Auburn beats Alabama...Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Clemson get easy wins...UCLA hires Kelly
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Jarrett Stidham passed for 237 yards and ran for a big fourth-quarter touchdown as sixth-ranked Auburn dealt No. 1 Alabama its first loss since last season’s College Football Playoff title game, 26-14. Stidham completed 21 of 28 passes and ran for 50 yards, including his 16-yard touchdown scamper. Ryan Davis caught 11 passes for 139 yards for the Tigers, who earned a spot in next weekend’s SEC title game against Georgia.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Alex Hornibrook threw for three touchdowns and third-ranked Wisconsin stayed unbeaten following its most lopsided Big Ten win of the season, 31-0 at Minnesota. Jonathan Taylor rushed for 149 yards on 20 carries, including a 53-yard scoring sprint on the first play of the fourth quarter. Wisconsin next faces Ohio State in the conference title game next weekend.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Third-ranked Oklahoma strengthened its case for a CFP semifinal pick as Rodney Anderson ran for 118 yards and four touchdowns in the Sooners’ 59-31 blowout over West Virginia. Baker Mayfield threw for 281 yards and three touchdowns after sitting out the Sooners’ first series as part of his punishment for the lewd gesture he directed toward the Kansas bench last week. The 11-1 Sooners gained 646 yards in their seventh straight win.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — No. 4 Clemson kept on track for a third straight trip to the playoff as Kelly Bryant’s two touchdown throws to Hunter Renfrow helped the Tigers whip South Carolina 34-10. Bryant completed 23 of 34 passes for 272 yards as the Tigers improved to 11-1 heading into the ACC championship game against Miami. The win was the 100th in Clemson coach Dabo Swinney’s career.
UNDATED (AP) — Chip Kelly is back in the Pac-12 after being hired by UCLA to replace Jim Mora. Kelly went 46-7 in four seasons with Oregon, winning three conference titles and reaching the 2010 BCS championship game in 2010. He left the Ducks for the NFL, going 30-49 in four seasons with the Eagles and 49ers. And Mike Riley has been dismissed by the Huskers after failing to return the program to its former prominence during his three years there.