Big Ten Recap: Week 10

Gregory Shamus

A look back at what happened throughout the Big Ten while Penn State was busy dismantling Purdue.

Nebraska- 28
Michigan State- 24
Michigan State had Nebraska on the ropes with a 24-14 lead and only 7:02 remaining. However, Taylor Martinez was prepared with more last-second heroics. After Michigan State failed to run out the clock, Nebraska had one last chance with the ball at their own 20 with only 1:20 left in the game. T-magic led a nine-play, 80 yard touchdown drive that ended with the go-ahead touchdown reception by Jamal Turner. The touchdown was set up by a questionable pass interference call on the Spartans, which led to Le'Veon Bell commenting that the Spartans won the game but lost to the refs. Martinez passed Eric Crouch to become Nebraska's all-time leader in all-purpose yardage.

Up Next: Penn State at Nebraska, Northwestern at Michigan State (11/17)

Indiana- 24
Iowa- 21
Indiana took another step to an improbable Rose Bowl win with by winning their second-consecutive Big Ten game for the first time since 2007. Cameron Coffman had a big day by connecting on 21 of 33 passes, good for 315 yards and three touchdowns. The Hoosiers win sets up a huge showdown with Wisconsin on Saturday, with the winner very likely to represent the Leaders Division at the Big Ten Championship Game.

Up next: Wisconsin at Indiana, Purdue at Iowa

Ohio State- 52
Illinois- 22
Everything pretty much went expected as the Big Ten's best met the Big Ten's worst. Illinois did their best to keep things close in the first half, but three quick touchdown heading into halftime sunk any hopes for an improbable upset by the Illini. Braxton Miller had a much bigger day through the air than on the ground, passing for 226 yards and a touchdown on 12 of 20 attempts.

Up Next: Ohio State at Wisconsin (11/17), Minnesota at Illinois

Michigan- 35
Minnesota- 13

Michigan was able to claim the Little Brown Jug even with Denard Robinson watching from the sidelines. Robinson was expected to start, but a last-second decision to have him sit out because of an injured elbow allowed Devin Gardener to shine at quarterback. The converted wide receiver led touchdown drives from 79, 86, 90 and 91 yards and accounted for three touchdowns (2 pass, 1 run) on the day.

Up Next: Northwestern at Michigan, Minnesota at Illinois

Off: Northwestern, Wisconsin

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