Football Recaps: November 20
Nov. 20, 2010
Wisconsin 48, Michigan 28: Montee Ball and James White combined for 354 yards rushing and six touchdowns, moving No. 6 Wisconsin one step closer to its first Big Ten championship since 1999 with a 48-28 win at Michigan on Saturday.
If the Badgers (10-1, 6-1 Big Ten) beat Northwestern next week at home, they'll will win at least a share of the title and likely earn a trip to a BCS bowl.
Michigan State 35, Purdue 31: Kirk Cousins lunged into the end zone from 3 yards out with 4:32 remaining, and No. 11 Michigan State kept its Rose Bowl hopes alive with a dramatic 35-31 victory over Purdue on Saturday.
The Spartans trailed 28-13 after three quarters and 31-20 midway through the fourth, but Cousins threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Mark Dell with 6:54 remaining, and a 2-point conversion made it 31-28.
Penn State 41, Indiana 24: Matt McGloin threw for 315 yards and two scores, James Van Fleet returned a blocked punt for a touchdown, and Penn State found the nation's capital to be a satisfactory home away from home Saturday as they beat Indiana 41-24.
Van Fleet's 21-yard return broke a 24-24 tie in the third quarter as the Nittany Lions (7-4, 4-3 Big Ten) survived after blowing an early 14-point lead to give coach Joe Paterno his 401st career victory.
Ohio State 20, Iowa 17: Dan Herron rushed for a 1-yard touchdown with 1:47 left and No. 8 Ohio State rallied to beat Iowa 20-17 Saturday to keep its hopes for a Rose Bowl bid alive.
Terrelle Pryor threw for 195 yards and a touchdown for the Buckeyes (10-1, 6-1 Big Ten), including a 14-yard run on fourth down to keep the game-winning drive alive.
Illinois 48, Northwestern 27: Mikel Leshoure ran for a school-record 330 yards and two touchdowns, and Illinois beat Northwestern 48-27 Saturday in a game played at Wrigley Field.
Leshoure was simply spectacular, doing a good impression of Gale Sayers in the Bear's old home. His 330 yards were the most in the nation this season and eclipsed the previous school record of 315 set by Robert Holcombe in 1996. It included 4-yard and 1-yard touchdown runs on the first two possessions plus a 70-yard run in the first quarter.