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2nd quarter recap: Nebraska 24, Minnesota 0

Nebraska stifled Minnesota’s offense, giving up just six total yards in the second quarter, and the Cornhuskers now lead 24-0. Nebraska held the Golden Gophers to negative rushing yardage (-3 yards) in the quarter. The Cornhuskers made their lead 17-0 when Imani Cross pounded in a three-yard touchdown run on the last play of a five-play, 63-yard drive. [RELATED: Nebraska honors legend Tom Osborne, seniors] Nebraska opened up the lead, 24-0, after marching down the field for a five-play, 34-yard drive that ended when Cross ran one yard to paydirt. The Cornhuskers started in good field position when Nebraska returned

2nd quarter recap: Purdue 6, Illinois 3

Illinois’ Nathan Scheelhaase led the offense in the second quarter. He threw for 18 yards and ran for 33 yards, but the Fighting Illini now trail 6-3. Purdue’s Sam McCartney booted two field goals in the quarter. The Boilermakers struck first when McCartney drilled a 31-yard field goal, the final play of a 12-play, 78-yard drive. Illinois tied things up at three when a seven-play, 39-yard drive ended after Taylor Zalewski made a 54-yard field goal. Purdue broke the 3-3 standoff when McCartney kicked a 29-yard field goal to polish off an 11-play, 62-yard scoring drive. The Boilermakers will have

2nd quarter recap: Ohio State 14, Wisconsin 7

Montee Ball had a productive quarter for Wisconsin. He ran for 71 yards and one touchdown, but the margin is still seven, as the Badgers trail 14-7. Ball’s touchdown, the 78th of his career, tied the FBS record, held by Travis Prentice. Ohio State’s Carlos Hyde ran for 22 yards and one touchdown in the quarter. The Buckeyes expanded their lead to 14-0 thanks to a seven-play, 69-yard drive that ended when Hyde ran 15 yards to paydirt. An 82-yard drive that ended when Ball pounded in a seven-yard touchdown run helped Wisconsin narrow the deficit to 14-7. The Badgers

Gardner dominates, Michigan trounces Iowa

Devin Gardner accounted for six touchdowns to help No. 23 Michigan rout Iowa 42-17 Saturday. The Wolverines (8-3, 6-1 Big Ten) weren’t stopped on offense by the hapless Hawkeyes (4-7, 2-5) until Gardner threw an interception early in the fourth quarter. Gardner threw three touchdowns and ran for three scores. He became the first Michigan quarterback to account for six TDs since 1983 when Steve Smith had as many passing and rushing scores in a game at Minnesota. [RELATED: Get Tom Dienhart’s Snap Reactions to this game] Denard Robinson played after missing two-plus games with nerve damage in his right

1st quarter recap: Nebraska 10, Minnesota 0

No. 14 Nebraska’s aerial assault is on point, as the Cornhuskers lead 10-0 at the end of the first quarter thanks to 98 passing yards in the quarter. Nebraska’s Kenny Bell caught three passes for 50 yards and one touchdown in the quarter. The Cornhuskers got on the scoreboard first, rattling off a six-play, 53-yard drive that ended in a score when Brett Maher kicked a 39-yard field goal. No single play was longer than nine yards on the drive. Nebraska opened up the lead, 10-0, after Taylor Martinez found Bell open for a 36-yard touchdown pass to end an

1st quarter recap: Ohio State 7, Wisconsin 0

Braxton Miller led No. 6 Ohio State in the quarter. He threw for 38 yards and ran for 31 yards, and the Buckeyes lead 7-0 at the end of the first quarter. Ohio State made the score 7-0 when Corey Brown returned a punt for a touchdown. Wisconsin will start the second quarter with the ball at its own 13-yard line. [ PREVIEWS | BY QUARTER | BOX | PBP | CONNECT | WEATHER ] More on this game from’s Tom Dienhart: Last time #Buckeyes went to #Badgers in 2010, they were unbeaten and No. 1–and got beat ! Will

Northwestern holds off Michigan State, 23-20

Jeff Budzien kicked a 27-yard field goal with 7:30 remaining, and Northwestern was able to hold on to this fourth-quarter lead, beating Michigan State 23-20 on Saturday. Trevor Siemian threw for 165 yards, including a 41-yard pass to Dan Vitale that helped set up the winning kick. The Wildcats (8-3, 4-3 Big Ten) then forced a punt near midfield, and by the time Michigan State (5-6, 2-5) got the ball back at its own 20, there was only 1:29 left. [RELATED: Get Tom Dienhart’s Snap Reactions to this game] Northwestern lost fourth-quarter leads in gut-wrenching losses to Penn State, Nebraska

McGloin, Robinson lead Penn State past Indiana

Receiver Allen Robinson had three highlight-reel scoring catches and Matt McGlointhrew for four touchdowns to lead Penn State in a 45-22 win Saturday over Indiana. Zack Zwinak added 135 rushing yards, but the Nittany Lions (7-4, 5-2 Big Ten) did most of their damage through the air against the porous Hoosiers (4-7, 2-5). Indiana did turn two turnovers into 10 points, including a 46-yarder from Mitch Ewald to get within 28-22 in the third quarter. [RELATED: Michael Mauti hurts left leg, carted off field] Zwinak rumbled in from 1 yard out on the ensuing drive to put Penn State back

1st quarter recap: Purdue 0, Illinois 0

The teams combined for no points and two turnovers in an ugly first quarter and the game is tied 0-0 at the end of the first quarter. Illinois will start the second quarter with the ball on its own 32-yard line. [ PREVIEWS | BY QUARTER | BOX | PBP | CONNECT | WEATHER | WATCH ON BTN2GO ] More on this game from’s Tom Dienhart: Player on the spot: Purdue QB Robert Marve. The guy is remarkable, starting the last two games for an ineffective Caleb TerBush despite having a torn ACL. Marve led the Boilermakers to a 27-24 win

3rd quarter recap: Penn State 42, Indiana 22

Stephen Houston had a productive quarter for Indiana. He caught two passes for 90 yards and one touchdown, but the Hoosiers still trail 42-22. Penn State got things going through the air in the quarter, passing for 144 yards. The Nittany Lions have scored the last 14 points. Indiana closed the gap to 28-19 when Cameron Coffman and Houston hooked up for a 79-yard touchdown to put a bow on a 79-yard drive. Watch BTN color analyst Chris Martin beg for Houston to get involved seconds before touchdown. An 18-yard drive that ended when Mitch Ewald kicked a 46-yard field