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Big Ten Weekly Football Release – 8-29 to 8-31

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Thirteen Big Ten schools will be in action as week two of the 2019 season kicks off Saturday afternoon when Iowa welcomes Rutgers in the first conference game of the year. Indiana, Purdue and Wisconsin will each open their home schedules, while Northwestern will enjoy a bye week…

Wisconsin junior running back Jonathan Taylor totalled 183 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns at South Florida, becoming the first Big Ten student to record at least two rushing and two receiving touchdowns in the same game since Illinois’ Mikel Leshoure in 2010…

Indiana’s Michael Penix Jr. made his collegiate debut in record-breaking fashion this past weekend. The Tampa, Fla., native became the first Indiana freshman quarterback to start a season opener since Antwaan Randle El in 1998 and joined Randle El as the only Hoosier freshman to record more than 300 passing yards in his first start…

With its victory over Florida Atlantic last weekend, Ohio State claimed its seventh straight win overall, marking the second-longest active streak among Autonomy Five teams. The win was the fourth for head coach Ryan Day, who posted a 3-0 record a year ago as interim head coach…

Maryland opened up the Michael Locksley era with a 79-0 victory over Howard on Friday. The Terrapins’ 79 points were the second-most in program history, only one point away from the record set in an 80-0 win over Washington College in 1927. The 79 points are tied for the fifth-most by a FBS team in a game since 2013…

Michigan State won its 21st consecutive home opener with a 28-7 win over Tulsa. The Spartans lead the nation in rushing defense after holding the Golden Hurricane to minus 73 yards rushing, a school-record low for a Spartan opponent. Senior defensive end Kenny Willekes recorded seven tackles for loss, including 2.5 TFLs (6 yards) and two sacks (5 yards.