Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

College Football Top 25: Golson Leads Notre Dame to Win

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

College Football Top 25: Golson Leads Notre Dame to Win

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Golson accounts for five TDS to lead Notre Dame victory

Everett Golson threw touchdown passes of 75 and 53 yards and ran for three more scores in his return after missing the 2013 season for academic impropriety, leading No. 17 Notre Dame to a 48-17 victory over Rice on Saturday.

Golson was 14-of-22 passing for 295 yards and ran for 41 yards on 12 carries. He also had two near-misses on long pass attempts. He scored on an 11-yard run on a planned keeper, a 14-yard scramble and a 4-yard run on a blown handoff.

The Irish (1-0) were without five players who are scheduled to appear before the school's honor code committee after being investigated for possible cheating. It was the sixth straight season- opening loss for the Owls (0-1).

One of the players out because of the investigation was DaVaris Daniels, the only returning Irish receiver with more than 15 catches last season. That didn't slow Golson, though. He connected with seven different receivers and the Irish amassed 576 yards total offense.

No. 4 Oklahoma 48, Louisiana Tech 16 * Trevor Knight passed for 252 yards and a touchdown and Keith Ford had 117 yards from scrimmage and scored two touchdowns to lead the Sooners at home.

Ford ran for 51 yards and caught four passes for 66 yards for the Sooners, who rolled to a 31-0 lead in the second quarter of the season opener for both teams. Samaje Perine ran for 78 yards and a touchdown and Alex Ross ran for two scores for the Sooners.

No. 5 Ohio State 34, Navy 17 * Redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett threw for 226 yards and two touchdowns in his college debut, and the Buckeyes beat Navy for their 25th consecutive regular-season victory.

Elevated into a starting role after senior Braxton Miller injured his right shoulder on Aug. 18, Barrett went 12 for 15 including an 80-yard TD pass to Devin Smith that put the Buckeyes up 20-14 with 4:10 left in the third quarter.

No. 7 UCLA 28, Virginia 20 * UCLA scored three defensive touchdowns before Brett Hundley led them on a critical second-half scoring drive and the Bruins escaped on the road.

Hundley, widely regarded as one of the nation's top quarterbacks, was harassed all day by Virginia's pressure defense, and made the biggest play of the day for UCLA with his feet. …

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