Oct. 27, 2012
Northwestern 28, Iowa 17: Kain Colter broke out against Iowa, piling up 166 rushing yards and scoring three touchdowns to lead Northwestern to a 28-17 victory on Saturday at Ryan Field. The Wildcats' explosive offense used big plays to take down the Hawkeyes.
Indiana 31, Illinois 17: Stephen Houston broke out against Illinois, piling up 69 rushing yards and scoring three touchdowns to lead Indiana to a 31-17 victory on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Nathan Scheelhaase kept the Fighting Illini's offense on track, throwing for 175 yards and one touchdown on 17 of 27 passing.
Michigan State 16, Wisconsin 13 (OT): Michigan State needed overtime to knock off Wisconsin, outlasting the Badgers 16-13 on Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium. After Wisconsin kicked a field goal on its drive to start the first overtime, the Spartans scored on Andrew Maxwell's 12-yard touchdown pass to Bennie Fowler to capture the victory.
Minnesota 44, Purdue 28: Freshman Philip Nelson threw three touchdown passes in the first half of his second college start for Minnesota, and the Gophers breezed to their first Big Ten victory of the season by beating Purdue 44-28 on Saturday afternoon.
Ohio State 35, Penn State 23: Braxton Miller put the team on his back in No. 9 Ohio State's 35-23 win over Penn State on Saturday at Beaver Stadium, rushing for 134 rushing yards and two touchdowns. The Buckeyes' offense dominated, ripping off huge chunks of yardage.
Nebraska 23, Michigan 9: A stout Nebraska defense held Michigan to 188 yards to earn a hard fought 23-9 victory over the Wolverines on Saturday night. The game could have big implications for the championship of the Legends Division, as the teams lead the division with 3-1 conference records.