COLUMBUS, OH, Sporting Alert – The Big Ten college football latest results and scores in Week 9 on Saturday, October 29.
The Big Ten conference game of the week came from Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, where No. 11 Wisconsin played host to No. 7 Nebraska in a key battle.
No. 6 Ohio State bounced back from last week’s shocking defeat to Penn State on the road, while No. 2 Michigan stayed undefeated this season with another win over one of the country’s most underperforming teams this season in Michigan State.
The matchup between the seventh ranked Nebraska and No. 11 Wisconsin ended the way many had predicted, as the Badgers (6-2, 3-2 Big Ten) kept their College Football Playoffs hope alive with a 23-17 victory in overtime against the Cornhuskers.
Nebraska (7-1, 4-1 Big Ten) was suffering its first defeat of the season.
Meanwhile, the Wolverines topped the rivals Spartans 32-23 in their rivalry showdown.
De’Veon Smith ran for two scores and Wilton Speight went 16 of 25 on completed passes for 244 yards in the win for Michigan (8-0, 5-0 Big Ten).
Amara Darboh took eight catches for 165 yards in the win for Michigan.
LJ Scott carried the ball 22 times for 139 yards and a score in the defeat for Michigan State, which was losing for the sixth successive week.
Michigan State, which was a College Football Playoffs semifinalist last year, is 2-6 overall this season and 0-5 in Big Ten league play.
Meanwhile, No. 24 Penn State backed up their win over Ohio State last with a big win this weekend after hammering Purdue 62-24.
Saquon Barkley ran for 207 yards and two scores and Trace McSorley threw three touchdown passes to lead the Nittany Lions to their fourth successive win.
McSorley went 12 of 23 on completed passes for 228 yards and helped Penn State put together a 24-point third quarter.
In other Big Ten scores in Week 9, No. 6 Ohio State held off Northwestern, 24-20, while Indiana beat Maryland 42-36.
Big Ten College Football Scores
Week 9: Box Scores | Standings | Results
No. 2 Michigan 32 beat Michigan State 23
No. 24 Penn State 62 beat Purdue 24
Minnesota 40 beat Illinois 17
No. 6 Ohio State 24, Northwestern 20
No. 11 Wisconsin 23, No. 7 Nebraska 17
Indiana 42, Maryland 36