North Dakota State kicker Cam Pedersen (36) reacts with holder Cole Davis (7) after kicking a 37-yard field goal on the final play of an NCAA college football game against Iowa, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, in Iowa City, Iowa. North Dakota State won 23-21. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Lamar Jackson ran for four touchdowns and threw for another score and No. 10 Louisville routed No. 2 Florida State 63-20 on Saturday in what was billed as an ACC showdown game.
Jackson ran for 146 yards and passed for 216 yards. The defense chipped in with nine sacks.
The Cardinals (3-0, 2-0 ACC) topped 60 points for the third straight game. The Seminoles (2-1, 0-1) suffered one of the worst losses in school history.
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Jeremy Smith ran for two TDs for the Cardinals, and Jackson was nearly unstoppable in piling up 362 yards of offense. He also added to his collection of highlights as he faked one defender and spun off another en route to his final TD run of 47 yards. He has 18 TDs in three games.
Louisville's defense held FSU to 284 yards and forced two turnovers. The Seminoles' only bright spot was 10 straight points to cut it to 14-10 before Jackson and took over.
Jaire Alexander had a 69-yard punt return for a TD and a fumble recovery leading to another Louisville score. Brandon Radcliff rushed for 118 yards and a score.
NORTH DAKOTA STATE 23, NO. 13 IOWA 21
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Cam Pedersen kicked a 37-yard field as time expired and North Dakota State beat Iowa for its sixth straight victory over an FBS opponent.
The Bison went for a 2-point conversion down 21-20 with 3:41 left, but couldn't punch it in. North Dakota State's defense then held, and quarterback Easton Stick's 29-yard run put the Bison (3-0) in position for the winning field goal.
The loss was just the fourth by a ranked FBS team to an FCS school. North Dakota State isn't just another Football Championship Subdivision team, though. The Bison have won the last five FCS titles.
The Bison ran for 239 yards and held Iowa to 231 total yards. C.J. Beathard had three TD passes for Iowa (2-1). The Hawkeyes ran for just 34 yards on 25 carries.
NO. 5 CLEMSON 59, SOUTH CAROLINA ST. 0
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) – Deshaun Watson threw three early touchdown passes in Clemson's rout in the game that both coaches decided to shorten.
The game was such a mismatch that the Tigers (3-0) scored two touchdowns in the first quarter with no time running off the clock. An NCAA rule allows for games to be shortened by time if the coaches agree.
Clemson led 45-0 at the half against the FCS Bulldogs (0-3), and the third- and fourth quarters were 12 minutes each instead of the usual 15 minutes.
Watson completed 12 of 15 passes for 152 yards.
NO. 9 WISCONSIN 23, GEORGIA STATE 17
MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Backup quarterback Alex Hornibrook led Wisconsin on three scoring drives in the second half, helping the sluggish Badgers beat Georgia State.
Hornibrook took over for Bart Houston late in the third quarter with Wisconsin (3-0) stuck in an offensive malaise. The freshman finished 8 of 12 for 122 yards, including a 1-yard touchdown pass to Kyle Penniston with 7:25 left to give the Badgers the lead for good, 20-17.
Conner Manning threw for a career-high 269 yards and a score for Georgia State (0-3).
NO. 15 TENNESSEE 28, OHIO 19
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Joshua Dobbs threw two 20-yard touchdown passes to Josh Malone and ran for a third score and Tennessee overcame injuries and a suspension to hold off Ohio.
Tennessee (3-0) played without four starters – three were injured and defensive back Malik Foreman was suspended for team rules violations. During the first half, the Volunteers lost two of team captains to injuries – cornerback Cam Sutton and linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin.
Ohio is 1-2.
NO. 25 MIAMI 45, APPALACHIAN STATE 10
BOONE, N.C. (AP) – Brad Kaaya threw for 368 yards and three scores, Mark Walton ran for 130 yards and two touchdowns and Miami rolled past Appalachian State.
Miami (3-0) came in having scored a school-record 108 points in its first two games in wins over Florida A&M and Florida Atlantic. The Hurricanes picked up where they left off, scoring on their first four possessions to build a 24-0 lead.
Appalachian State is 1-2.—
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