MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota’s Jordan Howden picked off Sean Clifford in the end zone with 1:01 left for the third interception of the game thrown by Penn State’s quarterback, and the 13th-ranked Gophers held on for a 31-26 victory over the fifth-ranked Nittany Lions for their first win over a top-five team in 20 years. Tanner Morgan passed for 339 yards and three touchdowns to direct a dismantling of Penn State’s staunch defense, as Minnesota remained undefeated.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Jonathan Taylor rushed for a season-high 250 yards and Danny Davis ran for a touchdown and caught another as No. 16 Wisconsin outlasted No. 18 Iowa 24-22. Wisconsin stopped Iowa quarterback Nate Stanley short of the goal line on a potential game-tying two-point conversion attempt with 3:12 remaining.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Even without suspended defensive star Chase Young, surging No. 3 Ohio State routed Maryland 73-14. Young, the pass-rushing specialist, was held out while the university investigates whether a loan he received last year was proper. It hardly mattered. The Buckeyes, No. 1 in the College Football Playoff rankings, ran out to a 42-0 halftime lead and cruised from there. Quarterback Justin Fields threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Matt Coleman III scored 22 points and Gerald Liddell added a career high 14 to lead Texas past No. 23 Purdue 70-66. The Longhorns have won seven straight dating to last season’s run to the NIT championship. They became the first non-conference team to beat the Boilermakers on their home court in nearly three years. Sasha Stefanovic scored 14 points to lead Purdue.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Brady Manek scored 17 points and grabbed ten rebounds to lead Oklahoma to a 71-62 win over Minnesota. Austin Reaves added 11 points and Kristian Doolittle had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Sooners (2-0), who used a 23-4 second half run to erase an eight-point deficit midway through the half.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Brandon Peters threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Daniel Barker with 5 seconds left, completing an incredible Illinois comeback to give the Illini a 37-34 victory over Michigan State. Illinois trailed 28-3 in the second quarter and 31-10 entering the fourth. The Illini are now bowl eligible for the first time since 2014.
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Aidan O’Connell threw for 271 yards and J.D. Dellinger kicked a 39-yard field goal with three seconds left as Purdue beat Northwestern 24-22 to keep its bowl hopes alive. O’Connell, a former walk-on, made his first start after Elijah Sindelar (broken left collarbone) and Jack Plummer (broken right ankle) went down with injuries.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Al Durham scored 14 of his 18 points in the second half as Indiana pulled away from pesky Portland State for an 85-74 win. The Hoosiers led throughout, but the Vikings closed to 58-53 with 11:41 remaining. Durham then scored five points in a 6-0 run as the Big Ten hosts gradually increased their advantage on the Big Sky visitors in the final 10 minutes.