BTN.com staff, August 28, 2014
Minnesota and Rutgers opened up Big Ten play with impressive victories Thursday night. The Gophers kicked off the action by topping Eastern Illinois, 42-20, at TCF Bank Stadium. Rutgers followed with a 41-38 comeback win over Washington State in its Big Ten debut.
(AP) Paul James ran for 173 yards and his third touchdown run with 3:24 left gave Rutgers a wild 41-38 victory over Washington State on Thursday night in the Scarlet Knights' first game as a member of the Big Ten Conference.
(AP) Mitch Leidner ran for two scores and threw a touchdown pass to Donovahn Jones, leading Minnesota to a season-opening 42-20 victory over Eastern Illinois on Thursday night.