#11 Notre Dame vs. USC:
This classic matchup was in South Bend this year. It’s not quite the year USC fans are used to. The Trojans entered the game at 3-3, and are still searching for a new head coach to lead the program. The Irish took the lead early and never looked back. Notre Dame won the first 3 quarters and the game was basically wrapped up by the time they got to the 4th. Irish win 31-16. Notre Dame hosts North Carolina for another one under the lights next.
Indiana vs. #5 Ohio State:
This one was not close. Well, it was for the first 10 minutes of the game when it was tied 7-7. 7 is all the Hoosiers would score. Ohio State scored 30 in the 2nd quarter and blew this one out quickly. Buckeyes win 54-7. The Hoosiers are back on the road next week at Maryland.
#25 Purdue vs. Wisconsin:
It was the first time since 2007 that the Boilermakers have cracked the top 25. This one a big conference game for Purdue and Wisconsin, only separated by a game in the Big Ten West. The game was tied 13-13 at the half but the Purdue offense couldn’t get going in the 2nd half. Wisconsin outscored Purdue 17-0 in the last two quarters and win the game 30-13. Purdue will head to Nebraska next week.
Ball State vs. Miami (OH):
It was homecoming weekend in Muncie and the Cardinals and Redhawks were separated by just one game. A back-and-forth 1st half saw the Cardinals trailing by just 6. Ball State would take a one-point lead heading into the 4th but couldn’t score in the final quarter and lose this one 24-17. Ball State has the weekend off before a Tuesday night game at Akron.