LINCOLN, Neb. — Brett Hundley threw three touchdown passes in the third quarter and No. 16 UCLA came back from an 18-point deficit to defeat No. 23 Nebraska 41-21 in a monumental Cornhusker collapse at Memorial Stadium on Saturday.
The Huskers (2-1), wearing alternate black jerseys instead of their traditional home red, looked to be in total control the first half.
Then they couldn’t stop Hundley and the UCLA offense.
The Bruins (2-0) scored 35 unanswered points in 16 minutes. The barrage started with Paul Perkins’ 10-yard touchdown run to cut Nebraska’s lead to 21-10 at the half.
Jordon James scored from 3 yards before Hundley threw touchdown passes of 28 yards to Shaquelle Evans, 12 yards to Phillip Ruhl and 3 yards to Nate Iese.
Nebraska’s defense allowed 236 yards in the third quarter and 504 for the game.
The Huskers still looked as if they had some life in them when trailing 38-21, they moved from their 25 to the UCLA 12 early in the fourth quarter.
But Ameer Abdullah fumbled at the 6 after getting hit by linebacker Anthony Barr, who had 11 tackles and three forced fumbles.
Nebraska generated more than 19 yards on just two of its last 10 possessions and had only 130 of its 326 yards after halftime.
Hundley completed 16 of 25 passes for 294 yards, with one interception. Jordon James ran 22 times for 105 yards and a touchdown.
Taylor Martinez was 21-of-35 for 203 yards and three touchdowns, and Abdullah had 98 yards on 23 carries for the Huskers.
No. 4 Ohio State 52, California 34: In Berkeley, Calif., Kenny Guiton threw three of his four touchdown passes in the first six minutes of his first career start and No. 4 Ohio State rolled to its 15th straight victory, 52-34 over California on Saturday.
Guiton, a fifth-year senior, got the start in place of injured Braxton Miller and there was no drop-off in performance for the Buckeyes (3-0).
Guiton connected with Devin Smith on a 90-yard pass on Ohio State’s second offensive play for the longest play from scrimmage in school history. He added a 47-yard touchdown to Smith and a 1-yarder to Chris Fields on fourth-and-goal as Ohio State jumped out to a 21-0 lead over the Golden Bears (1-2) less than halfway through the first quarter.
Guiton completed 21 of 32 passes for 276 yards and added 92 yards rushing to lead the Buckeyes.
No. 5 Stanford 34, Army 20: In West Point, N.Y., Kevin Hogan threw for three touchdowns, and Tyler Gaffney had two touchdowns and 132 yards rushing for Stanford.
Hogan’s 23-yard touchdown pass to Gaffney after an Army turnover gave Stanford (2-0) a 27-13 lead late in the third quarter and the Cardinal held off an Army threat. Army has not defeated a ranked team since a 17-14 win over No. 15 Air Force on Nov. 4, 1972.
Ty Montgomery had six catches for 130 yards and one score, while Hogan was 11-of-18 for 188 yards passing for Stanford.
Terry Baggett led Army with nine carries for 96 yards.
No. 10 Florida State 62, Nevada 7: In Tallahassee, Fla., Jameis Winston accounted for three touchdowns, and Florida State’s four tailbacks all scored.
Devonta Freeman ran nine times for 109 yards and a touchdown for the Seminoles (2-0). James Wilder Jr. added 45 yards and a score.
Karlos Williams may have been the most impressive of the bunch. The former safety, who moved to offense after the opener, ran eight times for 110 yards and a score. His 65-yard scamper made it 31-7 early in the third quarter.
Winston, who threw two touchdown passes in the first half, scored on a 10-yard run in the third. That was his final play of the day.
No. 11 Michigan 28, Akron 24: In Ann Arbor, Mich., Fitzgerald Toussaint scored a go-ahead, 2-yard touchdown with 2:49 left, and No. 11 Michigan made a desperately needed stop on the final play to hold on.
Michigan avoided getting upset at home — as it did against Appalachian State and Toledo — by a Mid-American Conference team that hasn’t won a road game in nearly five years and was expected to lose by more than five touchdowns.
The Wolverines (3-0) trailed twice in the second half — including with 4:10 left when Kyle Pohl threw a 1-yard touchdown — and allowed the Zips (1-2) to get to the Michigan 4 on the final drive of the game.
Pohl was pressured and hit by Brennen Beyer on the final play, leading to an incomplete pass in the end zone as time expired on fourth down.
No. 14 Oklahoma 51, Tulsa 20: In Norman, Okla., Blake Bell passed for 413 yards and four touchdowns in his first start as quarterback for the Sooners.
Sterling Shepard caught eight passes for 123 yards and two touchdowns — all career highs — and Jaz Reynolds had 109 yards receiving and one score for Oklahoma (3-0). The Sooners scored on their first five possessions against Tulsa (1-2) to continue their dominance in the series, having won 12 of the past 13 games.
No. 19 Washington 34, Illinois 24: In Chicago, Keith Price threw for 342 yards and two touchdowns, and Bishop Sankey ran for a career-high 208 yards for Washington.
Josh Shirley added four sacks for the Huskies (2-0).
The Huskies built a 21-point lead in the third quarter and hung on.
The Illini (2-1) cut it to 31-24 on Aaron Bailey’s 10-yard run with 9:10 remaining, but Washington’s Travis Coons kicked a 32-yard field goal with 4:44 left. Gregory Ducre then picked off a deep pass by Nathan Scheelhaase, sealing the win.
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