We recap all the games from across the Big Ten
Week six was the first week of exclusively Big Ten matchups, with 12 teams in action. Here’s a team-by-team breakdown of everything that happened this weekend.
Illinois (3-2, 1-1 Big Ten)/Rutgers (1-5, 0-3 Big Ten):
Powered by a rushing attack that finished with 330 yards, Illinois cruised to a 38-17 victory over Rutgers. Junior running back Reggie Corbin recorded a career-high 137 yards on 11 carries and quarterback A.J. Bush added 116 yards of his own on the ground, accounting for three total touchdowns. Scarlet Knights signal caller Artur Sitkowski threw for 267 yards, a season high.
Indiana (4-2, 1-2 Big Ten)/Ohio State (6-0, 3-0 Big Ten):
The Buckeyes outscored the Hoosiers 21-6 in the second half en route to a 49-26 win. Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins went 33-of-44 for a career-high 455 yards and six touchdowns. Wideouts Nick Westbrook and J-Shun Harris II both had over 100 yards receiving for the Hoosiers. The teams combined for 1,015 yards of offense, 609 of which came from the Buckeyes.
Iowa (4-1, 1-1 Big Ten)/Minnesota (3-2, 0-2 Big Ten):
Hawkeyes quarterback Nathan Stanley threw four touchdown passes while the Iowa defense picked Minnesota off four times in their 48-31 win. Stanley finished the game with 314 yards and completed 59 percent of his passes. Gophers receiver Tyler Johnson caught six passes for 107 yards and a touchdown. Iowa was 10-for-19 on third down and two-for-two on fourth down while Minnesota was a combined three-for-13.
Michigan State (3-2, 1-1 Big Ten)/Northwestern (2-3, 2-1 Big Ten):
Northwestern’s 29-19 win was its third straight over the Spartans. Wildcats quarterback Clayton Thorson went 31-of-47 for 373 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. His counterpart, Brian Lewerke, threw for 329 yards and completed 31 of his 51 attempts. Despite only rushing for eight yards and being outgained 425-381 overall, the Wildcats scored the game’s final two touchdowns to leave East Lansing victorious.
Nebraska (0-5, 0-3 Big Ten)/Wisconsin (4-1, 2-0 Big Ten):
Wisconsin extended Nebraska’s program-record losing streak to nine, beating the Cornhuskers 41-24. Running back Jonathan Taylor rushed for 221 yards, including an 88-yard touchdown. Cornhuskers quarterback Adrian Martinez threw for over 300 yards for a second straight game, finishing with 384, two touchdowns and no interceptions. The Badgers only outgained Nebraska by 15 yards, 533 to 518.