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Takeaways: After rush to give Tucker megadeal, MSU slips

Sep. 25, 2022 02:05 AM EDT

Michigan State blew up the market for college football coaches last season by giving Mel Tucker a massive 10-year contract as the Spartans charged out to a 9-1 start in his second campaign. It was a bit puzzling at the time. Tucker's overall record as a head coach was...

Miami (Ohio) tops Northwestern 17-14 with late field goal

Sep. 25, 2022 01:19 AM EDT

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Graham Nicholson kicked a tiebreaking 36-yard field goal with 21 seconds left in regulation, and Miami (Ohio) rallied late to stun Northwestern 17-14 on Saturday. It was the first win for the RedHawks (2-2) against against a Big Ten team since it beat...

No. 3 Buckeyes score early and often, bury Wisconsin 52-21

Sep. 25, 2022 00:48 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — No. 3 Ohio State is striking the right balance. C.J. Stroud threw five touchdown passes, and both top running backs had 100-yard games as the Buckeyes blew by Wisconsin early and cruised to a 52-21 win on Saturday night. “I thought the tempo...

Iowa defense scores twice, Hawkeyes beat Rutgers 27-10

Sep. 25, 2022 00:12 AM EDT

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — In a game featuring two outstanding defenses, Iowa won the turnover battle by a wide margin. Cooper DeJean scored on a 45-yard interception return and Keavon Merriweather returned a fumble 30 yards for another first-half touchdown as Iowa rode its defense to...

Purdue bounces back with 28-26 victory over Florida Atlantic

Sep. 25, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Austin Burton waited nearly 2 1/2 seasons to get his first Purdue start. It turned out to be well worth the wait. With Aidan O'Connell out with an undisclosed injury, Burton stepped in threw three touchdown passes and kept the Boilermakers...

Bryant's big first half lifts Cincinnati over Indiana 45-24

Sep. 24, 2022 21:11 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ben Bryant passed for 314 of his 354 yards in the first half with a career-high four touchdowns, and Tyler Scott had career-highs with 185 receiving yards and three TDs, as Cincinnati defeated Indiana 45-24 on Saturday. “It didn't feel as good afterward as the...

Minnesota dominates Michigan State 34-7 in Big Ten opener

Sep. 24, 2022 20:35 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Tanner Morgan threw for 268 yards and three touchdowns and Mohamed Ibrahim rushed for 103 yards and a score to lead Minnesota to a 34-7 rout over struggling Michigan State in the Big Ten opener for both schools. The Gophers (4-0) are off to their best...

Sexauer, Abel lead Tommies to 43-6 victory over Lincoln

Sep. 24, 2022 19:07 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Cade Sexauer threw for three touchdowns, Gabriel Abel had 104 yards on the ground and St. Thomas-Minnesota defeated Lincoln University of California 43-6 on Saturday. The Tommies got scoring help from their defense and special teams as Luke Herzog recorded a...

Baker throws 4 TDs, Southern Illinois tops North Dakota

Sep. 24, 2022 18:49 PM EDT

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Nic Baker threw four touchdown passes to lead Southern Illinois to a 34-17 win over North Dakota on Saturday as the Salukis showed no letdown after knocking off Northwestern a week earlier. Southern Illinois (2-2) scored on all four drives in the first half...

Clifford's 4 TDs lead No. 14 Penn State past Chippewas

Sep. 24, 2022 17:22 PM EDT

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — James Franklin took a few moments to look over the stats after his team’s latest win. Franklin’s No. 14 Nittany Lions beat Central Michigan in nearly every column on Saturday, but after Penn State’s 33-14 win, Franklin wasn’t satisfied. ...