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2014 Big Ten Roundup - Week 13

CollegeFootballNews.com
Posted Nov 23, 2014


CFN 2014 Big Ten Fearless Predictions, Game Stories, Players of the Week, and More.

East Indiana | Maryland | Michigan | Michigan St | Ohio St | Penn St | Rutgers
West Illinois | Iowa | Minnesota | Nebraska | Northwestern | Purdue | Wisconsin

GAMES IN ORDER FROM BEST TO WORST

EAST Conf Overall
  W L W L
Ohio State 7 0 10 1
Michigan St 6 1 9 2
Maryland 4 3 7 4
Michigan 2 5 5 6
Penn State 3 5 6 5
Rutgers 2 5 6 5
Indiana 0 7 3 8
WEST Conf Overall
  W L W L
Wisconsin 6 1 9 2
Nebraska 4 3 8 3
Minnesota 5 2 8 3
Iowa 4 3 7 4
Nwestern 3 4 5 6
Illinois 2 5 5 6
Purdue 1 6 3 8
Nov. 22 Wisconsin 26, at Iowa 24
And You Care Because … Melvin Gordon passed the 2,000-yard mark on an 88-yard dash, and Wisconsin set up a showdown with Minnesota for the Big Ten West title, but it was a fight. The Badgers had a 19-3 lead late in the third quarter helped by a 45-yard Tanner McEvoy run and a six-yard Gordon score, but Iowa got hot and rallied back with Jake Rudock finding Kevonte Martin-Manley for a 20-yard score and running for a three-yard touchdown to pull within two. A 23-yard Gordon run helped but Wisconsin back up by nine, but Rudock rallied the Hawkeyes back with a nine-yard touchdown pass to Jake Duzey with just over five minutes to play. The Badgers, up two, were able to run out the clock.
What Else? Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon ran 31 times for 200 yards and two scores, and caught four passes for 64 yards
- Iowa QB Jake Rudock completed 20-of-30 passes for 311 yards and two scores, and ran seven times for 25 yards and a score
- Wisconsin QB Joel Stave completed 11-of-24 passes for 139 yards
- Total yards: Iowa 412 – Wisconsin 405
Game Rating: B+

Nov. 22 Minnesota 28, at Nebraska 24
And You Care Because … Minnesota set itself up for a showdown vs. Wisconsin for a chance at the Big Ten West title with a tough win over the Huskers. Mitch Leidner ran for two short scores, with his second touchdown from three yards out giving the Gophers the lead with 3:25 to play, but it was the defense that came through late. Briean Boddy-Calhoun stripped Nebraska WR De’Mornay Pierson-El before he was able to get into the end zone, and Minnesota ran out the clock. The Gophers lost RB David Cobb in the second half, but Donnell Kirkwood and Leidner handled the ground game, overcoming a 21-7 halftime lead to control the second half. Nebraska got up on an 18-yard score from Pierson-El and a blocked field goa for a touchdown, but Minnesota outscored the Huskers 21-3 after halftime.
What Else? Time of possession: Minnesota 35:03 – Nebraska 24:57
- Minnesota QB Mitch Leidner completed 8-of-17 passes for 135 yards, and ran 22 times for 110 yards and two scores
- Nebraska RB Ameer Abdullar ran 20 times for 98 yards and a score
- Minnesota RB David Cobb ran 15 times for 80 yards and a score
Game Rating: B+

Nov. 22 at Ohio State 42, Indiana 27
And You Care Because … Ohio State pulled away late, but it was a fight late into the third quarter. Indiana got up 20-14 on a 90-yard touchdown run from Tevin Coleman – to go along with a two-yard score and two Griffin Oakes field goals – and then with 2:20 left in the third, it was the Jalin Marshall show, returning a punt 54 yards for a score and dominating the fourth with three touchdown catches from six, 15 and 54 yards out. Coleman added a 54-yard touchdown run in the final moments, but OSU’s explosion was complete.
What Else? Ohio State WR Jalin Marshall caught five passes for 95 yards and three scores, and returned two punts for 56 yards and a touchdown
- Indiana RB Tevin Coleman ran 27 times for 228 yards and three scores
- Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett completed 25-of-35 passes for 302 yards and four touchdowns with two interceptions, and ran 20 times for 78 yards
- Time of possession: Ohio State 33:42 – Indiana 26:18
Game Rating: B

Nov. 22 at Illinois 16, Penn State 14
And You Care Because … David Reisner hit a 36-yard field goal with eight seconds to play – a few minutes after missing a 50-yarder – to go along with field goals from 25 and 28 yards away. Penn State scored first on an 18-yard Chris Godwin touchdown catch, and Akeel Lynch came up with a 47-yard scoring run in the fourth for the lead, but Illinois stayed in the game with defense and QB Reilly O’Toole, who steppe din for an ineffective Wes Lunt.
What Else? Total yards: Illinois 283 – Penn State 265
- Illinois QB Reilly O’Toole completed 18-of-25 passes for 157 yards and a score
- Penn State QB Christian Hackenberg completed 8-of-16 passes for 93 yards and a score
- Penn State RB Akeel Lynch ran 28 times for 137 yards and a score
Game Rating: B-

Nov. 22 Maryland 23, at Michigan 16
And You Care Because … The two teams traded field goals in the first half, with Maryland’s Brad Craddock hitting from 38, 41 and 21 yards out, and Michigan’s Matt Wile scoring from 22, 33 and 26 yards away for a 9-9 tie in the locker room. Devin Gardner ran for a 15-yard score to give the Wolverine the lead in the third quarter, but it was all Terps in the fourth as a roughing the punter penalty kept a scoring drive alive finishing with an eight-yard C.J. Brown run, and Wes Brown gave them the lead for good on a one-yard run with just under six minutes to play.
What Else? Maryland QB C.J. Brown completed 13-of-24 passes for 165 yards, and ran 18 times for a team-leading 87 yards and a touchdown
- Michigan QB Devin Gardner completed 13-of-24 passes for 106 yards and a pick, and ran 14 times for 82 yards and a touchdown
- Total yards: Michigan 398 – Maryland 312
- Michigan RB Drake Johnson ran 14 times for 94 yards
Game Rating: B-

Nov. 22 at Northwestern 38, Purdue 14
And You Care Because … Northwestern shocked Purdue right away with a fast scoring drive finishing with a 25-yard Dan Vitale touchdown catch, and a nine-yard Justin Jackson run and a 64-yard Tony Jones punt return for a score on the way to a 24-0 lead. The Boilermakers scored late in the first half on a 19-yard Akeem Hunt touchdown, but it was all Northwestern in the second half highlighted with a 68-yard Jackson dash in the fourth.
What Else? Turnovers: Purdue 5 – Northwestern 2
- Northwestern RB Justin Jackson ran 23 times for 147 yards and two scores
- Purdue QB Austin Appleby completed 26-of-48 passes for 251 yards and two scores and two touchdowns
- Northwestern QB Trevor Siemian completed 7-of-12 passes for 93 yards and a score with a pick before suffering a leg injury.
Game Rating: D

Nov. 22 at Michigan State 45, Rutgers 3
And You Care Because … Michigan State dominated from the start, getting up 35-0 at halftime on two touchdown runs from Jeremy Langford from 18 and 38 yards out, a one-yard Nick Hill run, and two Connor Cook scoring passes. Rutgers finally got on the board late in the third on a 44-yard Kyle Federico field goal, but Michigan State scored ten unanswered points in the fourth on a 23-yard Michael Geiger field goal and a 16-yard Hill run.
What Else? Total yards: Michigan State 520 – Rutgers 234
- Michigan State RB Jeremy Langford ran 16 times for 126 yards and two scores
- Rutgers QB Gary Nova completed 11-of-26 passes for 108 yards and two scores
- Michigan State QB Connor Cook completed 16-of-24 passes for 254 yards and two touchdowns
Game Rating: D



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