The Stage is Set

Nov. 11, 2006

Purdue 42, Illinois 31-Quarterback Curtis Painter ran for two touchdowns and threw for another as Purdue rallied for a 42-31 victory over mistake-prone Illinois on Saturday. Full story

#16 Wisconsin 24, Iowa 21-Tyler Donovan stepped in for an injured John Stocco and threw for 228 yards and two touchdowns as No. 16 Wisconsin beat Iowa 24-21 on Saturday. Full Story

Minnesota 31, Michigan State 18-Bryan Cupito became Minnesota's all-time leading passer and threw two second-half touchdowns to help the Golden Gophers pull away for a 31-18 victory over Michigan State on Saturday. Full Story

#2 Michigan 34, Indiana 3-Steve Breaston scored on an 83-yard punt return and a 62-yard reception and Mike Hart added a touchdown run to lead the second-ranked Wolverines to a 34-3 rout of Indiana on Saturday. Full Story

Penn State 47, Temple 0-Tony Hunt had a career day with 167 yards rushing and four touchdowns and Derrick Williams scored on a 75-yard punt return as Penn State beat Temple 47-0 on Saturday in its game without Paterno in nearly three decades. Full Story

#1 Ohio State 54, Northwestern 10-James Laurinaitis set the tone when he forced a fumble on the opening possession, Troy Smith threw four touchdown passes and the top-ranked Buckeyes tuned up for their showdown against Michigan with a 54-10 victory over Northwestern on Saturday. Full Story