BIG TEN FOOTBALL ROUND-UP
September 23, 2012INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
Ohio State 29, UAB 15:Braxton Miller ran for two touchdowns and No. 16 Ohio State held off UAB, 29-15, on Saturday in the Buckeyes' final tune-up before Big Ten play.
Wisconsin 37, UTEP 26:James White rushed for a pair of touchdowns Saturday, helping Wisconsin overcome the early loss of Montee Ball in a 37-26 victory over UTEP. Ball suffered a head injury on a 1-yard scoring run at the start of the second quarter, and was on the sidelines in street clothes for the second half.
Central Michigan 32, Iowa 31:Central Michigan's David Harman drilled a 47-yard field goal with three seconds left, and the Chippewas scored nine points in the final 45 seconds and stunned Iowa 32-31 on Saturday.
Nebraska 73, Idaho State 7:Rex Burkhead broke out against Idaho State, piling up 119 rushing yards and scoring two touchdowns to lead No. 22 Nebraska to a 73-7 victory on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
Northwestern 38, South Dakota St. 7:Venric Mark broke out against South Dakota piling up 117 rushing yards and scoring three touchdowns to lead Northwestern to a 38-7 victory on Saturday at Ryan Field.
Michigan State 23, Eastern Michigan 7:Le'Veon Bell broke out against Eastern Michigan, piling up 253 rushing yards and scoring one touchdown to lead No. 20 Michigan State to a 23-7 victory on Saturday at Spartan Stadium. Michigan State had four plays of 20 yards or more on its way to victory
Penn State 24, Temple 13:Matt McGloin threw for 312 yards and one touchdown and rushed for 14 yards and two touchdowns, leading Penn State to a 24-13 victory over Temple on Saturday at Beaver Stadium. McGloin completed 23 of 35 passes for the Nittany Lions.
Notre Dame 13, Michigan 6:After building a 10-point lead, No. 15 Notre Dame withstood a comeback by No. 17 Michigan and managed to pull out a 13-6 victory on Saturday at Notre Dame Stadium. The offenses for both the Fighting Irish and the Wolverines struggled throughout the game. The teams combined for only 537 total yards.
Minnesota 14, Syracuse 3:Syracuse tried valiantly, but couldn't climb out of a 14-point hole against Minnesota, and ended up on the losing end of a 17-10 final on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium. The Golden Gophers' defense was porous throughout the game, allowing 352 yards to the Orange. In the end though, Minnesota forced Syracuse into four turnovers to clinch the win.
Louisiana Tech 52, Illinois 17:Quinton Patton caught six passes for 164 yards and two touchdowns, helping Louisiana Tech to a 52-24 victory over Illinois on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. The Bulldogs' offense dominated, ripping off huge chunks of yardage.