- Associated Press - Sunday, September 25, 2011

No. 2 looked more like No. 1 on Saturday night.

Second-ranked LSU pulled away from No. 16 West Virginia for a 47-21 victory, the Tigers’ third decisive win away from home this season.

Meanwhile, No. 1 Oklahoma fell behind early and withstood a late push from Missouri to come away with a 38-28 victory.

Ryan Broyles finished with 13 receptions for 154 yards and three touchdowns for the Sooners, who have been No. 1 since the preseason, but might be looking at relinquishing that to LSU.


The Tigers’ defense allowed 463 passing to Geno Smith, but also forced four turnovers and got a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown from Morris Claiborne.

Oklahoma had 37 first-place votes in the AP Top 25 last week to LSU’s 14.

No. 1 Oklahoma 38, Missouri 28

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) _ Landry Jones threw for 448 yards and three touchdowns to Ryan Broyles, leading Oklahoma back from a rare home deficit.

With two starting receivers out of the lineup, Broyles had to play up to his usual All-American standard without proven sidekicks. Kenny Stills, who caught the go-ahead touchdown in a win at then-No. 5 Florida State last week, was out with a head injury and Trey Franks is suspended indefinitely.

The Sooners roared back with 28 straight points to avenge a loss in Columbia last year when they were first in the BCS standings and move their home winning streak to 38 straight games.

The Tigers (2-2, 0-1 Big 12) pounced early to take a 14-3 first-quarter lead, breaking a streak of 20 straight home games in which Oklahoma (3-0, 1-0) never trailed.

No. 2 LSU 47, No. 16 West Virginia 21

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) _ Jarrett Lee threw three touchdown passes, Michael Ford ran for two scores and LSU beating West Virginia.

The Tigers (4-0) converted two turnovers into scores, built a big early lead and withstood West Virginia’s strong comeback for its third win over a ranked opponent this season, with all of three coming away from home. Every win so far has been by double digits.

Lee’s three TD passes tied a career high and matched his output of the three previous games. He finished 16 of 28 for 180 yards.

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