COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- No James Franklin, no problem for Missouri.
Maty Mauk threw for 295 yards in his first career start and Andrew Baggett converted five field goals to help the No. 14 Tigers defeat No. 22 Florida 36-17 on Saturday and open a two-game lead in the Southeastern Conference East Division.
With Franklin watching on the sideline in street clothes, Mauk put any doubts to rest about whether he was ready on the first play of the game with a 41-yard pass to L'Damian Washington and then a 20-yard toss to Bud Sasser for a 7-0 lead just 22 seconds in.
Coach Gary Pinkel said Saturday was the toughest situation he's ever had to put in a quarterback, especially against a defense only allowing 235.3 yards per game. But the opening drive helped ease the stress on Mauk, who said he was determined to throw the ball downfield on the opening play.
"He looked like a seasoned veteran out there," Pinkel said.
Missouri (7-0, 3-0) outgained the Gators 500-151 and became the first conference opponent in 14 games to score at least 21 points against them. The Tigers bullied Florida (4-3, 3-2) at the line of scrimmage, sacking quarterback Tyler Murphy six times and flushing him out of the pocket throughout the game.
The Tigers knocked off their second consecutive ranked opponent for the first time since 1972 and will face No. 11 South Carolina next week at home. The Gamecocks lost at Tennessee 23-21 on Saturday.
"This team is resilient, coming back from where we were last year," Washington said. "I told Coach Pinkel, 'We've got to stop talking bowl games around here. Let's talk BCS, let's talk national championships.'"
Florida is off before facing Georgia on Nov. 2 in Jacksonville.
Mauk entered the game having only thrown six passes this season, but three of those came in the final quarter of a 41-26 win at Georgia last week after Franklin suffered a shoulder injury that will keep him out at least two more games. Mauk completed 18 of 36 passes Saturday, including three for 37 yards or more down the sideline.
The 6-foot, 200-pound redshirt freshman capped the scoring with 6:30 remaining on a 17-yard scramble, prompting the 67,124 in attendance to perform the "Gator Chomp."
"Backup quarterback?," center Evan Boehm asked. "Maty would be starting anywhere else."
Mauk also made a few ill-advised throws, as Brian Poole intercepted a pass with 3:34 left in the first half and almost had another in the same quarter but dropped it.
NO. 1 ALABAMA 52, ARKANSAS 0
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- AJ McCarron threw three touchdown passes and Kenyan Drake rushed for 104 yards and two scores to lead No. 1 Alabama to a victory over Arkansas.
The Crimson Tide (7-0, 4-0 Southeastern Conference) rolled to a 28-0 halftime lead and easily avoided catching the upset bug that struck other SEC powers. Alabama has won by the same margin over Arkansas two years running.
NO.24 AUBURN 45, NO.7 TEXAS A&M 41
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Nick Marshall accounted for four scores and No. 24 Auburn battered Johnny Manziel in a win over No. 7 Texas A&M.
Tre Mason's 5-yard score with less than two minutes to play was first ruled down at the 1, but it was reviewed and ruled a touchdown.
A&M (5-2, 2-2 SEC) had a last chance, but Manziel was sacked by Dee Ford on fourth down to secure the win.
Manziel threw for 454 yards and four touchdowns and ran for a fifth score, but also had two interceptions and missed a series in the fourth quarter with an apparent injury to his right arm or shoulder before returning.
Marshall threw for 236 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 100 yards and two more scores for Auburn (6-1, 3-1), which lost 63-21 to the Aggies last season.
NO. 13 STANFORD 24, NO. 9 UCLA 10
STANFORD, Calif. -- Tyler Gaffney ran for 171 yards and two touchdowns, and No. 13 Stanford smothered Brett Hundley and ninth-ranked UCLA 24-10 on Saturday.
Kevin Hogan threw for 227 yards and a spectacular touchdown to Kodi Whitfield as the Cardinal (6-1, 4-1) regrouped again after losing at Utah last week. Stanford has not lost consecutive games since October 2009.
Hundley completed 24 of 39 passes for 192 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions to Jordan Richards -- the second with a little more than 2 minutes remaining to seal Stanford's victory. UCLA (5-1, 2-1) has not started 6-0 since 2005.
TENN. 23, NO. 11 S. CAROLINA 21
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Michael Palardy made a 19-yard field goal as time expired to give Tennessee a victory over No. 11 South Carolina that ended the Volunteers' 19-game losing streak against ranked opponents.
Tennessee (4-3, 1-2 SEC) hadn't beaten a ranked foe since a 31-13 victory over No. 21 South Carolina on Oct. 31, 2009. The Vols also had lost 16 of their last 18 SEC games.
South Carolina (5-2, 3-2) had a four-game winning streak snapped.
NO. 12 BAYLOR 71, IOWA STATE 7
WACO, Texas -- Bryce Petty threw for 343 yards and two touchdowns, Antwan Goodley had 182 yards receiving and two scores, and No. 12 Baylor tied a school record with its 10th straight win, beating Iowa State.
Baylor (6-0, 3-0 Big 12) matched its 10-game winning streak from 1936-37.
VANDERBILT 31, NO. 15 GEORGIA 27
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Jerron Seymour ran for a 13-yard touchdown with 2:53 left, and Vanderbilt rallied from a 13-point deficit by scoring 17 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to upset No. 15 Georgia.
The Commodores (4-3, 1-3) got their first Southeastern Conference win this season and their first victory over Georgia in Nashville since 1991. They also snapped a six-game skid to the Bulldogs.
Georgia (4-3, 3-2) lost its second straight after failing to hold a 27-14 lead. Brendan Douglas fumbled after a catch with 1:59 left, and Aaron Murray was intercepted on the final play.
NO. 16 TEXAS TECH 37, W. VA. 27
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Davis Webb threw two touchdown passes and No. 16 Texas Tech scored 21 unanswered points in the second half to beat West Virginia.
The Red Raiders (7-0, 4-0 Big 12) moved into sole possession of first place in the conference.
NO. 18 OKLAHOMA 34, KANSAS 19
LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Blake Bell threw for 131 yards and two touchdowns, and No. 18 Oklahoma finally awoke from its Red River rout hangover to beat lowly Kansas.
Behind Bell's steady play, a stingy pass defense and a 49-yard touchdown toss from wide receiver Lacoltan Bester to Sterling Shepard on an end-around play, the Sooners (6-1, 3-1 Big 12) scored 25 straight points on their way to winning their ninth straight over the Jayhawks.
James Sims ran for 129 yards and two touchdowns for Kansas (2-4, 0-3).
ARIZONA ST. 53, NO. 20 WASH. 24
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Taylor Kelly accounted for 352 yards and four touchdowns, Marion Grice scored three times and Arizona State's defense bottled up Washington's Bishop Sankey in a 53-24 win over the 20th-ranked Huskies on Saturday.
Arizona State (5-2, 3-1 Pac-12) has struggled against the run the past two seasons and Sankey entered the game as the nation's leading rusher at nearly 150 yards per game.
NO. 21 OKLAHOMA ST. 24, TCU 10
STILLWATER, Okla. -- Clint Chelf completed 10 of 25 passes for 178 yards and an interception and No. 21 Oklahoma State used a quarterback change to earn a win over TCU.
Josh Stewart added 10 catches for 141 yards and had a 95-yard punt return for a touchdown, giving the Cowboys (5-1, 2-1 Big 12 Conference) enough offense to celebrate a homecoming victory.
NO. 23 N. ILL. 31, C. MICHIGAN 17
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- Jordan Lynch rushed for 316 yards, an FBS record for a quarterback, and No. 23 Northern Illinois stayed unbeaten Saturday with a 31-17 victory at Central Michigan.
Lynch had three rushing touchdowns and was 20 for 30 through the air for 155 yards and another score to help the Huskies (7-0, 3-0 Mid-American) extend the nation's best conference winning streak to 20 games.
He broke the rushing record held by former Northern Illinois quarterback Stacey Robinson, who had 308 against Fresno State on Oct. 6, 1990.
Cooper Rush completed 16 of his 22 attempts for 271 yards and two touchdowns for the Chippewas (3-5, 2-2), who had a two-game winning streak end.
C. FLORIDA 38, NO. 8 LOUISVILLE 35
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Blake Bortles threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Jeff Godfrey with 23 seconds left and Central Florida stunned No. 8 Louisville by rallying for a victory on Friday night, ending the Cardinals' perfect start.
Down 28-7 midway through the third quarter, the Knights (5-1, 2-0 American Athletic Conference) scored three touchdowns in a 7:22 span to tie the game. Storm Johnson had a 1-yard TD run and a 20-yard reception for another score, and William Stanback ran 12 yards for the tying score. Shawn Moffitt's 34-yard field goal gave them the lead with 7:36 remaining.
Louisville (6-1, 2-1) reclaimed the lead on Dominique Brown's 15-yard run with three minutes to go, but the Knights drove 75 yards in 11 plays to take the lead for good on Bortles' TD and then held off the Cardinals' comeback attempt.
MICHIGAN ST. 14, PURDUE 0
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Denicos Allen returned a fumble 45 yards for a touchdown, and Michigan State's offense finally added an insurance score in the fourth quarter of a win over Purdue.
The Spartans didn't make it past the Purdue 32-yard line until the fourth, when receiver Tony Lippett threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Andrew Gleichert on a trick play.
Michigan State (6-1, 3-0 Big Ten Conference) remains atop the Legends Division but clearly has work to do with the toughest part of its schedule still to come. Purdue (1-6, 0-3) kept it close after being routed by Wisconsin and Nebraska in its first two conference games, but Paul Griggs missed two field goals.
MINNESOTA 20, NORTHWESTERN 17
EVANSTON, Ill. -- Ailing head coach Jerry Kill watched from a private box as Minnesota turned two second half turnovers into scores en route to a Big Ten victory over Northwestern.
The Gophers (5-2, 1-2) snapped a two-game losing streak as James Manuel broke a 7-7 tie with a 24-yard third quarter interception return and Chris Hawthorne turned another Wildcat turnover into a 34-yard field goal in the fourth.
Northwestern (4-3, 0-3) dropped its third straight.
TOLEDO 45, NAVY 44, 2OT
TOLEDO -- Terrance Owens tossed a 20-yard touchdown -- his first of the day -- to Bernard Reedy and Jeremiah Detmer kicked the extra point to give Toledo a thrilling victory over Navy in two overtimes.
The winning play came after Navy's Geoffery Whiteside scored on a 9-yard touchdown to give Navy a 44-38 lead. But Nick Sloan missed the extra point.
Sloan had just sent the game into overtime with a 40-yard field goal on the final play in regulation.
Navy (3-3) scored in both overtimes but gave the Rockets (4-3) an opening after the failed kick.
OHIO 56, E. MICHIGAN 28
YPSILANITI, Mich. -- Eastern Michigan's Tyler Allen returned the opening kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown against Ohio at Rynearson Stadium. In doing so, he became the first Eagles player to record a return touchdown since Demarius Reed returned a punt for a score in 2011.
Reed was found dead from multiple gunshot wounds early Friday morning in the hallway of an off-campus apartment building in what police said was an apparent robbery.
Eastern Michigan (1-6, 0-3 Mid-American Conference) gave the heavily-favored Bobcats (5-2, 2-1) fits behind Bronson Hill, who ran for 257 yards and a touchdown.
AKRON 24, MIAMI (OHIO) 17
OXFORD -- Jawon Chisholm ran for three touchdowns as Akron held on for a victory over Miami (Ohio) .
Akron (2-6, 1-3 Mid-American) led 24-7 midway through the fourth quarter but Miami (0-7, 0-3) made it a one-possession game after a 44-yard touchdown pass from Austin Boucher to Dawan Scott and a 52-yard field goal from Kaleb Patterson. Miami then attempted an onside kick but the Zips recovered and ran out the clock.
BALL STATE 38, W. MICHIGAN 17
KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Keith Wenning passed for 324 yards and three touchdowns to lead Ball State to a win over Western Michigan in a Mid-American Conference matchup.
The Cardinals (7-1, 4-0) piled up 483 yards of total offense while holding winless Western Michigan to just 3 points for most of the game. Wenning marked his eighth straight game with more than 300 yards passing, directing an aerial attack that included a 42-yard TD strike to Jamill Smith, a 27-yard touchdown throw to Willie Snead and 2-yard end zone toss to Zane Fakes. Jahwan Edwards led the Cardinals ground game with 92 yards rushing, including 25-yard touchdown.
S. ALABAMA 38, KENT STATE 21
MOBILE, Ala. -- Kendall Houston rushed for two touchdowns to stretch a South Alabama lead and secure a victory against Kent State.
Houston ran for a 3-yard touchdown in the third and a 14-yard touchdown in the fourth to set up a 38-14 advantage for South Alabama (3-3, 1-1 Sun Belt). Quarterback Ross Metheny and Jay Jones scored the Jaguars' two remaining rushing touchdowns.
David Fisher threw two touchdown passes in the fourth for the Golden Flashes (2-6, 1-3 MAC). His final touchdown pass occurred with just a minute left to play.
BUFFALO 32, UMASS 3
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Branden Oliver ran for 216 yards and a touchdown as Buffalo routed UMass for its fifth straight win.
Oliver broke the school's record for career rushing yards, surpassing the previous mark set by James Starks. Oliver now has 3,203 career yards.
Buffalo (5-2, 3-0 Mid-American) scored twice on defense, the first coming on a 35-yard interception return for a touchdown by Khalil Mack in the second quarter. Buffalo also scored on a safety late in the third to extend its lead to 18-3. Buffalo then added two touchdowns in the fourth, scoring on a 7-yard pass from Joe Licata to Fred Lee and a 5-yard run by Oliver.
A.J. Doyle went just 14-for-28 for 162 yards passing and an interception for UMass (1-6, 1-2).