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Iowa Rallies, Stuns Pittsburgh

(AP) James Vandenberg threw three touchdown passes in the fourth quarter and Iowa rallied from a 17-point deficit to stun Pittsburgh 31-27 on Saturday. Vandenberg threw for 399 yards, completing the Hawkeyes’ rally with a 22-yard TD pass to Kevonte Martin-Manley with 2:51 left. Iowa (2-1) trailed 27-10 early in the fourth quarter. But Vandenberg threw TD passes of 14 yards to Keenan Davis and 25 yards to Martin-Manley to bring the Hawkeyes within three points, then found a diving Martin-Manley for the go-ahead score. Iowa’s Micah Hyde sealed the win with an interception. Read the full AP recap, check out the box score and see our Big Ten scoreboard.

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Boilermakers Blast SEMO, 59-0

(AP) Robert Marve threw a touchdown pass and was nearly perfect in his return from a knee injury to help Purdue beat Southeast Missouri State 59-0 on Saturday. Marve had been out since tearing the ACL in his left knee early last season. He entered the game in the second quarter and completed 7 of 8 passes for 91 yards and a touchdown. The Boilermakers (2-1) scored on all three of his possessions. Starter Caleb TerBush completed 14 of 17 passes for 143 yards. The Boilermakers rushed for 393 yards and had 627 yards of total offense, compared to 153 for Football Championship Subdivision member Southeast Missouri State (0-2). Read the full AP recap, check out the box score and see our Big Ten scoreboard.

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Penn State Rallies Past Temple

(AP) Michael Zordich scored on a 1-yard run with 2:42 left to stretch Penn State’s winning streak against Temple to 29 straight games in a 14-10 victory on Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field. The Owls led for most of the game and gave their intrastate rival one of the biggest scares in this series. For all the strides Temple has made in its program the last five years, it still can’t beat Joe Paterno and the Nittany Lions. Temple has not defeated Penn State since a 14-0 victory on Oct. 18, 1941. The teams tied 7-7 in 1950. After missing two field goal attempts, Penn State converted a fourth-and-1 on the 3 late in the fourth. Check out the box score and see our Big Ten scoreboard.

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Robinson, Michigan Down EMU, 31-3

(AP) Denard Robinson ran for 198 yards and accounted for three touchdowns, leading Michigan to a 31-3 win over Eastern Michigan on Saturday. The Wolverines (3-0) started poorly on both sides of the ball, trailing early in the second quarter, and finished strong. Robinson threw for two touchdowns and ran for another to give Michigan a 28-3 lead late in the third quarter. The Eagles (2-1) drove into Michigan territory on their first five possessions, but came away with just a field goal. They fumbled, got stopped on fourth-and-goal from the 1, threw an interception and punted in a half filled with missed opportunities. Read the full AP recap, check out the box score and see our Big Ten scoreboard.

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Michigan Stuns Notre Dame, 35-31

(AP) Denard Robinson threw a 16-yard pass to Roy Roundtree with 2 seconds left, lifting Michigan to a 35-31 heart-pounding win over Notre Dame on Saturday night. The Wolverines took their first lead on Robinson’s 21-yard pass to Vincent Smith with 1:12 left, then lost it. Briefly. Tommy Rees threw a 29-yard touchdown pass to Theo Riddick with 30 seconds left, but the Fighting Irish left Jeremy Gallon wide open on a pass that let Michigan go from its 20 to the Notre Dame 16. The Wolverines (2-0) have won three straight against the rival Irish (0-2) on late-game plays by quarterbacks. Last year, it was Robinson and Tate Forcier in 2009. It was the first night game at Michigan Stadium – and it lived up to the hype. Read the full AP recap, check out the box score and see our Big Ten scoreboard.

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Nebraska Holds Off Fresno State

(AP) Ameer Abdullah returned a kickoff 100 yards after Fresno State made it a two-point game in the fourth quarter, and Taylor Martinez‘s 46-yard touchdown run secured the 10th-ranked Cornhuskers’ 42-29 victory on Saturday night. Martinez ran 15 times for 166 yards and two TDs and passed for another as the Huskers turned back an upset bid by the Bulldogs, who were four-touchdown underdogs. Derek Carr threw incomplete to a well-covered A.J. Johnson on a 2-point try after his 26-yard TD pass to Josh Harper pulled the Bulldogs to 28-26. Abdullah, who set a school record with 211 kick return yards, then made the biggest play of the night to break open the game. Read the full AP recap, check out the box score and see our Big Ten scoreboard.

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Virginia Rallies Past Indiana, 34-31

(AP) Virginia scored 11 points in the final 96 seconds Saturday night, getting a 23-yard field goal from Robert Randolph as time expired to beat Indiana 34-31. It was Mike London’s first road win in two seasons as coach of the Cavaliers (2-0). Indiana (0-2) rallied from a 20-point second-half deficit, only to give away an 8-point lead in the final two minutes. Perry Jones had 3-yard TD run for Virginia with 1:36 remaining, and Michael Rocco threw to Paul Freedman for the 2-point conversion to tie the score at 31. Indiana got the ball back, but on third-and-3 from its own 23, Cam Johnson stole the ball out of quarterback Edward Wright-Baker‘s hands. That gave Virginia the ball at the Hoosiers’ 14, setting up Randolph’s winning field goal. Read the full AP recap, check out the box score and see our Big Ten scoreboard.

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New Mexico State Upsets Minnesota

(AP) New Mexico State’s 28-21 victory at Minnesota on Saturday afternoon was overshadowed by a health scare for Gophers head coach Jerry Kill, who had an apparent seizure on the sideline and was taken from the stadium by ambulance with 20 seconds left in the game. Andrew Manley passed for 288 yards and three touchdowns for the Aggies (1-1), who beat a Big Ten team for the first time in program history. The Gophers (0-2) had the ball at the New Mexico State 25-yard line and were trying for the tying touchdown when medical personnel suddenly surrounded Kill. He was on his back, and at times his arms and legs were flapping back and forth. After about 15 minutes, Kill was hoisted on a stretcher and rolled off the field as the crowd clapped and chanted his first name. Read the full AP recap, check out the box score and see our Big Ten scoreboard.

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No. 3 Alabama Drops Penn State

(AP) A.J. McCarron was poised and efficient in a rare trip into Big Ten country for No. 3 Alabama, throwing for 163 yards and a touchdown against No. 23 Penn State in a 27-11 victory on Saturday. Alabama completed a sweep of the home-and-home series between the two storied programs with a methodical and smothering performance reminiscent of last year’s 24-3 win in Tuscaloosa. Both teams came into the second week of the season with unsettled quarterback issues. For Penn State, Nittany Lions (1-1) fans might be wondering if either Robert Bolden or Matt McGloin are the answer. They combined to go 12 for 39 for 144 yards. Read the full AP recap, check out the box score and see our Big Ten scoreboard.

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Colter, 'Cats Put Away Eastern Illinois

(AP) Kain Colter delivered again while filling in for star Dan Persa, running for a career-high 109 yards with three touchdowns and throwing for 104 more to lead Northwestern to a 42-21 victory over Eastern Illinois on Saturday. With Persa in uniform but still recovering from a ruptured Achilles tendon, Colter came through with another impressive performance after leading the Wildcats to a 24-17 win at Boston College in the opener. The sophomore wound up with more than 100 yards rushing for the second time in his career. When he wasn’t running by the Panthers (1-1), he completed 10 of 13 passes without an interception to lead Northwestern (2-0) to an easy win over an FCS opponent. Read the full AP recap, check out the box score and see our Big Ten scoreboard.

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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

(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

(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

(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

(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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