Big Ten Football Teams See Another Successful Weekend

Wisconsin's Owen Daniels led the Badgers with three TDs in a 65-0 rout of Temple on Saturday.

Wisconsin's Owen Daniels led the Badgers with three TDs in a 65-0 rout of Temple on Saturday.

Sept. 10, 2005

Week 2 Football

Wisconsin 65, Temple 0: Senior tight end Owen Daniels caught a career-high three touchdown passes and Wisconsinopened up its passing game and emptied its bench in a 65-0 rout of Temple on Saturday. It was the Badgers' biggest margin of victory since an 85-0 shutout of Marquette in 1915 and their highest-scoring day since piling up 69 points against New Mexico State in 1962. Full Story...

Purdue 49, Akron, 24: Purdue ran the ball a lot more than usual, and it paid off against Akron. Jerod Void ran for 101 yards and a score, helping Purdue to a 49-24 victory on Saturday. Last season, Purdue recorded more than twice as many passing yards as running. Against Akron, the Boilermakers passed for 267 yards and rushed for 211. Full Story...

Notre Dame, 17, Michigan 10: A mere two games into his Notre Dame tenure, Charlie Weis has joined Knute Rockne in the record books. And even though he isn't interested in any comparisons to the famed Fighting Irish coach, if Weis keeps winning games like he did Saturday at No. 3 Michigan he might not have a choice. Full Story...

Penn State 42, Cincinnati 24: Michael Robinson's 59-yard touchdown pass to Justin King sparked a quiet crowd as Penn State showed off a big-play offense after halftime to support a solid defense in a 42-24 rout of Cincinnati on Saturday. Penn State (2-0) held a 14-3 lead five minutes into the second half when safety Calvin Lowry hit Bearcats freshman quarterback Dustin Grutza, who fumbled. Defensive back Paul Cronin recovered at the 41 to get the ball from Cincinnati (1-1). Full Story...

Minnesota 56, Colorado State 24: Laurence Maroney ran 26 times for 133 yards and two touchdowns, leading Minnesota to a 56-24 victory over Colorado State on Saturday. Maintaining his position as a darkhorse Heisman Trophy contender, Maroney gave the Gophers (2-0) room to breathe by scoring on runs of 2 and 32 yards in the second quarter. The latter came on a toss sweep in which the junior zipped across the line of scrimmage untouched and broke a tackle attempt by free safety Robert Herbert at the 5-yard line on his way to the end zone. Full Story...

Illinois 40, San Jose State 19: Tim Brasic, Pierre Thomas and E.B. Halsey scored first-quarter touchdowns as Illinois erased an early deficit and beat San Jose State 40-19 on Saturday. Thomas' touchdown was set up by a 27-yard interception return by Remond Willis. A week after allowing 517 yards to Rutgers, Illinois held the Spartans to just 15 rushing and 231 total on the way to a 2-0 record for the first time since its Big Ten championship season in 2001. Full Story...

Iowa St. 23, Iowa 3: Iowa State's turnaround was stunning. So was Iowa's, though for completely different reasons. A week after struggling to beat Division I-AA Illinois State, Iowa State played inspired defense and capitalized on turnovers for all its points to shock No. 8 Iowa 23-3 Saturday and end the Hawkeyes' nine-game winning streak. Iowa State (2-0) frustrated Iowa (1-1) throughout the steamy afternoon, recovering three fumbles and intercepting two passes, one of which LaMarcus Hicks returned 28 yards for a touchdown. Full Story...

Northwestern 38, Northern Illinois 31: Tyrell Sutton ran for his fourth touchdown of the game with just over a minute left, and Northern Illinois failed to convert a 2-point conversion in the final seconds in the Wildcats' 38-37 win Saturday. After Sutton put Northwestern up 38-31 with a 5-yard touchdown run, Northern Illinois marched down the field in less than minute to set up Phil Horvath's 19-yard scoring pass to Sam Hurd with 6 seconds left. Full Story...

Michigan State 42, Hawaii 14: Drew Stanton completed 21 of 26 passes for 301 yards and three touchdowns Saturday as Michigan State defeated Hawaii 42-14. The Spartans (2-0) had 499 yards of offense against the Warriors (0-2), who made their first road trip to the Eastern time zone since 1975. Hawaii, which traveled more than 4,000 miles for this game, has lost its last six road openers. Full Story...

Indiana 35, Nicholls State 31: Blake Powers threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to James Hardy with 47 seconds left to give Indiana a 35-31 victory Saturday night over Division I-AA Nicholls State, a Louisiana school which had its early season schedule disrupted by Hurricane Katrina. Powers passed for 307 yards and four touchdowns for Indiana (2-0), which was in control early before the Colonels (0-1) got back into the game in the third quarter. Full Story...

Texas 25, Ohio State 22: Vince Young connected in the clutch and won it for Texas with his arm, more than his legs - just like a star quarterback is supposed to.  Young, best known for his highlight-reel runs, threw a 24-yard go-ahead touchdown to Limas Sweed with 2:37 left and No. 2 Texas defeated No. 4 Ohio State 25-22 Saturday night in the much-anticipated first meeting between two of college football's most storied programs.  Full Story...