Watch Week 14 Big Ten football highlights
Looking for Week 14 highlights, stats and game stories? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Catch up on all the day’s best highlights and check out all the stats and game recaps from an action-packed Week 14 in this post.
OHIO STATE 42, MICHIGAN 41 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Tyvis Powell intercepted Devin Gardner‘s pass as Michigan went for a go-ahead 2-point conversion with 32 seconds left and No. 3 Ohio State held on for a 42-41 victory Saturday in one the most thrilling games in the history of the storied Big Ten rivalry. Devin Gardner threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Devin Funchess to make it 42-41, but instead of kicking for the tie, Wolverines coach Brady Hoke went for the lead with his offense. Gardner tried to zip a pass into traffic near the goal line, but Powell came up with it.
MICHIGAN STATE 14, MINNESOTA 3 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Jeremy Langford ran for 134 yards and a touchdown, and No. 11 Michigan State wrapped up an unbeaten regular season in Big Ten play with a 14-3 victory over Minnesota on Saturday. The Spartans (11-1, 8-0) finished a perfect Big Ten regular season for only the third time. They also did it in 1965 and 1966, when they only had to play seven conference games. Michigan State will face Ohio State in the Big Ten championship game next weekend.
PENN STATE 31, WISCONSIN 24 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Christian Hackenberg threw for 339 yards and four touchdowns, and Penn State pounced on a slew of blunders before holding off a late rally to upset No. 14 Wisconsin 31-24 on Saturday. Hackenberg, a freshman, showed the poise of a veteran in dissecting a tough defense. Eugene Lewis caught two touchdowns, including a 59-yarder for a 17-point lead with 13 minutes to go. The Nittany Lions (7-5, 4-4 Big Ten) secured a statement win against a team that had been dominant all year at home.
NORTHWESTERN 37, ILLINOIS 34 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Northwestern backup quarterback Trevor Siemian threw for 414 yards and four touchdowns and Christian Jones caught 13 balls for 182 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Wildcats past Illinois 37-34 Saturday in the finale for both teams. Siemian started for the injured Kain Colter and was 31-44. The win ended a seven-game losing streak for Northwestern (5-7, 1-8 Big Ten)
INDIANA 56, PURDUE 36 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Tre Roberson threw a career-high six touchdown passes, three to Shane Wynn, and the Hoosiers recaptured the Old Oaken Bucket on Saturday for the first time in three years with a 56-36 win over Purdue. The Hoosiers (5-7, 3-5) finished the season the same way they started – with a record-setting performance against an in-state foe. They produced their highest point total in the 116-game series and won by 20 or more points for only the seventh time in series history.