Big Ten Recaps & Scores, Week 7

    Quick recaps and takes on all the Big Ten Week 7 games.

    October 18, 2015

    Michigan State at Michigan

    Final Score: Michigan State 27, Michigan 23
    Pick: Michigan State 20, Michigan 17
    Line: Michigan -8.5, o/u: Michigan 40.5

    In one of the most improbable endings in college football history, up two with ten seconds to play, all Michigan P Blake O’Neill had to do was get the punt away. Instead, he dropped the snap, it went into the hands of Jalen Watts-Jackson, and he found his way into the end zone 38 yards later for the amazing Michigan State win. Before the craziness, Michigan managed two tough touchdown runs from Sine Houma and three Kenny Allen field goals, but the offense wasn’t able to put it away on the last two drives. Michigan State got two touchdown runs from LJ Scott and a 30-yard Macgarrett Kings Jr. scoring grab, but the final drive stalled on a fourth down misfire. The D held firm, Michigan had to punt, and the rest will go down as the most amazing moment ever in the great rivalry.

    Player of the Game: Michigan State WR Aaron Burbridge caught nine passes for 132 yards, and Michigan CB Jourdan Lewis made seven tackles with six broken up passes.  

    Rutgers vs. Indiana

    Final Score: Rutgers 55, Indiana 52
    Pick: Rutgers 31, Indiana 27
    Line: Indiana -2, o/u: 55

    On any other day, this would’ve been the Big Ten game everyone would’ve been talking about. Down 52-27 in the third quarter, Rutgers went on a wild rally with three takeaways and 28 unanswered points finished off by a 26-yard Kyle Federico field goal as time expired. Leonte Carroo caught three touchdown passes for the Scarlet Knights, with his 43-yard scoring play starting out the final run and with Kemoko Turray returning a fumble for a touchdown early in the fourth. Indiana was unstoppable for most of the game, with Nate Sudfeld throwing for 464 yards and four scores, but the offense couldn’t stop giving up the ball late. In all, the two teams combined for 1,223 yards with 850 through the air.

    Player of the Game: Rutgers WR Leonte Carroo caught seven passes for 157 yards and three scores.

    Iowa at Northwestern

    Final Score: Iowa 40, Northwestern 10
    Pick: Iowa 20, Northwestern 16
    Line: Iowa -2.5, o/u: 40

    Iowa lost RB Jordan Canzeri to an apparent ankle injury, but Akrum Wadley took over running for four scores including touchdowns from 35 and four yards out in the first half on the way to a 16-0 lead. Northwestern fought back late in the second quarter with a four-yard Christian Jones touchdown catch and a 20-yard Jack Mitchell field goal, but it was all Iowa the rest of the way with 24 unanswered points with two short scoring runs from Wadley and closed out with a 13-yard Derrick Mitchell run. Iowa outgained Northwestern 492 yards to 198.

    Player of the Game: Iowa RB Akrum Wadley ran 26 times for 204 yards and four scores,  

    Penn State at Ohio State

    Final Score: Ohio State 38, Penn State 10
    Pick: Ohio State 30, Penn State 17
    Line: Ohio State -17, o/u: 48.5

    Penn State scored first on a Joey Julius 33-yard field goal, but Ohio State took over from there with J.T. Barrett running for two short scores, and Ezekiel Elliott running for a ten-yard touchdown on the way to a commanding 21-3 lead. Penn State tried to claw back in the game with an eight-yard DawSean Hamilton catch, but the Buckeyes managed 17 unanswered points highlighted by a Barrett five-yard jump pass to Braxton Miller, and a six-yard scoring play to Michael Thomas. Penn State only converted 1-of-11 third down chances. Christian Hackenberg threw for just 120 yards and a score.

    Player of the Game: Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett completed all four of his throws for 30 yards and two scores, and ran 11 times for 102 yards and two touchdowns.  

    Nebraska at Minnesota

    Final Score: Nebraska 48, Minnesota 25
    Pick: Minnesota 24, Nebraska 20
    Line: Minnesota -2, o/u: 46.5

    Tommy Armstrong threw three touchdown passes and Terrell Newby ran for two touchdowns including a 69-yarder as Nebraska’s offense came up with one of its better games of the season. Minnesota took the lead early on a 24-yard Eric Carter catch, and KJ Maye ran for a seven-yard score, but Armstrong was sharp, finding Alonzo Moore for a 32-yard score and making it 38-14 on a 14-yard pass play to De’Mornay Pierson-El. Minnesota fought back in the fourth with Mitch Leidner running for a one-yard score, but he threw a pick six to Joshua Kalu to put it out of reach.

    Player of the Game: Nebraska QB Tommy Armstrong completed 18-of-26 passes for 261 yards and three scores, and ran eight times for 38 yards.

    Purdue at Wisconsin

    Final Score: Wisconsin 24, Purdue 7
    Pick: Wisconsin 38, Purdue 13
    Line: Wisconsin -24, o/u: 48,

    Joel Stave threw for 322 yards with an interception, but it was converted linebacker who stepped up for Wisconsin with two short power touchdown runs from four yards out in the first and one-yard away in the fourth. Purdue tied it at seven in the first half on a two-yard David Blough run, but that was it for the offense that came up with just 191 yards. The Badgers scored 17 unanswered points with Dare Ogunbowale running for a four-yard score in the third to all but put it away.

    Player of the Game: Wisconsin LB T.J. Edwards made 16 tackles with a forced fumble and 1.5 tackles for loss.

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