Wisconsin has taken their opponents one at a time, finishing off Purdue on Saturday in West Lafayette, Indiana 49-20.
The only thing that stands in their way of winning the Big Ten’s West Division title is the rival Minnesota Vikings.
The Badgers have beaten the Gophers 12 straight times in the series and the last time Minnesota knocked off Wisconsin in Madison is 1994.
Not only will the Badgers be playing for the West Division title and Paul Bunyan’s Axe, but they’ll be trying to send the seniors out with a win in their final home game.
The Badgers (8-2, 6-2 Big Ten) started slow against the Boilermakers (3-8, 1-7). But they rebounded to put up 35-points in the second quarter to take control.
The Badgers intercepted three passes after getting four picks the week before against Illinois. Leo Musso collected his fourth of the season, while linebackers T.J. Watt and T.J. Edwards both collected their first interceptions of the season. Watt jumped to know down a David Blough pass. The ball then dropped in his arms and he scampered 17 yards for a touchdown.
Running back Corey Clement rushed 27 times for 112 yards, surpassing 1,000 yards on the season. He became the 17th Wisconsin player to rush for at least 1,000 yards in a season.
Fellow running back Bradrick Shaw also collected 68 yards on eight carries and the Badgers as a team finished with 221 yards rushing.
During Wisconsin’s five-game win streak, the Badgers have averaged 232.8 yards on the ground per game.
Badgers climb in poll
Wisconsin moved from 6th to 5th in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 College Football Poll and remained in the six spot in the Coaches Top 25.
It marks the first time in 56 years that the Big Ten has had three teams ranked in the top five.