Week 3 Football Recaps

9/17/2022 8:01:31 AM

SATURDAY, SEPT. 17
INDIANA 33, Western Kentucky 30 (OT): Connor Bazelak threw a touchdown pass and completed a 2-point conversion pass with 47 seconds left Saturday to force overtime and Charles Campbell made a 51-yard field goal to give the Hoosiers a 33-30 victory over Western Kentucky on Saturday. The unbeaten Hoosiers have rallied in the second half of all three victories this season and have now surpassed last season's win total. But it took everything Indiana could muster late — a 17-point fourth quarter, a late goal-line stand, Western Kentucky's missed 44-yard field goal as time expired in regulation, and a blocked 39-yard field-goal attempt in overtime before Campbell won it. [FULL RECAP]
 
MICHIGAN 59, UConn 0: The No. 4-ranked University of Michigan football team closed out its non-conference schedule with an emphatic 59-0 victory over UConn on Saturday (Sept. 17) at Michigan Stadium. Michigan's shutout is its first since defeating Rutgers 52-0 in the 2019 campaign. It marked another dominant performance from the defense, which allowed just 110 total yards after coming into this week ranked 13th in the country in total defense (236 yards per game). [FULL RECAP]

Oklahoma 49, NEBRASKA 14: Nebraska scored on its opening drive to take a 7-0 lead, but Oklahoma answered with seven touchdowns, as the No. 6 Sooners rolled to a 49-14 victory to spoil the Husker head coaching debut of Mickey Joseph on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Nebraska forced a three-and-out to open the game, before racing 77 yards in just six plays capped by Casey Thompson's 32-yard touchdown strike to wide receiver Trey Palmer to put the Huskers up 7-0 just 3:41 into the game. [FULL RECAP]
 
SIU 31, NORTHWESTERN 24: Southern Illinois scored 17 second half points and defeated Northwestern 31-24 on Saturday afternoon at Ryan Field. Each team is now 1-2 on the season. Evan Hull totaled 124 yards to lead the Wildcats ground attack and added one touchdown, his fifth straight game finding the end zone. Hull also tacked on 33 receiving yards on eight catches. Cam Porter recorded 40 yards on the ground as Northwestern logged 167 rushing yards. [FULL RECAP]
 
Syracuse 32, PURDUE 29: A Syracuse touchdown with seven seconds left to play handed Purdue a 32-29 loss in its road opener on Saturday in the JMA Wireless Dome. The Boilermakers (1-2, 0-1 B10) held a 9-3 lead over the Orange (3-0, 1-0 ACC) at the end of the first half thanks to a Devin Mockobee 15-yard touchdown run and a Mitchell Fineran 41-yard field goal in what looked to be a defensive dogfight. Purdue's defense held quarterback Garrett Shrader and the Syracuse offense to just 134 total yards and a field goal in the first half of play. [FULL RECAP]

RUTGERS 16, Temple 14: Rutgers football took down Temple on the road by a score of 16-14 to start the season 3-0. It marked the second straight season RU has gotten off to a 3-0 start. With the win, head coach Greg Schiano picked up his 79th career victory, passing the legendary Frank Burns for the most head coaching wins in Rutgers football history. [FULL RECAP]
MINNESOTA 49, Colorado 7: Mo Ibrahim ran for three touchdowns, Tanner Morgan threw for three more and the Minnesota Gophers' defense stifled the Colorado Buffaloes in a 49-7 win on Saturday. The Gophers' offense, ranked first in FBS in total yards and seventh in points scored entering the week, racked up 500 yards, including 349 yards in a 35-point first half. The starters scored touchdowns on six of their eight drives. Ibrahim scored the team's first three touchdowns, the last an 18-yard run in the second quarter that tied him with Darrell Thompson for Minnesota's career rushing touchdowns record. Ibrahim compiled 202 rushing yards, a school-record fourth time he's run for 200-plus yards. [FULL RECAP]

PENN STATE 41, Auburn 12: The No. 22/23 Penn State football team exploded in the second half to earn a 41-12 win over Auburn on Saturday in Jordan-Hare Stadium. The Nittany Lions scored 17 unanswered points in the third quarter and outscored the Tigers, 27-6, in the second half. Penn State earned the Big Ten's first sweep of a home-and-home series against an SEC opponent since Northwestern in 2010 and 2012 against Vanderbilt. The Nittany Lions earned the Big Ten's first road win against an SEC opponent since Purdue's 35-3 win at Missouri in 2017. The Nittany Lions' 29-point win is the second-largest margin of victory for a Big Ten team in a road game against an SEC opponent, behind only Purdue's win over Missouri. Penn State's 29-point margin was the Big Ten's sixth win over an SEC team by 29 or more points and the third in a regular season game. Penn State also had a 29-point win (43-14) over Auburn in the 1996 Outback Bowl. [FULL RECAP]
 
WISCONSIN 66, New Mexico State 7: Braelon Allen rushed for three touchdowns to help lead Wisconsin to a 66-7 victory against New Mexico State Saturday. The three-TD performance for Allen matched a career high. The sophomore running back finished with 15 carries for 86 yards and three scores for the Badgers (2-1), who rebounded from a 17-14 loss last week to Washington State. [FULL RECAP]
 
OHIO STATE 77, Toledo 21: No. 3 Ohio State (3-0) scored touchdowns on 11-of-12 possessions before running out the clock to end the game to down intrastate foe Toledo (2-1) 77-21 Saturday at Ohio Stadium. Offensively, C.J. Stroud completed 22-of-27 passes for 367 yards and five touchdowns while Kyle McCord connected on 5-of-7 passes for 115 yards and a score in relief. On the receiving end, Emeka Egbuka led with seven catches for 116 yards and a score. Marvin Harrison Jr. contributed six catches for 102 yards and a pair of touchdowns, and Jayden Ballard caught four tosses for 113 yards and a score. Rushing-wise, Dallan Hayden rushed 17 times for 108 yards and a touchdown, and Miyan Williams carried 10 times for 77 yards. Overall, the Buckeyes rushed for 281 yards and five touchdowns. Ohio State’s offense accumulated 763 yards of offense with 482 coming through the air. [FULL RECAP]
 
MARYLAND 34, SMU 27: The Terps (3-0) turned a key Dante Trader Jr. interception in the fourth quarter into a touchdown, putting them ahead of SMU (2-1) for good in a 34-27 victory. The two teams went punch-for-punch all game with neither able to create much separation until Maryland broke the 27-27 tie when Taulia Tagovailoa connected with Corey Dyches with 7:30 left in the fourth quarter. Roman Hemby was the star for the Terps on offense, finishing with a career-high 151 yards on 16 carries and a score. Tagovailoa was 17-of-23 for 214 yards with two passing touchdowns. [FULL RECAP]

Washington 39, MICHIGAN STATE 28: The No. 11/9 Michigan State football team fell at Washington, 39-28, on Saturday before a crowd of 68,161 at Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium. Spartan quarterback Payton Thorne completed 30-of-42 passes for 323 yards and three touchdowns, while sophomore wide receiver Keon Coleman recorded career highs in receptions (9), receiving yards (116) and touchdown catches (2). Tight end Daniel Barker also had seven catches for 69 yards and Tre Mosley hauled in five passes for 64 yards, including a 26-yard touchdown. Three Spartans had eight tackles apiece – Kendell Brooks, Simeon Barrow and Cal Haladay – to pace the defense. [FULL RECAP]
 
IOWA 27, Nevada 0: In a game punctuated by three rain delays (lasting 236 minutes) the University of Iowa football team defeated Nevada, 27-0, early Sunday morning on Duke Slater Field inside Kinnick Stadium. The Hawkeyes finished the six hour and 59-minute marathon with a season high 337-yards of offense. Senior Spencer Petras was 14-of-26 for 175 yards. Sophomore Arland Bruce IV led the team with three receptions for 50-yards and a touchdown and freshman Kaleb Johnson had a team-high 103-yards on 7 carries with two touchdowns. [FULL RECAP]