Allen Robinson had a productive quarter for Penn State. He caught two passes for 45 yards and one touchdown, and the Nittany Lions lead 7-0 at the end of the first quarter.
James White rushed for a pair of touchdowns Saturday, helping Wisconsin overcome the early loss of Montee Ball in a 37-26 victory over UTEP. Ball suffered a head injury on a 1-yard scoring run at the start of the second quarter, and was on the sidelines in street clothes for the second half. It was a tough day all around for the Heisman Trophy finalist, who had the first fumble of his career on Wisconsin’s opening drive.
Central Michigan’s David Harman drilled a 47-yard field goal with three seconds left, and the Chippewas scored nine points in the final 45 seconds and stunned Iowa 32-31 on Saturday.
Braxton Miller ran for two touchdowns and No. 16 Ohio State overcame a lethargic, mistake-filled effort to hold off UAB 29-15 on Saturday in the Buckeyes’ final tune-up before Big Ten play. UAB (0-3) more than held its own against the Buckeyes (4-0), who committed drive-killing penalties, had a punt blocked for a touchdown and had trouble scoring against a defense giving up 44 points and 477 yards a game.
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Xay Williams led UTEP in the quarter. He ran for 22 yards and one touchdown, and the Miners have closed the gap to 23-16. Wisconsin’s James White ran for 25 yards in the quarter. The Badgers have given up the last 10 points.
The third quarter was so slow, the teams combined for more punts than points, and the margin is still nine, as Ohio State leads 21-12. Both teams saw their defenses make stands, forcing four punts in the quarter.
Mark Weisman led Iowa in the quarter as he ran for 78 yards and one overpowering touchdown, and the Hawkeyes have closed the gap to 23-21. A 54-yard drive that ended when Weisman pounded in a five-yard touchdown run.