Live Blog: Track Week 14 Big Ten football action

We live blogged throughout Week 14 Big Ten action: Penn State 31, Wisconsin 24; Indiana 56, Purdue 36; Northwestern 37, Illinois 34; Ohio State 42, Michigan 41; Michigan State 14, Minnesota 3.

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Fourth Quarter: Northwestern 37, Illinois 34

Northwestern took the lead in the fourth quarter and survived the late stages of the game to take home a 37-34 win over Illinois. With 14:55 to go, Trevor Siemian and Rashad Lawrence combined for a 23-yard touchdown to give Northwestern the lead, 30-27.

Siemian’s 23-yard touchdown pass to Lawrence gave the Wildcats the lead for good, 30-27, after an 11-play, 98-yard drive. Siemian’s 22-yard pass to Christian Jones from the 41-yard line pushed Northwestern into enemy territory.

The Wildcats extended their lead to 37-27 thanks to a nine-play, 48-yard drive that ended when Siemian and Jones hooked up for a seven-yard touchdown. The drive was set up at the Illinois 48-yard line when Tyler Scott intercepted a Nathan Scheelhaase pass.

The Fighting Illini capped a 62-yard drive when Scheelhaase found Miles Osei open for an 11-yard touchdown pass to make the score 37-34.

Scheelhaase clinched a 300-yard passing game with 79 in the quarter, part of his 308-yard day for Illinois.

Lawrence clinched a 100-yard receiving game with 23 yards in the quarter, part of his five-catch, 112-yard day for Northwestern.

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Fourth Quarter: Indiana 56, Purdue 36

Running for 131 yards in the quarter, Indiana kept the game out of reach for a 56-36 victory over Purdue.

The Boilermakers capped off a 94-yard drive when Brandon Cottom ran one yard for a touchdown to make the score 49-23.

Purdue made the score 49-30 after Etling threw an 80-yard touchdown pass to Danny Anthrop.

Indiana extended its lead to 56-30 thanks to a 13-play, 76-yard drive that ended when Tre Roberson found Kofi Hughes open for a six-yard touchdown pass.

The Boilermakers made the score 56-36 after Etling threw a seven-yard touchdown pass to Cameron Posey to finish off an 81-yard drive.

Cody Latimer finished his day with 110 yards on seven catches, and Stephen Houston hit 100 yards rushing for the game in the quarter, part of his 120-yard rushing performance.

Danny Etling threw for 485 yards for Purdue.
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Fourth Quarter: Penn State 31, Wisconsin 24

After utilizing both the running and passing games effectively, Penn State stopped a late No. 15 Wisconsin rally to win 31-24. Penn State threw for 62 yards and ran for 85 yards in the quarter.

Wisconsin ended the game on a 10-point run.

The Nittany Lions opened up the lead, 31-14, after Christian Hackenberg threw a 59-yard touchdown pass to Geno Lewis to end a three-play, 62-yard drive.

The Badgers made the score 31-21 after Joel Stave found Brian Wozniak open for a five-yard touchdown pass to finish off a 76-yard drive.

Wisconsin capped a 28-yard drive when Jack Russell kicked a 47-yard field goal to make the score 31-24.

Joel Stave hit 300 yards passing for the game in the quarter, part of his 338-yard passing performance.

Wisconsin’s Jared Abbrederis hit 100 yards receiving for the game in the quarter, part of his 134-yard, 12-reception performance.

Penn State’s Zach Zwinak rushed for 115 yards on the ground, while Hackenberg finished with 339 yards through the air.
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Third Quarter: Indiana 49, Purdue 16

Indiana is in control of the game as it leads 49-16 at the end of the third quarter.

Danny Etling caught four passes for 75 yards and a touchdown in the quarter to lead Purdue.

Indiana made it 42-9 when Nate Sudfeld and Shane Wynn combined for a 17-yard touchdown on the last play of an 11-play, 80-yard drive.

The Hoosiers opened up the lead, 49-9, after marching down the field for an eight-play, 67-yard drive that ended when Tre Roberson found Ted Bolser open for a two-yard touchdown pass.

The Boilermakers made the score 49-16 after Etling and DeAngelo Yancey hooked up for a 10-yard touchdown. The drive also featured Etling’s 70-yard pass to Brandon Cottom.

Roberson has passed for 216 yards and has rushed for 115 total yards on the ground.

Purdue is in position to score with the ball on Indiana’s 13-yard line to start the fourth quarter.

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Third Quarter: Illinois 27, Northwestern 23

The Fighting Illini rushed for 85 yards in the quarter, and Illinois has taken the lead 27-23.

Josh Ferguson’s 55-yard touchdown run put Illinois on top 24-20.

The Wildcats made the score 24-23 after Budzien made a 42-yard field goal to finish off a 50-yard drive.

The Fighting Illini opened up the lead, 27-23, after marching down the field for a seven-play, 52-yard drive that ended when Taylor Zalewski kicked a 36-yard field goal.

Nathan Scheelhaase hit 200 yards passing for the game in the quarter, part of his 229-yard passing performance thus far.

Steve Hull has caught nine passes for 127 yards on the day so far for Illinois.

Northwestern’s Trevor Siemian topped 300 yards passing for the game in the quarter, and has plenty of time to add to his 362 total yards through the air.

Christian Jones has caught 12 passes for 176 yards on the day so far for the Wildcats.

Northwestern has possession on the Fighting Illini’s 23-yard line to start the fourth quarter.

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Third Quarter: Penn State 24, Wisconsin 14

Penn State holds a 24-14 advantage over No. 15 Wisconsin at the end of the third quarter.

A 10-play, 67-yard scoring drive by the Nittany Lions snapped the 14-14 deadlock, as Christian Hackenberg tossed a seven-yard touchdown to Jesse James.

Penn State added to its advantage when Sam Ficken kicked a 28-yard field goal, capping off a four-play, eight-yard drive to give Penn State the lead, 24-14. The drive was set up at Wisconsin’s 19-yard line when the Nittany Lions recovered a fumble.

Allen Robinson has caught eight passes for 123 yards on the day so far for Penn State.

The Badgers will start the fourth quarter with possession at their own 49-yard line.

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Second Quarter: Illinois 17, Northwestern 17

Illinois’ Steve Hull caught four passes for 58 yards and a touchdown in the quarter, and the two teams are tied 17-17 at the end of the second.

Illinois made the score 10-7 after Nathan Scheelhaase tossed a 25-yard touchdown to Hull to finish off a 68-yard drive.

Josh Ferguson’s one-yard touchdown run gave the Fighting Illini the lead, 14-10, and was the final play of a six-play, 54-yard drive.

Trevor Siemian’s 11-yard touchdown pass to Dan Vitale gave Northwestern the lead 17-14 after a nine-play, 65-yard drive.

Illinois tied things up at 17 when an eight-play, 41-yard drive ended after Taylor Zalewski kicked a 50-yard field goal.

Christian Jones has caught nine passes for 132 yards on the day so far for Northwestern.

Northwestern will have possession to start the second half.

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Second Quarter: Indiana 35, Purdue 9

After utilizing both the running and passing games effectively, Indiana now leads 35-9. The Hoosiers threw for 68 yards and ran for 118 yards in the quarter.

Purdue capped off a 72-yard drive when Danny Etling and Justin Sinz combined for a one-yard touchdown to make the score 14-6.

Indiana extended its lead to 21-6 thanks to a 10-play, 61-yard drive that ended when Stephen Houston ran 14 yards for a touchdown.

The Boilermakers made the score 21-9 after Paul Griggs kicked a 36-yard field goal to finish off a 56-yard drive.

The Hoosiers made their lead 28-9 when Tre Roberson found Shane Wynn open for a four-yard touchdown pass, which capped a six-play, 57-yard drive.

Indiana opened up the lead, 35-9, after marching down the field for a seven-play, 73-yard drive that ended when Roberson and Cody Latimer combined for a 27-yard touchdown.

Purdue will get the ball to start the second half.

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Second Quarter: Wisconsin 14, Penn State 14

No. 15 Wisconsin’s Joel Stave threw for 108 yards and two touchdowns in the quarter, and the two teams are tied 14-14 at the end of the second.

Wisconsin tied the game at 7-7 after Stave found Brian Wozniak open for a four-yard touchdown pass to end an 11-play, 71-yard drive.

Stave threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Jeff Duckworth to break the 7-7 standoff in favor of the Badgers. The play capped off an 11-play, 77-yard scoring drive.

Penn State tied the score at 14-14 after Christian Hackenberg and Geno Lewis hooked up for a three-yard touchdown to finish off a seven-play, 71-yard drive.

Wisconsin will start the second half with the ball.

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First Quarter: Northwestern 10, Illinois 0

Northwestern leads 10-0 at the end of the first quarter thanks in part to 135 passing yards in the quarter.

Northwestern’s Christian Jones caught six passes for 95 yards and a touchdown in the quarter.

Northwestern struck first when Jeff Budzien kicked a 20-yard field goal, the final play of a 12-play, 72-yard drive.

The Wildcats added to their advantage when Trevor Siemian and Jones hooked up for a 27-yard touchdown, capping off a seven-play, 70-yard drive to give the Wildcats the lead, 10-0.

Illinois has the ball on Northwestern’s 46-yard line to begin the second quarter.

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First Quarter: Indiana 14, Purdue 0

Effectively using both the ground and passing games, Indiana leads 14-0 at the end of the first quarter. Indiana finished with 90 yards through the air and 95 on the ground in the quarter.

The Hoosiers held Purdue to just six rushing yards in the quarter.

Indiana got on the scoreboard first with a four-play, 75-yard drive, capped by Stephen Houston’s 53-yard touchdown run.

The Hoosiers added to their advantage when Tre Roberson and Shane Wynn hooked up for a two-yard touchdown, capping off a 10-play, 83-yard drive to give the Hoosiers the lead, 14-0.

The Boilermakers have the ball at Indiana’s 29-yard line to begin the second quarter.

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First Quarter: Penn State 7, Wisconsin 0

Penn State threw for 158 yards during the first quarter and holds a 7-0 advantage over No. 15 Wisconsin at the end of the first quarter.

The Nittany Lions took the game’s first lead after Christian Hackenberg and Adam Breneman combined for a 68-yard touchdown on the last play of a four-play, 79-yard drive.

Wisconsin will start the second quarter with the ball on Penn State’s 43-yard line.

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Fourth Quarter: Ohio State 42, Michigan 41

No. 3 Ohio State took the lead in the fourth quarter and survived the late stages of the game to take home a 42-41 win over Michigan. With 2:20 to go, Carlos Hyde ran one yard for a touchdown to give Ohio State the lead, 42-35.

The Buckeyes ran for 79 yards during the quarter.

Michigan finished off an 83-yard drive when Devin Gardner found Drew Dileo open for an 11-yard touchdown pass to make the score 35-28.

The Wolverines tied the game at 35 after Gardner tossed a two-yard touchdown to Jake Butt to end a 13-play, 41-yard drive.

The Buckeyes broke the 35-35 tie when Hyde pounded in a one-yard touchdown run to cap a six-play, 65-yard scoring drive.

The Wolverines made the score 42-41 after Gardner found Devin Funchess open for a two-yard touchdown pass to finish off an 84-yard drive.

Devin Gardner passed for a game-high 451 yards and four touchdowns.

Carlos Hyde finished his day with 226 yards on the ground.

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Fourth Quarter: Michigan State 14, Minnesota 3

No. 11 Michigan State held Minnesota to just six yards rushing on 12 carries and 67 yards in total offense in the fourth quarter and won 14-3.

Jeremy Langford rushed for a game-high 129 yards for the Spartans.
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Third Quarter: Ohio State 35, Michigan 21

No. 3 Ohio State gained 111 yards on the ground in the third quarter, and Ohio State now leads Michigan 35-21.

Ohio State’s Braxton Miller ran for 35 yards and a touchdown and threw for 28 yards and one touchdown in the quarter.

Ohio State is currently on a 21-point run.

The Buckeyes broke the 21-21 deadlock when Miller scrambled for a three-yard touchdown run to cap a five-play, 56-yard scoring drive.

Ohio State opened up the lead, 35-21, after Miller and Jeff Heuerman combined for a 22-yard touchdown to end a six-play, 86-yard drive. Pass plays were few for the Buckeyes, as the Buckeyes threw just one pass on the possession.

Jeremy Gallon has caught six passes for 156 yards on the day so far for the Wolverines.

Carlos Hyde clinched a 150-yard rushing game with 78 in the quarter, part of his 192-yard day through three quarters for Ohio State.

Michigan has possession on its own 48-yard line to start the fourth quarter.

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Third Quarter: Michigan State 14, Minnesota 3

Showing balance between run and pass, Michigan State now leads 14-3. Michigan State finished with 65 yards through the air and 65 on the ground in the quarter.

Michigan State’s Josiah Price caught one pass for 12 yards and one touchdown in the quarter.

The Spartans expanded their lead to 14-3 thanks to an eight-play, 75-yard drive that ended when Connor Cook and Price combined for a 12-yard touchdown.

Michigan State has the ball on its own 46-yard line to begin the fourth quarter.

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Second Quarter: Michigan 21, Ohio State 21

Michigan’s Jeremy Gallon caught two passes for 30 yards and a touchdown in the quarter, and the two teams are tied 21-21 at the end of the second.

Michigan broke the 14-14 tie when Devin Gardner and Gallon combined for a 17-yard touchdown to cap a four-play, 78-yard scoring drive.

No. 3 Ohio State got even after Braxton Miller scrambled for a 21-yard touchdown run to cap a seven-play, 91-yard drive that tied the score at 21.

Gallon has caught four passes for 123 yards on the day so far for the Wolverines.

The Buckeyes’ Carlos Hyde reached the 100-yard rushing mark for the game thanks to 53 in the quarter, and currently sits with 114 yards in all.

The Wolverines are set to receive to start the second half.

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Second Quarter: Michigan State 7, Minnesota 3

No. 11 Michigan State leads 7-3 at the end of the second quarter, but Minnesota continues to fight back.

David Cobb ran for 26 yards in the quarter to lead Minnesota.

The Golden Gophers finished off a 60-yard drive when Chris Hawthorne kicked a 20-yard field goal to make the score 7-3. Minnesota went to the air just two times during the march downfield.

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

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First Quarter: Michigan 14, Ohio State 14

No. 3 Ohio State’s Braxton Miller ran for 64 yards and a touchdown and threw for 53 yards and a touchdown in the quarter, and the two teams are tied 14-14 at the end of the first.

Michigan got on the scoreboard first with a five-play, 99-yard drive that ended when Devin Gardner turned a quarterback sneak into a one-yard touchdown run.

Ohio State tied things up at seven when an eight-play, 75-yard drive ended after Miller threw a 53-yard touchdown pass to Devin Smith.

Michigan broke the 7-7 deadlock when Fitzgerald Toussaint ran for a four-yard touchdown to cap a seven-play, 70-yard scoring drive.

The Buckeyes tied the score at 14-14 after Miller kept it himself for a 53-yard touchdown run to finish off a four-play, 75-yard drive.

The Wolverines will start the second quarter with the ball on Ohio State’s 39-yard line.

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First Quarter: Michigan State 7, Minnesota 0

No. 11 Michigan State racked up 62 rushing yards in the first, and the Spartans lead 7-0 at the end of the first quarter.

Michigan State’s Jeremy Langford ran for 58 yards and one touchdown in the quarter.

Michigan State struck first when Langford pounded in a 15-yard touchdown run, the final play of a seven-play, 80-yard drive.

The Spartans will start the second quarter with possession at Minnesota’s 30-yard line.

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mj on 11/30/2013 @ 2:04pm EDT Said:

why don’t the Big Ten announcers ever mention that Bullogh’s maternal grandfather is a former Nortre Dame All American that played with Paul Hornung? or that his uncle Bobby Morse played for Michigan State?