Another strong second half pushed the Wisconsin Badgers to 11-0 on the season, knocking off rival Michigan 24-10 at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday.
Wisconsin (11-0, 8-0 Big Ten) stayed in the running for a berth in the College Football Playoff by knocking off a Michigan (8-3, 5-3) team that carried a three game winning streak into the game, but the Wolverines were the latest team to by stymied by the best defense in the country.
Wisconsin entered the game number one in total defense (247.6 yds. per game), rushing defense (81.5 pgg) and passing efficiency defense (94.5 rating). The Badgers also ranked third in the nation in scoring defense (13.4 ppg).
The Wolverines were held to 58 yards on 37 carries, the seventh team this season to fall short of 100-yards rushing against the Badgers.
Wisconsin quarterback Alex Hornibrook threw his normal interception, giving him 12 for the season. But Hornibrook followed by completing 4 of 7 for 99 yards and a touchdown on Bucky’s next two scoring drives in the third quarter. Prior to those two scores, the Badgers trailed 10-7. When the smoke cleared, it was 21-10 and the Badgers were in control. [Read more…]