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3rd quarter recap: Northwestern 28, Penn State 17

Northwestern gained 72 yards on the ground in the third, and the Wildcats now lead Penn State, 28-17. Northwestern held Penn State to just 24 rushing yards in the quarter. The Wildcats have erupted for 14 straight points. Kain Colter’s 10-yard touchdown run gave Northwestern the lead 21-17 after an 11-play, 72-yard drive. The Wildcats made the score 28-17 when Venric Mark returned a punt for a touchdown. Matt McGloin’s eight-yard touchdown pass to Allen Robinson marked Penn State’s lone points in the quarter and capped a 12-play, 80-yard drive. Penn State will start the fourth quarter with possession on

2nd quarter recap: Northwestern 14, Penn State 10

Trailing 10-0 early in the second quarter, Northwestern got on the board when Venric Mark pounded in a two-yard touchdown run to put a bow on an 18-yard drive. The Wildcats started in good field position when Northwestern recovered a muffed punt. Trevor Siemian’s 11-yard touchdown pass to Tony Jones finished off an eight-play, 66-yard drive and gave the Wildcats the lead, 14-10. Northwestern didn’t run a single time during that series. Zach Zwinak ran for 27 yards and one touchdown in the quarter for the Nittany Lions. Penn State has given up 14 straight points. The Nittany Lions opened

1st Quarter Recap: Penn State 3, Northwestern 0

Penn State held No. 22 Northwestern to 12 total yards during the first quarter and the Nittany Lions lead 3-0 at the end of the first quarter. Penn State scored when Sam Ficken made a 21-yard field goal to cap off a 12-play, 41-yard drive, giving the Nittany Lions the game’s first lead. Penn State had to settle for a field goal after failing to reach the endzone from the Wildcats’ four-yard line. The Nittany Lions will start the second quarter with the ball on Northwestern’s 43-yard line. [ PREVIEWS | BY QUARTER | BOX | PBP | CONNECT | WEATHER

Mailbag: When will Boilers, 'Cats get respect?

You have Big Ten questions, and I have answers. In this week’s Mailbag, I offer my answers on when Northwestern and Purdue will start to get respect and how the Big Ten could fare this bowl season. And don’t be afraid to send questions for future Mailbags. Or you can send them my way on Twitter (@BTNTomDienhart). Listen to Dienhart on Wednesday night’s “#BTNLive”: It seems like everyone already has ordained Ohio State’s Braxton Miller as Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year. But don’t give up on Michigan signal-caller Denard Robinson. – Scott Schlaack There is no arguing that

Week 6: We predict all five Big Ten games

Every week, BTN.com’s Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) and Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) offer their predictions for each Big Ten football game. We also provide a poll for all of the games so fans can vote for their winners. After five weeks, it’s BTN.com fans on top, at 41-11, while Tom is one game out and Brent sits two back. See our Week 6 predictions and choose your winners in this post. Listen to Dienhart on Wednesday night’s “#BTNLive”: SEASON RECORDS BTN.com fans: 41-11; .788 Tom: 40-12; .769 Brent: 39-13; .750 [RELATED: Week 6 Power Rankings | Week 6 Player Rankings | Week

Kain Colter, Brady Hoke join '#BTNLive'

Northwestern do-it-all star Kain Colter and Michigan head coach Brady Hoke joined ‘#BTNLive” on Tuesday night. Colter’s surprising Wildcats try to stay perfect at surging Penn State on Saturday, while Hoke’s Wolverines open Big Ten play at Purdue on BTN/BTN2Go. How has Northwestern made the two-quarterback system work? Watch our interview with Colter to find out. Plus, see the Hoke interview in this post. Listen to Tuesday’s entire episode of ‘#BTNLive’: Here’s our interview with Hoke:

Heisman watch: New Big Ten RB joins the fray

For a second Saturday in a row, the Big Ten’s top Heisman contenders will square off. Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez will lead his Cornhuskers into Ohio State to face Buckeye quarterback Braxton Miller in arguably the biggest game to date in the Big Ten this season. The winning signal-caller figures to assume the throne of “top Big Ten Heisman contender.” Miller also shows up in some Heisman straw polls as a top contender for the award, along with West Virginia’s Geno Smith, Oregon’s DeAnthony Thomas, Kansas State’s Collin Klein, USC’s Marqise Lee and Florida State’s E.J. Manuel—among others. [RELATED: Check

Dienhart: Week 6 Big Ten questions

Another Saturday looms. And, I have questions. Here are my most pressing queries for Big Ten teams entering Week 6, the second week of conference play. Read all of my Big Ten coverage here and don’t forget to send any of your questions my way for my weekly Big Ten Mailbag. Illinois Can the Fighting Illini get on track? This is a team that needs something positive to happen—anything—that is positive. Illinois is coming off consecutive blowout losses at home, losing 52-24 to Louisiana Tech and 35-7 to Penn State. Now comes back-to-back road games at Wisconsin and Michigan. Bottom

Best of Week 6: Bo Pelini returns to Columbus

This week’s schedule is loaded with three good games, the headliner being Nebraska’s trip to Ohio State. Each could be the top team in their respective division. The subplots are thick, with great quarterback and head coaching battles leading the way. Oh, and Bo Pelini, a Youngstown, Ohio, native returns to Ohio State, where he was a defensive back from 1987-90. The Buckeyes also are looking for revenge. The Cornhuskers roared back from a 21-point second-half deficit to beat the Buckeyes, 34-27, last year in the first Big Ten game played at Memorial Stadium. [RELATED: Week 6 Power Rankings |

Week 6 Bowl Projections: Illinois off latest list

Five weeks are in the books, and the bowl picture is coming into a bit sharper focus … a bit. To review: The Big Ten has tie-ins with eight bowls—but it has only 10 bowl-eligible schools, as Penn State and Ohio State are on NCAA and banned from the postseason in 2012. With conference play here, schools now are beating up on each other, alternately helping and hurting each program’s bowl stock. Several schools enhanced their bowl resume with nice wins last Saturday, including Iowa, Purdue, Nebraska and Northwestern. [RELATED: Week 6 Power Rankings | Week 6 Player Rankings] The