Big Ten Teams Take 10 of 11 in Week Two
Sept. 8, 2007
Michigan State 28, Bowling Green 17: Brian Hoyer completed 17 of 29 passes for 250 yards and two touchdowns as Michigan State held off Bowling Green, 28-17, in a nonconference game Saturday.
Minnesota 41, Miami (Ohio) 35 (3OT): Amir Pinnix rushed for 126 yards and his 2-yard touchdown in the third overtime lifted Minnesota to a 41-35 victory over Miami of Ohio on Saturday.
Northwestern 36, Nevada 31: C.J. Bacher threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to a diving Ross Lane with 21 seconds left Saturday to cap a frenzied six-play 80-yard drive as Northwestern rallied for a 36-31 victory over Nevada.
Ohio State 20, Akron 2: One, two, three, punt. One, two, three, punt. One, two, three, punt. That was pretty much the Akron offense against No. 12 Ohio State on Saturday. The Buckeyes' defense forced befuddled Akron to punt 14 times, including after 12 consecutive three-and-out series, and beat the Zips 20-2.
Purdue 52, Eastern Illinois 6: Curtis Painter tied a school record with six touchdown passes as Purdue defeated Eastern Illinois 52-6 on Saturday.
Oregon 39, Michigan 7: Dennis Dixon accounted for 368 yards and a career-high four touchdowns, helping the Ducks build a 25-point lead at halftime and cruise to an easy Oregon victory at Michigan on Saturday afternoon.
Penn State 31, Notre Dame 10: All the talk was about Notre Dame freshman quarterback Jimmy Clausen. Penn State's defense and Derrick Williams took the spotlight.
Illinois 21, Western Illinois 0: Rashard Mendenhall rushed for 139 yards and Illinois pulled away in the second half for a 21-0 win over Western Illinois on Saturday.
Iowa 35, Syracuse 0: Tony Moeaki had three TD catches and Kenny Iwebema blocked two field goals for Iowa (2-0), which handed Syracuse (0-2) its worst loss under third-year coach Greg Robinson.
Indiana 37, Western Michigan 27: Freshman Mitchell Evans intercepted the first two passes of his career and led an Indiana defense that forced five turnovers in a 37-27 victory over Western Michigan Saturday night.
Wisconsin 20, UNLV 13: Tyler Donovan scored on a 29-yard boot leg with 1:53 to play and fifth-ranked Wisconsin held on for a 20-13 victory over UNLV Saturday night.