Big Ten football undefeated in first week of 2006 season

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