Big Ten football undefeated in first week of 2006 season

After sitting out four games last year due to injury, Michigan running back Mike Hart opened the season up with avengence running for 146 yards and leading his team to a 27-7 season opener win over Vanderbilt.

After sitting out four games last year due to injury, Michigan running back Mike Hart opened the season up with avengence running for 146 yards and leading his team to a 27-7 season opener win over Vanderbilt.

Sept. 2, 2006

Iowa 41, Montana 7-Drew Tate threw for 223 yards and three touchdowns and Albert Young added 148 yards of total offense and two scores to lead No. 16 Iowa past Montana 41-7 on Saturday. Full Story

Michigan 27, Vanderbilt 7- Mike Hart ran for 146 yards and No. 14 Michigan got off to a strong start with a 27-7 victory over Vanderbilt on Saturday. Full Story

Michigan State 27, Idaho 17- Drew Stanton threw for 225 yards and a touchdown Saturday to lead Michigan State to a 27-17 win over Idaho and new coach Dennis Erickson. Full Story

Purdue 60, Indiana State 35-Curtis Painter passed for 261 yards and two touchdowns and ran for two scores as Purdue beat Indiana State 60-35 on Saturday. Full Story

Ohio State 35, Northern Illinois 12- Troy Smith and Ted Ginn Jr. were looking out for No. 1. Smith tossed touchdown passes of 5 and 58 yards to Ginn on top-ranked Ohio State's first two possessions to fuel the Buckeyes' 35-12 victory over Northern Illinois on Saturday. Full Story

Penn State 34, Akron 16- With a new quarterback running the offense, Penn State barely missed a beat. Anthony Morelli threw for 206 yards and three touchdowns in his first start and No. 19 Penn State threw in some new wrinkles on defense to defeat Akron, 34-16 on Saturday at rain-soaked Beaver Stadium. Full Story

Wisconsin 35, Bowling Green 14-John Stocco threw a touchdown pass and sneaked for a score, leading Wisconsin to a 35-14 win over Bowling Green in Bret Bielema's debut as Badgers coach on Saturday night. Full Story

Indiana 39, Western Michigan 20-Blake Powers and Graeme McFarland each threw one touchdown pass, and Indiana scored off interception and punt returns to beat Western Michigan 39-20 on Saturday. Full Story

Illinois 42, Eastern Illinois 17-Tim Brasic threw for 149 yards and Pierre Thomas rushed for 126 yards on 15 carries as Illinois snapped a nine-game losing streak with a 42-17 victory over Eastern Illinois in the first-ever game between the schools. Full Story