LINCOLN, Neb. — Taylor Martinez ran for a touchdown and passed for two others while bringing No. 14 Nebraska back from a 21-point second-half deficit, and the Cornhuskers defeated Ohio State 34-27 on Saturday night in the biggest comeback in school history.
Rex Burkhead scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 17-yard run with 5:10 left.
Ohio State (3-3, 0-2 Big Ten) built a 27-6 lead behind freshman quarterback Braxton Miller. Miller injured his right leg in the third quarter, and the Buckeyes’ offense went dormant with backup Joe Bauserman.
NO. 6 OKLAHOMA STATE 70, KANSAS 28
In Stillwater, Okla., Brandon Weeden threw for 288 yards and five touchdowns before being pulled out of a lopsided game before halftime, and Oklahoma State matched its highest scoring total from the past 94 years
Jamie Blatnick recovered a fumble and leaped to tip an interception to himself for two of the Cowboys’ four first-half takeaways, and Oklahoma State (5-0, 2-0 Big 12) scored touchdowns on all eight of its possessions before halftime against the nation’s worst defense.
NO. 4 STANFORD 48, COLORADO 7
In Stanford, Calif., Andrew Luck passed for three touchdowns as Stanford extended the nation’s longest winning streak to 13 games with a victory over Colorado.
Luck threw two scoring passes to tight end Ryan Hewitt as the Cardinal (5-0, 3-0 Pac-12 North) matched the school record for consecutive victories set from 1939-41 and also equaled the program’s best start since 1951.
NO. 12 MICHIGAN 42, NORTHWESTERN 24
In Evanston, Ill., Denard Robinson threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more, helping Michigan come back from a 10-point halftime deficit to beat Northwestern to remain unbeaten.
Robinson threw for 337 yards and ran for 113 as Michigan.
NO. 16 WEST VIRGINIA 43, CONNECTICUT 16
In Morgantown, W.Va., Geno Smith threw for 450 yards and four touchdowns and West Virginia navigated through another slow start to beat Connecticut in its Big East opener.
West Virginia (5-1, 1-0) struggled to a 10-9 halftime lead before erupting for 23 points in a 7:35 span of the third quarter to take control.
NO. 19 ILLINOIS 41, INDIANA 20
In Bloomington, Ind., Nathan Scheelhaase and A.J. Jenkins hooked up on two long TD passes to lead Illinois past Indiana.
Illinois (6-0, 2-0 Big Ten) is off to its best start since the 1951 team was 7-0.
Indiana (1-5, 0-2) lost its third in a row.
NO. 20 KANSAS STATE 24, MISSOURI 17
In Manhattan, Kan., Collin Klein had three touchdowns rushing forKansas State, which nearly blew a big second-half lead against Missouri before holding on for a victory and its first 5-0 start since 2000.
Klein finished with 157 yards of total offense and John Hubert added 126 yards on the ground for the Wildcats, who had lost the past five matchups between the Big 12 rivals.
NO. 22 ARIZONA STATE 35, UTAH 14
In Salt Lake City, Brock Osweiler passed for 325 yards and three touchdowns and Arizona State forced five Utah turnovers to turn a close game into a 21-point win.
Jon Hays threw three interceptions in his first major-college start for the Utes (2-3, 0-3 Pac-12 South).
NO. 24 TEXAS A&M 45, TEXAS TECH 40
In Lubbock, Texas, quarterback Ryan Tannehill ran for two touchdowns and threw for another to lead Texas A&M over Texas Tech.
The Aggies (3-2, 1-1) ran for 205 yards on 46 carries.
NO. 25 BAYLOR 49, IOWA STATE 26
In Waco, Texas, Robert Griffin ran for a season-high 107 yards, Terrance Ganaway rushed for a career-high 200 yards and three scores and Baylor beat Iowa State.
Tevin Elliott returned a fumble 86 yards for a touchdown for the Bears (4-1, 1-1 Big 12).
NOTRE DAME 59, AIR FORCE 33
In South Bend, Ind., Tommy Rees threw four TD passes in the first half, Notre Dame built a big early lead and the Irish rolled to its fourth consecutive win.
It marked the most combined points ever for a game at Notre Dame Stadium.
PENN STATE 13, IOWA 3
In State College, Pa., Penn State grounded Iowa’s best-in-the-Big Ten passing attack, Silas Redd ran for 142 yards and Matt McGloin capitalized on a fourth-quarter turnover with a touchdown pass in a win over the Hawkeyes.