Football Recaps - October 8
Oct. 8, 2011
Purdue 45, Minnesota 17: Akeem Shavers caught a touchdown pass and ran for another score to help Purdue beat Minnesota 45-17 on Saturday. Caleb TerBush completed 14 of 21 passes for 140 yards and a score and O.J. Ross caught five passes for 63 yards and a TD for the Boilermakers (3-2, 1-0 Big Ten).
Illinois 41, Indiana 20: Nathan Scheelhaase threw for 211 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 95 yards and one touchdown, leading No. 16 Illinois to a 41-20 victory over Indiana on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
Penn State 13, Iowa 3: Points were at a premium for both Penn State and Iowa, but in the end it was Penn State (5-1) who came away with a 13-3 victory on Saturday at Beaver Stadium.
Michigan 42, Northwestern 24: Northwestern's had no answer for Denard Robinson, who ran wild to lead No. 11 Michigan to a 42-24 victory on Saturday at Ryan Field. Robinson, who came in ranked No. 1 in the conference in rushing yards at 603 per game, rushed 25 times for 113 yards and two touchdowns.
Nebraska 34, Ohio State 27: Nebraska used a 28-0 second half run against Ohio State to come back and win its first home Big Ten Conference game, 34-27.