Final: Northwestern 24, Minnesota 17
Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
MINNEAPOLIS -- Northwestern needed a turnover to win. Minnesota doesn't commit turnovers.
A problem? No doubt. But the Wildcats came up big when it counted. Cornerback David Oredugba tipped an Adam Weber pass and safety Brendan Smith picked it off. Smith weaved 48 yards to the end zone with 12 seconds remaining and Northwestern stunned No. 17 Minnesota on Homecoming. Weber had been flat-out tremendous until the interception. Coach Tim Brewster will have to answer questions about his decisions in the final minute.What a game. I'll be back later with more updates.
BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
Final Iowa 24 Pittsburgh 20 Final Eastern Michigan 14 11 Michigan State 73 Final Western Illinois 7 Northwestern 24 Final Southern Illinois 13 Purdue 35 Final Bowling Green 17 19 Wisconsin 68 Final Maryland 34 Syracuse 20 Final Utah 26 Michigan 10 Final Rutgers 31 Navy 24 Final Massachusetts 7 Penn State 48 Final San Jose State 7 Minnesota 24 Final Texas State 35 Illinois 42 Final Indiana 31 18 Missouri 27 Final Miami (FL) 31 24 Nebraska 41