Xay Williams led UTEP in the quarter. He ran for 22 yards and one touchdown, and the Miners have closed the gap to 23-16. Wisconsin’s James White ran for 25 yards in the quarter. The Badgers have given up the last 10 points.
The third quarter was so slow, the teams combined for more punts than points, and the margin is still nine, as Ohio State leads 21-12. Both teams saw their defenses make stands, forcing four punts in the quarter.
Mark Weisman led Iowa in the quarter as he ran for 78 yards and one overpowering touchdown, and the Hawkeyes have closed the gap to 23-21. A 54-yard drive that ended when Weisman pounded in a five-yard touchdown run.
Ohio State’s offense looked sharp in the second quarter, scoring 21 points, and the Buckeyes have taken the lead 21-12. Ohio State threw for 81 yards and ran for 101 yards in the quarter. The Buckeyes have scored 14 straight points.
Wisconsin’s front seven stepped up in the second quarter, allowing UTEP to gain just 24 rushing yards, and the Badgers have taken the lead 23-9. Wisconsin’s defense shut down the Miners’ aerial attack in the quarter, holding UTEP to 25 passing yards.
Central Michigan held Iowa to 23 yards through the air during the second quarter and the Chippewas have taken the lead 23-14. Central Michigan’s David Harman booted two field goals in the quarter.
Heisman Trophy finalist Montee Ball has left Wisconsin’s game against UTEP with a head injury. Ball appeared to be injured on a 1-yard scoring run at the start of the second quarter Saturday. He looked shaken as he got up, and the Wisconsin medical staff was quick to take him on the sidelines and examine him.