MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Clint Trickett threw three touchdown passes and West Virginia surprised sloppy No. 4 Baylor on Saturday, pulling away for a 41-27 win.
The Mountaineers (5-2, 3-1 Big 12) earned their first win over a top-five opponent since beating No. 3 Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl after the 2007 season.
West Virginia sacked Bryce Petty four times and limited the Bears to one touchdown in the second half.
Baylor was penalized 18 times for a Big 12-record 215 yards. The old mark of 183 yards was set by Texas Tech against Rice in 2007.
Trickett went 23 of 35 for 322 yards, his eighth straight 300-yard game going back to last season.
Baylor (6-1, 3-1) couldn’t overcome a double-digit deficit as it did in a 61-58 win over TCU last week. Now the Bears will fall into a group of one-loss teams clawing for position the rest of the season for the College Football Playoff.
NO. 8 MICHIGAN STATE 56, INDIANA 17: In Bloomington, Ind., Connor Cook threw three touchdown passes, Jeremy Langford ran for three more scores and Michigan State scored the final 35 points.
Cook finished with 332 yards, Langford and Nick Hill each topped 100 yards on the ground and Tony Lippett had 123 yards receiving as coach Mark Dantonio moved into a tie for second on the school’s wins list at 70.
The Spartans (6-1, 3-0 Big Ten) have won five straight overall, 13 consecutive games over conference foes and tied the school record with an eighth straight road win in league play.
The Hoosiers (3-4, 0-3) had a scary moment when left tackle Jason Spriggs was carted off the field and taken away in an ambulance because of a feared neck injury. Team spokesman Jeff Keag said doctors gave Spriggs a “clean bill of health.”
NO. 9 OREGON 45, WASHINGTON 20: In Eugene, Ore., freshman Royce Freeman ran for 169 yards and four touchdowns and Oregon extended its winning streak over Washington to 11 games.
Marcus Mariota threw for 336 yards and two touchdowns for the Ducks (6-1, 3-1 Pac-12), who won their second straight game as they distance themselves from a loss at home to Arizona on Oct. 2.
NO. 14 KANSAS STATE 31, NO. 11 OKLAHOMA 30: In Normal, Okla., Michael Hunnicutt missed a 19-yard field goal with 3:53 left after Oklahoma drove to the 1, and Kansas State held off the Sooners.
Kansas State (5-1, 3-0 Big 12) took possession and ran out the clock.
Hunnicutt missed two short field goals and had an extra point blocked for the Sooners (5-2, 2-2).
NO. 12 TCU 42, NO. 15 OKLAHOMA STATE 9: In Fort Worth, Texas, Trevone Boykin threw for a career-high 410 yards with three touchdowns, two on long plays to Josh Doctson in the first quarter, and TCU bounced back after a loss to Baylor.
Doctson had seven catches for 225 yards for the Horned Frogs (5-1, 2-1 Big 12).
NO. 13 OHIO STATE 56, RUTGERS 17: In Columbus, Ohio, J.T. Barrett completed his first nine passes, ran for 107 yards and two touchdowns and threw for three more scores for Ohio State.
The Buckeyes (5-1, 2-0 Big Ten) have averaged 56 points in a four-game winning streak since losing at home to Virginia Tech.
The victory was Ohio State’s 18th in a row in the Big Ten, drawing within two of tying the conference mark set by the 2005-07 Buckeyes.
NO. 19 NEBRASKA 38, NORTHWESTERN 17: In Evanston, Ill., Ameer Abdullah had four 1-yard touchdown runs and quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. scored on a 16-yard reception, leading Nebraska past Northwestern.
Abdullah finished with 146 yards on 23 carries to help the Cornhuskers (6-1, 2-1 Big Ten) bounce back from a 27-22 loss at Michigan State.
NO. 22 USC 56, COLORADO 28: In Los Angeles, Cody Kessler set a school game record with seven touchdown passes, throwing five in the first half.
Nelson Agholor caught three TD passes from Kessler, who broke the mark previously held by Matt Barkley. Kessler passed the record on a 24-yard pass to Steven Mitchell, who made a diving catch in the third quarter of a blowout victory for the Trojans (5-2, 4-1 Pac-12).
Kessler became the first Pac-12 quarterback to throw seven TD passes in the first three quarters, and the junior tied the conference record for TD passes in a non-overtime game. He finished 17 of 24 for 318 yards.
NO. 24 CLEMSON 17, BOSTON COLLEGE 13: In Boston, C.J. Davidson ran 32 yards for a touchdown with 9:35 to play and Clemson stopped a Boston College drive in the final minutes to beat the Eagles.
Cole Stoudt completed 29 of 45 passes for 285 yards, and the Tigers (5-2, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) got help from a missed BC extra point. The Eagles (4-3, 1-2) moved to the Clemson 29, converted a fourth-and-1 and then Tyler Murphy found an open receiver streaking for the end zone.
But Tyler Rouse couldn’t hold onto the ball, and Clemson took over on downs and ran out the clock.
NO. 25 MARSHALL 45, FIU 13: In Miami, Rakeem Cato set an NCAA record for consecutive games with a touchdown pass with 39, finishing with four scoring tosses to help Marshall remain unbeaten.
From Miami, Cato broke a tie with Russell Wilson for the Football Bowl Subdivision mark, connecting with Ryan Yurachek for the record-breaking score with 5 seconds left in the first quarter for Marshall (7-0, 3-0 Conference USA).
Devon Johnson caught two touchdown passes, finishing with 117 yards rushing and 79 more receiving for the Thundering Herd. Corey Tindal ran an interception back for a score and Angelo Jean-Louis had a scoring catch for Marshall, which was playing as a ranked team for the first time since 2002.
Alex McGough had a 1-yard touchdown run for FIU (3-4, 2-3).