BTN.com staff, September 5, 2015
Saturday was filled with plenty of Big Ten football headlines.
Catch up on all of Saturday's Week 1 Big Ten football action inside.
There will be one Big Ten game Sunday (Purdue at Marshall) and Monday (No. 1 Ohio State at Virginia Tech) to close out a four-day opening week of action.
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Catch up on all of Saturday's action with the links below.
IOWA 31, SOUTHERN ILLINOIS 14: BOX | PBP | AP RECAP | VIDEO
C.J. Beathard threw for 211 yards and a touchdown in his first career start at Kinnick Stadium and Iowa pounded Illinois State 31-14 on Saturday. Beathard also ran for two touchdowns, and LeShun Daniels, Jr. had 123 yards rushing for the Hawkeyes in their opener.
MARYLAND 50, RICHMOND 21: BOX | PBP | AP RECAP | VIDEO
William Likely set a Big Ten record with 233 yards in punt returns, Brandon Ross ran for career-high 150 yards and one touchdown as Maryland rolled to a season-opening 50-21 victory over Richmond on Saturday. Perry Hills threw two touchdown passes for the Terrapins, who scored 37 straight points after falling behind 14-13 in the second quarter.
NORTHWESTERN 16, STANFORD 6: BOX | PBP | AP RECAP | VIDEO
Freshman Clayton Thorson ran 42 yards for a touchdown while playing turnover-free ball at quarterback, Justin Jackson added 134 yards rushing, and Northwestern beat No. 21 Stanford 16-6 in the season-opener Saturday afternoon.
RUTGERS 63, NORFOLK STATE 13: BOX | PBP | AP RECAP | VIDEO
Leonte Carroo caught three third-quarter touchdown passes after sitting out a first-half suspension and set a school record as Rutgers overcame the distractions of an academic investigation involving coach Kyle Flood and the dismissal of five arrested players in a 63-13 win over Norfolk State on Saturday.
ILLINOIS 52, KENT STATE 3: BOX | PBP | AP RECAP | VIDEO
Wes Lunt passed for four touchdowns and Illinois routed Kent State 52-3 in the opener for both teams on Saturday, a day after it was re-scheduled due to lightning. An Illini team looking to bounce back from a season of off-field turmoil took a 38-0 halftime lead Saturday and cruised to the win. Lunt was 11 of 19 for 162 yards before heading to the bench in the third quarter with Illinois comfortably ahead.
BYU 33, NEBRASKA 28: BOX | PBP | AP RECAP | VIDEO
Mitch Mathews caught backup quarterback Tanner Mangum's 42-yard Hail Mary with no time left, giving BYU a 33-28 victory over Nebraska and spoiling the debut of new Cornhuskers coach Mike Riley. Mangum entered the game in the fourth quarter after Taysom Hill went out with an injury.
TEMPLE 27, PENN STATE 10: BOX | PBP | AP RECAP
P.J. Walker scored the go-ahead touchdown late in the third quarter to rally Temple to a 27-10 win over Penn State on Saturday. It was Temple's first win over the Nittany Lions in 74 years. Temple hadn't won in the series since Oct. 18, 1941. Penn State was 38-0-1 since `41 with a 7-7 tie in 1950 the only time the Owls played without a loss.
INDIANA 48, SOUTHERN ILLINOIS 47: BOX | PBP | AP RECAP | VIDEO
Jordan Howard rushed for 145 yards and three touchdowns in his Indiana debut to help the Hoosiers slip past Southern Illinois, 48-47, in the season opener for both teams on Saturday. Indiana had to stop a Southern Illinois two-point conversion with 18 seconds left to clinch the victory.
ALABAMA 35, WISCONSIN 17: BOX | PBP | AP RECAP | VIDEO
Derrick Henry is leading No. 3 Alabama in rushing again, this time as the featured back. After being the Crimson Tide's leading rusher last season while backing up a second-round NFL draft pick, Henry took over as the No. 1 guy Saturday night. He ran for 147 yards with three touchdowns in a season-opening 35-17 victory over No. 20 Wisconsin.
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