Late-game Heroics, Break-out Rushing Performances Highlight Week 3 of Big Ten Football

Redshirt freshman P.J. Hill rushed for 249 yards in the Badgers' victory over Northwestern on Saturday.

Redshirt freshman P.J. Hill rushed for 249 yards in the Badgers' victory over Northwestern on Saturday.

Oct. 7, 2006

#19 Iowa 47, Purdue 17: Drew Tate threw two touchdown passes and Damian Sims ran for two more scores to help No. 19 Iowa beat Purdue 47-17 and rebound from last week's loss to top-ranked Ohio State. Full Story

Wisconsin 41, Northwestern 9: P.J. Hill rushed for 249 yards, including a long touchdown run on the second play of the game, and Wisconsin beat Northwestern 41-9 on Saturday. Full Story

Penn State 28, Minnesota 27: Tony Hunt rushed for 144 yards and two touchdowns, the last in overtime, and Kevin Kelly made the extra point to lift Penn State to a 28-27 victory over Minnesota on Saturday. Full Story

Indiana 34, Illinois 32: Austin Starr kept Illinois from building on a big win. Starr kicked a 33-yard field goal as time expired to lead Indiana to a 34-32 victory over Illinois in a Big Ten Conference matchup. Full Story

#1 Ohio State 35, Bowling Green 7: Troy Smith threw three touchdown passes, Antonio Pittman ran for two scores and Ohio State started its second month as the No. 1 team in the nation with an easy 35-7 victory over Bowling Green on Saturday. Full Story

#6 Michigan 31, Michigan State 13: Chad Henne threw three touchdown passes - two to Mario Manningham - in No. 6 Michigan's 31-13 victory over Michigan State on Saturday, the fifth straight win by the Wolverines in the century-old series. Full Story