By The Associated Press
2013-09-15 04:22 PM
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) -- Alabama's A.J. McCarron threw four touchdown passes -- one less than opposing quarterback Johnny Manziel -- as the Crimson Tide beat Texas A&M 49-42 on Saturday, paying back the Aggies for last season's upset win.
Vinnie Sunseri returned an interception 73 yards for a score -- sidestepping Manziel on the way to the end zone -- as Alabama came back from a 14-0 deficit by scoring the next 35 points.
McCarron tossed three touchdowns in the first half to put Alabama up 28-14. Sunseri's score made it 35-14 less than 3 minutes into the third.
Manziel threw for a career-best 464 yards but a first-half interception in the end zone swung the game the Tide's way, and his third-quarter pick and a missed tackle put the Aggies in a deep hole.
Orgeon's Marcus Mariota threw for a career-high 456 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Ducks to a 59-14 victory over Tennessee.
Mariota, who completed 23 of 33 passes, was the first Oregon quarterback in eight years to throw for more than 400 yards in a game.
Ohio State's Kenny Guiton threw three touchdown passes in the first six minutes of his first career start as the Buckeyes rolled to its 15th straight victory with a 52-34 victory over California.
Stanford's Kevin Hogan threw for three touchdowns and Tyler Gaffney had two touchdowns and 132 yards rushing to lead the Cardinal to a 34-20 win over Army.
Hogan's 23-yard touchdown pass to Gaffney after an Army turnover gave Stanford a 27-13 lead late in the third quarter and the Cardinal averted being the first ranked team to lose to Army since 1972.
Louisville's Senorise Perry ran for 100 yards and two touchdowns and Teddy Bridgewater overcame a shaky start to pass for 250 yards as the Cardinals beat Kentucky 27-13, scoring on four consecutive drives to pull away from its state rival.
Louisiana State's Zach Mettenberger passed for three touchdowns while Jeremy Hill ran for two as the Tigers defeated Kent State 45-13.
Hill rushed 11 times for 117 yards, all in the first two quarters.
Florida State's Jameis Winston accounted for three touchdowns and all four Seminoles tailbacks scored in a 62-7 rout of Nevada.