The Weekend Opponent Recap

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Warning: Carnage to follow.

If you were a past opponent of Indiana this week, and your school isn't named Michigan State or Navy, this was not your week. Let's start with the non-con folks first.

North Dakota State 56, Indiana State 10: In a game that featured 2 kickoff returns for touchdowns, 2 punt returns for touchdowns, and an interception return for a touchdown, Indiana State got throttled by the two-time defending champion Bison. The Sycamores were again held under 200 total yards, and failed in the only 4th down conversion attempt of the game. Indiana State falls to 1-7.

Navy 24, Pitt 21: This game came down to a game winning kick off the boot of Navy's Nick Sloan. Last week, he missed an extra point that doomed Navy to an overtime loss, but redeemed himself with the winning field goal this week. Pitt had a chance to drive for the win with 3:53 on the clock, but went 3 and out to set up Navy's winning drive. The Midshipmen improve to 4-3 on the season.

Toledo 28, Bowling Green 25: Toledo gave up a 21-0 lead late in the game, but came back to beat the Falcons on a touchdown with 1:22 left in the game. Bowling Green has lost to Toledo in their last four meetings, and is now 5-3 for the year.

#21 South Carolina 27, #5 Missouri 24: Missouri started off the game at a one score per quarter pace, leading 17-0 heading into the 4th quarter, but allowed South Carolina to come all the way back, tying it up with under a minute left in the 4th quarter, then after South Carolina kicked a field goal in the second overtime, Mizzou's Andrew Baggett put his attempt off the left upright, giving South Carolina the win. The Tigers are now 7-1.

And in the B1G:

Minnesota 34, #24 Nebraska 23: For the first time since 1960, the Golden Gophers beat the Cornhuskers. Nebraska made it close many times during the game, but could not come closer than 23-27 after relinquishing the lead. The Cornhuskers are 5-2 (2-1), while the now-bowl eligible Minnesota Golden Gophers are 6-2 (2-2). Minnesota comes to Bloomington Saturday.

Iowa 17, Northwestern 10: Iowa scored their first 10 points in the first half, while Northwestern answered with 10 second half points. A Jake Rudock touchdown pass in overtime sealed the game for the Hawkeyes, spoiled Kain Colter's return from injury. The Hawkeyes are now 5-3 (2-2), while the Wildcats fall to 4-4 (0-4).

Michigan State 42, Illinois 3: Illinois led early at 3-0, but Michigan State followed with 3 straight 14 point quarters as the Spartans overwhelmed the Illini. The Illini were held to 128 totals yards, 103 of which were through the air. The Spartan offense exploded for almost 500 yards, going 14-16 on 3rd down. Michigan State is now 7-1 (4-0), while Illinois is 3-4 (0-3).

#4 Ohio State 63, Penn State 14: The Buckeyes pounded the Nittany Lions, scoring the first 4 touchdowns of the game, and leading by as much as 63-7. Ohio State rolled up 686 yards of total offense, finishing with more rushing yards (408) than Penn State did total yards (357). The Lions also turned the ball over 3 times, while forcing none. The Buckeyes remain undefeated at 8-0 (4-0), while Penn State falls to 4-3 (1-2).

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