- Associated Press - Saturday, September 21, 2013

TUSCALOOSA, ALA. (AP) - AJ McCarron passed for 258 yards and threw a 30-yard touchdown to DeAndrew White in the fourth quarter to lift No. 1 Alabama to a 31-6 victory over Colorado State on Saturday night.

Kenyan Drake set up one touchdown with a blocked punt returned 15 yards by Dillon Lee and scored on a 3-yard touchdown run for the Crimson Tide (3-0), who led 17-6 heading to the fourth. Alabama managed only one offensive touchdown and no third-down conversions in the first three quarters a week after winning a 49-42 shootout over Texas A&M.

Coached by former Tide offensive coordinator Jim McElwain, the Rams (1-3) nursed hopes for a monumental upset into the fourth quarter before allowing two touchdowns. Trey DePriest stripped the ball from quarterback Garrett Grayson and recovered the fumble early in the quarter.

The next play, McCarron laced a perfect strike to White in the end zone and restless Alabama fans had something to cheer about. The Tide were without several key players, including receivers Amari Cooper and Kevin Norwood, guard Anthony Steen and cornerback Deion Belue

McCarron completed 20 of 26 passes but also was intercepted on an ill-advised throw. T.J. Yeldon ran seven times for 49 yards and Christion Jones caught nine passes for 90 yards.

NO. 4 OHIO ST. 76, FAMU 0

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) _ Kenny Guiton again starred in place of Braxton Miller, setting a school record with six touchdown passes _ all in the first half _ to lead Ohio State over Florida A&M.

It was the Buckeyes’ most lopsided win since 1935.

Ohio State (4-0) needed a total of four offensive plays and 46 seconds to go up 21-0 in the opening 6 minutes and never looked back. It was an epic mismatch between a team with national-title aspirations and a Football Championship Subdivision member getting a $900,000 guarantee.

FAMU (1-3), which suffered its worst loss ever, trailed 48-0 before picking up its initial first down in the second quarter.

Guiton completed 24 of 34 passes for 215 yards. His TD passes went to five different receivers.

The game was Ohio State’s last tuneup before opening Big Ten play next week against Wisconsin.

NO. 5 STANFORD 42, NO. 23 ARIZONA ST. 28

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) _ Tyler Gaffney ran for 95 yards and two touchdowns, Anthony Wilkerson added 68 yards and another score, and Stanford started strong en route to a victory over Arizona State in the Pac-12 opener for both teams.

The defending conference champions controlled every facet of the game to turn the only matchup between ranked opponents this week into a 29-0 halftime lead. The Cardinal (3-0, 1-0) scored in the air and on the ground, forced two turnovers, blocked two punts, tallied 10 tackles for loss and recorded three sacks.

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