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Big Ten weekend review: Week 3

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Maryland and Michigan State losses leave five Big Ten teams ranked.

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Maryland football suffered its first loss of the season in Philadelphia on Saturday, losing 20-17 to Temple.

With their loss, the former-No. 21 Terps fell out of the latest AP Top 25. Five Big Ten teams checked into the latest rankings, including No. 6 Ohio State, No. 11 Michigan, No. 13 Penn State, No. 13 Wisconsin (tie with Penn State) and No. 18 Iowa.

But in case you missed any other Week 3 Big Ten football games, Testudo Times has got you covered. Here’s a short roundup of the rest of the Big Ten.

Big Ten East

Team Overall Record Weekend Outcome
Team Overall Record Weekend Outcome
Indiana 2-1 L, 51-10, Ohio State
Maryland 2-1 L, 20-17, Temple
Michigan 2-0 BYE
Ohio State 3-0 W, 51-10, Indiana
Penn State 3-0 W, 17-10, Pittsburgh
Rutgers 1-1 BYE
Michigan State 2-1 L, 10-7, Arizona State

Big Ten West

Team Overall Record Weekend Outcome
Team Overall Record Weekend Outcome
Illinois 2-1 L, 31-34, Eastern Michigan
Iowa 3-0 W, 18-17, Iowa State
Minnesota 3-0 W, 35-32, Georgia Southern
Nebraska 2-1 W, 44-8, Northern Illinois
Wisconsin 2-0 BYE
Northwestern 2-0 W, 30-14, UNLV
Purdue 1-2 L, 34-13, TCU

Biggest Surprise: Arizona State vs Michigan State

For the second consecutive year, Arizona State beat Michigan State — but this victory came in East Lansing.

Although this time, it was the way that the game finished that was most surprising.

After the Spartans drove to the Sun Devils’ 24-yard line, and with 11 seconds remaining, Michigan State sent its field goal unit on to the field. Trailing 10-7, Spartan kicker Matt Coghlin sent his attempt through the uprights.

However, Michigan State was flagged for having 12 men on the field, and the kick did not count. Following a 5-yard penalty, Coghlin retried the attempt and sailed it wide left as time expired.

The Spartans and their defense were expected to make some noise in the Big Ten this year, but a home loss to Arizona State at the beginning of the year may come back to haunt them.

Statement game: then-No. 19 Iowa vs Iowa State

Not only did then-No. 19 Iowa have to deal with a road crowd and extended expectations due to a heavy following of College Gameday, but the Hawkeyes and Cyclones game was delayed twice for nearly three hours due to lightning.

With weather delays and other forms of game stoppage, it becomes very easy for a team to get distracted and lose focus. However Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz and his team managed to escape Ames, Iowa, with a single-point victory.

Iowa State, who is coming off of an 8-5 season with wins over No. 25 Oklahoma State and No. 6 West Virginia, was leading until a 39-yard field goal gave Iowa the advantage. The Cyclones attempted to respond the ensuing drive but was stopped by the Hawkeyes defense.

Iowa had two early victories over Miami (Ohio) (38-14) and Rutgers (30-0). But in its first road game, the Hawkeyes beat a team that went 6-1 at home last season.

Upset game: Eastern Michigan vs Illinois

USA TODAY Sports (and our own Lila Bromberg) reported that Illinois paid Eastern Michigan $1 million to come to Champaign, Illinois, and play the Fighting Illini in Memorial Stadium.

With under two minutes to play and the score at 31 apiece, Eastern Michigan quarterback Mike Glass III led an eight-play drive to the Illinois 7-yard line. From there, Eastern Michigan kicker Chad Ryland put in a 24-yard field goal to lead the Eagles past the Illini as time expired.

Prior to its first loss of the season, Illinois was 2-0 with a convincing victory over Akron (42-3) and a closer contest at UConn (31-23).

Even though Eastern Michigan had gone on the road two prior seasons and defeated a Big Ten school (Rutgers in 2017, Purdue in 2018), Illinois was still favored in the game and expected to pull out the win.