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.
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.
Iowa State stuffed the run, giving up just 11 yards on the ground in the first quarter and the Cyclones lead 6-3 at the end of the first quarter. Iowa State scored when Steele Jantz and Aaron Horne combined for a five-yard touchdown to clinch a 10-play, 75-yard drive, giving the Cyclones the game’s first lead. Iowa State missed the extra point.
Thanks to a mean rushing attack, No. 19 Michigan leads 7-3 at the end of the first quarter. The Wolverines rushed for 100 yards in the quarter. The Wolverines got on the scoreboard first, rattling off a two-play, 80-yard drive that ended in a score when Denard Robinson took a quarterback draw all the way for a 79-yard touchdown run.
Braxton Miller became the first Ohio State quarterback to rush for three touchdowns in 34 years and he passed for another score to lead the 14th-ranked Buckeyes to a 31-16 victory over Central Florida on Saturday. A week after setting a school quarterback record with 161 rushing yards in a 56-10 win over Miami (Ohio), Miller ran for 141 yards on 27 carries. His number kept coming up after starting running back Carlos Hyde left with a first-half knee injury.