Wisconsin handles Indiana 45-17 to remain undefeated
Quintez Cephus will miss the rest of the season after suffering a knee injury last week.Image By: Brandon Moe
No.4 Wisconsin (6-0 Big Ten, 9-0 overall) overcame an early 10-point deficit Saturday at Indiana (0-6, 3-6) en route to a decisive 45-17 victory.
After a first-quarter interception, redshirt sophomore quarterback Alex Hornibrook rebounded with an 18-yard touchdown pass to junior fullback Alec Ingold with 10:28 remaining in the half.
Just over four minutes later, Hornibrook doubled down on his efforts, giving Wisconsin a 14-10 lead with an eight-yard pass to sophomore wideout Quintez Cephus.
The Badgers never gave their lead up after that, as true freshman running back Jonathan Taylor scored in the third quarter to put Wisconsin up by 14. He finished with 183 rushing yards anon the day.
Ingold wrapped up the victory with two fourth-quarter rushing touchdowns, as the Badgers managed to overcome an early scare to earn a comfortable victory.
Senior safety Joe Ferguson posted two interceptions and a fumble recovery against the Hoosiers, taking him to six takeaways on the season.
And despite the decisive victory, the Badgers lost both Cephus and redshirt sophomore linebacker Chris Orr to injury during the game.
The Hoosiers will travel to Champaign to play Illinois next weekend, while the Badgers will host Iowa as UW looks for its 10th win of the season.Subscribe to The Daily Cardinal Newsletter