Wisconsin Badgers Get Win Over No. 25 Purdue Boilermakers

The Wisconsin Badgers (4-3, 2-2) take down the 25th-ranked Purdue Boilermakers (4-3, 2-2), 30-13, at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, Indiana.

The Badgers won the old fashioned way with elite defense and the running game.

The running game and offensive line established themselves and played phenomenal in the second half. UW only had two pass attempts in the second half and didn’t complete a pass for the final 44:16.

Graham Mertz completed 5-of-8 passes for 52 yards in the game. That’s not a typo. Eight passes for the game!

The eight pass attempts by Wisconsin were the fewest in a game since 2012 against Indiana. Curt Phillips threw seven times that day while UW ran for 564 yards against the Hoosiers.

Chez Mellusi had 27 carries for 145 yards (5.4 average) and a touchdown.

True freshman Braelon Allen continues to be a beast in the running game as he ran for 140 yards on 12 carries (11.7 average) and two touchdowns.

The UW defense was fantastic today as it has been all year and gave the offense every opportunity possible.

Leo Chenal and Jack Sanborn are the best inside linebacker combo in the country and it’s not even close.

The UW defense forced five Purdue turnovers in the game.

The Badgers still control their own destiny to win the Big Ten West division.

Up Next:

Wisconsin will host the No. 11 Iowa Hawkeyes (6-1, 3-1) at Camp Randall Stadium next Saturday, October 30th in what will be a huge game. Kickoff is set for 11:00 AM (Central Time).

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