Big Ten Conference Football Week 8 Recaps


OHIO STATE 54, IOWA 10: C.J. Stroud overcame a slow start to throw four second-half touchdown passes, Ohio State’s defense took advantage of six Iowa turnovers and the second-ranked Buckeyes pulled away for a 54-10 rout of the Hawkeyes on Saturday. Miyan Williams rushed for a first-half touchdown, and Stroud threw to Marvin Harrison, Emeka Egbuka, Julian Fleming and Mitch Rossi for second-half touchdowns. [FULL RECAP]

RUTGERS 24, INDIANA 17: Samuel Brown V had a career-high 101 yards rushing and a touchdown and Noah Vedral threw for 113 yards and a touchdown as Rutgers rallied past Indiana 24-17 on Saturday. Rutgers snapped a 21-game conference home losing streak, last winning a conference home game in 2017 against Maryland. [FULL RECAP]

MARYLAND 31, NORTHWESTERN 24: Roman Hemby ran for 179 yards and three touchdowns, including a sensational 75-yard sprint with 3:22 remaining that gave Maryland a 31-24 victory over Northwestern on Saturday. The Terrapins overcame the absence of standout quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa, who aggravated a knee sprain last weekend. This is the earliest they’ve become bowl eligible since 2001, when they did it on Oct. 11. [FULL RECAP]

WISCONSIN 35, PURDUE 24: Graham Mertz threw for two touchdowns, Braelon Allen rushed for 113 yards and a score and Wisconsin defeated Purdue 35-24 on Saturday. John Torchio had two interceptions, including a 31-yard return for a touchdown for the Badgers, who rebounded from a 34-28 double overtime loss at Michigan State. [FULL RECAP]

PENN STATE 45, MINNESOTA 17: Sean Clifford threw four touchdown passes, Penn State’s defense forced seven punts and the No. 16 Nittany Lions beat Minnesota 45-17 on Saturday night. Clifford threw darts over the middle to tight ends Tyler Warren and Theo Johnson on back-to-back possessions in the second quarter to put Penn State up for good. The rout was on when he lofted a deep ball to Parker Washington for a 35-yard score on Penn State’s first possession of the second half. [FULL RELEASE]