Nov 14, 2020; Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA; Wisconsin Badgers wide receiver Danny Davis III (7) celebrates his touchdown with Wisconsin Badgers wide receiver Chimere Dike (13) in the second half against the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

News Articles

Top 25 roundup: No. 13 Wisconsin thumps Wolverines in return

Graham Mertz threw two touchdown passes, Nakia Watson rushed for two more and 13th-ranked Wisconsin returned from a virus-induced layoff and pounded Michigan 49-11 in Ann Arbor, Mich., on Saturday.

The Badgers (2-0) had their previous two games canceled due to a COVID-19 outbreak in the program. The win held the largest margin of victory for Wisconsin in the long-running series against the Wolverines (79 games). The Badgers cruised to a 28-0 halftime lead.

Fullback Mason Stokke added a rushing and receiving touchdown for Wisconsin, which defeated Illinois 45-7 in its opener on Oct. 23. The Badgers rushed for 341 yards on 51 carries.

Wolverines starting quarterback Joe Milton was intercepted twice in the early going and was held to 98 passing yards before he was benched in the third quarter. Replacement Cade McNamara passed for the lone touchdown for Michigan (1-3).

No. 2 Notre Dame 45, Boston College 31

Ian Book completed 20 of 27 passes for 283 yards and three touchdowns, all of which went to wideout Ben Skowronek, as the Fighting Irish pulled away for a victory against the host Eagles at Chestnut Hill, Mass.

Skowronek had a 10-yard, 13-yard and 7-yard touchdown reception as Notre Dame (8-0, 7-0 ACC) remained perfect on the season. Running back C’Bo Flemister added two touchdowns on the ground for the Fighting Irish. Book also rushed for 85 yards on 10 carries with another TD.

Phil Jurkovec completed 18 of 40 passes for 272 yards, two touchdowns and one interception for Boston College (5-4, 4-4). The redshirt sophomore transferred from Notre Dame before the start of this season.

No. 6 Florida 63, Arkansas 35

In a game full of big plays, the Gators rode the arm of quarterback Kyle Trask to a full-fledged rout over the visiting Razorbacks.

Trask threw five of his six touchdown passes in the first half as Florida (5-1) built a 35-14 lead. Trask finished the game having completed 23 of 29 passes for 356 yards, with 285 of those yards in a wild first two quarters. Trask, who has 28 touchdown passes, became the first player in Gator history to throw six passing touchdowns in multiple games in a single-season.

Former Florida QB Feleipe Franks threw for 250 yards and two long touchdown passes to Mike Woods for Arkansas (3-4). The Razorbacks played without head coach Sam Pittman, who could not be with the team after testing positive for COVID-19 last Sunday.

No. 9 Miami 25, Virginia Tech 24

D’Eriq King threw a go-ahead, 36-yard touchdown pass to Mark Pope with 5:59 left in the fourth quarter to rally the Hurricanes over the Hokies in Blacksburg, Va.

Miami (7-1, 6-1), which won its fourth straight game, stopped the Hokies on their final five drives, getting an interception from Te’Cory Couch, forcing three punts and earning a stop on Virginia Tech’s possession in the final seconds. King completed 24 of 38 passes for 255 yards with no interceptions.

The Hokies (4-4, 4-3 ACC) blew an 11-point third-quarter lead and lost their second straight game. Virginia Tech got two touchdown runs from Jalen Holston.

No. 10 Indiana 24, Michigan State 0

Sophomore quarterback Michael Penix Jr. passed for 320 yards and two touchdowns as the Hoosiers put forth a dominant defensive effort in a shutout win over the Spartans in East Lansing, Mich.

The Hoosiers (4-0, 4-0 Big Ten) forced four turnovers and held Michigan State to just 191 yards of offense. Indiana scored all 24 points in the first half. Senior wide receiver Ty Fryfogle had another huge day for Indiana with 11 catches for 200 yards and two TDs.

Michigan State (1-3, 1-3) benched starting quarterback Rocky Lombardi in the second quarter after he started the game 3-of-7 for 21 yards and two interceptions. His replacement, freshman Payton Thorne, fared not much better, completing 10 of 20 passes for 110 yards and an interception.

No. 11 Oregon 43, Washington State 29

Sophomore quarterback Tyler Shough, making his first career road start, threw four touchdowns as the Ducks rallied for a Pac-12 Conference victory against the Cougars in Pullman, Wash.

Shough completed 21 of 30 passes for 312 yards for the Ducks (2-0 overall, 2-0 Pac-12), who trailed by 12 points late in the first half.

Oregon’s CJ Verdell rushed 18 times for a game-high 118 yards and a touchdown. Wide receiver Jaylon Redd made five catches for 99 yards and running back Travis Dye caught two TD passes.

No. 16 Marshall 42, Middle Tennessee State 14

Freshman quarterback Grant Wells threw for 336 yards and five touchdowns as the Thundering Herd pulled away from the Blue Raiders in the third quarter for a Conference USA win in Huntington, W.Va.

Wells completed 25 of 37 passes with no interceptions as the Thundering Herd improved to 7-0 overall and 4-0 in the conference. Marshall outgained the Blue Raiders (2-6, 2-4) 520-303, despite running back Brenden Knox being held to a season-low 70 yards on 16 carries.

Sophomore quarterback Asher O’Hara hit on 29 of 44 passes for 241 yards with a touchdown for Middle Tennessee and also led the team in rushing with 39 yards and a score on 11 carries. But his efforts weren’t enough for the Blue Raiders to solve one of the nation’s top defenses.

Tulsa 28, No. 19 SMU 24

Zach Smith passed for 325 yards and three touchdowns and Zaven Collins sealed the victory with a late interception as the host Golden Hurricane rallied from a three-touchdown deficit to stun the Mustangs.

Smith found tight end James Palmer for a 4-yard scoring pass with 2:11 remaining to complete the comeback. Collins, a standout linebacker, picked off SMU quarterback Shane Buechele at the 1:28 mark as Tulsa (4-1, 4-0 American) turned in a stifling second-half defensive performance to snatch the win.

SMU amassed just 148 yards following the intermission. Buechele, the leading passer in FBS, completed just half of his 36 passes for 200 yards and a touchdown. The Mustangs cashed in pick-6, a fumble recovery and a missed Tulsa field goal for a 21-0 lead with 14:58 left in the first half.

No. 20 USC 34, Arizona 30

Vavae Malepeai scored on an 8-yard run with 25 seconds left as the Trojans rallied for the second consecutive week, this time turning back the Wildcats at Tucson, Ariz.

USC (2-0, 2-0 Pac-12) went 75 yards in six plays for the winning points after Arizona slipped ahead with 1:35 to go on a 6-yard pass from Grant Gunnell to Stanley Berryhill. The Trojans won last weekend’s opener against Arizona State by scoring two touchdowns in the final three minutes.

The Wildcats (0-1, 0-1) reached their 47 in the final seconds but a final play with multiple laterals went nowhere. Arizona was playing its first game after its original opener at Utah was canceled due to a COVID-19 outbreak in the Utes program.

USC won its eighth consecutive game against Arizona. The Wildcats lost their eighth game in a row, dating to last season.

No. 22 Liberty 58, Western Carolina 14

Quarterback Malik Willis passed for three touchdowns and ran for a pair as the Flames routed the Catamounts in Lynchburg, Va.

Willis, who played the first half and two series in the second, finished 14-for-19 for 306 yards. He also rushed for a game-high 97 yards on eight carries.

Kevin Shaa caught two passes for 137 yards and a TD for Liberty (8-0), which outgained Western Carolina (0-1) 633-282 in total yards.

No. 23 Northwestern 27, Purdue 20

Ramaud Chiaokhiao-Bowman had a career-high three receiving touchdowns as the visiting Wildcats defeated the Boilermakers.

The victory keeps Northwestern (4-0, 4-0 Big Ten) at the top of the conference’s West standings with Purdue (2-1, 2-1) falling off the pace.

Chiaokhiao-Bowman, a senior wide receiver who entered the game with only one career touchdown, had eight catches for 86 yards.

No. 25 Louisiana 38, South Alabama 10

Led by senior quarterback Levi Lewis’ three touchdown passes, the Ragin’ Cajuns punched their return ticket to the Sun Belt Conference championship game with a victory over the Jaguars in Lafayette, La.

Louisiana (7-1, 5-1) clinched the top seed in the Sun Belt’s West division and will play for the conference championship for the third consecutive time since the title game was introduced in 2018. The Ragin’ Cajuns lost the previous two Sun Belt finals against Appalachian State.

Lewis, who announced earlier this week he would stay at Louisiana for one more season, completed 21 of 31 passes for 252 yards, one interception and threw his touchdown passes to three different receivers. Lewis completed passes to 12 different receivers overall.

–Field Level Media

Field Level Media
Sport Writer & Editor
FLM has a North American focus while tying into regional and hyper-local resources – providing the ability to distribute compelling content through the writing of professional journalists. As the U.S. sports content provider to dozens of digital and print media publishers through strategic partnerships with the likes of Reuters and Nielsen Sports, FLM covers the nuts and bolts with a breaking news desk and game event coverage.

Sportsbooks

Rated 5/5

Rated 5/5

Rated 5/5

Rated 5/5

Upcoming Games

Sep 25th, 12:00 PM

Missouri -2 -107

Boston College +2 -107

@

Sep 25th, 12:00 PM

Georgia (2) -31.5 -110

Vanderbilt +31.5 -110

@

Sep 25th, 12:00 PM

LSU -3.5 -107

Mississippi State +3.5 -107

@

Sep 25th, 12:00 PM

Texas Tech +11.5 -107

Texas -11.5 -107

@

Sep 25th, 12:00 PM

SMU +9.5 -107

TCU -9.5 -107

@

Sep 25th, 12:00 PM

Florida International (FIU) +11.5 -110

Central Michigan -11.5 -110

@

Sep 25th, 12:00 PM

Notre Dame (12) +3 +103

Wisconsin (18) -3 +103

@

Sep 25th, 12:00 PM

New Hampshire +30 -110

Pittsburgh -30 -110

@

Sep 25th, 12:00 PM

Richmond +30 -110

Virginia Tech -30 -110

@

Sep 25th, 12:00 PM

Wagner +30.5 -110

Temple -30.5 -110

@

Sep 25th, 12:00 PM

Bowling Green +31.5 -107

Minnesota -31.5 -107

@

Sep 25th, 12:00 PM

Ohio +15.5 -107

Northwestern -15.5 -107

@

Sep 25th, 12:00 PM

Villanova +30.5 -110

Penn State (6) -30.5 -110

@

Sep 25th, 12:00 PM

Miami-OH +7.5 -110

Army -7.5 -110

@

Sep 25th, 12:00 PM

Boise State -9 -110

Utah State +9 -110

@

Sep 25th, 12:30 PM

Central Connecticut State +40.5 -110

Miami-FL -40.5 -110

@

Sep 25th, 1:00 PM

Massachusetts +34 -107

Coastal Carolina (17) -34 -107

@

Sep 25th, 2:00 PM

Toledo -3 -110

Ball State +3 -110

@

Sep 25th, 2:00 PM

San Jose State +1.5 -110

Western Michigan -1.5 -110

@

Sep 25th, 2:00 PM

Texas State +5 -107

Eastern Michigan -5 -107

@

Sep 25th, 2:30 PM

Washington State +13.5 -107

Utah -13.5 -107

@

Sep 25th, 2:30 PM

Maine +22.5 -110

NIU -22.5 -110

@

Sep 25th, 3:30 PM

Texas A&M (7) -7.5 -115

Arkansas (16) +7.5 -115

@

Sep 25th, 3:30 PM

Louisville -3 -110

Florida State +3 -110

@

Sep 25th, 3:30 PM

Clemson (9) -10.5 -107

NC State +10.5 -107

@

Sep 25th, 3:30 PM

Wyoming -30 -107

UCONN +30 -107

@

Sep 25th, 3:30 PM

Iowa State (14) -5.5 -107

Baylor +5.5 -107

@

Sep 25th, 3:30 PM

UTSA +5 -107

Memphis -5 -107

@

Sep 25th, 3:30 PM

Towson +23.5 -110

San Diego State -23.5 -110

@

Sep 25th, 3:30 PM

Colorado State +23.5 -107

Iowa (5) -23.5 -107

@

Sep 25th, 3:30 PM

Kent State +14.5 -107

Maryland -14.5 -107

@

Sep 25th, 3:30 PM

Illinois +10 -107

Purdue -10 -107

@

Sep 25th, 3:30 PM

Rutgers +18 -110

Michigan (19) -18 -110

@

Sep 25th, 4:00 PM

Kansas +11.5 -110

Duke -11.5 -110

@

Sep 25th, 4:00 PM

Georgia State +26 -107

Auburn (23) -26 -107

@

Sep 25th, 5:00 PM

Arkansas State +13.5 -107

Tulsa -13.5 -107

@

Sep 25th, 6:00 PM

UCLA (24) -3.5 -110

Stanford +3.5 -110

@

Sep 25th, 6:00 PM

Louisiana-Lafayette -11.5 -110

Georgia Southern +11.5 -110

@

Sep 25th, 6:00 PM

Buffalo -11.5 -107

Old Dominion +11.5 -107

@

Sep 25th, 6:00 PM

Charleston Southern +27.5 -110

East Carolina -27.5 -110

@

Sep 25th, 6:30 PM

Texas Southern +27.5 -110

Rice -27.5 -110

@

Sep 25th, 7:00 PM

Tennessee +16.5 -107

Florida (11) -16.5 -107

@

Sep 25th, 7:00 PM

Kentucky -4.5 -110

South Carolina +4.5 -110

@

Sep 25th, 7:00 PM

North Texas +13 -107

LA Tech -13 -107

@

Sep 25th, 7:00 PM

Kansas State (25) +7.5 -110

Oklahoma State -7.5 -110

@

Sep 25th, 7:00 PM

Navy +21 -110

Houston -21 -110

@

Sep 25th, 7:00 PM

Nebraska +3.5 -110

Michigan State (20) -3.5 -110

@

Sep 25th, 7:30 PM

Southern Miss +42.5 -110

Alabama (1) -42.5 -110

@

Sep 25th, 7:30 PM

West Virginia +19.5 -110

Oklahoma (4) -19.5 -110

@

Sep 25th, 7:30 PM

North Carolina (21) -12.5 -107

Georgia Tech +12.5 -107

@

Sep 25th, 7:30 PM

Akron +48.5 -110

Ohio State (10) -48.5 -110

@

Sep 25th, 8:00 PM

Troy -23 -107

Louisiana-Monroe +23 -107

@

Sep 25th, 8:00 PM

Indiana -9.5 -107

WKU +9.5 -107

@

Sep 25th, 8:00 PM

UAB +4 -107

Tulane -4 -107

@

Sep 25th, 8:00 PM

Florida Atlantic +4.5 -107

Air Force -4.5 -107

@

Sep 25th, 8:00 PM

Hawaii -16.5 -107

New Mexico State +16.5 -107

@

Sep 25th, 9:00 PM

New Mexico +3 -107

UTEP -3 -107

@

Sep 25th, 9:30 PM

California +9.5 -107

Washington -9.5 -107

@

Sep 25th, 10:15 PM

USF +23.5 -107

BYU (15) -23.5 -107

@

Sep 25th, 10:30 PM

Arizona +27.5 -107

Oregon (3) -27.5 -107

@

Sep 25th, 10:30 PM

Oregon State +10.5 -110

USC -10.5 -110

@

Sep 25th, 10:30 PM

Colorado +13 -110

Arizona State -13 -110

@

Sep 30th, 7:30 PM

Virginia

Miami-FL

@

Oct 1st, 7:30 PM

Houston

Tulsa

@

Oct 1st, 8:00 PM

Iowa (5)

Maryland

@

Oct 1st, 9:00 PM

BYU (15)

Utah State

@

Oct 2nd, 12:00 PM

Arkansas (16)

Georgia (2)

@

Oct 2nd, 12:00 PM

Tennessee

Missouri

@

Oct 2nd, 12:00 PM

Pittsburgh

Georgia Tech

@

Oct 2nd, 12:00 PM

Western Michigan

Buffalo

@

Oct 2nd, 12:00 PM

Texas 0 -110

TCU 0 -110

@

Oct 2nd, 12:00 PM

Duke

North Carolina (21)

@

Oct 2nd, 12:00 PM

Toledo

Massachusetts

@

Oct 2nd, 12:00 PM

Charlotte

Illinois

@

Oct 2nd, 12:00 PM

Memphis

Temple

@

Oct 2nd, 12:00 PM

Minnesota

Purdue

@

Oct 2nd, 12:00 PM

Michigan (19) +4.5 -107

Wisconsin (18) -4.5 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 12:30 PM

Louisville

Wake Forest

@

Oct 2nd, 2:00 PM

Appalachian State

Georgia State

@

Oct 2nd, 2:00 PM

USC

Colorado

@

Oct 2nd, 2:30 PM

Louisiana-Monroe

Coastal Carolina (17)

@

Oct 2nd, 2:30 PM

Eastern Michigan

NIU

@

Oct 2nd, 2:30 PM

Cincinnati (8) +1.5 -107

Notre Dame (12) -1.5 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 3:30 PM

Troy

South Carolina

@

Oct 2nd, 3:30 PM

Ole Miss (13) +16.5 -110

Alabama (1) -16.5 -110

@

Oct 2nd, 3:30 PM

Oregon (3)

Stanford

@

Oct 2nd, 3:30 PM

Florida International (FIU)

Florida Atlantic

@

Oct 2nd, 3:30 PM

Syracuse

Florida State

@

Oct 2nd, 3:30 PM

Bowling Green

Kent State

@

Oct 2nd, 3:30 PM

Central Michigan

Miami-OH

@

Oct 2nd, 3:30 PM

Ohio

Akron

@

Oct 2nd, 3:30 PM

Texas Tech

West Virginia

@

Oct 2nd, 3:30 PM

Oklahoma (4)

Kansas State (25)

@

Oct 2nd, 3:30 PM

UCF

Navy

@

Oct 2nd, 3:30 PM

Nevada

Boise State

@

Oct 2nd, 3:30 PM

Tulane

East Carolina

@

Oct 2nd, 3:30 PM

Ohio State (10)

Rutgers

@

Oct 2nd, 3:33 PM

Florida (11)

Kentucky

@

Oct 2nd, 3:33 PM

Mississippi State

Texas A&M (7)

@

Oct 2nd, 4:00 PM

Arkansas State

Georgia Southern

@

Oct 2nd, 4:00 PM

USF

SMU

@

Oct 2nd, 5:00 PM

Army

Ball State

@

Oct 2nd, 5:30 PM

Washington State

California

@

Oct 2nd, 6:00 PM

UNLV

UTSA

@

Oct 2nd, 6:00 PM

LA Tech

NC State

@

Oct 2nd, 6:30 PM

Southern Miss

Rice

@

Oct 2nd, 6:30 PM

Air Force

New Mexico

@

Oct 2nd, 7:00 PM

Kansas

Iowa State (14)

@

Oct 2nd, 7:00 PM

Baylor

Oklahoma State

@

Oct 2nd, 7:00 PM

Marshall

Middle Tennessee

@

Oct 2nd, 7:00 PM

Liberty

UAB

@

Oct 2nd, 7:30 PM

Boston College

Clemson (9)

@

Oct 2nd, 7:30 PM

UCONN

Vanderbilt

@

Oct 2nd, 7:30 PM

WKU

Michigan State (20)

@

Oct 2nd, 7:30 PM

Northwestern

Nebraska

@

Oct 2nd, 7:30 PM

Indiana

Penn State (6)

@

Oct 2nd, 8:00 PM

Louisiana-Lafayette

South Alabama

@

Oct 2nd, 9:00 PM

Washington

Oregon State

@

Oct 2nd, 9:00 PM

Auburn (23) +3.5 -110

LSU -3.5 -110

@

Oct 2nd, 9:00 PM

Old Dominion

UTEP

@

Oct 2nd, 10:30 PM

Arizona State +3.5 -107

UCLA (24) -3.5 -107

@

Oct 2nd, 10:30 PM

New Mexico State

San Jose State

@

Oct 2nd, 11:00 PM

Fresno State (22)

Hawaii

@