Live Blog Part II: Track Week 1 afternoon games

We live blogged throughout today’s three Big Ten afternoon games. Here are the results: Northern Illinois 30, Iowa 27; Michigan 59, Central Michigan 9Penn State 23, Syracuse 17. Catch up on all the action inside, plus get all of the best video highlights, tweets and photos.

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Northern Illinois 30, Iowa 27

Northern Illinois took the lead in the fourth quarter and survived the late stages of the game to take home a 30-27 win over Iowa. With 4 seconds to go, Mathew Sims drilled a 36-yard field goal to give Northern Illinois the lead, 30-27.

The Huskies finished with 88 passing yards.

Northern Illinois closed the game on a 10-point run.

Iowa expanded its lead to 27-20 thanks to a 10-play, 45-yard drive that ended when Mike Meyer kicked a 42-yard field goal.

The Huskies tied the score at 27-27 after Jordan Lynch tossed a 33-yard touchdown to Da’Ron Brown to finish off a six-play, 75-yard drive. Northern Illinois crossed midfield on Lynch’s 27-yard pass to Angelo Sebastiano from the 25-yard line.

A three-play, 11-yard scoring drive by the Huskies snapped the 27-27 standoff, as Sims kicked a 36-yard field goal. The drive was set up at the Iowa 30-yard line when Jimmie Ward intercepted Jake Rudock’s pass.

Lynch clinched a 200-yard passing game with 88 in the quarter, part of his 273-yard day for the Huskies.

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Final scores from our 3:30 p.m. EST games:

Michigan 59, Central Michigan 9

Penn State 23, Syracuse 17

Northern Illinois 30, Iowa 27

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Final: Northern Illinois 30, Iowa 27

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Wow. Touchdown N. Illinois. Da’Ron Brown with a 33-yard TD catch. Game tied, 27-27. 5:05 remaining in the contest.

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Fourth Quarter: Michigan 59, Central Michigan 9

No. 17 Michigan held Central Michigan to six yards on the ground during the fourth quarter and it finished off Central Michigan, 59-9.

Central Michigan capped off a 58-yard drive when Ron Coluzzi made a 34-yard field goal to make the score 56-9. The drive also featured Alex Niznak’s 44-yard pass to Andrew Flory.

Michigan opened up the lead, 59-9, after marching down the field for a six-play, 14-yard drive that ended when Brendan Gibbons kicked a 30-yard field goal. The drive was set up at the Chippewas’ 27-yard line when the Wolverines recovered a fumble.

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Late in fourth. Good job if you can get it.

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The man that everyone’s talking about.

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Understatement.

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Third Quarter: Penn State 13, Syracuse 10

Penn State leads 13-10 thanks in part to 126 passing yards in the third quarter.

Penn State’s Allen Robinson caught six passes for 110 yards and one touchdown in the quarter.

The Nittany Lions added to their advantage when Christian Hackenberg tossed a 51-yard touchdown to Robinson, the last of a two-play, 76-yard drive to give Penn State the lead.

Syracuse capped a 65-yard drive when Jerome Smith pounded in a 10-yard touchdown run to make the score 13-10. The drive also featured Drew Allen’s 55-yard pass.

Robinson has caught six passes for 110 yards on the day.

The Nittany Lions will start the fourth quarter with possession at the Orange’s 34-yard line.

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Third Quarter: Iowa 24, Northern Illinois 20

The two teams combined for four punts in the third quarter, and Iowa now leads 24-20. Iowa had 50 yards in the quarter while Northern Illinois had 118 yards.

Jordan Lynch ran for 36 yards in the quarter to lead Northern Illinois, which made the score 24-20 after Mathew Sims drilled a 24-yard field goal to finish off a 49-yard drive. The drive also featured Tyler Wedel’s 36-yard run.

Iowa’s Jake Rudock passed for 18 yards in the quarter to put him at 207 yards through the air today.

For the game, Lynch is 19-31 for 185 yards passing with two touchdowns for Northern Illinois.

The Hawkeyes have the ball on their own 40-yard line to begin the fourth quarter.

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Third Quarter: Michigan 56, Central Michigan 6

Michigan put up 21 points in the third quarter and now hold a 56-6 lead over Central Michigan.

The Wolverines threw for 108 yards and ran for 88 yards in the quarter.

The Wolverines took a 42-6 lead when Fitzgerald Toussaint pounded in a two-yard touchdown run to cap a six-play, 75-yard drive. The drive also featured Devin Gardner’s 45-yard pass to Joe Reynolds.

Michigan added to its advantage when freshman Derrick Green ran for a one-yard touchdown, the last of a 10-play, 55-yard drive to give Michigan a 49-6 lead.

Michigan opened up the lead, 56-6, after Thomas Rawls ran five yards for a touchdown to cap a seven-play, 81-yard drive. The drive also featured Shane Morris’ 36-yard pass.

The Chippewas will start the fourth quarter with possession on their own 23-yard line.

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First of many, right?

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Touchdown Michigan. Thomas Rawls. 56-6 U-M leads.

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Second Quarter: Iowa 24, N. Illinois 17

At the end of the first half, Iowa holds a 24-17 lead over Northern Illinois.

Hawkeyes quarterback Jake Rudock led the way for the Hawkeyes, throwing for 118 yards and a touchdown in the second quarter.

Iowa tied the game at 10 after Mike Meyer made a 26-yard field goal to cap a 13-play, 56-yard drive. The Hawkeyes then broke the 10-10 standoff when Rudock threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to C.J. Fiedorowicz to end a four-play, 65-yard scoring drive. The drive also featured Rudock’s 53-yard pass to Jordan Cotton.

Northern Illinois tied the game at 17 when Jordan Lynch found Tommylee Lewis open for a 21-yard touchdown pass.

Rudock answered with a six-yard touchdown run to break the 17-17 stalemate. The play capped off an eight-play, 75-yard scoring drive. Iowa threw just two times on that possession.

The Huskies are set to receive to start the second half.

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Halftime: Iowa 24, N. Illinois 17

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Iowa has two offensive touchdowns so far today. Had one in the first two games last season.

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Second Quarter: Michigan 35, Central Michigan 6

At the end of the second quarter, No. 17 Michigan holds a commanding 35-6 lead over Central Michigan.

Devin Gardner ran for 17 yards and one touchdown and threw for 24 yards and one touchdown in the quarter.

The Wolverines made their lead 21-3 when Fitzgerald Toussaint pounded in a one-yard touchdown run on the last play of a 10-play, 73-yard drive.

Central Michigan capped off a 19-yard drive when Ron Coluzzi made a 27-yard field goal to make the score 21-6. The Chippewas relied on a run play just one time during that march downfield. The drive was set up at Michigan’s 29-yard line when Jason Wilson intercepted a Gardner pass.

The Wolverines expanded their lead to 28-6 thanks to a 10-play, 76-yard drive that ended when Gardner and Jeremy Gallon hooked up for a 16-yard touchdown.

Michigan opened up the lead, 35-6, after Gardner kept it himself for a four-yard touchdown run to end a three-play, 12-yard drive. The drive was set up at the Central Michigan 12-yard line when Raymon Taylor intercepted Alex Niznak’s pass.

The Wolverines will receive to start the second half.

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Second Quarter: Penn State 6, Syracuse 3

Holding Syracuse to 10 rush yards, Penn State now leads, 6-3, behind two Sam Ficken field goals in the second quarter.

Syracuse scored when Ross Krautman kicked a 32-yard field goal to cap a seven-play, 28-yard drive, giving Syracuse the game’s first lead. The drive was set up at the Penn State 43-yard line when the Orange recovered a fumble.

Penn State tied things up at three when an eight-play, 30-yard drive ended after Ficken kicked a 36-yard field goal. The drive was set up at Syracuse’s 49-yard line when the Nittany Lions recovered a fumble.

Penn State broke the 3-3 deadlock when Ficken drilled a 35-yard field goal to finish off a nine-play, 41-yard scoring drive.

The Orange will have possession to start the second half.

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Devin Gardner runs in for his second rushing today of the day. Michigan takes a 35-6 lead right before halftime.

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Big Ten Score Updates:

Michigan 28, Central Michigan 6

Iowa 17, N. Illinois 17

Penn State 6, Syracuse 3

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Devin Gardner takes another big shot downfield and Central Michigan comes up with an interception..

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First Quarter: Michigan 14, Central Michigan 3

Michigan finished with 76 yards through the air and 88 on the ground in the first quarter en route to jumping out to a 14-3 lead over Central Michigan.

The Wolverines held Central Michigan to 23 total yards in the quarter.

Michigan made the score 7-0 when Joe Reynolds returned a blocked punt for a touchdown.

Central Michigan capped off a one-yard drive when Ron Coluzzi drilled a 22-yard field goal to make the score 7-3. The drive was set up at the Wolverines’ 6-yard line when Jarret Chapman intercepted Devin Gardner’s pass.

Michigan added to its advantage when Gardner kept it himself for a 22-yard touchdown run, the final play on a six-play, 77-yard drive to give Michigan the lead, 14-3. The drive also featured Gardner’s 36-yard pass.

The Wolverines are in position to score with the ball at Central Michigan’s one-yard line to start the second quarter.

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First Quarter: Northern Illinois 10, Iowa 7

Northern Illinois leads 10-7 at the end of the first quarter, thanks in part to 76 passing yards in the quarter.

Northern Illinois’ Tommylee Lewis caught two passes for 43 yards and one touchdown in the quarter.

Northern Illinois took the game’s first lead after Mathew Sims drilled a 47-yard field goal on the last play of a five-play, 23-yard drive.

The Huskies opened up the lead, 10-0, after Jordan Lynch threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Lewis to end a three-play, 50-yard drive.

Iowa made the score 10-7 when Christian Kirksey forced a fumble, picked it up and took it back to the house for six point. .

The Huskies have the ball on their own 24-yard line to begin the second quarter.

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First Quarter: Syracuse 0, Penn State 0

The first quarter saw both teams combine for zero points and one turnover..

Syracuse has possession at midfield to start the second quarter.

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Not so fast… Michigan touchdown called back. Ineligible man down field.

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https://twitter.com/PennStateFball/status/373902782845046784

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Joe Reynolds is all smiles after his score.

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Lots of pressure, expectations on this kid.

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brett Boor on 8/31/2013 @ 2:30pm EDT Said:

Wisconsin game…the commentators put up the stat that the Badgers haven’t had a duel 100 yard tandem since 2005. Actually if you go back to the big ten championship game that feat was met by ball, white, and gordon. All were 100 yards or more. Need to correct the stats

bigtengrad on 8/31/2013 @ 5:52pm EDT Said:

Having watched a lot of football from Thursday through today, I would have to say Central Michigan is by far the worst Big Ten FBS opponent so far. Michigan is doing exactly what they should to them, but hard to get too excited over this one.

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