Thorson leads Northwestern past No. 20 Wisconsin
back Jonathan Taylor and another by quarterback Jack Coan into 17 points on the way to its fourth straight victory.
Thorson was a bit shaky again after struggling in a narrow win at Rutgers. He completed 17 of 30 passes for 167 yards with three interceptions against a short-handed defense. But he ran for two TDs in the first half and found Kyric McGowan for a 24-yard score in the third quarter.
Isaiah Bowser ran for 117 yards and a touchdown. He scored on a 2-yard run early in the fourth, making it 31-10 after Coan fumbled deep in Badgers territory.
Coan was 20 of 31 for 158 yards and a touchdown in his first career start.
Taylor, the nation’s leading rusher, ran for just 46 yards on 11 carries after finishing with 100 or more in eight straight games.
Garrett Groshek ran for 68. But the Badgers lost for the second time in three games.
Northwestern was leading 14-10 early in the third when Wisconsin’s Jack Sanborn got flagged for roughing the punter. That set up Thorson’s TD pass to McGowan in the back of the end zone.
No. 8 Oklahoma 51, Kansas State 14: Kyler Murray passed for 352 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another score to help No. 8 Oklahoma beat Kansas State at home.
CeeDee Lamb caught four passes for a career- high 160 yards and two touchdowns, and Kennedy Brooks ran for 94 yards and two scores. The Sooners won their second straight since losing to Texas.
No. 12 Kentucky 15, Missouri 14: Terry Wilson hit CJ Conrad for a 2-yard touchdown pass on the final play of the game as No. 12 Kentucky rallied from a 14-3 deficit in the fourth quarter for the win. California 12, No. 15 Washington 10: Evan Weaver returned an interception 37 yards and Greg Thomas kicked two field goals to lead California to a home win over No. 15 Washington.
No. 17 Penn State 30, No. 18 Iowa 24: Trace McSorley threw for a touchdown and ran for one as No. 17 Penn State won at home over No. 18 Iowa.
No. 23 Utah 41, UCLA 10: Zack Moss ran for a career-high 211 yards and scored three touchdowns, and Britain Covey had 132 all-purpose yards and threw a touchdown pass for the Utes (6-2, 4-2 Pac-12), who won their fourth consecutive game. Joshua Kelley ran for 90 yards and a touchdown for the Bruins (2-6, 2-3).