Week Two Football Recaps




Sept. 11, 2010

Michigan State 30, Florida Atlantic 17: Edwin Baker ran for an 80-yard touchdown and had 183 yards rushing to lead Michigan State to a 30-17 win over Florida Atlantic on Saturday.

The Spartans (2-0) wore their road whites in the Motor City matchup that was originally scheduled to be at the Owls' new stadium in Boca Raton, Fla.

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Northwestern 37, Illinois State 3: Dan Persa threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score to lead Northwestern past Illinois State 37-3 Saturday.

Persa was 19 of 23 for 240 yards, and Drake Dunsmore caught both his TD passes. Arby Fields ran for 96 yards and a touchdown run for the Wildcats (2-0).

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Purdue 31, Western Illinois 21: Dan Dierking rushed for 102 yards and two touchdowns to help Purdue beat Western Illinois 31-21 on Saturday in its home opener.

Keith Smith caught six passes for 43 yards, but Purdue's top receiver left the game in the fourth quarter with an injured right knee.

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Wisconsin 27, San Jose State 14: John Clay ran for 137 yards and two touchdowns, and No. 11 Wisconsin beat San Jose State 27-14 on Saturday in a game overshadowed by the sight of teammate David Gilreath being taken off the field on a stretcher.

It was Clay's eighth straight 100-yard rushing game as the Badgers won their 15th straight home opener and improved to 13-0 in nonconference regular-season games under coach Bret Bielema.

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South Dakota 41, Minnesota 38: Dante Warren passed for 352 yards and three touchdowns for South Dakota and scampered for a 25-yard score on fourth-and-1 midway through the fourth quarter, sealing a 41-38 victory over Minnesota on Saturday.

 

 

Warren, a junior from Arlington Heights, Ill., in his first year as a starter, spurred the Coyotes (1-1) to a program-defining stunner over the Golden Gophers (1-1) who - gulp - host No. 16 Southern Cal next week.

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Iowa 35, Iowa State 7: Adam Robinson rushed for a career-high 156 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries as No. 9 Iowa crushed Iowa State 35-7 for its third straight win over the rival Cyclones. Ricky Stanzi threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score for the Hawkeyes (2-0), who scored touchdowns on four of their first five drives.

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Michigan 28, Notre Dame 24: Denard Robinson capped another electrifying performance Saturday by running for a 2-yard touchdown with 27 seconds left, sending Michigan to a 28-24 victory over Notre Dame.

Robinson also had an 87-yard TD run and finished with 502 total yards offense, easily eclipsing the Michigan quarterback record he set against UConn (383) a week earlier. He carried 28 times for 258 yards and two touchdowns and passed for another 244 with a TD.

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Ohio State 36, Miami (Fla.) 24: Eight seasons later, the rematch wasn't nearly as close. Terrelle Pryor ran for 113 yards and a touchdown and passed for another Saturday and No. 2 Ohio State intercepted Jacory Harris four times in a 36-24 victory over 12th-ranked Miami on Saturday.

The last time the teams had met was in the national championship game at the 2003 Fiesta Bowl, with the Buckeyes taking a dramatic and controversial 31-24 victory in double-overtime.

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Alabama 24, Penn State 3: Trent Richardson ran for 144 yards in place of injured Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram, leading No. 1 Alabama to a 24-3 win over No. 18 Penn State on Saturday night.

The Crimson Tide (2-0) hardly slowed down without Ingram, and a young defense forced Rob Bolden and the Nittany Lions (1-1) into several turnovers to end promising drives.

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Illinois 35, Southern Illinois 3: Mikel LeShoure ran for 115 yards and two touchdowns and A.J. Jenkins had 114 receiving yards and a score Saturday night to lead Illinois past Southern Illinois 35-3.

The Illini (1-1) held the Salukis to a first-half field goal a week after Southern Illinois (1-1), of the FCS, defeated Quincy 70-7.

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