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Final: Purdue 45, Minnesota 17

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Minnesota at Purdue - Football Highlights

Purdue notched a blowout win over Minnesota, 45-17 on Saturday at Ross-Ade Stadium. Purdue (3-2) mounted enough of a lead in the first quarter to hang on for the victory. The Boilermakers’ explosive offense used big plays to take down Minnesota (1-5). Purdue had four plays of 20 yards or more on its way to victory. With 2:47 to go in the third quarter, Akeem Hunt ran 30 yards, the Boilermakers’ biggest gain of the game. The big play set up an 11-play drive that gave Purdue a 45-3 lead after Raheem Mostert ran 25 yards to paydirt.

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Update on Ohio State's Suspensions

The NCAA released a statement Friday afternoon announcing that four Ohio State student-athletes must sit out games and repay benefits. “Ohio State University football student-athlete Devier Posey must sit five games and repay benefits after receiving approximately $720 from a booster for work not performed, according to a decision today by the NCAA student-athlete reinstatement staff.” Additionally, “Three additional Ohio State football student-athletes – Marcus Hall, Melvin Fellows and Daniel Herron – will miss one game and must repay benefits after receiving pay for work not performed from the booster.” Read the full release at OhioStateBuckeyes.com.

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Dave, Gerry and Howard Hit the Road for Michigan vs. Northwestern

Northwestern is down by four, and with 20 seconds remaining in the game, Wildcat quarterback Zak Kustok throws an 11-yard pass to wide receiver Sam Simmons for a touchdown.  That touchdown earned Northwestern a 54-51 victory over Michigan, an exciting finish to game with a combined 105 points scoring and 1,189 yards in total offense.

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Big Ten Pulse - October 7, 2011

Questions, questions, questions. Who needs the win more this weekend – Ohio State or Nebraska? How good is Michigan’s running game? Who’s the best Big Ten QB-WR combo? Who will win this weekend? What are Wisconsin’s title chances looking like? Join Rick Pizzo, Tim Doyle and Brandon Williams tonight at 6:30 p.m. ET, and follow them on Twitter @BTNThePulse. They love to spotlight you’re best tweets on the air.

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