College football Week 9 live updates: Penn State, FSU, more in action

We’re more than halfway through the 2023 college football season, and Week 9 brings another strong slate of matchups.

Kicking things off, Big 12 powerhouse No. 6 Oklahoma (7-0) is battling Kansas (5-2) on FOX’s “Big Noon Kickoff” in an effort to remain undefeated. Follow all the action here.

Meanwhile, No. 4 Florida State, also unbeaten, is facing ACC foe Wake Forest (4-3) in front of a sold-out crowd, and a Big Ten battle is brewing between No. 10 Penn State (6-1) and Indiana (2-5) at Beaver Stadium in Pennsylvania.

Later, a handful of ranked teams will be in action, including No. 3 Ohio State, No. 7 Texas, No. 8 Oregon, No. 13 Utah, No. 18 Louisville, No. 20 Duke and No. 23 UCLA, among others.

Here are the top moments!

Indiana at No. 10 Penn State

Hot start

A perfect pass from Hoosiers QB Brendan Sorsby to DeQuece Carter resulted in a touchdown when the speedy receiver took it all the way to the house for a 90-yard score.

Fourth-down fun!

Penn State QB Drew Allar connected with a wide-open Khalil Dinkins in the end zone to give the Nittany Lions their first score of the day and tie the game 7-all late in the first quarter.

Defensive breakdown

Blown coverage by the Penn State defense proved costly and allowed a wide-open Donaven McCulley to cash in for a 69-yard touchdown and helped the Hoosiers regain the lead, 14-7, early in the second quarter.


Penn State’s Jaylen Reed gave the Nittany Lions a chance to score right before the end of the half after picking off Sorsby.

Alex Felkins hit a 50-yard field goal and sent Penn State up by 3.

No. 4 Florida State at Wake Forest

Finding a rhythm 

FSU QB Jordan Travis got his team on the board first, cashing in for a 13-yard score on the Seminoles’ opening drive. Wake Forest was able to narrow the gap in the second quarter, but Travis had another trick up his sleeve.

He found Keon Coleman for a dazzling 29-yard touchdown — the wideout’s eighth receiving touchdown this season — early in the second half to put FSU back on top, 17-7.

Ain’t no stopping him now

Trey Benson broke tackles left and right as he made his way down the field to the end zone for a 80-yard TD.

The score gave FSU a 24-7 lead with less than five minutes left in the second quarter.

Stay tuned for updates!

Coming up:

BYU at No. 7 Texas (3:30 p.m. ET)

BYU Cougars



Texas Longhorns


No. 8 Oregon at No. 13 Utah (3:30 p.m. ET on FOX and the FOX Sports app)


Oregon Ducks



Utah Utes


No. 20 Duke at No. 18 Louisville (3:30 p.m. ET)


Duke Blue Devils



Louisville Cardinals


No. 3 Ohio State at Wisconsin (7:30 p.m. ET)


Ohio State Buckeyes


Wisconsin Badgers


Colorado at No. 23 UCLA (7:30 p.m. ET)

Colorado Buffaloes



UCLA Bruins


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