Husker's Win & Big Ten Sports
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Quarterback Tanner Lee threw for 246 yards and three touchdowns, helping lead Nebraska to a 28-6 win over Illinois. The Cornhuskers (3-2, 2-0 Big Ten) led wire to wire, scoring on their first possession, a quick 88-yard drive capped by a 45-yard touchdown pass from Lee to De'Mornay Pierson-El, and was never under pressure.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - No. 10 Wisconsin hopes to hit the ground running in Big Ten play when Northwestern visits Camp Randall Stadium for each team's league opener. For the Badgers, freshman running back Jonathan Taylor has officially taken over the starting job after averaging a league-best 146 yards over his first three games. Northwestern senior Jonathan Jackson needs 108 yards to tie the school's career rushing record held by Damien Anderson.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota coach Richard Pitino says "it's been a tough week for our family" after his father, Rick Pitino, was placed on administrative leave at Louisville. Rick Pitino is on his way out with the Cardinals after the program came under federal investigation in a nationwide bribery case. Richard Pitino says he never saw anything while at Louisville as an assistant that would corroborate the allegations of paying prized recruits.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Life is coming full circle for Minnesota quarterback Conor Rhoda this week. Last year he got his first career college start against Maryland. A year later, the Gophers open the Big Ten season against Maryland and Rhoda is the unquestioned starter. The Terrapins will be playing their third quarterback this season after losing the first two for the season to knee injuries.