Week Four of Football Games Complete
Sept. 20, 2008
Ohio State 28, Troy 10: Terrelle Pryor took charge of Ohio State's offense, throwing four touchdown passes to lead the sluggish Buckeyes to a 28-10 victory over Troy on Saturday.
Penn State 45, Temple 3: No. 16 Penn State built another huge halftime lead, then cruised to an easy win over Temple with Hall of Famer Joe Paterno coaching from the press box in the second half. Daryll Clark threw two touchdown passes and ran for an 11-yard score and Stephfon Green ran for 132 yards and a 69-yard TD as the Nittany Lions rolled to 4-0 on the season with a 45-3 win over the Owls on Saturday.
Pitt 21, Iowa 20: LeSean McCoy ran 27 yards for a go-ahead touchdown early in the fourth quarter despite being outrushed by Iowa's Shonn Greene in a matchup of top running backs, and Pittsburgh rallied after losing a double-digit lead to beat the Hawkeyes 21-20 Saturday.
Purdue 32, Central Michigan 25: Kory Sheets broke loose for a 46-yard touchdown run with a minute left in the game to lift Purdue to a 32-25 victory over Central Michigan on Saturday. Central Michigan (2-2) appeared set to pull off an upset after taking a 25-24 lead with 1:18 to go on a 6-yard touchdown pass by Dan LeFevour followed by a 2-point conversion pass to Antonio Brown.
Minnesota 37, Florida Atlantic 3: Four interceptions by the vastly improved Minnesota defense, including a 50-yard return for a touchdown by Simoni Lawrence, helped the Gophers top Florida Atlantic 37-3 on Saturday and take an unbeaten record into the Big Ten season.
Northwestern 16, Ohio 8: Northwestern got off to a 4-0 start for the first time since 1962 by blocking two field goals, recovering two fumbles and holding pesky Ohio to four yards rushing in a 16-8 win Saturday. The Wildcats survived an offensive drought in the second half and four interceptions by C.J. Bacher, as well as an injury to starting tailback Tyrell Sutton.
Michigan State 23, Notre Dame 7: Michigan State gave Javon Ringer the ball all game and Notre Dame couldn't do much about it. Ringer ran for 201 yards and two touchdowns on 39 carries, carrying the Spartans to a 23-7 win over the Fighting Irish on Saturday.
Ball State 42, Indiana 20: MiQuale Lewis ran for 166 yards and four touchdowns, helping Ball State overcame the loss of receiver Dante Love to beat Indiana 42-20 on Saturday night.