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NU dominates fourth quarter, downs Vandy

Venric Mark ran for 123 yards and a late touchdown, Tyler Scott forced a key fumble and Northwestern beat Vanderbilt 23-13 Saturday night. Northwestern (2-0) didn’t score a touchdown in the first three quarters but managed 17 points in the fourth to come away with another dramatic win after beating Syracuse 42-41 in the opener. The Wildcats finally found the end zone when Mark ran it in from the 7 to give Northwestern a short-lived 13-10 lead with 9:28 left in the game. Vanderbilt’s Zac Stacy then turned a short swing pass into a 55-yard gain that put the ball

3rd Quarter Recap: Arizona State 28, Illinois 7

Arizona State’s DJ Foster ran for 10 yards and one touchdown and caught one pass for 12 yards, and the margin is still 21, as the Sun Devils lead 35-14. Arizona State opened up the lead, 35-7, after Foster pounded in a one-yard touchdown run to end a two-play, 13-yard drive. Alden Darby’s interception of a Reilly O’Toole pass set the Sun Devils up to start the drive. Illinois polished off an 80-yard drive when O’Toole and Eddie Viliunas combined for a five-yard touchdown to make the score 35-14. Josh Ferguson’s 51-yard run from the 20-yard line pushed the Fighting

UCLA takes down No. 14 Nebraska, 36-30

Brett Hundley passed for 305 yards and four touchdowns in an outstanding Rose Bowl debut, Datone Jones sacked Taylor Martinez for a tiebreaking safety with 8:44 to play, and UCLA surprised No. 17 Nebraska 36-30 Saturday night. Johnathan Franklin rushed for 217 yards and caught an 8-yard TD pass with 2:13 to play for the Bruins, who improved to 2-0 under new coach Jim Mora with an impressive offensive performance against the Cornhuskers (1-1). Joseph Fauria caught two TD passes and Steven Manfro grabbed another from Hundley, the redshirt freshman who went 21 for 31 and coolly led the Bruins

2nd Quarter Recap: Arizona State 28, Illinois 7

Arizona State got things going through the air, passing for 110 yards in the quarter, and the Sun Devils now lead 28-7. Illinois has given up the last 14 points. The Fighting Illini closed the gap to 14-7 when Donovonn Young turned a handoff into a 17-yard touchdown to put the finishing touches on a 75-yard drive. Arizona State opened up the lead, 21-7, after Michael Eubank and Chris Coyle combined for a one-yard touchdown to end a seven-play, 84-yard drive. The key play on the Sun Devils’ drive was Eubank’s 37-yard pass to DJ Foster. Arizona State expanded its

3rd Quarter Recap: Nebraska 27, UCLA 27

UCLA’s Johnathan Franklin ran for 40 yards in the quarter, and the two teams are tied 27-27 at the end of the third. The Bruins broke the 24-24 stalemate when Ka’imi Fairbairn drilled a 21-yard field goal to cap off an eight-play, 23-yard scoring drive. UCLA squandered an opportunity to score a touchdown, missing a chance to score from Nebraska’s four-yard line. Nebraska got even after Brett Maher kicked a 43-yard field goal to end an eight-play, 36-yard drive that tied the score at 27. The Bruins’ Franklin topped 100 yards rushing for the game in the quarter, and has

1st Quarter Recap: Arizona State 14, Illinois 0

Arizona State’s offense looked sharp in the first quarter, scoring 14 points, and the Sun Devils lead 14-0 at the end of the first quarter. Arizona State finished with 131 yards through the air and 62 on the ground in the quarter. The Sun Devils got on the scoreboard first, rattling off an eight-play, 65-yard drive that ended in a score when Taylor Kelly threw a five-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Ozier. Kelly’s 20-yard pass to Chris Coyle from the 35-yard line pushed Arizona State into enemy territory. The Sun Devils opened up the lead, 14-0, after marching down the

3rd Quarter Recap: Vanderbilt 10, Northwestern 6

The two teams combined for more punts than points in a slow third quarter, and Vanderbilt now leads 10-6. There were five punts in the quarter as neither team could find a way to move the ball. Northwestern closed the gap to 10-6 when Jeff Budzien kicked a 38-yard field goal to finish off a 54-yard drive. The Wildcats have the ball on their own 29-yard line to begin the fourth quarter. [ PREVIEW | BY QUARTER | BOX | PBP | CONNECT |¬†WEATHER | WATCH ON BTN2GO ] EDITOR’S NOTE In partnership with Narrative Science, posts recaps after

2nd Quarter Recap: Vanderbilt 10, Northwestern 3

Vanderbilt’s defense held tough in the second quarter, holding Northwestern to 25 total yards of offense and the Commodores now lead 10-3. Vanderbilt made its lead 10-3 when Carey Spear made a 32-yard field goal on the last play of an 11-play, 80-yard drive. The Wildcats will start the second half with the ball. [ PREVIEW | 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 the links above for more info on this specific

2nd Quarter Recap: Nebraska 24, UCLA 24

UCLA’s Brett Hundley threw for 63 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 37 yards in the quarter, and the two teams are tied 24-24 at the end of the second. The Bruins made the score 14-10 after Ka’imi Fairbairn kicked a 35-yard field goal to finish off a 57-yard drive. Hundley’s three-yard touchdown pass to Joseph Fauria finished off a six-play, 57-yard drive and gave UCLA the lead, 17-14. Ameer Abdullah’s 17-yard touchdown run gave Nebraska the lead 21-17 after a seven-play, 87-yard drive. The Cornhuskers crossed midfield on Abdullah’s 26-yard run from the 37-yard line. Steven Manfro’s 49-yard

1st Quarter Recap: Vanderbilt 7, Northwestern 3

Vanderbilt scored seven points in the quarter, and the Commodores lead 7-3 at the end of the first quarter. Vanderbilt executed a balanced offensive attack in the quarter, finishing with 73 yards passing and 65 yards rushing. The Commodores struck first when Jordan Rodgers found Jordan Matthews open for a 22-yard touchdown pass, the final play of a 13-play, 77-yard drive. Northwestern made the score 7-3 after Jeff Budzien kicked a 40-yard field goal to finish off a 52-yard drive. Pass plays were an afterthought for the Wildcats, as Northwestern threw just two passes on that drive. Vanderbilt will start