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Issues are getting fascinating because the Massive Ten soccer season nears the midway mark. There at the moment are 5 groups within the AP Prime 10 for the primary time in convention historical past. Right here’s how the Massive Ten Radio workforce voted for this week’s version of the Energy Rankings:
Junior Nico Ragaini’s 44-yard landing reception with 6:26 remaining propelled the third-ranked College of Iowa soccer workforce to a 23-20 victory over No. 4 Penn State in entrance of a offered out, Black and Gold striped Kinnick Stadium. In probably the most anticipated recreation in Iowa Metropolis in 36 years, the opportunistic Hawkeyes made an announcement to maneuver to 6-0 with three victories over nationally ranked foes.
NEXT: Purdue (October 16)
2. OHIO STATE
C.J. Stroud threw 5 touchdowns passes, Ohio State scored on 9 straight possessions and the No. 7 Buckeyes steamrolled Maryland 66-17 on Saturday. Stroud and the Buckeyes had their manner with Terps. The freshman quarterback was 24 for 33 for 406 yards and threw two landing passes every to star wideouts Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson towards a depleted Maryland secondary earlier than taking a seat after three quarters.
The Wolverines defeated Nebraska 32-39 and at the moment are 6-0 for the primary time since 2016, when the workforce began 9-0. Signalcaller Cade McNamara posted his first profession 200-yard passing recreation, ending with a career-high 255 yards via the air. Operating again Hassan Haskins gained 123 yards, together with a highlight-reel 50-yard rush within the fourth quarter, to register his sixth profession 100-yard recreation on the bottom.
4. PENN STATE
The Nittany Lions misplaced to Iowa but additionally noticed quarterback Sean Clifford go down with an damage. That might be a major story to look at develop within the coming weeks for Penn State to stay alive within the division race.
Jalen Nailor caught landing passes of 63, 63 and 65 yards from Payton Thorne and No. 11 Michigan State used its big-play offense to stay unbeaten with a 31-13 victory over Rutgers on Saturday. Kenneth Walker, who got here into the sport main all Soccer Bowl Subdivision gamers in dashing, ran for 233 yards, together with a school-record 94-yard landing. It was the longest offensive play in Michigan State historical past.
NEXT: @Indiana (October 16)
The Huskers gave Michigan the whole lot and extra final Saturday night time of their prime time match-up. However in the end it got here all the way down to a late rating for the Wolverines to prevail as Scott Frost’s workforce continues to appear like a a lot improved squad this season.
NEXT: @Minnesota (October 16)
The Golden Gophers have been idle final week.
NEXT: Nebraska (October 16)
Michigan State simply proved to be an excessive amount of for Rutgers because the Scarlet Knights misplaced in entrance of their dwelling crowd in Piscataway.
NEXT: @Northwestern (October 16)
The Terrapins have been by no means actually within the recreation towards Ohio State because the high-powered Buckeyes offense was simply an excessive amount of for Greg Locksley’s workforce to include.
Wisconsin packed its run recreation for this street journey because the Badgers beat Illinois 24-0 on Saturday. Chez Mellusi ran for 145 yards and a landing, Braelon Allen rushed for 131 yards and a landing on 18 carries, and fullback John Chenal carried 9 occasions for 38 yards and a landing for the Badgers. Wisconsin quarterback Graham Mertz was 10-of-19 passing for 100 yards. The Badgers (2-3, 1-2 Massive Ten Convention) outgained Illinois 491-93 yards in whole offense.
NEXT: Military (October 16)
The Hoosiers have been idle however the information of quarterback Michael Penix Jr. being injured but once more was one other blow to Tom Allen’s already disappointing season.
NEXT: Michigan State (October 16)
The Boilermakers had a bye final weekend.
NEXT: @Iowa (October 16)
The Combating Illini’s offense was non-existent towards Wisconsin and the Badgers left Champaign with a W.
The Wildcats have been idle final weekend.
NEXT: Rutgers (October 16)