Football Recaps - October 22
Oct. 22, 2011
Purdue 21, Illinois 14: Caleb TerBush passed for 178 yards and two touchdowns to help Purdue upset No. 23 Illinois 21-14 on Saturday afternoon. Raheem Mostert ran for a touchdown and tackled the punter on a play that led to another score for the Boilermakers (4-3, 2-1 Big Ten). It was Purdue's first victory over a ranked team since beating No. 7 Ohio State in 2009.
Iowa 45, Indiana 24: Marvin McNutt caught three touchdown passes to become Iowa's career leader and Marcus Coker ran for two more scores to lead the Hawkeyes past Indiana 45-24 on Saturday. Iowa (5-2, 2-1 Big Ten) followed up on its 41-31 victory over Northwestern a week ago with another big offensive outing, triggered by McNutt's scoring catches of 80, 24 and 29 yards from James Vandenberg, who had a career-best four TD passes in all.
Nebraska 41, Minnesota 14: Rex Burkhead rushed for 113 yards and one touchdown, and Kenny Bell picked up 82 rushing yards and one touchdown of his own, as the dynamic backfield duo led Nebraska (6-1) to a 41-14 win over Minnesota (1-6).
Penn State 34, Northwestern 24: Silas Redd and Devon Smith teamed up to lead No. 24 Penn State to a 34-24 victory over Northwestern on Saturday at Ryan Field. Redd ran for 164 yards and one touchdown.
Michigan State 37, Wisconsin 31: In a battle of one of the nation's best defenses vs. one of its most prolific offenses, Michigan State prevailed thanks to a hail mary pass with no time remaining in the game.