The Bearcats improved to 3-0 with a 47-10 pasting of Miami University in the 112th meeting in the series. It was Cincinnati's largest margin of victory in the long rivalry since a 44-0 rout in 1940. Backup QB Dustin Grutza, starting because Ben Mauk is injured, threw for 290 yards and two TDs. Miami fumbled on its first play of the game to set the tone. Next: Saturday, vs. Marshall.
The Huskies are off to their first 3-0 start since 1998 after a surprisingly tough 22-17 victory over Temple. Donald Brown had two TD runs for UConn. Temple, which came in with 38 rushing yards in two games, ran for 143 on the Huskies.
Next: Saturday, at Pittsburgh.
The Cardinals saw their national-title hopes all but extinguished in a 40-34 loss to Kentucky. UK scored on a 57-yard pass with 28 seconds left to finish off the upset. It was one of five TD passes thrown by UK QB Andre' Woodson, who found openings in the Louisville secondary all night. Louisville's Brian Brohm threw for 366 yards and three TDs. However, Brohm was sacked three times after not getting sacked in the first two games.
Next: Saturday, vs. Syracuse.
True freshman TB LeSean McCoy ran for 172 yards, but it wasn't enough as the Panthers fell 17-13 to Michigan State. McCoy didn't get enough help from the passing game, which managed just 85 yards. All of Michigan State's points came after Pitt turnovers. Panthers LB Scott McKillop had 17 tackles.
Next: Saturday, vs. Connecticut.
The Scarlet Knights cruised past I-AA foe Norfolk State 59-0. Rutgers rolled up 277 yards in scoring 42 second-quarter points. Most of Rutgers' skill-position players sat out the second half, which began with the Scarlet Knights leading 45-0. TB Ray Rice had three TD runs, giving him nine for the season.
Next: Sept. 29, vs. Maryland.
The Orange lost 41-20 to Illinois, sending them to their first 0-3 start in 21 seasons. Syracuse has been outscored 118-32 this season. Illinois scored on its first possession and never looked back. Syracuse didn't get its initial first down until the second quarter.
Next: Saturday, at Louisville.
The Bulls were off last week.
Next: Saturday, vs. North Carolina.
The Mountaineers' defense controlled the game in a 31-14 victory over Maryland. WVU TBs Steve Slaton and Noel Devine ran for 137 and 136 yards, respectively. Slaton scored three TDs, giving him 41 - one shy of the school record - for his career. WVU led 14-7 at halftime, then scored on its first drive of the second half for some breathing room.
Next: Saturday, vs. East Carolina.