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Friday Sep 2
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Weisman, Iowa run over perfect Minnesota, 31-13

Mark Weisman ran for 177 yards, 155 in the first half, to lead Iowa to a 31-13 win over Minnesota on Saturday and give the Hawkeyes possession of the Floyd of Rosedale bronze pig trophy. Christian Kirksey‘s 68-yard interception return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter sealed the win for Iowa (3-2), which bounced back from last week’s disappointing 32-31 loss to Central Michigan to win the Big Ten opener for both schools. Minnesota (4-1) was off to its best start since 2004, but couldn’t get anything going on offense Saturday. Max Shortell threw three interceptions and the Gophers

Michael Fuhrman

3rd Quarter Recap: Penn State 28, Illinois 7

Penn State’s defensive line went crazy in the third, penetrating Illinois’ backfield so often that the Fighting Illini finished with negative rushing yardage, at -4 yards, and the margin is still 21, as the Nittany Lions lead 28-7. Illinois closed the gap to 21-7 when Josh Ferguson threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Spencer Harris to cap off a 42-yard drive. The Fighting Illini began the drive with good field position after Tommy Davis returned a punt. [RELATED: Illinois debuts new uniform in Big Ten opener] Penn State made its lead 28-7 when Matt McGloin kept it himself for a

Kain Colter

3rd Quarter Recap: Northwestern 37, Indiana 21

Northwestern’s offense looked sharp in the third quarter, scoring 17 points, and the Wildcats now lead 37-21. Northwestern threw for 126 yards and ran for 132 yards in the quarter. The Wildcats’ four big plays, including Trevor Siemian’s 36-yard pass to Tony Jones, sparked the offense in the quarter. Northwestern made its lead 27-0 when Kain Colter kept it himself for a 15-yard touchdown run on the last play of a seven-play, 75-yard drive. A 75-yard drive that ended when Stephen Houston pounded in a 20-yard touchdown run helped Indiana narrow the deficit to 27-7. The Hoosiers made the score

Keenan Davis

3rd Quarter Recap: Iowa 24, Minnesota 7

In the third quarter, Isaac Fruechte fought back for Minnesota. He caught two passes for 26 yards and one touchdown, as the Golden Gophers now trail, 24-7. Minnesota finally got on the scoreboard when Max Shortell and Fruechte hooked up for a nine-yard touchdown to polish off a 79-yard drive. Iowa will start the fourth quarter with possession on the Golden Gophers’ 48-yard line. [ PREVIEW | BY QUARTER | BOX | PBP | CONNECT |¬†WEATHER ] EDITOR’S NOTE In partnership with Narrative Science, BTN.com posts recaps after every quarter of every Big Ten football game. Use the links above

Illinois-Penn State volleyball

Saturday Night Volleyball Round-Up

The top-ranked Penn State women’s volleyball team (14-1, 4-0 Big Ten) earned a 3-0 (25-23, 25-8, 25-20) win against No. 10 Minnesota (23-3, 3-1 Big Ten) on Saturday night. Read the full recap at GoPSUSports.com. Watch the Penn State and Minnesota Student-U wrap-up now and dive inside for highlights of the Purdue and Illinois meeting. The 13th ranked Purdue Boilermakers beat the 21st ranked Fighting Illini, 3-2, in five sets on Saturday night:

Kyle Carter

2nd Quarter Recap: Penn State 21, Illinois 0

Matt Lehman led Penn State in the quarter. He caught a 21-yard touchdown pass, and the Nittany Lions now lead 21-0. Penn State opened up the lead, 21-0, after marching down the field for a seven-play, 72-yard drive that ended when. The Nittany Lions threw just one time during that march downfield. [RELATED: Illinois debuts new uniform in Big Ten opener] Things got interesting right before the half. On 4th-and-goal right in the final seconds, Michael Mauti intercepted Nathan Scheelhaase in the end zone and returned it all the way to the Illinois 1-yard line. With one second left, Penn

Mark Weisman

2nd Quarter Recap: Iowa 24, Minnesota 0

Iowa’s offense scored 21 points thanks to four long plays and the Hawkeyes now lead 24-0. Iowa made its lead 10-0 when Mark Weisman turned a handoff into an eight-yard touchdown on the last play of a six-play, 84-yard drive. The key play on the Hawkeyes’ drive was Weisman’s 44-yard run. Iowa threw just one time on that drive. The Hawkeyes added to their advantage when James Vandenberg found Jordan Cotton open for a 47-yard touchdown pass, the final play on a one-play, 47-yard drive to give Iowa the lead, 17-0. A fumble recovery by the Hawkeyes set Iowa up

Nick VanHoose

2nd Quarter Recap: Northwestern 20, Indiana 0

Northwestern scored 13 points in the quarter, and the Wildcats now lead 20-0. Northwestern threw for 119 yards and ran for 80 yards in the quarter. The Wildcats expanded their lead to 10-0 thanks to a 12-play, 61-yard drive that ended when Jeff Budzien kicked a 44-yard field goal. Northwestern opened up the lead, 17-0, after Kain Colter scrambled for an eight-yard touchdown run to end a five-play, 73-yard drive. The Wildcats crossed midfield on Trevor Siemian’s 25-yard pass to Rashad Lawrence from the 27-yard line. Northwestern made its lead 20-0 when Budzien made a 34-yard field goal on the

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1st Quarter Recap: Northwestern 7, Indiana 0

Thanks to a mean rushing attack, Northwestern leads 7-0 at the end of the first quarter. The Wildcats rushed for 80 yards in the quarter. The Wildcats struck first when Kain Colter took a quarterback draw all the way for an eight-yard touchdown run, the final play of a six-play, 80-yard drive. Venric Mark’s 33-yard run took Northwestern from the 20 and across midfield to ignite the drive. The rushing attack provided every yard for the Wildcats on that drive. Indiana has possession on its own 35-yard line to start the second quarter. [ ALL PREVIEWS |¬† BY QUARTER |

James Vandenberg

1st Quarter Recap: Iowa 3, Minnesota 0

The two teams combined for more punts than points in a slow first quarter and Iowa leads 3-0 at the end of the first quarter. There were four punts in the quarter as neither team could find a way to move the ball. The Hawkeyes struck first when Mike Meyer drilled a 43-yard field goal, the final play of a six-play, 49-yard drive. Iowa’s drive was keyed by James Vandenberg’s 45-yard pass. The Hawkeyes’ Mark Weisman has already gone over 100 yards rushing in just one quarter, with 103 so far. Iowa will start the second quarter with good field