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October 19, 2008|From the Associated Press

* at Iowa 38, Wisconsin 16: Shonn Greene rushed for a career-high 217 yards and four touchdowns, and the Hawkeyes (5-3, 2-2) pounded the reeling Badgers (3-4, 0-4) at Iowa City and sent them to their first 0-4 start in the Big Ten since 1996. Greene had touchdown runs of 52, 34, 34, and 12 yards for Iowa, which has answered a three-game losing streak with a pair of blowout wins. He became the first Iowa player to rush for four touchdowns since Tavian Banks did it against Iowa State in 1997. He's the only player in the country with more than 100 yards in his first eight games of the season. Dustin Sherer, making the first start of his career in place of Allan Evridge, was 17 for 34 for 161 yards and two interceptions for Wisconsin. The Badgers, who reached as high as No. 8 in the polls in late September, have been outscored 86-23 the last two weeks.

* at Northwestern 48, Purdue 26: C.J. Bacher threw three touchdown passes and ran for a fourth score to help the Wildcats (6-1, 2-1) beat the Boilermakers (2-5, 0-3) at Evanston, Ill., to rebound from their only loss. Purdue was hurt by penalties and five turnovers and had difficulty containing Northwestern's spread offense. Bacher's nine-yard touchdown pass to Tyrell Sutton with 15 seconds left in the second quarter gave Northwestern a 24-12 halftime lead.

* at Illinois 55, Indiana 13: Freshman Jason Ford rushed for 172 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Illini (4-3, 2-2) over the Hoosiers (2-5, 0-4) at Champaign. Illinois led 28-7 at the half and handed Indiana (2-5, 0-4) its fifth straight loss. Illinois quarterback Juice Williams was 16 for 22 for 271 yards and three touchdowns.

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