UNDATED (AP) — Penn State coach James Franklin was pleased with his team’s second-half performance in a 51-6 rout over Pittsburgh but would prefer it if the Nittany Lions didn’t take so long to get going. Penn State led by just a point late in the first half before pouring it on after the break. Franklin says his team can’t afford such slow starts as it prepares for Big Ten play.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor is determined to take better care of the ball after fumbling for the second straight game. The fumbles are the only blemishes in what has so far been a prolific start to the season. Coach Paul Chryst likes how Taylor responds to mistakes. After fumbling the second quarter against New Mexico, Taylor finished with career highs of 253 yards on 33 carries. He matched a career high with three touchdown runs.
UNDATED (AP) — Alabama is No. 1 at being No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll. The Crimson Tide made its 106th overall appearance at the top of the AP rankings, which started in 1936, passing Ohio State for the most by any school. Alabama received a season-high 54 first-place votes from the media panel in the latest Top 25, strengthening its hold on No. 1 over No. 2 Clemson.