BTN.com staff, September 6, 2014
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Illinois quarterback Wes Lunt threw for three touchdowns and Taylor Barton returned an interception for a late score to secure a comeback win over Western Kentucky Saturday, 42-34.
Ameer Abdullah's jaw-dropping 58-yard touchdown after a short pass from Tommy Armstrong Jr. broke a tie with 20 seconds left and allowed No. 19 Nebraska to beat FCS McNeese State 31-24 on Saturday.
Christian Hackenberg threw for three touchdowns and 319 yards and Penn State was able to overcome its own offensive inconsistency to beat Akron 21-3 on Saturday.
Cooper Rush threw two touchdown passes and Thomas Rawls ran for two more scores Saturday, giving Central Michigan a surprising 38-17 victory at Purdue.
Gary Nova threw four touchdowns and halfback Paul James had his second straight three-touchdown game to lead Rutgers to a 38-25 victory over Howard Saturday.
Tanner McEvoy overcame a slow start to throw for three touchdowns and run for another, and No. 18 Wisconsin pulled away from second-tier Western Illinois to win its home opener 37-3 Saturday.