SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Everett Golson threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to Ben Koyack in the corner of the end zone with 1:01 left and Notre Dame overcame two turnovers and two bungled snaps on field goals to beat Stanford 17-14 in cold and rainy conditions on Saturday.
Koyack caught the pass as he fell out of bounds and safety Jordan Richards dove to try to break it up on Notre Dame’s last chance on fourth-and-11.
The Fighting Irish improved to 5-0 for the third time since Lou Holtz left in 1996. The Cardinal (3-2) have two losses this early in the season for the first time since 2008.
Golson also threw a 17-yard touchdown pass and Notre Dame amassed 370 yards of total offense against the nation’s top defense.
NO. 1 FLORIDA STATE 43, WAKE FOREST 3: In Tallahassee, Fla., a lackluster effort from quarterback Jameis Winston and the Florida State offense allowed kicker Roberto Aguayo and the defense to star against Wake Forest.
Winston threw for 297 yards with a touchdown and an interception, and Aguayo kicked a career-high five field goals. The reigning Lou Groza Award winner also set a school record with 21 consecutive field goals.
The Seminoles (5-0, 3-0) dominated the overmatched Demon Deacons (2-4, 0-2) and held them to 126 offensive yards, including 40 rushing. Linebacker Reggie Northrup forced and recovered a fumble and ran it 31 yards for a touchdown that put Florida State up 30-3 in the third quarter.
NO. 7 BAYLOR 28, TEXAS 7: In Austin, Texas, Shock Linwood ran for 148 yards and the clinching touchdown and Baylor overcame a rare off day by quarterback Bryce Petty and the nation’s No. 1 offense.
With Petty misfiring, the Bears (5-0, 2-0 Big 12) won with tough defense, two big plays on special teams and a power running game that wore down Texas (2-3, 1-1) in the second half.
Terrell Burt scored Baylor’s first touchdown with a 62-yard return after a blocked field goal in the first quarter. A fake punt in the third set up Petty’s touchdown pass to Antwan Goodley. Linwood put it away with a short touchdown run in the fourth.
No. 10 Michigan State 27, No. 19 Nebraska 22: In East Lansing, Mich., Trae Waynes intercepted Tommy Armstrong’s pass with 30 seconds remaining, and Michigan State held off a furious Nebraska rally.
The Spartans (4-1, 1-0 Big Ten) led 27-3 heading into the fourth quarter before three Nebraska touchdowns set up a tense finish. A 43-yard pass to Alonzo Moore gave the Huskers the ball at the Michigan State 37 with just under a minute to play.
Arizona St. 38, No. 16 USC 34: In Los Angeles, Jaelen Strong caught a 46-yard touchdown pass from Mike Bercovici as time expired, and Arizona State scored three TDs in the final 3:53 to shock Southern California.
Bercovici capped his 510-yard passing performance with his third TD pass to Strong.
Arizona State’s bench stormed the field to celebrate the first win at the Coliseum since 1999 for the Sun Devils (4-1, 2-1 Pac-12).
Cody Kessler passed for 273 yards for the Trojans (3-2, 2-1), who led 34-25 with 3 minutes to play.
NORTHWESTERN 20, NO. 17 WISCONSIN 14: In Evanston, Ill., Godwin Igwebuike had three interceptions and Justin Jackson ran for 162 yards, helping Northwestern upset Melvin Gordon and Wisconsin.
Trevor Siemian threw for a touchdown and also had a key block on Miles Shuler’s 16-yard TD run as Northwestern (3-2, 2-0 Big Ten) earned its third consecutive win.
Gordon had 27 carries for a career-high 259 yards and a touchdown for Wisconsin (3-2, 0-1).
NO. 20 OHIO STATE 52, MARYLAND 24: In College Park, Md., J.T. Barrett completed 18 of 23 passes for 267 yards and four touchdowns and ran 16 times for 71 yards and a score for Ohio State in Maryland’s Big Ten home debut.
Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 139 yards on 24 carries, and the defense had four interceptions. The Buckeyes (4-1, 1-0) piled up 533 yards.
Brad Craddock kicked a school-record 57-yard field goal for the Terrapins (4-2, 1-1).
NO. 21 OKLAHOMA ST 37, IOWA ST 20: In Stillwater, Okla., Desmond Roland ran for 95 yards and two touchdowns and Tyreek Hill returned a kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown for Oklahoma State.
Brandon Sheperd caught a career-high eight passes for 91 yards and Jhajuan Seales added four catches for 75 yards and a score for the Cowboys (4-1, 2-0 Big 12). Daxx Garman passed for 271 yards and a touchdown.
Iowa State (1-4, 0-3) was held to 322 total yards.
NO. 22 EAST CAROLINA 45, SMU 24: In Greenville, N.C., Shane Carden threw for 410 yards and four touchdowns to help East Carolina beat SMU in its American Athletic Conference debut.
Justin Hardy had three first-half touchdown catches for the Pirates (4-1), who were playing with a national ranking for the first time in six years. Carden became the program’s career passing leader midway through the third quarter while ECU finished with 581 yards.
SMU (0-5, 0-1) had a season-high 390 yards.
NO. 23 KANSAS STATE 45, TEXAS TECH 13: In Manhattan, Kan., Jake Waters threw for 290 yards and four touchdowns, ran for 105 yards and another score and led Kansas State past penalty-prone Texas Tech.
Tyler Lockett had 12 catches for 125 yards and two scores, and Curry Sexton had nine catches for 128 yards and the other two scores, helping the Davis Webb threw for 247 yards and two touchdowns for Texas Tech (2-3, 0-2).
But he also threw a career-high four interceptions.
— two each to Travis Green and Morgan Burns — and was victimized by numerous drops that ruined promising drives.