Penn State 43, No. 18 Michigan 40 (4 OTs)
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Bill Belton ran for a 2-yard touchdown in the fourth overtime to lift Penn State past No. 18 Michigan 43-40 in maybe the biggest win in coach Bill O'Brien's two seasons with the Nittany Lions.
Penn State's Christian Hackenberg was sensational in regulation on the tying drive, completing passes of 29 yards to Brandon Felder and 33 yards to Allen Robinson to bring the ball to the 1 with 29 seconds left.
The freshman quarterback sneaked in for the first rushing TD against Michigan this season, tying the game at 34-all.
Brendan Gibbons kicked two field goals and missed two -- one was blocked -- in OT for the Wolverines (5-1, 1-1). Sam Ficken kicked two, and didn't need to attempt a fourth, thanks to fourth-down conversion by Penn State
The Nittany Lions (4-2, 1-1 Big Ten) stormed the field in wild celebration, sending more than 100,000 fans into a frenzy.
Wisconsin 35, No. 19 Northwestern 6
MADISON, Wis. -- Melvin Gordon ran for a 71-yard touchdown and Chris Borland led a fierce defense that figured out No. 19 Northwestern's high-octane offense in a 35-6 win Saturday.
The Badgers (4-2, 2-1 Big Ten) had seven sacks before a raucous homecoming weekend crowd. Jared Abbrederis burned the secondary for a 63-yard touchdown reception before leaving with a head injury.
Northwestern (4-2, 0-2) the league's peskiest defense, forced three more turnovers to increase its season total to 17.
The Wildcats just couldn't turn those mistakes into points. And they were doomed by the big plays by Gordon and Abbrederis.
Gordon had 22 carries for 172 yards and the long run that gave Wisconsin a three-possession lead before halftime.
Michigan State 42, Indiana 28
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Jeremy Langford scored four touchdowns, and Michigan State recovered from an early defensive breakdown to beat Indiana 42-28 on Saturday.
The Spartans (5-1, 2-0 Big Ten) prevailed in a matchup between their top-ranked defense and Indiana's fast-paced offense. Tevin Coleman scored on a 64-yard run for the Hoosiers (3-3, 1-1) just 61 seconds into the game, but Michigan State took control shortly after halftime.
Indiana's Nate Sudfeld went 14-of-30 for 137 yards, although backup Tre Roberson threw two touchdown passes.
Indiana came in ranked No. 1 in the Big Ten in total offense, but Michigan State had the nation's top-ranked defense.
Langford finished with 109 of Michigan State's 238 yards rushing.
Nebraska 44, Purdue 7
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Ameer Abdullah ran for 126 yards and a touchdown to help Nebraska defeat Purdue 44-7 on Saturday.
Terrell Newby ran for 61 yards and Imani Cross added 56 yards and two touchdowns for the Cornhuskers (5-1, 2-0 Big Ten).
Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez sat out with a turf toe injury. Tommy Armstrong Jr. started and completed just 6-of-18 passes for 43 yards with three interceptions. Ron Kellogg III stepped in and completed 10-of-13 passes for 141 yards and a touchdown.
Nebraska held Purdue to 216 yards, and the Boilermakers didn't score until the final minute of the game. Purdue ran for just 32 yards on 25 carries.
Danny Etling completed 14-of-35 passes for 184 yards and a touchdown in his first career start.