Week 8 Football Recaps – Big Ten Conference

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SATURDAY, OCT. 21
RUTGERS def. INDIANA, 31-14: Gavin Wimsatt ran for three touchdowns and 143 yards as Rutgers became bowl eligible with a 31-14 road victory over Indiana on Saturday. The Scarlet Knights equaled their best start since 2012 and tied a program record for conference wins. Wimsatt scored twice on 1-yard sneaks in the first half, then the junior quarterback broke free on an 80-yard TD run for the game’s final points early in the fourth quarter. Rutgers wore down Indiana’s defense with relentless rushing in amassing 276 yards. [FULL RECAP]
 
OHIO STATE def. PENN STATE, 20-12: All-American Marvin Harrison made all the difference for No. 3 Ohio State in a pivotal Big Ten match-up, making 11 catches for 162 yards and late touchdown as the Buckeyes beat No. 7 Penn State 20-12 on Saturday. The Buckeyes’ defense smothered Drew Allar and the Nittany Lions, extending Ohio State’s winning streak in the series to seven games. Kyle McCord was 22 for 35 for 286 yards and the Buckeyes put up 367 total yards, a season-high against Penn State’s stingy defense. [FULL RECAP]
 
WISCONSIN at ILLINOIS (HC)
3:30 p.m. | FS1
 
MINNESOTA at IOWA
3:30 p.m. | NBC
 
NORTHWESTERN at NEBRASKA
3:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network
 
MICHIGAN at MICHIGAN STATE
7:30 p.m. | NBC
 
BYE: MARYLAND, PURDUE
 
All times Eastern

 

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