Week 3 was a big time for top-10 teams around college football. No. 7 USC improved to 3-0 behind a potent all-around attack with a 45-17 win over Fresno State on Saturday night in Lincoln Riley’s first season. Quarterback Caleb Williams threw for 284 yards and two touchdowns, while running backs Travis Dye and Austin Jones each scored touchdowns and passed for 100 yards on the ground. It’s the hottest start to Riley’s tenure since USC scored at least 40 points in its first three games since 2005 — the year the Trojans played Texas for the national championship.

Fresno State star Jake Heiner had to leave the field early in the third quarter after suffering a leg injury when he was sacked by USC’s Solomon Byrd. The Bulldogs trailed just 21-10 on the season, but losing the All-Mountain West player was an insurmountable loss.

While USC’s performance was impressive, the best offensive outing for a top-10 team on Saturday was No. 3 Ohio State. The Buckeyes totaled 763 yards — second in school history — and 36 first downs in a 77-21 rout of Toledo. Quarterback CJ Stroud threw for five touchdowns and the receiving trio of Imeka Igbuka, Jayden Ballard and Marvin Harrison Jr. each passed for over 100 yards.

While every top-10 team in action in Week 3 had double-digit wins, there was plenty of drama in the sport as No. 11 Michigan State, No. 12 BYU and No. 13 Miami each lost. Check out the full scoreboard recap of the action below.

College football scores, schedule: Week 3

no. 6 Oklahoma 49, Nebraska 14 — To recap, take
No. 1 Georgia 48, South Carolina 7 — To recap, take
No. 4 Michigan 59, UConn 0 — Recap
No. 22 Penn State 41, Auburn 12 — To recap, take
No. 25 Oregon 41, No. 12 BYU 20 — Recap
No. 2 Alabama 63, Louisiana-Monroe 7 — Recap
No. 3 Ohio State 77, Toledo 21 — Recap
No. 10 Arkansas 38, Missouri State 27 —Recap
Washington 39, No. 11 Michigan State 28 — Recap
No. 5 Clemson 40, UTSA 28 — Recap
no. 21 Texas 41, UTSA 20 — Recap
No. 24 Texas A&M 17, No. 13 Miami 9 — To recap, take
No. 7 USC 45, Fresno State 17 — Recap
See the full scoreboard for the third week

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