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Wisconsin quarterback Graham Mertze throws a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Illinois Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

STAT WATCH: Accuracy of Mertz, Fields in openers tops FBS

Oct. 26, 2020 2:48 AM EDT

The passing accuracy displayed by Wisconsin's Graham Mertz and Ohio State's Justin Fields in their teams' openers had only been seen once before in the Big Ten in the past 20 years. Mertz and Fields each completed 20 of 21 passes (95.2%) for the best performances in the country since another Big Ten quarterback,...

Ohio State head coach Ryan Day, left, talk with quarterback Justin Fields during the second half of their NCAA college football game against Nebraska Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Nebraska 52-17. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

AP Top 25 Takeaways: Heisman race begins as Fields enters

Oct. 25, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

Now that Justin Fields has arrived, the Heisman Trophy race can begin. Though the front-runner might not be the quarterback you think. Fields made up some ground Saturday with a spectacular season debut for No. 5 Ohio State against Nebraska. He went 20 for 21 for 276 yards and a couple of touchdowns. His only...

Ohio State receiver Garrett Wilson, left, catches a touchdown pass past Nebraska defensive back Dicaprio Bootle during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Fields, No. 5 Ohio St run away from Huskers in opener, 52-17

Oct. 24, 2020 8:59 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Justin Fields and No. 5 Ohio State shook off the rust in the first half and then buried Nebraska the rest of the way. Fields completed 20 of 21 passes for two touchdowns and ran for another, Master Teague III rushed for a pair of scores and the Buckeyes rolled over Nebraska 52-17...

Boise State running back George Holani (24) runs in the second half of an NCAA college football game againsy Colorado State, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, in Fort Collins, Colo. Holani was the Mountain West freshman of the year last season after rushing for 1,014 yards and seven touchdowns. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Week 8: Mountain West brings late show back; Big 12 showdown

Oct. 23, 2020 2:50 AM EDT

College football Saturdays this season have mostly been over by around midnight Eastern. Maybe 12:30 a.m. West of Texas, the only FBS program that has been up and running is BYU in Provo, Utah. That comes to end this weekend with the kickoff of the Mountain West season. The conference postponed fall football Aug....

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) is hit, forcing an incomplete pass, by Atlanta Falcons linebacker Edmond Robinson (46) in the first quarter of an NFL football game in Minneapolis, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. (Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via AP)

Crossroad with Cousins? Reeling Vikings have some QB trouble

Oct. 22, 2020 3:05 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kirk Cousins dropped back on Minnesota's first snap of the game and zipped a pass over the middle for Justin Jefferson, the rookie who has fast become one of the NFL's most dynamic wide receivers. The ball was slightly behind Jefferson as he crossed the field, but the accuracy on this...

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, file photo, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields (1) throws a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Nebraska in Lincoln, Neb. Ohio State hosts Nebraska on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

No. 5 Ohio St opens pandemic-delayed season against Nebraska

Oct. 22, 2020 2:51 PM EDT

Nebraska at No. 5 Ohio State, Saturday at noon ET (FOX). Line: Ohio State by 26. Series record: Ohio State leads 7-1. WHAT’S AT STAKE? After failing to win enough games for bowl eligibility in coach Scott Frost’s first two seasons, the Cornhuskers - 5-7 in 2019 - still have some significant issues,...

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, file photo, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields (1) throws a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Nebraska in Lincoln, Neb. Ohio State hosts Nebraska on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

Finally! No. 5 Ohio State opens against rebuilding Nebraska

Oct. 22, 2020 12:47 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State receiver Chris Olave took a wrong turn in the end zone last December and has been itching to get back on the football field ever since. He’s not the only one. Olave’s miscommunication with quarterback Justin Fields led to an interception and sank a comeback...

BYU quarterback Zach Wilson (1) throws downfield against UTSA in the second half during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, in Provo, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, Pool)

Wilson's rise brings back memories of BYU's time as QB U

Oct. 14, 2020 4:08 PM EDT

A generation of college football fans grew up knowing BYU as QB U. Cougars quarterbacks consistently became first-round NFL draft picks and Heisman Trophy contenders in the 1970s, ‘80s and ’90s. Under innovative coach LaVell Edwards, BYU offenses helped lay the foundation for today's pass-happy...

FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2020, file photo, Ohio State head coach Ryan Day talks to his team during their NCAA college football practice in Columbus, Ohio. No. 6 Ohio State has outsized expectations for the 2020 season after coming within one play of advancing to the national championship game last season. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

No. 6 Ohio St confident about another run at national title

Oct. 14, 2020 12:33 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State came within one botched play of likely advancing to the national championship game last season. Getting that close -- and the fervent belief they have the weapons to get there in 2020 -- motivated the Buckeyes through the long, unpredictable offseason. Coach Ryan Day was...

FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2020, file photo, Ohio State head coach Ryan Day talks to his team during their NCAA college football practice in Columbus, Ohio. No. 6 Ohio State has outsized expectations for the 2020 season after coming within one play of advancing to the national championship game last season. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

It's almost 'go time' for Big Ten; Buckeyes favored again

Oct. 14, 2020 11:59 AM EDT

The wait is almost over for the Big Ten. The ACC, Big 12 and SEC have been playing anywhere from three to five weeks amid the pandemic, and all the players and coaches around the Big Ten could do is watch. “Most of it's been torture, just not being able to play games,” Ohio State coach Ryan Day...