PITTSBURGH (AP) — No. 13 Penn State and Pittsburgh meet for the 99th time in a series that dates back to 1893. However, there are no plans for the series to extend past 2019. That means Penn State’s visit to Heinz Field could be its last trip to Pittsburgh for a while. Both teams come in 1-0 but had far different experiences in Week 1. Pitt had little trouble with Albany. Penn State needed overtime to get past Appalachian State.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State opens Big Ten play on Saturday against Big Ten bottom-dweller Rutgers. The No. 4 Buckeyes will be without coach Urban Meyer. He is serving the second of his three-game suspension for mismanaging domestic-abuse allegations against former assistant Zach Smith. Acting coach Ryan Day piloted Ohio State to a 77-31 win over Oregon State in the season opener.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — No. 15 Michigan State is preparing for the heat and a stiff road test against Arizona State. The Spartans needed a late touchdown to hold off Utah State in their opener. The Sun Devils rolled over UTSA in their debut under coach Herm Edwards last week.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan desperately needs a confidence-boosting victory. The 21st-ranked Wolverines hope to get that at home against Western Michigan in a matchup of teams coming off season-opening losses. Michigan’s highly touted defense began the year by giving up two touchdowns early in the game week at No. 12 Notre Dame and the Shea Patterson-led offense didn’t live up to expectations in a 24-17 loss. Since starting last year 4-0, Michigan is 4-6 and has lost four straight for the first time since 2009.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — New Mexico is visiting Camp Randall for No. 5 Wisconsin’s next early-season nonconference tune-up game on Saturday. The Lobos are stepping up in class after beating FCS school Incarnate Word by 32 points in their season opener at home. The Badgers might be looking to get off to smoother start on offense after some stalled drives early in last week’s season-opening win over Western Kentucky.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska faces former foe Colorado in its opener. The Cornhuskers were supposed to open against Akron last week but the game was called off because of bad weather. Colorado comes to Lincoln off a big win over Colorado State. The Buffaloes say they’re excited about renewing their rivalry with Nebraska. Former CU coach Bill McCartney showed up at the team’s weekly news conference and expressed his disdain for all things red. The two teams battled for years in the Big Eight and Big 12.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck prepared himself for a difficult conversation during the offseason with Seth Green about switching positions. Green was going to be the third-string quarterback, but he decided to become a tight end. As he showed in the season opener with two touchdown runs on direct snaps in the Wildcat formation, he’ll do a lot more than that for the Gophers, who host Fresno State on Saturday.
UNDATED (AP) — Virginia plays at Indiana on Saturday in a matchup of two teams that have started the season with a win. A year ago, Indiana won 34-17 at Virginia after backup quarterback Peyton Ramsey replaced Richard Lagow. This year, the Cavaliers have their own dual-threat quarterback in Bryce Perkins. He threw for 185 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 108 yards and two more scores in a blowout victory over Richmond.