College Football Week 9 Top Matchups: Oklahoma State-Kansas State, Oregon-Cal

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.

Now on FOX, it’s a Big 12 showdown between No. 9 Oklahoma State and No. 22 Kansas State, while the Pac-12 is in the books in Berkeley, Calif., between No. 8 Oregon and Cal on FS1.

To close out the night, No. 19 Kentucky takes on powerhouse SEC foe No. 3 Tennessee (7 p.m. ET), followed by a classic matchup between Michigan State and No. 4 Michigan (7:30 p.m. ET). .

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

No. 9 Oklahoma State at No. 22 Kansas State

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.

No. 8 Oregon at Cal (3:30 p.m. ET, FS1)

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 game, JT Tuimoloau had: Sack, forced fumble, tipped pass leading to INT, INT and two fumble recoveries. He put the icing on the cake of his amazing day with next interception, this time back the other way for a sealing TD.

Ohio State extends its lead after JT Tuimoloau picks off Sean Clifford and takes it to the house

Ohio State extends its lead after JT Tuimoloau picks off Sean Clifford and takes it to the house

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

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.

COMING:

No. 19 Kentucky at No. 3 Tennessee (7 p.m. ET)

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Kentucky Wildcats

United Kingdom

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Tennessee Volunteers

TENN

Michigan State at No. 4 Michigan (7:30 p.m. ET)

Michigan State Spartans

MSU

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Michigan Wolverines

MICHIGAN


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