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Ohio State rolled to victory in this game despite a bad passing day from Braxton Miller. The Buckeyes' junior quarterback was picked off 4 times and he threw 0 touchdown passes. He did pass for 197 yards, and he added an additional 36 yards and a score on the ground. Ohio State received a strong game from senior halfback Carlos Hyde. He rushed for 125 yards and he punched in a couple of short rushing touchdowns. Hyde added 41 yards on 4 receptions. As a team OSU gained 251 yards on the ground. Northwestern QB Kain Colter also struggled with 2 interceptions. He didn't have much time to pass and he was sacked 4 times in this game. The Wildcats needed 27 carries to gain just 68 yards on the ground. Middle linebacker Curtis Grant led the team with 7 tackles. CJ Barnett continued his strong season with 6 tackles, 1 sack and an interception. Safety Christian Bryant grabbed the other interception.
The Buckeyes return home in week 7 for a game against the Auburn Tigers. OSU is bringing several big time recruits to that game so the coaches will want to make an impression on those kids.
Ohio State 34
SYRACUSE -- Consecutive dominant performances against North Carolina and Duke lent more legitimacy to a Syracuse team that won its first three games by a combined six points, but tonight's victory against coach CTfromDC's No. 18 Clemson squad confirms what Orange fans had cautiously started to believe: this team is for real. The defense wasn't as stalwart as has been the case in recent weeks, but Tajh Boyd's tendency to throw picks continued against the Orange, as SU snatched five Boyd passes. Terrel Hunt had arguably the best game of his young career for coach Robin Hood, spreading the ball around the field en route to a 4-TD performance. Jerome Smith - who entered the game 5th nationally in rushing - got the overwhelming bulk of carries, and once again eclipsed they century mark. After marching down the field on their first drive, the Orange never looked back, as they never once trailed. Syracuse could have opened a sizable lead late in the first half, but Clemson twice forced the Orange to kick field goals, preventing the Orange from extending the lead to a two-touchdown deficit. Clemson pulled within six early in the fourth quarter, but the Orange offense countered with a touchdown of its own, and the defense continued to fluster Boyd. Halfway through the season, the Orange are undefeated. Coach Hood's team - which should catapult into the rankings for the first time next week - is proceeding with a one-game-at-a-time mentality, but one thing is for certain: this is the best darn 79 overall team in the land.
Turnovers Bury Michigan, Badgers win in The Big House This week, the #25 Wisconsin Badgers took a trip to #19 Michigan's "Big House" in a much anticipated Big 10 contest. Early on, Wisconsin had the advantage as they came out of the gates on fire. Curt Phillips hit for a 72 and 42-yard touchdown passes to put Wisconsin up 14-0 in the 1st. Michigan showed heart and battled back, scoring 2 unanswered touchdowns of their own, tying the game at 14 halfway through the 2nd quarter. Wisconsin would score once more on another TD-pass, and Michigan would hit a FG and the Badger went into halftime with a 21-17 lead. It appeared as if this game was going to be a barn-burner. Both offenses were clicking nicely, with Wisconsin doing a slightly better job (mostly due to their healthy turnover ratio). In the 3rd quarter, however, the game would take a drastic turn. Michigan found it hard to take care of the ball, as their QB Gardner would throw a few picks and fumble the ball to give the Badgers plenty of opportunities. They took advantage, and ended scoring 3 unanswered touchdowns in the 3rd, essentially putting the game away. "I'm really satisfied with the way our guys played today," said Coach Gates at the post-game press-conference. "We finally got into the top-25 rankings, and today we proved that we deserved it by beating this talented team in their own packed-house." Senior QB Curt Phillips continued his amazing run of finding success without turning over the ball. He threw for 5 more TDs today (it says 6 but one was an option play - weird) and zero interceptions. That puts his TD-INT ratio at 15-1! Phillips last threw a TD in the opening week of the year against FSU. The interception was on his first pass attempt of the season! Wisconsin takes on the struggling Northwestern Wildcats on the road next week as they look to continue to climb the rankings. GG ElectrifiedZombies - good luck the rest of the season.
Nebraska 45 - Illinois 31
Taylor Martinez led the Huskers to their 5th straight win of the season against Illinois this past Saturday, 45 to 31. The senior quarterback threw for 256 yds with 3 tds and 1 int going 18/21 on the day. He added 46 yds on the ground with one rushing td as well. The huskers had a chance to pull away in the first half but a late interception and some shoddy pass D led to a tie ballgame at the half, 24 all. Nebraska was able to score on their first drive in the second half. The Blackshirts were able to hold Illinois scoreless in the third quarter with a couple key stops and a pick in the redzone. However, the offense was unable to capitalize. Illinois closed the gap early in the 4th with Nathan Scheelhasse's third td pass of the day. Ameer Abdullah answered with his second td run of the day to take the lead. Another int by the blackshirts took another chance away from Illinois, and the huskers finally capitalized on a turnover with a late screen pass to Abdullah for the game sealing td.
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