Live Blog: Track Week 9 Big Ten action

We live blogged throughout Week 9 Big Ten action: Ohio State 63, Penn State 14; Michigan State 42, Illinois 3; Minnesota 34, Nebraska 23; Iowa 17, Northwestern 10 (OT). Jump on in for all the best video highlights, tweets and photos.

Before your game kicks off, check out Tom Dienhart’s latest Power Rankings, Bowl Projections and Mailbag. Feeling lucky? Pick your Week 9 Big Ten winners.

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Fourth Quarter: Ohio State 63, Penn State 14

The Buckeyes rushed for 105 yards in the fourth quarter and cruised to a 63-14 victory over Penn State.

Ohio State opened up the lead, 63-7, after Kenny Guiton scrambled for an 11-yard touchdown run to end a 13-play, 79-yard drive.

Penn State made the score 63-14 after Tyler Ferguson found Allen Robinson open for a 65-yard touchdown pass.

Robinson had 12 catches for 173 yards for Penn State.
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Third Quarter: Ohio State 56, Penn State 7

Ohio State rushed for 94 yards in the third quarter and now leads 56-7.

The Buckeyes are currently on a 28-point run.

The Buckeyes opened up the lead, 49-7, after Braxton Miller found Dontre Wilson open for a 26-yard touchdown pass. The drive was set up at Penn State’s 33-yard line when Ohio State recovered a fumble.

The Buckeyes added to their advantage when Kenny Guiton kept it himself for a two-yard touchdown run, the final play on a seven-play, 72-yard drive to give the Buckeyes the lead, 56-7. The drive also featured Jordan Hall’s 41-yard run.

Ohio State will start the fourth quarter with possession on its own 35-yard line.

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Second Quarter: Ohio State 42, Penn State 7

Ohio State racked up 242 total yards in the second quarter and lead Penn State, 42-7 at the half.

The Buckeyes are currently on a 14-point run.

Ohio State opened up the lead, 21-0, after marching down the field for a seven-play, 52-yard drive that ended when Braxton Miller kept it himself for a six-yard touchdown run.

Ohio State added to its advantage when Miller and Chris Fields hooked up for a three-yard touchdown, capping an eight-play, 60-yard drive to give Ohio State the lead, 28-0.

Penn State made the score 28-7 after Christian Hackenberg and Brandon Felder hooked up for a 12-yard touchdown to finish off a 79-yard drive.

The Buckeyes added to their advantage when Carlos Hyde ran for a 39-yard touchdown to give the Buckeyes the lead, 35-7.

The Buckeyes extended their lead to 42-7 thanks to a six-play, 84-yard drive that ended when Miller tossed a 25-yard touchdown to Corey (Philly) Brown.

Miller and Hyde have combined for 402 of Ohio State’s 414 yards.

Penn State will have possession to start the second half.

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First Quarter: Ohio State 14, Penn State 0

Effectively using both the ground and passing games, Ohio State leads 14-0 at the end of the first quarter.

The Buckeyes stuffed the run, giving up just 19 yards on the ground in the quarter.

Ohio State took the game’s first lead after Carlos Hyde ran two yards for a touchdown, capping a seven-play, 75-yard drive. The drive also featured Braxton Miller’s 36-yard pass.

The Buckeyes made it 14-0 when Miller kept it himself for a 39-yard touchdown run on the last play of a 10-play, 88-yard drive. Ohio State threw just two times on the possession.

The Buckeyes will start the second quarter with the ball at their own 47-yard line.

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Fourth Quarter: Michigan State 42, Illinois 3

The Spartans rushed for 117 yards in the fourth quarter en route to a commanding 42-3 victory over Illinois.

Michigan State held Illinois to 22 total yards in the quarter and finished the game on a 42-point run.

Michigan State extended its lead to 35-3 when Connor Cook tossed a 47-yard touchdown to Keith Mumphery. The Spartans crossed midfield on Jeremy Langford’s 28-yard run from the 24-yard line.

Michigan State took a 42-3 lead thanks to an eight-play, 77-yard drive that ended when Delton Williams pounded in a 42-yard touchdown run.

Cook completed 15-of-16 passes for 208 yards and three touchdowns in the victory.

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Second Quarter: Michigan State 14, Illinois 3

Michigan State passed for 98 yards in the second quarter and now leads 14-3 at the half.

The Spartans held Illinois to just one rushing yard in the second quarter and are currently on a 14-point run.

Jeremy Langford’s one-yard touchdown run put Michigan State on top 7-3, capping a four-play, 24-yard drive. The drive was set up at the Illinois 24-yard line when the Spartans recovered a fumble.

Michigan State opened up the lead, 14-3, after marching down the field for a 13-play, 99-yard drive that ended when Connor Cook threw a 29-yard touchdown pass to Bennie Fowler.

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

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First Quarter: Illinois 3, Michigan State 0

Michigan State’s Jeremy Langford rushed for 51 yards, but Michigan State trails 3-0 at the end of the first quarter.

Illinois’ Ryan Lankford caught one pass for 23 yards in the quarter.

Illinois got on the scoreboard first with a 12-play, 52-yard drive that ended in a score when Taylor Zalewski drilled a 30-yard field goal.

The Fighting Illini will start the second quarter with possession at their own 17-yard line.

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Relive Iowa’s 17-10 overtime victory over Northwestern.

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Fourth Quarter: Iowa 10, Northwestern 10

Northwestern’s Stephen Buckley ran for 57 yards in the quarter, and the two teams are tied 10-10 at the end of the fourth.

Northwestern is currently on a 10-point run.

The Wildcats tied the game at 10 after Jeff Budzien made a 29-yard field goal to end a 15-play, 68-yard drive.

Going into overtime, the Wildcats have outgained Iowa 328 yards to 274.

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Third Quarter: Minnesota 27, Nebraska 20

Minnesota passed for 68 yards and rushed for 68 yards in the third quarter as the Gophers now lead Nebraska, 27-20.

The Golden Gophers added to their advantage when Philip Nelson kept it himself for a one-yard touchdown run, capping a five-play, 38-yard drive to give the Golden Gophers the lead, 24-13.

Minnesota opened up the lead, 27-13, after Chris Hawthorne made a 44-yard field goal to end an 11-play, 60-yard drive.

Nebraska capped off a 72-yard drive when Taylor Martinez and Sam Cotton combined for a three-yard touchdown to make the score 27-20.

The Cornhuskers’ Ameer Abdullah has 120 total yards on the ground.

The Golden Gophers have the ball on Nebraska’s 44-yard line to begin the fourth quarter.

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Third Quarter: Iowa 10, Northwestern 7

Dan Vitale caught three passes for 45 yards and a touchdown, but Northwestern still trails Iowa 10-7.

Iowa’s Kevonte Martin-Manley caught three passes for 31 yards in the quarter.

The Wildcats capped off an 81-yard drive when Kain Colter threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Vitale to make the score 10-7.  Colter’s 31-yard pass to Vitale took Northwestern from the 22 and across midfield to ignite the drive.
The Wildcats have the ball at the 50 to begin the fourth quarter.

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Second Quarter: Iowa 10, Northwestern 0

Iowa’s Tevaun Smith caught two passes for 27 yards in the second quarter and Iowa leads Northwestern 10-0 at the half.

Iowa extended its lead to 10-0 thanks to an 11-play, 42-yard drive that ended when Mike Meyer kicked a 37-yard field goal.

Kain Colter led Northwestern in the second quarter. He ran for 35 yards and threw for 17 yards.

The Wildcats will start the second half with the ball.

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First Quarter: Nebraska 10, Minnesota 7

No. 23 Nebraska got on the scoreboard first with a six-play, 69-yard drive that was capped by an Imani Cross two-yard touchdown run.

Nebraska opened up the lead, 10-0, after marching down the field for a seven-play, 19-yard drive that ended when Pat Smith kicked a 45-yard field goal.

Minnesota made the score 10-7 after Mitch Leidner turned a quarterback sneak into a one-yard touchdown run to finish off a 75-yard drive. The Golden Gophers kept the ball on the ground during the drive, throwing only one pass.

Nebraska will start the second quarter with the ball on its own 32-yard line.

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First Quarter: Iowa 7, Northwestern 0

Damon Bullock ran for 28 yards and a touchdown as Iowa leads 7-0 at the end of the first quarter.

The Hawkeyes took the game’s first lead after Bullock pounded in a three-yard touchdown run, capping a 14-play, 74-yard drive.

Northwestern has possession on its own 31-yard line to start the second quarter.

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Speaking of Jerry Kill, here’s his emotional speech from the locker room last week.

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Which B1G draft-eligible players are looking the best in the 2014 NFL Draft? Here’s what Russ Lande says.

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Our Tom Dienhart looks at Week 9.

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