COLUMBUS, Ohio — Braxton Miller threw a career-high four touchdown passes in his first game in three weeks and No. 4 Ohio State ran the nation’s longest winning streak to 17 games with a 31-24 victory over No. 23 Wisconsin on Saturday night.
Miller was back after missing the past two games with a sprained left knee and didn’t show the slightest bit of rust.
The junior threw three touchdown passes in the first half, including a 40-yarder to Corey Brown with 1 second left that put Ohio State (5-0, 1-0 Big Ten) up 24-14.
WEST VIRGINIA 30, NO. 11 OKLAHOMA STATE 21
In Morgantown, W.Va., Clint Trickett threw a touchdown pass in his first start at West Virginia, Ishmael Banks returned an interception for a touchdown and the Mountaineers (3-2, 1-1 Big 12) shocked Oklahoma State (3-1, 0-1) .
Josh Lambert kicked three field goals for West Virginia, which rebounded from its first shutout loss in 11 years to outlast the mistake-prone Cowboys.
Trickett became West Virginia’s third starting quarterback this season after Ford Childress was injured last week. Trickett finished 24 of 50 for 309 yards.
But after taking a 24-14 halftime lead, West Virginia was held out of the end zone in the second half and relied on its defense to slow down J.W. Walsh.
NO. 16 WASHINGTON 31, ARIZONA 13
In Seattle, Bishop Sankey carried a school-record 40 times for 161 yards and a touchdown and Keith Price threw for two touchdowns to help Washington (4-0) beat Arizona (3-1) in the Pac-12 opener for both teams.
Sankey outperformed Arizona’s Ka’Deem Carey, the NCAA’s leading rusher in 2012. Sankey surpassed the school record of 38 carries set by Corey Dillon in 1996.