Big-play QBs Highlight First Half of Week 7 Action

Oct. 14, 2006

Wisconsin 48, Minnesota 12: John Stocco threw four touchdown passes and P.J. Hill ran for two scores as No. 25 Wisconsin beat Minnesota 48-12 on Saturday to keep Paul Bunyan's Axe. Wisconsin (6-1, 3-1 Big Ten) wasted little time turning the 242-pound Hill loose, and the redshirt freshman responded with 164 yards on 25 carries to help produce the biggest margin of victory in the last 23 meetings. Full Story

Purdue 31, Northwestern 10: Curtis Painter threw for a career-high 448 yards and two touchdowns, and Purdue beat Northwestern 31-10 on Saturday. The nation's fifth-leading passer, Painter set career-highs with 36 completions and 52 attempts. He was intercepted once. Full Story

Indiana 31, Iowa 28: James Hardy caught three touchdown passes, and quarterback Kellen Lewis produced his second straight fourth-quarter rally as Indiana upset No. 15 Iowa 31-28 on Saturday. It was the highest-ranked opponent the Hoosiers (4-3, 2-1 Big Ten) have beaten in nearly 20 years, dating to a 31-10 victory over No. 9 Ohio State on Oct. 10, 1987. Full Story

Ohio State 38, Michigan State 7: Troy Smith did nothing to hurt his Heisman candidacy and the Ohio State defense was dominant in a 38-7 victory over Michigan State on Saturday. The top-ranked Buckeyes (7-0, 3-0 Big Ten) extended the nation's longest winning streak to 14 games and had little trouble with the fading Spartans (3-4, 0-3). Full Story

Ohio 20, Illinois 17: Matt Lasher kicked a 32-yard field goal with 5 seconds left to give Ohio a 20-17 victory over Illinois on Saturday night. With the game tied at 17, the Illini (2-5) started a drive with a little under 2 minutes remaining, only to have the Bobcats recover a fumble on the Illinois 16 with a minute left to set up the winning field goal. Full Story

Michigan 17, Penn State 10: Michigan's defense ruled in Happy Valley. The fourth-ranked Wolverines smothered Penn State's offense, and Adrian Arrington and Mike Hart each scored touchdowns to provide enough offense for Michigan to stay unbeaten with a 17-10 win on Saturday night. Full Story