Week 3 Football Recaps

Saturday, Sept. 16

Michigan 29, Air Force 13:  Donovan Peoples-Jones returned a punt 79 yards for a score and Quinn Nordin tied a school record with five field goals, helping Michigan oclaim a 29-13 win over Air Force on Saturday. The Wolverines (3-0) didn't lead by more than three points until Peoples-Jones' touchdown early in the third quarter. FULL STORY

Northern Illinois 21, Nebraska 17:  Jordan Huff scored the winning touchdown midway through the fourth quarter, and Northern Illinois made two big defensive stops to finish a 21-17 upset of Nebraska on Saturday. Nebraska had two chances with the ball after Northern Illinois went ahead. But Mycial Allen broke up a pass on fourth-and-7, and Tanner Lee threw his third interception of the game, allowing the Huskies to go into victory formation with 1:36 left. FULL STORY

Iowa 31, North Texas 14:  Iowa survived non-conference play - but it hardly went unscathed. Nate Stanley threw for 197 yards and a pair of touchdowns and Iowa overwhelmed North Texas 31-14 on Saturday. Freshman Ivory Kelly-Martin added 74 yards rushing and two TDs for the Hawkeyes (3-0), who played most of the second half without running backs Akrum Wadley and James Butler. FULL RECAP

Minnesota 34, Middle Tennessee 3:  Kobe McCrary rushed for 107 yards and three touchdowns and Jacob Huff returned an interception 67 yards for a touchdown to lead Minnesota to a 34-3 victory over Middle Tennessee State on Saturday. Rodney Smith rushed for 107 yards in the first half before leaving with an injury and Conor Rhoda completed 11 of 18 passes for 122 yards in his first game since being named the full-time starter for the Golden Gophers, who wore all gold for the first time since 1974. FULL RECAP

Rutgers 65, Morgan State 0:  Johnathan Lewis tries not to pay attention to the hype around him from Rutgers' base. It's going to be a bit harder now. The freshman quarterback ran for four touchdowns and passed for another in part-time action Saturday, and Rutgers defeated Morgan State 65-0 to snap an 11-game losing streak. Lewis took only five first-half snaps and didn't lead a full drive until late in the third quarter, but the highly touted recruit gave a potential glimpse of the future in the victory. FULL RECAP

Wisconsin 40, BYU 6:  Wisconsin ran roughshod over BYU on Saturday, doing whatever it wanted for 60 minutes on the Cougars' home field. Alex Hornibrook threw for four touchdowns and 256 yards as the Badgers eased to a 40-6 victory over BYU. Wisconsin (3-0) met little resistance as it put the game away in the first half and led 24-6 at halftime. Hornibrook missed on only one pass all day. He completed 10 of 11 passes in the first half for 149 yards and two touchdowns. The second half was more of the same as he hit on all eight attempts. The sophomore put up career highs in passing yards, passing touchdowns and completions. The 94.7 completion percentage was a single-game school record. FULL RECAP

Purdue 35, Missouri 3:  Under first-year coach Jeff Brohm, Purdue is showing signs of life. The same can't be said of Missouri in Barry Odom's second season. The Boilermakers dominated the Tigers 35-3 on Saturday and will head into Big Ten play just one victory short of last season's total. It was the fewest points surrendered by Purdue (2-1) since a 59-0 victory over Southeast Missouri State in 2011. FULL RECAP

Ohio State 38, Army West Point 7:  Freshman J.K. Dobbins ran for 172 yards and a pair of touchdowns as Ohio State defeated Army 38-7 on Saturday. Dobbins broke away for an electrifying 52-yard touchdown run to open the second half after romping for 22 yards on the previous play, extending Ohio State's 17-7 halftime lead. The Buckeyes (2-1) then got touchdowns on two of their next three drives to pull away. FULL RECAP

Northwestern 49, Bowling Green 7:  Clayton Thorson threw for a career-high 370 yards and two touchdown passes, Justin Jackson rushed for three touchdowns and Northwestern beat Bowling Green 49-7 on Saturday night. The Wildcats scored touchdowns on five consecutive possessions in the first half, Bennett Skowronek caught consecutive touchdown passes from Thorson in the first half and Jackson rushed for two. FULL RECAP

Penn State 56, Georgia State 0:  Trace McSorley threw a Beaver Stadium-record 85-yard touchdown pass to Saquon Barkley for one of his four scoring strikes and also ran for a touchdown in Penn State's 56-0 victory over Georgia State 56-0 on Saturday night. McSorley completed 14 of 19 passes for 258 yards in the first half to help Penn State (3-0) take a 35-0 lead. McSorley finished 18 of 23 for 309 yards. Barkley had 226 all-purpose yards and wasn't fazed by an awkward hit that sent him laboring to the sideline in the second quarter. FULL RECAP


Friday, Sept. 15

South Florida 47, Illinois 23: Quinton Flowers threw for 280 yards and four touchdowns and South Florida returned from a Hurricane Irma-imposed layoff to beat Illinois 47-23 on Friday night. Illinois (2-1) fell in what also was a homecoming of sorts for coach Lovie Smith, who returned to the stadium where he led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for two seasons. Illini freshman Mike Epstein scored on a 46-yard run and a 21-yard pass from Jeff George Jr., who replaced starter Chayce Crouch in the second half. FULL STORY