COLUMBUS, OH, Sporting Alert – Big Ten college football scores and recaps, as No. 2 Ohio State knock off No. 3 Michigan and No. 7 Penn State wins the Big Ten East Division title on Saturday (26).
At Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Curtis Samuel ran home untouched for a 15-yard touchdown and the Buckeyes beat No. 3 Michigan 30-27 in double overtime.
After J.T. Barrett converted a fourth-and-1, Samuel raced through the middle and into the end zone to win the game for Ohio State, which looks well set to stay No. 2 in the college football rankings on Tuesday night.
Barrett didn’t have a very good day throwing the ball, but finished with 125 rushing yards and a score and passed for 124 yards with one touchdown with an interception.
Michigan (10-2, 7-2 Big Ten) quarterback Wilton Speight completed 23 of 36 passes for 219 yards with two touchdowns but also threw two costly interceptions, which helped the Buckeyes to score 17 straight points in the second half.
Malik Hooker returns one of Speight’s interceptions 16-yards for a touchdown and Mike Weber also ran for a score for Ohio State (11-1, 8-1 Big Ten), which won 11 of the last 12 meetings.
Urban Meyer also improved to 5-0 against Michigan as Ohio State head coach.
Making A College Football Statement?
Meanwhile, Trace McSorley passes for 376 yards and four touchdowns and No. 7 Penn State pounded Michigan State 45-12 in another Big Ten college football outing en route to winning the Big Ten East on Saturday.
“It’s been special,” Penn State coach James Franklin said. “I think this team, the connection and the bond they have for each other, we’ve overachieved and we keep overachieving.”
McSorley, who completed 17 of 23 passed, connected with Chris Godwin twice with scoring tosses, as well as finding Mike Gesicki and Andre Robinson for touchdowns.
Godwin also took five catches for 135 yards in the win for the Nittany Lions (10-2, 8-1 Big Ten).
“It’s almost like pick your poison,” McSorley said afterwards. “We’ve got so many weapons outside, if you want to try to load the box to stop Saquon and our run game, we’ve got enough weapons outside and if you want to try and stop that, we’ve got one of the best running backs in the country.
“He’s going to do what he does.”
Meanwhile, Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio admits: “Disappointing outcome to a disappointing season.
“Thought we played very well in the first half, especially the first quarter, came out and established ourselves early on but drove down the field four straight times and had to settle for field goals.”
With the win, Penn State will now take on No. 6 Wisconsin in the Big Ten Conference championship game after the Badgers scored 24 unanswered in the second half to beat Minnesota 31-17.
In other Big Ten college football scores in Week 13, Indiana topped Purdue 26-24, Northwestern defeated Illinois 42-21, while Maryland beat Rutgers 31-13, while on Friday, No. 16 Nebraska suffered a 40-10 defeat against Iowa.
Big Ten College Football Scores
Friday, November 25
Iowa 40, No. 16 Nebraska 10
Saturday, November 26
No. 2 Ohio State 30, No. 3 Michigan 27
No. 6 Wisconsin 31, Minnesota 17
No. 7 Penn State 45, Michigan State 12
Indiana 26, Purdue 24
Northwestern 42, Illinois 21
Maryland 31, Rutgers 13