Sean Merriman, BTN.com web editor, October 3, 2015
Iowa edged No. 19 Wisconsin, 10-6, at Camp Randall Stadium and No. 16 Northwestern shut out Minnesota, 27-0, at Ryan Field to highlight early Week 5 Big Ten action. In other early action, No. 2 Michigan State held off Purdue, No. 22 Michigan blanked Maryland and Penn State edged Army.
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MICHIGAN 28, MARYLAND 0: BOX | PBP | RECAP | MICH VIDEO | MAR VIDEO
Desmond Morgan had nine tackles and an interception, part of a dominating defensive performance by No. 22 Michigan in a 28-0 rout of Maryland on Saturday. In winning its first Big Ten opener under Jim Harbaugh, Michigan (4-1, 1-0) picked off three passes and limited Maryland to 105 yards. It was the second straight shutout for the Wolverines, who have allowed a total of 14 points in their last four games.
NORTHWESTERN 27, MINNESOTA 0: BOX | PBP | RECAP | MIN VIDEO | NU VIDEO
Clayton Thorson scored two touchdowns, Justin Jackson ran for 120 yards and the Northwestern defense turned in another dominant performance as the No. 16 Wildcats shut out Minnesota 27-0 on Saturday. Thorson, a freshman quarterback, scored on runs of 5 and 1 yards to spark the offense for Northwestern (5-0, 1-0 Big Ten). The Wildcats defense, which has allowed only three touchdowns in five games, did the rest.
PENN STATE 20, ARMY 14: BOX | PBP | RECAP | VIDEO
Christian Hackenberg passed for 156 yards and a touchdown and Penn State beat Army 20-14 at Beaver Stadium. Nick Scott ran for a touchdown, Mike Gesicki caught one and Joey Julius kicked two field goals for the Nittany Lions (4-1). Army backup quarterback A.J. Schurr ran for 74 yards and two touchdowns for the Black Knights (1-4), but three fumbles kept Army's triple-option offense grounded.
MICHIGAN STATE 24, PURDUE 21: BOX | PBP | RECAP | PUR VIDEO | MSU VIDEO
LJ Scott ran for 146 yards and two touchdowns, and No. 2 Michigan State held on through a lackluster second half to beat Purdue 24-21 on Saturday. The Spartans (5-0, 1-0 Big Ten) led 21-0 at halftime, but Purdue had the ball near midfield with a chance to tie or take the lead before David Blough threw incomplete on fourth down with about a minute to play in the game.
IOWA 10, WISCONSIN 6: BOX | PBP | RECAP | UW VIDEO | IOWA VIDEO
Jordan Canzeri ran for 125 yards and Iowa took advantage of four turnovers by Wisconsin quarterback Joel Stave to upset the 19th-ranked Badgers 10-6 on Saturday. Tight end George Kittle caught a 1-yard touchdown pass from C.J. Beathard in the second quarter for the only touchdown in the game and Iowa (5-0, 1-0 Big Ten) beat a ranked opponent for the first time in its last 10 attempts.