Wisconsin's road woes continue, as the Badgers look functionally inept on both sides of the ball down 14-7 to the Illinois Fighting Illini. An offense averaging better than 46 points per game has looked jittery and unable to deal with a stout Illinois defensive front.
The Illini, meanwhile, have seemingly figure out the offensive problems that have led to a four-game losing streak heading into Saturday. Nathan Scheelhaase, known more for his rushing ability than his passing, is 9-for-10 on the day for 59 yards. The running game has 72 yards on the ground, coming towards the end of the second quarter.
A Russell Wilson fumble set up the Illini's second score. The drive took six plays and 36 yards, ending in a Donovonn Young one-yard touchdown plunge. The Badgers caught a major break when a bad snap on an Illinois punt gave them the ball on their opponent's one-yard line, setting up Montee Ball for the short score.