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How the AP Top 25 fared: Cincinnati survives upset bid by UCF; Northwestern tops Wisconsin in battle of unbeatens

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Central Florida wide receiver Marlon Williams (6) gains yardage in front of Cincinnati cornerback Arquon Bush after a reception during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Orlando, Fla.

John Raoux, AP

All games are on Saturday unless otherwise noted.

No. 1 Alabama 63, Kentucky 3: The Crimson Tide made short work of the Wildcats, as befits the top-ranked team in the country. Alabama outscored Kentucky 28-3 in the first half and quarterback Mac Jones finished with 230 passing yards and two touchdowns.

No. 3 Ohio State 42, No. 9 Indiana 35: The Buckeyes built a 35-7 lead early in the third quarter before having to hold off a Hoosiers rally. A Shaun Wade 36-yard interception return for Ohio State in the final minute off the third proved the difference, as the Buckeyes put up 607 yards of total offense to 490 for Indiana.

No. 4 Clemson (7-1) at Florida State (2-6), POSTPONED

No. 5 Texas A&M (5-1) vs. Ole Miss (3-4), POSTPONED

No. 6 Florida 38, Vanderbilt 17: The Gators broke open a close game in the second half, outscoring the Commodores 21-7 in the final two quarters. Kyle Trask threw for 383 yards and three touchdowns in the win.

No. 7 Cincinnati 36, UCF 33: Cincinnati took the lead early in the fourth quarter and hung on for the win to stay undefeated despite some late-game drama. The Bearcats were down by 11 at the end of the first quarter but rallied and the game was tight for much of the second half. Desmond Ridder threw for 338 yards and accounted for four touchdowns.

No. 8 BYU 66, North Alabama 14: The Cougars did what was expected of them and handled the Lions in dominant fashion. In only two quarters played, quarterback Zach Wilson threw for 212 yards and four touchdowns, while Tyler Allgeier rushed for 141 yards and two scores.

No. 19 Northwestern 17, No. 10 Wisconsin 7: After an even first quarter, the Wildcats shut the Badgers out the rest of the way to get the win and keep the Big Ten wild. Peyton Ramsey threw for two touchdowns in the victory.

No. 11 Oregon 38, UCLA 35: The Ducks held off a late comeback attempt from the Bruins to avoid the upset. Tyler Shough threw for 334 yards and three touchdowns in the win.

No. 12 Miami (7-1) vs. Georgia Tech (2-5), POSTPONED

No. 13 Georgia 31, Mississippi State 24: Kearis Jackson caught a 40-yard pass from JT Daniels with 9:50 to play in what proved to be the game-winner in a tight SEC matchup. Daniels threw for 401 yards and four touchdowns in the win.

No. 18 Oklahoma 41, No. 14 Oklahoma State 13: The Sooners stormed out to a 21-7 lead through one quarter in a matchup of two ranked teams, then continued to pour it on in the convincing win. Spencer Rattler accounted for five touchdowns — four passing, one rushing — for Oklahoma.

No. 15 Coastal Carolina 34, Appalachian State 23: The Chanticleers avoided the upset by scoring two touchdowns in the final three minutes, including the go-ahead score on a Reese White 3-yard run with 2:24 to play. Coastal Carolina fell behind by as many as eight points at halftime before rallying.

No. 15 Marshall (7-0) vs. Charlotte (2-3), POSTPONED

No. 17 Iowa State 45, Kansas State 0: The Cyclones started quickly and never looked back in a complete and utter rout of Kansas State. Quarterback Brock Purdy threw for 236 yards and three touchdowns, while running back Reece Hall added 135 rushing yards and two scores.

No. 20 USC 33, Utah 17: The Trojans forced five turnovers and held the Utes scoreless in the second half to stay unbeaten on the year. Kedon Slovis threw for 264 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in the win.

NC State 15, No. 21 Liberty 14: The Wolfpack blocked a Flames field-goal attempt with just over a minute to play, as NC State pulled the upset. It’s the first loss of the season for independent Liberty, which turned the ball over three times.

No. 22 Texas (5-2) at Kansas (0-7), POSTPONED

No. 23 Auburn 30, Tennessee 17: The Tigers overcame an early 10-0 deficit to beat the Volunteers. Tennessee had more offensive yards — 464 to 385 — but the Tigers scored 27 straight at one point to earn the win.

No. 24 Louisiana (7-1) vs. Central Arkansas (5-4), CANCELED

No. 25 Tulsa 30, Tulane 24 (2OT): Tulsa connected on a Hail Mary at the end of regulation to force overtime, and then Zaven Collins returned an interception 96 yards for a touchdown in the second extra session to lift the Golden Hurricane to the win.