Week 10 Football Recaps
Nov. 4, 2017


Michigan 33, Minnesota 10: Karan Higdon ran for 200 yards and two touchdowns and Chris Evans added 191 yards rushing and two more scores, helping Michigan pull away to beat Minnesota 33-10 Saturday night. The Wolverines (7-2, 4-2 Big Ten) have won two straight with a heavy dose of the run. The Golden Gophers (4-5, 1-5) made it 7-7 on Rodney Smith's 10-yard run late in the first quarter, but the game was tied for just 26 seconds. Higdon scored on a 77-yard run on the ensuing drive and his 5-yard TD run padded the lead in the third quarter. Evans had 60- and 67-yard TDs in the second half, giving Michigan a 33-7 lead. FULL RECAP

Iowa 55, Ohio State 24: Nate Stanley threw for 226 yards and five touchdowns, and Iowa throttled Ohio State 55-24 on Saturday. Josh Jackson added three interceptions for the Hawkeyes (6-3, 3-3), who beat their fourth top-5 opponent in their last five tries at home. Iowa raced out to a 31-17 halftime lead on a pair of Stanley TD passes to Noah Fant. Stanley, following a successful and highly unusual fake field goal, later fired a 2-yard TD pass with a defender hanging onto his foot that put the Hawkeyes ahead 38-17 late in the third quarter. J.T. Barrett threw a career-high four interceptions for Ohio State (7-2, 5-1, No. 6 CFP), which allowed its most points in a game under coach Urban Meyer. FULL RECAP

Michigan State 27, Penn State 24: 
Matt Coghlin kicked a 34-yard field goal as time expired to give No. 24 Michigan State a 27-24 victory over No. 7 (CFP) Penn State on Saturday night in a game that was delayed nearly 3 1/2 hours by severe weather in the second quarter. Brian Lewerke threw for 400 yards and two touchdowns for the Spartans (7-2, 5-1 Big Ten, No. 24 CFP), and Michigan State was aided at the end by a roughing the passer call on Penn State's Marcus Allen. Lewerke was hit by Allen on a third-down pass that fell incomplete in the final minute. The penalty moved the ball to the Penn State 22, and the Spartans were able to run the clock down before Coghlin's winning kick. Trace McSorley threw for 381 yards and three touchdowns for Penn State, but Nittany Lions star Saquon Barkley was held in check. He had 0 yards rushing in the first half and finished with only 63. McSorley was intercepted three times. FULL RECAP

Northwestern 31, Nebraska 24 (OT): 
Clayton Thorson sneaked into the end zone on fourth-and-1, and Northwestern's defense came up with a big sack and pass breakup in overtime for a 31-24 win over Nebraska on Saturday. The Wildcats (6-3, 4-2 Big Ten) have had three straight games go to overtime, and they've won each of them. They also clinched bowl eligibility for a third straight year. Northwestern scored the tying touchdown with 5:32 left in the fourth quarter, and after Thorson's pass to the end zone was broken up on the final play of regulation, the Wildcats got the ball first in overtime. The Cornhuskers (4-5, 3-3) kept Thorson out of the end zone on third-and-goal from the 1. Northwestern chose to go for the touchdown rather than kick a field goal, and Thorson got into the end zone on the next play with a push from Trey Pugh. On Nebraska's possession, freshman defensive tackle Samdup Miller sacked Tanner Lee on second down for a 10-yard loss. After Lee hit Tyler Hoppes for 8 yards to set up a fourth-and-12, Kyle Queiro broke up a pass intended for JD Spielman. Justin Jackson ran 31 times for 154 yards and a touchdown, and Thorson threw for 243 yards for the Wildcats, with Macan Wilson catching five balls for 107 yards. Devine Ozigbo had 72 yards on 23 carries for the Huskers. Lee passed for 225 yards and two touchdowns but was intercepted three times. FULL RECAP

Rutgers 31, Maryland 24: 
Gus Edwards ran for 109 yards and caught a go-ahead 23-yard touchdown pass with 7:30 remaining to rally Rutgers to a 31-24 victory over Maryland on Saturday. Robert Martin scored on a 10-yard run on the first play of the fourth quarter as the Scarlet Knights (4-5, 3-3 Big Ten) scored the final 14 points to come back from a seven-point deficit to post their third conference win in four games. This one was not secure until Rutgers cornerback Isaiah Wharton broke up a fourth-down pass by fourth-string quarterback Ryan Brand to DJ Moore in the corner of the end zone. Gio Rescigno scored on a 9-yard run, Kiy Hester had a 52-yard interception return for a touchdown and Andrew Harte kicked a 50-yard field goal for Rutgers, which needs to win its final three games to become bowl eligible for the first time since joining the league in 2014. Trailing 17-14 at the half, Maryland (4-5, 2-4) went ahead on the opening series of the second half on a 4-yard touchdown run by Ty Johnson. Henry Darmstadter added a short field goal to push the lead to 24-17 after a Rutgers' turnover on a punt return. FULL RECAP

Wisconsin 45, Indiana 17:
Jonathan Taylor rushed for 183 yards and one touchdown and Alec Ingold had three scores Saturday to help Wisconsin pull away with a 45-17 victory at Indiana. The Badgers (9-0, 6-0, No. 9 CFP) extended the nation's second-longest winning streak to 10 and their school record for consecutive Big Ten victories to 12. They also remained one of a handful of unbeaten teams in the Football Bowl Subdivision. Wisconsin started the game by giving up the first 10 points, then charged back by scoring 24 straight to take control midway through the third quarter. The Hoosiers got within 24-17 when Richard Lagow threw a 17-yard TD pass to Simmie Cobbs Jr.with 4:12 left in the third. But Joe Ferguson picked off Lagow passes in Indiana territory on each of the Hoosiers' next two drives. Ingold capped both with 1-yard TD plunges to seal the win. FULL RECAP

Purdue 29, Illinois 10: Purdue's aggressive defense registered nine tackles for loss, including five sacks, and the Boilermakers snapped a three-game losing streak on Saturday with a 29-10 victory against Illinois. The Illini (2-7, 0-6 Big Ten) lost their seventh consecutive game, six in a row in the Big Ten. The victory for Purdue (4-5, 2-3) snapped a streak of five consecutive games in this series in which the visiting team came away with a victory, including the Boilermakers' 34-31 overtime victory last season in Champaign, Illinois. The Boilermakers, who rushed for 209 yards on 44 carries, put this one away with 6:12 to play on Richie Worship's 2-yard run after strong safety Jacob Thieneman's interception of Jeff George at the Purdue 47. FULL RECAP