Football Recaps - November 19
Nov. 19, 2011
Wisconsin 28, Illinois 17: Montee Ball rushed for 224 yards and Wisconsin forced four turnovers in a 28-17 comeback win against Illinois on Saturday. The slumping Illini jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the second quarter and carried a 17-7 advantage into halftime.
Michigan State 55, Indiana 3: Kirk Cousins threw for 273 yards and three touchdowns in just over a half as No. 12 Michigan State to earn a berth in the first ever Big Ten championship game with a 55-3 rout of Indiana on Saturday.
Michigan 45, Nebraska 17: Denard Robinson threw two touchdown passes and ran for two scores to help No. 20 Michigan rout No. 17 Nebraska 45-17 Saturday. The Wolverines (9-2, 5-2 Big Ten) moved into second place in the conference's Legends Division and kept its chances of playing in a BCS bowl for the first time since the 2006 season.
Iowa 31, Purdue 21: James Vandenberg threw three touchdown passes, including two to Marvin McNutt, to help Iowa defeat Purdue 31-21 on Saturday for the Hawkeyes' first road win of the season. Vandenberg passed for 273 yards, and McNutt caught nine passes for 151 yards.
Northwestern 28, Minnesota 13: Dan Persa threw for 216 yards and two touchdowns, and Northwestern won its fourth straight, beating Minnesota 28-13 on Saturday. Venric Mark came through with two big kickoff returns as the Wildcats (6-5, 3-4 Big Ten) scored touchdowns on their first three possessions to build a 21-7 lead.
Penn State 20, Michigan 14: Penn State's Stefphon Green rushed for two touchdowns to lead the Nittany Lions to a 20-14 win over Ohio State in Columbus on Saturday.