Football Recaps: November 6

Nov. 6, 2010

Michigan 67, Illinois 65 (3OT): Michael Shaw scored on a 1-yard run, Tate Forcier threw a 2-point conversion to Junior Hemingway and Michigan's defense stopped the potential tying 2-point try to lift the Wolverines to a 67-65 triple-overtime win over Illinois on Saturday.

Mikel Leshoure ran for a touchdown to draw the Illini within two. On the conversion try, Michigan put a heavy rush on Nathan Scheelhaase, who flipped a depression pass incomplete.

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Iowa 18, Indiana 13: Iowa quarterback Ricky Stanzi was frustrated most of the game. One play changed his whole perspective.

The Big Ten's leader in passing efficiency hooked up with a wide-open Marvin McNutt for a 52-yard TD pass with 2:50 left in the game, rallying No. 15 Iowa for an 18-13 victory at Indiana.

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Wisconsin 34, Purdue 13: Montee Ball ran for a career-high 127 yards and two touchdowns, and No. 7 Wisconsin rallied to beat Purdue 34-13 on Saturday.

Ball, who got extra work because No. 2 running back James White was out with a knee injury, had scoring runs of 31 and 15 yards for the Badgers (8-1, 4-1 Big Ten). Leading rusher John Clay was held to 42 yards on 12 carries.

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Michigan State 31, Minnesota 8: Edwin Baker ran for 179 yards and four touchdowns, and No. 16 Michigan State bounced back from its first loss of the season with a 31-8 win over Minnesota on Saturday.

Baker scored twice on fourth down near the goal line to help the Spartans (9-1, 5-1 Big Ten) take a 21-0 halftime lead. Minnesota (1-9, 0-6) never threatened after that en route to its ninth straight loss.



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Penn State 35, Northwestern 21: That's 400 and counting for Joe Paterno. JoePa became the first major college coach with 400 victories as Penn State rallied from a three-touchdown deficit Saturday night to defeat Northwestern 35-21.

Backup quarterback Matt McGloin threw for four touchdowns and the Nittany Lions (6-3, 3-2 Big Ten) shut down Wildcats quarterback Dan Persa in the second half to get the 83-year-old Paterno his latest milestone.

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