COLLEGE PARK, Md., Sporting Alert – The latest Big Ten scores and results in Week 11 on the NCAA college football schedule on Saturday, November 12.
Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin were amoung the AP Top 25 ranked teams picking up wins on the day in which No. 3 Michigan suffered its first defeat of the season.
Iowa 14, No. 3 Michigan 13
Freshman Keith Duncan kicked a 33-yard field goal as time expired and Iowa handed the third-ranked Wolverines a 14-13 defeat in the highlighted Big Ten score on Saturday night.
Michigan (9-1, 6-1 Big Ten) which is ranked No. 2 in the AP Top 25 poll, came into the contest with a 91 percent chance of winning the game, according to ESPN’s Football Power Index, but struggled to get going on offense, with the Hawkeyes keeping them scoreless in the third quarter.
Trailing 13-11 going into the final play, Iowa worked its way into field gold range before Duncan made the winning kick of the game to stun the visitors and slightly damaged the Wolverines’ playoff hopes.
Michigan was the third team in the college football playoff rankings to suffer a defeat on Saturday after No. 2 Clemson and No. 4 Washington also lost earlier in the day.
“We didn’t make enough plays to extend drives, first downs. We missed on some deep throws,” Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said.
“Every little thing doesn’t always go your way, and to win, you’ve got to make it that way.”
Akrum Wadley ran 23 times for 115 yards and took five catches for 52 yards and a touchdown to help Iowa (6-4, 4-3 Big Ten) beat a top-five team for the first time since 2010 when they defeated a No. 5 ranked Michigan State team 37-6.
Ohio State offense and defense are clicking at the right time and it was evident in the 62-3 blowout victory over Maryland.
It was the second successive weekend Ohio State was scoring 62 points against conference foes, following the 62-3 victory over then-No. 10 Nebraska last Saturday.
J.T. Barrett completed 18 of 27 passes for 253 yards and two touchdowns and ran for two more scores for the Buckeyes (9-1, 6-1 Big Ten) who scored frequently and freely throughout the entire game.
Curtis Samuel ran for two scores, took a catch for a touchdown and tallied 112 all-purpose yards for Ohio State, which outgained Terrapins (5-5, 2-5) 581-176.
Ohio State led 45-3 at halftime.
No. 10 Penn State 45, Indiana 31 – Box Score
Tenth-ranked Penn State outscored Indiana 24-7 in the fourth quarter on its way to securing a 45-31 win in a Big Ten score on Saturday.
The Nittany Lions (8-2, 6-1 Big Ten) found themselves trailing 24-14 late in the third quarter, but rallied to take a 35-31 lead with 3:58 left in the quarter on a two-yard scoring run by Saquon Barkley.
Barkley finished with 58 yards on 33 carries and two scores and took two catches for 34 yards for Penn State, which won six in a row and improved to 6-1 in conference play.
Trace McSorley completed 16 of 30 passed for 332 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions, while rushing for another score in the win.
Chris Godwin had five catches for 82 yards and two touchdowns with Mike Gesicki also taking five catches for 88 yards and DaeSean Hamilton caught three passes for 85 yards for the Nittany Lions.
Richard Lagow finished 23 of 40 for 292 yards and two TDs without a pick, and Devine Redding ran 23 times for 108 yards and two scores for Indiana (5-5, 3-4) which had its two-game winning streak snapped.
Michigan State 49, Rutgers 0 – Box Score
Tyler O’Connor threw for three touchdowns in the first half, and Michigan State shut out Rutgers 49-0 to snap a seven-game losing streak in another Big Ten score on Saturday.
O’Connor threw two TD passes to Josiah Price and another to Trishton Jackson to help the Spartans (3-7, 1-6 Big Ten) jump out to a 35-0 lead at halftime.
LJ Scott ran for 122 yards, including 103 yards in the first half to go with a score, and Madre London rushed for two TDs for Michigan State.
O’Connor was 10 for 15 on completed passes for 141 yards, while Demetrious Cox returned an interception for a touchdown for the Spartans, who were winning for the first time since Week 2.
The defeat meant Rutgers (2-8, 0-7) remained winless in Big Ten play and stayed at the bottom of the league.
The Scarlet Knights have now dropped seven in a row.
Michigan State, which faces No. 5 Ohio State next week, outgained Rutgers 440-149.
Northwestern 45, Purdue 17 – Box Score
In another Big Ten score in Week 11, Northwestern used a big second half to put away Purdue 45-17.
Clayton Thorson passed for a career-high 352 yards and three touchdowns with two interceptions and ran for another score, and the Wildcats (5-5, 4-3 Big Ten) recovered from an early 10 point deficit to pull away for the victory.
Thorson completed 23 of 36 passes and threw two touchdowns to wide receiver Austin Carr, who finished with 92 yards.
Garrett Dickerson also caught a pass for a score.
Austin Jackson carried the ball 22 times for 127 yards and a touchdown, and John Moten IV rushed 16 times for 119 yards for the Wildcats, who snapped a two-game losing streak.
David Blough threw three interceptions, but also completed 21 for 36 passes for 184 yards and a score for Purdue (3-7, 1-6).
Blough also ran for a score, while Bilal Marshall took seven catches for 102 yards and a touchdown in the defeat.
In another Big Ten score on Saturday, No. 7 Wisconsin eased to a 48-3 win over Illinois.
No. 19 Nebraska topped Minnesota 24-17 in another game.
Conference Scores: Big Ten Score
College Football Week 11
Iowa 14, No. 3 Michigan
No. 5 Ohio State 62, Maryland MD 3
No. 7 Wisconsin 48, Illinois 3
No. 10 Penn State 45, Indiana 31
No. 19 Nebraska 24, Minnesota 17
Michigan State 49, Rutgers 0
Northwestern 45, Purdue 17