College football scores, top 25 schedule, NCAA games: No. 2 Clemson, No. 8 Wisconsin dominate

Week 7 in college football included top 25 matchups, key division rivalries and out-of-conference showdowns that defined the College Football Playoff landscape. One of the most surprising storylines of the afternoon was South Carolina pulling off a double overtime upset over Georgia in Athens. The Red River Showdown also took place earlier in the day, with Jalen Hurts leading No. 6 Oklahoma to a narrow victory over rival No. 11 Texas. 

The night was capped off with No. 5 LSU out-dueling No. 7 Florida in a high-flying offensive showcase at night in Death Valley, and No. 9 Notre Dame hanging on late against rival USC. Wake Forest also fell from the ranks of the unbeaten after nearly pulling off one of the most miraculous fourth quarter comebacks of the season.

CBS Sports was with you every step of the way Saturday for all the latest highlights, scores and storylines. 

Week 7 college football top 25 schedule, scores

All times Eastern

No. 16 Michigan 42, Illinois 25 -- Box Score
No. 6 Oklahoma 34, No. 11 Texas 27 -- Box Score
Temple 30, No. 23 Memphis 28 -- Box Score
No. 3 Georgia 20, South Carolina 17 -- Recap
No. 8 Wisconsin 38, Michigan State 0 -- Box score
No. 18 Arizona State 38, Washington State 34 -- Box score
No. 25 Cincinnati 38, Houston 23 -- Box score
No. 1 Alabama 47, No. 24 Texas A&M  28 -- Recap
No. 22 Baylor 33, Texas Tech 30 (2OT) -- Box score
No. 2 Clemson 45, Florida State 14 -- Box score
No. 10 Penn State 17, No. 17 Iowa 12 -- Recap
No. 9 Notre Dame 29, USC 27 -- Recap
Louisville 62, No. 19 Wake Forest 59 -- Box score
No. 15 Utah 52, Oregon State 7 -- Box score
No. 5 LSU 42, No. 7 Florida 28 -- Recap

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Wake Forest suffers first loss in wild fashion

The No. 19 Demon Deacons fell 62-59 to Louisville on Saturday night in one of the wildest games of the day. The Cardinals opened up a 52-31 lead with just over nine minutes to go in the fourth quarter before the Demon Deacons scored touchdowns on three straight possessions to get within a field goal. But on 4th-and-1 with 2:15 to play, Cardinals quarterback Evan Conley kept it on a zone read and scampered 41 yards for the touchdown. The Demon Deacons followed it up with a touchdown to make it 62-59 but was unable to recover the ensuing onside kick to keep the game going.

Arizona State wins a thriller

Don't look now, everyone, but Herm Edwards and the Arizona State Sun Devils are now 5-1 on the season and a legitimate threat in the Pac-12 Conference. The latest victory, however, was one of the more memorable of the season. Down 34-31 with with 41 seconds on the clock, quarterback Jayden Daniels ran the game-winning touchdown in from 17 yards out to seal the deal for the Sun Devils. This capped off an amazing performance for Daniels on Saturday in the win that also saw him toss for 363 yards and three touchdowns. 

Wisconsin's defense shines again

The No. 8 Badgers have seemingly been making statement after statement this year as they once again stake their claim as kings of the Big Ten West, and that continued on Saturday with a 38-0 thrashing of Michigan State at Camp Randall Stadium. Wisconsin moved to 6-0 on the season as the Badgers defense pitched its fourth shutout of the season throughout those six games -- a program record. As far as the offensive side of the ball, star running back Jonathan Taylor churned out 80 yards on 26 carries with two touchdowns. 

Clemson throttles Florida State

So, about those conversations regarding the defending national champion Tigers having taken a step back this year. If they have, it wasn't evident on Saturday as Clemson bounced back from the scare against North Carolina two weeks ago by dismantling ACC Atlantic Division rival Florida State at home 45-14. Trevor Lawrence was 17-of-25 passing with 170 yards and three touchdowns while running back Travis Etienne rushed for 127 yards on 17 carries. That's now 21 consecutive victories as Clemson extends the longest win streak in the nation. 

South Carolina upsets Georgia in 2OT

This isn't exactly the upset that many saw coming on Saturday, but South Carolina was able to defeat No. 3 Georgia on the road. Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm threw for 295 yards, but also tossed three touchdowns, including a pick six just before halftime to give the Gamecock a 17-10 advantage at the break. South Carolina kicker Parker White, who missed a field goal in the first overtime period, connected on a 24-yard field goal to give South Carolina a 20-17 lead. Georgia's dependable kicker Rodrigo Blankenship missed a 42-yard field goal that would've extended the game. 

Michigan outlasts Illinois

Michigan didn't find much resistance in Champaign, Illinois, but the Fighting Illini didn't throw in the towel. The Illini scored 25 unanswered points to cut the deficit to 28-25 in the fourth quarter before Michigan was able to pull away. The Wolverines racked up 489 yards of total offense, and quarterback Shea Patterson tossed three touchdown passes on the afternoon.

Temple edges No. 23 Memphis

Which one of these teams was ranked? The Owls have looked like the much better team in the first half and took a 23-14 lead into the locker room at halftime. Temple was able to outlast Memphis in the second half behind a pair of touchdown passes from Owls quarterback Anthony Russo. Wideout Branden Mack also hauled in nine passes for 125 yards and a touchdown. The Temple defense was able to force Memphis into two turnovers on downs late in the final quarter to squeak out the win.

CBS Sports Writer

Ben Kercheval joined CBS Sports in 2016 and has been covering college football since 2010. Before CBS, Ben worked at Bleacher Report, UPROXX Sports and NBC Sports. As a long-suffering North Texas graduate,... Full Bio

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