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Arkansas surprises No. 2 Auburn

AP , AUBURN, ALABAMA

Stanford tight end Jim Dray (83) is tackled by Notre Dame linebacker Maurice Crum (40) and defensive back Chinedum Ndukwe (18) during the first quarter of a college football game in South Bend, Indiana, on Saturday.

PHOTO: AP

Darren McFadden ran for 145 yards and Felix Jones added 104 yards rushing as Arkansas pulled off the season's first major upset with a 27-10 victory over No. 2 Auburn on Saturday.

McFadden also broke a 63-yard touchdown run and Jones' 1-yard touchdown run handed Arkansas (4-1, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) a 24-10 lead late in the third quarter that was too much for a sputtering Auburn offense to overcome.

The Tigers (5-1, 3-1) had already survived two scares in the SEC, salvaging wins over South Carolina and No. 9 LSU on late defensive stops.

The Razorbacks were the ones making most of the big plays this time.

The 15-point underdogs sacked Brandon Cox five times, including once by Jamaal Anderson and Keith Jackson on fourth-and-9 from the Arkansas 39 on the final play of the third quarter.

On their next possession, the Tigers went three-and-out for the third time in the game. They weren't able to muster any more threats.

Arkansas held Kenny Irons to 75 yards on 15 carries.

No. 5 Florida 23, LSU 10

At Gainesville, Florida, Tim Tebow threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score to give the fifth-ranked Gators a win against LSU. Florida improved to 6-0 for the first time since 1996 and extended its home winning streak to 13 games.

No. 7 Texas 28, No. 14 Oklahoma 10

At Dallas, Colt McCoy two touchdown passes in the third quarter and cornerback Aaron Ross scooped up a lateral and returned it for a touchdown in the fourth to carry the Longhorns to victory in the Red River Shootout.

Texas (5-1, 2-0 Big 12) trailed 10-7 at halftime, but the defense stopped the Sooners (3-2, 0-1) on the opening drive of the second half and then McCoy took over.

No. 1 Ohio st. 35, Bowling Green 7

At Columbus, Ohio, Troy Smith threw three touchdown passes, Antonio Pittman ran for two scores and Ohio State started its second month as the No. 1 team in the nation with an easy victory.

The Buckeyes (6-0) didn't pull away from the Falcons (3-3) until late, tacking on two touchdowns in the final quarter.

No. 3 USC 26, Washington 20

At Los Angeles, John David Booty threw for 243 yards and a touchdown, Mario Danelo kicked four field goals and the Trojans outlasted underdog Washington.

The Trojans' last loss at the Coliseum was to Stanford in 2001, when current Washington coach Tyrone Willingham was the Cardinal coach.

No. 4 W Virginia 42, Mississippi 14

At Starkville, Mississippi, Steve Slaton ran for 185 yards, Pat White rushed for two touchdowns and the West Virginia defense made two momentum-changing interceptions deep in its own territory. Slaton helped West Virginia to extend the nation's second-longest win streak to 12 games.

No. 6 Michigan 31, Michigan St. 13

At Ann Arbor, Michigan, Chad Henne threw three devastating touchdown passes -- two to Mario Manningham -- in Michigan's fifth-straight win over state rival Michigan State.

Big Ten rushing leader Mike Hart ran for 122 yards despite sitting out the fourth quarter as the Wolverines (6-0, 3-0 Big Ten) kept their national championship aspirations flourishing.

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