Tommy Rees came off the bench to lead Notre Dame on a last-minute, winning drive Saturday as the No. 22 Irish got a 27-yard field goal from Kyle Brindza with seven seconds to go and beat Purdue 20-17. Rees, who was suspended for the opener after he was involved in a skirmish with police at a party in May, relieved starter Everett Golson late in the fourth quarter.
Steele Jantz threw for 241 yards and the game’s only touchdown on Saturday and Iowa State beat Iowa 9-6 for its first win in Iowa City in 10 years. Jake Knott‘s interception with 1:11 left sealed the win for the Cyclones (2-0), whose defense held Iowa to just 304 yards of offense.
Andrew Maxwell threw for 275 yards and two touchdowns, and No. 11 Michigan State cruised to a 41-7 win over Central Michigan on Saturday. The Spartans (2-0) scored 10 points in the final minute of the first half to take a 24-0 lead. Michigan State was playing at Central Michigan (1-1) for the first time, part of a decade-long series of games against the Chippewas, Eastern Michigan and Western Michigan.
Denard Robinson ran for 218 yards, threw for 208 and scored four times to help No. 19 Michigan hold off Air Force for a 31-25 win Saturday. Robinson became the first player in major college football since at least 1996 to have at least 200 yards rushing and 200 passing in three games, according to STATS LLC.
Indiana team officials told ESPN that QB Tre Roberson broke his leg on a running play in the second quarter of Saturday’s game against Massachusetts. Roberson had scored on runs of 50 and 39 yards before leaving the game, and Indiana spoiled Massachusetts’ first home game as a Football Bowl Subdivision member with a 45-6 win on Saturday.
Oregon State’s defensive line went crazy in the third, penetrating Wisconsin’s backfield so often that the Badgers finished with minus-23 yards, and the Beavers now lead 10-0. Oregon State opened up the lead, 10-0, after Sean Mannion and Brandin Cooks combined for a 20-yard touchdown to end an 11-play, 86-yard drive.
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.