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Phillip Nelson

Snap Reactions: Spartans, Gophers help bowl hopes

Every Saturday during the Big Ten football season, BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart watches all the action and offers his Snap Reactions. See Dienhart’s immediate thoughts from Michigan State’s impressive rally and overtime victory at Wisconsin and Minnesota’s emphatic win over Purdue in this post. Michigan State 16, Wisconsin 13 OT 1. The Michigan State win kept the Spartans’ bowl hopes alive—and showed that the team has a lot of fight left after losing two in a row and three of four. All game long, Michigan State’s offense did little. But the attack came to life late to score a

Phillip Nelson

Nelson, Minnesota torch Purdue, 44-28

Freshman Philip Nelson threw three touchdown passes in the first half of his second college start for Minnesota, and the Gophers breezed to their first Big Ten victory of the season by beating Purdue 44-28 on Saturday afternoon. Nelson led Minnesota (5-3, 1-3 Big Ten) to touchdowns on four straight possessions while the Gophers averaged almost 10 yards per play. He completed 12 straight passes in one stretch and had all 246 of his yards in the first half on the way to a 34-7 lead, more points than Minnesota had in any game last year. Purdue’s Caleb TerBush was

Phillip Nelson

3rd quarter recap: Minnesota 44, Purdue 21

Minnesota looks to be in control of the game as it leads 44-21 at the end of the third quarter. Purdue is currently on a 14-point run, though. The Golden Gophers made the score 41-7 when Michael Carter intercepted a Caleb TerBush pass and returned it for a touchdown. Minnesota opened up the lead, 44-7, after Jordan Wettstein made a 44-yard field goal to end a four-play, zero-yard drive. The Golden Gophers began the drive with good field position at the Boilermakers’ 27-yard line after A.J. Barker returned a punt. Purdue made the score 44-14 after Robert Marve and Dolapo

Gary Bush

2nd quarter recap: Minnesota 34, Purdue 7

Minnesota’s offense looked sharp in the second quarter, scoring 20 points, and the Golden Gophers now lead 34-7. Minnesota executed a balanced offensive attack in the quarter, finishing with 128 yards passing and 72 yards rushing. The Golden Gophers have scored the last 34 points. Minnesota opened up the lead, 21-7, after marching down the field for a three-play, 60-yard drive that ended when Philip Nelson threw a 38-yard touchdown pass to A.J. Barker. The Golden Gophers added to their advantage when Nelson tossed a 63-yard touchdown to Barker, the last of a two-play, 80-yard drive to give Minnesota the

Derrick Engel

1st quarter recap: Minnesota 14, Purdue 7

Minnesota’s defense shut down Purdue’s aerial attack in the first quarter, holding the Boilermakers to 15 passing yards, and the Golden Gophers lead 14-7 at the end of the first quarter. Minnesota’s passing attack looked sharp, as the Golden Gophers threw for 118 yards in the quarter. Minnesota is currently on a 14-point run. Purdue got on the scoreboard first, rattling off a five-play, 46-yard drive that ended in a score when Caleb TerBush threw a one-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Cottom. The Boilermakers’ drive was highlighted by Akeem Shavers’ 40-yard run. Purdue’s punt return set the Boilermakers up to

Flashback - Purdue vs,. Minnesota

Flashback: Watch archived Big Ten football games

Indiana plays at Illinois while Purdue travels to Minnesota and both games air on BTN/BTN2Go this Saturday. Our editors dove into our online archive of football games featuring these same two matchups and found some great old games, including the 2001 game when the Boilermakers and Gophers took it to overtime. Watch the previous battles listed below on BTN2Go. We’ve also got another great game Iowa and Northwestern, another Week 9 matchup. From the looks of it in the clip in this post, it was rather chilly that day back in 1995. [RELATED: Week 9 previews | Week 9 predictions |

Nebraska Cornhuskers quarterback Taylor Martinez (3) runs the ball as Michigan Wolverines defensive end Frank Clark (left) linebacker Mike Jones (27) and defensive end Jibreel Black (55) chase after him in the fourth quarter at Michigan Stadium. Michigan won 45-17. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

Week 9 Previews: Legends battle comes to Lincoln

In my preview of this Saturday’s six games, I believe most teams will play with a real sense of urgency. Nebraska and Michigan are two good examples, but Ohio State and Penn State each have something to prove, too. Michigan State and Wisconsin have a history, Iowa leads Northwestern in the standings, and Purdue, Minnesota, Indiana and Illinois each seek their first conference win. I’ll be in Lincoln to cover Michigan and Nebraska, and you can follow me on Twitter @BTNTomDienhart. I’ll track all of the other games with my usual Saturday Snap Reactions. Drop me your questions at the

Jared Abbrederis

Week 9: We predict all six Big Ten games

Every week, BTN.com’s Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) and Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) offer their predictions for each Big Ten football game. We also provide a poll for all of the games so fans can vote for their winners. After eight weeks, it’s Dienhart on top, one game ahead of BTN.com fans and three ahead of Yarina. See our Week 9 predictions and choose your winners in this post. [RELATED: Week 9 Power Rankings | Week 9 Player Rankings | Week 9 Bowl Projections] SEASON RECORDS Tom: 52-16; .765 BTN.com fans: 51-17; .750 Brent: 49-19; .721 Indiana (2-5, 0-3) at Illinois (2-5, 0-3)

James Vandenberg

12 Big Questions: My Week 9 Big Ten queries

Saturday is fast approaching. Here are my most pressing questions for each school. The answers may come Saturday, but if you want to tackle them now, let me know in the comments box or via my Big Ten mailbag. Read all of my Big Ten coverage here. And don’t be afraid to drop ask me a question on Twitter (@BTNTomDienhart). Illinois Will the offense come to life? Yes, the defense has had its issues, too. But the root of the Fighting Illini’s problems has been on offense. Illinois has lost its three Big Ten tilts by a combined score of

Ameer Abdullah

Best of Week 9: Strength vs. strength in Lincoln

This shapes up as a great weekend that is headlined by Michigan’s visit to Nebraska in a huge Legends clash that will go a long way toward determining who will win the division. Ohio State’s visit to Penn State will have no bearing on the Leaders Division race, since each squad is on NCAA probation. But it still will be a heavily watched game, as both are among the hottest teams in the Big Ten and among the best overall. It will be fun to watch the Buckeye offense take on the Nittany Lion defense. And how healthy will Ohio