Tennessee opens season at home at 0-2
The Associated Press
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Ty’Son Williams scored a 5-yard touchdown run in the second overtime after BYU made a stunning drive for a game-tying field goal in the closing seconds of regulation as the Cougars edged Tennessee 29-26 on Saturday.
The Vols (0-2) lost at home to Sun Belt Conference Georgia State to open the season a week ago.
BYU (1-1) rallied from a 13-3 halftime deficit and forced overtime when Zach Wilson’s 64-yard completion to Micah Simon set up Jake Oldroyd’s third field goal of the night — a 33-yarder with one second left.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Elijah Sindelar passed for 509 yards and five touchdowns and ran for another TD in Purdue’s 42-24 victory over Vanderbilt on Saturday. Purdue speedy sophomore Rondale Moore caught 13 passes for 220 yards, both career highs.
The Boilermakers scored quickly after taking the second-half kickoff to take a 21-10 edge. Jared Sparks hauled in a wide-open 50-yard TD pass from Sindelar as one Vanderbilt defender fell down on the coverage. It was junior Sparks’ first TD and the longest catch of his career.
QB sparks Illinois
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. — Brandon Peters set career highs, throwing for 225 yards and four touchdowns as Illinois overcame an early 13-point deficit to beat UConn 31-23 on Saturday.
It was the first nonconference road win for the Illini (2-0) in a dozen years.
Jakari Norwood had 62 yards to lead a rushing attack that accounted for 130 yards.
Indiana rolls to victory
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Backup quarterback Peyton Ramsey was 13 of 14 for 226 yards and two touchdowns as Indiana shut out Eastern Illinois 52-0 on Saturday.
The Hoosiers (2-0) took an early lead with touchdowns on their first three possessions.
Michael Penix Jr., IU’s starter at quarterback, was 14 of 20 with 197 yards and two touchdowns before taking a seat late in the second quarter.