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College football roundup: Washington upsets No. 3 USC 16-13

SEATTLE - Southern California was leveled by another post-Ohio State funk, taken down by upstart Washington with a late drive that must have looked familiar to the Trojans.

Erik Folk kicked a 22-yard field goal with 3 seconds remaining and Washington's fired-up defense stymied fill-in quarterback Aaron Corp and No. 3 USC in a 16-13 victory Saturday.

USC quarterback Matt Barkley, who directed an epic game-winning drive to beat the Buckeyes in Columbus, Ohio, last week, could only watch the latest stunning upset loss by the Trojans from the sideline. The star freshman was out with a sore shoulder.

It's the second consecutive season the Trojans have lost their Pac-10 opener days after an impressive win over Ohio State, and it marks the fourth straight season USC has lost to an unranked team.

This one will gnaw at USC coach Pete Carroll. Washington (2-1, 1-0) had lost 10 straight Pac-10 games and had snapped a 15-game overall skid last week against Idaho.

No. 1 Florida 23

Tennessee 13

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - No. 1 Florida didn't embarrass Tennessee and its new coach, they simply beat Lane Kiffin's Volunteers behind Tim Tebow and a stingy defense.

Tebow ran for 76 yards and a touchdown, Caleb Sturgis kicked three field goals and the Gators opened Southeastern Conference play with their fifth straight victory against their East division rival.

The Gators (3-0, 1-0) also set a school record with their 13th consecutive victory.

Florida started counting down the days for this one more than nine months ago, right after Kiffin vowed to sing 'Rocky Top' all night long after beating the Gators. Kiffin also riled up Florida with his false allegations of NCAA violations by Florida coach Urban Meyer.

No. 4 Alabama 53

North Texas 7

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Greg McElroy passed for two touchdowns and rushed for another before sitting out most of the second half for Alabama.

Mark Ingram ran for 91 yards and a TD on eight carries, and scored on a 29-yard reception for the Crimson Tide (3-0) in its final pre-SEC tuneup before Arkansas visits. Freshman Trent Richardson ran for 87 yards and a touchdown and Terry Grant scored twice and gained 79 yards.

It was the highest-scoring game for Alabama since a 56-7 win over UTEP in 2001.

No. 5 Penn State 31

Temple 6

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Evan Royster ran for 134 yards and Penn State revived its rushing attack against Temple.

Royster had 119 yards by halftime, including the 7-yard scoring run that gave the Nittany Lions a 14-3 lead late in the second quarter. Daryll Clark threw for 167 yards and two scores as Penn State (3-0) won its 27th straight against its in-state rival.

No. 8 California 35

Minnesota 21

MINNEAPOLIS - Jahvid Best rushed for 131 yards and a school-record five touchdowns to lift the Golden Bears.

Kevin Riley overcame a shaky start to finish with 252 yards for Cal (3-0), which had lost eight of its last nine on the road, including four in a row to end last season.

Eric Decker caught eight passes for 119 yards and two touchdowns and threw another TD for the Golden Gophers (2-1), who gave Cal everything it could handle in their shiny new stadium.

No. 11 Ohio State 38

Toledo 0

CLEVELAND - Terrelle Pryor hooked up with Dane Sanzenbacher on two early touchdown passes and Ohio State defused Toledo's high-scoring spread attack at Cleveland Browns Stadium.

It was a resounding response after Ohio State (2-1) lost 18-15 to Southern California last week.

No. 12 Oklahoma 45

Tulsa 0

NORMAN, Okla. - Landry Jones set a school record with six touchdown passes and Oklahoma recorded its second straight shutout after Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford went out with an injury.

The Sooners (2-1) broke the school record for consecutive wins on Owen Field by holding opponents scoreless in back-to-back games for the first time since 1987.

No. 13 Va. Tech 16

No. 19 Nebraska 15

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Tyrod Taylor dodged several defenders and then rifled an 11-yard touchdown pass to Dyrell Roberts with 21 seconds left for Virginia Tech.

Taylor, known for his running much more than his passing, completed two big, late throws for the Hokies (2-1).

Taylor first hit Danny Coale for 80 yards down the right sideline with 1:11 left, setting the ball up at the Nebraska 3, where Coale was forced out of bounds. After two unencouraging plays, Taylor scrambled around for what seemed like a minute before connecting with Roberts.

Oregon 31

No. 14 Utah 24

EUGENE, Ore. - LaMichael James rushed for 152 yards and a touchdown, and John Boyett made a crucial interception to help Oregon snap the nation's longest winning streak.

Oregon quarterback Jeremiah Masoli also ran for two touchdowns, but had two fumbles and an interception in the second half to help Utah rally from a 21-7 deficit to within 28-24 by the end of the third quarter.

No. 22 Kansas 44

Duke 16

LAWRENCE, Kan. - Todd Reesing threw three touchdown passes and Maxwell Onyegbule returned an interception 48 yards for another score, giving the Jayhawks their 25th victory in the last 29 home games.

No. 24 N. Carolina 31

East Carolina 17

CHAPEL HILL, N.C - T.J. Yates threw for two touchdowns and freshman receiver Erik Highsmith had a big game for North Carolina.

Highsmith had six catches for 113 yards and a score for the Tar Heels, who are off to their first 3-0 start since winning the first eight games in 1997.

No. 25 Michigan 45

E. Michigan 17

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Carlos Brown had a 90-yard touchdown run and a career-high 187 yards rushing for the Wolverines.

Freshman Tate Forcier had a lackluster day after two spectacular games for Michigan (3-0). He was 7 of 13 for 68 yards.