Arizona State bedevils Iowa 44-7

The 16th-ranked Hawkeyes amassed just 100 yards of total offense in the loss.

Only an 83-yard punt return for a touchdown could save Iowa from being shut out, but the 16th-ranked Hawkeyes (2-1) fell anyway to No. 22 Arizona State (3-0) 44-7 on Saturday in Tempe, Ariz.

Sun Devils quarterback Andrew Walter destroyed the Iowa defense for 428 yards on 31-for-43 passing and five touchdowns.

The Hawkeyes accumulated just 100 yards of total offense and were 2-for-12 on third-down conversions. They managed just six first downs to Arizona State’s 23.

Derek Hagan and Matt Miller each had more than 100 yards receiving for the Sun Devils. Hagan also had a pair of touchdowns.

The game started 45 minutes late because of lightning in the area.

Wisconsin 9, Arizona 7

No. 20 Wisconsin (3-0) kicker Mike Allen made amends for an earlier extra-point miss with the game-winning field goal, with 3:47 remaining, as the Badgers defeated Arizona (2-1) 9-7 Saturday in Tucson, Ariz.

Booker Stanley, who was filling in for an injured Anthony Davis at tailback, ran for a career-high 135 yards on 30 carries and scored the Badgers’ only touchdown on a 7-yard run early in the fourth quarter.

Allen missed the extra point because of a high snap. His kick sailed right.

His game-winner was from 23 yards out.

Lighting delayed the contest for close to an hour and a half with 6:13 left of the second quarter. Because of the long delay, the teams decided to skip halftime.

Penn State 37, Central Florida 13

Penn State (2-1) got an iffy running game on track Saturday, as Tony Hunt rushed for 125 yards and three touchdowns in the Lions’ 37-13 victory over Central Florida (0-3) in State College, Pa.

Lions quarterback Zach Mills threw 19-for-29 for 229 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. His touchdown went to Jon Bronson late in the second quarter to make the score 21-3.

Michigan 24, San Diego State 21

No. 18 Michigan (2-1) survived a scare Saturday in Ann Arbor, Mich., when two missed field goals by San Diego State (1-1) kicker Garrett Palmer helped the Wolverines to a 24-21 win.

Palmer missed attempts of 46 and 49 yards in the second half.

Braylon Edwards led the Wolverines offensively. He caught eight balls for 130 yards and two touchdowns from quarterback Chad Henne.

Illinois 30, Western Michigan 27

Running back E.B. Halsey’s 4-yard touchdown run with 1:02 remaining gave Illinois (2-1) a 30-27 win over Western Michigan (1-2) Saturday in Champaign, Ill.

Halsey ran for 91 yards on 20 carries, while Illini quarterback Jon Buetjer overcame injury troubles to throw for 177 yards on 10-of-19 with two interceptions.

Northwestern 20, Kansas 17

Northwestern (1-2) quarterback Brett Basanez threw 20-for-33 for 294 yards and threw and ran for touchdowns in the Wildcats’ 20-17 win over Kansas (2-1) Saturday in Evanston, Ill.

Jayhawks kicker Johnny Beck had a chance to tie the game with approximately a minute and a half to go in the game, but his 43-yard field goal sailed wide right.

Ohio State 22, North Carolina State 14

Kicker Mike Nugent tied a Buckeyes program record for field goals in a game with five, as No. 7 Ohio State (3-0) beat North Carolina State (1-1) 22-14 Saturday in Raleigh, N.C.

Nugent kicked a 54-yard field goal with time running out the Saturday before to defeat Marshall 24-21.

The Buckeyes forced five Wolfpack turnovers en route to the victory.

Notre Dame 31, Michigan State 24

Michigan State (1-2) committed six turnovers en route to a 31-24 loss to Notre Dame (2-1) on Saturday in East Lansing, Mich.

Two of those turnovers went to Tom Zbikowski, who returned a fumble 75 yards for a score and had an interception that resulted in another.

Zbikowski’s big plays came on successive possessions and turned a 7-0 Irish deficit quickly into a 14-7 lead.

Kentucky 51, Indiana 32

Four touchdowns and 335 yards passing from quarterback Shane Boyd gave Kentucky (1-1) a 51-32 victory over Indiana (2-1) Saturday in Lexington, Ky.

True freshman Tony Dixon provided the ground game for Kentucky with 105 yards rushing.

The Hoosiers had been flying high before the game – they upset then-No. 24 Oregon the week before.