UNDATED (AP) — No. 4 Ohio State is averaging 650 yards and 64.5 points through two games. The Buckeyes expect to get a big challenge from 15th-ranked TCU’s traditionally strong defense. Indiana’s veteran offensive line will be tested by a Ball State defense that had four sacks in a loss to Notre Dame. Purdue is a touchdown underdog at home against Missouri. Rutgers freshman quarterback Arthur Sitkowski is coming off a shoulder injury and merits watching when the Scarlet Knights play at Kansas.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A viral ‘Little Sisters’ comment nearly eight years ago led to this week’s Top 25 marquee matchup between Ohio State and TCU. A lot has changed since Ohio State’s former president Gordon Gee made that statement nearly eight years ago. The Horned Frogs are now one of the Power Five teams in the Big 12. Gee is now West Virginia’s president and chairman of the Big 12 board of directors. And the Bowl Championship Series has since been replaced by the four-team College Football Playoff.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Receiver A.J. Taylor is off to a fast start for the sixth-ranked Wisconsin Badgers as they get ready to play BYU this weekend. Taylor had a career-high 134 yards with a touchdown on five catches last week against New Mexico. He has carried the load at the wideout position at a time when the receiving corps was thinned out by suspensions to Quintez Cephus and Danny Davis.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse and Purdue have agreed to a two-game, home-and-home series beginning in 2022. The Boilermakers will make their first trip to the Carrier Dome on Sept. 17, 2022. Syracuse will travel to West Lafayette, Indiana, a year later. The Orange are 0-1 against the Boilermakers. They lost 51-0 at Ross-Ade Stadium in the 2004 season opener.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — An arrest warrant for a gymnastics coach facing sex abuse charges in Texas and Oklahoma alleges he put his hands inside girls’ leotards. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports the Oklahoma warrant accuses 51-year-old Skipper Glenn Crawley of molesting 8- to 10-year-old girls as they stretched. Adrian Crane, Crawley’s attorney, has said his client claims he is innocent. Crowley, a former assistant coach at the University of Oklahoma, remains jailed.