Brigham Young 24, 6 Wisconsin 21
Squally Canada ran for 118 yards and two touchdowns, and Brigham Young handed mistake-prone Wisconsin its first nonconference home loss since 2003, giving the No. 6 Badgers fits with its motion offense on Saturday.
The Cougars (2-1) tossed in a trick play, too, when receiver Aleva Hifo found open tight end Moroni Laulu-Pututau for a 31-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter.
Wisconsin (2-1) had one final chance to avoid an upset with a drive that started at its own 8 with 3 minutes 55 seconds left. But the normally reliable senior kicker Rafael Gaglianone’s 42-yard field-goal attempt for a tie with 41 seconds left went wide left.
Brigham Young’s last victory over a top-10 team was in 2009, a 14-13 win over third-ranked Oklahoma.
“We just wanted to win the line of scrimmage and be physical,” Coach Kilani Sitake said.
The Badgers’ 41-game nonconference winning streak — the longest active on in Division I — came to an end. Their hopes to make the College Football Playoff probably did, too.
“Win as a team, and everyone can own their part equally in a loss,” Wisconsin Coach Paul Chryst said.
Skyler Southam’s 45-yard field goal with 9:58 left, set up by Canada’s 46-yard run on the first play of a five-play drive, gave B.Y.U. the lead for good, 24-21. The Cougars followed the Badgers’ blueprint, punching right back after Wisconsin tied the game at 21-21 on Taiwan Deal’s 5-yard touchdown run.
The Badgers also sputtered for much of the day through the air.
Alex Hornibrook was 18 of 28 for 190 yards, throwing an interception deep in Wisconsin territory on the team’s opening drive in the second half. Canada scored his second touchdown of the day on the next series.
Wisconsin’s last nonconference loss at Camp Randall Stadium was to Nevada-Las Vegas, 23-5 on Sept. 13, 2003.
12 Louisiana State 22, 7 Auburn 21
Cole Tracy kicked a 42-yard field goal on the final play, giving No. 12 Louisiana State a victory on the road over No. 7 Auburn in their Southeastern Conference opener.
Joe Burrow led L.S.U. (3-0) down the field in the final minutes with clutch plays and two pass-interference calls against Auburn (2-1). That set up Tracy’s field goal. It capped a wild fourth quarter in a rivalry that has produced many of them.
Burrow held his own against Auburn’s more heralded Jarrett Stidham. He completed 15 of 34 passes for 249 yards, with Justin Jefferson gaining 97 yards on five catches. Stidham was 16 of 28 for 198 yards and a touchdown but threw two interceptions. JaTarvious Whitlow ran for 104 yards on 22 carries.
2 Clemson 38, Georgia Southern 7
A week of worry at Clemson over the approaching Tropical Storm Florence ended with a Tigers victory over Georgia Southern in front of a full home crowd who shook off fears of the storm. Travis Etienne ran for 162 yards and two touchdowns for the No. 2 Tigers (3-0), and Trevor Lawrence threw for 194 yards, including a 57-yard score to his fellow freshman Justyn Ross, in their first meeting with Georgia Southern (2-1) of the Sun Belt Conference.
Clemson was the lone major-conference program in the Carolinas and Virginia that played at home on Saturday, although university officials moved the game up to noon instead of its planned 3:30 p.m. start.
Clemson made two of its three turnovers in the opening quarter on Kelly Bryant’s interception and Adam Choice’s fumble, and the Tigers were tied, 0-0, after the opening quarter with an opponent they were favored to beat by five touchdowns. Things got going after that, with Etienne ending a 93-yard drive on a fourth-and-goal touchdown from the 1.
3 Georgia 49, Middle Tennessee 7
Jake Fromm threw three touchdown passes, and Elijah Holyfield ran for 100 yards, each playing for only the first half, as No. 3 Georgia (3-0), playing at home, overwhelmed Middle Tennessee (1-2).
Jeremiah Holloman caught three passes for 90 yards, including an 11-yard scoring pass from Fromm in the first quarter. Holloman was one of five Georgia wide receivers who combined for six touchdowns.
5 Oklahoma 37, Iowa State 27
Kyler Murray threw for 348 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 5 Oklahoma held off host Iowa State in the Big 12 opener for both teams.
Marquise Brown had 191 yards receiving and a touchdown for the Sooners (3-0, 1-0), who extended the nation’s longest road winning streak to 17 games while avenging a home loss to the Cyclones a year ago.
Iowa State (0-2, 0-1) did not make it easy for the Sooners, rallying from a 14-point halftime deficit to make it 34-27 late in the third quarter.
8 Notre Dame 22, Vanderbilt 17
Safety Jalen Elliott knocked the ball loose from Vanderbilt receiver Kalija Lipscomb with 1:07 remaining, giving Notre Dame a fourth-down stop, and the No. 8 Irish (3-0) held on at home for a victory over the Commodores.
Kyle Shurmur threw for 326 yards and one touchdown for Vanderbilt (2-1), rallying his team back from a 16-3 halftime deficit.
Tony Jones Jr. finished with 118 yards on 17 carries for Notre Dame.
24 Oklahoma State 44, 17 Boise State 21
Taylor Cornelius ran for two touchdowns and passed for one more, helping No. 24 Oklahoma State beat No. 17 Boise State (2-1). Justice Hill ran for 123 yards and a touchdown, and Tylan Wallace had five catches for 105 yards for the host Cowboys (3-0). It was one of the most important nonconference victories in Mike Gundy’s 14-year tenure as coach.
Boise State’s Brett Rypien passed for 380 yards and three touchdowns but was sacked seven times and pressured throughout the day. Oklahoma State held the Broncos to 34 yards rushing on 31 attempts.
11 Penn State 63, Kent State 10
Quarterback Trace McSorley accounted for five touchdowns in No. 11 Penn State’s rout of visiting Kent State (1-2). McSorley became the Nittany Lions’ career leader in rushing touchdowns by a quarterback and just the second Penn State quarterback to rush for 1,000 career yards.
A senior and a Heisman Trophy hopeful, he completed 11 of 22 passes for 229 yards with an interception and ran for three touchdowns for the Nittany Lions (3-0), who led, 28-10, at halftime. McSorley surpassed Daryll Clark’s 22 rushing scores and leads the program with 24. He also joined Michael Robinson as a 1,000-yard rusher.
9 Stanford 30, U.C. Davis 10
K. J. Costello overcame a rough start and threw two touchdown passes to J. J. Arcega-Whiteside, and No. 9 Stanford (3-0) defeated visiting U.C. Davis (2-1), a Football Championship Subdivision team.
19 Michigan 45, Southern Methodist 20
Shea Patterson threw three touchdown passes to Donovan Peoples-Jones, helping No. 19 Michigan (2-1) pull away at home and beat Southern Methodist (0-3). Peoples-Jones’s three touchdown receptions matched the total scored by Michigan receivers last season. Patterson completed 14 of 18 passes for 237 yards with three touchdowns and threw an interception.
20 Oregon 35, San Jose State 22
Justin Herbert threw for 309 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 20 Oregon (3-0) beat San Jose State (0-3) in the Ducks’ final nonconference tuneup before they open the Pacific-12 season with Stanford next week.
21 Miami 49, Toledo 24
Malik Rosier threw for two touchdowns and ran for three more, and No. 21 Miami (2-1) outlasted upset-minded host Toledo (1-1). The Hurricanes never trailed and led by 21-0 late in the first half, but Toledo twice narrowed its deficit to a touchdown. Even then, however, the defending Mid-American Conference champions could not stop Rosier and Miami.
■ Kelvin Hopkins rushed for two first-half touchdowns and a career-high 110 yards as host Army (2-1) knocked off previously unbeaten Hawaii (3-1), 28-21. Hopkins completed 6 of 10 passes for 162 yards, becoming the first Army quarterback in 30 games to rush for 100 yards and pass for 100 yards.
■ Bryce Torneden and Mike Lee each returned interceptions for touchdowns, and Kansas’ defense made three interceptions and recovered three fumbles on the way to a 55-14 victory at home over Rutgers (1-2), the first back-to-back victories for the Jayhawks (2-1) over F.B.S. opponents since 2009.
■ David Pindell threw for 308 yards and four touchdowns and ran for 137 yards and two more scores as Connecticut (1-2) outscored visiting Rhode Island (2-1), 56-49.
■ Tommy DeVito scored on a 3-yard run and hit tight end Ravian Pierce with a 3-yard score, and Syracuse (3-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) overcame the loss of its starting quarterback, Eric Dungey, to injury and beat Florida State (1-2, 0-2), 30-7, in the sweltering heat of the Carrier Dome. Dungey was hurt late in the second quarter on a late hit to the helmet and did not return.
■ Derek Ng kicked a 45-yard field goal in overtime as Holy Cross (1-2) rallied for its first victory of the season, 31-28 over visiting Yale (0-1), the reigning Ivy League champion.
■ The freshman quarterback Tucker Rovig threw for 310 yards and three touchdowns, leading Montana State (2-1) to a 47-24 victory over visiting Wagner (1-2).
■ Pat Kehoe threw for one touchdown and ran for another, leading Delaware (2-1) to a 27-10 victory at home over Cornell (0-1).
Game summaries by The Associated Press