Football Recaps: October 17
Oct. 17, 2009
Purdue 26, Ohio State 18: Joey Elliott and Purdue shocked mistake-prone Ohio State. Elliott threw for 281 yards and two touchdowns, and the Boilermakers snapped a five-game losing streak by beating No. 7 Ohio State 26-18 Saturday to effectively end what national-title chances remained for the Buckeyes.
Iowa 20, Wisconsin 10: No. 11 Iowa needed a second-half road rally to keep its perfect season alive, coming back to beat Wisconsin 20-10 Saturday. Trailing by a touchdown at halftime, the Hawkeyes (7-0, 3-0 Big Ten) began the third quarter by turning an interception into a tying touchdown pass from quarterback Ricky Stanzi to tight end Tony Moeaki.
Michigan State 24, Northwestern 14: Kirk Cousins threw two touchdown passes to Blair White in the third quarter Saturday to spark Michigan State to a 24-14 victory over Northwestern. The Spartans (4-3, 3-1 Big Ten) trailed 7-0 at halftime but rallied against the Wildcats(4-3, 1-2).
Michigan 63, Delaware State 6: Michigan had a record-breaking day in a 63-6 win over Delaware State on Saturday. The Wolverines (5-2) set team marks with 442 yards in the first half and 727 total. They matched a school record with a 28-point first quarter and led 49-3 with their second-highest score by halftime.
Penn State 20, Minnesota 0: Navorro Bowman and No. 14 Penn State played dominating defense, Evan Royster ran for 137 yards and Derek Moye had a 12-yard TD catch on a play that was overturned after a video review in a 20-0 victory against Minnesota on Saturday.
Indiana 27, Illinois 14: Ben Chappell threw for 333 yards and three touchdowns, both career highs, leading Indiana past Illinois 27-14 Saturday night. The victory ended Indiana's two-game losing streak in the series, a three-game losing streak overall and a five-game skid in Big Ten play. The Hoosiers (4-3, 1-2) need two wins in their final five games to become bowl-eligible.