Grading the Penn State Nittany Lions after their 55-10 win over Rutgers.

PISCATAWAY, NJ | The Big Ten almost went sideways on Saturday.

Five of the seven games were decided by possession. Michigan needed a questionable late call to beat Illinois 19-17. Indiana beat Michigan State, an 11-point favorite, in overtime. Maryland trailed Ohio State by 6 points in the final minute before sealing the win with a defensive touchdown.

Meanwhile, No. 11 Penn State scored 48 unanswered points to get past Rutgers 55-10. As it should be.

On a day when six Big Ten teams were double-digit favorites, only one walked away with a win. It’s about turning expectation into action, which the Lions (9-2) have been doing for the last three weeks. They passed Indiana, Maryland and Rutgers by an average of 35.3 points.