Indiana quarterback Tre Roberson injured his leg on a running play with 12:55 to go in the second quarter. The sophomore quarterback was put on a stretcher and taken off the field in an ambulance. Roberson was replaced by backup quarterback Cameron Coffman.
There were more punts than points in the first quarter and the game is tied 0-0 at the end of the first quarter. With neither team able to move the ball, there were four punts in the quarter.
Iowa State stuffed the run, giving up just 11 yards on the ground in the first quarter and the Cyclones lead 6-3 at the end of the first quarter. Iowa State scored when Steele Jantz and Aaron Horne combined for a five-yard touchdown to clinch a 10-play, 75-yard drive, giving the Cyclones the game’s first lead. Iowa State missed the extra point.
The two teams combined for more punts than points in a slow first quarter and the game is tied 0-0 at the end of the first quarter. There were two punts in the quarter as neither team could find a way to move the ball.
No. 11 Michigan State held Central Michigan to 23 total yards during the first quarter and the Spartans lead 7-0 at the end of the first quarter. Michigan State held the Chippewas to just 14 yards passing during the quarter.
Thanks to a mean rushing attack, No. 19 Michigan leads 7-3 at the end of the first quarter. The Wolverines rushed for 100 yards in the quarter. The Wolverines got on the scoreboard first, rattling off a two-play, 80-yard drive that ended in a score when Denard Robinson took a quarterback draw all the way for a 79-yard touchdown run.
Tre Roberson threw for 85 yards and one touchdown and ran for 89 yards and two touchdowns for Indiana and the Hoosiers lead 21-6 at the end of the first quarter. Indiana threw for 85 yards and ran for 157 yards in the first quarter.