Miami, FL, Sporting Alert — College football Big Ten scores and results from Week 1, as No. 2 Ohio State and No. 6 Penn State headline the list of winners from the conference.
In their season opener on Thursday night, Ohio State recovered from a slow start to thrash Indiana 49-21 on the road after scoring 36 points in the second half.
Experienced quarterback J.T. Barrett led the way for the Buckeyes with three touchdown passes for 304 yards and ran for another 61 yards and a score in the win.
Antonio Williams ran for two scores, while Parris Campbell took six catches for 136 yards and a touchdown and Johnnie Dixon also caught a pass for a TD for Ohio State, which outgained Indiana 596 to 437.
Richard Lagow threw for a game-high 410 yards and three touchdowns for the Hoosiers, but was also picked off two times before leaving the game after completing 40 of his 65 pass attempts.
Simmie Cobbs Jr. had 11 catches for 149 yards and a score, while Ian Thomas had two scoring catches for Indiana.
Penn State, meanwhile, slaughtered Akron 52-0 on Saturday in a season opener for both teams.
Trace McSorley and Saquon Barkley were two of the highlighted players for Penn State in the win.
McSorley went 18 of 25 on passes for 280 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score, while Barkley ran 14 times for 172 yards and two scores for the Nittany Lions.
In the battle of the ranked-v-ranked teams, No. 11 Michigan fended off the challenges of No. 17 Florida to secure a 33-17 victory on Saturday.
Other Big Ten AP Top 25 teams picking up wins in Week 1 were Maryland which knocked off No. 23 Texas 51-41, No. 8 Washington topped Rutgers, while No. 9 Wisconsin eased to victory over Utah State.
In the lone defeat in the Week 1 Big Ten scores, Lamar Jackson threw two touchdown passes and tallied 485 total yards to help No. 16 Louisville beat Big Ten outfit Purdue 35-28.
BIG TEN SCORES – WEEK 1
Saturday, Sept. 2
Illinois 24, Ball State 21:
Iowa 24, Wyoming 3
Maryland 51, Texas 41
Michigan State 35, Bowling Green 10
Penn State 52, Akron 0
Michigan 33, Florida 17
Northwestern 31, Nevada 20
Nebraska 43, Arkansas State 36
Louisville 35, Purdue 28
Friday, Sept. 1
Wisconsin 59, Utah State 10
Washington 30, Rutgers 14
Thursday, Aug. 31
Ohio State 49, Indiana 21
Minnesota 17, Buffalo 7