Week 12 Football Recaps – Big Ten Conference

SATURDAY 11/19
#3 MICHIGAN 19, ILLINOIS 17: Jake Moody notched a 35-yard field goal with nine seconds remaining to propel the No. 3 Michigan to a 19-17 win over Illinois on Saturday. The Wolverines (11-0, 8-0 Big Ten, No. 3 CFP) played much of the second half without running back star Blake Corum, who held on to his left knee just before halftime after being tackled . [FULL RECAP]

INDIANA 39, MICHIGAN STATE 31 (2OT): Shaun Shivers rushed for 115 yards and two touchdowns, including a 1-yarder in double overtime, to lift Indiana to a 39-31 win over Michigan State on Saturday. Indiana’s James Head Jr. blocked Ben Patton’s 28-yard field goal in overtime and Michigan State’s Michael Fletcher blocked Charles Campbell’s 37-yard kick to send the game into double overtime. [FULL RECAP]



WISCONSIN 15, NEBRASKA 14: Graham Mertz scored on a 2-yard quarterback sneak with 35 seconds remaining to complete Wisconsin’s comeback from an 11-point deficit in the fourth quarter, and the Badgers beat Nebraska 15-14 for their ninth on Saturday Consecutive win in the series. Wisconsin became Bowl-eligible for the 21st consecutive year and retained the Freedom Trophy, which has been awarded to the winner since 2014. [FULL RECAP]



PURDUE 17, NORTHWEST 9: Aidan O’Connell threw two touchdown passes in his last home game and kept the Purdue Boilermakers in contention for the Big Ten West title with a 17-9 win over Northwestern on Saturday. The former walk-on went 16 of 25 for 159 yards and hit six times with childhood friend Charlie Jones for 46 yards and a score. Purdue could reach its conference championship game by winning its third straight game next week, coupled with a loss in Iowa. [FULL RECAP]

#2 OHIO STATE 43, MARYLAND 30: CJ Stroud and Ohio State waited a year for this. Dallan Hayden scored three touchdowns in the second half of No. 2 Ohio State’s 43-30 win over Maryland on Saturday. The Buckeyes and No. 3 Michigan have cleared their final hurdles, and now Ohio State will seek to avenge last season’s loss to the Wolverines — the first in the series in a decade. [FULL RECAP]



#11 PENN STATE 55, RUTGERS 10: Sean Clifford ran for a touchdown and threw for another and No. 11 Penn State notched two hits on fumble returns and once on a kickoff return in Saturday’s 55-10 win over Rutgers. Freshman Nick Singleton hit with a 100-yard kickoff return, Kobe King put Penn State ahead with a 14-yard fumble return, and Ji’Ayir Brown rumbled 70 yards with another fumble as the Nittany Lions took it bloated in the second half. Clifford (17 of 26 for 157 yards) threw a 10-yard TD pass to Tyler Warren and hit on a 14-yard rush as the Nittany Lions put Rutgers (4-7, 1-7) in for a 16th time episode defeated. [FULL RECAP]

IOWA 13, MINNESOTA 10: Drew Stevens hit a 21-yard field goal with 28 seconds left to give Iowa a 13-10 win over Minnesota on Saturday after the Hawkeyes forced two late turnovers to take control of the Big with their eighth straight win Ten West take on Gophers for the Floyd of Rosedale Trophy. Jack Campbell caused a fumble and interrupted a tipped pass to thwart Minnesota drives in the closing minutes for Iowa (7-4, 5-3) who would repeat as division champions and return to the conference title game by beating Nebraska next week. [FULL RECAP]

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