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No. 3 Michigan tops Illinois 41-8, tunes up for Michigan St

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Wilton Speight threw for 253 yards and two touchdowns in three quarters before watching No. 3 Michigan finish off Illinois 41-8 Saturday.

The Wolverines (7-0, 4-0 Big Ten) were leading 34-0 in the fourth quarter when Jim Harbaugh put backup quarterback John O'Korn in the game and rested Speight.

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Appalachian State grabs 3 INTs in 37-19 win over Idaho

BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Taylor Lamb threw for 220 yards and rushed for one touchdown, Jalin Moore had 114 yards rushing and a score, and Appalachian State beat Idaho 37-19 on Saturday.

Appalachian State broke it open with 13 unanswered points in the third quarter, highlighted by freshman Clifton Duck's 44-yard pick-6 on an overthrown pass. Moore extended the Mountaineers' lead to 30-9 lead when he powered up the middle for a 5-yard score.


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Nittany Lions confident they can hang with No. 2 Buckeyes

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Ohio State coaches and players are plenty familiar with the difficult environment that awaits them in Happy Valley.

The No. 2 Buckeyes (6-0, 3-0 Big Ten) survived against Wisconsin in a hostile, raucous atmosphere last week, similar to the one they'll face in their third-straight road game against Penn State (4-2, 2-1), where Ohio State will have to deal with more than 100,000 fans clad in white.