We recap all the games from across the Big Ten.
Week five featured a top-10 matchup and a total of three conference games. Here’s a team-by-team breakdown of everything that happened this weekend.
Indiana (4-1, 1-1 Big Ten)/ Rutgers (1-4, 0-2 Big Ten):
Quarterback Peyton Ramsey led the way for the Hoosiers in their 24-17 victory at Rutgers, producing 339 yards of total offense and two touchdowns. The redshirt sophomore completed 27 of 40 passes for 288 yards and ran for another 51. His counterpart, Artur Sitkowski, went 18 for 35, throwing for 154 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Indiana was 11 of 18 on third down while Rutgers was four of 12.
Michigan State (3-1, 1-0 Big Ten):
The Spartans raced out to a 31-3 lead before conceding 17 unanswered points, dispatching Central Michigan 31-20. Michigan State’s defense held the Chippewas to five rushing yards in the first half. Quarterback Brian Lewerke passed for 185 yards and La’Darius Jefferson led the team with 56 yards on the ground. The Spartans have had a different leading rusher in all four of their games.
Nebraska (0-4, 0-2 Big Ten)/Purdue (2-3, 1-1 Big Ten):
With a 42-28 defeat to Purdue, the Cornhuskers suffered a program-record eighth straight loss dating back to last season. Boilermaker signal caller David Blough completed 60 percent of his passes for 328 yards and a touchdown. Senior Devine Ozigbo made his case to be Nebraska’s lead back, rushing for 170 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries. The Cornhuskers outgained Purdue 259-188 on the ground and 582-516 overall but were called for 136 yards of penalties.
Ohio State (5-0, 2-0 Big Ten)/ Penn State (4-1, 1-1 Big Ten):
The game of the week in college football lived up to its billing as Ohio State rallied for a 27-26 win in Happy Valley. Buckeye quarterback Dwayne Haskins threw for 270 yards, his second-lowest total of the season. The 461 total yards, 175 of them rushing, produced by Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley set a school record. Trailing 26-14, the Buckeyes scored the final two touchdowns of the game to secure the victory.