Live blog: Week 8 college football Saturday with Yahoo Sports

Illinois stunned No. 6 Wisconsin 24-23 earlier Saturday in what may be the college football upset of the year. No. 15 Texas needed field goal as time expired to beat Kansas 50-48 and avoid another massive upset.

And in the marquee matchup of the day, No. 7 Penn State narrowly defeated No. 16 Michigan.

Get news and notes from the other Top 25 action around college football.

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Penn State wide receiver <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/ncaaf/players/275476/" data-ylk="slk:KJ Hamler">KJ Hamler</a> (1) caught two touchdown passes in his team's 28-21 win over Michigan on Saturday in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Penn State wide receiver KJ Hamler (1) caught two touchdown passes in his team's 28-21 win over Michigan on Saturday in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)


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No. 1 Alabama 35, Tennessee 13

The Crimson Tide (7-0, 4-0 SEC) beat the Volunteers (2-5, 1-3) but the big story was Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa leaving the game with an apparent ankle injury. Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban ruled him out for the game at halftime.

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No. 2 LSU 36, Mississippi State 13

The Tigers (7-0, 3-0 SEC), who own the nation’s highest-scoring offense, avoided a potential trap game with the Bulldogs (3-4, 1-3) after they beat Florida last week and face No. 11 Auburn next week.

LSU QB Joe Burrow — who broke the Tigers’ single-season passing TD record in just seven games — threw four TD passes in the victory.

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No. 3 Clemson 45, Louisville 10

Trevor Lawrence threw for three TDs, with two interceptions, as the Tigers (7-0, 5-0 ACC) pulled away from the Cardinals (4-3, 2-2) in the second half.

[Forde: Despite win, questions remain about Clemson]

Clemson CB Andrew Booth was ejected after throwing a punch.

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No. 5 Oklahoma 52, West Virginia 14

The Sooners (7-0, 4-0 Big 12) have never lost to the Mountaineers as members of the Big 12.

Jalen Hurts was 16-of-17 passing for 316 yards and three TDs and also ran for a pair of scores in the rout in Norman.

Hurts completed his first 11 passes of the game for 191 yards and 2 TDs, and Oklahoma outscored West Virginia 21-0 in the third quarter to put the game away.

West Virginia (3-4, 1-3) had two TD passes from OU transfer Austin Kendall to T.J. Simmons.

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Illinois 24, No. 6 Wisconsin 23

James McCourt kicked a 39-yard field goal as time expired as Illinois (3-4, 1-3 Big Ten) pulled off the biggest upset of the college football season with a victory over Wisconsin.

McCourt’s kick is the first time the Badgers (6-1, 3-1) have trailed all season.

Brandon Peters had two TD passes, the second one with 5:53 left, as Illinois has cut the lead to two. A Wisconsin interception with 2:32 left gave the Illini a chance at victory — and they took it.

[Thamel: Illinois trolls Wisconsin after upset]

Despite the loss, Wisconsin RB Jonathan Taylor made some college football history of his own early in the game.

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No. 7 Penn State 28, No. 16 Michigan 21

The Nittany Lions managed to hang on despite a late comeback bid by the Wolverines.

Penn State’s defense held near the goal line in the closing minutes as Michigan was driving for the potential tying score.

That came after Michigan nearly rallied from an early 21-0 hole after two Zach Charbonnet TD runs and a Shea Patterson QB sneak for a score.

Penn State QB Sean Clifford threw three touchdown passes and ran for a TD.

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No. 9 Florida 38, South Carolina 27

Kyle Trask came alive in the second half as the Gators (7-1, 3-1 SEC) avoided the upset.

Trask threw fourth-quarter TD passes to Freddie Swain, Kyle Pitts and Trevon Grimes after South Carolina had taken a 20-17 lead on a Parker White field goal to cap an exciting third quarter.

The score was tied 10-10 at halftime before Jammie Robinson intercepted Trask early in the third. The Gamecocks took advantage with a 21-yard TD run from Tavien Feaster, but the Gators came right back to tie it 17-17 on a 75-yard TD run from Dameon Pierce.

The Gamecocks (3-4, 2-3) were looking to win consecutive games against top-10 opponents for the first time in school history.

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No. 10 Georgia 21, Kentucky 0

Two TD runs by D'Andre Swift and one by Brian Herrien broke open a scoreless game as the Bulldogs (5-1, 2-1 SEC) pulled away from the Wildcats (3-3, 1-3).

Kentucky was blanked for the first time since a 40-0 loss to Vanderbilt in 2012.

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No. 11 Auburn 51, Arkansas 10

The Tigers (6-1, 3-1 SEC) broke it open with two TD passes from QB Bo Nix in a 22-second span of the third quarter.

Arkansas (2-5, 0-4) also had one of the worst fake punts you’ll ever see in the first half.

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No. 12 Oregon 35, No. 25 Washington 31

Oregon rebounded from a 14-point, third-quarter deficit to earn the victory in Seattle and all but put the Pac-12 North race to bed.

Justin Herbert’s second TD pass to Jaylon Redd — a 5-yarder with 5:10 to play — and fourth of the game gave the Ducks (6-1, 4-1 Pac-12) their first lead since 7-0 in the first quarter.

Washington (5-3, 2-3) drove to Oregon’s 34-yard line on its final drive, but a fourth-and-3 pass from Jacob Eason was incomplete with 54 seconds to play.

The Huskies led 28-14 and 31-21 before Herbert threw a 36-yard TD pass to Mycah Pittman on the final play of the third quarter as Oregon closed within 31-28 entering the fourth.

Eason completed 12 of his final 13 passes of the first half, the last one a 5-yard TD to Andre Baccellia with 58 seconds left as the Huskies led 21-14 at halftime.

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No. 13 Utah 21, No. 17 Arizona State 3

Two TD runs by Zack Moss and one by Jaylen Dixon helped the Utes (5-1, 2-1 Pac-12) pick up an impressive victory over the Sun Devils (5-1, 2-1) in a key Pac-12 matchup.

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No. 15 Texas 50, Kansas 48

Cameron Dicker bailed out the Longhorns (5-2, 3-1 Big 12) with a 33-yard game-winning field goal as time expired. That helped Texas avoid an embarrassing upset loss to the Jayhawks at home in a wild back-and-forth shootout in Austin.

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No. 18 Baylor 45, Oklahoma State 27

The Bears pulled away in the fourth quarter with three TDs — including a defensive score — to start 7-0 for the first time since 2015 and keep pace with Oklahoma in the Big 12 title race.

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No. 19 SMU 45, Temple 21

Shane Buechele three six TD passes — three to Reggie Roberson Jr. — for the Mustangs.

SMU (7-0, 3-0 AAC) is now 7-0 for the first time since 1982, when Eric Dickerson and Craig James led the Pony Express to an 11-0-1 season.

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No. 20 Minnesota 42, Rutgers 7

Two rushing TDs from Rodney Smith led the Gophers (7-0, 4-0 Big Ten), who won in their first game as a Top 25 team in five years.

Minnesota's Casey O'Brien, a cancer survivor, saw his first college action.

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No. 21 Cincinnati 24, Tulsa 13

The Bearcats (6-1, 3-0 AAC) honored their 2009 team that finished the regular season undefeated, then their 2019 team iwent out and beat the Golden Hurricane (2-5, 0-3) behind Gerrid Doaks’ two TD runs.

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Vanderbilt 21, No. 22 Missouri 14

Riley Neal’s 21-yard TD pass to Cam Johnson with 8:57 left gave the Commodores (2-5, 1-3 SEC) the upset.

The Tigers (5-1, 2-0 SEC), who suffered their first loss since their season-opening shocker at Wyoming.

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No. 23 Iowa 26, Purdue 20

The Hawkeyes (5-2, 2-2 Big Ten) bounced back against the Boilermakers (2-5, 1-3) after back-to-back losses to Michigan and Penn State.

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No. 24 Appalachian State 52, Louisiana-Monroe 7

The Mountaineers (5-0, 2-0 Sun Belt) are hosting a game as a Top 25 team for the first time in school history — and it’s been memorable.

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News and notes

Virginia Tech beats UNC ... in 6 OTs

Virginia Tech and North Carolina became the first teams to try out college football’s new extended overtime rules.

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TCU QB pulls off incredible run

Freshman QB Max Duggan would not be denied against Kansas State on an incredible 46-yard TD run.

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Sooner Schooner tips over celebrating TD

Oklahoma had no trouble scoring in the first half against West Virginia, but one of its celebrations went awry.

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Good time to sell Heisman

A Florida sports memorabilia collector is richer by more than half a million dollars after former Texas running back Ricky Williams’ 1998 Heisman Trophy was sold for $504,000 on Friday — a record amount.

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