Wisconsin quarterback Scott Tolzien and defensive end J.J. Watt have been named the Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, following the Badgers 70-23 win over Northwestern at Camp Randall Stadium.
Tolzien connected on 15 of 19 passes for 230 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Badgers offensive attack. All four touchdown passes came in the first half as the Badgers built a 49-17 lead at the break. Tolzien has completed 78.9 % of his passes on the season, breaking the Big Ten and school record of 67.8% of his passes set by Darrell Bevell in 1993.
Watt racked up 7 tackles, 3 tackles for loss and a sack while helping force five of Northwestern’s six turnovers as Wisconsin clinched a share of its first Big Ten title since 1999. The junior defensive end forced two fumbles, both of which were recovered by Wisconsin, and recorded three quarterback hurries, all of which resulted in interceptions for the Badgers. The Wisconsin native also blocked an extra point.