Joe Southwick passed for 268 yards and three touchdowns, before sitting out the fourth quarter, and the Boise State Broncos (3-2) put the hurt on the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles (0-4) with a 60-7 victory in nonconference play on Saturday in Boise.
The Broncos got TD runs from Shane Williams-Rhodes, Jay Ajayi, backup QB Grant Hedrick, Jack Fields and Charles Bertoli.
Northern Illinois 55, Purdue 24: Jordan Lynch threw for 207 yards and three TDs, and the Huskies (4-0) scored on a kickoff return and an interception return in a rout of the Boilermakers (1-4) in West Lafayette, Ind.
It’s the first time a Mid-American Conference team has beaten two Big Ten foes in the same season. NIU tied the MAC record for victory margin over a Big Ten school. Toledo beat Minnesota by 31 in 2001.
Army 35, Louisiana Tech 16: Terry Baggett rushed for 143 yards and two TDs, and the Black Knights (2-3) beat the Bulldogs (1-4) in Dallas.
Western Kentucky 19, Navy 7: Antonio Andrews ran for 182 yards and two touchdowns as the Hilltoppers (3-2) beat the Midshipmen (2-1) in Bowling Green, Ky.
Nevada 45, Air Force 42: Cody Fajardo threw for 389 yards and three TDs and ran for two scores – the last one with 1:45 left – to help the Wolf Pack (3-2, 2-0 MWC) rally past the Falcons (1-4, 0-4) in Reno, Nev.
UNLV 56, New Mexico 42: Quarterback Caleb Herring and receiver Devante Davis hooked up for three TDs to help the Rebels outlast New Mexico in Albuquerque, N.M., despite the Lobos having three 100-yard rushers for the first time in school history.
Tennessee 31, South Alabama 24: Brian Randolph made a game-clinching, fourth-and-goal interception in the end zone with 1:51 left as the Volunteers (3-2) squandered most of a 24-point lead before holding off the Jaguars (2-2) in Knoxville, Tenn.