- Associated Press - Saturday, October 15, 2011

Wisconsin quarterback Russell Wilson one-upped Andrew Luck, padding his Heisman resume with a touchdown catch and No. 1 LSU crushed another SEC rival playing with a backup quarterback.

Wilson led No. 4 Wisconsin to a routine 59-7 victory Saturday against Indiana, catching a 25-yard touchdown pass from Montee Ball in the process.

A couple weeks ago, Stanford used Luck as a receiver and the star quarterback made a spectacular one-handed catch near the sideline. But it wasn’t a touchdown like Wilson’s in Madison.

In Knoxville, Tenn., LSU remained unbeaten with its seventh straight double-digit victory.

LSU beat Tennessee 38-7 with backup quarterback Matt Simms playing for injured Vols starter Tyler Bray.

Last week LSU romped Florida 41-11 with the Gators using a freshman backup for the injured John Brantley.

No. 2 Alabama was playing later at Mississippi and No. 3 Oklahoma was at Kansas.

The BCS standings debut Sunday and LSU, Alabama and Oklahoma figured to be in the top three spots if they all won Saturday.

No. 1 LSU 38, Tennessee 7

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ Jarrett Lee threw two touchdown passes, and Spencer Ware caught one and ran for another score for LSU.

Morris Claiborne’s 89-yard interception return set up Lee’s 5-yard touchdown pass to Rueben Randle for a 7-0 lead with 14:56 in the second quarter. The Tigers (7-0, 4-0) started their next drive on the Vols 36, and Ware took a screen pass from Lee 13 yards for another score.

Lee finished 10 of 14 for 115 yards, Jordan Jefferson had 73 yards rushing and a touchdown on 14 carries.

Making is first start of the season for the injured Tyler Bray, Matt Simms was 6 of 20 for 128 yards and two interceptions for Tennessee (3-3, 0-3).

No. 4 Wisconsin 59, Indiana 7

MADISON, Wis. (AP) _ Russell Wilson threw for 166 yards and a touchdown with 42 yards rushing and Montee Ball rushed for 142 yards and three touchdowns.

James White added 87 yards rushing and a touchdown for the Badgers (6-0, 2-0 Big Ten).

Wisconsin was playing without top wide receiver Nick Toon, who sat out with a left foot injury.

Stephen Houston had a 67-yard touchdown run for the struggling Hoosiers (1-6, 0-3).

No. 6 Oklahoma State 38, No. 22 Texas 26

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Jeremy Smith ran for 140 yards and scored on two long touchdown runs and Oklahoma State won for the second straight season at Texas.

Smith went 30 and 74 yards for scores and Justin Gilbert returned the third quarter kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown. Gilbert tied the Oklahoma State (6-0, 3-0 Big 12) school record for career kickoff TD returns with four.

Fozzy Whittaker had a 100-yard touchdown return on the ensuing kickoff for Texas, but the Longhorns (4-2, 1-2) never led and lost for the sixth time in their last 10 home games.

Oklahoma State’s Brandon Weeden passed for 218 yards with a touchdown to Justin Blackmon.

Texas freshman quarterback David Ash got his first career start and took every snap in the loss after rotating with sophomore Case McCoy the previous three weeks.

Virginia 24, No. 12 Georgia Tech 21

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) _ Perry Jones ran for 149 of Virginia’s 272 yards on the ground and the Cavaliers beat Georgia Tech at its own game.

The Cavaliers (4-2, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) sealed the victory by holding onto the ball for the final 6 minutes, making five first downs to get inside the Yellow Jackets’ 5.

Georgia Tech (6-1, 3-1), off to its best start since 1966, came in with one of the nation’s top offenses, but it was held to just two pass completions and a season-low 296 yards by a Virginia defense that made the most of an extra week to prepare for the tricky triple option.

No. 15 South Carolina 14, Mississippi State 12

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) _ Alshon Jeffrey caught a 4-yard touchdown pass from Connor Shaw with 3:50 left in the fourth quarter for the Gamecocks.

In his third career start, Shaw struggled for South Carolina (6-1, 4-1 Southeastern Conference).

Shaw completed 21 of 31 passes for 160 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.

South Carolina’s Marcus Lattimore came into the game averaging an SEC-best 129.8 rushing yards per game, but only managed 39 against the hard-hitting Bulldogs. He left the game in the fourth quarter with an leg injury. Coach Steve Spurrier said it was a sprained knee, though a full evaluation hadn’t been done.

Mississippi State (3-4, 0-4) was driving late in the game, but Tyler Russell’s pass was intercepted by D.J. Swearinger with 1:45 remaining.

Ohio State 17, No. 16 Illinois 7

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) _ Daniel Herron, who hadn’t played since the Sugar Bowl in January because of NCAA suspensions, ran for 114 yards and a touchdown in his return to Ohio State.

With true freshman Braxton Miller at quarterback, the struggling offense of Ohio State (4-3, 2-1 Big Ten) counted on Herron against Illinois (6-1, 2-1). The Buckeyes didn’t complete a pass until Miller hit Jake Stoneburner for a fourth-quarter touchdown and a 17-0 lead.

The Buckeyes’ defense forced three turnovers and turned two of them into their only touchdowns. Herron’s 12-yard touchdown run followed an interception by Bradley Roby and put Ohio State up 10-0 in the third quarter.

Nathan Scheelhaase was 20 of 34 for 169 yards, two interceptions and a late TD pass.

No. 21 Texas A&M 55, No. 20 Baylor 28

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) _ Ryan Tannehill threw for 415 yards and a career-high six touchdown passes and Ryan Swope caught four scores for Texas A&M.

Baylor’s Robert Griffin III threw for a school-record 430 yards and three touchdowns. Griffin is the third quarterback this season to set a school record against the Aggies’ worst-in-the-nation pass defense.

Texas A&M (4-2, 2-1 Big 12), has won three in a row over the Bears and the loss leaves Baylor (4-2, 1-2) without a win against its longtime rival at Kyle Field since 1984. The Bears may not get another chance for some time with the Aggies leaving for the Southeastern Conference in July.

No. 23 Michigan State 28, No. 11 Michigan 14

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) _ Keshawn Martin scored twice in the third quarter on similar lunges to the end zone, and Michigan State beat Michigan for the fourth straight year.

The Spartans (5-1, 2-0 Big Ten) equaled their longest winning streak over their in-state rivals.

Michigan (6-1, 2-1) lost for the first time under coach Brady Hoke. The Wolverines had a chance to tie it, but Denard Robinson was sacked on fourth-and-1 from the Michigan State 9-yard line with 6:16 to play.

Robinson later threw an interception, and Isaiah Lewis returned it 39 yards for a touchdown with 4:31 left to make it 28-14.

Edwin Baker ran for 167 yards and a touchdown for the Spartans.

Robinson ran for a first-quarter touchdown but was mostly ineffective through the air, going 9 for 24 for 123 yards and a touchdown on a windy day in East Lansing.

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