BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Michigan State tight end Tyler Hunt delivered both times he touched the ball Saturday at Indiana.
First, Hunt avoided taking a sack near midfield with a 15-yard heave to quarterback Payton Thorne.
1933 — The Philadelphia Eagles play their first NFL game and suffers a 56-0 loss to the New York Giants.
1961 — Mickey Wright wins her third LPGA Championship with a rout, nine strokes ahead of Louise Suggs.
Jayden Reed has been a big part of Michigan State's resurgence this year, returning two punts for touchdowns while also ranking among the Big Ten's top receivers.
That kind of double threat can be valuable to a team — but at Maryland and Michigan, it went much differently.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh called the ninth-ranked Wolverines' come-from-behind victory over Nebraska a “Clint Eastwood win.”
Jake Moody hit a 39-yard field goal with 1:24 remaining to lift Michigan to a 32-29 win over upset-minded Nebraska on Saturday night.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Seth Small made a 28-yard field goal as time expired and Texas A&M stunned top-ranked Alabama 41-38 on Saturday night to end the Crimson Tide’s winning streak at 19 games.
CLINTON, S.C. (AP) — Mark Pappas passed for 313 yards and two touchdowns and Issiah Aguero ran for 113 yards and two scores to propel Morehead State to a 38-30 victory over Presbyterian in Pioneer Football League action on Saturday.
No. 9 Michigan (5-0, 2-0 Big Ten) at Nebraska (3-3, 1-2), Saturday at 7:30 p.m. EDT (ABC).
Line: Michigan by 3 1/2 points, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Things to watch during Week 6 of play in the Big Ten Conference:
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines gave Scott Frost a harsh introduction to the Big Ten in 2018.
Frost was coaching his third game with the Cornhuskers and his team, down 39-0 at halftime, lost 56-10.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — It seems that negativity has swirled around Michigan's Jim Harbaugh and Nebraska's Scott Frost since they returned to coach at the schools where they enjoyed so much success as players.
The Big Ten is set up to be the most interesting conference in the country over the final two months of the season.
The latest AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank has five Big Ten teams ranked among the top 11.
No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Georgia are not here for the chaos.
On another college football Saturday sprinkled with surprises, including three top-15 teams losing to unranked opponents, the Crimson Tide and Bulldogs left no doubt about who are the two best teams in the country.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Coach Jim Harbaugh and No. 14 Michigan found a formula to shut down the Wisconsin rushing attack that had embarrassed the Wolverines the last couple of years.
“Against a tough, physical team, I thought our team played really physical,” Harbaugh said.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Zamir White rushed for two touchdowns and recovered a blocked punt for another score, and No. 2 Georgia pounded No. 8 Arkansas 37-0 on Saturday in the Bulldogs’ second consecutive shutout.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin quarterback Graham Mertz left Saturday's game against No. 14 Michigan after he was sacked early in the third quarter.
The team said Mertz and tight end Jake Ferguson went to the locker room with chest injuries.
No. 14 Michigan (4-0, 1-0 Big Ten) at Wisconsin (1-2, 0-1), Saturday at noon EDT (FOX).
Line: Wisconsin by 2 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Since Rutgers joined the Big Ten Conference in 2014, their games against perennially ranked Ohio State have been mismatches.
The Buckeyes have won all seven games, scoring no fewer than 49 points in any contest, including last year's 49-27 win.
Michigan has suffered plenty of disappointment each time it has visited Wisconsin over the last couple of decades.
Wisconsin has felt similar pain whenever it has faced a ranked team lately.
The frustration will end for one of these Big Ten programs Saturday when the Badgers (1-2, 0-1) host the 14th-ranked Wolverines (4-0, 1-0).
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State forced D.J. Uiagalelei into a fourth-down incompletion in the second overtime to beat ninth-ranked Clemson 27-21 on Saturday, an outcome that shakes up the Atlantic Coast Conference race and deals a huge blow to the Tigers’ College Football Playoff hopes.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — No. 19 Michigan found out, almost the hard way, that its running game can be slowed down.
Hassan Haskins ran for touchdowns the first two times the Wolverines had the ball to help them take a 17-point lead, but the undefeated team had to hold on to beat Rutgers 20-13 on Saturday.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — No. 19 Michigan enters Big Ten play trying to focus only on Rutgers, and yet its school-record conference championship drought is tough to ignore.
The Wolverines (3-0) have not won a Big Ten title since 2004, surpassing the span they went without a conference championship from 1950 to 1964.
Rutgers (3-0, 0-0 Big Ten) at No. 19 Michigan (3-0, 0-0), Saturday at 3:30 EDT (ABC).
Line: Michigan by 21, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Michigan has begun a pivotal season for coach Jim Harbaugh with three decisive wins, fueled by that ground-oriented, weather-proof offense he and most northern teams prefer.
Recruiting and developing the right running backs to carry it out remains a vital part of program-building in the Big Ten and elsewhere, a task that seemingly never stops.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Young’s first collegiate road start was a rousing success, a three-touchdown performance that helped top-ranked Alabama hold off No. 11 Florida 31-29 in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams Saturday.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU quarterback Max Johnson gave some young, unproven receivers a chance to show what they could do.
Their highlight-reel catches gave LSU every reason to keep them involved.
ANN ARBOR, Mich (AP) — A year ago, Michigan fans couldn’t be at the Big House as Rocky Lombardi led Michigan State to a 27-24 upset of the Wolverines.
There were 106,263 of them there on Saturday, and they enjoyed every minute of Lombardi’s return.
Northern Illinois (1-1) at No. 25 Michigan (2-0), Saturday at noon EDT (Big Ten Network).
Line: Michigan by 27 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — No. 25 Michigan has earned some momentum and has no plans to slow down against Northern Illinois.
The Wolverines (2-0) began the season unranked and with relatively low expectations from outside the program for Jim Harbaugh's seventh season.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh seems to have his best running game in seven seasons at Michigan, rotating two speedy and powerful backs behind an offensive line that has been opening huge holes.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Blake Corum sprinted for a 67-yard touchdown to give Michigan a double-digit lead in the second quarter, one play after Jim Harbaugh called for a fake punt and the Wolverines pulled away to beat Washington 31-10 Saturday night.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Washington has a lot to prove, coming off a loss to Montana.
Michigan does, too.
The two motivated and unranked teams will meet under the lights Saturday night at the Big House.
UCLA won't be around to bail out the Pac-12 this weekend.
The Bruins' victory against LSU was the highlight of an otherwise unimpressive Week 1 for the West Coast's Power Five conference.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Stadium was silent when Ronnie Bell went down with an injury in the season opener as more than 100,000 fans feared the worse.
CLINTON, S.C. (AP) — Michigan transfer Ren Hefley had a record-setting day in his first start for Presbyterian, tossing a FCS record 10 touchdowns in leading the Blue Hose to an 84-43 season-opening victory over NAIA-member St.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Ronnie Bell had a 76-yard touchdown reception and returned a punt 31 yards before being injured in Michigan's 47-14 victory over Western Michigan on Saturday.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan will soon get a chance to accomplish something it failed to do last season.
The Wolverines were winless at home during the pandemic-shortened season. They finished 2020 with two wins, four losses and three games canceled due to a COVID-19 breakout.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — If Tennessee head coach Josh Heupel's offense is going to work, its got to start on the ground.
The Volunteers' 38-6 season-opening win over Bowling Green on Thursday night was a perfect example of how the first-year coach's up-tempo attack can function on all cylinders.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines are looking forward to a fresh start.
They need one.
College football's winningest program is coming off a rough season, even by pandemic standards.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Josh Heupel has named Joe Milton as the Volunteers' starting quarterback four days before the season opener against Bowling Green.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh is thrilled and perhaps relieved to still be coaching at Michigan for a seventh season, a year after winning two games and signing a new contract that gives the school an out if it wants to replace him.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — As their paths crossed at Big Ten Media Days, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and Nebraska coach Scott Frost appeared to have one thing in common: They are at a crossroads in their careers.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A committee proposed that the University of Michigan remove Fielding Yost's name from the campus ice arena after a review of his work, including his refusal to let a Black football player play a Southern school in 1934.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A report about the stunning lack of action at the University of Michigan while a rogue doctor was sexually assaulting hundreds of young men has cast an unflattering light at one of the school's giants, the late football coach Bo Schembechler, whose bronze statue stands on campus...
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Maurice Linguist was hired as the University at Buffalo’s football coach Friday night, just months after he became Michigan's co-defensive coordinator.
Linguist joined Jim Harbaugh's Michigan staff in January as part of an offseason overhaul following a losing season, and was to share the defensive duties with Mike McDonald...
An organization started by Maryland’s Mike Locksley is trying to help advance the careers of minority football coaches by connecting them with the people who do the hiring in college sports...
Outdoor games have become the the marquee event of the NHL season ever since the league staged the first Winter Classic in Buffalo back in 2008...
The Maryland athletic department slogan is “Fear The Turtle.” In seven seasons in the Big Ten, its football team has scared no one...
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) —
Former Wake Forest quarterback Jamie Newman hasn’t played in a game in about 400 days since first switching schools and then opting out of the 2020 season...
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan has decided to stick with coach Jim Harbaugh, finalizing a new, five-year deal that cuts his guaranteed compensation but gives him an opportunity to make up for the financial loss if he can start winning championships...