Halftime around the B1G afternoon games

Adam is monitoring things at the Big House, so let's take a look at what's going on at halftime of the other 3:30 p.m. kickoffs in the Big Ten:

USC 19, Minnesota 3: We knew this was going to be a tough assignment for the Gophers, and so far they've had little answer for the Matt Barkley-Robert Woods combo by the Trojans. Barkley is a razor sharp 18-of-20 for 157 yards and three touchdowns, all of which have been caught by Woods, who has 11 receptions and 115 yards. Those are ridiculous halftime numbers for a receiver. Minnesota wasn't able to get much going on offense until a field goal late in the half. This could get ugly in the second half if the Gophers' defense doesn't improve.

Nebraska 20, Chattanooga 0: Not too many surprises here, as the Huskers rolled out to a big lead and their defense is pitching a shutout so far. Taylor Martinez is 7-of-10 passing and has run for two touchdowns, including a 43-yarder late in the half on fourth down. This should be a cruise to the finish in Lincoln.

Illinois 17, Arkansas State 8: This is the mild surprise of the afternoon thus far. The Illini trailed until Nathan Scheelhaase found Darius Millines for a 45-yard touchdown in the final two minutes of the half. They added a field goal just before the break following a timeout parade. The Illinois offense which was so sharp at the end of last season hasn't been nearly as efficient and the Illini even gave up a safety when Jason Ford was tackled in his own end zone. Arkansas State hasn't done much offensively but has hit two long field goals along with that safety.