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Minnesota runs past Illinois to victory

The Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS – Shannon Brooks rushed for 174 yards and three touchdowns, including a 75-yard romp into the end zone with 1:25 remaining for Minnesota to seal a 32-23 victory over Illinois on Saturday.

Mitch Leidner threw a third-and-goal touchdown pass to Rashad Still with 5 seconds left before halftime, helping the Golden Gophers (5-6, 2-5 Big Ten) stop a four-game losing streak.

Malik Turner caught 11 passes for 126 yards and a touchdown from Wes Lunt for the Fighting Illini (5-6, 2-5), who outgained the Gophers 432-343 in total yardage and had the ball for more than two-thirds of the second half.

Rutgers triumphs

WEST POINT, N.Y. – Paul James rushed for 116 yards and three touchdowns, and Rutgers beat Army 31-21 to snap a four-game losing streak.

Rutgers (4-7) has won nine straight over Army (2-9).

Army was poised to pull within a field goal with 5:22 left in the fourth quarter when Josh Hicks’ interception in the end zone sealed it for the Scarlet Knights.

Army quarterback Chris Carter, replacing injured starter Ahmad Bradshaw, made his first career start. He gained 111 yards rushing on 20 carries.

Indiana cruises

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Nate Sudfeld threw for 385 yards and four touchdowns, and Indiana rallied from an early 18-point deficit to beat Maryland for its first Big Ten win of the season.

The Hoosiers (5-6, 1-6) trailed 21-3 before scoring three touchdowns in four minutes, 33 seconds. It was 30-21 at halftime, and Sudfeld’s fourth TD pass made it 44-28 early in the third.

Sudfeld went 23 for 35 and also ran for a score. Simmie Cobbs caught nine passes for 192 yards, Mitchell Paige had two touchdown catches and Devine Redding ran for 130 yards to help the Hoosiers end a six-game skid.

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