SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Everett Golson threw three touchdown passes to overcome his three turnovers that led to North Carolina scores and Notre Dame remained unbeaten.
North Carolina’s Marquise Williams threw two touchdown passes, ran for another score and caught a 23-yard TD pass from receiver Quinshad Davis late in the third quarter to give the Tar Heels a 36-35 lead.
But a roughing-the-center penalty against the Tar Heels (2-4) kept alive a Notre Dame drive that led to a 9-yard TD pass from Golson to Tarean Folston. Then, Irish cornerback Cole Luke intercepted a pass to set up Folston’s third touchdown.
The Irish (6-0) are at No. 1 Florida State next week.
NO. 12 OREGON 42, NO. 18 UCLA 30: In Pasadena, Calif., Marcus Mariota ran for two touchdowns and passed for 210 yards and two more scores to help Oregon rebound from its first loss.
Royce Freeman rushed for 121 yards and two touchdowns for the Ducks (5-1, 2-1 Pac-12), who haven’t lost consecutive games since 2007.
A week after a 31-24 home loss to Arizona, Oregon had little trouble in its sixth straight win over the Bruins (4-2, 1-2), who are probably out of the national title race after back-to-back defeats.
NO. 1 FLORIDA STATE 38, SYRACUSE 20: In Syracuse, N.Y., with more distractions swirling around him, Jameis Winston was nearly flawless, throwing for 317 yards and three touchdowns, Mario Pender scored twice, and Florida State beat Syracuse.
Florida State (6-0, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) has won a school-record 22 straight games, the longest streak in the nation, and 19 in a row in the conference.
NO. 8 MICHIGAN ST. 45, PURDUE 31: In West Lafayette, Ind., Connor Cook threw three touchdown passes, Nick Hill ran for two scores, and Darien Harris had a late interception return for a touchdown to help Michigan State hold off Purdue.
Michigan State amassed 532 total yards. The Spartans (5-1, 2-0 Big Ten) have won four straight overall, including seven straight conference road games.
NO. 16 OKLAHOMA STATE 27, KANSAS 20: In Lawrence, Kan., Tyreek Hill returned a kickoff 99 yards for a fourth-quarter touchdown, and Oklahoma State held on to beat Kansas.
Daxx Garman threw for 161 yards with a touchdown an interception, and Desmond Roland ran for 87 yards and another score as the Cowboys (5-1, 3-0 Big 12) were nearly caught looking ahead to next week’s showdown with ninth-ranked TCU.
NO. 19 EAST CAROLINA 28, SOUTH FLORIDA 17: In Tampa, Fla., Shane Carden led three long second-half touchdown drives and East Carolina shrugged off a slow start to come back and beat South Florida.
The Pirates (5-1, 2-0) overcame a 10-point halftime deficit to remain unbeaten in American Athletic Conference play and are off to their best start since 1999.
Carden completed 13 of 15 passes for 134 yards while leading scoring drives of 84, 86 and 79 yards on East Carolina’s first three possessions of the second half.
DUKE 31, NO. 22 GEORGIA TECH 25: In Atlanta, Anthony Boone threw for 123 yards and a touchdown, Josh Sneed ran for 102 yards and a score, and Duke snapped a 10-year losing streak against Georgia Tech.
Backup quarterback Thomas Sirk had a couple of short TD runs for the Blue Devils (5-1, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won in Atlanta for the first time since 1994 and showed they aren’t going to give up their Coastal Division title without a fight.