Statements Made in Week Five

Oct. 28, 2006

Iowa 24, Northern Illinois 14-Iowa redshirt freshman Jake Christensen threw for 256 yards and two touchdowns in his first career start, and Iowa survived a fourth-quarter rally by Northern Illinois on Saturday to beat the Huskies 24-14 and end a two-game losing streak. Full Story

#17 Wisconsin 30, Illinois 24-Forced to play much of the way without star running back P.J. Hill, No. 17 Wisconsin rallied from a two-touchdown halftime deficit to beat Illinois 30-24 on Saturday. Full Story

Indiana 46, Michigan State 21-Kellen Lewis threw five touchdown passes, including a school-record four to James Hardy, and ran for another score in leading Indiana past Michigan State 46-21 on Saturday. Full Story

Penn State 12, Purdue 0-Tony Hunt ran for 142 yards and Penn State earned its first shutout in four years with a 12-0 win over Purdue on Saturday. Full Story

#2 Michigan 17, Northwestern 3-Mike Hart ran for 95 yards and a touchdown to help No. 2 Michigan pound out a 17-3 rain-soaked win over Northwestern on Saturday. Full Story

#1 Ohio State 44, Minnesota 0: Ohio State's defense is proving that experience is overrated. While quarterback Troy Smith buffed up his Heisman Trophy numbers by running for one touchdown and throwing for another, top-ranked Ohio State's defense dominated in a 44-0 victory over Minnesota on Saturday. Full Story