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2nd Quarter Recap: Michigan 42, UMass 13

Michigan scored 28 second-quarter points and holds¬† a commanding 42-13 lead. Massachusetts closed the gap to 14-3 when Brendon Levengood kicked a 25-yard field goal to cap a 66-yard drive. The Minutemen’s drive stalled at the Wolverines’ two-yard line and Massachusetts settled for a field goal. Michigan expanded its lead to 21-3 thanks to a two-play, 71-yard drive that ended when Vincent Smith pounded in a five-yard touchdown run. The Wolverines’ drive was keyed by Denard Robinson’s 66-yard pass to Drew Dileo. The Minutemen made the score 21-10 when Christian Birt intercepted Robinson’s pass and returned it for a touchdown.

2nd Quarter Recap: Iowa 17, Northern Iowa 13

Iowa’s front seven stepped up in the second quarter, allowing Northern Iowa to gain just 20 rushing yards, and the Hawkeyes have taken the lead 17-13. Iowa got things going through the air in the quarter, passing for 83 yards. Mark Weisman’s one-yard touchdown run put the Hawkeyes on top 14-10, the finishing touch on an 11-play, 65-yard drive. A 48-yard drive that ended when Tyler Sievertsen kicked a 22-yard field goal helped the Panthers narrow the deficit to 14-13. Iowa made its lead 17-13 when Mike Meyer kicked a 23-yard field goal on the last play of a 10-play,

2nd Quarter Recap: Northwestern 12, Boston College 10

Johnathan Coleman led Boston College in the quarter. He caught three passes for 61 yards and one touchdown, but the Eagles trail 12-10. Northwestern’s Jeff Budzien has kicked four field goals. The Wildcats made their lead 9-3 when Budzien made a 28-yard field goal on the last play of a 12-play, 67-yard drive. Chase Rettig’s 31-yard touchdown pass to Coleman gave Boston College the lead 10-9 after a six-play, 95-yard drive. Rettig’s 21-yard pass to Coleman took the Eagles from the 36 and across midfield to ignite the drive. Budzien’s 41-yard field goal gave Northwestern the lead, 12-10, and was

2nd Quarter Recap: Penn State 20, Navy 0

Penn State’s Allen Robinson led the offense in the second quarter. He, and the Nittany Lions now lead 20-0. Penn State added to its advantage when Matt McGloin threw a two-yard touchdown pass to Robinson, the clincher of a 13-play, 90-yard drive to give the Nittany Lions the lead, 20-0. Navy will receive to start the second half. [ ALL PREVIEWS | RECAP | BY QUARTER | BOX | PBP | CONNECT |¬†WEATHER ] EDITOR’S NOTE In partnership with Narrative Science, posts recaps after every quarter of every Big Ten football game. Use the links above for more info

Late heroics help Ohio State win 35-28

Braxton Miller lofted a 72-yard touchdown pass to an all-alone Devin Smith with 3:26 left and Christian Bryantsnuffed out California’s last chance with an interception to power No. 12 Ohio State to a 35-28 win on Saturday. The Golden Bears (1-2) missed three field goals and had a touchdown called back by a penalty, while the Buckeyes (3-0) gave up 512 yards and were outplayed for much of the second half. FOURTH QUARTER: Brendan Bigelow’s 160 rushing yards and two touchdowns weren’t enough to lead California to victory, as the Golden Bears fell 35-28 to No. 12 Ohio State on

1st Quarter Recap: N. Iowa 10, Iowa 7

In the first quarter, Northern Iowa’s David Johnson stood out. He ran for 27 yards and one touchdown and caught one pass for 30 yards, and the Panthers lead 10-7 at the end of the first quarter. Northern Iowa struck first when Johnson pounded in a one-yard touchdown run, the final play of an eight-play, 83-yard drive. Sawyer Kollmorgen’s 30-yard pass to Johnson from the 24-yard line pushed the Panthers into enemy territory. Iowa tied the game at seven after Mark Weisman ran one yard to paydirt to end a 10-play, 75-yard drive. The Hawkeyes threw just one time during

1st Quarter Recap: Penn State 14, Navy 0

Penn State’s passing attack has looked sharp over the last 15 minutes of action, with 132 yards, and the Nittany Lions lead 14-0 at the end of the first quarter. Penn State took the game’s first lead after Matt McGloin and Jesse James hooked up for a two-yard touchdown on the last play of a seven-play, 72-yard drive. The key play on the Nittany Lions’ drive was McGloin’s 45-yard pass to Allen Robinson. Penn State expanded its lead to 14-0 thanks to a four-play, 57-yard drive that ended when McGloin found Robinson open for a 45-yard touchdown pass. After just

1st Quarter Recap: Michigan 14, UMass 0

No. 18 Michigan’s aerial assault is on point as the Wolverines lead 14-0 at the end of the first quarter thanks to 81 passing yards in the quarter. Michigan scored when Denard Robinson tossed a 26-yard touchdown to Devin Funchess to polish off a five-play, 65-yard drive, giving the Wolverines the game’s first lead. Michigan opened up the lead, 14-0, after Fitzgerald Toussaint ran 11 yards to pay dirt to end a seven-play, 45-yard drive. The Wolverines began the drive with good field position after Michigan returned a punt. Massachusetts is knocking on the door to begin the second quarter,

1st Quarter Recap: Northwestern 6, Boston College 3

Northwestern didn’t give up a single rushing yard in the quarter despite six attempts on the ground from Boston College, and the Wildcats lead 6-3 at the end of the first quarter. Northwestern’s Jeff Budzien booted two field goals in the quarter. The Wildcats got on the scoreboard first, rattling off a 10-play, 52-yard drive that ended in a score when Budzien made a 40-yard field goal. The Eagles tied things up at three when a 12-play, 61-yard drive ended after Nate Freese kicked a 21-yard field goal. Boston College had to settle for a field goal after failing to

Minnesota holds on to win 28-23

Max Shortell replaced an injured MarQueis Gray and passed for 188 yards and three touchdowns, helping Minnesota overcome a sluggish start to beat Western Michigan 28-23 on Saturday. Gray hurt his left leg late in the second quarter with the Gophers (3-0) trailing, but Shortell steered a six-play, 78-yard march for the go-ahead score that A.J. Barker capped with his second of three touchdown receptions. FOURTH QUARTER: A.J. Barker caught five passes for 101 yards and three touchdowns, helping Minnesota to a 28-23 victory over Western Michigan on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium. The Golden Gophers and the Broncos traded