Big Ten College Football action finally returned on Saturday, and with it came a couple of results that we rather interesting. Ohio State, to no real surprise, rolled as they defeated Nebraska 52-17. The Buckeyes are ranked #5 in the country, and that quality eventually saw them easily pull away from the once-glorious Cornhuskers. Justin Fields was tremendous under center for them, completing 20 of his 21 passes and totaling up 276 yards (he also had over 50 on the ground) with three total touchdowns.
Garrett Wilson caught seven of those passes for him for a total of 129 yards and one TD. Elsewhere, things didn’t go so well for Penn State, however. The Nittany Lions came into Week 1 as the #8 team in the nation, but they will not be there next week after they fell to an inspired Indiana by a 36-35 score. Michael Penix, Jr. did his very best Michael Vick impression (as well as Michael Jordan from Space Jam) as the Hoosiers went for two late on, scrambling to the goal line and finding the pylon to put them ahead in OT. Penix will get the plaudits, but Penn State QB Sean Clifford also had an… interesting… game. He had well over 300 total yards, but he also had two interceptions to go with three TD tosses, helping his team’s downfall to an unranked team. Virginia Tech was the other ranked team to fall to an unranked team on the day, losing 23-16 to Wake Forest. Meanwhile, the likes of Clemson, Alabama, Marshall, and Coastal Carolina all remained unbeaten so far this season.
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