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Bowser’s second TD run rallies Northwestern past Rutgers

by TOM CANAVAN, AP  Sports Writer PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — With a game for first place in the Big Ten West on the horizon against No. 23 Wisconsin, Northwestern almost got caught looking past lowly Rutgers. Isaiah Bowser scored on a 5-yard run with 8:12 to play and Northwestern avoided a major letdown by converting two…

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Taylor and Deal carry No. 23 Wisconsin past Illinois 49-20

by JIM HOEHN, Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — No. 23 Wisconsin bounced back from a devastating loss to maintain its hopes of a West Division title and a return to the Big Ten championship game Jonathan Taylor rushed for 159 yards and Taiwan Deal ran for 111 yards and two touchdowns as the Badgers took…

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McGuire’s 3 TDs lift W. Illinois past Missouri St 31-14

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Sean McGuire threw for 305 yards and three touchdowns and Western Illinois controlled the line of scrimmage in a 31-14 win against Missouri State on Saturday. Western Illinois (3-4, 2-2 Missouri Valley) outgained Missouri State (4-3, 2-2) in total yards 565-283 and held the ball more than 38 minutes. The Leathernecks…

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Keys, Indiana State, hold off Southern Illinois 24-21

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Ja’Quan Keys rushed for 156 yards and two touchdowns and Indiana State held off Southern Illinois for a 24-21 win on Saturday. Keys had two short touchdowns to cap a pair of 10-play drives that put the Sycamores (3-4, 1-4 Missouri Valley Conference) up 14-7 at the half. A nine-play drive…

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Bruno FG in OT gives E Illinois 24-21 win over UT Martin

CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Nick Bruno kicked a 38-yard field goal to give Eastern Illinois a 24-21 overtime win over Tennessee-Martin on Saturday. The Panthers (2-6, 2-3 Ohio Valley Conference) got the win two plays after Johnathan Brantley recovered his own fumble for a six-yard loss. On the play before he had a 6-yard pass…

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NDSU coasts to 28-14 win over Illinois State

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Top-ranked North Dakota State used three Lance Dunn touchdown runs to build a big lead and cruise to a 28-14 victory over Illinois State in Missouri Valley Football Conference play on Saturday. The Bison (7-0. 4-0), ranked No. 1 in the FCS coaches’ poll, led 7-0 after one quarter on Dunn’s…

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Simmons’ 3TDs send South Dakota past S. Illinois 31-24

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Austin Simmons threw for 333 yards and three touchdowns to lead South Dakota to a 31-24 win over Southern Illinois in a Missouri Valley Conference opener on Saturday. The win marked coach Bob Nielson’s 200th career victory. After Kai Henry’s 1-yard touchdown run put South Dakota (2-2, 1-0) out front 7-0,…

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Eastern Illinois flies past Tennessee Tech, 52-38

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Harry Woodbery threw for 339 yards and five touchdowns and Eastern Illinois beat Tennessee Tech, 52-38 Saturday night in an Ohio Valley Conference game that saw the teams combine to score 42 points in the fourth quarter. Woodbury and Tennessee Tech quarterback Bailey Fisher combined to throw for 722 yards and…

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Harbison’s plunge lifts N. Illinois to 26-23 win in 3OT

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Tre Harbison cracked the goal line on his fourth consecutive carry, lifting Northern Illinois to a 26-23 triple-overtime win at Eastern Michigan in a Mid-American Conference showdown Saturday night. Trailing 23-20, Northern Illinois (2-3, 2-0) took seven plays to score the winning TD. Harbison’s 10-yard run gave the Huskies a first-and-goal…

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No. 14 Michigan rallies to beat Northwestern 20-17

by JOHN JACKSON, Associated Press EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Facing a large early deficit on the road and struggling on both sides of the ball, Michigan appeared headed for a frustrating loss. The players, though, said they never doubted they would rally. Karan Higdon ran for 115 yards and two touchdowns, Shea Patterson threw 196 yards…

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Western Illinois holds off Youngstown State 45-38

MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — Sean McGuire threw for 324 yards and four touchdowns to help Western Illinois beat Youngstown State 45-38 in the Missouri Valley Conference opener for both teams on Saturday. The Leathernecks (2-2) scored back-to-back TDs — the second after a Penguins fumble — to lead 45-24 in the middle of the fourth…

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Joseph blocks field goal on final play, Missouri State wins

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Darius Joseph blocked a 32-yard field goal as time expired, preserving Missouri State’s 24-21 victory over Illinois State on Saturday in a Missouri Valley Football Conference opener for both teams. Missouri State, holding a 10-point lead, stopped Illinois State on fourth down at the 8-yard line with 5:15 left to play.…

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No. 14 Michigan looks to keep rolling against Northwestern

No. 14 Michigan (3-1, 1-0 Big Ten) at Northwestern (1-2, 1-0), 4:30 p.m. ET (FOX). Line: Michigan by 14. Series record: Michigan leads 57-15-2. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Michigan is rolling with three straight blowout wins. The Wolverines have outscored their past three opponents by a combined 150-33. Northwestern has dropped back-to-back home games, blowing an…

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Illinois RB Mike Epstein poised for breakout season

by TERRY TOWERY, Associated Press CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — First-year offensive coordinator Rod Smith’s up-tempo, spread offense has created some big opportunities for Illinois, which has contributed to a solid 2-1 record going into Friday’s conference opener at home against No. 10 Penn State. No one has benefited more from Smith’s complex system than sophomore running…

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Penn State opens Big Ten play against Illinois

by The Associated Press No. 10 Penn State (3-0, Big Ten 0-0) at Illinois (2-1, 0-0), Friday, 9 p.m. ET (FS1). Line: Penn State by 27. Series record: Penn State leads 18-5. WHAT’S AT STAKE? The Nittany Lions are rolling going into conference play, having outscored their last two opponents 114-16 overall and 72-0 in…

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Big Ten title hopes take hit with out-of-conference losses

by TOM CANAVAN, AP Sports Writer Less than a month into the college football season, the results haven’t been particularly good for the Big Ten. Traditional powers Wisconsin, Michigan and Michigan State have lost nonconference games. There are five unbeaten teams left in the league and No. 4 Ohio State plays at No. 10 Penn State…

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Nonconference losses can prove costly for top Big Ten teams

by NOAH TRISTER, AP Sports Writer The last two seasons, the Big Ten champion was left out of college football’s playoff, in part because it had lost early during the nonconference portion of the schedule. This year, Michigan State and Michigan are already facing the same possible predicament. The 25th-ranked Spartans already have a loss after…

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