LOS ANGELES — Andre Heidari's 47-yard field goal with 19 seconds left lifted USC to a 20-17 upset of No. 5 Stanford on Saturday.
Heidari nearly lost his job twice this season, and he missed an extra point during the first quarter. But the junior nailed the winner — then got an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for running the length of the field to celebrate.
The Trojans are 5-1 under interim coach Ed Orgeron, who replaced the fired Lane Kiffin.
USC intercepted two passes during the fourth quarter to prevent Stanford from capitalizing on last week's upset of Oregon. With the score 10-10, safety Dion Bailey got the first at the USC 6 with 10:39 left. Safety Su'a Cravens intercepted a tipped pass at the USC 44 with 3:02 left to set up the winning drive.
Buckeyes keep rolling
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Carlos Hyde ran for 246 yards and four touchdowns and quarterback Braxton Miller 184 and two touchdowns to push No. 3 Ohio State past Illinois 60-35. The Buckeyes have won 22 in a row.
Down 28-0, the Illini cut it to 35-21 in the third and had the ball. But linebacker Ryan Shazier forced a fumble in the end zone that led to a safety. And 58 seconds later, Hyde scored from a yard out. He later added touchdowns of 55 and 51 yards.
"We weren't really playing a good game, but we still put up 60 points," Miller said. "Just got to put a hard effort in, and toward the end of the game, you've got to give it your all."
No. 4 Baylor 63, Texas Tech 34: Bryce Petty threw for three scores and ran for two for the unbeaten Bears, who fell behind by double digits for the first time this season in Arlington, Texas. Baylor's top rusher, Lache Seastrunk, sat (groin), but Shock Linwood had 187 yards and a score. Texas Tech, 0-4 since a 7-0 start, led 14-0 on touchdown catches of 6 and 20 yards by Jace Amaro and 20-7 after Eric Ward's 5-yard touchdown catch with 3:25 left in the first. But the Bears scored the next 21, including Levi Norwood's 58-yard punt return. Norwood's 58-yard catch with 3:12 left in the first half put Baylor up 35-27, and it was 49-27 midway through the third.
No. 6 Oregon 44, Utah 21: Marcus Mariota, who is still slowed by a sprained left knee, threw for 288 yards and three touchdowns for the host Ducks. "They would have to pull me off the field before I wouldn't play," Mariota said. "The guys in the locker room mean the world to me." Oregon rushed for only 145 yards, 157 below its average, and led only 17-14 after Adam Schulz's 4-yard run 4:51 into the second half for the Utes. But De'Anthony Thomas returned the ensuing kickoff 86 yards for a score. Soon after, Mariota hit Johnny Mundt for 14 yards to make it 30-17.
No. 12 Okla. St. 38, No. 23 Texas 13: Clint Chelf ran for two scores and threw for two as the Cowboys handed the Longhorns their worst home loss in coach Mack Brown's 16 seasons there. Texas had won six in a row. "They're disappointed," Brown said of his players. "But they know their goals are still in place." Late in the first half, the Cowboys scored on Tracy Moore's catch of a tipped pass and safety Justin Gilbert's 43-yard interception return to make it 28-10. "I'm not sure if everybody wants to say that that's a heck of a win," Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said. "But it is what it is."
No. 17 Wis. 51, Indiana 3: James White rushed for a career-high 205 yards, including a 93-yard touchdown, and Melvin Gordon 146 and a touchdown for the host Badgers. Indiana entered 10th in the Big Ten at 217 rushing yards allowed per game. Wisconsin topped that a few minutes into the second quarter and finished with 554.
No. 22 Okla. 48, Iowa St. 10: Backup quarterback Trevor Knight and a 91-yard punt return for a touchdown by Jalen Saunders sparked the host Sooners. Coach Bob Stoops' 157th win matched the school record of Barry Switzer. Saunders' return tied it at 10 with 1:09 left in the first half. "We had the guy surrounded a long way from the goal line," said Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads, whose team has lost seven straight. "Woe is me. Why us?" Knight, who replaced the injured Blake Bell, ran for 123 yards, including a 56-yard score on the first play of the fourth that made it 34-10. "It's not about one guy in this group of quarterbacks," Knight said. "It's the strength of the group."
Late Friday: Linebacker/running back Myles Jack ran for four touchdowns as host No. 13 UCLA beat Washington 41-31. The freshman followed up his 120-yard debut at running back last week by becoming the 13th Bruin to score four touchdowns. He also made five tackles.
Around the nation
Michigan 27, N'western 19 3OT: Quarterback Devin Gardner scored on a 5-yard run then the visiting Wolverines held. On its last regulation drive, Michigan converted two fourth downs and got Brendan Gibbons' 44-yard field goal with no time left.
Penn St. 45, Purdue 21: Zach Zwinak ran for 149 yards and three touchdowns for the host Nittany Lions.
Wash. St. 24, Arizona 17: Isiah Myers caught the 25-yard tiebreaking touchdown with 2:15 left for the visiting Cougars, who had lost their previous three games by a combined 162-83.
Colorado 41, Cal 24: Paul Richardson tied a school record with 11 catches for the host Buffaloes, who ended a 14-game Pac-12 losing streak.
Colo. St. 66, New Mexico 42: Kapri Bibbs ran for 291 yards and six touchdowns for the visiting Rams.
Kansas halts skid: James Sims rushed for 211 yards and three touchdowns to lead host Kansas past West Virginia 31-19. The Jayhawks had lost 27 consecutive Big 12 games.
Rush record: Cartel Brooks of Division III Heidelberg ran for 465 yards, an all-division record, in a 42-14 win at Baldwin Wallace. He had 38 carries and scored on runs of 81, 41 and 13 yards. Western Connecticut's Octavias McKoy set the previous record of 455 on Oct. 26.
Path to perfection
Alabama: vs. Chattanooga, at Auburn, SEC title game (Atlanta)
Baylor: at Oklahoma St., at TCU, vs. Texas
Florida St.: vs. Idaho, at Florida, ACC title game (Charlotte, N.C.)
Fresno St.: vs. New Mexico, at San Jose St., Mountain West title game #
Northern Illinois: at Toledo, vs. Western Michigan, MAC title game (Detroit)
Ohio St.: vs. Indiana, at Michigan, Big Ten title game (Indianapolis)
* Played late Saturday # Would host