Week 3 had a couple marquee games for Big Ten squads, as ranked members Michigan State and Ohio State took perfect 2-0 records on the road. Unfortunately, neither came back perfect.
Notre Dame 31, No. 15 Michigan State 13: MSU's Kirk Cousins threw a costly interception at the goal line in the fourth quarter and Cierre Wood ran in two touchdowns for Notre Dame as the previously winless Irish topped the No. 15 Spartans. For more on this game, check out our StoryStream.
Michigan 31, Eastern Michigan 3: The Wolverines shook off a sluggish start and used 198 rushing yards by quarterback Denard Robinson to overpower the Eagles in a 31-3 rout. For more on this game, check out our StoryStream.
Miami 24, No. 16 Ohio State 6: The Buckeyes were off again for the second straight week as the Hurricanes rolled to a 24-6 win in the "IneligiBowl." Lamar Miller ran for 188 yards and Jacory Harris threw two touchdowns for Miami, who won for the first time under new coach Al Golden. Last week, OSU needed a last second stop against mid-major Toledo to hold on for the win.
Penn State 14, Temple 10: Penn State needed a late touchdown and defensive stop to fend off Temple after laying a dud last week against Alabama. Michael Zordich punched in a 1-yard touchdown with 2:42 to play to give the Nittany Lions the lead, but Temple drove all the way to the PSU 34 on the final drive before failing to convert a fourth down. Temple hasn't beaten Penn State since 1941.
Illinois 17, No. 22 Arizona State 14: In one of the conference's few bright spots, unranked Illinois got a late touchdown pass from Nathan Scheelhaase and beat visiting 22nd-ranked Arizona State to move to 3-0 on the season. A.J. Jenkins caught six passes for 103 yards and the game-winning score.
Indiana 38, South Carolina State 21: Indiana struggled again with inferior competition, committing 20 penalties in an ugly win over FCS South Carolina State. Indiana lost an embarrassing game to Ball State in its opener and to Virginia last week, but racked up 557 yards in the win over SCSU.
Purdue 59, Southeast Missouri 0: Purdue ran for 393 yards and totaled 627 yards of offense in a dominating win over FCS Southeast Missouri. Purdue got quarterback Robert Marve back for the first time this season after tearing his ACL last year.
No. 11 Nebraska 51, Washington 38: Nebraska's defense continued to get pounded as the Huskers and Washington combined for 884 yards of total offense in a wild game. Washington quarterback Keith Price threw four touchdowns, but couldn't outgun Taylor Martinez and the Nebraska offense.
Iowa 31, Pittsburgh 27: A week after a stunning loss to Iowa State, Iowa avoided a 1-2 start to its season and rallied for a 31-27 victory over Pittsburgh. James Vandenberg had a stellar day for Iowa, throwing for 399 yards and three fourth quarter touchdowns to bring the Hawkeyes back from a 27-10 hole.
Minnesota 29, Miami (OH) 23: Minnesota was unimpressive again just a week after losing to New Mexico State, edging out the MAC's Miami Redhawks. Marqueis Gray had 334 total yards for the Gophers, which got head coach Jerry Kill back on the sidelines after he suffered a seizure last week.
Army 21, Northwestern 14: Northwestern continued another up-and-down week for the Big Ten by losing to Army on a late go-ahead touchdown run by Black Knights quarterback Trent Steelman. Steelman ran 28 times for 108 yards and three scores, as Northwestern was missing starting quarterback Dan Persa for the third straight game.
Wisconsin 49, Northern Illinois 7: The Badgers continued to make the case why they're the best team in the Big Ten as Russell Wilson threw for 340 yards and three touchdowns in a rout of Northern Illinois. Wisconsin gained 617 yards on the Huskies and have now outscored their opponents 135-24 in three contests.