BIG TEN Week 5 Recap
October 5, 2013
OHIO STATE 40, Northwestern 30
The Buckeyes’ remain undefeated (6-0, 2-0) as they knock off the ‘Cats 40-30. Carlos Hyde, who was suspended for the first three games after an alleged conflict with a female in a bar this summer, ran for a career-high 168 yards and three touchdowns, and Ohio State rallied to beat No. 16 Northwestern 40-30 Saturday and extend the nation’s longest win streak to 18 games.
“I go out every game with the mindset that I have to make up for those three games,” Hyde said.
Northwestern was leading 23-20 early in the fourth when Doran Grant stepped in front of Lawrence to pick off a pass by Siemian at the 23. He returned it 7 yards to the Northwestern 16, and on third-and-goal at the 2, Hyde reached across the goal line and was credited with the touchdown after a replay review.
That delighted the Buckeyes fans, but the Northwestern crowd had plenty to cheer moments later.
Siemian connected with Lawrence on a 67-yard slant to the 7. Then, with the ball at the 12, a scrambling Siemian found Dickerson in the end zone on third down. Just like that, the Wildcats were back on top, 30-27, but in the end, it was Ohio State’s night.
Northwestern hasn’t beaten a Top-five team since it opened the 1959 season with wins over No. 2 Oklahoma and No. 5 Iowa.
INDIANA 44, Penn State 24
The Hoosiers’ (3-2, 1-0) are FORREAL as they defeat Nittany Lions (3-2, 0-1) 44-24 in Bloomington. Nate Sudfeld threw two touchdown passes and Tre Roberson ran for two more scores.
NEBRASKA 39, Illinois 19
Cornhuskers proved to have too many weapons for the Fighting Illini Saturday as they dominated in the win 39-19 in Lincoln. Ameer Abdullah ran for a career-high 225 yards and two touchdowns and Nebraska’s maligned defense was much improved in a 39-19 victory over Illinois on Saturday.
Tommy Armstrong, starting his second straight game in place of injured quarterback Taylor Martinez, led the Cornhuskers (4-1, 1-0 Big Ten) to touchdowns on his first three series and was solid throughout. Armstrong was 8 of 13 for 135 yards.
Illinois (3-2, 0-1), which came in averaging 40 points a game, didn’t score its first touchdown until the middle of the third quarter. Twice when the Illini looked as if they would make a game of it, the Huskers made big stops.
Josh Ferguson led the Illini with 114 yards on 19 carries and another 82 yards on eight catches.
MICHIGAN STATE 26, Iowa 14
MICHIGAN 42, Minnesota 13
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