Live Blog Part II: Tracking today's afternoon games

We live blogged throughout the Big Ten’s Week 4 afternoon games: Nebraska 59, South Dakota State 20; Northwestern 35, Maine 21; Notre Dame 17, Michigan State 13; Penn State 34, Kent State 0; Wisconsin 41, Purdue 10.

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Fourth Quarter: Notre Dame 17, Michigan State 13

Connor Cook passed for 135 yards and a touchdown, but No. 24 Michigan State fell to No. 21 Notre Dame, 17-13.

With 14:44 to go in the game, Cam McDaniel pounded in a seven-yard touchdown run to give Notre Dame the lead, 17-10.

The Spartans made the score 17-13 after Michael Geiger drilled a 41-yard field goal to finish off a 51-yard drive.

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Fourth Quarter: Northwestern 35, Maine 21

Picking up 93 yards on the ground game during the fourth quarter, Northwestern finished off Maine, 35-21.

Northwestern added to its advantage when Mike Trumpy ran seven yards for a touchdown to cap an eight-play, 74-yard drive to give the Wildcats the lead, 28-7.

Maine finished off a 77-yard drive when Marcus Wasilewski tossed a one-yard touchdown to John Ebeling to make the score 28-14. The drive also featured Wasilewski’s 60-yard pass.

The Wildcats opened up the lead, 35-14, after marching down the field for an eight-play, 70-yard drive that ended when Kain Colter scrambled for a five-yard touchdown run.

The Black Bears made the score 35-21 after Nigel Jones ran for a 10-yard touchdown to finish off a 65-yard drive.

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Fourth Quarter: Wisconsin 41, Purdue 10

Wisconsin completed a strong fourth quarter and took home a 41-10 victory over Purdue.

Wisconsin’s Corey Clement ran for 45 yards and one touchdown in the quarter and the Badgers scored 27 unanswered points to close the game.

The Badgers expanded their lead to 41-10 thanks to a five-play, 61-yard drive that ended when Clement pounded in a five-yard touchdown run.

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Third Quarter: Nebraska 52, South Dakota State 17

The Cornhuskers rushed for 91 yards in the quarter and no lead South Dakota State, 52-17.

Nebraska opened up the lead, 45-17, after Terrell Newby pounded in a 10-yard touchdown run to end an eight-play, 80-yard drive.

Nebraska made the score 52-17 when Randy Gregory intercepted Austin Sumner’s pass and returned it for a touchdown.

The Jackrabbits’ Zach Zenner has rushed for 202 yards.

South Dakota State has the ball on Nebraska’s 43-yard line to begin the fourth quarter.

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Sean Merriman, BTN.com web editor September 21, 20136:31 pm
Sean Merriman, BTN.com web editor September 21, 20136:31 pm

Third Quarter: Notre Dame 10, Michigan State 10

No. 24 Michigan State’s Jeremy Langford ran for 48 yards in the quarter, and the two teams are tied 10-10 at the end of the third.

Michigan State tied the game at 10 after Michael Geiger drilled a 25-yard field goal to end a 15-play, 75-yard drive.

No. 21 Notre Dame will start the fourth quarter with the ball at the Spartans’ 22-yard line.

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Sean Merriman, BTN.com web editor September 21, 20136:29 pm
Sean Merriman, BTN.com web editor September 21, 20136:29 pm

Third Quarter: Penn State 21, Kent State 0

Penn State gained 142 yards on the ground in the third quarter and now lead 21-0.

Penn State held Kent State to 17 yards through the air during the quarter.

The Nittany Lions opened up the lead, 21-0, after Zach Zwinak pounded in a one-yard touchdown run to end a seven-play, 51-yard drive.

The Nittany Lions have the ball on the Golden Flashes’ 20-yard line to begin the fourth quarter.

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Third Quarter: Wisconsin 34, Purdue 10

Showing balance between the run and pass, Wisconsin now leads 34-10 at the end of the third quarter.
Wisconsin ran for 130 yards in the quarter and held Purdue to 29 total yards.

The Badgers expanded their lead to 31-10 thanks to a six-play, 68-yard drive that ended when Melvin Gordon ran for a 15-yard touchdown. Wisconsin threw just one time on the possession.

The Badgers added to their advantage when Kyle French kicked a 26-yard field goal to cap a 10-play, 69-yard drive to give the Badgers the lead, 34-10.

The Badgers will start the fourth quarter with good field position at the Boilermakers’ six-yard line.

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Third Quarter: Northwestern 21, Maine 7

Mike Trumpy has rushed for 67 yards and a touchdown as Northwestern holds a 21-7 lead over Maine at the end of the third quarter.

Northwestern made the score 21-0 when Dean Lowry intercepted a Marcus Wasilewski pass and returned it for a touchdown.

The Wildcats are in position to score with the ball at the Black Bears’ seven-yard line to start the fourth quarter.

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Second Quarter: Notre Dame 10, Michigan State 7

Macgarrett Kings caught two passes for 21 yards and a touchdown in the second quarter, but MSU trails Notre Dame 10-7 at the half.

Connor Cook’s 12-yard touchdown pass to Kings finished off a 12-play, 79-yard drive and gave the Spartans the lead, 7-3.

Tommy Rees’ two-yard touchdown pass to TJ Jones put Notre Dame on top 10-7, capping an eight-play, 50-yard drive. The Fighting Irish passed on six of eight plays on the drive.

Michigan State will get the ball to start the second half.

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Sean Merriman, BTN.com web editor September 21, 20135:29 pm

Second Quarter: Nebraska 38, South Dakota State 17

After utilizing both the running and passing games effectively, Nebraska has taken the lead 38-17.

Nebraska RB Ameer Abdullah ran for 49 yards and a touchdown, while adding two catches for 18 yards in the quarter. The Cornhuskers are currently on a 24-point run.
Abdullah’s one-yard touchdown run finished off an eight-play, 75-yard drive and gave Nebraska the lead, 21-17. The Cornhuskers threw just two times during the drive.

Nebraska opened up the lead, 28-17, after Tommy Armstrong and Sam Burtch combined for a 16-yard touchdown to cap an 11-play, 80-yard drive.

The Cornhuskers opened up the lead, 35-17, after Ron Kellogg threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Wullenwaber. The drive was set up at the South Dakota State 32-yard line when Stanley Jean-Baptiste intercepted a Austin Sumner pass.

The Cornhuskers extended their lead to 38-17 when Mauro Bondi kicked a 22-yard field goal to cap a nine-play, 79-yard drive.

South Dakota State will start the second half with the ball.

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Second Quarter: Penn State 14, Kent State 0

Holding Kent State to 17 rushing yards, Penn State now leads 14-0.

Freshman QB Christian Hackenberg is 11-of-21 for 142 yards passing with one touchdown for Penn State.

The Nittany Lions extended their lead to 14-0 thanks to a nine-play, 82-yard drive that ended when Zach Zwinak ran for a two-yard touchdown.

Kent State is set to receive to start the second half.

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Second Quarter: Northwestern 14, Maine 0

Tony Jones has five catches for 47 yards and a touchdown as Northwestern leads Maine, 14-0.

Northwestern made the score 14-0 when Damien Proby intercepted a Marcus Wasilewski pass and returned it for a touchdown.

The Wildcats will get the ball to start the second half.

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Second Quarter: Wisconsin 24, Purdue 10

James White and Melvin Gordon have combined for 198 yards on the ground and three touchdowns as Wisconsin leads Purdue 24-10 at the half.

Wisconsin held Purdue to 41 total yards in the second quarter and are currently on a 10-point run.

The Boilermakers capped off a 55-yard drive when Rob Henry scrambled for a 22-yard touchdown run to make the score 14-7.

Purdue made the score 14-10 after Paul Griggs kicked a 24-yard field goal to finish off a three-yard drive. The drive was set up at the Wisconsin 10-yard line when Ricardo Allen intercepted Joel Stave’s pass.

The Badgers expanded their lead to 21-10 thanks to a six-play, 75-yard drive that ended when Gordon ran 27 yards for a touchdown.

The Badgers added to their advantage when Kyle French kicked a 31-yard field goal, capping off an eight-play, 33-yard drive to give the Badgers the lead, 24-10.

Wisconsin will have possession to start the second half.

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First Quarter: Notre Dame 3, Michigan State 0

No. 21 Notre Dame’s defense held tough in the first quarter, holding No. 24 Michigan State to 41 total yards of offense and the Irish lead 3-0.

Notre Dame’s secondary stifled the passing game, allowing just 19 yards through the air to Michigan State in the quarter.

The Fighting Irish struck first when Kyle Brindza kicked a 40-yard field goal to cap a seven-play, 57-yard drive.

Notre Dame will start the second quarter with the ball on the Spartans’ 36-yard line.

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First Quarter: South Dakota State 17, Nebraska 14

South Dakota State rushed for 108 yards in the first quarter and have a 17-14 advantage over Nebraska.

Nebraska got on the scoreboard first with a four-play, 66-yard drive that ended in a score when Imani Cross ran for a six-yard touchdown.

South Dakota State tied things up at seven when a four-play, 75-yard drive ended after Zach Zenner ran 40 yards for a touchdown.

Nebraska broke the 7-7 standstill when Cross ran for a two-yard touchdown to cap off a nine-play, 66-yard scoring drive.

The Jackrabbits tied the game at 14 after Zenner ran three yards for a touchdown to end a five-play, 71-yard drive. The drive also featured Zenner’s 35-yard run.

Justin Syrovatka kicked a 48-yard field goal to break the 14-14 standoff in favor of South Dakota State. The play finished off a nine-play, 24-yard scoring drive. T

The Cornhuskers have possession on their own 34-yard line to start the second quarter.

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First Quarter: Northwestern 7, Maine 0

Northwestern held Maine to just 29 yards through the air and the Wildcats lead 7-0 at the end of the first quarter.

Northwestern took the game’s first lead after Kain Colter tossed a 27-yard touchdown to Jones to cap a nine-play, 76-yard drive.

Maine has the ball on its own 14-yard line to begin the second quarter.

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First Quarter: Penn State 7, Kent State 0

Penn State leads 7-0 at the end of the first quarter thanks in part to 94 passing yards in the quarter.

Penn State stuffed the run, giving up just three yards on the ground in the quarter.

The Nittany Lions scored when Christian Hackenberg and Bill Belton combined for a 15-yard touchdown to cap an eight-play, 87-yard drive.

The Golden Flashes have possession on their own 22-yard line to start the second quarter.

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First Quarter: Wisconsin 14, Purdue 0

The Badgers rushed for 146 yards in the first quarter and lead Purdue, 14-0.

Wisconsin stuffed the run, giving up just 18 yards on the ground in the quarter.
The Badgers struck first when Melvin Gordon pounded in a five-yard touchdown run, the final play of a seven-play, 95-yard drive.

Wisconsin opened up the lead, 14-0, after James White ran 70 yards for a touchdown to cap a three-play, 79-yard drive.

The Boilermakers have possession at the Badgers’ 43-yard line to start the second quarter.

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Oh it’s raining in State College. Oh yes, it’s raining.

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Remember: You can monitor the weather at Penn State and all Big Ten stadiums via our weather pages: http://btn.com/weather-pages/

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Mary Hill on 9/21/2013 @ 4:52pm EDT Said:

I’ve been waiting for over ten minutes for a response from your “live blog” concerning the non-broadcast of Penn State’s extra point after their second touchdown today. LAME Why wasn’t it shown on your broadcast of the PSU – Kent State game today??????

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