Big Ten Teams Post Impressive Weekend Against Non-Conference Foes
Sept. 15, 2007
Penn State 45, Buffalo 24: Rodney Kinlaw has made a career out of standing on the sidelines, waiting for a chance to prove he can produce at Penn State.
Wisconsin 45, Citadel 31: Given the fact that he outweighed all but two of the defensive starters he was facing, it wasn't a surprise to see Wisconsin running back P.J. Hill rumble for a school record-tying five touchdowns.
Illinois 41, Syracuse 20: Rashard Mendenhall rushed for 150 yards and three touchdowns, Juice Williams threw for one touchdown and ran for another, and Illinois beat Syracuse 41-20 on Saturday.
Indiana 41, Akron 24: Indiana sophomore quarterback Kellen Lewis threw three touchdowns and nearly set a new Indiana rushing record for quarterbacks by gaining 199 yards on 18 carries as he led the Hoosiers past Akron 41-24.
Michigan State 17, Pittsburgh 13: Michigan State's offense took full advantage of the opportunities created by its defense, scoring all of its points on three turnovers Saturday in a 17-13 victory over Pittsburgh.
Purdue 45, Central Michigan 22: Curtis Painter passed for 360 yards and three touchdowns, and Purdue beat Central Michigan 45-22 on Saturday.
Florida Atlantic 42, Minnesota 39: Rusty Smith threw for 463 yards and five touchdowns, and Florida Atlantic forced seven turnovers to beat Minnesota 42-39 Saturday.
Iowa State 15, Iowa 13: Bret Culbertson tied a school record with five field goals, the last one a 28-yarder with one second left to give Iowa State a 15-13 upset victory over Iowa Saturday.
Michigan 38, Notre Dame 0: Mike Hart ran for 187 yards on 35 carries and scored two touchdowns, and Ryan Mallett threw for three scores, leading Michigan to a 38-0 win over Notre Dame on Saturday.
Ohio State 33, Washington 14: hris Wells ran for 135 yards and a touchdown and No. 10 Ohio State scored 24 consecutive points in the second half to beat Washington 33-14 on Saturday.
Duke 20, Northwestern 14: Thaddeus Lewis threw for 246 yards and three touchdowns to lead Duke to a 20-14 win at Northwestern on Saturday.