JV FOOTBALL SCORES:
CONCORD 33, WAWASEE 0
WARSAW 46, MEMORIAL 6
NORTHWOOD 8TH GRADE 48, PLYMOUTH 6
Wes Yoder had 203 yards rushing and receiving and six total touchdowns to lead the Panthers. Yoder scored on runs of six, 22, 22, 31 and 87 and also recovered a fumble for a score, and also tossed in an interception for good measure. Owen Roeder passed for 48 yards and rushed for 51 more, scoring on a 19-yard touchdown run.
NOTRE DAME 66, NEW MEXICO 14
Behind a dominant defense and a second-quarter offensive outburst, No. 7 Notre Dame blitzed New Mexico en route to a 66-14 home-opening victory Saturday afternoon at Notre Dame Stadium.
The Fighting Irish had three interceptions in the first half, including Kyle Hamilton’s pick-six to open the scoring, and scored 31 points in the second quarter en route to improving to 2-0 on the season.
All told, Notre Dame totaled 591 yards of offense, with Ian Book finishing 15-or-24 for 360 yards and five touchdowns. Book also rushed for 46 yards and a touchdown, giving him six scores on the day.
The Irish outgained the Lobos 591-363 while owning a 4-0 advantage in turnover margin.
With the Lobos facing a third-and-long early in the first quarter, freshman defensive back Kyle Hamilton stepped onto the field for his first career play at Notre Dame Stadium and intercepted a Sheriron Jones pass, returning it for a 32-yard pick-six. The play was ultimately set up by a Jay Bramblett punt that had pinned New Mexico at their own two-yard line to start the drive.
After taking a 7-0 into the second quarter, the Notre Dame offense went to work, putting up 31 points in the frame, kick-started by Book’s one-yard touchdown run to make it a 14-0 game.
Avery Davis made it a 21-0 lead when he took a short pass from Book in the backfield and scampered 59 yards for his first career touchdown with seven minutes remaining in the second quarter.
A two-play, 80-yard scoring drive was then capped by Javon McKinley’s 65-yard touchdown catch to give the Irish a 28-0 lead with just over three minutes remaining in the first half.
A Shaun Crawford interception set up a two-play touchdown drive that included a 37-yard Chase Claypool touchdown to make it 35-0 and then Jonathan Doerer tacked on a 36-yard field goal as time expired in the first half to give the Irish a 38-7 lead at the break.
In the second half, the Irish picked up where they left off when Finke took a short pass from Book and broke into the open field for a 54-yard touchdown.
On the next Irish drive, McKinley scored his second touchdown, this time on a 20-yard snag to make it 52-7. C’Bo Flemister added his first career touchdown on a one-yard rush in the fourth quarter, while Braden Lenzy rounded out the scoring on a 22-yard pass from Brendon Clark.
OHIO STATE 51, INDIANA 10
Justin Fields and J.K. Dobbins keep finding holes in opposing defenses.
Their ability to take advantage of them quickly is turning Ohio State’s dynamic duo into an unbeatable combination.
Dobbins ran for 193 yards and one touchdown, caught one of Fields’ three touchdown passes and then watched most of the second half from the bench as the sixth-ranked Buckeyes blew out Indiana 51-10 on Saturday.
“I just told the offensive line I was going to meet them in the end zone and I think that gets them excited,” Dobbins said. “I love those guys. I love them like they’re my own brother. I think that helps us. We have a great bond.”
The Buckeyes (3-0, 1-0 Big Ten) have won each game this season by at least 24 points, and they’ve won nine straight overall and 24 in a row against the Hoosiers. Their 41-point victory margin Saturday was the largest in the series since 2006, and it was the most lopsided road win for the Buckeyes in a series that dates to 1901.
Dobbins perfectly played the role of setup man by repeatedly crashing through the middle, breaking tackles and leaving Indiana defenders on the ground . He only needed 22 carries to eclipse the 181-yard game he had in his only other trip to Bloomington in 2017.
Fields took care of the rest, going 14 of 24 for 199 yards while starting the scoring with a 3-yard TD run. Since transferring from Georgia, Fields has logged nine TD passes and four touchdown runs.
Just four plays after Chris Olave caught a 37-yard TD pass to give Ohio State a 14-3 lead, he blocked a punt out of the end zone for a safety. On Ohio State’s next offensive play, Dobbins sprinted up the middle for 56 yards and, four plays after that, K.J. Hill Jr. caught a 9-yard TD pass to put the Hoosiers on their heels and the game out of reach.
“We’ve got a lot of weapons,” Dobbins said. “You’ve got to watch out for us.”
Indiana’s hopes seemed doomed even before kickoff.
Peyton Ramsey replaced the injured Michael Penix Jr. as the starting quarterback and about the only thing that went right after that was a trick play in which Ramsey threw the ball to Donovan Hale, who turned and threw a 49-yard TD pass to a wide open Peyton Hendershot.
That cut the Buckeyes’ lead to 30-10 just before halftime.
Otherwise, it was pure misery for the Hoosiers (2-1, 0-1).
They ran 31 times for 42 yards, the offensive line allowed five sacks, Damon Arnette Jr. picked off Ramsey and ran it back 96 yards for a touchdown, and the defense gave up 528 yards — 314 of it on the ground, including a 40-yard TD run by Master Teague III, who had 10 carries for 106 yards.
“Rough day for the Hoosiers. Very disappointed with how we performed,” Indiana coach Tom Allen said. “But I stand before you, take responsibility for how our team takes the field and plays each and every week, and it wasn’t good enough.”
FLORIDA ATLANTIC 41, BALL STATE 31
Chris Robison threw for 366 yards and four touchdowns, three of them to John Mitchell, as Florida Atlantic picked up its first win, posting a 41-31 win over Ball State in a nonconference battle Saturday afternoon.
Florida Atlantic opened the season with tough losses to two nationally ranked teams (45-21 to No. 5 Ohio State and 48-14 to No. 18 Central Florida)
Robison put FAU on top midway through the first quarter, hitting John Raine from 4-yards out, but the Owls fumbled in their own backfield on their next possession and Jordan Williams scooped up the loose ball and ran 60 yards for the tying touchdown with 1:16. A holding call on the kickoff put the Owls at their own 12 to start their next series and on the first play from scrimmage Robison hit Willie Wright for a short gain, but Wright fumbled and Williams recovered his second fumble in two plays. Drew Pitt threw 14 yards to Yoheinz Tyler with :04 left in the first quarter to put the Cardinals (1-2) up, 14-7.
Robison hit Mitchell with two second-quarter touchdowns from 33- and 2-yards out to take a 21-17 lead at intermission and Larry McCammon III added a 1-yard run for a score before Robison and Mitchell hooked up for a third time, this one from 24-yards out to make it a 34-17 advantage.
James Charles pushed the FAU lead to 41-24 with a 4-yard run early in the fourth quarter.
Robison finished 33 of 41 passing and Mitchell made eight catches for 124 yards. McCammon carried 25 times for 99 yards.
Ball State’s Pitts was 26 of 38 for 303 yards and three touchdowns with one interception.
TCU 34, PURDUE 13
TCU coach Gary Patterson is convinced Darius Anderson is in peak form.
Anderson paced a powerful rushing attack with 179 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries to help TCU beat Purdue 34-13 on Saturday night.
“Darius is running better now than I’ve seen him since he was a sophomore,” Patterson of the senior running back.
Sewo Olonilua chipped in with 106 yards rushing and a score for the Horned Frogs (2-0).
As a team, the Horned Frogs racked up 346 rushing yards on 58 carries.
Patterson added he was proud of the running backs and offensive line performance.
“It was unbelievable,” Patterson said.
The Horned Frogs had 160 rushing yards on 28 attempts in the opening half compared to minus-1 on 12 attempts for the Boilermakers. Purdue finished with 23 rushing yards on 25 carries.
“They took us to the woodshed,” Purdue coach Jeff Brohm said. “It should hurt us and see what we’re made of. It doesn’t matter who we are missing or not, we have to play better. We obviously gave up too many yards in the run game, gave up too many yards in the zone read game. But we didn’t help out our offense early on and as we got it going longer, it became a little rough for us.”
After the teams traded field goals, Anderson scored on a 32-yard run to put TCU ahead 10-3 with 1:14 left in the first quarter and the Boilermakers trailed the rest of the way.
Redshirt freshman Jack Plummer completed 13 of 29 passes for 181 yards with two interceptions for Purdue (1-2). Plummer started in place of Elijah Sindelar, who was sidelined with concussion. Sindelar led the FBS with 932 yards passing after two games.
“I knew this would be a tough matchup for first start out of the gate,” Brohm said of Plummer. “You know, first interception, (he) put it where we need to put it and we didn’t catch a few breaks early on. It wasn’t a good performance by even our best players so it was a lot of pressure on him. But he hung in there. And he’ll get better. But we’ve got to get better around him as well.”
J.D. Dellinger hit a career-long 53-yard field goal before Jonathan Song’s 40-yard field goal pushed the Horned Frogs’ lead to 13-6 with 1:09 left in the first half. Max Duggan found a wide-open Al’Dontre Davis for a 22-yard touchdown and Olonilua’s 1-yard TD run made it 27-6 in third quarter before Anderson’s 8-yard touchdown run pushed the lead to 34-6 in the fourth quarter.
Plummer connected with Amad Anderson Jr. for a 54-yard touchdown with 3:40 left.