Looking for Week 8 highlights, stats and game stories? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Catch up on all the day’s best highlights and get caught up on all the stats and action from a wild Saturday in this post.
Wisconsin 56, Illinois 32 RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Melvin Gordon rushed for 142 yards and three touchdowns to lead No. 25 Wisconsin to a 56-32 rout of Illinois on Saturday. Gordon topped 1,000 yards for the season on a 13-yard touchdown run in the third quarter that put the Badgers (5-2, 3-1 Big Ten) up 42-17. He finished the chilly, 40-degree night with 1,012 yards for the season.
Michigan 63, Indiana 47 RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Devin Gardner set school records with 584 yards of offense and 503 yards passing and matched a Michigan mark with five touchdowns to help the Wolverines outscore Indiana 63-47 Saturday. Michigan (6-1, 2-1 Big Ten) lost two fumbles in the second half that gave the Hoosiers (3-4, 1-2) a chance to win in Ann Arbor for the first time since 1967.
Ohio State 34, Iowa 24 RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Carlos Hyde ran for 149 yards, including 106 yards and two touchdowns in the second half, to lead No. 4 Ohio State to a 34-24 victory over Iowa on Saturday. It was the Buckeyes’ 19th consecutive victory, the most in the nation and tying the second-best streak in school history.
Michigan State 14, Purdue 0 RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Denicos Allen returned a fumble 45 yards for a touchdown, and Michigan State’s offense finally added an insurance score in the fourth quarter of a 14-0 win over Purdue on Saturday. The Spartans didn’t make it past the Purdue 32-yard line until the fourth, when receiver Tony Lippett threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Andrew Gleichert on a trick play.
Minnesota 20, Northwestern 17 RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Ailing head coach Jerry Kill watched from a private box as Minnesota turned two second half turnovers into scores en route to a 20-17 Big Ten victory over Northwestern Saturday. The Gophers (5-2, 1-2) snapped a two-game losing streak as James Manuel broke a 7-7 tie with a 24-yard third quarter interception return and Chris Hawthorne turned another Wildcat turnover into a 34-yard field goal in the fourth.