Reigning Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson accounted for 525 total yards and six touchdowns to help No. 17 Louisville pull away in the fourth quarter and beat North Carolina, 47-35, on Saturday in Chapel Hill, N.C.
Jackson threw for 393 yards and three scores while also running for 132 yards and three TDs. The last came on a spinning-through-tacklers 11-yard run with 3:06 left to punctuate a dominant fourth-quarter effort by the Cardinals (2-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference).
Junior Jaylen Smith had nine catches for a career-high 183 yards and a score for Louisville, while Dez Fitzpatrick hauled in two TDs as the Cardinals rolled to 705 total yards.
Louisville trailed entering the final quarter, 28-27, but went ahead on Jackson’s 3-yard keeper with 13:50 left. Louisville’s defense then came up with two fourth-down stops to end promising drives by the Tar Heels (0-2, 0-1).
Alabama 41, Fresno State 10 — Jalen Hurts ran for 154 yards and two touchdowns and passed for a third score in a rout for the No. 1 Crimson Tide (2-0) over the visiting Bulldogs (1-1).
Clemson 14, Auburn 6 — Kelly Bryant ran for two touchdowns after getting knocked hard to the ground and defensive end Austin Bryant had four of the home team’s 11 sacks as No. 3 Clemson (2-0) beat No. 13 Auburn (1-1).
Bryant, making his second career start at quarterback for defending national champion Clemson, appeared to be seriously hurt after he remained on the ground on a hit by Dontavius Russell. But after a few moments in the medical tent, Bryant returned to direct a pair of touchdown drives that gave Clemson the lead for good.
Penn State 33, Pittsburgh 14 — Trace McSorley threw for three touchdowns, including Saquon Barkley’s 46-yard catch-and-run, and the No. 4 Nittany Lions (2-0) pulled away from the visiting Panthers (1-1).
Michigan 36, Cincinnati 14 — Ty Isaac ran for a career-high 133 yards and Wilton Speight threw for two touchdowns to help the No. 8 Wolverines (2-0) pull away from the visiting Bearcats (1-1).
Wisconsin 31, Florida Atlantic 14 — Freshman Jonathan Taylor ran for 223 yards and three touchdowns, Alex Hornibrook threw for 201 yards and a score, and the No. 9 Badgers (2-0) pulled away from the Owls (0-2) slowly for the home win.
Virginia Tech 27, Delaware 0 — Greg Stroman returned a punt for a touchdown and Josh Jackson threw two scoring passes to carry the No. 18 Hokies (2-0) over the visiting Blue Hens (1-1).
Kansas State 55, Charlotte 7 — Kendall Adams scored two defensive touchdowns in the first half to propel the No. 19 Wildcats (2-0) past the visiting 49ers (0-2).
TCU 28, Arkansas 7 — Darius Anderson ran for a career-high 106 yards and a touchdown and the No. 23 Horned Frogs (2-0) used a dominating defense to stuff the host Razorbacks (1-1).
Tennessee 42, Indiana State 7 — Ty Chandler returned the opening kickoff 91 yards for a touchdown and Carlin Fils-aime had two scoring runs as the No. 25 Vols (2-0) breezed past the visiting Sycamores (0-2).
Maine 60, Bryant 12 — Josh Mack ran for 255 yards on 13 carries and scored three times and Chris Ferguson threw for three touchdowns as the Black Bears (1-1) trounced the visiting Bulldogs (1-1). Mack, who had 212 rushing by halftime, had scoring runs of 66, 60, and 13 yards in the second quarter. Maine amassed 536 yards offense with 381 yards on the ground.
UNH 22, Georgia Southern 12 — Trevor Knight passed for two touchdowns to Neil O'Connor as the Wildcats (2-0) beat Eagles (0-2) in a game moved to Birmingham, Ala., because of concerns about Hurricane Irma.
Holy Cross 20, Bucknell 0 — Diquan Walker ran for 72 yards on 10 carries and scored two TDs to lead the Crusaders (1-1) past the host Bison (1-1) in the Patriot League opener for both teams.
Stony Brook 35, Rhode Island 18 — Joe Carbone threw for a career-high 184 yards and Noah McGinty led the defense with 11 tackles as the Seawolves (1-1, 1-0 Colonial Athletic Association) knocked off the host Rams (0-2,0-1).