EAST LANSING, Mich. — Jeremy Langford ran for 177 yards and three touchdowns for No. 8 Michigan State in a 35-11 win over Michigan on Saturday afternoon.
The Spartans (7-1, 4-0 Big Ten) have won six of their past seven games against the Wolverines, only the second time Michigan State has accomplished that in a series that dates to 1898.
The Wolverines (3-5, 1-3) are in danger of missing the postseason in Brady Hoke’s fourth year at the helm, and this game did little to ease Michigan’s descent. The Wolverines were held to zero yards rushing in the first half.
Michigan State has won 14 straight against Big Ten opponents. The Spartans have next weekend off before hosting Ohio State in a rematch of last year’s conference championship game.
Langford opened the scoring with a 2-yard touchdown run on the game’s first drive, then added a 1-yarder in the final minute of the first half to make it 14-3.
RJ Williamson scored on a 29-yard interception return in the third, and Connor Cook threw a 70-yard touchdown pass to Tony Lippett later that quarter.
Michigan State outgained the Wolverines 446-186, and Langford’s final touchdown came on a 5-yard run in the last minute of the game.
No. 11 KANSAS STATE 23, TEXAS 0: In Manhattan, Kansas, the Wildcats’ rapidly improving defense led the first shutout of Texas in more than a decade to keep the K-State unbeaten in Big 12 play.
Matthew McCrane kicked three field goals, and DeMarcus Robinson and Charles Jones each ran for a touchdown to lead the Wildcats (6-1, 4-0). Jake Waters threw for 224 yards, and Tyler Lockett had eight catches for 103 yards.
Tyrone Swoopes was 13-of-25 for 106 yards for the Longhorns (3-5, 2-3), who were shut out for the first time since a 12-0 loss to Oklahoma on Oct. 9, 2004.
No. 15 Arizona 59, Washington State 37: In Pullman, Washington, Anu Solomon threw five touchdown passes for Arizona.
The freshman quarterback was 26-of-38 for 294 yards without an interception. Terris Jones-Grigsby added 107 yards rushing for Arizona (6-1, 3-1).
Washington State’s Connor Halliday, the nation’s leading passer, completed 56 of 79 passes for 489 yards, with four touchdowns and two interceptions.
NO. 16 NEBRASKA 42, RUTGERS 24: In Lincoln, Nebraska, Ameer Abdullah ran for 225 yards and three touchdowns and set a Nebraska record with 341 all-purpose yards.
Abdullah surpassed 200 yards rushing for a nation-leading fourth time this season and fifth time in his career. He broke Roy Helu Jr.’s record of 321 all-purpose yards with his 23-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.
The Cornhuskers (7-1, 3-1) reached the halfway point of conference play tied with Minnesota for first in the West Division.
The Scarlet Knights (5-3, 1-3) lost quarterback Gary Nova on the second-to-last play of the first half. Nova held his right knee after Maliek Collins brought him down as he got rid of the ball. Chris Laviano played the rest of the game.
No. 21 Clemson 16, Syracuse 6: In Clemson, South Carolina, Cole Stoudt threw for 209 yards and a touchdown, Ammon Lakip had three field goals for Clemson.
The Tigers (6-2, 5-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) overcame a spotty offensive showing with another strong performance on defense, holding the Orange (3-5, 1-3) to a season-low 170 yards of offense.
Stoudt, starting a second straight game for injured quarterback Deshaun Watson, struggled much of the game with two interceptions and a fumble. But he led a 73-yard touchdown drive in the fourth quarter.
Lakip had kicks of 38, 18 and 41 yards, the last which put Clemson up for good, 9-6, in the third quarter.
NO. 22 WEST VIRGINIA 34, OKLAHOMA STATE 10: In Stillwater, Oklahoma, Wendell Smallwood ran for a career-high 132 yards for West Virginia.
Smallwood stepped in for Rushel Shell, who sat out with a foot injury suffered during a win over Baylor last week.
Clint Trickett passed for 238 yards and two touchdowns and Mario Alford caught seven passes for a season-high 136 yards for the Mountaineers (6-2, 4-1 Big 12), who won their fourth straight and beat the Cowboys for the second straight year.
Daxx Garman passed for 242, and James Washington had five catches for 87 yards for Oklahoma State (5-3, 3-2).
NO. 23 MARSHALL 35, FLORIDA ATLANTIC 16: In Huntington, West Virginia, Devon Johnson rushed for 272 yards and four touchdowns for Marshall.
Marshall (8-0, 4-0 Conference USA) overcame its first halftime deficit of the season to extend its home winning streak to 12 games.
Rakeem Cato threw the go-ahead score late in the third quarter to extend his Bowl Subdivision record of consecutive games with a TD toss to 40.
NO. 25 UCLA 40, COLORADO 37, 2OT: In Boulder, Colorado, Brett Hundley had an 8-yard touchdown run in double overtime to lift UCLA past Colorado.
UCLA (6-2, 3-2 Pac-12) squandered a 17-point lead in the fourth quarter, and Colorado tied it on Will Oliver’s 35-yard field goal with 36 seconds remaining.
The teams traded field goals in the first overtime. The Bruins then stopped the Buffaloes (2-6, 0-5) in the second overtime. Colorado settled for a 34-yarder from Oliver.
Hundley faked a handoff and went into the end zone untouched for the winning score.
No. 6 Oregon 59, California 41: In Santa Clara, California, Marcus Mariota matched his season high with five touchdown passes and broke the Oregon record for career passing yards late Friday night in the first college game at Levi’s Stadium.
Mariota completed 18 of 30 passes for 326 yards. He also threw his first interception since the Oregon State game last season, ending his streak of passes without an interception at 253.