The No. 23 Wisconsin Badgers (3-1 Big Ten, 5-2 overall) came into Saturday’s game with the Illinois Fighting Illini (1-3, 3-4) without their top three safeties — D’Cota Dixon, Scott Nelson and Reggie Pearson — and without top defensive end Isaiahh Loudermilk. That proved to be no problem for the defense, as Jim Leonhard’s crew had five takeaways in the first half, leading to 21 points for the Badgers en route to a 49-20 win. READ MORE
Olivia Hermsen | 10/19/2018 10:00am
Both the Badgers and the Illini will be heading into this week's match-up looking to redeem themselves from devastating Big Ten losses in week seven. In previous years, the Fighting Illini have struggled ...
Peyton Kadlecek | 10/19/2018 10:00am
After a devastating blow of 38-13 from Michigan last weekend, Wisconsin looks to recover with a win as they prepare to face Illinois at home. The Badgers will host Illinois during homecoming weekend. In ...
Morgan Spohn | 10/19/2018 8:37am
As Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson scampered down the sideline for an 81-yard run, it became apparent quickly that the zone-read option was going to be an issue for the young Wisconsin Badgers defense ...
Simon Farber | 10/19/2018 8:00am
In a week characterized by wild upsets and unpredictable finishes, the Big Ten also followed the script.
With playoff hopes dashed after loss to Michigan, Wisconsin sets its sights on a new goal: A Big Ten championship
Jared Schwartz | 10/18/2018 8:00am
“I don’t even understand the talk that we have nothing left to play for,” junior quarterback Alex Hornibrook said. “We’ve got a lot to play for.”