(AP) Denard Robinson threw two touchdown passes and ran for a TD to lead No. 19 Michigan in a 58-0 win over Minnesota. The Wolverines (5-0, 1-0 Big Ten) had their most lopsided win since beating Indiana by the same score in 2000. Vincent Smith scored on a run, pass and catch to help Michigan lead 38-0 at halftime. Robinson was 15 of 19 for 169 yards and didn’t throw an interception for the first time since the opener and had a season-low six rushing attempts for 51 yards. He was taken out in the third quarter. Freshman Max Shortell made his first start for the Gophers (1-4, 0-0) in place of MarQueis Gray, who missed the game with an injured toe on his left foot. Read the full AP recap, check out the box score and see our Big Ten scoreboard.
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(AP) Matt McGloin threw a 74-yard touchdown pass to Derek Moye late in the third quarter, leading Penn State to a 16-10 victory Saturday at Indiana. The Nittany Lions (4-1) won the schools’ Big Ten opener and improved to 15-0 all-time against the Hoosiers. Indiana (1-4) has lost two straight despite making a quarterback change Saturday. But it was Penn State’s backup quarterback who was the difference. After leading Penn State to a tying field goal late in the second quarter, McGloin re-entered the game late in the third and threw the TD pass to Moye on his first play. He then led the Nittany Lions to a third field goal to make it 16-3 early in the fourth. Read the full AP recap, check out the box score and see our Big Ten scoreboard.
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The Michigan family suffered a tragic loss earlier this week. Patrick Fleming, a sophomore trumpet player on the Michigan Marching Band, died in a car crash Monday morning. Fleming, 20, was commuting to school from his home in Ypsilanti, when he encountered sudden traffic while driving in a construction zone. His 1994 Oldsmobile Bravada crashed into the vehicle in front of him. Fleming was traveling northbound on US-23 near Fenton, Mich. Watch our in-game tribute to Fleming.
It’s Week 5. We continue to scan for great images from our TV broadcasts (and we stash them right here. Did you spot someone you know? Or did you see something on one of the games that we just must include in our collection? Let us know in the comments section!
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Most football players growing up in Ohio don’t dream of wearing the Maize and Blue, but for Jordan Kovacs, the Big House was home. Getting “home,” however, was a somewhat lengthy trip.
Friday’s Big Ten Football report with Mike Hall, Rosevelt Colvin and Tony Banks, saw one athletic director and several coaches check in. Wisconsin’s Barry Alvarez, Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz and Ohio State’s Luke Fickell all joined the show. Dive inside to watch all the interviews now. What other great stuff is coming up on TV? Oh, a Big Ten Icons episode on Bo Schembechler, a new show called BTN LiveBig, and big Saturday of football coverage including Minnesota at Michigan. Get TV info and times on our Big Ten scoreboard.
Tonight on The Big Ten Pulse our Rick Pizzo, Derek Rackley and Tim Doyle answer the question: Should the Nebraska-Wisconsin winner be a National Championship contender? Plus, our “Impulses” segment touches on the Taylor Martinez/Russell Wilson matchup, the Northwestern-Illinois and Denard Robinson rushing skills vs. his passing skills. And in “Word Games” we look at Michigan State-Ohio State getting the silent treatment, the Nebraska fan who became a Badgers booster and how a quarterback can affect Big Ten teams heading into conference play. Follow us on Twitter @BTNThePulse.