Friday's Top 25 College Football Capsules
Saturday, September 3, 2011
WACO, Texas (AP) — Aaron Jones kicked a 37-yard field goal with 1:04 left and Baylor averted a monumental collapse to pull out a 50-48 season-opening victory over 14th-ranked TCU on Friday night.
TCU, which had won an FBS-best 25 consecutive regular-season games, overcome a 47-23 deficit in the fourth quarter when new starting quarterback Casey Pachall threw three touchdowns before a fumble by Bears quarterback Robert Griffin set up a go-ahead 27-yard field goal by Ross Evans, who earlier missed twice from behind 40 yards.
But Baylor, which hadn't beaten a ranked team since 2004, then went 60 yards in 11 plays — including Griffin's 15-yard catch from Kendall Wright on a third-and-10 — to set up Jones.
The Frogs had one more chance, but Pachall's last pass was intercepted by Mike Hicks and he ran the clock down to 2 seconds.
No. 17 Michigan St. 28, Youngstown St. 6
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — B.J. Cunningham caught nine passes for 130 yards and a touchdown, moving into a tie for first on Michigan State's career receptions list in the Spartans' victory over Youngstown State.
Kirk Cousins threw for 222 yards for Michigan State, which tied for the Big Ten title last season but wasn't especially dominant against the Penguins of the Football Championship Subdivision. The Spartans led 14-6 in the third quarter when Cousins threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to Cunningham.
Le'Veon Bell added his second 3-yard touchdown run of the game to make it 28-6 in the fourth.
Cunningham has 148 receptions, equaling Matt Trannon's mark.
Cousins completed 18 of 22 passes, and Edwin Baker ran for 91 yards for Michigan State.
Youngstown State's Kurt Hess threw for 126 yards with a touchdown and an interception.