CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The following are our Big Ten college football scores, scoreboards and selected recaps from the games that took place in Week 11, Saturday, Nov. 14.
No. 3 Ohio State kept their undefeated winning streak operating with a 28-3 cruising victory over Illinois to improve to 10-0 on the term.
J.T. Barrett returned to the starting lineup to help the Buckeyes (10-0, 6-0 Big Ten, No. 3 CFP) improved to 6-0 in Big Ten action.
Barrett passed for 150 yards and a touchdown and ran for another 74 yards and a score on 16 carries in the win.
He went 15-for-23 on passes.
Ezekiel Elliott, who is being highlighted as one of the Heisman Trophy candidates, didn’t hurt his chances after running for 181 yards and two touchdowns for Ohio State, while moving into third place on the Buckeyes’ career rushing list with 3,565 yards behind Archie Griffin (5,589) and Eddie George (3,678).
Michael Thomas took six catches for 76 yards and touchdown in the win for the defending champions, who held the Fighting Illini to 20 yards rushing.
Also easing to a comfortable victory was No. 14 Michigan State which held Maryland below double digits in points with a 24-7 result on Saturday.
Gerald Holmes rushed 18 times for 83 yards and a score and Macgarrett Kings Jr. caught a pass for a touchdown to help the Spartans (9-1, 5-1 Big Ten) overcome losing quarterback Connor Cook, who left the game at halftime with a possible shoulder injury.
Cook’s replacement Tyler O’Connor was 6 of 11 in passing for 44 yards and a touchdown.
Michigan State will be hoping their starting quarterback can recover in time to play in next weekend’s showdown at the third-ranked Ohio State.
Perry Hills threw for 140 yards and ran for another 39 for the Terrapins (2-8, 0-6) who have now dropped seven games in a row.
No. 5 Iowa held off Minnesota 40-35 to stay unbeaten this season and stay in college football playoff contention.
LeShun Daniels rushed for a career-high 195 yards and three touchdowns and the Hawkeyes (10-0, 6-0 Big Ten) improved to 10-0 to start a season for the first time in school history.
C.J. Beathard went 18 of 26 on completed passes for 213 yards and ran for two scores in the win for Iowa.
Meanwhile, No. 15 Michigan had to battle hard for their 48-41 double-overtime victory over Indiana.
Jake Rudock went 33 of 46 on passes for 440 yards and six touchdowns, while rushing for another 64 yards and Jehu Chesson caught 10 passes for 207 yards and four scores for the Wolverines (8-2, 5-1 Big Ten).
Amara Darboh took eight catches for 109 yards and a touchdown and Jake Butt caught seven passes for 82 yards and a touchdown for Michigan, which tallied 307 yards on the ground.
Jordan Howard carried the ball 35 times for 238 yards and two TDs for the Hoosiers (4-6, 0-6) who have lost six straight.
College Football Big Ten Scores
Week 11, Saturday, November 14
No. 3 Ohio State 28, Illinois 3
No. 5 Iowa 40, Minnesota 35
No. 13 Michigan State 24, Maryland 7
No. 15 Michigan 48, Indiana 41 (2OT)
Nebraska 31, Rutgers 14
Northwestern 21, Purdue 14