Saturday, October 8, 2016
Bilo's College Football PASS/FAIL Reports Week 6: Big 10
PASS: Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State, Purdue
Ohio State survived a bad day by JT Barrett, and rushed for 290 yards and 4 TDs as a team to pull away from upset minded Indiana in a 38-17 win in Columbus. The Buckeyes have still not allowed a rushing TD this season, the only team in FBS football to claim that mark.
Michigan allowed just 22 total yards and no 1st downs until the 4th quarter, and beat Rutgers 78-0 on the road in Big 10 play. It was the single largest win by Michigan since beating Chicago 85-0 in 1939. Michigan outgained Rutgers 600-39 in total yards.
Penn State bounced back from some disappointing football this season to beat previously unbeaten Maryland 38-14 at home. Trace McSorley passed for 2 scores and ran for another in the win for the Nittany Lions.
David Blough passed for one score and ran for another, and Purdue won on a FG in OT over Illinois in the Big 10 version of the Toilet Bowl. Brian Lankford-Johnson recorded his 1st 100 yard game at Purdue.
FAIL: Indiana, Rutgers, Iowa, Minnesota, Maryland, Illinois, Michigan State
Indiana managed just 99 yards rushing on 40 carries, and Ohio State never had any doubt as the Hoosiers fell 38-17. Indiana finished well below their total offense average with just 261 yards.
Rutgers was shut out for the 2nd straight week, and has given up 136 points the last two weeks in that process. The Scarlet Knights finished with just 39 yards.
Maryland was shut out in the second half on the road in their 38-14 loss to Penn State. Perry Hills and Tyrell Pigrome were both ineffective in the loss, the first under new coach DJ Durkin.
Illinois fumbled the ball away in the 1st OT, and the Illini fell to Purdue, who scored 7 points last week, 34-31. The Illini committed 12 penalties on the game for 125 yards on the day.