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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 11/3/2023, Last updated: 3/15/2024
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Week 10 Football Recaps

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INDIANA def. WISCONSIN, 20-14: Indiana quarterback Brendan Sorsby ran for one touchdown and threw for another Saturday to lead the Hoosiers past Wisconsin 20-14 for their first Big Ten victory this season. The Hoosiers snapped a six-game conference losing streak, winning for the first time since Nov. 19. Indiana also ended a five-game losing streak to the Badgers on its home field. [FULL RECAP]

MICHIGAN STATE def. NEBRASKA, 20-17: Katin Houser and Sam Leavitt each threw touchdown passes and Noah Kim kicked two field goals to help Michigan State snap a six-game losing streak with a 20-17 victory over Nebraska on Saturday afternoon. It is the Spartans’ first win under interim coach Harlon Barnett, who took over when Mel Tucker was fired Sept. 27. [FULL RECAP]

OHIO STATE def. RUTGERS, 35-16: Cornerback Jordan Hancock woke up No. 3 Ohio State early in the second half with a 93-yard interception return for a touchdown and the Buckeyes rallied from their first halftime deficit of the season to beat vastly improved Rutgers 35-16 Saturday. Kyle McCord hit Marvin Harrison Jr. on two of his three touchdown passes and TreVeyon Henderson ran for 128 yards and a score as the Buckeyes beat Rutgers for the 10th straight time. [FULL RECAP

PENN STATE def. MARYLAND, 51-15: Drew Allar threw three of his four touchdown passes in the first half, and No. 9 Penn State easily handled Maryland 51-15 on Saturday to set up a showdown with Michigan next week. The Penn State defensive front dominated. The Terrapins finished with minus-49 yards rushing. Six sacks played a role in that, but even running backs Roman Hemby, Antwain Littleton II and Colby McDonald netted minus-6 yards on their seven carries. [FULL RECAP]

ILLINOIS def. MINNESOTA, 27-26: John Paddock relieved the injured Luke Altmyer and went 3 for 3 for 85 yards to lift Illinois from a huge hole and deliver the go-ahead 46-yard touchdown pass to Isaiah Williams with 50 seconds left for a 27-26 victory over stunned Minnesota on Saturday. Altmyer passed for 212 yards and a career-high three touchdowns for the Illini, who had two of their three turnovers in the fourth quarter. They almost committed a fourth when Danny Striggow’s second sack of the game knocked the ball loose and forced Altmyer out of the game. Left tackle Julian Pearl scrambled to recover it. [FULL RECAP]

IOWA def. NORTHWESTERN, 10-7: Drew Stevens nailed a tiebreaking 53-yard field goal in the closing seconds, and Iowa beat Northwestern 10-7 at Wrigley Field on Saturday. Tied for the Big Ten West lead and last in the nation in total offense, Iowa answered after Northwestern drove for a tying touchdown with just under two minutes remaining. [FULL RECAP]

MICHIGAN def. PURDUE, 41-12: Blake Corum matched his season high with three touchdowns and Semaj Morgan ran for a 44-yard score, leading No. 2 Michigan to a 41-13 victory over Purdue on Saturday night. Michigan’s Heisman Trophy-candidate quarterback J.J. McCarthy was 24 of 37 for a season-high 335 yards. Roman Wilson had career highs with nine receptions and 143 yards receiving for the Wolverines, who scored five times on the ground. Corum had 2- and 3-yard touchdown runs on the first two drives and had another 3-yard rushing score in the fourth quarter. [FULL RECAP]