Cowboys stun Mountaineers...Buckeyes prevail in OT...Top 3 win...Villanova falls at home again
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State pulled off Saturday’s biggest top-25 football upset by rallying from a 31-14 halftime deficit to beat seventh-ranked West Virginia, 45-41. Taylor Cornelius threw for 338 yards and five touchdowns, including an 11-yard TD toss to Tylan Wallace with 42 seconds left. Cornelius also ran for 106 yards and went nine yard for a TD in the Cowboys’ 21-point fourth quarter.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Ninth-ranked Ohio State narrowly escaped a major upset when Maryland failed on a two-point conversion attempt in overtime, giving the Buckeyes a 52-51 victory over the Terrapins at College Park. Dwayne Haskins threw for three touchdowns and ran for three more, including a five-yard TD scamper in OT. Ohio State trailed 17-3 and didn’t take its first lead until Haskins’ final touchdown.
UNDATED (AP) — Top-ranked Alabama scored 27 points in the third quarter as the Crimson Tide turned a 10-10 halftime tie into a 50-17 rout of The Citadel. Second-ranked Clemson finished 8-0 in the ACC as Trevor Lawrence was 21 of 38 for 251 yards and two touchdowns in a 35-6 victory against Duke. Third-ranked Notre Dame joins Alabama and Clemson at 11-0 after Ian Book threw for 292 yards and two scores in a 36-3 rout of No. 12 Syracuse at Yankee Stadium.
VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — In college basketball, ninth-ranked Villanova suffered its second straight home loss as Jordan Lyons scored 17 points and Furman improved to 5-0 for the first time in 30 years by defeating the defending national champions, 76-68 in overtime. Lyons hit a variety of big baskets, two days after pouring in 54 points while matching an NCAA record with 15 3-pointers. Matt Rafferty and Clay Mounce each had 15 for the Paladins, while Noah Gurley and Alex Hunter added 13 points apiece.
DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic scored 24 points, including a short jumper that gave the Dallas Mavericks the lead for good in a 112-109 surprise over the Golden State Warriors. Kevin Durant scored 32 points for the Warriors, but only three in the fourth quarter on 1-for-7 shooting. Golden State played without starters Stephen Curry and Draymond Green, but led by eight in the second half before the Mavs rallied.