LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — For all the drama of Illinois' nine-overtime win at Penn State, the game was illustrative of the difficulties many Big Ten teams are encountering when their offenses get near the goal line.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Freshmen Ky Thomas and Mar'Keise Irving became the fourth and fifth different 100-yard rushers for Minnesota this season, as the Gophers gained 326 yards on the ground in a 34-16 trampling of Maryland on Saturday for their third straight victory.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Most of Minnesota's regular offensive linemen might have expected to be done with college by now, with five of them in their fifth year or more.
The guys up front for the Gophers have found a groove at just the right time, as several of them enter the final stretch of their unglamorous, unforgettable experience as blockers in the Big Ten.
Things to watch during Week 8 of play in the Big Ten Conference:
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tanner Morgan threw for 209 yards and two touchdowns and Bryce Williams rushed for 127 yards and another score on Saturday as Minnesota defeated Nebraska 30-23.
The Gophers dominated the first half, taking a 21-9 lead behind near-perfect passing from Morgan.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hints of that long-awaited breakthrough for Nebraska under coach Scott Frost have been apparent lately, as the Huskers more than held their own through a tough stretch on the schedule.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota running back Trey Potts will miss the remainder of the season with an undisclosed injury serious enough to keep him hospitalized for six days after it occurred in the last game.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska offensive lineman Teddy Prochazka will miss the rest of the season because of a knee injury.
The freshman was hurt in the 32-29 loss to Michigan on Saturday, his second start at left tackle.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota running back Trey Potts was discharged Friday from an Indiana hospital where he spent six days after an unspecified medical condition developed during the team's game at Purdue.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota running back Trey Potts remained in a hospital two days after an undisclosed ailment that arose late in the team's game at Purdue.
The university's athletic department said Potts' condition was “improving” and that he was “doing well,” in a statement distributed on Monday.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck challenged his team to respond Saturday.
Did it ever.
Trey Potts scored the go-ahead touchdown 70 seconds into the third quarter and the Golden Gophers defense pitched a second-half shutout to hold on for a 20-13 victory at Purdue.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Chase Brown rushed for 257 yards and two touchdowns and Illinois beat Charlotte 24-14 on Saturday.
It stands as the fourth best single-game rushing performance in Illinois history.
Coach Jeff Brohm came to Purdue with a reputation as a creative genius.
His offenses were fast, fun and fearless. They scored points by the dozens, winning shootouts.
So when the Boilermakers' defensive struggles became the obstacle, Brohm jumped in.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU coach Gary Patterson said assistant Jerry Kill sustained a concussion when he got knocked down during a postgame scuffle after a home loss to SMU over the weekend and accused his opponent of plotting a provacative flag planting at midfield.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — P.J. Mustipher and most of his Penn State teammates have learned the hard way before.
They can’t get comfortable or think too highly of their achievements, even though they’ve played themselves into a comfortable spot early in the season.
Illinois coach Bret Bielema needed one word to answer whether he considered changing quarterbacks last weekend.
The most oft-repeated question in football has made a resounding resurgence around the Big Ten after another weekend filled with less than stellar quarterback play.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Quarterback Matt McDonald ran for a pair of scores, and two late interceptions by the Bowling Green defense sealed the win as the Falcons shocked heavily-favored Minnesota, 14-10, on homecoming Saturday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After a troubling amount of long-gain lapses in the first two games of the season following a rough 2020, Minnesota's defense needed a change in mindset.
The message was simple: “We needed to go out there and have fun,” coach P.J.
Michigan has begun a pivotal season for coach Jim Harbaugh with three decisive wins, fueled by that ground-oriented, weather-proof offense he and most northern teams prefer.
Recruiting and developing the right running backs to carry it out remains a vital part of program-building in the Big Ten and elsewhere, a task that seemingly never stops.
The move to Michigan State has been a career booster for Kenneth Walker III, who leads the nation in rushing through his first three games with the Spartans.
Walker has had his two highest rushing totals as a collegian since transferring from Wake Forest in January.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Thomas Rush's big-play afternoon looked like this: Three tackles, two sacks and assisting fans who fell a short distance near the north end zone after a retaining barrier broke.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The Colorado Buffaloes’ depth chart contains a bunch of characters — from TV shows and Hollywood movies. Even a few singers, too.
Just part of the plan not to reveal anything along the lines of position depth since Minnesota doesn’t either.
—C.J. Verdell, Oregon, ran for 161 yards and had three TDs as the short-handed No. 12 Ducks upset the No. 3 Buckeyes 35-28 for their first regular-season loss in nearly three years.
—Stetson Bennett, Georgia, tied a school record with five TD passes filling in for injured starter JT Daniels, leading the No.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Treyson Potts listened intently to Mo Ibrahim between drives, the injured Minnesota star now serving as an unofficial coach and unwavering supporter of his successor in the backfield.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota has been forced to move forward without star running back Mohamed Ibrahim, trying to fend off those what-could-have-been thoughts that only serve to frustrate and distract.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — New Ohio State starting quarterback C.J. Stroud shook off early wobbles and tossed four second-half touchdown passes to bury Minnesota in the season opener. The sink-or-swim indoctrination for the second-year freshman continues Saturday when he leads the No.
No. 12 Oregon (1-0) at No. 3 Ohio State (1-0), Saturday at noon EDT (FOX).
Line: Ohio State by 14 ½, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Things to watch during Week 2 of play in the Big Ten Conference:
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With a senior-laden lineup led by running back Mo Ibrahim, Minnesota entered the season with a prime opportunity to bounce back from a rough year and compete with rivals Wisconsin and Iowa for the West Division title.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — C.J. Stroud's mind was not right as he sparred with first-game jitters, feeling “kind of all over the place" in his debut as Ohio State’s starting quarterback.
Playing for the Buckeyes comes with plenty of pressure.
C.J. Stroud passed for 294 yards and four touchdowns in his debut as the Ohio State starter and the fourth-ranked Buckeyes kept coach Ryan Day unbeaten in Big Ten play with a 45-31 victory over Minnesota on Thursday night.
Things to watch during Week 1 of play in the Big Ten Conference:
No. 4 Ohio State (0-0, 0-0 Big Ten) at Minnesota (0-0, 0-0 Big Ten), 8 p.m. EDT (Fox).
Line: Ohio State by 13 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ohio State has a new quarterback this fall, just like several other national title contenders.
For the fourth-ranked Buckeyes, this turnover — from NFL first-round draft pick Justin Fields to C.J.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Last month, Tanner Morgan lost his closest confidant and biggest fan.
Minnesota's fourth-year quarterback has found plenty of both among his coaches and teammates, as if he had any doubt about the depth of their connection.
Tom Allen strung together four words not usually associated with his Indiana football program.
“A lot of expectations,” he said.
Hoosier hype is well-founded this year, though it's hard to imagine anyone dethroning preseason No.
Freshman C.J. Stroud will start at quarterback for No. 4 Ohio State in the season opener against Minnesota, coach Ryan Day said Saturday.
Stroud, who had been the apparent leader in the quarterback derby since spring practice, was chosen over fellow second-year player Jack Miller and true freshmen Kyle McCord and Quinn Ewers.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — P.J. Fleck turned 40 last year, still one of the youngest major college football coaches in the country entering his fifth season at Minnesota.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota Board of Regents on Tuesday voted in favor of renaming the Gopher's football stadium to Huntington Bank Stadium. The change is effective immediately.
The stadium had been known as TCF Bank Stadium since it opened in 2009, but Huntington completed its merger with TCF earlier this month.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The home for Minnesota's football games has a new name: Huntington Bank Stadium.
The university's board of regents approved the change at a meeting on Tuesday by a 9-2 vote.
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