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Published: Sun, October 7, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m.

Penn State 39, No. 24 Northwestern 28

STATE COLLEGE, PA.

Quarterback Matt McGloin had the go-ahead score on a 5-yard touchdown run with 2:37 left as the Nittany Lions (4-2, 2-0 Big Ten) scored three times in the final 9:49. After Allen Robinson caught a touchdown pass, Michael Zordich (Cardinal Mooney) had a 2-point conversion run to get Penn State within 28-25. Zordich added a 3-yard touchdown run with 1:30 left to put a punctuation mark on the wild finish. Things looked so good for Northwestern (5-1, 1-1) after Venric Mark’s 75-yard punt return for a touchdown with 50 seconds left in the third quarter demoralized the blue-and-white faithful for a 28-17 lead. Michigan State 31, Indiana 27

BLOOMINGTON, IND.

Andrew Maxwell passed for 290 yards and two touchdowns, and Michigan State rallied from a 17-point deficit. Aaron Burbridge caught eight passes for 134 yards and LeVeon Bell ran for 121 yards and two touchdowns on 37 carries for the Spartans (4-2, 1-1). Cameron Coffman passed for 282 yards and three touchdowns and Shane Wynn had 12 catches for 70 yards for the Hoosiers (2-3, 0-2), who led 27-17 at the end of the third quarter.

Michigan 44, Purdue 13

WEST LAFAYETTE, IND.

Denard Robinson rushed for 235 yards and Fitzgerald Toussaint (Liberty) scored twice to help Michigan. The Wolverines (3-2, 1-0 Big Ten) have won three straight over Purdue. It was a banner day for Robinson in his first game back from a dismal performance at Notre Dame. He had three runs of 35 or more yards, finished 8 of 15 for 105 yards, moved into fifth place on Michigan’s career rushing list, fourth on the school’s career passing list and broke the Big Ten’s career rushing record among quarterbacks. Toussaint opened the game with two short scoring plunges — making it 14-0 before Purdue had a first down.

Wisconsin 31, Illinois 14

MADISON, WIS.

Joel Stave threw two touchdown passes and Wisconsin’s running game showed signs of life. Stave threw for 254 yards for the Badgers (4-2, 1-1), who rushed for 173 yards — 96 in the fourth quarter. The offensive struggles of the Illini (2-4, 0-2) continued, with quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase the only positive. He finished with 178 yards passing and 84 rushing as Illinois gained 287 yards overall. Scheelhaase ran for a 5-yard touchdown in the first quarter and threw for an 8-yard touchdown to Ryan Lankford to make it 24-14 late in the game. But Jared Abbrederis fielded the ensuing onside kick, and Montee Ball scored his second touchdown of the game to snuff any hopes of an Illinois comeback.

Staff report


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