Carlos Hyde scored on a 2-yard run in overtime Saturday, giving No. 6 Ohio State a 21-14 victory against Wisconsin and keeping the Buckeyes' hopes of a perfect season alive.
The Buckeyes (11-0, 7-0) clinched the Leaders Division title outright with the win. But they are ineligible for the postseason as part of their punishment for NCAA violations under former coach Jim Tressel, and the best they can hope for is to end the year unbeaten and to maybe capture the AP Top 25 title.
Montee Ball scored his 78th touchdown, tying Travis Prentice's major-college record for career scores. But he fumbled on what would have been the record-breaker with 2:46 left in regulation.
NO. 16 NEBRASKA 38,
Taylor Martinez threw for 308 yards and two touchdowns to Kenny Bell while becoming Nebraska's all-time passing leader in a win against Minnesota.
The Cornhuskers (9-2, 6-1), who had to come from behind in the second half in four of its first five Big Ten wins, scored on four of their first six possessions against the Gophers (6-5, 2-5).
Nebraska can clinch the Legends Division title — and a berth in the conference championship game against Wisconsin on Dec. 1 — with a win at Iowa on Friday or a Michigan loss at Ohio State next Saturday.
NO. 23 MICHIGAN 42,
Devin Gardner accounted for six touchdowns to help Michigan rout Iowa.
The Wolverines (8-3, 6-1) weren't stopped on offense by the Hawkeyes (4-7, 2-5) until Gardner threw an interception early in the fourth quarter.
Gardner threw three touchdowns and ran for three scores. He became the first Michigan quarterback to account for six TDs since 1983 when Steve Smith had as many passing and rushing scores in a game at Minnesota.
MICHIGAN STATE 20
Jeff Budzien kicked a 27-yard field goal with 7:30 remaining, and Northwestern was able to hold on to this fourth-quarter lead, beating Michigan State.
Trevor Siemian threw for 165 yards, including a 41-yard pass to Dan Vitale that helped set up the winning kick. The Wildcats (8-3, 4-3) then forced a punt near midfield, and by the time Michigan State (5-6, 2-5) got the ball back at its own 20, there was only 1:29 left.
PENN STATE 45,
Receiver Allen Robinson had three highlight-reel scoring catches and Matt McGloin threw for four touchdowns to lead Penn State past Indiana.
Zack Zwinak added 135 rushing yards, but the Nittany Lions (7-4, 5-2) did most of their damage through the air against the porous Hoosiers (4-7, 2-5).
Akeem Hunt turned a short pass into a 63-yard touchdown, and Purdue (5-6, 2-5) took another step toward a second consecutive bowl berth with a win at Illinois (2-9, 0-7).
Hunt's big play gave the Boilermakers a 13-3 lead in the third quarter. Illinois pulled within 13-10 on a 16-yard touchdown run by Dami Ayoola.