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Notre Dame beats Wake Forest...Michigan coasts over Nebraska...Purdue upsets Boston College

September 22, 2018

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Ian Book rushed for three touchdowns and threw for two more, as No. 8 Notre Dame beat Wake Forest 56-27. Book replaced Brandon Wimbush in the starting lineup and was 25 of 34 for 325 yards. Book helped the Fighting Irish more than double their previous season high for scoring and roll up a season-best 566 total yards, surpassing the previous high midway through the third quarter. Before this one, Notre Dame hadn’t scored more than 24 in a game.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Karan Higdon ran for 136 yards and a touchdown in the first half to help No. 19 Michigan build a huge lead and it coasted to a 56-10 win over Nebraska. The Wolverines led 20-0 after the first quarter and 39-0 at halftime. The Cornhuskers are off to their worst start since 1945. They have lost seven in a row dating to last season for the first time since 1957.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Rondale Moore caught two touchdown passes and Purdue picked off four passes, beating No. 23 Boston College 30-13. David Blough passed for 296 yards and three touchdowns for the Boilermakers, who had opened what was expected to be a promising the season with three straight close losses. The Eagles rolled in unbeaten and ranked for the first time in 10 years, but fell flat.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers will be without All-Pro guard David DeCastro for a second straight week when they visit Tampa Bay on Monday night. DeCastro is still recovering from a fractured right hand suffered during Pittsburgh’s Week 1 tie against Cleveland. Right tackle Marcus Gilbert is doubtful with a hamstring issue. Safety Morgan Burnett is also doubtful with a groin injury.

TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — The United States has defeated Senegal 87-67 in the Americans’ opener at the Women’s Basketball World Cup. Elena Delle Donne scored 19 points. The victory was the Americans’ 17th in a row in the tournament and 42nd in the past 43 games in the World Cup. The only blemish over the past 20 years was a defeat to Russia in the semifinals of the 2006 World Cup.

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