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Baylor finds its offensive groove

Big Ten best: Jeremy Gallon catches a touchdown pass in front of Indiana cornerback Tim Bennett during Michigan’s 63-27 victory. Gallon sets a Big Ten record with 369 receiving yards (on 14 catches with two touchdowns). That falls 36 shy of the NCAA record set in 1998 by Louisiana Tech’s Troy Edwards.

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Big Ten best: Jeremy Gallon catches a touchdown pass in front of Indiana cornerback Tim Bennett during Michigan’s 63-27 victory. Gallon sets a Big Ten record with 369 receiving yards (on 14 catches with two touchdowns). That falls 36 shy of the NCAA record set in 1998 by Louisiana Tech’s Troy Edwards.

WACO, Texas — Bryce Petty just needed to get Baylor back at home to return it to its point-a-minute pace.

Petty threw for 343 yards and two touchdowns as No. 12 Baylor tied a school record with its 10th straight win, 71-7 over Iowa State on Saturday.

The Bears, whose other 10-game win streak was in 1936-37, came in averaging 70.5 points in four home games but were slowed in last week's 35-25 comeback win at Kansas State.

On Saturday they recorded their 33rd straight game of at least 400 yards — by halftime — and finished with 714, their fourth game this season with at least 700.

The Cyclones ruined Baylor's shot at its first shutout of a Big 12 opponent with 47 seconds left. Corey Coleman returned the ensuing kickoff 97 yards to give Baylor its fourth 70-point game this season.

Petty, the I-A passing efficiency leader, was 23-of-31 without an interception and ran for a score before he and the other starters left early in the fourth up 51-0.

Northern Illinois QB runs for 316 yards

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. — Jordan Lynch ran for 316 yards, a I-A record for a quarterback, to lead No. 23 Northern Illinois past Central Michigan 31-17.

Lynch broke the record of ex-Northern Illinois quarterback Stacey Robinson, who had 308 against Fresno State on Oct. 6, 1990. He also ran for three touchdowns and was 20-for-30 for 155 yards and another touchdowns.

"The holes were so wide open," Lynch said. "It was nothing I did."

No. 4 Ohio St. 34, Iowa 24: Carlos Hyde ran for 149 yards, including 106 and two touchdowns during the second half, as the host Buckeyes won their 19th in a row. Hyde got physical on the 19-yard go-ahead touchdown early in the fourth. He rumbled to the 7, where he was hit hard by safety Tanner Miller, the blow knocking him off balance. He retreated to the 11, turned up the right sideline, got to the 3 and vaulted just inside the corner post. "I've never had a run like that," the senior tailback said. "The safety came up and hit me. I came out of it, and I was still up. I was like, 'Let me try to catch my balance.' Once I did, I turned around. I was like, 'Man, I haven't even scored yet.' When I saw (wideout Corey Brown's) block, I just went in for the touchdown."

No. 16 Texas Tech 37, West Va. 27: Freshman Davis Webb, in his first road start, threw two touchdowns as the Red Raiders scored 21 in a row to stay unbeaten. The Mountaineers led 27-16 late in the third but punted on four straight possessions. Meanwhile, Kenny Williams ran for two 1-yard scores, the second set up by Webb's 37-yard pass to tight end Jace Amaro. And Webb sealed it with a 10-yard TD to Amaro with 1:01 left. "He's always very composed at the line of scrimmage," Amaro said of Webb, whose 462 yards gave him 400-plus in his first two starts. "He's been able to drive down the field when we've really needed it."

No. 18 Oklahoma 34, Kansas 19: Receiver Lacoltan Bester passed for a touchdown on a trick play to help lift the visiting Sooners. Down 13-0 early in the second quarter, Oklahoma took the lead for good when Bester, a quarterback in high school, took and end-around and hit Sterling Shepard for a 49-yard touchdown. "Lacoltan just threw a great ball," Sooners coach Bob Stoops said. "I told him while giving him the game ball that he needed to give the quarterback some lessons." The Jayhawks made it interesting in the fourth, blocking a punt and scoring a touchdown shortly afterward to make it 25-19. But Oklahoma returned the blocked extra point for two points and drove 75 yards for a touchdown on the ensuing possession.

Ariz. St. 53, No. 20 Wash. 24: Taylor Kelly threw for two touchdowns and ran for two and Marion Grice ran for two and caught one for the host Sun Devils. Washington's Bishop Sankey entered as the top rusher in I-A at 150 yards per game but was held to 22 on 13 carries. "We were flying around," Arizona State defensive end Gannon Conway said. Washington went three-and-out six times in the first half after doing it nine times in the first six games combined. And Keith Price was sacked seven times, only five fewer than in the first six games combined. Said coach Steve Sarkisian: "That was embarrassing."

No. 21 Oklahoma St. 24, TCU 10: Josh Stewart caught 10 passes for 141 yards and returned a punt 95 yards for a touchdown for the host Cowboys. Clint Chelf replaced an ineffective J.W. Walsh at quarterback for Oklahoma State and was 10-of-25 for 178 yards and an interception. Chelf beat out Walsh in the offseason but lost the starting job after the opener. "We felt like we needed a spark on offense," Cowboys coach Mike Gundy said. "So we'll evaluate our offense this week and … decide which direction we want to go."

No. 25 Wis. 56, Illinois 32: Melvin Gordon rushed for 142 yards and three touchdowns for the visiting Badgers. The redshirt sophomore Gordon topped 1,000 yards for the season with a 13-yard run in the third that put Wisconsin up 42-17. He finished the game with 1,012.

Around the nation

Michigan 63, Indiana 47: Devin Gardner set school records with 584 yards of offense and 503 yards passing, and tied a school record by accounting for five touchdowns for the host Wolverines. Michigan set a school record with 711 yards of offense while giving up 572.

Notre Dame 14, USC 10: Tommy Rees threw two first-half touchdowns before leaving with an undisclosed injury for the host Irish. Notre Dame had lost five in a row at home to the Trojans.

Mich. St. 14, Purdue 0: Linebacker Denicos Allen returned a fumble 45 yards for the host Spartans' fifth defensive touchdown of the season.

Minn. 20, N'western 17: The visiting Gophers scored 10 points in 1:27 off two interceptions, including linebacker James Manuel's go-ahead 24-yard return.

N. Texas 28, La. Tech 13: Derek Thompson ran for a touchdown and threw for one for the visiting Mean Green. North Texas has won consecutive games for the first time since 2004. Each of their previous 26 wins was followed with a loss.

.Fast facts

The I-A unbeatens

ACC (2): Florida State, Miami

Big 12 (2): Baylor, Texas Tech

Big Ten (1): Ohio State

MAC (1): Northern Illinois

Mountain West (1): * Fresno State

Pac-12 (1): * Oregon

SEC (2): Alabama, Missouri

* Played late Saturday

Baylor finds its offensive groove 10/19/13 [Last modified: Saturday, October 19, 2013 11:46pm]
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