Big Ten roundup Saturday’s other games
No. 10 Wisconsin 54, Akron 10
Corey Clement ran for two scores before leaving with an injury, Jazz Peavy had two touchdown catches and No. 10 Wisconsin stuffed Akron’s spread offense. The Badgers (2-0) didn’t slack off in their 2016 debut at Camp Randall Stadium, a week after outmuscling SEC power LSU 16-14 in the season opener. Bart Houston threw for 231 yards, showing chemistry with Peavy against the porous Zips (1-1). Peavy finished with seven catches for 100 yards. Wisconsin’s defense had a safety, and the secondary accounted for two second-quarter turnovers. The Badgers led 30-10 at halftime. Clement’s injury was one of the only blemishes for Wisconsin. The senior rushed for 111 yards before departing with a left leg injury suffered on the last of his 21 carries, late in the second. Akron’s only touchdown came on JoJo Natson’s 55-yard punt return in the second.
No. 5 Michigan 51, UCF 14
ANN ARBOR, MICH.
Wilton Speight faced a defense determined to stop the run. Instead of being stubborn and sticking with a ground game, No. 5 Michigan asked Speight to put the ball in the air a lot and it worked out well. Speight threw four touchdown passes, two to Jake Butt and two to Amara Darboh, to help the Wolverines rout the Knights. “They were bringing a lot of people,” Speight said after completing 25 of 37 passes for 312 yards in his second career start. “We knew we were going to run play action.” The Wolverines (2-0) have won their first two games by a combined total of 97 points.
Cincinnati 38, Purdue 20
WEST LAFAYETTE, IND.
Quarterback Hayden Moore passed for three touchdowns and ran for two more Saturday, leading Cincinnati to a 38-20 victory against Purdue in Ross-Ade Stadium. Until Saturday, the Bearcats (2-0) had lost 11 consecutive road games against Big Ten Conference opponents. Cincinnati had not beaten a Big Ten opponent on the road since winning at Indiana in 1957. Purdue (1-1) was trying to start the season 2-0 for the first time since 2007, but quarterback David Blough was intercepted five times, and J.D. Dellinger missed a 28-yard field goal. Three interceptions of Blough set up Cincinnati touchdowns.
Indiana 30, Ball St. 20
Richard Lagow threw three touchdown passes in his home debut, and Indiana’s defense forced two more turnovers as the Hoosiers held off Ball State’s fourth-quarter flurry. Lagow, a junior college transfer, was 17 of 28 for 266 yards with no interceptions as Indiana (2-0) snapped a three-game losing streak in this series.
Minnesota 58, Indiana State 28
Mitch Leidner completed 20 of 30 passes for 295 yards and four touchdowns as Minnesota rolled to 592 total yards.
Nebraska 52, Wyoming 17
Tommy Armstrong Jr. passed for 377 yards and three touchdowns while Kieron Williams ran back one of Josh Allen’s five interceptions for a score.
Rutgers 52, Howard 14
Janarion Grant scored three touchdowns and Rutgers overcame an early scare against Howard. Grant resurrected a stunned Rutgers (1-1) from a 14-0 first quarter deficit with an 84-yard kickoff return, and he was in the center of a 21-point third quarter with touchdown runs of 58 and 21 yards.
Illinois State 9, Northwestern 7
Sean Slattery connected on a 33-yard field goal as time expired. Slattery had missed a field goal and an extra point earlier. Jake Kolbe completed 30 of his 41 passes for 287 yards and two interceptions, Anthony Warrum had nine receptions for 116 yards and George Moreira had 57 yards on 12 carries and a touchdown for Illinois State (2-0).
No. 16 Iowa 42, Iowa State 3
IOWA CITY, IOWA
— C.J. Beathard threw for 235 yards and three touchdowns and 16th-ranked Iowa throttled Iowa State, its biggest win over the rival Cyclones in 18 seasons under coach Kirk Ferentz. LeShun Daniels (Warren Harding) rushed for 112 yards and a TD to help the Hawkeyes (2-0).