Baylor loses to Duke, starts season 0-3
Shaun Wilson had two long touchdown runs to lead Duke past Baylor 34-20 on Saturday.
Wilson rushed for 176 yards and scored on runs of 50 and 65 yards to help the Blue Devils (3-0) open with three consecutive victories for just the second time since 1994.
The Bears seemed determined not to let Daniel Jones beat them: Jones was 20 of 35 for 193 yards but was sacked five times and was held without a touchdown for the first time this season.
“They did so many different things we hadn’t seen, defensively,” Duke coach David Cutcliffe said. “I thought that was difficult for Daniel and just in general, I don’t know if I’ve seen as many people show as many fronts as they showed in one ball game.”
The Bears are off to their worst start since the 1999 team opened with four straight losses on its way to a 1-10 finish in Kevin Steele’s first season.
West Virginia defeats Delaware State 59-16
West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen wasn’t left discouraged by several early glitches in a blowout win over an FCS school.
Holgorsen came away pleased overall despite several first-half turnovers on offense and his defense’s inability to shut down Delaware State in the Mountaineers’ 59-16 victory on Saturday.
West Virginia (2-1) compiled 538 yards of offense against the Hornets (0-3), who lost their 14th straight game. But West Virginia had plenty of problems on both sides of the ball in its final tuneup before the start of Big 12 play.
On defense, West Virginia’s coaches wanted a more consistent effort from a unit that had allowed an average of 470 yards. It didn’t happen. The long runs and blown pass coverages that plagued the Mountaineers over their first two games kept on coming.
Delaware State had 301 yards of offense, its highest output of the season.
The Hornets had six runs of at least 10 yards, including Brycen Alleyne’s 47-yarder in the first quarter.
Kansas loses at Ohio, road losing streak up to 42 games
Nathan Rourke threw for 152 yards and two touchdowns as Ohio defeated Kansas 42-30 on Saturday, extending the Jayhawks’ road losing streak to 42 games, the longest active streak in the nation.
Rourke earned his first start against the Jayhawks after shining in the first two games of the season.
“I really didn’t think too much of it (the start) because they were still going to go play both quarterbacks,” Rourke said.
Rourke succeeded Quinton Maxwell as starting quarterback, but both played as planned — and both had success.
Though Maxwell didn’t start, the two-quarterback system worked well.
“They do a good job with the one-two punch with these two quarterbacks,” Kansas coach David Beaty said. “Honestly, on the field I didn’t recognize just a lot of difference.”
Iowa St. pulls away in second half, beats Akron 41-14
Jacob Park passed for 317 yards and two touchdowns, including a 43-yarder to Marchie Murdock, as Iowa State pulled away in the second half for a 41-14 victory over Akron on Saturday.
Park completed 24 of 33 throws and scored on a 14-yard run for the Cyclones (2-1), who equaled a school record by topping 40 points for the third straight game to start the season.
Iowa State also set a school mark by gaining 400 yards for the sixth game in a row as sophomore David Montgomery rushed for 127 yards and a score, and senior Allen Lazard caught his third TD pass of the year.