EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) -- C.J. Bacher threw for one touchdown and rushed for another as Northwestern beat Northeastern 27-0 on Saturday.
Bacher, a junior who missed six games last fall with a stress fracture in his left leg, was 23-of-28 for 243 yards and capped the Wildcats' opening drive with a 5-yard touchdown run.
Northwestern (1-0) claimed its first shutout since 1997 in the non-conference game and first meeting between the schools. Wildcat junior running back Tyrell Sutton scored on a 1-yard run in the third quarter. He carried 24 times for 108 yards and moved into fifth place on NU's rushing list with 2,566 yards.
Bacher completed seven straight passes in the Wildcats' opening drive and hit wide receiver Ross Lane on a 2-yard TD pass in the second quarter. Northeastern quarterback Anthony Orio was 10-of-18 for 69 yards in part-time duty while running back Maurice Murray rushed for 48 yards on 16 attempts.
Northwestern's defense held Northeastern to 260 yards while cornerback Sherri McManis led the Wildcats with 10 tackles. The Huskies (0-1) are 2-4 against Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly NCAA Division I-A) foes. The Wildcats are 2-1 against Football Championship Subdivision (formerly NCAA Division I-AA) opponents.
Florida State running back Dalvin Cook is doubtful to return after suffering a left leg injury in the first quarter against Wake Forest.
Trevone Boykin threw five touchdown passes, including four to freshman KaVontae Turpin, and No. 4 TCU rode a 30-point first quarter to a 50-7 rout of Texas on Saturday.
As if things weren't going bad enough at Texas, the Longhorns appear to have players on Twitter during lopsided losses and jabs at their coach accidentally being sent from other nearby teams.
Tulane long snapper Aaron Golub became the first legally blind person to play in a Division I football game Saturday, according to the school.
LJ Scott ran for 146 yards and two touchdowns, and No. 2 Michigan State held on through a lackluster second half to beat Purdue 24-21 on Saturday.
Desmond Morgan had nine tackles and an interception, part of a dominating defensive performance by No. 22 Michigan in a 28-0 rout of Maryland on Saturday.