Illinois’ Nathan Scheelhaase led the offense in the second quarter. He threw for 18 yards and ran for 33 yards, but the Fighting Illini now trail 6-3. Purdue’s Sam McCartney booted two field goals in the quarter.
The teams combined for no points and two turnovers in an ugly first quarter and the game is tied 0-0 at the end of the first quarter.
In this video, “Big Ten Football & Beyond” guest Pat Forde of Yahoo! Sports previews the Northwestern-Michigan State game, Russ Lande from “The Next Level” previews the Ohio State-Wisconsin game, BTN analyst Antwaan Randle El previews the Iowa-Michigan game, and Tony Banks from “The Big Ten Football Report” previews the Minnesota-Nebraska game. Three football games are on BTN: Indiana-Penn State, Purdue-Illinois, and Minnesota Nebraska. We know it’s Week 12 but use our TV GameFinder page to find the TV channel for your game. Or just use the app in this post below.
After a week of games, primarily of the cupcake blowout variety, the Big Ten is a cumulative 23-5. Can we learn anything from what we’ve seen so far? Here’s a few thoughts heading into the weekend.
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Tyler Griffey scored 17 points and Tracy Abrams had 15, leading Illinois to an 89-64 win over St. Francis (N.Y.) Monday night. Brandon Paul added 14 points and six assists for the Illini (2-0).