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.
Notre Dame’s Everett Golson threw for 85 yards and ran for eight yards and one touchdown in the quarter, and the two teams are tied 7-7 at the end of the second. The Fighting Irish took the game’s first lead after Golson scrambled for a three-yard touchdown run on the last play of a 10-play, 88-yard drive. Notre Dame used Golson’s 41-yard pass to fuel the drive.
Michigan State looks to be in control of the game as it leads 24-0 at the end of the second quarter. The Spartans opened up the lead, 14-0, after marching down the field for a 10-play, 87-yard drive that ended when Le’Veon Bell turned a handoff into a seven-yard touchdown.
Aaron Horne led Iowa State in the quarter. He caught two passes for 42 yards, and the Cyclones now lead 9-3. Iowa State added to its advantage when Edwin Arceo made a 21-yard field goal, capping off a nine-play, 60-yard drive to give the Cyclones the lead, 9-3.
Michigan’s aerial assault is on point, as the margin is still four, as the Wolverines lead 14-10 thanks to 108 passing yards in the quarter. Michigan made its lead 14-3 when Denard Robinson and Devin Funchess hooked up for a 30-yard touchdown on the last play of an eight-play, 88-yard drive. Robinson’s 29-yard pass to Funchess took the Wolverines from the 26 and across midfield to ignite the drive.
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.