Notre Dame stuffed the run, giving up just 12 yards on the ground in the third quarter and the Fighting Irish now lead 17-7. Notre Dame has scored 10 unanswered points. Everett Golson and TJ Jones combined for a three-yard touchdown to break the 7-7 deadlock in favor of the Fighting Irish. The play capped a 10-play, 66-yard scoring drive.
There were more punts than points in the third quarter and the margin is still 32, as Indiana leads 38-6. With neither team able to move the ball, there were four punts in the quarter.
The third quarter saw both teams combine for no points and one turnover and the margin is still six, as Iowa State leads 9-3. Steele Jantz clinched a 200-yard passing game with 46 in the quarter, part of his 209-yard day through three quarters for the Cyclones.
The offense led Michigan State to 10 third-quarter points, and the Spartans now lead 34-0. Michigan State finished with 62 yards through the air and 71 on the ground in the quarter. The Spartans opened up the lead, 31-0, after Andrew Maxwell found Bennie Fowler open for a seven-yard touchdown pass to end a five-play, 65-yard drive. Michigan State’s drive was highlighted by Maxwell’s 48-yard pass.
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Michigan picked up 81 yards in the ground game during the third quarter, and the Wolverines now lead 28-17. Michigan opened up the lead, 21-10, after marching down the field for a one-play, 58-yard drive that ended when Denard Robinson took a quarterback draw all the way for a 58-yard touchdown run.
Oregon State’s Colby Prince led the offense in the second quarter. He caught two passes for 37 yards, and the Beavers now lead 3-0.
Minnesota and Ohio State carded easy wins in early Big Ten action, while Penn State lost a one-point heartbreaker at Virginia. Read my snap reactions to the two wins and check out my column on Penn State’s defeat.