The Northwestern Wildcats beat the Wisconsin Badgers in a 20-14 upset win to improve their Big Ten record to 2-0 and overall record to 3-2.
Northwestern improved their Big Ten record to 2-0 and their overall record to 3-2 as they pulled off another conference upset with a 20-14 win over No. 17 Wisconsin.
The Wildcats stormed out to a 20-7 lead in the fourth quarter, and the Badgers failed to make a comeback despite scoring one touchdown. After a touchdown pass by the Badgers, the Wildcats were able to run out most of the clock to seal the victory.
Wildcats quarterback Trevor Siemian threw for 182 yards and a touchdown on 15-of-29 passing. Running back Justin Jackson helped move the chains by rushing for 162 yards on 33 carries.
For the Badgers, running back Melvin Gordon put together another Heisman-caliber performance by rushing for 259 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries.
However, this effort was to no avail as quarterback Tanner McEvoy struggled before being benched in favor of Joel Stave, who also looked pedestrian.
McEvoy was held to 24 passing yards and an interception before Stave threw for 119 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions on 8-of-19 passing.
Quarterback troubles have cost Wisconsin in both of their losses, but Gordon is looking like a Heisman candidate and future NFL star with his monster numbers.