Football Recaps - Sept. 10
Sept. 10, 2011
Wisconsin 35, Oregon State 0: Russell Wilson threw three touchdowns and No. 8 Wisconsin overcame a slow start from its running game to beat Oregon State 35-0 at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday.
Michigan State 44, Florida Atlantic 0: Kirk Cousins and Le'Veon Bell teamed up to lead Michigan State to a 44-0 victory over Florida Atlantic on Saturday at Spartan Stadium. Cousins passed for 184 yards, while Bell ran for 68 yards and one touchdown.
Illinois 56, South Dakota State 3: Freshman running back Donovonn Young introduced himself to Illinois fans with a pair of touchdowns and Nathan Scheelhaase ran for two more on Saturday in a 56-3 blowout over South Dakota State.
Ohio State 27, Toledo 22: Chris Fields returned a punt 69 yards and Carlos Hyderan for two more scores to lead No. 15 Ohio State past Toledo 27-22 Saturday, a win that was secure only after the Buckeyes held the Rockets' on their last drive.
Iowa State 44, Iowa 41 (3OT): James White's 4-yard TD run in triple overtime pushed Iowa State past rival Iowa 44-41 on Saturday, snapping a three-game losing streak to the rival Hawkeyes in thrilling fashion.
Northwestern 42, Eastern Illinois 21: Kain Colter delivered again while filling in for star Dan Persa, running for a career-high 109 yards with three touchdowns and throwing for 104 more to lead Northwestern to a 42-21 victory over Eastern Illinois on Saturday.
Alabama 27, Penn State 11: A.J. McCarron was poised and efficient in a rare trip into Big Ten country for No. 3 Alabama, throwing for 163 yards and a touchdown against No. 23 Penn State in a 27-11 victory on Saturday.
New Mexico State 28, Minnesota 21: New Mexico State's 28-21 victory at Minnesota on Saturday afternoon was overshadowed by a health scare for Gophers head coach Jerry Kill, who had an apparent seizure on the sideline and was taken from the stadium by ambulance with 20 seconds left in the game.
Rice 24, Purdue 22: Justin Allen blocked Carson Wiggs' 31-yard field-goal attempt as time expired and Rice snapped its 10-year losing streak against Bowl Championship Series teams with a 24-22 victory over Purdue on Saturday.
Nebraska 42, Fresno State 29: Ameer Abdullah returned a kickoff 100 yards after Fresno State made it a two-point game in the fourth quarter, and Taylor Martinez`s 46-yard touchdown run secured the 10th-ranked Cornhuskers' 42-29 victory on Saturday night.
Virginia 34, Indiana 31: Virginia scored 11 points in the final 96 seconds Saturday night, getting a 23-yard field goal from Robert Randolph as time expired to beat Indiana 34-31.
Michigan 35, Notre Dame 31: Michigan scored 14 points in the final 72 seconds of regulation and downed Notre Dame, 35-31, in a thrilling end to the first night game in Michigan Stadium history.