Arizona State got things going through the air, passing for 110 yards in the quarter, and the Sun Devils now lead 28-7. Illinois has given up the last 14 points. The Fighting Illini closed the gap to 14-7 when Donovonn Young turned a handoff into a 17-yard touchdown to put the finishing touches on a 75-yard drive.
UCLA’s Johnathan Franklin ran for 40 yards in the quarter, and the two teams are tied 27-27 at the end of the third. The Bruins broke the 24-24 stalemate when Ka’imi Fairbairn drilled a 21-yard field goal to cap off an eight-play, 23-yard scoring drive. UCLA squandered an opportunity to score a touchdown, missing a chance to score from Nebraska’s four-yard line.
Arizona State’s offense looked sharp in the first quarter, scoring 14 points, and the Sun Devils lead 14-0 at the end of the first quarter. Arizona State finished with 131 yards through the air and 62 on the ground in the quarter.
The two teams combined for more punts than points in a slow third quarter, and Vanderbilt now leads 10-6. There were five punts in the quarter as neither team could find a way to move the ball. Northwestern closed the gap to 10-6 when Jeff Budzien kicked a 38-yard field goal to finish off a 54-yard drive.
Vanderbilt’s defense held tough in the second quarter, holding Northwestern to 25 total yards of offense and the Commodores now lead 10-3. Vanderbilt made its lead 10-3 when Carey Spear made a 32-yard field goal on the last play of an 11-play, 80-yard drive.
It was a busy afternoon of Big Ten football action, with six games during the middle block. The results weren’t exactly what the Big Ten had hoped for, either, as it went 3-3 after opening the day 2-1 in the early games. Read my snap reactions to the afternoon games in this post.
UCLA’s Brett Hundley threw for 63 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 37 yards in the quarter, and the two teams are tied 24-24 at the end of the second. The Bruins made the score 14-10 after Ka’imi Fairbairn kicked a 35-yard field goal to finish off a 57-yard drive.