Live Blog: Track Week 5 Big Ten action

We live blogged throughout the Week 5 Big Ten slate: Ohio State 31, Wisconsin 24; Iowa 23, Minnesota 7; Illinois 50, Miami (OH) 14; Northern Illinois 55, Purdue 24. Jump on in to track all the action and get the best video highlights, tweets and photos.

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Third Quarter: Ohio State 31, Wisconsin 14

Braxton Miller threw for 24 yards and a touchdown and ran for 30 yards in the third quarter as Ohio State now leads 31-14.

The Buckeyes are currently on a 14-point run.

Ohio State added to its advantage when Miller and Corey (Philly) Brown hooked up for a one-yard touchdown, the final play on a seven-play, 32-yard drive to give Ohio State a 31-14 lead. The drive was set up at the Badgers’ 32-yard line when Bradley Roby intercepted a Joel Stave pass.

Wisconsin will start the fourth quarter with possession at Ohio State’s 31-yard line.

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Second Quarter: Ohio State 24, Wisconsin 14

Corey (Philly) Brown caught three passes for 57 yards and a touchdown in the second quarter as Ohio State now leads 24-14.

The Buckeyes extended their lead to 17-7 thanks to a six-play, 20-yard drive that ended when Drew Basil made a 44-yard field goal. The drive was set up at the Wisconsin 47-yard line when Brown returned a punt.

The Badgers capped a 76-yard drive when Joel Stave and Sam Arneson hooked up for an 11-yard touchdown to make the score 17-14.

The Buckeyes opened up the lead, 24-14, after Braxton Miller found Brown open for a 40-yard touchdown pass to cap an eight-play, 71-yard drive.

Jared Abbrederis has caught six passes for 159 yards on the day so far for the Badgers.

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

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First Quarter: Ohio State 14, Wisconsin 7

No. 3 Ohio State leads 14-7 at the end of the first quarter thanks in part to 95 passing yards in the quarter.

Jared Abbrederis caught four passes for 116 yards and one touchdown in the quarter to lead Wisconsin.

Ohio State took the game’s first lead after Braxton Miller and Evan Spencer hooked up for a 25-yard touchdown, capping a four-play, 55-yard drive.

The Badgers tied it at 7-7 when an eight-play, 90-yard drive ended after Joel Stave found Abbrederis open for a 36-yard touchdown pass.

The Buckeyes broke the 7-7 deadlock when Miller and Devin Smith combined for a 26-yard touchdown to clinch a six-play, 73-yard scoring drive.

Wisconsin is in position to score with the ball on Ohio State’s 15-yard line to start the second quarter.

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We didn't win the game, but the sunset at the post game tailgate is amazing. #gophers

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Fourth Quarter: Iowa 23, Minnesota 7

Mark Weisman ran for 61 yards in the fourth quarter and Iowa kept the game out of reach for a 23-7 victory over Minnesota.

The Hawkeyes made their lead 23-7 when Mike Meyer kicked a 45-yard field goal to cap an 11-play, 62-yard drive.

Iowa’s Jake Rudock finished with 227 yards through the air.

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Third Quarter: Iowa 20, Minnesota 7

Iowa rushed for 75 yards in the third quarter and lead Minnesota 20-7.

The Hawkeyes opened up the lead, 20-0, after Mike Meyer made a 22-yard field goal to end a 14-play, 75-yard drive.

The Golden Gophers made the score 20-7 after Philip Nelson found Derrick Engel open for a 23-yard touchdown pass to finish off a 38-yard drive.

The Hawkeyes have possession at the Golden Gophers’ 33-yard line to start the fourth quarter.

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Second Quarter: Iowa 17, Minnesota 0

Iowa now leads 17-0 thanks in part to 120 passing yards in the quarter.

The Hawkeyes’ defense didn’t give up a single yard rushing in the quarter, despite 11 attempts on the ground by Minnesota.

Iowa took a 10-0 lead when Jake Rudock kept it himself for a four-yard touchdown run, capping an eight-play, 80-yard drive. Iowa went to the air just one time on the possession. The drive also featured Rudock’s 35-yard pass.

The Hawkeyes added to their advantage when Rudock tossed a 74-yard touchdown to Damond Powell, giving the Hawkeyes a 17-0 advantage.
The Golden Gophers will get the ball to start the second half.

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Gophers offense is struggling. Mitch Leidner told #BTNLive earlier this week that when an opponent stops the run, “that’s when we’ll air it out.” Might be time to do so.

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Can Minnesota score 17 today? Not looking good for Gophers.

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First Quarter: Iowa 3, Minnesota 0

Iowa held Minnesota to just 26 yards of total offense in the first quarter and lead 3-0.

Iowa scored when Mike Meyer drilled a 48-yard field goal to clinch a six-play, 27-yard drive.

 Mark Weisman had 35 yards on four carries and Jake Rudock was 4-of-8 for 20 yards passing for the Hawkeyes.

The Golden Gophers will start the second quarter with possession on Iowa’s 47-yard line.

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Fourth Quarter: Northern Illinois 55, Purdue 24

Danny Etling passed for 241 yards and two touchdowns, but Purdue fell 55-24 to Northern Illinois.

Northern Illinois added to its advantage when Matt McIntosh tossed an 18-yard touchdown to Tim Semisch to cap a six-play, 47-yard drive to give Northern Illinois the lead, 55-17. The drive was set up at Purdue’s 47-yard line when Tommylee Lewis returned a punt.

The Boilermakers made the score 55-24 after Danny Etling found Justin Sinz open for a one-yard touchdown pass to finish off a 75-yard drive. 

Purdue’s DeAngelo Yancey finished the game with seven catches for 116 yards.

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Fourth Quarter: Illinois 50, Miami (OH) 14

Nathan Scheelhaase passed for 279 yards and five touchdowns as Illinois cruised to a 50-14 win over Miami (Ohio).

Illinois held Miami (OH) to just 24 total yards in the quarter.

The RedHawks made the score 43-14 after Grant Niemiec pounded in a one-yard touchdown run to finish off a 41-yard drive. The drive was set up at the Illinois 41-yard line when TJ Williams intercepted Reilly O’Toole’s pass.

Illinois added to its advantage when Aaron Bailey kept it himself for a six-yard touchdown run, capping off an eight-play, 75-yard drive to give Illinois the lead, 50-14.

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Third Quarter: Northern Illinois 48, Purdue 17

Danny Etling has thrown for 133 yards and a touchdown, but Purdue trails Northern Illinois 48-17.

Northern Illinois made the score 34-10 when Tommylee Lewis returned a kickoff for a touchdown.

The Huskies made the score 41-10 when Jimmie Ward intercepted Danny Etling’s pass and returned it for a touchdown.

Purdue finished off a 75-yard drive when Etling found Cameron Posey open for a 16-yard touchdown pass to make the score 41-17. The Boilermakers didn’t run a single time on the drive.

Northern Illinois made its lead 48-17 when Jordan Lynch kept it himself for a seven-yard touchdown run on the last play of an 11-play, 67-yard drive.

Purdue will start the fourth quarter with the ball on the Huskies’ 34-yard line.

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Third Quarter: Illinois 43, Miami (OH) 7

The Fighting Illini rushed for 64 yards in the quarter and lead 43-7.

Illinois opened up the lead, 43-0, after marching down the field for a 10-play, 82-yard drive that ended when Devin Church ran for a 12-yard touchdown.

Miami (OH) made the score 43-7 after Austin Boucher and Rokeem Williams combined for a one-yard touchdown to finish off a 75-yard drive.

The RedHawks will start the fourth quarter with possession at the Fighting Illini’s 26-yard line.

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Second Quarter: Northern Illinois 27, Purdue 10

Akeem Hunt caught two passes for 67 yards and a score, but Purdue trails Northern Illinois 27-10 at the half.
Northern Illinois’ Jordan Lynch threw for 83 yards and two touchdowns in the second quarter.
The Huskies opened up the lead, 20-7, after marching down the field for a six-play, 67-yard drive that ended when Lynch and Juwan Brescacin combined for a four-yard touchdown. The drive also featured Lynch’s 41-yard pass to Brescacin.

Northern Illinois made its lead 27-7 when Lynch and Da’Ron Brown hooked up for a 17-yard touchdown on the last play of a four-play, 29-yard drive. The drive was set up at the Purdue 29-yard line when Dechane Durante intercepted Henry’s pass.
Purdue capped a 23-yard drive when Paul Griggs kicked a 47-yard field goal to make the score 27-10.

Northern Illinois will receive to start the second half.

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Hey, look. Coach Weber is back in Champaign today!

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Second Quarter: Illinois 36, Miami (OH) 0

Illinois executed a balanced offensive attack in the second quarter and lead 36-0 at the half.

The Fighting Illini opened up the lead, 22-0, after marching down the field for a 14-play, 73-yard drive that ended when Nathan Scheelhaase threw an eight-yard touchdown pass to Evan Wilson.

The Fighting Illini opened up the lead, 29-0, after Scheelhaase and Davis hooked up for a four-yard touchdown to end a five-play, 69-yard drive.

The Fighting Illini opened up the lead, 36-0, after Scheelhaase tossed a 45-yard touchdown to Matt LaCosse. Scheelhaase has 256 yards through the air so far today.
Miami (OH) will have possession to start the second half.

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First Quarter: Northern Illinois 10, Purdue 7

Akeem Hunt caught two passes for 67 yards and a touchdown, but Purdue trails Northern Illinois 10-7 at the end of the first quarter.

Northern Illinois got on the scoreboard first with an eight-play, 48-yard drive that ended in a score when Mathew Sims drilled a 44-yard field goal.

Rob Henry’s 44-yard touchdown pass to Hunt put the Boilermakers on top 7-3, capping a four-play, 75-yard drive.

Jordan Lynch’s 15-yard touchdown pass to Da’Ron Brown gave the Huskies a 10-7 lead.

Northern Illinois will start the second quarter with possession on Purdue’s 23-yard line.

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First Quarter: Illinois 7, Miami (OH) 0

Nathan Scheelhaase threw for 115 yards and a touchdown as Illinois leads 7-0 at the end of the first quarter.

Illinois WR Josh Ferguson caught three passes for 61 yards and ran for 29 yards in the quarter.

The Fighting Illini scored when Scheelhaase and Matt LaCosse hooked up for a two-yard touchdown to cap a nine-play, 75-yard drive.

Illinois will start the second quarter with the ball at Miami (OH)’s 21-yard line.

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And, we’re off. Welcome to Week 5. Catch Miami (OH) at Illinois live on BTN/BTN2Go. Also live: Northern Illinois at Purdue.

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