Trackin' the Top 25

Originally Published: November 20, 2004
ESPN.com

No. 2 OKLAHOMA 35, BAYLOR 0
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Adrian Peterson came out of the locker room in the second half. The freshman had 157 yards and three TDs in the second half. The OU defense. Torched by some, the Sooners D held Baylor to just 156 yards and has allowed just three points in the last two games.
STAT OF THE GAME: 19, 3: Number of undefeated regular seasons the Sooners have recorded, including three under coach Bob Stoops.
UP NEXT: Oklahoma in Big 12 Championship Game; Baylor's season completed.

No. 3 AUBURN 21, ALABAMA 13
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Courtney Taylor recovered Alabama's onside kick attempt with just under 2 minutes left to play. In a series like the Iron Bowl, who knew what would have happened if Bama fot the ball again. Tommy Tuberville. The Auburn coach guided the Tigers to their first perfect regular season since 1993 and has Auburn in the national title mix.
STAT OF THE GAME: 5-0: Auburn's record in Tuscaloose.
UP NEXT: No. 2 Auburn in SEC Championship Game; Alabama's regular season completed.

No. 4 CAL 41, STANFORD 6
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Marshawn Lynch busted a 55-yard TD run early in the third quarter to push Cal's lead to 17 and the Bears cruised from there. J.J. Arrington, who had 169 yards and set a Cal single-season rushing record with 1,584 yards. He also notched his 10th 100-yard game of the season.
STAT OF THE GAME: 35: The margin of victory is the biggest in the The Big Game since 1930.
UP NEXT: No. 4 Cal at Southern Miss (Dec. 4); Stanford's season completed.

No. 6 UTAH 52, BYU 21
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Utah's Bo Nagahi returned a BYU fumble for a TD to make it 31-14 early in the third quarter. You could almost see the air go out of BYU's comeback. Steve Savoy, who ran for two TDs and caught a third in Utah's historic, BCS-busting win.
STAT OF THE GAME: 1930, never: The last time Utah was undefeated and the last time a team from a non-BCS conference made it to a BCS bowl.
UP NEXT: No. 6 Utah's regular season completed. BYU's regular season completed.

OHIO STATE 37, No. 7 MICHIGAN 21
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Ted Ginn Jr. returned a punt 82 yards for a TD early in the third quarter to give the Buckeyes a 13-point lead and show the Wolverines that Ohio State was for real. Troy Smith. The Buckeye QB did it all, running for 145 yards and a TD, while also passing for 241 yards and 2 TDs.
STAT OF THE GAME: 4: The number of punts returned for TDs by Ted Ginn, Jr., which sets a Big Ten record..
UP NEXT: No. 7 Michigan's regular season completed. Ohio State's regular season completed.

FLORIDA 20, No. 8 FLORIDA STATE 13
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Jarvis Herring intercepted a Chris Rix pass with 8 seconds remaining to end the Seminoles' comeback hopes. Ron Zook. The Florida coach had the Gators focused and ready to play in what could be his final game as Florida coach (he has yet to decide if he'll coach the Gators in the bowl game).
STAT OF THE GAME: 1986: The last time Florida won in Tallahassee.
UP NEXT: No. 8 Florida's regular season completed. Florida's regular season completed.

No. 17 IOWA 30, No. 9 WISCONSIN 7
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Drew Tate hit Scott Chandler for a 12-yard TD to make it 21-7 in the third quarter. The way the Badger offense was struggling, Iowa could feel safe with that lead. Iowa's defense, which forced four turnovers and made the Wisconsin offense look like it was the first day of spring drills with a new coordinator.
STAT OF THE GAME: 2: The number of Big Ten titles Iowa -- which shares this year's title with Michigan -- has won in the past three years.
UP NEXT: No. 9 Wisconsin's regular season completed. No. 17 Iowa's regular season completed.

No. 11 LOUISVILLE 65, HOUSTON 27
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Eric Shelton bulled one-yard for a TD that started a Louisville 30-0 run in a little over 10 minutes to finish the game. Stefan LeFors and Brian Brohm, who combined for 428 yards passing and 4 TDs.
STAT OF THE GAME: 9.7, 5: The Cardinals averaged an obscene 9.7 yards per play and scored over 50 points for the fifth time this season.
UP NEXT: Cincinnati at No. 11 Louisville; Houston's season completed.

No. 12 BOISE STATE 55, LOUISIANA TECH 14
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After Dan Hawkins gave his halftime speech. Whatever he said worked as the Broncos ran off 38 unanswered points in the second half. Jon Helmandollar, who ran for a career-high 91 yards and a school-record 5 TDs.
STAT OF THE GAME: 25: Boise State's streak of consecutive conference wins, trying the BYU's record.
UP NEXT: No. 12 Boise State at Nevada; Louisiana Tech at Rice.

No. 13 MIAMI 52, WAKE FOREST 7
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Frank Gore scored from one yard out with nearly seven minutes left in the first quarter. No way was Miami losing this one. Brock Berlin. The much-maligned Miami QB threw for a career-high 361 yards and four TDs.
STAT OF THE GAME: 153: Number of passes thrown by Brock Berlin since his last interception.
UP NEXT: No. 15 Virginia Tech at No. 13 Miami (Dec. 4); Wake Forest at Maryland.

No. 14 LSU 27, MISSISSIPPI 24
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Jessie Daniels intercepted a Robert Lane pass with under a minute left to end Ole Miss' comeback bid. Alley Broussard. The LSU running back ran for a school-record 250 yards and 3 TDs.
STAT OF THE GAME: 1972: The last time LSU went undefeated at home.
UP NEXT: No. 14 LSU's regular season completed. Ole Miss' regular season completed.

No. 15 VIRGINIA TECH 55, MARYLAND 6
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Before it began. The Hokies rallied around coach Frank Beamer, whose 86-year-old mother passed away the night before, and were determined to win it for him. Frank Beamer, who was on the sidelines. Of course, he had no choice. His mom told Beamer's brother and sister to make sure he still coaches should anything happen to her.
STAT OF THE GAME: 2: The number of wins Virginia Tech needs to win the ACC and clinch a BCS bowl bid. Of course, those games are against Virginia and Miami.
UP NEXT: No. 18 Virginia at No. 15 Virginia Tech; Wake Forest at Maryland.

No. 16 TENNESSEE 38, VANDERBILT 33
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Tennessee's Rashon Fellows picked off Jay Cutler with two minutes left to play. The Vols then ran the clock out to escape with the win. Gerald Riggs and Cedric Houston, who combined for 246 yards and three TDs on 35 carries
STAT OF THE GAME: 22: Number of consective wins for Tennessee over Vanderbilt.
UP NEXT: Kentucky at No. 16 Tennessee; Vanderbilt's regular season completed.

No. 18 VIRGINIA 30, GEORGIA TECH 10
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Wali Lundy broke free for a 31-yard TD in the third quarter to make the score 17-3. The Cavs defense wasn't going to give up that many points. The Virginia defense, which forced four turnovers and held Georgia Tech to 3 of 12 on 3rd down conversions.
STAT OF THE GAME: 1995: The last time the home team lost.
UP NEXT: No. 18 Virginia at No. 15 Virginia Tech; Georgia Tech at No. 10 Georgia

No. 19 BOSTON COLLEGE 34, TEMPLE 17
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L.V. Whitowrth broke free down the left sideline for a 39-yard TD to push the lead to 17 and finally put away pesky Temple. L.V. Whitworth, who ran for 151 yards and two TDs, to put the Eagles one win away from the Big East title.
STAT OF THE GAME: 13: Temple now has 13 consecutive losing seasons and played its final game in the Big East.
UP NEXT: Syracuse at No. 19 Boston College; Temple's regular season completed.

No. 25 UTEP 57, SMU 27
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By the end of the third quarter. UTEP 28 unanswered points in the third and cruised to win No. 8. UTEP QB Jordan Miner, who threw for a season-high 339 and 5 TDs.
STAT OF THE GAME: 7: The number of consecutive conference wins for UTEP, tying a school record a year after it lost eight games by at least 28 points.
UP NEXT: No. 25 UTEP at Tulsa; SMU's season completed.