Week 6 Football Recaps

Oct. 7, 2017

Iowa 45, Illinois 16: Nate Stanley threw for 247 yards and three touchdowns and Iowa rolled past Illinois 45-16 on Saturday, snapping a two-game losing streak. Safety Brandon Snyder added an 89-yard interception return for a score in his first game back from a knee injury for the Hawkeyes (4-2, 1-2 Big Ten), who outscored Illinois (2-3, 0-2) 35-3 in the final 30:08. FULL RECAP

Penn State 31, Northwestern 7: Trace McSorley threw for 245 yards and a touchdown, Saquon Barkley ran for two scores in the second half, and Penn State beat Northwestern 31-7 on Saturday. McSorley completed 25 of 34 passes. He threw a 10-yard touchdown to backup quarterback Tommy Stevens in the second quarter and added a 5-yard TD run in the fourth. Barkley scored on a 1-yard leap and 53-yard dash in the third quarter to make it 24-0. FULL RECAP

Indiana 27, Charleston Southern 0: Peyton Ramsey's college starting baptism of fire was too hot for Charleston Southern. The Indiana freshman quarterback, making his first start since replacing senior Richard Lagow, completed 10 of his first 11 passes, including a touchdown pass to Taysir Mack, and finished 32 of 41 for a career-high 321 yards passing as the Hoosiers won 27-0 on Saturday. It was IU's first shutout since beating Michigan State 10-0 in 1993. It held the Bucs to zero yards passing, the seventh time in school history it has done that and the first since 1985. FULL RECAP

Ohio State 62, Maryland 14: J.T. Barrett threw for three touchdowns and ran for another in the first half, and No. 10 Ohio State had its most dominant defensive effort in nearly 60 years, routing Maryland 62-14 on Saturday. The stingy Buckeyes held Maryland (3-2, 1-1 Big Ten) to 66 total yards - their fewest yards allowed since yielding 60 against Indiana in 1960. Barrett, a fifth-year senior and holder of most of the school's passing records, was 20 for 31 for 261 yards before taking a seat near end of the third quarter. Barrett threw scoring passes to Binjimen Victor, Austin Mack and Terry McLaurin. FULL RECAP

Purdue 31, Minnesota 17: Markell Jones scored on a 12-yard run with 1:17 left and Elijah Sindelar rallied Purdue twice - once before a heavy storm delayed Saturday's game and once after - to beat Minnesota 31-17. Sindelar finished 19 of 26 with a career-high 248 yards and one touchdown. And he helped make Jeff Brohm's first Big Ten win with the Boilermakers (3-2, 1-1) a memorable one. The game was delayed for 1 hour, 28 minutes after rain and lightning moved into the area - just moments after Purdue made a 19-yard field goal to take a 16-14 lead with 9:58 left in the fourth quarter. FULL RECAP

Michigan State 14, Michigan 10: Brian Lewerke ran for a touchdown and threw for a score in the first half and Michigan State held on to beat Michigan 14-10 on Saturday night. The Wolverines had the ball with a chance to drive for a go-ahead TD, but a heave from the Spartans 37 as time expired hit the turf near the goal line. The Spartans (4-1, 2-0 Big Ten) have beaten Michigan eight times in a 10-year stretch for the first time in a series that dates to 1898. FULL RECAP

Wisconsin 38, Nebraska 17: Freshman Johnathan Taylor rushed for a season-high 249 yards and two touchdowns to lead a punishing ground game that helped Wisconsin wear down Nebraska in the second half of a 38-17 win Saturday night. The Badgers (5-0, 2-0) beat the Huskers (3-3, 2-1) for the fifth straight time and took sole possession of first place in the Big Ten West. Taylor, who had his second 200-yard performance in five games, carried 25 times while recording the third-most rushing yards ever by a Nebraska opponent. FULL RECAP