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

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