Michigan running back Vincent Smith (2) is stopped by Iowa linebacker Quinton Alston (52) during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Oregon State quarterback Sean Mannion (4) congratulates Markus Wheaton (2) on his touchdown catch in their 62-14 rout of visiting California on Saturday. Mannion finished with 325 passing yards and four TDs with Wheaton (seven receptions, 99 yards, 1 TD) being his No. 1 target.
Oregon State Colby Prince (82) blocks for Storm Woods (24) against California's Deandre Coleman (91) during the first half in Corvallis, Ore. The Beavers improved to 8-2 overall and 6-2 in the Pac-12 with the win, while the Golden Bears fell to 3-9 and 2-7.
Thrill of victory
Baylor Bears running back Glasco Martin (8) celebrates one of his three touchdowns, helping Baylor upset the No. 1-ranked Kansas State Wildcats 52-24 on Saturday. Martin finished with 113 yards rushing.
What a drag
Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein (7) is sacked by Baylor defensive end Chris McAllister (31) on Saturday. Klein was sacked twice and threw three interceptions in the loss.
Piling on the points
Baylor running back Glasco Martin (8) scores one of his three touchdowns against Kansas State on Saturday.
West Virginia wide receiverTavon Austin -- who actually started at running back Saturday -- runs for a 31-yard gain in the first quarter against Oklahoma on Saturday. Austin rushed for a school-record 344 yards and set a Big 12 record with 572 all-purpose yards, but the Mountaineers lost 50-49.
Oregon receiver Keanon Lowe, top left, celebrates his touchdown with teammates Colt Lyerla, right, and Tyler Johnstone during the first half against Stanford in Eugene, Ore. The Ducks lost 17-14 on a 37-yard field goal in overtime.
Outta my way
Stanford Cardinal running back Remound Wright runs the ball in the first quarter against Oregon. Wright had a 36-yard kickoff return in the Cardinal's win over the Ducks.
Oregon running back De'Anthony Thomas, right, breaks free from Stanford defenders, from left, Shayne Skov, A. J. Tarpley and Chase Thomas during the first half on Saturday.
Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein finds a hole to run through on Saturday. Klein ran for 39 yards but was 27 of 50 in the air with three interceptions in a loss to Baylor.
Running with cover
Stanford Cardinal running back Remound Wright runs the ball against the Oregon Ducks on Saturday.
Reversal of fortune
UCLA running back Johnathan Franklin is tackled by USC linebacker Hayes Pullard during Saturday's matchup at the Rose Bowl. Frankin rushed for 171 yards and two touchdowns, including a 29-yard scoring run with 4:02 to play, helping UCLA "beat 'SC" 38-28.
Getting some air
Miami quarterback Stephen Morris gets ready to throw a pass against South Florida on Saturday. Morris threw for 413 yards and three scores in Miami's 40-9 win.
The West Virginia Mountaineers and Oklahoma face off on Saturday. A short touchdown pass to Oklahoma's Kenny Stills with 24 seconds left gave Oklahoma a 50-49 win.
Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd hurls a pass against North Carolina State on Saturday. Boyd wound up with eight TDs — five passing and three rushing — in Clemson's 62-48 win.
Utah State defensive back Will Davis leaps to break up a pass intended for Louisiana Tech wide receiver D.J. Banks in the end zone. Utah State dominated early to gain a 27-3 lead, but Louisiana Tech stormed back to force overtime.
All his might
Southern California wide receiver Marqise Lee gets some air, but can't hold on to a pass in the end zone as UCLA cornerback Sheldon Price defends. Lee continued his dominant play with 158 yards and a touchdown, but it wasn't enough to overcome UCLA in a 38-28 loss.
UCLA tight end Joseph Fauria pulls in a tough catch in the corner of the end zone against USC safety Jawanza Starling. Fauria made clutch catches all game, but this was his only score.
UCLA lineman Cassius Marsh goes for a block of an extra point by USC kicker Andre Heidari. Marsh narrowly missed this time, but the Bruins later blocked a key field goal late in the game to seal the victory.
By the fingertips
LSU wide receiver James Wright pulls in a long reception in front of Mississippi defensive back Cody Prewitt. This marked LSU's longest play of the day, and the Tigers needed it to hold off an upset bid. They rallied late to take out Ole Miss 41-35.
LSU wide receiver James Wright celebrates his 48-yard pass reception with fellow receiver Odell Beckham.
Giving it away
Mississippi return man Korvic Neat tries to fall on the ball after muffing a punt. He failed to get the ball back, and LSU recovered to regain possession.
Losing his grip
Notre Dame receiver Chris Brown tries to hold on to a reception, but Wake Forest cornerback Chibuikem Okoro manages to knock it away. It was one of the few things to go Wake Forest's way, though, in a dominant 38-0 win by the Irish.
Notre Dame running back Theo Riddick dances between three Wake Forest defenders during the Irish's blowout win.
Not this time
Minnesota's John Rabe goes up for a catch, but fails to come up with it. That might have been because the arm of Nebraska's Will Compton was in the way. Rabe finished without a catch, and Nebraska dominated both sides of the ball in a 38-14 win.
Nebraska legend Tom Osborne leads the Cornhuskers onto the field before the game Saturday. The former coach is retiring from his current athletic director position after this season.
Can't get away
Wake Forest quarterback Tanner Price tries to break out of the grasp of Notre Dame defensive end Stephon Tuitt, but fails and goes down for a sack.
Winning with Walsh
Oklahoma State quarterback J.W. Walsh gets around the edge of the Texas Tech defense for a touchdown during the Cowboys' 59-21 victory Saturday. Walsh took over as a goal line quarterback and had six carries with only one pass attempt.
Texas Tech running back Eric Stephens Jr. jumps over the line for a touchdown against Oklahoma State. The play was one of the few bright spots for Texas Tech in a 38-point loss.
Texas A&M running back Christine Michael stands over Sam Houston State defensive back Kenneth Jenkins during the first half of Texas A&M's 47-28 victory on Saturday, Nov. 17. Referees called Michael for taunting on the play and ejected him.
Texas A&M receiver Mike Evans leaps high into the air to catch a touchdown pass over Sam Houston State defensive back Dax Swanson.
Nowhere to go
The Clemson defense swarms around North Carolina State running back Shadrach Thornton in the first half Saturday. Clemson lit up the scoreboard and went on to win 62-48.
Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd scores a touchdown against NC State, which was a common sight. Boyd finished with eight total scores, five through the air and another three on the ground.
Running back Todd Gurley slips past defenders en route to a touchdown in Georgia's 45-14 home win against the Georgia Southern Eagles on Saturday.
Look out below
Georgia Bulldogs tight end Arthur Lynch goes airborne over Georgia Southern Eagles safety Deion Stanley.
I'm outta here!
Colorado quarterback Connor Wood scrambles in a 38-3 loss to Washington in Boulder, Colo., on Saturday. The Buffaloes fell to 1-10 overall and 1-7 in the Pac-12, while the Huskies improved to 7-4 and 5-3.
Colorado head coach Jon Embree gives a fist bump to defensive lineman Will Pericak after stopping a Washington drive at Folsom Field.
How many Husky defenders does it take to tackle Colorado running back Christian Powell? The Washington tailback was held to 66 yards on 17 carries in the loss.
Wofford fullback Eric Breitenstein finds the end zone to tie things up in the first half at South Carolina on Saturday. Behind a 17-point fourth quarter, the Gamecocks claimed a 24-7 victory.
South Carolina safety D.J. Swearinger dives to get his hands on a fumble. The game was tied at 7-7 heading into the final quarter before the Gamecocks put the Terriers away.
South Carolina running back Kenny Miles creeps under a Wofford defender and into the end zone for the first score of the game. Miles finished with 127 rushing yards on 27 carries with the one TD in the Gamecocks win.
Florida running back Mike Gillislee looks to make a move on Jacksonville State cornerback Jermaine Hough in the Gators' 23-0 victory in Gainesville, Fla., on Saturday.
Score a seat
Florida running back Mike Gillislee falls back into the end zone after a 7-yard run against Jacksonville State. Gillislee finished with 122 rushing yards and one TD on 20 carries for the Gators, who improved to 10-1 on the season.
Jacksonville State's Gabriel Chambers runs back a first-half kickoff, slipping by Florida's Frankie Hammond (85) for extra yardage.
Still on fire
Will Alabama coach Nick Saban ever take it easy? No chance.
Western Carolina isn't getting much yardage out of Alabama on this play.
All too easy
Alabama running back Eddie Lacy has no problem scoring on this play against Western Carolina.
Alabama fans are back on the horse one week after their Crimson Tide suffered their first loss.
Cincinnati tight end Travis Kelce gets out of this tackle attempt.
Going the other way
Rutgers DB Logan Ryan leaps up and picks off this Cincinnati pass.
Cincinnati running back George Winn doesn't get much going on this play.
He's got it
Florida State WR Rashad Greene gets behind the coverage and pulls down a touchdown catch in the first half.
Devonta Freeman has a stiff arm for Maryland defensive back Matt Robinson.
Nowhere to go
Michigan running back Vincent Smith stopped by Iowa linebacker Quinton Alston.
Iowa quarterback James Vandenberg looks for an open receiver at home against Michigan.
In as a runner?
Denard Robinson gets the start against Iowa, but it's at running back, not quarterback.
Get it up
Florida State offensive lineman Cameron Irving is all smiles after Devonta Freeman scores a touchdown.
Kick your Heels up
North Carolina celebrates a goal-line stand — with a seven-point lead — late in the third quarter against Virginia in Charlottesville, Va., on Thursday night. UNC's offense followed with a 97-yard, 12-play touchdown drive as the Tar Heels pulled away for a 37-13 victory.
Up and over
Virginia Cavaliers tight end Colter Phillips dives over North Carolina safety Tre Boston during the second half at Scott Stadium. The Tar Heels ended the Cavaliers' postseason hopes by dropping Virginia to 4-7 overall and 2-5 in the ACC. North Carolina improved to 7-4 and 4-3 with the win.
Tar Heels safety Tre Boston (10) scores on a 36-yard interception return with 4:37 left in the first half. The touchdown gave North Carolina a 20-10 lead.
Cavaliers wide receiver Dominique Terrell (2) looks for positive yards against the Tar Heels after pulling in one of his four catches on the night. Terrell finished with 79 receiving yards, but couldn't find the end zone in Virginia's loss.
Virginia quarterback Michael Rocco (16) jumps over North Carolina cornerback Terry Shankle (24) during the first half. Rocco finished with 155 passing yards, an interception, no touchdowns and 15 rushing yards in the loss.