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    Top 25: UCLA rallies to stun Nebraska, cap emotional week

      UCLA’s emotional week ended with the Bruins making the biggest comeback by a visitor to Nebraska in nearly a century.

      Brett Hundley threw three touchdown passes while No. 16 UCLA wiped out an 18-point deficit to defeat the No. 23 Cornhuskers, 41-21, and stun into silence a record crowd of 91,471 on Saturday in Lincoln.

     The win came six days after UCLA receiver Nick Pasquale was killed when he was struck by a vehicle while he was walking in his hometown and a day before coaches and teammates travel to San Clemente, Calif., for his memorial service.


     ‘‘You can’t believe how tough it was on them,’’ coach Jim Mora said. ‘‘You never want to say you won one for somebody. We didn’t win one for Nick. What we tried to do today is go out and play with the type of energy, enthusiasm and passion for the game that would reflect what he meant to us.’’

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     The 18 points marked the biggest deficit overcome by a Nebraska opponent in Lincoln since Washington State erased a 20-0 halftime deficit to win, 21-20, in 1920, according to the university yearbook.

     The Bruins (2-0) scored 35 points in 16 minutes. The barrage started with Paul Perkins’s 10-yard run to cut Nebraska’s lead to 21-10 at the half. Jordon James scored from 3 yards before Hundley threw TD passes of 28 yards to Shaquelle Evans, 12 yards to Phillip Ruhl, and 3 yards to Nate Iese.

    Nebraska (2-1) generated more than 19 yards on just two of its last 10 possessions.

    Oregon 59, Tennessee 14 — Marcus Mariota threw for a career-high 456 yards and four TDs and the No. 2 Ducks (3-0) handed the visiting Vols (2-1) their worst loss to 1910.


    Stanford 34, Army 20 — Kevin Hogan threw for three touchdowns, Tyler Gaffney had two touchdowns and 132 yards rushing, and the No. 5 Cardinal (2-0) had their hands full in getting past the Black Knights (1-2) in West Point, N.Y.

    Ohio State 52, California 34 — Filling in for Braxton Miller, who was resting a sore knee, fifth-year senior Kenny Guiton passed for 276 yards and four touchdowns in his first career start, Jordan Hall ran for 168 yards and three scores, and the No. 4 Buckeyes (3-0) overwhelmed the Bears (1-2) in Berkeley, Calif.

    Louisville 27, Kentucky 13 — Senorise Perry ran for two TDs, Teddy Bridgewater overcame a shaky start to pass for 250 yards, and the No. 7 Cardinals (3-0) pulled away from the rival Wildcats (1-2) in Lexington, Ky., and won their third straight Governors Cup.

    LSU 45, Kent State 13 — Zach Mettenberger passed for three touchdowns, Jeremy Hill ran for 117 yards on 11 carries and two scores, and the eighth-ranked Tigers (3-0) breezed past the Golden Flashes (1-2).

    Michigan 28, Akron 24 — Fitzgerald Toussaint scored a go-ahead, 2-yard touchdown with 2:49 left and the No. 11 Wolverines made a desperately needed stop on the final play to hold off the Zips.


    The Wolverines (3-0) trailed twice in the second half — including with 4:10 remaining when Kyle Pohl threw a 1-yard TD pass — and allowed Akron (1-2) to get to the Michigan 4 on the final drive of the game. On third down Pohl threw incomplete into the end zone as time expired.

    Oklahoma State 59, Lamar 3 — Jeremy Smith rushed for three first-half TDs and Josh Stewart returned a punt 67 yards for a score as the No. 12 Cowboys (3-0), the subject of scathing reports in Sports Illustrated of misconduct dating to 2001, rolled in their home opener.

    South Carolina 35, Vanderbilt 25 — Connor Shaw passed for 284 yards and three TDs and ran for 84 yards on 19 carries, and the 13th-ranked Gamecocks (2-1, 1-1 SEC) held off the visiting Commodores (1-2, 0-2).

    Oklahoma 51, Tulsa 20 — Blake Bell passed for 413 yards and four TDs in his first start and the No. 14 Sooners (3-0) routed the visiting Golden Hurricane (1-2).

    Northwestern 38, Western Michigan 17 — Treyvon Green rushed for 158 yards and two touchdowns and Kain Colter threw for one TD and ran for another as the No. 17 Wildcats (3-0) rolled past the visiting Broncos (0-3).

    Washington 34, Illinois 24 — Keith Price threw for 342 yards and two touchdowns, Bishop Sankey ran for a career-high 208 yards, and the No. 19 Huskies (2-0) beat the Illini (2-1) at Soldier Field in Chicago.

    Notre Dame 31, Purdue 24 — DaVaris Daniels made touchdown catches on successive plays in the fourth quarter to lead the No. 21 Fighting Irish (2-1) past the host Boilermakers (1-2).

    Mississippi 44, Texas 23 — Jeff Scott ran for 164 yards and a touchdown and also scored on a 73-yard punt return, helping the No. 25 Rebels (3-0) roll over the struggling Longhorns (1-2) in Austin, Texas.