The Oregon No.3 and Oklahoma No.4 both endured tough tests at home against unranked conference opponents on Saturday night, but managed to escape with wins in a day full of upheavals and tight calls for classified teams. Oregon beat Arizona 41-19, but only after the Wildcats moved closer to 24-19 at the end of the third quarter. Timely interceptions helped the Ducks move to 4-0 as they knocked out Arizona quarterback Jordan McCloud five times. Two of the interceptions came in the red zone, and another was returned for a Bennett Williams touchdown in the fourth quarter to put the game out of reach.
Earlier in the evening, kicker Gabe Brkic punched a 30-yard basket at the end of time to take the Sooners to 4-0 with a 16-13 victory over a West Virginia team that allowed the QB Spencer Rattler and Co. to hold out all night with a stingy defense. When it mattered most, however, Rattler designed a 72-yard drive to set up the winning kick, redeeming an otherwise underwhelming performance for the second student in the red shirt.
The close games for Oklahoma and Oregon demonstrated how few truly elite teams appear to be at this point in the season. They were fortunate enough to avoid the same fate as other top 10 teams like No.7 Texas A&M and No.9 Clemson, both of whom suffered losses on Saturday as chaos enveloped the sport for a much of the day.
CBS Sports was there every step of the way to update you with the latest scores, highlights and storylines throughout the night.
College football scores, schedule: Week 4
Boise State 27, Utah State 3 – Highlights
No. 12 Notre Dame 41, No. 18 Wisconsin 13 – Takeout, Highlights
LSU 28, Mississippi State 25 – Recap
Texas 70, Texas Tech 35 – Recap
No. 2 Georgia 62, Vanderbilt 0 – Recap
No. 16 Arkansas 20, No. 7 Texas A&M 10 – Takeout, Highlights
NC State 27, # 9 Clemson 21 (2OT) – Takeout
# 19 Michigan 20, Rutgers 13 – Recap
# 20 Michigan State 23, Nebraska 20 (OT) – Recap
No. 11 Florida 38, Tennessee 14 – Takeout, Highlights
No. 1 Alabama 63, Southern Miss 14 – Recap
No. 4 Oklahoma 16, West Virginia 13 – Recap
No. 3 Oregon 41, Arizona 19 – Recap
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