Since losing a close one to the Ohio State Buckeyes back on Sep. 28, the Wisconsin Badgers have almost been playing like a team possessed, looking mighty impressive against Northwestern and Illinois, and today against the Iowa Hawkeyes was no different as the Badgers were able to knock off the Hawkeyes, 28-9.
Wisconsin had another great outing running the ball, finishing the game with 220 yards total on the ground. The veteran James White led in that department, rushing the ball 19 times for 132 yards and two scores. Sophomore Melvin Gordon added 62 yards on 17 carries. Part of what makes this team so dangerous is the fact that either White or Gordon can torch your defense on any given Saturday.
Quarterback Joel Stave wasn’t spectacular, but he did just enough to mange the offense in this one, finishing up with 144 yards and two touchdowns and an interception.
Iowa was able to hold a 6-0 lead until well into the second quarter when Stave completed a 44-yard TD pass to Jacob Pederson and the Badgers were off and running from there, holding the Hawkeyes to just one more field goal the rest of the way.
The Badgers now improve to 6-2 on the year, while Iowa drops to 5-4.