College football scores, rankings, highlights: Notre Dame comes back on road, BYU upset

If you didn't enjoy Week 6 in college football, there's something seriously wrong with you. There were tight finishes, upsets and walk-off field goals from the start all the way until the end. From start to finish, it was easily the most action-packed Saturday of the season. Once again, no team personified that tension than No. 14 Notre Dame, which beat Virginia Tech on a last-second field goal to win 32-29 in Blacksburg. The Fighting Irish move to 5-1 with their sole loss coming in Week 5 to No. 5 Cincinnati. 

But Notre Dame wasn't the only team that barely escaped with a win. After watching a 13-point halftime lead disappear in the third quarter, No. 9 Michigan used a late fumble and go-ahead field goal to survive a scare from upset-minded Nebraska. However, not all favorites came away with a victory. No. 10 BYU had turnover problems in its 26-17 home loss to Boise State. And, of course, top-ranked Alabama had its first loss in more than a year to Texas A&M in College Station thanks to a walk-off field goal. 

Elsewhere, No. 3 Iowa came back to stun No. 4 Penn State to stay undefeated and remain squarely in the national title race. In the Red River Rivalry, No. 6 Oklahoma came back from a 21-point deficit to stun No. 21 Texas behind the play of backup quarterback Caleb Williams, who replaced ineffective Heisman Trophy candidate Spencer Rattler at halftime.

CBS Sports was here every step of the way to update you with the latest scores, highlights and storylines throughout the night. All times Eastern

College football scores, schedule: Week 6

No. 17 Ole Miss 52, Arkansas 51 -- Takeaways, recap
No. 7 Ohio State 66, Maryland 17 -- Recap
No. 11 Michigan State 31, Rutgers 13 -- Recap
No. 6 Oklahoma 55, No. 21 Texas 48 -- Takeaways, recap
Boise State 26, No. 10 BYU 17 -- Recap
No. 2 Georgia 34, No. 18 Auburn 10 -- Takeaways, recap 
No. 24 SMU 31, Navy 24 -- Recap
No. 3 Iowa 23, No. 4 Penn State 20 -- Takeaways, recap
No. 16 Kentucky 42, LSU 21 -- Recap
No. 9 Michigan 32, Nebraska 29 -- Recap
No. 14 Notre Dame 32, Virginia Tech 29 -- Recap 
Texas A&M 41, No. 1 Alabama 38 -- Takeaways, recap
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Michigan survives a scare

Final: No. 9 Michigan 32, Nebraska 29

The Wolverines had their hands full with a very game Cornhuskers team, who carried a 29-26 lead deep into the fourth quarter. Jake Moody hit a 31-yard field goal to tie it up at 29 with three minutes left. Cornhuskers quarterback Adrian Martinez fumbled on third-and-1 and Brad Hawkins returned it to the Nebraska 18 with 1:45 to go to set Moody up for the game-winner. He nailed it from 39 yards out with just over a minute to play, and the Wolverines held on to escape Lincoln. The win pushes their record to 6-0 on the year, and should stay entrenched in the top-10 when the polls come out on Sunday.

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Notre Dame survives

Final: No. 14 Notre Dame 32, Virginia Tech 29

Jonathan Doerer connected on a 48-yard field goal with 17 seconds to play to give the Fighting Irish the win over Virginia Tech in one of the wildest games of the season. Notre Dame starter Jack Coach was pulled in the first quarter and Tyler Buchner came in to provide a spark to a stagnant offense. Buchner injured his foot in the second half, and Coan came back to throw a touchdown pass to Avery Davis with 2:26 to play to tie it at 29. The defense forced a three-and-out to set up the seven-play, 45-yard game-winning drive. It was another night in which Notre Dame struggled to move the ball consistently, but did enough to find a way to win. It has the loss to Cincinnati on its resume, but has faint playoff hopes after winning the thriller.

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Kentucky dominates LSU

Final: No. 16 Kentucky 42, LSU 21

Kentucky stayed unblemished on Saturday night in Lexington when it dominated a reeling LSU team that seemed to come out flat from the get-go. Wildcats quarterback Will Levis threw touchdown passes to Chris Rodriguez Jr. and Wan'Dale Robinson to take a 14-0 lead into the locker room at halftime, and Levis extended the lead with a one-yard touchdown run early in the third quarter. LSU got on the board with a Tyrion Davis-Price touchdown, but Kentucky answered back with two more scores to turn this game sideways after three frames. Kentucky sits at 6-0 for the first time since 1950, and will head into next week's showdown with No. 2 Georgia in what could serve as the de facto SEC East championship game. LSU, on the other hand, might have to make a decision on the status of coach Ed Orgeron sometime in the near future.

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Nebraska storming back

End 3Q: Nebraska 22, Michigan 19

It's hard to have a better third quarter than what the Cornhuskers just put together. Michigan threw an interception and Adrian Martinez threw his third touchdown pass of the quarter – a 13-yarder to Levi Falck – to give Nebraska its first lead of the game. The crowd is rocking in Lincoln. 

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Michigan leads at halftime

HALF: Michigan 13, Nebraska 0

Michigan has held Nebraska to just 133 yards and zero points at the half of their Week 6 matchup. Wolverines quarterback Cade McNamara has completed 13 of 23 passes for 148 yards including receptions by six different receivers. The Wolverines scored 10 points in the final 200 seconds of the first half to pull away after a slow start to the game. 

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Notre Dame goes in with a lead

Half: No. 14 Notre Dame 14, Virginia Tech 13

The Fighting Irish got a touchdown from quarterback Tyler Buchner to Kyren Williams with 32 seconds left to earn a 14-10 lead, but John Parker hit a 52-yard field goal as time expired to make it a one-point game heading into the locker room. Buchner is in for starting quarterback Jack Coan, who couldn't get the offense moving early in the game. Coan started over Drew Pyne after Coan fought through injuries. Coach Brian Kelly went to Buchner instead of Pyne, and it appears to be paying off.

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Drake London hurdles for the lead

2Q: USC 10, Utah 7

USC receiver Drake London continued his Biletnikoff-caliber season with a wild hurdle for a touchdown to take a 10-7 lead over Utah in the second quarter. With more than 35 minutes remaining, London already has 9 catches for 90 yards and a touchdown against the Utes, adding to what has already been a sensational season for the Trojans star. 

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Kentucky sitting on LSU

HALF: Kentucky 14, LSU 0

The Wildcats have jumped all over the Tigers in the first half, outgaining LSU 202-129 and holding them to just 3.8 yards per play. Kentucky quarterback Will Levis has 84 yards and two touchdowns at the half while both Chris Rodriguez and Kovsiey Smoke have over 50 yards rushing. LSU has punted three times, turned it over on downs once and fumbled once. 

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Notre Dame pulls closer

2Q: Virginia Tech 10, Notre Dame 7

The Fighting Irish got off to a poor start against Virginia Tech but things flipped when backup Ty Buchner entered against the Hokies. Buchner threw a 46-yard pass to Kevin Austin and ran for a 3-yard touchdown to cut the lead to three points. Notre Dame had just 27 yards before the 75-yard touchdown drive. 

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Kentucky taking care of business early

Start Q2: No. 16 Kentucky 14, LSU 0

Kentucky is taking on a wounded LSU team in Lexington 14-0 after the first quarter. Quarterback Will Levis is 5 of 6 for 77 yards and two touchdowns. The defense forced a turnover on downs on fourth-and-1 at the Kentucky 31-yard line, and the Wildcats quickly moved down to the LSU 16-yard line before the end of first quarter. Levis hit Wan'Dale Robinson on the first play of the second quarter to push the lead to 14-0. It'll be interesting to see how LSU handles this situation if the Tigers are blown out of the building.

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Iowa edges Penn State

The Hawkeyes overcame a 17-3 deficit early in the second quarter to beat No. 3 Penn State for one of the biggest wins in college football this season. Quarterback Stephen Petras completed a 44-yard pass to Nico Ragaini in the fourth quarter to take a lead Iowa would not relinquish. The win cements Iowa long-term as the No. 3 team in the rankings. 

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Wake Forest wins it!

Sam Hartman finds A.T. Perry for the game-winner. Sick catch by Perry on a ball that was slightly underthrown. He adjusts, stopped his momentum and fell in time to catch the ball. The Demon Deacons improve to 6-0 entering their bye week. Army, Duke, UNC, NC State, Clemson and BC are on the slate for this team in the second half of the season. Not saying this team is going undefeated, but there's no one (including Clemson) that this team can't hang with.

October 9, 2021, 11:17 PM
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Down goes BYU, OT at Syracuse

An interception by Boise State -- the fourth BYU turnover of the game -- seals it. The Broncos go to BYU and take down the nation's No. 10 team. Impressive showing from the Broncos' defense and a disappointing result for BYU on the day it got quarterback Jaren Hall back from injury. Meanwhile at Syracuse, we've got overtime between the Orange and No. 19 Wake Forest. 'Cuse scored in the final minute and wanted to go for two and the win before a delay of game penalty forced it to kick the PAT.

October 9, 2021, 11:06 PM
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Crucial FG for Boise State

BYU makes a stand and prevents the TD, but Boise State still makes it a two-possession game by converting a 21-yard field goal with 3:27 remaining. Now 26-17 Broncos. BYU will need some late heroics to stay unbeaten and No. 10. Would be a huge win for first-year Boise State coach Andy Avalos after a rough 2-3 start that included some close losses.

October 9, 2021, 10:58 PM
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Wake Forest takes the lead, SMU survives

The Demon Deacons go 73 yards on 11 plays, led by QB Sam Hartman, and get the go-ahead TD + two-point conversion to lead 34-27 with 3:28 to go. Should be a fun finish at the Carrier Dome as Garrett Shrader and Co. get it back with plenty of time. Meanwhile, in Annapolis, the Mustangs will improve to No. 24 by fending off an upset bid from Navy. Final is 31-24.

October 9, 2021, 10:42 PM
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Undefeated teams in 4Q trouble

No. 10 BYU, No. 24 SMU and No. 19 Wake Forest are each in tight games in the fourth quarter. The Cougars trail Boise State 23-10 as the fourth quarter gets underway, Wake Forest is down 27-26 at Syracuse and SMU just took a 31-24 lead on Navy. Three turnovers have been a killer for BYU today. The run game has been Wake's problem (both generating it and stopping it). SMU is in good position, but the Mustangs will need a stop to avoid OT.

October 9, 2021, 10:23 PM
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As expected in Iowa-Penn State

Half: No. 4 Penn State 17, No. 3 Iowa 10

Defense is running the day so far in this battle of top-5 Big Ten foes. Penn State leads 17-10 but has turned it over three times. Iowa hasn't been able to capitalize, though, and is averaging just 2.7 yards per rush attempt. Spencer Petras is only 9-of-20 through the air. The second half storyline to monitor is the health Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford. He went to the locker room in the second quarter. Backup Ta'Quan Roberson fumbled his first snap (he fell on it), and then the Nittany Lions suffered three consecutive false starts before punting. He's attempted three passes and one of them was intercepted.

October 9, 2021, 9:52 PM
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Georgia's defense standing strong

Half: No. 2 Georgia 17, No. 18 Auburn 3

Auburn started out with a field goal on a 17-play, 68-yard drive. From there, the Tigers went INT, punt, punt, punt, punt, turnover on downs. Huge stand by the Georgia defense on fourth down with Auburn threatening to score. As for Georgia, it's Stetson Bennett playing QB and doing it pretty well thus far. Nothing going in the run game for UGA, but Bennett is 9-of-13 for 144 yards and a TD.

October 9, 2021, 9:38 PM
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Unbeaten SMU in a fight, too

Wake Forest isn't the only unbeaten team on the ropes in the afternoon window. No. 24 SMU (5-0) is tied 21-21 with Navy at halftime. The Midshipmen knocked off UCF last week after a terrible start. Their defense has been huge so far in this one with 14 points off turnovers. SMU is doing a decent job of containing the option, and the Mustangs can be OK here if they take care of the football in the second half.

October 9, 2021, 9:32 PM
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Unbeaten Wake in trouble

No. 19 Wake Forest trails 21-17 at Syracuse as they begin the third quarter. Orange are averaging 6.4 yards per rush and are giving the Demon Deacons fits with Garrett Shrader breaking loose from the QB position. If you watched him play at Mississippi State, you know why Shrader transferred. It's not that he was a bad QB, it's that he isn't an elite, which is an important skill in Mike Leach's air-raid. He's putting his unique skillset on display today. And he can sling it a little bit as you'll see below.

October 9, 2021, 9:25 PM
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Boise up 10 on BYU thanks to turnovers

No. 10 BYU trails the Broncos 20-10 after one half. The story is turnovers, with the Cougars giving the ball away twice, leading to some points on the board for Boise State. The Broncos scored 17 second-quarter points to take the lead while operating on mostly short fields. The Cougars aren't out of this, but that's about as sloppy a first half as it could have played. 

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Jaren Hall back for BYU

Starting quarterback Jaren Hall is back in the lineup for No. 10 BYU today against Boise State after missing some time due to injury. The Cougars lead 10-3 in the second quarter. Weird to see Boise State with a 2-3 record, but the Broncos are no pushover. Rainy conditions at BYU could mean this one turns into a sloppy defensive battle.

October 9, 2021, 8:41 PM
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Wake Forest in a hole

Syracuse just took a 21-10 lead on unbeaten and No. 19 Wake Forest by completing a 10-play drive with a 5-yard scoring run by QB Garrett Shrader. The Orange are moving the football with relative ease so far. Gut check time for the Demon Deacons on the road as they try and solidify their status as ACC title contenders. You ain't gonna walk all over this Syracuse team like it's Florida State or something.

October 9, 2021, 8:39 PM
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Oklahoma does it

No. 6 Oklahoma 55, No. 21 Texas 48

Oklahoma just pulled off the largest comeback in Red River Showdown (or whatever they call it now) history. The Sooners stay in the Big 12 driver's seat and keep their CFP candidacy real by roaring back from a 28-7 deficit to defeat their arch rival. This one will go down in history for many things, but one that stands out is the play of Caleb Williams. The true freshman QB entered in place of the ineffective Spencer Rattler and sparked this rally. Finishes 15-of-24 for 211 yards, two TDs + another long TD run. What a game. More on this one HERE. 

October 9, 2021, 8:09 PM
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INSANE FINISH

Well Ole Miss does it. The No. 17 Rebels knock off No. 13 Arkansas 52-51 in an absolute thriller. Arkansas scored with no time left on the clock and decided to go for two. Why play for overtime while on the road, right? Well, Jefferson couldn't find a man in the end zone and the Rebels escape with a victory. Arkansas finished with 676 yards and Ole Miss with 611. 

October 9, 2021, 7:49 PM
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Ohio State finding its form at the right time 

FINAL: No. 7 Ohio State 66, Maryland 17

Ohio State's first nine offensive possessions ended in eight touchdowns and one quarterback kneel to end the first half. The Buckeyes finished the game with 598 yards of offense at 8.4 yards per play, with CJ Stroud totaling 406 passing yards and five touchdowns, two each to Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson, while Treyveon Henderson finished the game with three touchdowns (two rushing, one receiving). Now Ohio State heads into the bye week with a ton of momentum, coming off two of the offenses best performances of the season last week at Rutgers and this week against Maryland. 

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Ole Miss takes the lead in the final minute

It's been a wild second half between No. 17 Ole Miss and No. 13 Arkansas. The Rebels just took a 52-45 lead with 1:07 remaining on a 68-yard connection between Matt Corral and Braylen Sanders. Both teams are over 600 yards as the Razorbacks take the field for a final chance to tie.

October 9, 2021, 7:34 PM
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Oklahoma has life

The Sooners are in the mix, down eight, against Texas as Caleb Williams has breathed some life into their offense. What a spot for a true freshman QB to be placed in. Still plenty of time left in the fourth quarter, but the Texas offense hasn't done much here in the second half and it feels like OU has the momentum. Follow live coverage HERE.

October 9, 2021, 7:26 PM
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Massive stop for Ole Miss

Ole Miss just forced Arkansas to punt for the first time since the first quarter. The Razorbacks had driven into Ole Miss territory, but the Rebels stiffened from there. Ole Miss leads 45-38 with 5:39 to go. Bleed a little clock and score a TD here and you've got a W. Impressive display on the ground today for Ole Miss with both Parrish and Conner over 100 yards on the ground.

October 9, 2021, 7:18 PM
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Sparty locks it down

This crushing turnover for Rutgers is going to put it on ice for Michigan State. The No. 11 Spartans will improve to 6-0 and position themselves to rise into the top-10 tomorrow. What an incredible start to the season for second-year coach Mel Tucker. Jalen Nailor had the game of his life at receiver, and Kenneth Walker III goes over 200 yards rushing. He'll very much be in the Heisman Trophy conversation at this point.

October 9, 2021, 7:13 PM
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