Saturday Spring Game Recaps

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Five Big Ten football teams wrapped up spring practice on Saturday, including spring games or final practices for Indiana, Michigan, Northwestern, Ohio State and Purdue. Recaps for all five schools appear below:

INDIANA
The Cream jumped out to a 14-0 first quarter lead and closed out Indiana's spring with a 21-7 victory in the Cream & Crimson Spring Game on Saturday afternoon. Junior Shane Wynn led the Cream with 22- and 16-yard touchdowns, both from junior Cameron Coffman. Wynn finished the game with six catches for 97 yards. The quarterbacks rotated and played for both teams. Coffman finished the afternoon 17-of-23 for 174 yards, while sophomore Nate Sudfeld went 14-of-16 for 181 yards and a 37-yard score to junior Cody Latimer, which accounted for the Crimson's lone score. RECAP

MICHIGAN
The University of Michigan football team took the field for the annual Mott Spring Game presented by PNC Bank on Saturday in front of nearly 18,000 fans who braved the cold and snow and packed into the Big House to get an early glimpse of Team 134. For the fourth consecutive year, the game raised money for U-M C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. The offense sported the home blue jerseys, and the defense played in Michigan's road white uniforms, while the quarterbacks wore orange non-contact jerseys. The event raised nearly $90,000 for the hospital. RECAP

NORTHWESTERN
The Wildcats officially ended their spring's work Saturday at Lakeside Field, the home of their school's seven-time national championship lacrosse team. They drilled for 47 minutes and then, for the next 35, held a controlled scrimmage that revealed very little. Redshirt freshmen running backs Malin Jones and Stephen Buckley showed some promise, and the junior cornerback C.J. Bryant picked off Trevor Siemian. But both Siemian and Colter played sparingly; running back Venric Mark and any number of starting defenders played not at all; and the personnel on both sides of the ball often changed with each snap. RECAP

OHIO STATE
Braxton Miller threw for two touchdowns and ran for another to lead the Scarlet to a 31-14 victory over the Gray before 37,643 scarlet-clad fans. The junior was the Big Ten's offensive player of the year last season as the Buckeyes surprised many with a 12-0 season in Urban Meyer's first year as head coach. Miller, who was 16 of 25 passing for 217 yards, threw scoring passes of 20 yards to Devin Smith and 3 yards to Corey Brown, and also rushed for a 3-yard score. RECAP

PURDUE
Akeem Hunt scored on a 15-yard rush and Rob Henry connected with Shane Mikesky on a touchdown reception for Team Black in a 14-0 shutout of Team Gold in the spring game at Ross Ade Stadium. Hunt, who finished the game with 134 yards rushing on 19 carries, capped off an eight-play drive to open the scoring as time expired in the first quarter to stake Team Black to a 7-0 lead. Henry then found Mikesky from eight yards out with 7:20 left in the second quarter. RECAP

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