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Oklahoma State hands Baylor first loss

Oklahoma State’s Kye Staley, who runs for two touchdowns, gains some of his 25 yards.

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Oklahoma State’s Kye Staley, who runs for two touchdowns, gains some of his 25 yards.

STILLWATER, Okla. — Clint Chelf passed for a career-high 370 yards and accounted for four touchdowns as No. 11 Oklahoma State ended the national title hopes of No. 3 Baylor with a 49-17 win on Saturday.

Chelf, who lost the starting job earlier this season, threw three touchdowns and ran for one in front of a record crowd of 60,218 at Boone Pickens Stadium.

The senior also had a 48-yard catch and finished with 438 yards of offense for the Cowboys, whose only loss was 30-21 at West Virginia on Sept. 28.

Bryce Petty was 28-of-48 for 359 yards for Baylor, which had won 13 in a row dating to last season but hasn't won in Stillwater since 1939.

Scoreless early, Baylor's Shock Linwood fumbled when he tried to stretch the ball over the goal line. The Cowboys then drove 99 yards, capped by Kye Staley's 2-yard touchdown run.

And early in the fourth, Baylor was on the verge of cutting it to 35-17. But Petty's fumble was returned 78 yards for a score by cornerback Tyler Patmon.

Spartans advance to Big Ten title game

EVANSTON, Ill. — Mark Dantonio and his players wore hats commemorating their division title. They hope bigger prizes are coming.

Connor Cook threw for a career-high 293 yards, Jeremy Langford ran for 150, and No. 13 Michigan State clinched a spot in the Big Ten title game with a 30-6 victory over Northwestern.

"I'm happy to have the hat on and wear it for a couple of weeks and then turn it in," Dantonio said after sealing the Big Ten Legends Division and a matchup with Ohio State.

Langford ran 20 yards untouched for the game's first touchdown in the second quarter. He sealed it with a 37-yard touchdown in the fourth.

With its seventh straight loss, Northwestern fell out of bowl contention after making one the previous five years.

"The Year '13 is over here in a week — and good riddance," coach Pat Fitzgerald said. "There's something about that number I don't like."

No. 4 Ohio St. 42, Indiana 14: Braxton Miller ran for 144 yards and two touchdowns and passed for two touchdowns as the host Buckeyes won their 23rd in a row and clinched a berth in the Big Ten title game. "It's just striving for the best," Miller said. "(We want to) … keep going forward, keep winning games and just make Ohio State proud." Carlos Hyde became the first player with more than 1,000 rushing yards in Urban Meyer's 12 years as a coach. He ran for 117 and two scores.

No. 10 Stanford 63, Cal 13: Ty Montgomery scored touchdowns on his first four touches and finished with five for the host Cardinal. The win combined with Oregon's loss put Stanford in the Pac-12 title game. Montgomery had a 31-yard run and 50-yard catch in the first 3½ minutes. He added catches of 12 and 72 yards. And his 9-yard catch made it 42-13 with five seconds left in the first half. Said quarterback Kevin Hogan: "It's awesome just getting him the ball, and he makes me look good."

No. 19 Arizona St. 38, No. 14 UCLA 33: Taylor Kelly passed for 225 yards and a touchdown and ran for 99 yards and a score as the visiting Sun Devils clinched the Pac-12 South. Arizona State blew most of a 22-point halftime lead but held on UCLA's final two drives. On the first, the Bruins reached the Sun Devils 6 before a 13-yard sack and missed field goal. "I've been doing this for 28 years," said Arizona State coach Todd Graham, who acknowledged getting choked up on the field. "And that's the most impressive display of heart by a team that I've ever seen."

No. 15 Fresno St. 69, New Mexico 28: Derek Carr threw for 527 yards and a school-record seven touchdowns in his final regular-season home game as the Bulldogs stayed unbeaten and clinched a spot in the Mountain West title game. Davante Adams had nine catches for 246 yards and four touchdowns and Josh Harper 10 for 161 and three touchdowns. Fresno State gained a school-record 820 yards.

No. 16 Wisconsin 20, Minn. 7: James White rushed for 125 yards and a touchdown for the visiting Badgers. Wisconsin, which has won six in a row since a loss at Ohio State on Sept. 28, allowed fewer than 10 points for the seventh time. (Only Alabama has done it more.) In addition, linebacker Chris Borland recovered two fumbles and forced one to tie the NCAA record for fumbles caused with 14.

No. 22 Okla. 41, Kansas St. 31: Brennan Clay ran for two touchdowns and a career-high 200 yards for the visiting Sooners as coach Bob Stoops passed Barry Switzer for most wins in school history. Kansas State's Tyler Lockett caught 12 passes for a school-record 278 yards and three touchdowns and finished with a school-record 440 yards of offense.

Around the nation

Notre Dame 23, BYU 13: Tommy Rees threw for 235 yards and a touchdown and Cam McDaniel ran for a career-high 117 yards for the host Irish. Notre Dame scored both of its touchdowns in the first quarter. Rees hit DaVaris Daniels for 61 yards, and a 30-yard pass to T.J. Jones set up Tarean Folston's 2-yard touchdown run.

Illinois 20, Purdue 16: Steve Hull caught 10 passes for 169 yards and two touchdowns to lift the visiting Illini, who had lost 20 straight Big Ten games.

Iowa 24, Michigan 21: Jake Rudock threw for 239 yards and two touchdowns for the host Hawkeyes, who trailed 21-7 at halftime but allowed just 45 yards in the second half.

Nebraska 23, Penn St. 20 OT: Pat Smith's 42-yard field goal won it for the visiting Cornhuskers. Penn State's Sam Ficken, who missed an extra point in regulation, missed a 37-yard field goal to open overtime.

Wash. St. 49, Utah 37: Connor Halliday threw for 488 yards and four touchdowns for the host Cougars, who are bowl eligible for the first time since 2006.

Wyoming 59, Hawaii 56 OT: Brett Smith passed for 498 yards and seven touchdowns and ran for 142 and a touchdown for the host Cowboys. All eight touchdowns came in regulation, and Stuart Williams' 36-yard field goal won it.

Harvard 34, Yale 7: Paul Stanton scored four touchdowns to tie a record for the 138-year history of The Game for the host Crimson. Yale has a 65-57-8 lead the series, first played in 1875, but has lost 12 of the past 13 games.

Late Friday: Keenan Reynolds set an NCAA record with seven rushing touchdowns, including the winner in the third overtime, as visiting Navy beat San Jose State 58-52. Reynolds ran for 240 yards and became the ninth quarterback in NCAA history to score at least 20 rushing touchdowns. He has 26, one shy of the NCAA record.

Path to perfection

Alabama: at Auburn, SEC title game (Atlanta)

Florida State: at Florida, ACC title game (Charlotte, N.C.)

Fresno State: at San Jose State, Mountain West title game #

Northern Illinois: vs. Western Michigan, MAC title game (Detroit)

Ohio State: at Michigan, Michigan State (Big Ten title game in Indianapolis)

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Oklahoma State hands Baylor first loss 11/23/13 [Last modified: Sunday, November 24, 2013 12:23am]
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