COLUMBUS, Sporting Alert – Complete Big Ten football scores after the games that were played in the NCAAF in Week 10 on Saturday (5).
No. 3 Michigan, No. 6 Ohio State and No. 12 Penn State all made proper statements in the hunt for College Football Playoff spots.
Michigan Continues To Dominate
The College football third-ranked Wolverines (9-0, 6-0 Big Ten) battered Maryland 59-3 to state undefeated this season.
Quarterback Wilton Speight accounted for a career-high three touchdowns in the first half, while finishing the game with a career-high 362 yards to lead the way for Michigan.
De’Veon Smith also ran for three scores and a season-high 114 yards for the Wolverines.
“That’s the best half of football I’ve ever seen a Michigan quarterback play,” head boss Jim Harbaugh said.
Harbaugh also believes Speight should be mentioned among the nation’s best college football players this term.
“It’s time to throw his hat into the ring,” Harbaugh noted.
The Wolverines tallied 660 total yards on Saturday, while the Terrapins (5-4, 2-4), who only scored a field goal in the fourth quarter, finished with 367 yards as a team, but had just 78 yards on the ground.
Defeated Maryland head coach DJ Durkin was disappointed with his team’s outing.
“It’s disheartening that we didn’t compete,” Durkin said. “It’s hard for me to say that and to even acknowledge that.”
Ohio State Offense Explosive Again
Meanwhile, No. 6 Ohio State used a dominating third quarter to help toppled No. 10 Nebraska, 62-3 in another Big Ten football score on Saturday.
Junior QB J.T. Barrett threw for four touchdowns and Curtis Samuel had 178 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns for the Buckeyes (8-1, 5-1 Big Ten).
The overall team performance brought a rare smile on the face of Ohio State’s coach Urban Meyer this season, as he watched his youngsters clear up some recent doubts about their offense.
Barrett went 26 of 38 on completed passes for 290 yards without an interception and threw two TD passes to Samuel, who finished with 137 yards in the air.
Barrett also found Noah Brown and Terry McLaurin with scoring passes, as the Buckeyes, who put up 24 points in the third quarter, scored quick and frequently throughout the game.
“I didn’t see this one coming,” Meyer confirmed about the free-scoring performance.
“It is a little relief to know that right now I saw some explosiveness that we kind of have been lacking in some positions.”
Samuel also ran five times for 41 yards in the win over Ohio State, which is expected to move to No. 5 when the next college football ranking is released on Tuesday.
“Everything was clicking. The run game. The pass game,” Samuel said. “Everything was going great tonight.”
Nebraska (7-2, 4-2 Big Ten) went into the game as an underdog, but no one expected the Cornhuskers to lose this badly.
“That was real bad, and we’re all responsible for it, and Ohio State played really well,” visiting head coach Mike Riley said.
Penn State Keeps Rolling
In the day’s other standout Big Ten football score, No. 12 Penn State made a real statement after they put away a strong Iowa team 41-14.
“I think as you guys know, we spent a lot of time in the offseason studying different schemes, different offenses,” said Penn State coach James Franklin.
“This is kind of how we envisioned it, and obviously when you’ve got a guy like Saquon Barkley, he changes things for everybody.”
Trace McSorley threw for 240 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another 41 yards and a score, while sophomore running back Saquon Barkley accounted for 211 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns for the Nittany Lions (7-2, 5-1 Big Ten) to win five straight games.
Barkley carried the ball 20 times for 167 yards and took his lone catch for a 44-yard score for Penn State in front of 106,194 fans in Happy Valley.
“If you want to stop the run and you come at me, you give Trace an opportunity to beat you with his feet and if you try to stop us both, you give him a chance to beat you on the outside in the passing game,” Barkley said after the win.
In other Big Ten football scores, Michigan State (2-7, 0-6 Big Ten) slump this season continues after losing 31-27 to Illinois (3-6, 2-4 Big Ten), while No. 8 Wisconsin (7-2, 4-2 Big Ten) beat Northwestern (4-5, 3-3 Big Ten), 21-7.
Latest Big Ten football scores
Saturday, November 5
No. 3 Michigan 59, Maryland 3
No. 6 Ohio State 62, No. 10 Nebraska 3
No. 8 Wisconsin 21, Northwestern 7
No. 12 Penn State 41, Iowa 14
Indiana 33, Rutgers 27
Illinois 31, Michigan State 27
Minnesota 44, Purdue 31