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3rd quarter recap: Northwestern 20, Michigan State 13

Aaron Burbridge had a productive quarter for Michigan State. He caught three passes for 45 yards and one touchdown, but the Spartans still trail 20-13. Northwestern made the score 13-5 when David Nwabuisi intercepted Andrew Maxwell’s pass and returned it for a touchdown. Michigan State got even after Maxwell and Burbridge hooked up for a 16-yard touchdown to end a nine-play, 65-yard drive that tied the score at 13. The Spartans got the two-point conversion when Keith Mumphery completed a two-yard pass. Kain Colter found Tim Riley open for a six-yard touchdown pass to break the 13-13 standstill in favor

3rd quarter recap: Michigan 42, Iowa 10

Michigan’s offense looked sharp in the third quarter, scoring 14 points, and the Wolverines now lead 42-10. Michigan finished with 110 yards through the air and 64 on the ground in the quarter. The Wolverines’ defense shut down Iowa, allowing only 11 yards of offense in the quarter. The last 28 points have been scored by Michigan. The Wolverines made their lead 35-10 when Devin Gardner scrambled for a three-yard touchdown run on the last play of an 11-play, 81-yard drive. Michigan added to its advantage when Gardner tossed a 29-yard touchdown to Devin Funchess, the last of a six-play,

2nd quarter recap: Penn State 28, Indiana 13

Penn State’s offense looked sharp in the second quarter, scoring 21 points, and the Nittany Lions now lead 28-13. Penn State executed a balanced offensive attack in the quarter, finishing with 138 yards passing and 75 yards rushing. Four big plays, including Matt McGloin’s 53-yard pass, sparked the Nittany Lions in the quarter. Cameron Coffman’s two-yard touchdown pass to Ted Bolser gave the Hoosiers the lead, 10-7, and was the final play of a six-play, 27-yard drive. Antonio Marshall’s interception of a McGloin pass set Indiana up to start the drive. The Hoosiers only looked to the running game for

2nd quarter recap: Northwestern 6, Michigan State 5

Keith Mumphery led Michigan State in the quarter, hauling in two passes for 33 yards, but the Spartans trail 6-5. Dan Conroy’s 35-yard field goal put Michigan State on top 5-3, the finishing touch on a 12-play, 37-yard drive. Jeff Budzien’s 43-yard field goal gave Northwestern the lead 6-5 after a six-play, 16-yard drive. Tony Jones’ punt return put the Wildcats at the Spartans’ 42-yard line to open the drive. Northwestern threw the ball on all five plays during that series. Michigan State will get the ball to start the second half. [ PREVIEWS | BY QUARTER | BOX |

2nd quarter recap: Michigan 28, Iowa 10

Michigan got things going through the air, passing for 183 yards in the quarter, and the Wolverines now lead 28-10. Michigan has erupted for 14 straight points. The Wolverines broke the 7-7 deadlock when Devin Gardner found Roy Roundtree open for a 37-yard touchdown pass to finish off a six-play, 79-yard scoring drive. Denard Robinson’s 40-yard run from the 30-yard line pushed Michigan into enemy territory. Iowa made the score 14-10 after Mike Meyer drilled a 26-yard field goal to finish off a 55-yard drive. The Wolverines added to their advantage when Gardner turned a quarterback sneak into a one-yard

1st quarter recap: Penn State 7, Indiana 0

Penn State’s Allen Robinson led the offense in the first quarter. He caught three passes for 32 yards and one touchdown, and the Nittany Lions lead 7-0 at the end of the first quarter. Penn State took the game’s first lead after Matt McGloin and Robinson combined for a 26-yard touchdown on the last play of a seven-play, 91-yard drive. [RELATED: Michael Mauti hurts left leg, carted off field] Indiana is knocking on the door to begin the second quarter, with the ball at the Nittany Lions’ nine-yard line. [ PREVIEWS | BY QUARTER | BOX | PBP | CONNECT | WEATHER

1st quarter recap: Northwestern 3, Michigan State 2

In the first quarter, Dion Sims fought back for Michigan State. He caught one pass for 44 yards, but the Spartans trail 3-2 at the end of the first quarter. Michigan State made the score 3-0 when Northwestern failed to convert on fourth-and-5. The Spartans added two points on a safety when Kain Colter was corralled in the endzone, making the score 3-2. Michigan State has the ball on the Wildcats’ 23-yard line to begin the second quarter. [ PREVIEWS | BY QUARTER | BOX | PBP | CONNECT | WEATHER ] More on this game from’s Tom Dienhart: Player

1st quarter recap: Iowa 7, Michigan 7

Iowa’s Henry Krieger-Coble caught two passes for 20 yards and one touchdown in the quarter, and the two teams are tied 7-7 at the end of the first. No. 24 Michigan struck first when Devin Gardner turned a quarterback sneak into a one-yard touchdown run, the final play of a 12-play, 70-yard drive. The Hawkeyes got even after James Vandenberg threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Krieger-Coble to end a 13-play, 75-yard drive that tied the score at seven. The Wolverines have possession on Iowa’s 30-yard line to start the second quarter. [ PREVIEWS | BY QUARTER | BOX |

Nebraska rallies, again, takes down Penn State

Taylor Martinez threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Jamal Turner for Nebraska’s first lead, and the No. 18 Cornhuskers overcame a double-digit, second-half deficit for the fourth time this season in a 32-23 victory over Penn State on Saturday. Ameer Abdullah ran for 116 yards on a career-high 31 carries, and Martinez finished with 104 yards as the Huskers pounded away on the ground on a windy afternoon at Memorial Stadium. The Huskers (8-2, 5-1 Big Ten), down 14 points at half, got TD runs of 1 and 2 yards from Imani Cross to tie it at 20. Martinez threw

Kirkwood, Gophers top Illini, get bowl eligible

It wasn’t pretty, but Minnesota was good enough in a 17-3 win over Illinois on Saturday. In a battle of sluggish offenses, Minnesota running back Donnell Kirkwood did most of the work, rushing for 152 yards and two touchdowns. Kirkwood’s 3-yard run in the third quarter broke a 3-3 tie. He scored on a 12-yard run late in the fourth quarter to clinch the victory, giving his team its fourth straight win at Illinois. Minnesota (6-4, 2-4 Big Ten) became bowl eligible for the first time since 2009, and won for the second time in three tries. Illinois (2-8, -6)