COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sporting Alert – Big Ten college football scores from the games that took place on October 10.
No. 1 Ohio State and No. 18 Michigan led the way for the Big Ten teams which secured victories in college football Week 6 fixtures on Saturday.
At Ohio Stadium in Columbus, OH, in front of 107,869 supporters, Cardale Jones threw two touchdown passes, J.T. Barrett and Ezekiel Elliott ran for scores, and the Buckeyes shook off a slow start to pick up a 49-28 win over Maryland.
Jones went 21 of 28 in passes for 291 yards, while Barrett, who was heavily involved in this week’s new and improved offense, finished with 62 yards and three touchdowns for Ohio State, which led 21-14 at halftime.
Ezekiel Elliott rushed 21 times for 106 yard and scored twice for the Buckeyes (6-0), who despite not being too flashy, remained undefeated on the season.
Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer saw his team extending its win streak to 19 straight games.
The defending champions, who tallied 499 total yards and completed 5 of 11 on third downs, are bound the stay No. 1 in the country when the AP Top 25 rankings are released on Sunday.
Quarterback Perry Hills started brightly for Maryland after passing to D.J. Moore for a 52 yard touchdown and then ran in the end zone for another to keep the score tight.
However, in his attempt to help his team back into the contest, the junior threw two quick interceptions and the Terrapins (2-4, 0-2) were punished.
Hill finished with 10 of 27 passes for 133 yards, while running for 170 yards and two scores.
Meanwhile, Michigan shutout No. 13 Northwestern in a 38-0 victory at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor.
The scoring started surprisingly quick as well for the Wolverines.
With only 13 seconds ticked off the clock, Jehu Chesson returned the opening kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown and Michigan (5-1, 2-0) setup its third successive shutout in the dominating victory.
Jake Rudock completed 17 of 23 on passes for 179 yards for the home side, while Jourdan Lewis returned a 37 yard interception for a score and Derrick Green ran into the end zone from four yards to close-out the domination.
In other Big Ten college football scores, No. 22 Iowa held off a strong challenge from Illinois for a 29-20 win.
Jordan Canzeri carried the ball for 256 yards and scored a touchdown for the Hawkeyes (6-0, 2-0), who could be without senior defensive end Drew Ott after he reportedly suffered a torn ACL in his right knee during the game, according to ESPN.
Jerminic Smith had four catches for 118 yards, while George Kittle and Jordan Canzeri also caught touchdown passes for Iowa.
Wes Lunt threw for 317 yards and a touchdown for Illinois.
Geronimo Allison caught eight passes for 148 yards and a touchdown and Ke’Shawn Vaughn ran for 67 yards and a score in the defeat.
No. 4 Michigan State, meanwhile, had to dig deep in the second half to get by Rutgers, 31-24.
The Spartans (6-0) trailed 14-10 at halftime, but rallied to secure, what again was an ugly win for the second successive week.
Connor Cook threw for 357 yards and two touchdowns and LJ Scott ran for two scores in help Michigan State stays undefeated on the season.
Aaron Burbridge took nine catches for 146 yards.
BIG TEN COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCORES
No. 1 Ohio State 49, Maryland 28
No. 4 Michigan State 31, Rutgers 24
No. 18 Michigan 38, No. 13 Northwestern
No. 22 Iowa 29, Illinois 20
Minnesota 41, Purdue 13
Penn State 29, Indiana 7
Wisconsin 23, Nebraska 21