Nebraska won despite a scare while Iowa State and Iowa fell in their opening games.
The Cornhuskers allowed two late touchdowns but held on for a 37-34 victory over the visiting Wyoming Cowboys on Saturday. Taylor Martinez threw for 155 yards to go with three TDs and an interception. He added 80 yards on the ground. Imani Cross rumbled for 105 yards and two touchdowns for Nebraska. The Huskers host Southern Miss on Saturday.
Northern Illinois rallied in the fourth quarter and Mathew Sims booted a 36-yard field goal with four seconds left to lead the Huskies in a 30-27 win over Iowa on Saturday at Kinnick Stadium. Jake Rudock threw for 219 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions while Christian Kirksey returned a fumble 48 yards for a touchdown. Mark Weisman ran for 100 yards on 20 carries as Iowa fell to 0-and-1. The Hawkeyes host the Missouri State Bears next Saturday.
David Johnson ran for 199 yards and accounted for four touchdowns to lead Northern Iowa in a 28-20 win over Iowa State on Saturday in Ames. Johnson ran for two scores and caught four passes for 41 yards and two more TDs as the Panthers edged the Cyclones. Sam Richardson threw for 242 yards and two touchdowns for ISU while Justin Coleman grabbed four balls for 103 yards and a score in defeat. Iowa State hosts Iowa on September 14th while UNI welcomes Drake next week.