Week Six of Big Ten Football Complete
Oct. 4, 2008
Michigan State 16, Iowa 13: Michigan State's defense made a key fourth down stop in the fourth quarter to lift the Spartans to a 16-13 win over Iowa on Saturday. Shonn Greene gained 157 yards on 30 carries for the Hawkeyes. But with 2:16 remaining in the game, linebacker Adam Decker stopped him on fourth-and-1 from the Spartans 21-yard line to seal the win for Michigan State (5-1, 2-0 Big Ten).
Penn State 20, Purdue 6: Evan Royster ran for 141 yards and a touchdown, and No. 6 Penn State beat Purdue 20-6 on Saturday. Royster also had 53 yards on four catches for the Nittany Lions (6-0, 2-0 Big Ten). Daryll Clark completed 18 of 26 passes for 226 yards and ran for a score for Penn State, which outgained Purdue 422 to 241 in its last test before next Saturday's showdown at Wisconsin.
Minnesota 16, Indiana 7: Eric Decker tied a school record with 13 catches for 190 yards and withstood a vicious blow to the head in the fourth quarter to get coach Tim Brewster his first career Big Ten victory in Minnesota's 16-7 win over Indiana on Saturday. Adam Weber completed his first 12 passes and threw for 274 yards, and the defense shut down the mistake-prone Hoosiers (2-3, 0-2 Big Ten) to snap Minnesota's nine-game conference losing streak.
Illinois 45, Michigan 20: Juice Williams beat Michigan with an accurate arm, quick feet and a cool head. Williams threw for 310 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 121 yards and two scores without making a mistake, leading Illinois to a 45-20 win over the Wolverines on Saturday.
Ohio State 20, Wisconsin 17: Terrelle Pryor ran for an 11-yard touchdown with 1:08 left and Chris "Beanie" Wells had 168 yards rushing and a score as Ohio State's new double-threat backfield led the 14th-ranked Buckeyes to a 20-17 victory over No. 18 Wisconsin on Saturday.