Live Blog Part I: Tracking Week 4 noon games

We live blogged throughout the Big Ten’s Week 4 early games: Minnesota 43, San Jose State 24; Ohio State 76, Florida A&M 0; Iowa 59, Western Michigan 3. Catch up on all action and get the day’s best video highlights, photos and tweets in this post.

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Fourth Quarter: Minnesota 43, San Jose State 24

Minnesota QB Mitch Leidner ran for 122 yards and four touchdowns as Minnesota cruised to a 43-24 win over San Jose State.

The Gophers opened up the lead, 36-17, after Leidner turned a quarterback sneak into a one-yard touchdown run to cap an 11-play, 46-yard drive. The drive was set up at the Spartans’ 46-yard line when Marcus Jones returned a punt.

Minnesota made its lead 43-17 when David Cobb pounded in a one-yard touchdown run, highlighting a nine-play, 58-yard drive.

San Jose State made the score 43-24 after David Fales found Chandler Jones open for a 28-yard touchdown pass to finish off a 75-yard drive.

Fales clinched a 400-yard passing game with 164 in the fourth quarter, part of his 465-yard day for the Spartans.

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Fourth Quarter: Iowa 59, Western Michigan 3

Iowa held Western Michigan to eight total yards in the fourth quarter and the Hawkeyes finished off Western Michigan, 59-3.

Iowa scored 35 unanswered points to close the game.

The Hawkeyes extended their lead to 59-3 thanks to a seven-play, 83-yard drive that ended when Jordan Canzeri ran for a 16-yard touchdown.

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Fourth Quarter: Ohio State 76, Florida A&M 0

No. 3 Ohio State racked up 112 rushing yards in the fourth quarter and cruised to a 76-0 victory over Florida A&M.

The Buckeyes opened up the lead, 76-0, after marching down the field for a 14-play, 98-yard drive that was capped with Cardale Jones’ 10-yard touchdown run.

Ohio State’s Ezekiel Elliott finished with 162 yards on the ground.

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Third Quarter: Iowa 52, Western Michigan 3

Iowa is in control of the game as it leads 52-3 at the end of the third quarter.

The Hawkeyes made the score 45-3 when B.J. Lowery intercepted a Zach Terrell pass and returned it for a touchdown.

Iowa extended its lead to 52-3 thanks to a nine-play, 64-yard drive that ended when Jake Rudock and Powell hooked up for a 29-yard touchdown.

The Hawkeyes have the ball on their own 17-yard line to begin the fourth quarter.

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Third Quarter: Ohio State 69, Florida A&M 0

Ohio State racked up 167 yards on the ground and now lead 69-0 at the end of the third quarter.

The Buckeyes gave up just nine total yards in the quarter to Florida A&M.
Ohio State extended the lead to 62-0 when Ezekiel Elliott ran 16 yards for a touchdown on the last play of a nine-play, 65-yard drive.

The Buckeyes opened up the lead, 69-0, after marching down the field for a six-play, 90-yard drive that ended when Elliott ran for a 13-yard touchdown. Elliott now has 121 total yards on the ground in the game.

Ohio State will start the fourth quarter with the ball at its own 44-yard line.

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Third Quarter: Minnesota 29, San Jose State 17

Minnesota’s defense shut down San Jose State, allowing only two yards of offense in the third quarter and holding onto a 29-17 lead.

The Golden Gophers made their lead 26-17 when Mitch Leidner kept it himself for a one-yard touchdown run to cap a three-play, 12-yard drive. The drive was set up at the Spartans’ 12-yard line when Aaron Hill intercepted David Fales’ pass.

The Golden Gophers opened up the lead, 29-17, after marching down the field for a seven-play, 75-yard drive that ended when Chris Hawthorne kicked a 22-yard field goal.

Fales has totaled 301 yards through the air for San Jose State.

Minnesota will start the fourth quarter with good field position at the Spartans’ one-yard line.

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Second Quarter: Iowa 38, Western Michigan 3

With 28 points in the second quarter, Iowa now holds a 38-3 lead over Western Michigan at halftime.

The Hawkeyes ran for 71 yards during the quarter and are on a 14-point run.

Iowa made the score 17-0 when Kevonte Martin-Manley returned a punt for a touchdown. Martin-Manley followed it with another punt return, pushing the score to 24-0.

Western Michigan finished off a 22-yard drive when Andrew Haldeman kicked a 23-yard field goal to make the score 24-3. The Broncos, exploited the secondary during the march downfield, passing on four of six plays. The drive was set up at the Iowa 28-yard line when Western Michigan recovered a fumble.

The Hawkeyes added to their advantage when Mark Weisman ran four yards for a touchdown, capping off a six-play, 65-yard drive to give the Hawkeyes the lead, 31-3.
The Hawkeyes extended their lead to 38-3 when B.J. Lowery intercepted Tyler Van Tubbergen’s pass and returned it for a touchdown.

Iowa will get the ball to start the second half.

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Second Quarter: Ohio State 55, Florida A&M 0

Showing balance between run and pass, Ohio State now leads 55-0 at halftime.
The Buckeyes gave up just 31 total yards in the quarter to Florida A&M.

Ohio State took a 41-0 lead when Jordan Hall ran for a 17-yard touchdown on the last play of a four-play, 38-yard drive. The drive was set up at the Florida A&M 38-yard line when the Buckeyes returned a punt.

Ohio State added to its advantage when Kenny Guiton threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Chris Fields, capping off an eight-play, 62-yard drive to give Ohio State the lead, 48-0.

The Buckeyes opened up the lead, 55-0, after marching down the field for a nine-play, 85-yard drive that ended when Guiton tossed a 15-yard touchdown to Evan Spencer.
Ohio State’s rushing attack finished with just two carries on the possession.
Ohio State will get the ball to start the second half.

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Second Quarter: Minnesota 20, San Jose State 17

Minnesota racked up 100 rushing yards in the second quarter, and Gophers now lead 20-17.

Chandler Jones caught two passes for 108 yards and two touchdowns in the quarter to lead San Jose State.

The Spartans made the score 7-3 after Austin Lopez drilled a 30-yard field goal to finish off a 39-yard drive.

Minnesota added to its advantage when Mitch Leidner kept it himself for a one-yard touchdown run to cap off an 11-play, 75-yard drive to give Minnesota the lead, 13-3.
San Jose State finished off an 89-yard drive when David Fales and Jones hooked up for a 76-yard touchdown to make the score 13-10.
Minnesota opened up the lead, 20-10, after David Cobb pounded in a one-yard touchdown run to end an eight-play, 75-yard drive. The Golden Gophers kept the ball on the ground during the drive, throwing only two passes.

The Spartans made the score 20-17 after Fales found Jones open for a 32-yard touchdown pass to finish off an 85-yard drive. Jones has caught four passes for 143 yards for San Jose State.

The Golden Gophers will have possession to start the second half.

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First Quarter: Ohio State 34, Florida A&M 0

Kenny Guiton has thrown four touchdowns in the first quarter as Ohio State holds a 34-0 lead over Florida A&M.

Ohio State took the game’s first lead after Jordan Hall pounded in a three-yard touchdown run. The drive was set up at Florida A&M’s 3-yard line when the Buckeyes recovered a fumble.

Ohio State made it 13-0 Kenny Guiton found Jeff Heuerman open for an 11-yard touchdown pass.

The Buckeyes added to their advantage when Guiton and Evan Spencer hooked up for a seven-yard touchdown to give the Buckeyes the lead, 20-0. The drive was set up at the Florida A&M 25-yard line when Doran Grant blocked a punt.

Ohio State made it 27-0 when Guiton tossed a one-yard touchdown to Carlos Hyde to cap a 13-play, 63-yard drive.

The Buckeyes opened up the lead, 34-0, after Guiton found Devin Smith open for a five-yard touchdown pass. The drive was set up at Florida A&M’s 5-yard line when Bradley Roby intercepted Damien Fleming’s pass.

The Rattlers will start the second quarter with possession on their own eight-yard line.

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First Quarter: Minnesota 7, San Jose State 0

The Golden Gophers rushed for 100 yards in the quarter and lead 7-0 at the end of the first quarter.

Minnesota’s Mitch Leidner ran for 57 yards and one touchdown in the quarter.
The Gophers scored when Leidner scrambled for a 10-yard touchdown run to cap off a 10-play, 82-yard drive, giving Minnesota the game’s first lead.
San Jose State will start the second quarter with good field position on Minnesota’s 15-yard line.

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First Quarter: Iowa 10, Western Michigan 0

Jacob Hillyer caught a 21 yard touchdown pass for Iowa to give the Hawkeyes a 10-0 at the end of the first quarter.

The Hawkeyes got on the scoreboard first with a seven-play, 19-yard drive that led to Mike Meyer’s 20-yard field goal. Iowa didn’t throw a single time on the possession. The drive was set up at the Western Michigan 22-yard line when Kevonte Martin-Manley returned a punt.

The Hawkeyes extended their lead to 10-0 thanks to a five-play, 45-yard drive that ended when Jake Rudock found Hillyer open for a 21-yard touchdown pass. The drive was set up at Western Michigan’s 45-yard line when Western Michigan failed to convert on 4th-and-3.T

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

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Jordan Hall rushes in for his seventh TD of the season. That ties him for the NCAA lead for rushing touchdowns. 7-0 Buckeyes.

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BTN.com staff September 21, 201311:44 am

Ohio State has announced that Braxton Miller will miss his second
straight game as he recovers from a knee injury suffered in the
Buckeyes’ Week 2 win over San Diego State. Read more in a this post.

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BTN.com staff September 21, 201311:28 am

Braxton Miler is not dressed for the warmups at 11:28 ET, as seen live on Field Pass via http://www.BTN2Go.com

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The opponent is also on the field.

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Here they come …

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Overcast in Columbus with a 100 percent chance of scarlet and gray.

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Overcast in Columbus with a 100 percent chance of scarlet and gray. http://bigtennetworks.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/field.gif

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Nice catch on Field Pass just now during warmups …

BTN.com staff September 21, 201311:07 am

Field Pass is live from The ‘Shoe right now. Watch it via http://www.btn2go.com right now for the next 50 minutes leading up to kickoff – then watch the whole game there live, too.

BTN.com staff September 21, 201311:04 am

BTN’s Lisa Byington just said on our pregame TV show that she talked with Urban Meyer this morning and he wants to see how game ready Miller is during warmups before he makes a decision.

BTN.com staff September 21, 201311:03 am

He’s warming up. Will he start?

BTN.com staff September 21, 201310:55 am

Follow any or all of the Twitter accounts below to get great plays tweeted to you as soon as they happen. As a rule, @bigtennetwork will tweet our one-of-a-kind, must-see spectacular plays from BTN TV games while each the individual school accounts serve up all of their school’s touchdowns as well as even more great plays. You can also bookmark the “Did You See This” page on BTN.com to catch up on our top clips later, or find selected clips on BTN’s Facebook page for video. Here are the accounts to follow every Big Ten football Saturday as well as all week long.

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BTN.com staff September 21, 201310:50 am

While we wait for kickoff, let’s look back at our scoring clips from each of the first three weeks. It’ll help everyone loosen up their cheering muscles…
Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

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todd on 9/21/2013 @ 2:26pm EST Said:

BTN messed up the story about Vanderbilt and FAMU. FAMU was already on the schedule. SD St. filled the hole left by Vandy’s back out.

http://www.landgrantholyland.com/2012/10/23/3545724/report-ohio-state-looking-to-fill-vanderbilt-void-with-san-diego-state

MJK (@MKarpach) on 9/21/2013 @ 2:35pm EST Said:

WOW good job OSU stat padding excellence bravo GO BLUE