Penn State put up 14 points in the third, and the Nittany Lions now lead 34-3. Penn State threw for 93 yards and ran for 61 yards in the quarter. The Nittany Lions opened up the lead, 27-3, after marching down the field for a seven-play, 80-yard drive that ended when Matt McGloin found Jesse James open for a 12-yard touchdown pass.
Michigan State picked up 86 yards in the ground game during the third quarter, and the Spartans now lead 17-14. Dan Conroy kicked a 25-yard field goal to break the 14-14 standoff in favor of Michigan State. The play capped off an 11-play, 67-yard scoring drive.
Thanks to a mean rushing attack, Ohio State now leads 38-14. The Buckeyes rushed for 75 yards in the quarter. The Buckeyes’ defense held tough in the quarter, holding Illinois to 21 total yards of offense. Ohio State opened up the lead, 38-6, after Braxton Miller kept it himself for a two-yard touchdown run to end an 11-play, 73-yard drive.
In the second quarter, Cody Latimer fought back for Indiana. He caught four passes for 68 yards and one touchdown, and the Hoosiers have closed the gap to 14-10. Indiana has scored 10 straight points. The Hoosiers finished off an 87-yard drive when Cameron Coffman and Latimer combined for a 15-yard touchdown to make the score 14-10.
Penn State put on a defensive clinic in the second, as Purdue finished with negative rushing yardage (-13 yards), and the Nittany Lions now lead 20-3. Penn State opened up the lead, 13-3, after marching down the field for an eight-play, 65-yard drive that ended when Sam Ficken made a 24-yard field goal. The Nittany Lions used Matt McGloin’s 35-yard pass to Jesse James to fuel the drive.
Twenty-four consecutive points in the second quarter has given Ohio State a commanding 31-6 lead. The Buckeyes opened up the lead, 10-6, after Drew Basil kicked a 31-yard field goal to end a 10-play, 61-yard drive. Ohio State opened up the lead, 17-6, after marching down the field for a five-play, 64-yard drive that ended when Carlos Hyde pounded in a five-yard touchdown run.
Nebraska’s Taylor Martinez threw for 55 yards and ran for 83 yards and one touchdown in the quarter, and the two teams are tied 14-14 at the end of the second. Michigan State broke the 7-7 stalemate when Andrew Maxwell and Tony Lippett combined for a 46-yard touchdown to cap a three-play, 80-yard scoring drive.