The Big Ten’s weakest rushing defense held Wisconsin to just 99 rushing yards, but Badger running backs still produced three touchdowns in a 24-7 win over the Purdue Boilermakers on Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium.
Senior quarterback Joel Stave hit 30-of-39 passes for 322 yards, but it was the Wisconsin defense that carried the day.
The Boilermakers (1-6, 0-3) couldn’t get anything going. They were held to season lows in rushing yards with 55 and total yards with 191.
Freshman Alec Ingold ran for two touchdowns and Dare Ogunbowale was the game’s top rusher with 56 yards on 18 carries and a touchdown.
Linebacker T.J. Edwards led the defense with 16 tackles and a fumble recovery.
The Badgers (5-2, 2-1) travels to Illinois this Saturday to face the Illini.