College Football Winners And Losers From Week 8 Include Rutgers, Alabama And Indiana

By Paul MyerbergUSA TODAYOhio State helped usher the Big Ten into the regular season with a 52-17 victory against Nebraska, which hung around for much of the first half but proved unable to slow down quarterback Justin Fields and the Buckeyes offense.The Buckeyes showed little signs of the sluggishness that has hobbled even the nation's best teams after a unique offseason.Fields completed 20 of his 21 attempts for 276 yards and had a team-high 54 rushing yards with three combined touchdowns as OSU racked up nearly 500 yards of offense.Stressed early by Nebraska's tempo — the Cornhuskers have improved depth and overall talent up front, which bodes well for the offense in Scott Frost's third season — the Buckeyes' performance from late in the second quarter through the final whistle painted the picture of a team capable of running the table and reaching the College Football Playoff.And Penn State?The Big Ten's second playoff contender lost 36-35 in overtime to Indiana, dealing a tough blow to the Nittany Lions' playoff hopes.Read more on NewsOK.com

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