Before we turn our attention to Week 12, it’s time to review how BTN.com fans, Tom Dienhart and yours truly did with our Week 11 predictions. Dienhart and BTN.com fans both went 4-1 to remain tied atop the standings, while I went 3-2 to fall four back.
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Eight Big Ten women’s basketball teams were in action Sunday, including No. 8 Penn State and No. 18 Nebraska. The Lady Lions downed Howard, 72-61, and the Huskers throttled Temple, 64-39. Get recaps, box scores and video from the day’s action in this post.
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Paul Griggs drilled a 46-yard field goal as time expired and Purdue stunned Iowa 27-24 Saturday, snapping a five-game losing streak. Robert Marve threw for 266 yards and two touchdowns for the Boilermakers (4-6, 1-5 Big Ten), who won for the first time in Iowa City in 20 years.
Purdue ran it and thew it well in the third quarter, and it now leads Iowa, 24-21, entering the fourth quarter. Purdue racked up 78 passing yards and 78 rushing yards in the quarter. However, Iowa came up with the biggest play of the quarter, when Micah Hyde recovered a fumble and returned it for a score to make bring the Hawkeyes withing three points.
Purdue threw for 94 yards in the second quarter, including a nine-yard touchdown pass to Gabe Holmes, and it now leads Iowa, 14-7, at halftime. Iowa tied the game at seven after Damon Bullock ran one yard to paydirt to end a seven-play, 22-yard drive. A fumble recovery by the Hawkeyes set Iowa up to start the drive.
Iowa rolled out the Veterans Day uniforms today for today’s game against Purdue. BTN’s Field Pass was live from the game and we captured this early look at the uniforms during warmups. The look is to honor members of the U.S. military. Earlier this year we got a look at something when a sporting good store unveiled a new look for Iowa. Today’s game is on BTN/BTN2Go today at noon.
Purdue held Iowa to 19 yards on the ground during the first quarter and the Boilermakers lead 7-0 at the end of the first quarter. Purdue scored when Akeem Shavers pounded in a three-yard touchdown run to cap a nine-play, 68-yard drive, giving the Boilermakers the game’s first lead. Robert Marve’s 23-yard pass to Shavers took Purdue from the 42 and across midfield to ignite the drive.