Football

Iowa holds off Northern Iowa, 27-16

Walk-on fullback Mark Weisman rushed for 113 yards and three short touchdowns as Iowa held off Northern Iowa 27-16 on Saturday. James Vandenberg added 228 yards passing for the Hawkeyes (2-1), who beat the Panthers, a Football Championship Subdivision program, for the 15th straight time despite losing backs Damon Bullock and Greg Garmon to injuries.

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3rd Quarter Recap: Penn State 27, Navy 0

Penn State is in the driver’s seat as it leads 27-0 after the third quarter. The Nittany Lions expanded their lead to 27-0 thanks to a four-play, 44-yard drive that ended when Matt McGloin found Allen Robinson open for a 25-yard touchdown pass.

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Late heroics help Ohio State win 35-28

Braxton Miller lofted a 72-yard touchdown pass to an all-alone Devin Smith with 3:26 left and Christian Bryantsnuffed out California’s last chance with an interception to power No. 12 Ohio State to a 35-28 win on Saturday. The Golden Bears (1-2) missed three field goals and had a touchdown called back by a penalty, while the Buckeyes (3-0) gave up 512 yards and were outplayed for much of the second half.

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Minnesota holds on to win 28-23

Max Shortell replaced an injured MarQueis Gray and passed for 188 yards and three touchdowns, helping Minnesota overcome a sluggish start to beat Western Michigan 28-23 on Saturday. Gray hurt his left leg late in the second quarter with the Gophers (3-0) trailing, but Shortell steered a six-play, 78-yard march for the go-ahead score that A.J. Barker capped with his second of three touchdown receptions.

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Purdue's offense sparkles in 54-16 win

Caleb TerBushpassed for two touchdowns and ran for another to help Purdue defeat Eastern Michigan 54-16 on Saturday afternoon. Akeem Hunt ran for 106 yards and a touchdown on just four attempts and scored a 50-yard touchdown on his only catch. Brandon Cottom ran for 95 yards and Antavian Edison caught five passes for 78 yards for the Boilermakers (2-1), who were coming off a last-minute 20-17 loss to Notre Dame.

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