Big returns guide Iowa in romp
IOWA CITY, Iowa — Kevonte Martin-Manley returned back-to-back punts for touchdowns; B.J. Lowery returned a pair of interceptions for TDs and Iowa rolled past Western Michigan 59-3 on Saturday.
The Hawkeyes (3-1) now enter Big Ten play with a three-game winning streak, their longest since 2010.
Martin-Manley scored on returns of 83 and 63 yards early in the second quarter as Iowa jumped out to a 38-3 halftime lead.
Lowery took back picks for 35 and 13-yard TDs for Iowa, which scored its most points since it had 62 against Northwestern in 2002.
Tyler Van Tubbergen had 114 yards passing for the Broncos (0-4).
Wisconsin 41, Purdue 10
Melvin Gordon ran for three touchdowns, James White added 145 yards and a 70-yard score, and No. 24 Wisconsin opened Big Ten play with a 41-10 win over Purdue.
Ohio St. 76, Florida A&M 0
Kenny Guiton again starred in place of the injured Braxton Miller, setting a school record with six touchdown passes — all in the first half - to lead No. 4 Ohio State to a 76-0 victory against Florida A&M.
Northwestern 35, Maine 21
Linebacker Damien Proby and defensive end Dean Lowry each had an interception return for a touchdown to lead No. 18 Northwestern to a 35-21 win over Maine.
Nebraska 59, South Dakota St. 20
Tommy Armstrong Jr. and Ron Kellogg III combined to pass for 305 yards, Ameer Abdullah ran for a career-high 139 yards and Nebraska shook off South Dakota State in the second quarter in a 59-20 victory.
Penn St. 34, Kent St. 0
Running back Zack Zwinak scored three times for the second consecutive week in leading Penn State to a 34-0 win over Kent State.
Michigan 24, Connecticut 21
Fitz Toussaint rushed for 121 yards and two touchdowns as Michigan fended off an upset bid by the University of Connecticut.
Notre Dame 17, Michigan St. 13
Cam McDaniel scored on a 7-yard run following a questionable pass interference call, one of several penalties that hurt Michigan State, as Notre Dame beat the Spartans 17-13 Saturday for their 10th straight home win.
Missouri 45, Indiana 28
James Franklin threw for 340 yards and two touchdowns to lead Missouri to a 45-28 win over Indiana on Saturday night in Bloomington.