TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Jonathan Allen returned a fumble 29 yards for a touchdown late in the third quarter Saturday to help top-ranked Alabama beat sixth-ranked Texas A&M, 33-14.

The Crimson Tide (8-0, 5-0 Southeastern) moved on as the powerhouse league’s last unbeaten team, getting yet another in a long string of defensive scores. Allen, a lineman, scooped up the ball after Ryan Anderson knocked it loose from Keith Ford to finally build a cushion over the Aggies (6-1, 4-1), who led 14-13 well into the third.

It was 20-14 when Allen extended Alabama’s streak to 10 games with a score on defense or special teams, half the duration of a winning streak now at 20 going into an open date.

Alabama’s freshman quarterback Jalen Hurts then galloped 37 yards for another score, stepping out of a defender’s grasp and making a nifty move to get past another. The Tide was rolling again, a powerful encore to easy wins over ranked Tennessee and Arkansas teams.

PENN STATE 24, (2) OHIO STATE 21: Grant Haley returned a blocked field goal 60 yards for a touchdown with 4:27 left and Penn State (5-2, 3-1 Big Ten) upset Ohio State (6-1, 4-1) at State College, Pennsylvania.

(3) MICHIGAN 41, ILLINOIS 8: Wilton Speight threw for 253 yards and two touchdowns in three quarters before watching Michigan (7-0, 4-0 Big Ten) finish off Illinois (2-5, 1-3) at Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The Wolverines were leading 34-0 in the fourth quarter when Coach Jim Harbaugh put backup quarterback John O’Korn in the game and rested Speight.

(7) LOUISVILLE 54, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 13: Lamar Jackson broke a school single-season record with four first-half touchdowns, Louisville (6-1, 4-1 Atlantic Coast) had three interceptions and burst past visiting North Carolina State (4-3, 1-2).

Jackson passed for three touchdowns and ran for a 36-yard score on the opening drive, giving him 34 TDs with five games to play. He passed Dave Ragone and Brian Brohm, who each had 33.

(8) NEBRASKA 27, PURDUE 14: Tommy Armstrong Jr. accounted for 303 yards of total offense and two touchdowns, and Nebraska (7-0, 4-0 Big Ten) came back from a four-point halftime deficit to defeat Purdue (3-4, 1-3) at Lincoln, Nebraska.

The Cornhuskers will head to No. 10 Wisconsin next week with their best record since 2001.

(10) WISCONSIN 17, IOWA 9: Corey Clement ran for 134 yards and a touchdown, and Wisconsin (5-2, 2-2 Big Ten) used a stout defense to beat Iowa (5-3, 2-2) at Iowa City, Iowa, and snap a two-game skid.

SOUTHERN METHODIST 38, (11) HOUSTON 16: Ben Hicks threw for three touchdowns and ran for another score, and SMU (3-4, 1-2 American Athletic) stunned Houston (6-2, 3-2) at Dallas for its first win over a ranked team in five years.

(12) WEST VIRGINIA 34, TEXAS CHRISTIAN 10: Skyler Howard threw four touchdown passes and West Virginia (6-0, 3-0 Big 12) held TCU (4-3, 2-2) scoreless in the second half at Morgantown, West Virginia.

(19) UTAH 52, UCLA 45: Joe Williams rushed for a school-record 332 yards and four touchdowns, and Utah (7-1, 4-1 Pac-12)held off UCLA (3-5, 1-4) at Pasadena, California.

(20) WESTERN MICHIGAN 45, EASTERN MICHIGAN 31: Zach Terrell threw for 398 yards and three touchdowns, and Western Michigan (8-0, 4-0 Mid-American) had 569 yards of total offense against Eastern Michigan (5-3, 2-2) at Kalamazoo, Michigan.

(22) NORTH CAROLINA 35, VIRGINIA 14: Mitch Trubisky threw three touchdown passes and North Carolina (6-2, 4-1 Atlantic Coast) limited Virginia (2-5, 1-2) to one trick-play touchdown until the fourth quarter at Charlottesville, Virginia.

(24) NAVY 42, MEMPHIS 28: Will Worth rushed for a career-high 201 yards and three touchdowns, and Navy (5-1, 4-0 American Athletic) ran over Memphis (5-2, 2-1) at Annapolis, Maryland, for its 14th consecutive home victory.


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