CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians are the first major league team to wrap up a division title, clinching the AL Central with a 15-0 trouncing of Detroit. Michael Brantley and Francisco Lindor (lihn-DOHR’) belted first-inning homers and Yonder Alonso added a two-run shot in the third. Alonso and Jose Ramirez each had three hits and two RBIs for the Indians, who have owned a double-digit lead in the division race since Aug. 8.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — BYU pulled off the biggest top-25 upset of Saturday’s schedule as Squally Canada ran for 118 yards and two touchdowns in a 24-21 win at No. 6 Wisconsin. The Cougars also reached the end zone on a trick play when receiver Aleva Hifo found open tight end Moroni Laulu-Pututau for a 31-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter. The Badgers had a chance to force overtime until Rafael Gaglianone’s 42-yard field goal attempt went wide left with 41 seconds left, ending Wisconsin’s 41-game non-conference winning streak.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Defensive tackle Dre’Mont Jones returned an interception 28 yards for one of Ohio State’s three touchdowns in a four-minute span of the third quarter in a 40-28 victory over No. 15 TCU. The fourth-ranked Buckeyes finally went ahead to stay with that spurt that started Dwayne Haskins Jr. threw a short pass that Parris Campbell turned into a 63-yard touchdown. OSU finished the game without All-America defensive end Nick Bosa, who suffered an apparent left groin injury in the third quarter.
UNDATED (AP) — Top-ranked Alabama gave up a touchdown on the first play of its SEC opener before clobbering Mississippi, 62-7. Travis Etienne ran for 162 yards and two touchdowns as No. 2 Clemson ripped Georgia Southern, 38-7. Jake Fromm threw three touchdown passes and Elijah Holyfield ran for 100 yards before the duo sat out the second half of third-ranked Georgia’s 49-7 thumping of Middle Tennessee.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers participated in practice Saturday for the first time this week after being held out with a left knee injury. Rodgers said he sprained his knee in the second quarter of last week’s season opener over the Chicago Bears. He left the field on a cart but returned in the second half to throw three touchdown passes to help rally the Packers to a 24-23 victory.