Week Five of Football Complete
Sept. 27, 2008
Northwestern 22, Iowa 17: C.J. Bacher threw for 284 yards and three touchdowns and Northwestern (5-0, 1-0 Big Ten) rallied from a 14-point deficit to beat Iowa 22-17 on Saturday, extending their best start since 1962. Rasheed Ward added a career-high 10 receptions and a touchdown for the Wildcats, who kept Iowa (3-2, 0-1) out of the end zone on four chances inside the Northwestern 10-yard line with less than 2 minutes left.
Michigan State 42, Indiana 29: Michigan State can win games with its supporting cast, too. Javon Ringer rushed for 198 yards and scored one touchdown Saturday, while Brian Hoyer ran for one TD and threw for two more to lead the Spartans past Indiana 42-29.
Ohio State 34, Minnesota 21: Woody Hayes would have loved the Beanie and Terrelle Show. Tailback Chris "Beanie" Wells rushed for 106 yards in his first game in a month and quarterback Terrelle Pryor ran for two scores and threw for another as No. 14 Ohio State went old school to beat Minnesota 34-21 on Saturday.
Michigan 27, Wisconsin 25: Michigan celebrated its 500th game at the Big House with the first big win of the Rich Rodriguez-era. The Wolverines rallied from a 19-point halftime deficit, and when Wisconsin's Allan Evridge misfired on a 2-point conversion pass with 13 seconds left, Michigan had sealed a 27-25 victory over the ninth-ranked Badgers on Saturday.
Notre Dame 38, Purdue 21: Jimmy Clausen threw for a career-high 275 yards and three touchdowns, Armando Allen Jr. ran for a career-best 134 yards, and Notre Dame on Saturday matched its win total from a year ago with a 38-21 victory over Purdue.
Penn State 38, Illinois 24: Derrick Williams dazzled in one of the best performances Penn State football has ever produced. The speedy senior caught a touchdown pass, ran for a TD and returned a kick 94 yards for another score as the Nittany Lions stayed unbeaten with a 38-24 win Saturday night over No. 22 Illinois.