AUBURN, Ala. — Kerryon Johnson ran for 167 yards and caught a 55-yard touchdown pass from Jarrett Stidham, and No. 10 Auburn smothered No. 2 Georgia’s running game in a 40-17 victory Saturday.

The Tigers (8-2, 6-1 Southeastern Conference) remained in contention for the Western Division title and the College Football Playoff by snapping a three-year losing streak to one of their top rivals. Georgia (9-1, 6-1) came in with the top spot in the playoff rankings and could get a rematch in the SEC championship game if Auburn beats No. 1 Alabama in two weeks.

The first go around wasn’t pretty for Georgia. Auburn held Nick Chubb, Sony Michel and the SEC’s top ground game to 46 yards – 233 below their season average.

Stidham threw for 214 yards and three touchdowns, all of 30-plus yards.

(1) ALABAMA 31, (18) MISSISSIPPI STATE 24: Jalen Hurts threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to DeVonta Smith with 25 seconds remaining to give the Crimson Tide (10-0, 7-0 SEC) a win over the Bulldogs (7-3, 3-3) in Starkville, Mississippi.

(4) CLEMSON 31, FLORIDA STATE 14: Travis Etienne rushed for 97 yards and two touchdowns, and the Tigers (9-1, 7-1) won the ACC Atlantic Division with a victory over the Seminoles (3-6, 3-5) in Clemson, South Carolina.

Florida State nearly overcame a 17-0 deficit, closing to within 17-14 on Jacques Patrick’s 9-yard run and a 60-yard TD catch by tight end Ryan Izzo.

The Seminoles then recovered a fumble in Clemson territory with less than seven minutes remaining, but safety Van Smith intercepted James Blackman’s pass over the middle on the next play, setting up a scoring drive than ended with a 1-yard run by Etienne.

Clemson will face Miami in the ACC title game on Dec. 2.

(6) WISCONSIN 38, IOWA 14: Receiver Kendric Pryor scored twice, and the Badgers (10-0, 7-0 Big Ten) relied on stifling defense to overcome four turnovers against the visiting Hawkeyes (6-4, 3-4) and clinch a trip to the conference title game as West champions.

(11) OHIO STATE 48, (13) MICHIGAN STATE 3: J.T. Barrett threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more, and Mike Weber rushed for 162 yards and pair of scores as the Buckeyes (8-2, 6-1 Big Ten) routed the Spartans (7-3, 5-2) in Columbus, Ohio.

The Buckeyes scored on five of their first six possessions and led 35-3 at the half as they claimed sole possession of first place in the Big Ten East with two games remaining.

(12) OKLAHOMA STATE 49, (24) IOWA STATE 42: Mason Rudolph threw for 376 yards and three touchdowns – including two in the final 5:55 – and the Cowboys (8-2, 5-2 Big 12) rallied to beat the Cyclones (6-4, 4-3) in Ames, Iowa.

(14) CENTRAL FLORIDA 49, UCONN 24: Otis Anderson rushed for 84 yards and two touchdowns, McKenzie Milton passed for 311 yards and the Knights (9-0, 6-0 AAC) pulled away from the Huskies (3-7, 2-5) in Orlando, Florida.

(15) USC 38, COLORADO 24: Sam Darnold tossed two TD passes and ran for another score, Ajene Harris intercepted two passes and returned one for a touchdown, and the Trojans (9-2, 7-1 Pac-12) beat the Buffaloes (5-6, 2-6) in Boulder, Colorado, to wrap up the Pac-12 South title.

Darnold threw for 329 yards, and the Trojans blocked two field goals as they improved to 12-0 against the Buffaloes.

(16) PENN STATE 35, RUTGERS 6: Trace McSorley accounted for 258 total yards and three touchdowns as the Nittany Lions (8-2, 5-2 Big Ten) defeated the Scarlet Knights (4-6, 3-4) in State College, Pennsylvania.

GEORGIA TECH 28, (17) VIRGINIA TECH 22: TaQuon Marshall got two long touchdown passes out of his only completions, including an 80-yarder to Ricky Jeune with 6 minutes remaining, and Ajani Kerr swatted away a fourth-down pass in the end zone to preserve an upset win for the Yellow Jackets (5-4, 4-3 ACC) over the Hokies (7-3, 3-3) in Atlanta.

(19) WASHINGTON STATE 33, UTAH 25: Luke Falk threw for 311 yards and three touchdowns, and the Cougars (9-3, 6-2 Pac-12) moved a step closer to the Pac-12 North title by defeating the Utes (5-5, 2-5) in Salt Lake City.

(21) MICHIGAN 35, MARYLAND 10: Brandon Peters threw two touchdown passes, Chris Evans ran for two scores and the Wolverines (8-2, 5-2 Big Ten) beat the Terrapins (4-6, 2-5) in College Park, Maryland.

(23) WEST VIRGINIA 28, KANSAS STATE 23: Will Grier threw for 372 yards and four touchdowns, Justin Crawford added 113 yards rushing and the Mountaineers (7-3, 5-2 Big 12) overcame early mistakes to hold off the Wildcats (5-5, 3-4) in Manhattan, Kansas.

NORTH CAROLINA STATE 17, BOSTON COLLEGE 14: Nyheim Hines scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 50-yard run midway through the fourth quarter, and the Wolfpack (7-3, 5-1 ACC) rebounded from two tough losses against high-ranked teams, beating the Eagles (5-5, 3-4) in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.

NEW HAMPSHIRE 16, ELON 6: Justin Malone-Woods’ first career touchdown reception started the Wildcats (7-3, 5-2 CAA) on their way to a win over the Phoenix (8-2, 6-1) in Durham, New Hampshire.

Trevor Knight’s 11-yard toss to Malone-Woods gave the Wildcats a 7-0 halftime lead that they extended to 16-0 in the third quarter.