Purdue racked up 61 rushing yards in the first, and the Boilermakers lead 13-0 at the end of the first quarter. Purdue scored when Akeem Shavers turned a handoff into a 40-yard touchdown to cap off a six-play, 65-yard drive, giving the Boilermakers the game’s first lead.
Minnesota ran for 67 yards in the quarter, and the Golden Gophers lead 7-3 at the end of the first quarter. Western Michigan got on the scoreboard first, rattling off a 10-play, 61-yard drive that ended in a score when Andrew Haldeman kicked a 35-yard field goal.
Did you check out our BTN Connect page today? If you did, you would have seen a nice collection of photos tweeted out by Michigan fans. It appears a skywriter wrote the Twitter hashtag “#GoBlue” in the air above Ann Arbor on Friday. See a few tweets with the pictures in this post, and see even more photos over on BTN Connect. We track lots of stuff just like this all week and on game days, too.
Friday night’s Olympic sport action was kicked off with a thrilling 2-0 soccer win for the Nebraska women’s soccer team over Northwestern. It was the conference opener for each team. Watch the highlights now and dive inside for more video from our Student U production teams.
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Ohio State’s Urban Meyer joined the crew of BTN’s “Football Report” to talk about his 2-0 Buckeyes. Watch the interview here. In our Associated Press game preview, Meyer likes what he’s seen so far from Braxton Miller, but the first-year Ohio State coach wants his quarterback to concentrate more on the passing game. For Miller to do that, the rest of the Buckeyes must cut down on sloppy play. Read the full preview here.