SPORTING ALERT – Big Ten college football scores and results in Week 9 this past weekend, Saturday, Oct. 31, with No. 10 Iowa and No. 15 Michigan both securing victories.
Desmond King returned an interception 88-yard for a touchdown in the fourth quarter and Iowa defeated Maryland 31-15 to stay undefeated this season.
The victory saw the Hawkeyes improved to 8-0 overall and 4-0 in Big Ten battles.
Akrum Wadley, LeShun Daniels Jr. and Derrick Mitchell Jr. all ran for a score and C.J. Beathard threw for 183 yards in the win for Iowa, which faces Indiana on the road in its next outing before playing back-to-back home games.
Perry Hills rushed for 104 yards on 19 carries for Maryland, but threw three interceptions. He went 11 of 22 on passes for 74 yards and a touchdown in the defeat.
Michigan, in the meantime, had to battle hard to squeeze out a 29-26 victory over Minnesota.
Jehu Chesson caught two touchdown passes, including one from Wilton Speight from 12-yard with 4:57 to play to push the Wolverines (6-2) to the win.
Jabrill Peppers and Joe Kerridge each rushed for short scores, while Jake Rudock passed for 140 yards and a touchdown.
Mitch Leidner threw for 317 yards and a touchdown and also ran for another score to lead the way for Minnesota, which dropped its last two games and three of the last four overall.
Brandon Lingen caught the ball five times for 111 yards and Rashad Still had two catches for 69 yards and a touchdown in the defeat.
The Golden Gophers, who are 4-4 on the season and 1-3 in Big Ten play, will have a very difficult two-game road trip, as they take on No. 1 Ohio State and No. 10 Iowa State in the coming weeks.
In other Big Ten college football scores, Christian Hackenberg threw for 266 yards and two touchdowns, while taking a catch for a score, and Penn State defeated Illinois 39-0.
Big Ten College Football Scores
Saturday, October 31
No. 10 Iowa 31, Maryland 15
No. 15 Michigan 29, Minnesota 26
Penn State 39, Illinois 0
Purdue 55, Nebraska 45
Wisconsin 48, Rutgers 10