Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Week 12 Big Ten Wrap-up


This will be quick as my battle with my laptop and technology in general continues. Illinois couldn't get the job done against Ohio State Saturday, losing 30-20. Chris Wells ran for 143 yards, while Terrelle Pryor added 110 rushing yards of his own. Illinois bested Ohio State in total yards by more than 100, but special teams errors and, you guessed it, turnovers doomed the Illini.

Northwestern held off Michigan with a 21-14 win. It was the first win in Michigan Stadium for the Wildcats since 1995. Northwestern moves to 8-3 and can make a strong argument for a New Year's Day bowl game with a win this week when the Wildcats will host Illinois.

Wisconsin overcame a two touchdown halftime deficit to beat Minnesota 35-32. The Badgers are bowl eligible with the win and should pad on another W this week as they host Cal-Poly.

Penn State rolled over Indiana to set up a showdown with Michigan State with BCS implications and Iowa squeaked by Purdue 22-17

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