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Rice Nips Purdue, 24-22

(AP) Justin Allen blocked Carson Wiggs‘ 31-yard field-goal attempt as time expired and Rice snapped its 10-year losing streak against Bowl Championship Series teams with a 24-22 victory over Purdue on Saturday. The Owls (1-1) had lost 22 consecutive games to BCS opponents since a 15-13 win over Duke on Sept. 8, 2001. Rice had not beaten a Big Ten team since a 40-34 win at Northwestern in 1997. The Boilermakers got the ball near midfield with 1:52 remaining, and three long runs by Ralph Bolden moved them inside the 20. Purdue was content to let the clock run down so that Wiggs’ kick would be the final play. But Allen surged through the middle of the line and blocked it, and the Owls’ sideline emptied onto the field in celebration. Read the full AP recap, check out the box score and see our Big Ten scoreboard.

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Ohio State Fends Off Toledo

Ohio State's Carlos Hyde

Toledo at Ohio State - Football Highlights

(AP) Chris Fields returned a punt 69 yards and Carlos Hyderan for two more scores to lead No. 15 Ohio State past Toledo 27-22 Saturday, a win that was secure only after the Buckeyes held the Rockets’ on their last drive. The Rockets (1-1) drove from their own 28 to the Ohio State 17 before backup quarterback Terrance Owens threw incomplete on fourth down while being pressured by John Simon. Ohio State (2-0) has not lost to another Ohio team since 1921. The Buckeyes are 43-0-1 since that 7-6 setback to Oberlin. Toledo led 15-7 after a quarter and was on top 22-21 before Hyde’s 3-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter. Read the full AP recap, check out the box score and see our Big Ten scoreboard.

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Iowa State Tops Iowa in Triple Overtime

Iowa's Marcus Coker

Iowa at Iowa State - Football Highlights

(AP) James White’s 4-yard TD run in triple overtime pushed Iowa State past rival Iowa 44-41 on Saturday, snapping a three-game losing streak to the rival Hawkeyes in thrilling fashion. Steele Jantz led the way for Iowa State (2-0) with 279 yards passing and four touchdowns and White added a pair of OT touchdowns. White’s 1-yard run put the Cyclones on top 38-31 in double overtime, but Iowa quarterback James Vandenberg‘s 23-yard TD pass to Keenan Davis tied it back up. Iowa went ahead 41-38 on Mike Meyer’s 41-yard field goal. But the Hawkeyes defense had no answer for Jantz and White in extra time. Marcus Coker had 140 yards rushing and two touchdowns for Iowa (1-1). Read the full AP recap, check out the box score and see our Big Ten scoreboard.

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Wilson, Wisconsin Blank Oregon State

Wisconsin's Russell Wilson

Oregon State at Wisconsin - Football Highlights

(AP) Russell Wilson threw three touchdowns and No. 8 Wisconsin overcame a slow start from its running game to beat Oregon State 35-0 at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday. With Oregon State’s defense stuffing running backs Montee Ball and James White early on, Wisconsin pounced on special teams mistakes and leaned on Wilson and the defense to do the rest. In his second career start for the Badgers (2-0), Wilson was 17 of 21 for 189 yards and the three touchdowns, including a pair to tight end Jacob Pedersen. Wisconsin’s running game broke through after halftime, and Ball had a pair of touchdowns in the second half. Read the full AP recap, check out the box score and see our Big Ten scoreboard.

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Illinois Throttles South Dakota St., 56-3

Illinois' Troy Pollard

South Dakota State at Illinois - Football Highlights

(AP) Freshman running back Donovonn Young introduced himself to Illinois fans with a pair of touchdowns and Nathan Scheelhaase ran for two more on Saturday in a 56-3 blowout over South Dakota State. Illinois (2-0) rolled up 519 yards of offense and allowed just 96. Young scored on a 2-yard run to give the Illini a 7-0 lead. The Houston native showed speed and strength on a 41-yard second-quarter touchdown that put the Illini up 35-3 over the Jackrabbits (1-1) at the half. Scheelhaase took a seat in the third quarter with 93 yards rushing and 102 passing yards on six completions. Illinois’ defense picked off South Dakota State quarterback Thomas O’Brien twice. Read the full AP recap, check out the box score and see our Big Ten scoreboard.

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Michigan State Shuts Out Florida Atlantic

Michigan State's Garrett Celek

Florida Atlantic at Michigan State - Football Highlights

 (AP) Kirk Cousins threw for 183 yards and two touchdowns, and No. 17 Michigan State held Florida Atlantic to one first down in a 44-0 victory over the Owls on Saturday. B.J. Cunningham caught five passes for 73 yards, breaking a tie with Matt Trannon for Michigan State’s career lead in receptions. The Spartans (2-0) led 27-0 at halftime and ended up outgaining FAU 434-48. The Owls (0-2) have scheduled a brutal opening month. They opened at Florida and play at Auburn in two weeks. Cousins finished 16 of 21, and backup Andrew Maxwell also played quite a bit. Read the full AP recap, see the box score and view the Big Ten scoreboard.

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