Football Roundup - September 23/24
Nov. 24, 2012
Friday, November 23
Nebraska 13, Iowa 7: Playing in cold and windy conditions in Iowa City, Nebraska held on to beat Iowa 13-7 to clinch at least a share of the Legends Division and a berth in next Saturday's Big Ten Championship against Wisconsin. Neither team scored in the fourth quarter but a late interception sealed it for the Huskers.
Saturday, November 24
Ohio State 26, Michigan 21: Ohio State and No. 19 Michigan tangled in a back and forth affair that ended with a 26-21 victory for the Buckeyes on Saturday at Ohio Stadium. Denard Robinson did his best to carry the Wolverines' offense, turning 10 carries into 122 rushing yards and one touchdown.
Purdue 56, Indiana 35: Stephen Houston's 157 rushing yards and three touchdowns weren't enough to lead Indiana to victory, as the Hoosiers fell 56-35 to Purdue on Saturday at Ross-Ade Stadium. Akeem Shavers proved to be the Boilermakers' most lethal weapon on offense. He was targeted to the tune of two receptions, 99 yards and two touchdowns.
Northwestern 50, Illinois 14: Kain Colter threw for 102 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 86 yards and one touchdown, leading Northwestern to a 50-14 victory over Illinois on Saturday at Ryan Field. The Fighting Illini were hard pressed to slow the Wildcats' ball carriers. Northwestern ran roughshod over Illinois, racking up 336 yards on the ground.
Penn State 24, Wisconsin 21 (OT): Sam Ficken kicked the game-winning field goal in overtime to lead Penn State to a 24-21 victory over Wisconsin in the Nittany Lions' season finale. Ficken connected on three field goals after halftime to help PSU finish the season with an 8-4 record (6-2 Big Ten), while the Badgers will face Nebraska next Saturday in the Big Ten Championship Game in Indianapolis.
Michigan State 26, Minnesota 10: Le'Veon Bell put the team on his back in Michigan State's 26-10 win over Minnesota on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium, rushing for 265 rushing yards and one touchdown. The Spartans' explosive offense used big plays to take down the Golden Gophers. Michigan State had five plays of 20 yards or more on its way to victory.