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Central Michigan 32, Iowa 31

Late surge lifts Chippewas

Central Michigan’s David Harman drilled a 47-yard field goal with three seconds left, and the Chippewas scored nine points in the final 45 seconds to stun Iowa. Central Michigan (2-1) pulled within 31-29 on Ryan Radcliff’s 13-yard touchdown throw to Titus Davis. The Chippewas failed on the two-point conversion, but they recovered an onside kick and moved to Iowa’s 30-yard line in part because of a personal foul on the Hawkeyes (2-2).

Wisconsin 37, Texas-El Paso 26

Badgers overcome loss of Ball

James White rushed for a pair of touchdowns, helping Wisconsin overcome the early loss of Montee Ball.

Ball suffered a head injury on a 1-yard scoring run at the start of the second quarter, and was on the sideline in street clothes for the second half. Despite the victory, it was another shaky outing for the Badgers (3-1).

No. 21 Michigan State 23, Eastern Michigan 7

Spartans’ Bell rushes for 253 yards

Le’Veon Bell (Groveport Madison) rushed for a career-high 253 yards and a touchdown to help stagnant Michigan State avoid a major upset.

Dan Conroy kicked three field goals for the Spartans (3-1), who failed to score a touchdown for more than seven quarters until Andrew Maxwell hit tight end Dion Sims on a 10-yard pass with 7:19 left.

Louisiana Tech 52, Illinois 24

Six turnovers sink Illini

Illinois had six turnovers and visiting Louisiana Tech quarterback Colby Cameron passed for 284 yards and four touchdowns in a road upset.Illinois (2-2) turned the ball over three times in the first quarter, and the Bulldogs (3-0) cashed in for an early 21-7 lead.

Other highlights

• Northwestern 38, South Dakota 7 -- Venric Mark ran for 117 yards and three touchdowns to lead Northwestern (4-0) to an easy victory over South Dakota (1-2).

• No. 25 Nebraska 73, Idaho State 7 -- Rex Burkhead ran for 119 yards and two touchdowns, and Nebraska made quick work of Idaho State (1-2). The Cornhuskers (3-1) led 35-0 after the first quarter and 45-0 at the half.

• Minnesota 17, Syracuse 10 --  Donnell Kirkwood rushed for 99 yards and two touchdowns, and Minnesota picked off two Ryan Nassib passes to move to 4-0. — Associated Press

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