As always, we start with the non-con opponents:
Missouri State 49, Indiana State 7: Missouri State crushed the Sycamores, riding the power of 3 pick-6s to victory, and missing out on a fourth by 12 yards. Indiana State's lone touchdown also came off a pick 6. The Sycamore falls to 1-8 on the season.
#25 Notre Dame 38, Navy 34: In a back and forth game, the Irish outlasted the Midshipmen, scoring the game winning touchdown with just under 4 minutes left in the fourth quarter. Navy rolled up 331 of their 419 yards with their rushing attack, while Notre Dame's more balanced output totaled 506 yards of total offense. The Middies are now 4-4 for the year.
Bowling Green was off last weekend, but plays 0-8 Miami of Ohio tomorrow at 8pm on ESPNU.
#9 Missouri 31, Tennessee 3: Coming off a difficult loss to South Carolina, the Tigers ran all over the Volunteers, racking up more rushing yards (339) than Tennessee had total yards (334). Mizzou's Maty Mauk threw 3 touchdown passes and ran for 114 yards, while Tennessee freshman quarterback Joshua Dobbs threw for 240 yards and 2 interceptions in a losing effort. Missouri is now 8-1.
And in the B!G:
Penn State 24, Illinois 17: After falling behind early, the Illini came back to lead the Nittany Lions in Beaver Stadium 17-14, but an overtime interception handed the win to the home team. Both teams broke the 400 yards of offense mark, with Penn State approaching 500 yards. Penn State improves to 5-3 (2-2) on the season, while Illinois falls to 3-5 (0-4) ahead of their showdown in Bloomington with the Hoosiers.
#24 Wisconsin 28, Iowa 9: In a game that seems closer than the final score reflects, Wisconsin held off the Hawkeyes in Iowa City. A pair of James White touchdown runs late in the fourth quarter sealed the game for the Badgers. Wisconsin improved to 6-2 (4-1), securing bowl eligibility for the 12th straight season, while Iowa falls to 5-4 (2-3).
#4 Ohio State 56, Purdue 0: 640 yards of total offense. 30 first downs. 6 of 8 total touchdown in the first half alone. The stats pretty much tell the story, as the Buckeyes stomped all over Purdue. The Boilermakers were only able to muster 116 yards of total offense in the blowout. Ohio State remains undefeated at 9-0 (5-0), while Purdue is officially bowl INeligible at 1-7 (0-4).
#22 Michigan State 29, #21 Michigan 6: The Spartan defense held Michigan to a pair of first half field goals, and sacked Devin Gardner 7 times en route to a rout of their in-state rival. The Wolverines had -48 rushing yards, due in large part to the sacks, but would have only rushed for 1 yard if that yardage was taken out of the equation. Michigan State is now 8-1 (5-0), while Michigan is 6-2 (2-2).
Nebraska 27, Northwestern 24: A Hail Mary with no time left on the clock gave the Huskers a throughly unexpected win over the Wildcats. Nebraska had only led one other time during the game, until Ron Kellogg III's pass was tipped into the air and caught by Jordan Westerkamp. Northwestern put up 326 yards of offense in an unfortunate effort. The Cornhuskers are now bowl eligible at 6-2 (3-1), while Northwestern falls to 4-5 (0-5).