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Purdue's offense sparkles in 54-16 win

Caleb TerBushpassed for two touchdowns and ran for another to help Purdue defeat Eastern Michigan 54-16 on Saturday afternoon. Akeem Hunt ran for 106 yards and a touchdown on just four attempts and scored a 50-yard touchdown on his only catch. Brandon Cottom ran for 95 yards and Antavian Edison caught five passes for 78 yards for the Boilermakers (2-1), who were coming off a last-minute 20-17 loss to Notre Dame. FOURTH QUARTER: Akeem Hunt put the team on his back in Purdue’s 54-16 win over Eastern Michigan on Saturday at Ross-Ade Stadium, rushing for 107 rushing yards and one

Nebraska drops Arkansas State, 42-13

Nebraska coach Bo Pelini left the stadium in an ambulance at halftime of the Cornhuskers’ 42-13 victory against Arkansas State on Saturday. Taylor Martinez threw two touchdown passes to Kenny Bell for Nebraska (2-1), and Ameer Abdullah ran for a career-high 167 yards and two scores, filling in for the injured Rex Burkhead. FOURTH QUARTER: Ameer Abdullah put the team on his back in No. 24 Nebraska’s 42-13 win over Arkansas State on Saturday at Memorial Stadium, rushing for 167 rushing yards and two touchdowns. The Cornhuskers almost threw away the game, as they committed four turnovers. However, Nebraska was

O'Toole, Illini roll to 44-0 victory

Reilly O’Toole threw for 333 yards and five touchdowns and receiver Ryan Lankfordhad 97 yards and two scores to lead Illinois to a 44-0 win Saturday over Charleston Southern. The Illini (2-1) were missing a handful of starters who were injured, including quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase, who has missed two games with a sprained ankle. O’Toole got the start and connected with Lankford twice in the first quarter. FOURTH QUARTER: Reilly O’Toole threw for 331 yards and five touchdowns leading Illinois to a 44-0 victory over Charleston Southern on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. The Fighting Illini’s passing game looked flawless as

3rd Quarter Recap: Minnesota 28, W. Michigan 17

In the third quarter, Alex Carder fought back for Western Michigan. He threw for 66 yards and ran for seven yards and one touchdown, but the margin is still 11, as the Broncos trail 28-17. Western Michigan finished off a 71-yard drive when Carder turned a quarterback sneak into a one-yard touchdown run to make the score 21-17. Minnesota opened up the lead, 28-17, after KJ Maye and Drew Goodger combined for a nine-yard touchdown to end a seven-play, 66-yard drive. The Golden Gophers’ A.J. Barker hauled in one catches for 18 yards in the quarter to put him over

3rd Quarter Recap: Ohio State 20, Cal 14

Brendan Bigelow had a productive quarter for California. He ran for 81 yards and one touchdown and the Golden Bears have closed the gap to 20-14. An 81-yard drive that ended when Bigelow pounded in an 81-yard touchdown run helped California narrow the deficit to 20-14. The Golden Bears’ Zach Maynard topped 200 yards passing for the game in the quarter, and has plenty of time to add to his 242 total yards through the air. California will start the fourth quarter with possession on Ohio State’s 40-yard line. [ ALL PREVIEWS |¬† BY QUARTER | BOX | PBP |

3rd Quarter Recap: Purdue 40, E. Michigan 9

Thanks to a mean rushing attack, Purdue now leads 40-9. The Boilermakers rushed for 70 yards in the quarter. The Boilermakers have erupted for 27 straight points. Purdue opened up the lead, 40-9, after Akeem Hunt ran 56 yards to paydirt to end a four-play, 80-yard drive. Eastern Michigan has the ball at its own 34-yard line to begin the fourth quarter. [ ALL PREVIEWS | BY QUARTER | BOX | PBP | CONNECT |¬†WEATHER | WATCH ON BTN2GO ] EDITOR’S NOTE In partnership with Narrative Science, posts recaps after every quarter of every Big Ten football game. Use

3rd Quarter Recap: Nebraska 28, Arkansas State 13

With Nebraska coach Bo Pelini out of the game with an apparent illness, Nebraska now leads 28-13. The Cornhuskers rushed for 87 yards in the quarter. The Cornhuskers held Arkansas State to 14 total yards in the quarter. The Red Wolves are currently on a 10-point run. Arkansas State made the score 28-10 when the Red Wolves recovered a fumble in the endzone. Arkansas State made the score 28-13 after Brian Davis drilled a 32-yard field goal to finish off a zero-yard drive. The Red Wolves began the drive with good field position at Nebraska’s 15-yard line after Arkansas State

3rd Quarter Recap: Illinois 37, C. Southern 0

Four long plays, including Reilly O’Toole’s 48-yard pass, helped spur Illinois’ offense to 17 points and the Fighting Illini now lead 37-0. Illinois’ defense shut down Charleston Southern, allowing only four yards of offense in the quarter. The Fighting Illini made their lead 27-0 when O’Toole and Spencer Harris combined for a 24-yard touchdown on the last play of a four-play, 83-yard drive. Illinois’ drive was keyed by. The Fighting Illini added to their advantage when Taylor Zalewski drilled a 47-yard field goal, putting a bow on a six-play, 25-yard drive to give Illinois the lead, 30-0. The Fighting Illini

Nebraska's Pelini leaves game

Earlier, the Associated Press reported that Nebraska coach Bo Pelini left Saturday’s game against Arkansas State by ambulance after falling ill on the sideline in the first half. A member of the Nebraska medical staff was seen checking Pelini’s pulse in the first half, but he continued on the sideline until halftime. Pelini didn’t come out with the team for the third quarter. UPDATE: Pelini said in a statement from the hospital after the game that he was doing fine. “They ran some precautionary tests on me and everything checked out fine” Pelini said. “I plan to be back at

2nd Quarter Recap: Minnesota 21, W. Michigan 10

Minnesota gave up only 15 passing yards during the second quarter and the Golden Gophers now lead 21-10. Minnesota’s passing attack looked sharp, as the Golden Gophers threw for 125 yards in the quarter. Minnesota has scored 14 unanswered points. Minnesota’s starting quarterback MarQueis Gray left the game with an apparent ankle injury in the second quarter. Dareyon Chance’s six-yard touchdown run put Western Michigan on top 10-7, putting a bow on a four-play, 18-yard drive. The Broncos started in good field position when Western Michigan recovered a fumble. Max Shortell’s nine-yard touchdown pass to A.J. Barker finished off a