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2nd Quarter Recap: Ohio State 20, Cal 7

Ohio State’s defense dominated California’s run game in the second, not giving up a single yard on the ground, and the Buckeyes now lead 20-7. The Golden Bears have given up 14 straight points. Ohio State expanded its lead to 20-7 thanks to a four-play, 45-yard drive that ended when Braxton Miller found Jake Stoneburner open for a one-yard touchdown pass. The Buckeyes’ drive was highlighted by Miller’s 35-yard pass to Devin Smith. Ohio State began the drive with good field position after the Buckeyes returned a punt. California will start the second half with the ball. [ ALL PREVIEWS

2nd Quarter Recap: Purdue 33, E. Michigan 9

Purdue put up 20 points in the second, and the Boilermakers now lead 33-9. Purdue executed a balanced offensive attack in the quarter, finishing with 107 yards passing and 122 yards rushing. The Boilermakers have scored 20 unanswered points. Eastern Michigan made the score 13-6 when Pudge Cotton intercepted Caleb TerBush’s pass and returned it for a touchdown. A 26-yard drive that ended when Dylan Mulder kicked a 23-yard field goal helped the Eagles narrow the deficit to 13-9. Eastern Michigan had to settle for a field goal after failing to reach the endzone from Purdue’s four-yard line. A fumble

2nd Quarter Recap: Nebraska 28, Arkansas State 3

Nebraska gained 98 yards on the ground in the second, and the Cornhuskers now lead 28-3. A 59-yard drive that ended when Brian Davis drilled a 31-yard field goal helped Arkansas State narrow the deficit to 14-3. Nebraska opened up the lead, 21-3, after Taylor Martinez found Kenny Bell open for a 25-yard touchdown pass to end a five-play, 72-yard drive. The Cornhuskers drove across midfield after Martinez’s 27-yard run from the 31-yard line. Nebraska added to its advantage when Ameer Abdullah turned a handoff into a two-yard touchdown, the last of a 10-play, 75-yard drive to give the Cornhuskers

2nd Quarter Recap: Illinois 20, C. Southern 0

Illinois’ secondary stifled the passing game, allowing just eight yards through the air to Charleston Southern in the second quarter and the Fighting Illini now lead 20-0. Illinois made its lead 20-0 when Dami Ayoola turned a handoff into a 28-yard touchdown on the last play of a seven-play, 57-yard drive. The Buccaneers are set to receive to start the second half. [ ALL PREVIEWS | BY QUARTER | BOX | PBP | CONNECT |¬†WEATHER | WATCH ON BTN2GO ] EDITOR’S NOTE In partnership with Narrative Science, BTN.com posts recaps after every quarter of every Big Ten football game. Use

1st Quarter Recap: Ohio State 13, Cal 7

No. 12 Ohio State put up 13 points in the first, and the Buckeyes lead 13-7 at the end of the first quarter. Ohio State racked up 83 passing yards and 74 rushing yards in the quarter. The Buckeyes took the game’s first lead after Braxton Miller took a quarterback draw all the way for a 55-yard touchdown run on the last play of a three-play, 61-yard drive. Zach Maynard’s 19-yard touchdown pass to Chris Harper gave California the lead, 7-6, and was the final play of a six-play, 75-yard drive. The Golden Bears crossed midfield on Isi Sofele’s 26-yard

1st Quarter Recap: Nebraska 14, Arkansas State 0

Ameer Abdullah led No. 24 Nebraska in the quarter. He ran for 19 yards and one touchdown and caught one pass for 26 yards, and the Cornhuskers lead 14-0 at the end of the first quarter. The Cornhuskers took the game’s first lead after Abdullah pounded in a one-yard touchdown run on the last play of a nine-play, 51-yard drive. Nebraska threw just two times on that drive. The Cornhuskers opened up the lead, 14-0, after marching down the field for a five-play, 67-yard drive that ended when Taylor Martinez threw a 42-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Bell. Martinez’s 22-yard

1st Quarter Recap: Illinois 13, C. Southern 0

llinois held Charleston Southern to 24 total yards during the first quarter and the Fighting Illini lead 13-0 at the end of the first quarter. Illinois held the Buccaneers to just nine rushing yards in the quarter. The Fighting Illini scored when Reilly O’Toole and Ryan Lankford hooked up for a four-yard touchdown to cap off a three-play, seven-yard drive, giving Illinois the game’s first lead. An interception by Mason Monheim set the Fighting Illini up to start the drive. Illinois made its lead 13-0 when O’Toole and Lankford combined for a five-yard touchdown on the last play of a

1st Quarter Recap: Purdue 13, E. Michigan 0

Purdue racked up 61 rushing yards in the first, and the Boilermakers lead 13-0 at the end of the first quarter. Purdue scored when Akeem Shavers turned a handoff into a 40-yard touchdown to cap off a six-play, 65-yard drive, giving the Boilermakers the game’s first lead. Purdue opened up the lead, 13-0, after marching down the field for a five-play, 29-yard drive that ended when Caleb TerBush threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to Antavian Edison. The Boilermakers started in good field position when Jay Karutz blocked a punt. Eastern Michigan will start the second quarter with possession on its

1st Quarter Recap: Minnesota 7, W. Michigan 3

Minnesota ran for 67 yards in the quarter, and the Golden Gophers lead 7-3 at the end of the first quarter. Western Michigan got on the scoreboard first, rattling off a 10-play, 61-yard drive that ended in a score when Andrew Haldeman kicked a 35-yard field goal. MarQueis Gray’s 10-yard touchdown pass to A.J. Barker gave Minnesota the lead, 7-3, and was the final play of a three-play, eight-yard drive. The Golden Gophers began the drive with good field position after Michael Carter intercepted Alex Carder’s pass. The Broncos have possession at their own 33-yard line to start the second

Arizona State topples Illinois, 45-15

Taylor Kelly completed 18 of 24 passes for 249 yards and a touchdown, and Arizona State rolled past Illinois 45-14 on Saturday night to improve to 2-0 under new coach Todd Graham. Kelly’s backup, Michael Eubank, was 5 of 5 passing for 69 yards and two touchdowns and ran 7 yards for a score. Chris Coyle matched a school record for tight ends with 10 catches, totaling 131 yards and two scores. He caught six passes for 73 yards all of last season. Illinois (1-1) was without quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase because of an ankle injury, but the Illini’s biggest problem