Huth's Big Ten Report

 

Standings

 

LEADERS DIVISION

TEAM BIG TEN ALL

Illinois 0 0 1 0

Indiana 0 0 1 0

Ohio State 0 0 1 0

Penn State 0 0 1 0

Wisconsin 0 0 1 0

Purdue 0 0 0 1

LEGENDS DIVISION

Michigan 0 0 1 0

Michigan State 0 0 1 0

Minnesota 0 0 1 0

Nebraska 0 0 1 0

Northwestern 0 0 0 0

Iowa 0 0 0 1

Saturday’s results

Illinois 42, Southern Illinois 34; Ohio State 40, Buffalo 20; Wisconsin 45, Massachusetts 0; Cincinnati 42, Purdue 7; Michigan 59, Central Michigan 9; Northern Illinois 30, Iowa 27; Penn State 23, Syracuse 17; Nebraska 37, Wyoming 34; Northwestern at California, late

NEXT Saturday’s GAMES

Cincinnati at Illinois 11 a.m. (ESPN2)

Eastern Michigan at Penn State 11 a.m.

Indiana State at Purdue 11 a.m.

Missouri State at Iowa 11 a.m.

Tennessee Tech at Wisconsin 11 a.m.

South Florida at Michigan State 11 a.m.

San Diego State at Ohio State 2:30 p.m.

Navy at Indiana 5 p.m.

Southern Miss. at Nebraska 5 p.m.

Syracuse at Northwestern 5 p.m.

Minnesota at New Mexico State 7 p.m.

Notre Dame at Michigan 7 p.m.

 

Saturday’s stars

 

Jordan Hall, Ohio State. Buffalo was helpless against the senior running back (159 yards, two TDs), who needs only 59 more yards to match his 2012 rushing total.

Jared Abbrederis, Wisconsin. The senior receiver caught only two passes, but he maxed out on the opportunities, racking up 122 yards and two TDs.

Christian Hackenberg, Penn State. The freshman phenom wasn’t flawless (two picks), but he threw for two scores and completed all but nine of his 31 throws in his college debut.

Brendan Gibbons, Michigan. Just call this redshirt senior place-kicker Mr. Automatic. Scoring 11 points with eight PATs and one field goal, he extended successful streaks in both categories to 105 and 14.

Christian Kirksey, Iowa. This senior linebacker knows the way to the end zone. He forced and recovered a fumble in the second quarter, returning it 52 yards for his third career TD.

TAYLOR MARTINEZ, Nebraska. The senior QB threw for three touchdowns and was an efficient 17 of 22 through the air to help the Cornhuskers fend off Wyoming.

 

Saturday’s quoteS

 

■ “I would not say we are game ready (in) singing ‘On Wisconsin.’ We’ve got a ways to go.” — new Badgers coach Gary Andersen, who showed some moves during the team’s “Jump Around” tradition between the third and fourth quarters.

■ “It’s a pain in the rear end that you have to (deal with). I think (we’re in favor of) as many ways to get cheap points and make people work. It looked good today. Those guys did a nice job.” — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer on his successful use of unbalanced formations on the Buckeyes’ first two PAT attempts.

 

Bowl forecast

 

LOOKING GOOD: Illinois. Might be the only time this season we can say it, so we’re jumping at the opportunity. (Besides, we didn’t want to state the obvious and put Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State or Wisconsin here).

LOOKING BAD: Purdue. Illinois’ next opponent manhandled the Boilermakers, who absorbed their worst season-opening loss in 17 years.

 

UI RECORD BOOK

 

Nathan Scheelhaase broke into the program’s top 10 for single-game passing yards. The senior also produced the UI’s first 400-yard passing game since Juice Williams set the Memorial Stadium record with 462 against Minnesota on Oct. 11, 2008.

Illini, DATE PASSING YARDS

1. Dave Wilson, Nov. 8, 1980 621

2. Tony Eason, Oct. 23, 1982 479

3. Juice Williams, Oct. 11, 2008 462

4. Juice Williams, Aug. 30, 2008 451

5. Jason Verduzco, Sept. 14, 1991 431

6. Jon Beutjer, Sept. 20, 2003 430

7. Jon Beutjer, Sept. 21, 2002 426

8. Dave Wilson, Oct. 18, 1980 425

9. Tony Eason, Dec. 29, 1982 423

10. Nathan Scheelhaase, Saturday 416

 

UI Schedule/results

 

Saturday UI 42 Southern Illinois 34

Sept. 7 vs. Cincinnati, 11 a.m.

Sept. 14 vs. Washington*, 5 p.m.

Sept. 28 vs. Miami (Ohio), TBA

Oct. 5 at Nebraska, 11 a.m.

Oct. 19 vs. Wisconsin, 7 p.m.

Oct. 26 vs. Michigan State, 2:30 p.m.

Nov. 2 at Penn State, TBA

Nov. 9 at Indiana, TBA

Nov. 16 at Ohio State, TBA

Nov. 23 at Purdue, TBA

Nov. 30 vs. Northwestern, TBA

* — at Soldier Field, Chicago

 

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