Deshaun Watson threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Artavis Scott in overtime and Marcus Edmond followed with an interception to give No. 3 Clemson a 24-17 victory over North Carolina State on Saturday.
The Tigers (7-0, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) looked all but done in regulation, but Kyle Bambard’s 33-yard field goal try as time experience was wide right.
Clemson took advantage with Watson’s strike to Scott. Then Edmond reached high to grab a throw in the end zone from NC State’s Ryan Finley, and Clemson escaped with its path to the ACC title game and the College Football Playoffs still all clear.
It wasn’t the prettiest game for Clemson, which gave up 397 yards and turned it over four times — including Watson’s first-ever pick six — to the Wolfpack (4-2, 1-1).
Clemson took a big hit early on when running back Wayne Gallman came out, looking woozy and out of it as he headed to the locker room. Gallman, the team’s leading rusher, did not return.
Receiver Hunter Renfrow, who had six catches in his first game since Sept. 10 because of a broken hand, was hurt in the fourth quarter and came out the rest of the way.
NO. 19 OKLAHOMA 38, KANSAS STATE 17
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Baker Mayfield was 25 of 31 for 346 yards and four touchdowns, and Dede Westbrook had nine receptions for 184 yards and three scores for Oklahoma.
One week after Mayfield passed for 390 yards and Westbrook had a school-record 232 yards receiving, the duo help Oklahoma (5-2, 3-0 Big 12) won its third straight game after a 1-2 start.
With Samaje Perine sidelined by an undisclosed injury in the first quarter, Joe Mixon stepped up for Oklahoma. He rushed for 88 yards, caught three passes for 34 yards and a touchdown and became the first Sooners running back since 1973 to throw a touchdown pass, a 26-yarder to Westbrook in the second quarter that put the Sooners ahead 21-7.
Kansas State (3-3, 1-2) lost starting quarterback Jesse Ertz for good just after halftime with an apparent problem with his right throwing shoulder. He completed 8 of 14 passes for 68 yards and ended the game as the Wildcats’ leading rusher with 40 yards and a touchdown on seven carries. Joe Hubener came in and threw for 157 yards on 12 of 23 passes, with a spectacular 54-yard touchdown to Dominique Heath early in the fourth quarter that pulled K-State to 31-17.
NO. 20 WEST VIRGINIA 48, TEXAS TECH 17
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Skyler Howard ran for two touchdowns and threw for another for West Virginia.
The Mountaineers (5-0, 2-0 Big 12) held Texas Tech (3-3, 1-2) to its lowest offensive output this season, just 379 yards, and harassed quarterback Patrick Mahomes most of the day. He threw for 305 yards, his second-lowest passing total of the season, and was replaced in the fourth quarter by Nic Shimonek.
A 14-point turnaround in the second quarter helped the Mountaineers gain momentum. Sean Walters’ interception at the West Virginia 11 led to a TD pass from Howard to Justin Crawford at the other end of the field to put the Mountaineers up 17-7.
Howard completed 21 of 31 passes for 318 yards. Rushel Shell ran for 104 yards and two TDs.