Northwestern’s had no answer for Denard Robinson, who ran wild to lead No. 11 Michigan to a 42-24 victory on Saturday at Ryan Field. Robinson, who came in ranked No. 1 in the conference in rushing yards at 603 per game, rushed 25 times for 113 yards and two touchdowns. Michigan’s (6-0) passing game looked unstoppable at times against Northwestern’s defense. The Wolverines’ air attack couldn’t be contained, as they torched Northwestern (2-3) for 362 yards and two touchdowns.
Points were at a premium for both Penn State and Iowa, but in the end it was Penn State (5-1) who came away with a 13-3 victory on Saturday at Beaver Stadium. Iowa (3-2) found yardage hard to come by as the Nittany Lions’ defense clamped down throughout the contest. Penn State’s defense allowed just 253 total yards as it frustrated the Hawkeyes’ offense. Silas Redd carried the offensive load for the Nittany Lions, piling up 142 rushing yards on 28 attempts.
On Saturday morning we profiled Northwestern quarterback Dan Persa, who threw for 15 touchdiowns last season and completed more than 73 percent of his passes before going down with an injury. Now he’s back. Watch the video here and check our Persa’s season and career stats inside.
Purdue notched a blowout win over Minnesota, 45-17 on Saturday at Ross-Ade Stadium. Purdue (3-2) mounted enough of a lead in the first quarter to hang on for the victory. The Boilermakers’ explosive offense used big plays to take down Minnesota (1-5). Purdue had four plays of 20 yards or more on its way to victory. With 2:47 to go in the third quarter, Akeem Hunt ran 30 yards, the Boilermakers’ biggest gain of the game. The big play set up an 11-play drive that gave Purdue a 45-3 lead after Raheem Mostert ran 25 yards to paydirt.
Friday night volleyball action included the Purdue Boilermakers visiting the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Hayley Thramer led Nebraska to a 3-1 (22-25, 25-20, 25-14, 25-22) win over Purdue. Watch the highlights and wrap-up from the BTN Student U crew and jump inside for a postgame interview with Nebraska head coach John Cook.
The NCAA released a statement Friday afternoon announcing that four Ohio State student-athletes must sit out games and repay benefits. “Ohio State University football student-athlete Devier Posey must sit five games and repay benefits after receiving approximately $720 from a booster for work not performed, according to a decision today by the NCAA student-athlete reinstatement staff.” Additionally, “Three additional Ohio State football student-athletes – Marcus Hall, Melvin Fellows and Daniel Herron – will miss one game and must repay benefits after receiving pay for work not performed from the booster.” Read the full release at OhioStateBuckeyes.com.