The Big Ten was home to one of the most exciting finishes of the season, as Nebraska beat Northwestern on a last second hail mary. Find out our thoughts on that game, and the rest of the action, in our Big Ten recap!
Saturday, November 2nd
Illinois (away) vs. Penn State (home): Nathan Scheelhaase came out focus to lead his team to victory against Penn State passing for 321 yards and a touchdown (2 Ints), also leading the Illini in rushing yards with a total of 35 yards (4.4 per carry). However, the resilient Nittany Lions again showed they have a lot of heart and desire to win in front of their home crowd in overtime 24-17. Freshman QB Christian Hackenberg played much better than he did against Ohio State passing for 240 yards and a touchdown. Penn State RB Bill Belton had a huge game rushing fo 201 yards and a touchdown. Wide Receiver Allen Robinson must have taken what the media said about his ability to be a consistent playmaker to heart, because he had 11 receptions for 165 yards. Penn State improves to 5-3, 2-2 in Big Ten play. #JYPREDICTION: Penn State
Purdue (home) vs. #4 Ohio State (away): Ohio State dominated this game 56-0. Braxton Miller passed for 233 yards and four touchdowns, Carlos Hyde led the Buckeyes rushing the football with 111 yards. Ohio State looked very impressive in the win and Coach Urban Meyer is pushing his team to get better daily and stay focused on their team goals. #JYPREDICTION: Ohio St.
Indiana (home) vs. Minnesota (away): The question coming into this game was if Minnesota would be able to score with an offense as good as Indiana. Philip Nelson talked about how much preparation and focus had during the week to be ready for the challenge and Nelson delivered. The Gopher QB passed for 298 yards and four touchdown with no interceptions. Minnesoa RB David Cobb played well again rushing for 188 yards and a touchdown. Indiana played hard and exciting to watch as always led by their duel QB system in Nate Sudfeld (189 yards and two touchdowns) and Tre Roberson (80 yards and a touchdown). This game was like an action movie with so much suspense, and kept you on the edge of your seat. Both teams played well and made plays the entire game but Minnesota QB Philip Nelson led his team to victory 42-39. #JYPREDICTION: Indiana
Northwestern (away) vs. Nebraska (home): Northwestern understood the severity of getting a win on the road against Nebraska in keeping their bowl dreams alive and gaining some momentum after losing a tough game in overtime against Iowa week nine. Northwestern didn’t pass the ball much, opting instead to play old school smash mouth football running the ball and playing solid defense. Wildcat RB Treyvon Green rushed for 149 yards and three touchdowns. Northwestern held a three point lead 24-21 with 00:12 left in the fourth quarter. Nebraska QB Ron Kellogg III threw a “hail mary” pass 49 yards in the endzone to WR Jordan Westerkamp with no time remaining stunning the Wildcats 27-24. Ameer Abdullah rushed for 127 yards to lead Nebraska. Corn Huskers QB Tommy Armstrong Jr. passed for 173 yards and a touchdown, also rushing for 69 yards and a touchdown. Armstrong did throw three interceptions against that tough Northwestern defense. However, Kellogg who claims Nebraska hardly works on the “hail mary” play saved the day, and Corn Huskers are now bowl eligible. #JYPREDICTION: Nebraska
#21 Michigan (away) vs. #22 Michigan State (home): With two in-state rivals battling each other, I felt that this would probably be the game of the day in the Big Ten Conference. Michigan State had other ideas and shut the Wolverine offense down keeping Devin Gardner and that talented Michigan offense out of the endzone only allowing two field goals. Michigan State has the number one ranked defense in the country. On national television, the Spartans put on a defensive clinic against the Wolverines in rout to a 29-6 win in East Lansing. Spartans QB Connor Cook passed for 252 yards and a touchdown, while RB Jeremy Langford rushed for 120 yards and a touchdown. #JYPREDICTION: Michigan State
#24 Wisconsin (away) vs. Iowa (home): Iowa looked tired and exhausted against Wisconsin as the Badgers defensively beat up on the Hawkeyes, and stayed with that physical style of play offensively, rushing the football and moving the chains. Badgers QB Joel Stave passed for 144 yards and two touchdowns; Stave did throw an interception. James White led Wisconsin rushing the football with 132 yards and two touchdowns. Wisconsin held the Hawkeyes to three fieldgoals winning the game 28-9. Wisconsin is now 6-2, 4-1 in Big Ten play. #JYPREDICTION: Wisconsin
JYPREDICTION: Week Ten Results 5-1, Overall 58-15. Check out week 11 preview in the Big Ten Conference later this week!