks brushed off some early trickery to rout the host Buffaloes.
The Ducks sophomore connected for two touchdowns each with Josh Huff and Bralon Addison, and he played only 2½ quarters.
"He's really, really good," Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre said.
The first-year coach then chuckled.
"That's a stupid statement," MacIntyre said. "A couple of plays he made tonight, come on, I don't know what else we could do. That's all there is to it. He's a special player."
The Buffaloes had Folsom Field in a frenzy when they kept things tight early on, but the crowd didn't like it when Colorado kept going for field goals while the Ducks were piling up the points.
Forcing a three-and-out after the opening onside kick, a 75-yard TD toss from receiver Paul Richardson on a double-reverse and a fourth-down stop had the 40-point-underdog Buffaloes in the fight early.
The Ducks trailed for 6½ minutes, falling behind 3-0 and 10-8, and they were leading just 15-10 when they got the ball at their 25 with 2:08 left in the first quarter.
Within a minute, they were up 29-10.
"We just missed out on a few things here and there," MacIntyre said. "Of course, we got beat 57-16. We're not happy about that one bit."