Football

Offense Fuels Iowa Past La.-Monroe

Iowa's James Vandenberg

UL-Monroe at Iowa - Football Highlights

(AP) James Vandenberg threw for 270 yards and three touchdowns and Iowa cruised past Louisiana-Monroe 45-17 on Saturday. Marcus Coker added 113 yards rushing and a pair of touchdowns for the Hawkeyes (3-1), who raced out to a 28-3 halftime lead on the strength of a revitalized passing attack in their final tuneup before the start of Big Ten play. Vandenberg threw for 198 yards in the opening half. His 1-yard TD plunge opened the scoring, and Vandenberg found Marvin McNutt for TD pass of 13 and 17 yards to put the Hawkeyes up by 25 late in the second quarter. Read the full AP recap, check out the box score and see our Big Ten scoreboard.

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McGloin, Penn State Thrash EMU, 34-6

Penn State's Matt McGloin

UL-Monroe at Iowa - Football Highlights

(AP) Matt McGloin threw for three touchdowns and Penn State welcomed coach Joe Paterno back to the sideline with a 34-6 win Saturday over Eastern Michigan. Penn State (3-1) held the Eagles (2-2) to 68 on the ground – 221 below its season average – and forced three first-half turnovers. Nick Sukay‘s interception late in the half set up the second of McGloin’s scoring strikes, a 5-yarder to receiver Derek Moye for a 17-0 lead. It surely pleased the 84-year-old Paterno, who paced the sideline in the first half for the first time this season before returning to the press box after halftime with his team up comfortably. Read the full AP recap, check out the box score and see our Big Ten scoreboard.

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Bell, Spartans Drill Central Michigan

Michigan State's Le'Veon Bell

Central Michigan at Michigan State - Football Highlights

(AP) Le’Veon Bell ran for 81 yards and three touchdowns – all in the first half – to lead Michigan State to a 45-7 victory over in-state rival Central Michigan on Saturday. The Spartans (3-1) bounced back from last weekend’s loss at Notre Dame, taking advantage of four Central Michigan turnovers. Isaiah Lewis returned an interception 37 yards for a touchdown, helping Michigan State race to a 31-0 halftime lead. The Chippewas (1-3) finally scored in the third quarter after a blocked punt when Ryan Radcliff threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to David Blackburn. Read the full AP recap, check out the box score and see our Big Ten scoreboard.

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Football Report: Hoke, Bielema Interviews

Michigan's Brady Hoke

Brady Hoke Interview

Michigan football coach Brady Hoke talked with Eric Collins from Ann Arbor about where Michigan stands right now. Watch the BTN interview now and jump inside for our preview of the game, which airs on BTN at noon ET. And Wisconsin football coach Bret Bielema doesn’t want to overlook South Dakota one bit.

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NU's Persa: 'I'd be shocked if I don't play'

Northwestern's Dan Persa

Dan Persa Visits "The Pulse"

Northwestern quarterback Dan Persa talked to The Big Ten Pulse crew on Friday and told the guys he’s feeling good about playing next week against Illinois. Persa, who continues his recovery from a torn Achilles’ tendon, benefits from the Wildcats’ bye this weekend. As the Chicago Sun-Times reported Friday, Persa said, “At this point, I’m ready to go and don’t consider myself injured anymore. ” The quarterback added, ‘‘I have the same percentage of getting injured as anybody else because I’m [medically] cleared, and the more I think like that, the better off I’ll be.’’

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BTN Saturday Pregame to Feature IU's Duwyce Wilson

Indiana's Duwyce Wilson

Duwyce Wilson Feature

As a standout wide receiver for Indiana, Duwyce Wilson has become accustomed to the roar of the crowd at Memorial Stadium.  The redshirt sophomore led the Hoosiers with an average of 15.2 yards per reception last year and is off to a strong start this season, tallying 11 receptions and two touchdowns in Indiana’s first three games.  This is in sharp contrast to what Wilson refers to as his “quiet home.”

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Hoke, Bielema to appear on Big Ten Football Report

Wisconsin's Bret Bielema

Big Ten Blast: Sept. 23rd Morning Edition

Tonight at 7 p.m. on the Big Ten Football Report we interview Michigan’s Brady Hoke and Wisconsin’s Bret Bielema and talk about their big games on Saturday.  Also, Rosevelt Colvin takes a look at Michigan’s opportunistic defense while Tony Banks gives a scouting report on San Diegio State’s star running back Ronnie Hillman and breaks down Ohio State’s Braxton Miller.

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