Brian Lewerke threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Felton Davis with 19 seconds left Saturday to lift Michigan State past No. 8 Penn State in State College, Pennsylvania, making it two consecutive seasons that the Spartans used a late score to hand the Nittany Lions a second straight loss.
Lewerke completed 25 of 52 passes for 259 yards with an interception and two touchdowns for the Spartans (4-2, 2-1 Big Ten). They were coming off a loss at Northwestern.
Davis, who came back from an injury he sustained on the previous drive, finished with eight catches for 100 yards. Miles Sanders ran for 162 yards and a touchdown for the Nittany Lions (4-2, 1-2). Trace McSorley completed 19 of 32 passes for 192 yards with a touchdown to become the program's career passing yardage leader.
No. 3 Ohio State 30, Minnesota 14: Dwayne Haskins threw for 412 yards and three touchdowns and Ohio State held off persistent Minnesota in Columbus, Ohio.
The Buckeyes (7-0, 4-0) needed Blake Haubiel's two second-half field goals and Haskins' late touchdown pass from K.J. Hill to put away the Gophers (3-3, 0-3).
Hill made the play of the game with a turn-around, one-hand grab that he turned into a touchdown in the second quarter. He had a career-high nine catches for 187 yards.
For the second straight week, a heavy underdog came into Ohio Stadium and shut down the Buckeyes' running game. The Gophers held tailbacks J.K. Dobbins and Mike Weber to a total of 86 yards, without a single carry longer than 11. Minnesota's Mohamed Ibrahim ran 23 times for 157 yards and two scores.
Maryland 34, Rutgers 7: Kasim Hill threw three touchdown passes, Ty Johnson ran for 132 yards and Maryland had five interceptions against woeful Rutgers in College Park, Maryland
The Terrapins (4-2, 2-1) led 24-0 at halftime and cruised to the finish. A Rutgers touchdown with 43 seconds remaining ended Maryland's bid for its first shutout since a 37-0 win over West Virginia on Sept. 21, 2013. Rutgers (1-6, 0-4) lost its sixth straight.
Iowa 42, Indiana 16: Nate Stanley threw for 320 yards and a season-high six touchdowns for the Hawkeyes (5-1, 2-1) in Bloomington, Indiana. Stanley connected with nine different wide receivers, completing 21 of 33 throws in a game where he was only sacked once by the Hoosiers (4-3, 1-3).
Stanley relied on his tight ends heavily, connecting with Omaha South graduate Noah Fant and Hockenson for eight of his 21 completions. The two tight ends accounted for 208 of Stanley's 320 passing yards, with Fant finishing the game with 101 yards and Hockenson totaling 107 yards.
Purdue 46, Illinois 7: Purdue rolled over the Illini in Champaign, Illinois, dampening the homecoming festivities and dimming their postseason hopes. Illinois (3-3, 1-2 Big Ten) arguably played its worst game of the year. Purdue (3-3, 2-1) scored 46 straight points after the first series. Purdue racked up 611 yards in total offense compared to Illinois' 250.