Iowa 30, Rutgers 0: Nate Stanley threw for 236 yards and three touchdowns and Iowa rolled past Rutgers 30-0 on Saturday in its Big Ten opener. New Jersey native Ihmir Smith-Marsette caught two TD passes for the Hawkeyes (2-0, 1-0 Big Ten), who’ve allowed just 14 points in two games ahead of next week’s rivalry showdown at Iowa State.
Maryland 63, Syracuse 20: Josh Jackson threw for 296 yards and three touchdowns to anchor another prolific offensive performance by Maryland, which scored 42 first-half points against Syracuse in a surprisingly lopsided 63-20 victory Saturday. Anthony McFarland Jr. ran for two scores and caught a 6-yard TD pass from Jackson during a sparkling first half in which the Terrapins amassed 397 yards and built a 29-point lead.
Michigan 24, Army 21 (2OT): Jake Moody made a 43-yard field goal and Michigan forced and recovered a fumble to hold on for a 24-21 double-overtime win over Army on Saturday.
Ohio State 42, Cincinnati 0: Justin Fields passed for two touchdowns and ran for two more scores, and Ohio State cruised to a 42-0 rout of Cincinnati on Saturday. J.K. Dobbins rushed for 141 yards and two touchdowns — all in the first half — as the Buckeyes (2-0) dismantled Cincinnati.
Purdue 42, Vanderbilt 24: Elijah Sindelar passed for 509 yards and five touchdowns and ran for another TD in Purdue’s 42-24 victory over Vanderbilt on Saturday. Purdue speedy sophomore Rondale Moore caught 13 passes for 220 yards, both career highs. The Boilermakers scored quickly after taking the second-half kickoff to take a 21-10 edge. Jared Sparks hauled in a wide-open 50-yard TD pass from Sindelar as one Vanderbilt defender fell down on the coverage.
Illinois 31, UConn 23: Brandon Peters set career highs, throwing for 225 yards and four touchdowns as Illinois beat UConn 31-23 on Saturday. Jakari Norwood had 62 yards to lead a rushing attack that accounted for 130 yards.
Indiana 52, Eastern Illinois 0: Backup quarterback Peyton Ramsey was 13 of 14 for 226 yards and two touchdowns as Indiana shut out Eastern Illinois 52-0 on Saturday. Michael Penix Jr., Indiana’s starter at quarterback, was 14 of 20 with 197 yards and two touchdowns before taking a seat late in the second quarter.
Wisconsin 61, Central Michigan 0: Jonathan Taylor rushed for three touchdowns and caught another as Wisconsin cruised past Central Michigan 61-0 in its home opener Saturday. While Wisconsin (2-0) had 599 yards of total offense, Central Michigan (1-1) managed just 58 yards and three first downs.
Colorado 34, Nebraska 31 (OT): James Stefanou’s 34-yard field goal in overtime gave Colorado its first lead and the Buffaloes beat Nebraska 34-31 on Saturday when punter Isaac Armstrong’s 49-yard try sailed wide right.
Michigan State 51, Western Michigan 17: Darrell Stewart had 10 catches for 185 yards, and Michigan State’s offense scored touchdowns on its first three drives on the way to a 51-17 win over Western Michigan on Saturday night that gave coach Mark Dantonio a share of the school record for victories. Dantonio won his 109th game for the Spartans, matching Duffy Daugherty’s mark.
Penn State 45, Buffalo 13: Sean Clifford threw for 280 yards and four touchdowns and Penn State defeated Buffalo 45-13 on Saturday night. The Nittany Lions (1-0) took the lead for good when John Reid ran back an interception 37 yards for a touchdown early in the third.