PROVO, Utah -- Jake Heaps threw for 185 yards and two touchdowns after coming off the bench late in the first quarter to lead the BYU Cougars to a 42-7 victory over the Idaho Vandals on Saturday night.
Hoffman was the leading receiver for the Cougars (7-3) with 114 yards and two touchdowns on six catches. Michael Alisa led the way with 99 rushing yards and a touchdown on 10 carries.
Idaho (2-8) surrendered 505 yards of offense to BYU.
In a week that otherwise didn't provide many surprises, Purdue's continued strong play and Nebraska's second straight loss provide some movement.
Now that Cal has wrapped up its nonconference schedule unscathed, things get much more difficult for the Golden Bears -- starting with USC this week.
The College Football Playoff race is shaping up in each of the Power 5 conferences. In the ACC, Kelly Bryant has shown he can keep Clemson's title defense on track.
Auburn backup quarterback Sean White, who had been suspended for undisclosed reasons for the first two games, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.
Kansas State dropped three spots in the power rankings after being limited to seven points in a loss at Vanderbilt.
Going to Louisville and challenging the defending Heisman Trophy winner, Kelly Bryant and the No. 3 Clemson Tigers deliver a strong performance.