(AP) Le’Veon Bell‘s 35-yard touchdown run with 10:58 remaining helped No. 15 Michigan State hold off upset-minded Minnesota 31-24 on Saturday. Bell ran for 96 yards and two touchdowns, and Kirk Cousins threw for 296 yards and a pair of TDs. The Spartans (7-1, 4-1 Big Ten) trailed 24-21 after three quarters before rallying. MarQueis Gray tossed three touchdown passes to Da’Jon McKnight and threw for a career-high 295 yards for the Golden Gophers (2-7, 1-4), who upset Iowa last weekend. Read the full AP recap, see the box score and view the Big Ten scoreboard.
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With Veterans Day next week, the Iowa football team will honor the military in Saturday’s game against Michigan at noon ET on ESPN. The helmet features Iowa’s tigerhawk logo on the right side, in red and white and blue, instead of the usual gold, and it will be all black on the left side (see the helmet) in honor of all branches of military who gave their lives in the line of duty.
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BTN TV is producing two games at noon ET today: Minnesota at Michigan State, and Indiana at Ohio State. Enter your zip code into the BTN GameFinder to get specific TV channel information for your cable provider. If your football game is not listed, it’s on another TV network. Try GameFinder now. Want to watch online? Participating cable and satellite providers now offer BTN2Go, a free streaming service that consists of a live 24/7 feed of BTN and Extra Football Game Channels. For more information, visit BTN2Go.com.
Friday night’s episode of The Big Ten Football Report at 8 p.m. ET is packed with interviews leading up to Saturday’s games, just like the video of the chat Dave Revsine had with Penn State’s Derek Moye on Thursday night in this post. On Friday our crews will talk with Nebraska’s Bo Pelini, Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio, and Ohio State’s Luke Fickell while studio host Mike Hall will chat with Wisconsin’s Russell Wilson and Illinois’ Ron Zook. We’ll also have a segment with BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart, who will break down the divisional races in the Legends and Leaders divisions.