College Football Week 9 Top Games: MSU-Michigan; Tennessee defeated UK

9th week college football the season is off to an exciting start and there are many more to come.

Unbeaten No. 2 Ohio State started the day with an impressive win over No. 13 Penn State, while Oklahoma earned a hard-fought victory over Iowa State.

Later, No. 22 Kansas State cruised to an impressive victory over No. 9 Oklahoma State, while No. 8 Oregon rolled over Cal 42-24 in a Pac-12 tilt.

To cap off the night, No. 3 Tennessee dominated SEC foe No. 19 Kentucky. In-state rivals Michigan State and No. 4 Michigan are still fighting in Ann Arbor.

Here are the top plays from Saturday’s Week 9.

Michigan State at No. 4 Michigan

Big man catch

Keon Coleman went up and hauled in a 26-yard touchdown pass to give the Spartans a 7-3 lead at the end of the first quarter.

The TD machine moves on

Blake Corum added to his season total of touchdowns with a second quarter score that put the Wolverines up 10-7 early in the second quarter. They would take a 13-7 lead into halftime.

The route is on

After kicking four unanswered field goals, Michigan got back into the end zone with, what else, a Corum TD run.

No. 3 Tennessee 44, No. 19 Kentucky 6

That was fast

Jalin Hyatt found the end zone less than 90 seconds into the game when Hendon Hooker found him wide open for a 55-yard touchdown pass.

Walking, standing landing

Chris Rodriguez Jr. got the Wildcats on the board, but they couldn’t tie the game as a point-after attempt was blocked.

Tap to choose

Juwan Mitchell got a touchdown with the help of a huge hit from a teammate to break the ball loose on a promising drive for Kentucky in the second quarter.

Hyatt all day

The Vols’ star receiver added his second TD of the day late in the first half to extend Tennessee’s lead to 27-6 just before halftime.

Run it

After the INT, Hooker rushed for an 8-yard TD to effectively ice it and bolster his Heisman bid.

No. 22 Kansas State 48, No. 9 Oklahoma State 0

Straight to the money

K-State took an early lead on its first possession after going 77 yards in nine plays. Will Howard uncorked Kade Warner’s rocket down the left sideline for the Wildcats’ initial TD.

Two up!

Deuce Vaughn told the OK State defense for two on the Wildcats’ next possession and broke free for a 62-yard run to put K-State up 14.

Screen into the end zone

Warner took a screen pass 41 yards and into the end zone to extend the Wildcats’ lead to 28-0 in the second quarter.

Double Deuce

The K-State running back scored his second touchdown of the game just before halftime, giving the Wildcats a 35-0 lead at the break.

K-State keeps scoring

The Wildcats extended their lead to 48-0 when DJ Giddens ran for a 9-yard score early in the fourth quarter.

Field rush!

Kansas State fans rushed the field after a dominant performance by the Wildcats to beat Oklahoma State in an upset win.

No. 22 Kansas State rushes Bill Snyder Family Stadium after a 48-0 victory in a rout vs. No. 9 Oklahoma State

No. 22 Kansas State rushes Bill Snyder Family Stadium after a 48-0 victory in a rout vs.  No. 9 Oklahoma State

Kansas State Wildcat Will Howard threw for 296 yards and four touchdowns as he spoiled his impressive performance as fans rushed Bill Snyder Family Stadium.

No. 8 Oregon 42, Cal 24

Nix for six!

Oregon QB Bo Nix is ​​playing the best football of his college career lately. It was only fitting that he scored the first TD of the game.

Bo Nix ran for a 4-yard touchdown to give Oregon a 7-3 lead

Bo Nix ran for a 4-yard touchdown to give Oregon a 7-3 lead

Oregon quarterback Bo Nix ran four yards into the end zone for a touchdown to give the Ducks a 7-3 lead.

Bo again

The Oregon quarterback kept the ball himself for his second rushing touchdown of the day and his 10th rushing TD of the season to give the Ducks a 14-10 lead.

Bucky Ducky touchdown

Nix connected with Bucky Irving on a short pass that the receiver turned into a touchdown to give the Ducks a 21-10 lead at halftime.

Windy Whittington

Oregon’s Noah Whittington made it look easy as he turned a short yardage reception into a 30-yard touchdown to extend the Ducks’ lead to 28-10.

Bo trick

Nix did as much damage with his legs as with his arms. He rushed for his third touchdown of the day early in the fourth quarter to help give the Ducks a 35-10 lead.

Is Cal crawling back in?

Monroe Young’s touchdown cut Oregon’s lead to 35-17 midway through the fourth quarter.

One for show

Justin Richard Baker’s score may not have made the difference in the final score, but he hauled in an impressive 55-yard touchdown to help pad the stats.

Well 2 Ohio State 44, No. 13 Penn State 31

To make it look simple

CJ Stroud and Marvin Harrison Jr. have become one of the best QB-WR pairings in the country. The duo connected on a 37-yard pass on the Buckeyes’ first possession of the game.

OSU strikes first

Ohio State’s defense picked off Penn State QB Sean Clifford for the second time in the first quarter. That set up a 4-yard touchdown run by RB Miyan Williams to give the Buckeyes a 10-0 lead.

Put it in the mechanics

Penn State’s Parker Washington now has a TD in back-to-back weeks after taking a quick WR screen to the house on a 58-yard catch-and-run. The big score brought Penn State within three, 10-7 in the second quarter.

Happy in the valley

The Nittany Lions sent their home crowd into a frenzy with the go-ahead TD midway through the second. Clifford connected with KeAndre Lambert-Smith for a 23-yard TD to make it 14-10.

On defense, Penn State held the Buckeyes tough the first half was coming to an endsuffocating them near the goal line as the clock expired heading into halftime tied 14-13.

Regaining momentum

Williams was limited in the second half after suffering an injury in the first, but Ohio State has plenty of tough runners. TreVeyon Henderson etched his name in the TD column to put OSU back in front with a 41-yard scamper early in the fourth quarter.

OSU followed Henderson’s rush with another score minutes later, this time on the 24-yard dime from Stroud to Cade Stover.

CJ Stroud connects with Cade Stover for a 24-yard TD

CJ Stroud connects with Cade Stover for a 24-yard TD

CJ Stroud connected with Cade Stover for a 24-yard TD as the Ohio State Buckeyes extended their lead to 30-21.

Two for TreVeyon

After a Penn State field goal, the Buckeyes got the ball back and immediately went to work. Henderson took the handoff and scampered in for a 7-yard touchdown. The score gave Ohio State a 36-24 lead.

Ohio State takes a 36-24 lead on TreVeyon Henderson’s seven-yard rushing TD

Ohio State takes a 36-24 lead on TreVeyon Henderson's seven-yard rushing TD

The Ohio State Buckeyes took a 37-24 lead over the Penn State Nittany Lions on TreVeyon Henderson’s seven-yard rushing TD.

Have a nice day!

Prior to this play, JT Tuimoloau had a sack, a forced fumble, a tipped pass that led to an INT, an INT and two fumble recoveries. He put the icing on the cake of his amazing day with next interception, this time we take it back the other way for a game-sealing TD.

Ohio State extends its lead after JT Tuimoloau picks off Sean Clifford.

Ohio State extends its lead after JT Tuimoloau picks off Sean Clifford.

The Ohio State Buckeyes took a 44-24 lead over Penn State after JT Tuimoloau sacked Sean Clifford and took it to the hosue for a TD.

Tuimolau, a former high-profile recruit, is the first FBS player this century to record two interceptions, two sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in the same game.

Oklahoma 27, Iowa State 13

He made you look!

After kicking a 41-yard FG early in the first quarter, Zach Schmit lined up for what appeared to be another conversion from the 2-yard line.

But OU had other plans as Schmit danced into the end zone after a smart fake gave him an open lane to the pylon. The TD gave OU a 10-3 lead in the second quarter.

Wide OPEN!

There is no explanation as to how Jalil Farooq got it for Iowa State’s defense, but there is video evidence that it happened. Farooq converted a 41-yard dime from Dillon Gabriel to give Oklahoma a 20-6 lead.

Cyclone Watch!

The Cyclones rallied within seven on a 12-play, 53-yard drive. Hunter Dekkers completed a 15-yard pass to Jaylin Noel to make it 20-13.

Put it away

After a timely INT, Oklahoma put the game away late in the fourth when Eric Gray maneuvered into the end zone out of a wildcat formation.

Best of the rest:

wait what?

No, that’s not a lie. Miami beat Virginia 14-12 in four overtimes without scoring a single touchdown.

Keep an eye on the ball

Georgia star Brock Bowers focused on the ball and won a tip-off drill before securing a reception and running all the way to the end zone. The top TD catch gave the Bulldogs a 21-0 lead over Florida.

Knight Knight, Cincy

UCF ended Cincinnati’s 20th 19-game conference winning streak when RJ Harvey’s 17-yard touchdown run with 54 seconds left put the Knights up 25-21.

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