College football scores, rankings, highlights: Michigan hammers Michigan State as USC, Ole Miss escape


No. 4 Michigan started slow in its annual rivalry showdown with Michigan State, but the Wolverines never relented while mauling their way to a 29-7 victory. The win stopped a two-game losing streak for the Wolverines in the series and improved them to 8-0 (5-0 Big Ten) ahead of Tuesday’s release of the first College Football Playoff Rankings.

Blake Corum ran for 177 yards and a touchdown on 33 carries and caught a touchdown as well during another standout performance in an increasingly memorable season. Defensively, the Wolverines held the Spartans to seven straight possessions without a score after Michigan State took a 7-3 lead late in the first quarter.

On a day when No. 9 Oklahoma State and No. 10 Wake Forest became highly ranked teams to suffer their second loss, No. 10 USC and No. 15 Ole Miss avoided the same fate with huge offensive performances. Quinshon Judkins ran for 205 yards to pace the Rebels in a 31-28 win at Texas A&M. At 8-1, Ole Miss is enjoying its best start since 1962, while Texas A&M fell to 3-5 with its first four-game losing streak since 2005.

USC outlasted Arizona 45-37 behind a 411-yard passing performance from quarterback Caleb Williams, who totaled five touchdowns through the air. The Trojans allowed 543 yards but survived anyway as they only punted once in their return to action after a bye week.

College football scores, schedule: Week 9

No. 2 Ohio State 44, No. 13 Penn State 31 — Takeaways, recap
No. 7 TCU 41, West Virginia 31 — Recap  
Notre Dame 41, No. 16 Syracuse 24 — Recap
Arkansas 41, Auburn 27 — Recap
Oklahoma 27, Iowa State 13 — Recap
No. 1 Georgia 42, Florida 20  — Takeaways, recap
No. 8 Oregon 42, Cal 24 — Recap
No. 22 Kansas State 48, No. 9 Oklahoma State 0 — Recap
Louisville 48, No. 10 Wake Forest 21 — Recap
No. 3 Tennessee 44, No. 19 Kentucky 6 — Recap
No. 10 USC 45, Arizona 37 — Recap
No. 4 Michigan 29, Michigan State 7 — Recap
No. 15 Ole Miss 31, Texas A&M 28– Recap
Check out the entire Week 9 scoreboard 

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