College football scores, NCAA top 25 rankings, Week 5: LSU bounces back, eight ranked teams fall

Eight ranked teams lost on Saturday as the crazy beginning to the 2020 college football season continued with a handful of upsets. But No. 20 LSU and No. 17 Oklahoma State were two teams that showed resiliency in blowout victories against league opponents after both dealt with disappointing starts to their seasons. The Tigers handled Vanderbilt 41-7 on Saturday, while the Cowboys blasted Kansas 47-7.

Oklahoma State looked underwhelming in victories against Tulsa and West Virginia to open the season. But after Saturday's impressive offensive showing against the lowly Jayhawks, the Cowboys are the only undefeated team remaining in the Big 12 and have a clear path toward a league title. LSU's path to an SEC title remains murky, but the Tigers actually bested last year's national title team in one way against the Commodores as the 34-point margin of victory bested the 28-point margin of victory that last year's team posted against Vanderbilt.

Both fanbases can take a sigh of relief, especially when they look around the country and see what happened to many of their ranked peers. CBS Sports covered all the upsets and action from another exciting day in college football, and you can view all the highlights below. 

College football scores, schedule -- Week 5

No. 21 Tennessee 35, Missouri 12 -- Box score
TCU 33, No. 9 Texas 31 -- Recap
No. 3 Florida 38, South Carolina 24 -- Box score
No. 2 Alabama 52, No. 13 Texas A&M 24 -- Recap, takeaways
No. 12 North Carolina 26, Boston College 22 -- Box score
No. 17 Oklahoma State 47, Kansas 7 -- Box score
SMU 30, No. 25 Memphis 27 -- Box score
Iowa State 37, No. 18 Oklahoma 30 -- Recap
Arkansas 21, No. 16 Mississippi State 14 -- Recap
No. 20 LSU 41, Vanderbilt 7 -- Box score
Tulsa 34, No. 11 UCF 26 -- Recap
No. 4 Georgia 27, No. 7 Auburn 6 -- Recap, takeaways
No. 1 Clemson 41, Virginia 23 -- Recap, takeaways
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FINAL: No. 20 LSU 41, Vanderbilt 7

Tigers rebound nicely after their jarring loss to Mississippi State.

October 4, 2020, 2:45 AM

LSU in full control at Vandy. The Tigers lead 34-7 early in the fourth quarter and have the football.

October 4, 2020, 2:21 AM

END 3Q: No. 4 Georgia 27, No. 7 Auburn 6

Georgia stands firm and gets an INT on fourth down to end an Auburn drive and close the third quarter. Bulldogs in full control. Been a really impressive showing after a lakcluster opener last week at Arkansas.

October 4, 2020, 2:20 AM

END 3Q: Arkansas 21, No. 16 Mississippi State 14

Bulldogs in a serious fight against an Arkansas team with a 20-game SEC losing streak. State driving to begin the fourth.

October 4, 2020, 2:12 AM

Myles Brennan got crushed on this throw but what a beautiful flea-flicker and what a catch to keep the feet inbounds.



This was more than just a nice play. It was a critical stop for Clemson with Virginia driving and trailing just 24-10 early in the third quarter.

October 4, 2020, 2:06 AM

HALF: No. 1 Clemson 24, Virginia 10

Clemson getting tested a bit by a UVA team that played in the Orange Bowl last season. The Tigers are mostly rising to the challenge but the Cavaliers looked great on a touchdown drive to close the half.

October 4, 2020, 1:34 AM

HALF: No. 11 UCF 23, Tulsa 12

The Knights have been stymied a bit after a fast start. Credit Tulsa's defense for that, because the UCF passing attack under control is not easy. Hurricanes hit a big 48-yard TD from Zac Smith to Josh Johnson with 53 seconds left in the half. Don't forget Tulsa upset UCF last year.

October 4, 2020, 1:27 AM

HALF: No. 18 Oklahoma 17, Iowa State 13

The Cyclones are hanging around after one half in Ames, trailing the Sooners by just four points. Quarterback Spencer Rattler has 201 yards and a touchdown through the air and one on the ground for Oklahoma. Still, the Sooners are struggling to establish the run -- a continuation of what happened against Kansas State a week ago. Iowa State has pulled out some trick plays, too, but a regular dose of tight end Charlie Kolar and running back Breece Hall have kept them in this game. 


HALF: No. 4 Georgia 24, No. 7 Auburn 3

Auburn snags a FG before the half and will get the ball to start 3Q. But it's been all Bulldogs. Georgia having no trouble against the usually fierce Auburn defensive front. 5.2, and Auburn's got nothing offensively. Bo Nix is just 7-of-15 for 54 yards.

October 4, 2020, 1:20 AM

HALF: Arkansas 14, No. 16 Miss. State 7

Give Arkansas' defensive coordinator Barry Odom some serious credit, because the Razorbacks have flummoxed Mississippi State by rushing only three and dropping eight into coverage. A week after LSU was really aggressive, Arkansas is employing a much more conservative strategy and it's working pretty well. The Razorbacks led Georgia at halftime last week and really collapsed in the second. But that was mainly due to Georgia's defense. Arkansas could have a real shot here.

October 4, 2020, 1:12 AM

HALF: No. 20 LSU 21, Vanderbilt 7

Fairly impressed with Vanderbilt's competitiveness. Yes, the 'Dores are down two scores and missed a FG that could have cut it to 21-10 before the half. But they've converted 5-of-11 third downs and have averaged a respectable 4.1 yards per rush in the first half. LSU's Terrace Marshall Jr. has two TD catches to lead the way for the Tigers.

October 4, 2020, 1:08 AM

Arkansas again hanging around in the first half against a ranked opponent. But the Razorbacks just failed to convert on fourth-and-goal from the 3 and will give the ball back to No. 16 Mississippi State with the scored tied 7-7- early in 2Q.

October 4, 2020, 12:32 AM

Myles Brennan looking a lot better early against Vanderbilt than he did against Mississippi State. Not shocking, but certainly encouraging for LSU, which leads Vanderbilt 14-0 early in the second quarter. He's 8-of-11 for 116 yars and two TDs.

October 4, 2020, 12:28 AM

End 1Q: No. 18 Oklahoma 10, Iowa State 3

One week after losing to Kansas State, Oklahoma has a touchdown lead on Iowa State in Ames after a quarter. Spencer Rattler has a touchdown run on a scramble and a couple of nice downfield passes. But Iowa State tight end Charlie Kolar has been the biggest mismatch so far with a couple of catches for 43 yards. Fun game so far. 

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October 3, 2020, 11:46 PM

Loose ends

Tying up some loose ends from the afternoon involving non-ranked teams

Ole Miss 42, Kentucky 41
Lane Kiffin gets his first win at Ole Miss as the Rebels come from behind to win on the road. Kentucky missed a PAT in overtime to open the door.

Virginia Tech 38, Duke 31
Hokies were missing a bunch of key players in the secondary. It showed. But they survive and are likely to be ranked next week.

Kansas State 31, Texas Tech 21
K-State QB Skylar Thompson and Tech quarterback Alan Bowman both knocked out of the game with injuries

Florida State 41, Jacksonville State 24 
Not sure Seminoles fans feel a whole lot better considering how hard they to work for this one. But a win's a win, right?

October 3, 2020, 11:41 PM
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October 3, 2020, 11:33 PM

FINAL: No. 12 North Carolina 26, Boston College 22

The Tar Heels recover an onside kick to ice it after a comeback bid from the Eagles falls short in interesting fashion. BC trailed 24-16, scored and went for two to try and tie it. But UNC picked off a pass on the two-point conversion attempt and ran it back for two points of its own.

October 3, 2020, 11:09 PM

FINAL: No. 2 Alabama 52, No. 13 Texas A&M 24

The Crimson Tide issue a not-so-friendly reminder that the SEC West still runs through Tuscaloosa with an impressive shellacking of the Aggies. Obviously you never know what Auburn will end up being. But this division is Alabama's to lose, per usual.

October 3, 2020, 11:06 PM

FINAL: SMU 30, No. 25 Memphis 27

SMU hits a 43-yarder to win it with nine seconds left! The prolific scoring ground to a halt in the second half as both defenses settled in. Memphis put up a pretty good fight considering that it hadn't played in a month due to COVID-19 issues and didn't much — if at all — in practices because of the virus issues. But the Mustangs exploited the Tigers for 549 yards, including 474 through the air. Mustangs are 4-0 and looking like a threat in the AAC.

October 3, 2020, 11:06 PM
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October 3, 2020, 10:59 PM

Close games!

Memphis-SMU coming down to the wire. 27-27 with the Mustangs in FG range with under 20 seconds to go.

October 3, 2020, 10:59 PM

FINAL: No. 15 Cincinnati 28, South Florida 7

Not sure how great Bearcats fans will feel about their offense coming out of this one, although QB Desmond Ridder was definitely better in the second half after starting the game with a couple of picks. But the defense was certainly a bright spot even though it's well-established that USF has no passing game. Five interceptions? Yeah, that's impressive no matter who you're playing. The Bearcats are off next week before playing Tulsa on Oct. 17.

October 3, 2020, 10:55 PM

FINAL: No. 17 Oklahoma State 47, Kansas 7

The Cowboys will be the only undefeated team in the Big 12 for at least the next 13 days. They take of Kansas — and the 21.5-point spread — quite easily. Now, it's a bye week to QB Spencer Sanders back to full health before a game at Baylor on Oct. 17. Yes, the opponent was Kansas today, but these stats are pretty ridiculous and certainly encouraging for an OK State team that looked overrated in its first two games.

October 3, 2020, 10:53 PM
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