Results, standings, college football highlights: Clemson, USC overcome slow starts to stay undefeated
Although Week 6 marked a rare Saturday in which no top 10 team lost, little came easy for the top teams in the country as the upsets were thwarted by some heavy favorites across the country. . Among those to escape with wins after some early issues were No. 1 Alabama, No. 5 Clemson and No. 6 USC, with all three teams remaining undefeated heading into the big conference games of the week. next.
Clemson found themselves locked in a 3-3 tie with struggling Boston College for most of the second quarter before the Tigers finally scored the game’s first touchdown in the final minute of the first half en route to a win. 31-3. Although the Tigers dominated defensively, it was clear even in a 28-point victory that the offense remains a work in progress; Clemson had just 364 yards and threw seven times. The Tigers will travel to Florida State next week.
Likewise, USC held off Washington State for a 30-14 home win largely because of their defense. The Trojans first squandered a 10-0 lead by allowing consecutive touchdowns in the second quarter. From there, they tied up, holding Washington State scoreless on their next eight possessions to close out the game. Travis Dye led the way offensively with 149 rushing yards and a touchdown on 28 carries for the Trojans, who travel next week to face No. 11 Utah. The Utes lost 42-32 at UCLA on Saturday, but could yet to present USC with its toughest test to date.
Outside the top 10, NC State overcame the loss of quarterback Devin Leary to edge a feisty Florida State team 19-17. The Wolfpack outscored the Seminoles 16-0 in the second half with Leary on the sidelines with his arm in a sling.
College football results, schedule: week 6
No. 4 Michigan 31, Indiana 10 — Recap
#8 Tennessee 40, #25 LSU 13 — Takeaway, recap
#17 TCU 38, #19 Kansas 31 — Summary
No. 23 Mississippi State 40, Arkansas 17 — Summary
Texas 49, Oklahoma 0 — Takeaway, recap
No. 2 Georgia 42, Auburn 10 — Takeaway, recap
No. 7 Oklahoma State 41, Texas Tech 31 — Recap
No. 18 UCLA 42, No. 11 Utah 32 — Summary
No. 3 Ohio State 49, Michigan State 20 — Takeaway, recap
No. 5 Clemson 31, Boston College 3 — Summary
No. 6 USC 30, Washington State 14 — Summary
Notre Dame 28, No. 16 BYU 20 — Summary
No. 1 Alabama 24, Texas A&M 20 — Takeaway, recap
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