The No. 18 Wisconsin Badgers (7-3, 5-2) get their sixth win in a row with a 35-7 win over the Northwestern Wildcats (3-7, 1-6) at Camp Randall Stadium.
Wisconsin is now 6-0 since you idiot fans were screaming to fire Paul Chryst.
Braelon Allen continues to be an animal. Allen ran for 173 yards on 25 carries (6.9 average) and three touchdowns. It’s the sixth consecutive game where he has ran for at least 100 yards.
Paul Chryst said he didn’t need to talk with Braelon Allen following Mellusi’s injury now that he’s the featured back.
“He’s the guy you trust. He knows how important he is to this group. He’s humble, he’s confident. I think today he showed he’s got a chance to be special,” Chryst said.
Even the backup running backs, which is a running back by committee right now, did a good job. Julius Davis ran for 47 yards on nine carries (5.2 average) and Brady Schipper ran for 38 yards on seven carries (5.4 average). Jackson Acker ran for 10 yards on three carries. The only negative was both Acker and Davis did fumble late in the game, one of which Northwestern ran back for a touchdown for their only score of the day.
I’m dangerously close to declaring Graham Mertz an above-average quarterback after his performance today.
Mertz completed 18-of-23 passes for 216 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. The interception was Mertz’s only bad decision on the day.
Danny Davis had three receptions for 46 yards and a touchdown.
Jake Ferguson has four receptions for 43 yards and a touchdown.
Chimere Dike had three receptions for 37 yards and Kendric Pryor had two receptions for 31 yards.
Just another weekly reminder that Wisconsin’s defense is elite. The unit was absolutely phenomenal today.
Leo Chenal had 14 tackles, three of them for loss, and a sack. Jack Sandborn had 10 tackles and three of them were for a loss.
The defense had four interceptions on the day.￼
Winning is fun!
Wisconsin will host the Nebraska Cornhuskers (3-7, 1-6) next Saturday, November 20th at Camp Randall Stadium on Senior Day. Kickoff is scheduled for 2:30 PM (Central Time). The TV network that will carry the game has yet to be announced.