Football Recaps: November 27
Nov. 27, 2010
Michigan State 28, Penn State 22: No. 11 Michigan State has claimed a share of its first Big Ten title since 1990 after beating Penn State 28-22 at blustery Beaver Stadium.
Edwin Baker ran for 118 yards and a touchdown Saturday and Keshawn Martin's 35-yard reverse deep into Penn State territory set up another early score for the Spartans (11-1, 7-1 Big Ten).
Ohio State 37, Michigan 7: Jordan Hall broke the game open with an 85-yard kickoff return and No. 8 Ohio State's defense stymied high-powered Michigan 37-7 on Saturday, stretching the Buckeyes' mastery in "The Game" to seven straight wins.
The Buckeyes (11-1, 7-1) picked up two celebration penalties after touchdowns but had a lot to celebrate: A share of a record-tying sixth Big Ten title and, most likely, a Bowl Championship Series bowl berth.
Indiana 34, Purdue 31 (OT): Indiana's Mitch Ewald booted a 26-yard field goal with 9 seconds left to force overtime Saturday, then won it with a 31-yarder to give Indiana a 34-31 victory over Purdue to win the Old Oaken Bucket.
Indiana (5-7, 1-7 Big Ten) ended a 12-game losing streak in conference play and avoided the school's first winless conference season since 1995.
Wisconsin 70, Northwestern 23: Another week, another jaw-dropping blowout for No. 5 Wisconsin. This one earned the Badgers a share of the Big Ten title.
And with the Big Ten's Rose Bowl representative still to be determined, it remains to be seen if their recent run of scoreboard-scorching victories will be sufficient.
Minnesota 27, Iowa 24: Duane Bennett's touchdown run with 4:31 left lifted Minnesota to 27-24 victory Saturday over 24th-ranked Iowa, as the Hawkeyes lost another fourth-quarter lead while falling to the rival Gophers for the first time in four years.
DeLeon Eskridge had 95 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries for Minnesota (3-9, 2-6 Big Ten), which outmuscled Iowa on both sides of the ball.