Big 10 Afternoon Recap: Indiana Beats Penn State


Oct 5, 2013; Bloomington, IN, USA; Members of the Indiana Hoosiers sing the Indiana fight song with the fans after beating the Penn State Nittany Lions at Memorial Stadium. Indiana won 44-24. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

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The Indiana Hoosiers beat the Penn State Nittany Lions for the first time in program history 44-24. Indiana quarterback Nate Sudfeld went 23-38 for 321 yards and 2 touchdowns. The Hoosiers ran for 150 yards and 3 touchdowns to secure the victory. The Hoosiers held the Nittany Lions to 70 yards rushing. Christian Hackenberg had a good game, throwing for 340 yards but it wasn’t enough to beat the Hoosiers.

Iowa loses to Michigan State

The Iowa Hawkeyes were 4-1 and feeling good about themselves with the offensively anemic Michigan State heading to Iowa City. Unfortunately, the Hawkeyes were not able to muster any offense against the Michigan State defense losing 26-14. Jake Rudock  threw for 241 yards with 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. The Hawkeyes were unable to get the running game going, rushing for only 23 yards. The Hawkeyes were shut out in the second half and the two touchdowns were scored with less than 6 minutes in the second quarter.

Illinois gets blown out. 

The Fighting Illini suffered their second loss of the season in Lincoln, Nebraska as they lose 39-19. The Huskers jumped out to a 14-0 lead after the first quarter and never let up. Tommy Armstrong Jr. started in place for the injured Taylor Martinez and did well in relief going 8-13 for 135 yards. Ameer Abdullah was the star of this game getting the ball 20 times and running for 225 yards and 2 touchdowns. Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase threw for only 135 yards and an interception.

Top St. Louis Player: Christian Kirksey – Iowa

Kirksey had 7 total tackles in the loss to Michigan State. That gives him a total of 43 tackles for the season. The senior from Hazelwood East High School is giving consistent effort every game and is a key component in the Hawkeyes’s defense.

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