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Costello throws for 623, MSU upsets LSU

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) New Mississippi State coach Mike Leach put his "Air Raid" offense in the hands of a transfer quarterback who showed up over the summer and the results were like nothing defending national champion LSU or the Southeastern Conference has ever seen.

K.J. Costello passed for an SEC record 623 yards and five touchdowns and the Bulldogs knocked off sixth-ranked LSU 44-34 on Saturday.

"I don't know if any individual could visualize this taking place," said Costello, who was Stanford's starter in 2017 and 2018 before head and hand injuries sidelined him last season. "I wasn't visualizing sitting here breaking records. ... I'm excited about the potential that this offense has because, believe it or not, we did leave a lot on the field today."


Kansas State stuns No. 3 Oklahoma

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) A Kansas State squad that lost its opener to Arkansas State two weeks ago, had its roster depleted by COVID-19, and entered Saturday's game against No. 3 Oklahoma as a four-touchdown underdog overcame it all to pull off one of the biggest stunners of the season.

Skylar Thompson passed for 334 yards and ran for three touchdowns, and the Wildcats rallied from 21 points down to beat the third-ranked Sooners 38-35, a 50-yard field goal by Blake Lynch with 4:32 remaining providing the margin of victory.


Texas scores 2 late TDs, tops TTU in OT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) Texas was trailing Texas Tech by 15 points with just more than 3 minutes to play when Sam Ehlinger walked over to his coach and delivered a message.

The No. 8 Longhorns weren't out of it, the senior quarterback said. Far from it. Texas would leave the field a winner.


Jones leads No. 2 Alabama over Missouri

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Nick Saban has never lost a season opener while coaching Alabama.

Then again, he'd never had one like this.


No. 12 Miami starts fast, rips FSU 52-10

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) Miami avoided a lightning delay, amped up the offense and overwhelmed its in-state rival.

D'Eriq King threw for 267 yards and two touchdowns and the No. 12 Hurricanes beat Florida State 52-10 on Saturday night.


Trask throws 6 TDs, No. 5 Florida rolls

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) Kyle Pitts gives Florida an almost unfair advantage.

The star tight end caught four of Kyle Trask's six touchdown passes and No. 5 Florida spoiled the head coaching debut of Mississippi's Lane Kiffin with a 51-35 victory Saturday.


Bennett leads No. 4 Georgia by Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) Stetson Bennett transferred away from Georgia after a freshman year spent far down the depth chart. Back then, in early 2018, he didn't think he'd ever get a chance to lead his home-state Bulldogs to a win.

Things change.


No. 10 A&M survives mistakes, tops Vandy

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher admitted that he'd be mad all week after the way his 10th-ranked team played against Vanderbilt on Saturday night.

But the veteran coach was able to look on the bright side of his situation after the game.


No. 8 Auburn pulls away from Kentucky

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) The first half ended with both teams feeling as if they were robbed of touchdowns.

The second half was about Bo Nix, Seth Williams and Auburn's passing game.


No. 21 Pitt holds off No. 24 Louisville

PITTSBURGH (AP) Patrick Jones II wants No. 21 Pittsburgh's defense to be the best in the country. Not just in points allowed. Not just in yards allowed. Not just in sacks or turnovers. All of it.

"We want it all," the senior defensive end said.

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