2013 Big Ten - Week 14
Week 14 Conference Roundup
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Northwestern 37, at Illinois 34
Basically … Trevor Siemian threw four touchdown passes with Christian Jones catching two of them from 27 and seven yards away, and Rashad Lawrence caught a 23-yarder as the Wildcats scored 14 fourth quarter points on the way to a ten-point lead. Nathan Scheelhaase threw two touchdown passes for the Illini and Josh Ferguson scored from one and 55 yards away in the seesaw battle, but after pulling within three on an 11-yard Miles Osei touchdown catch, the Wildcats closed it out.
- Northwestern QB Trevor Siemian completed 31-of-44 passes for 414 yards and four scores. Christian Jones caught 13 passes for 182 yards and two scores.
- Illinois QB Nathan Scheelhaase completed 31-of-45 passes for 307 yards and two touchdowns and a pick, and he ran 13 times for 55 yards.
- Illinois WR Steve Hull caught 13 passes for 155 yards and a score.
- Northwestern held the ball for 36:23 and amassed 560 total yards
at Indiana 56, Purdue 36
Basically … Indiana got six touchdown passes from Tre Roberson and blew up over the first 40 minutes, getting up 49-9 with Shane Wynn scoring three times and Stephen Houston running for scores from 53 and 14 yards out. Purdue hunt around early on with a one-yard Justin Sinz touchdown catch and a Paul Griggs field goal, but the deficit was way too much to overcome. Purdue got three Danny Etling touchdown passes late.
- Indiana QB Tre Roberson completed 25-of-37 passes for 273 yards and six touchdowns with two picks, and he ran 21 times for 154 yards.
- Purdue QB Danny Etling completed 33-of-49 passes for 485 yards and four scores.
- Purdue WR Danny Anthrop caught five passes for 151 yards and DeAngelo Yancey caught 11 passes for 125 yards and a touchdown.
- Three Hoosiers ran for over 100 yards. The offense converted 16-of-18 third down chances.
Ohio State 42, at Michigan 41
Basically … In a thriller, Michigan pulled within one with 32 seconds to play on a two-yard touchdown catch from Devin Funchess, but Devin Gardner’s throw on the two-point conversion attempt was picked off, Ohio State recovered the onside kick, and the Buckeyes survived. Gardner threw for 451 yards and four touchdowns with three in the fourth quarter, but Ohio State’s running game was unstoppable with Carlos Hyde and Braxton Miller combining for 379 yards with Miller scoring from 53, 21 and three yards away, and Hyde barreling in from one-yard out to take the lead late in the fourth. The two teams traded punches the entire way, with the Buckeyes getting up 14 late in the third on a 22-yard Jeff Heuerman touchdown catch, but Gardner, on an injured ankle, was on fire in the fourth quarter comeback attempt.
- Michigan rolled up 603 yards of total offense, Ohio State 526
- Ohio State QB Braxton Miller completed 6-of-15 passes for 133 yards and two touchdowns with a pick, and he ran 16 times for 153 yards and three scores. Carlos Hyde ran 27 times for 226 yards and a score.
- Michigan QB Devin Gardner completed 32-of-45 passes for 451 yards and four touchdowns and ran nine times for ten yards and a touchdown.
- Michigan WR Jeremy Gallon caught nine passes for 175 yards and a score.
Iowa … Nebraska
Iowa 38, at Nebraska 17
Basically … Iowa got two short touchdown runs from Mark Weisman and two scoring passes from Jake Rudock to come away with the win and to put the heat Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini. The Huskers turned the ball over three times, but they hung around with a five-yard Ameer Abdullah touchdown run and a 15-yard Quincy Enunwa scoring grab, but the Hawkeyes pulled away in the fourth with Weisman’s second run and a four-yard score from C.J. Beathard.
- Nebraska outgained Iowa 288 yards to 282 but was -3 in turnover margin.
- Iowa LB Christian Kirksey made 11 tackles with a sack, a forced fumble and three tackles for loss. James Morris made ten tackles with a pick, a forced fumble, a sack and four tackles for loss.
- Nebraska’s Michael Rose made 16 tackles with a broken up pass and three tackles for loss.
- Iowa QB Jake Rudock completed 9-of-15 passes for 126 yards and two scores.
Michigan State …
at Michigan State 14, Minnesota 3
Basically … Michigan State’s defense controlled the game forcing three Minnesota turnovers and only allowing a 21-yard Chris Hawthorne field goal in the second quarter. The Spartan offense got all the points it would need midway through the first quarter with a 15-yard Jeremy Langford run, and Josiah Price put the game away on a 12-yard touchdown catch in the third.
- Michigan State RB Jeremy Langford ran 21 times for 134 yards and a score.
- Minnesota RB Daniel Cobb ran 27 times for 101 yards
- Minnesota held the ball for 38:41, but turned it over three times and gained just 249 yards of total offense.
- Michigan State was 0-for-8 on third downs and missed on its only fourth down conversion try.
Penn State …
Penn State 31, at Wisconsin 24
Basically … Christian Hackenberg threw four touchdown passes, starting out with a 68-yard scoring play to Adam Breneman and with two to Geno Lewis from three and 59 yards away on the way to a 31-14 lead. Penn State’s D hung on as the Badgers rallied back with ten points and had the ball late, but a last gasp throw into the end zone was picked off. Brian Wozniak caught touchdown passes from four and five yards away for the Badgers, who were held to just 120 yards rushing.
- Penn State QB Christian Hackenberg completed 21-of-30 passes for 339 yards and four scores
- Wisconsin QB Joel Stave completed 29-of-53 passes for 339 yards and three touchdowns with three interceptions.
- Wisconsin WR Jared Abbrederis caught 12 passes for 135 yards. Melvin Gordon and James White combined for 147 yards.
- Penn State RB Zach Zwinak ran 22 times for 115 yards, and Allen Robinson caught eight passes for 122 yards.