BTN.com staff, September 20, 2015
Week 3 was highly entertaining, and it ended on one of the top highlights of the young season: Iowa kicker Marshal Koehn's game-winning 57-yard field goal as time expired.
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The Big Ten played five games against the ACC in a Big Ten/ACC Challenge, of sorts, on the gridiron. Unfortunately, the Big Ten went 2-3, with Iowa (vs. Pitt) and Northwestern (at Duke) carding the triumphs.
As is the case every week, there were also several head-turning stats compiled Saturday. And our research team (@BTNStatsGuys) is all over them throughout the seasons.
See some of its Week 3 nuggets below:
It?s been 11 gms since @IlliniFootball had a RB with 100+ yds (longest active #B1G streak). J. Ferguson has 100 in the 2nd qtr against UNC.— BTNStatsGuys (@BTNStatsGuys) September 19, 2015
Ty Isaac's 76-yard TD was the longest by a @umichfootball back since Carlos Brown's 90-yard TD against Eastern Michigan in 2009 #Wolverines— BTNStatsGuys (@BTNStatsGuys) September 19, 2015
Aaron Burbridge 2nd #MSU player with 150+ rec yds, 3+ rec TD in last 20 seasons (Plaxico Burress twice). #Spartans— BTNStatsGuys (@BTNStatsGuys) September 19, 2015
Mitch Leidner?s streak of 157 pass attempts without an interception ends, his first pick thrown since Nov. 11, 2014 at Ohio State. #Gophers— BTNStatsGuys (@BTNStatsGuys) September 19, 2015
Solomon Vault 98-yd KR TD, longest kick return by #Northwestern player since Stephen Simmons 99 yarder in 2007. #Wildcats— BTNStatsGuys (@BTNStatsGuys) September 19, 2015
#PennState Barkley/Lynch first Lions to go for 100+ yards rushing in same Big Ten game since 11/06/2010 (Royster & Redd Jr.) #NittanyLions— BTNStatsGuys (@BTNStatsGuys) September 20, 2015
Danny Ezechukwu 90-yd fumble return for a TD; tied for 2nd-longest fumble return in school history (longest since 1946). @BoilerFootball— BTNStatsGuys (@BTNStatsGuys) September 19, 2015