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Defense holds up for No. 7 Wisconsin in 17-9 win over Purdue

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Jonathan Taylor and the offense stumbled after a fast start, and then finished strong in typical Wisconsin fashion by grinding out a clock-chewing drive.

The seventh-ranked Badgers' defense, on the other hand, maintained its elite level of play throughout.

Taylor ran for 219 yards on 30 carries, including a 67-yard touchdown , and Wisconsin relied on its stifling D to overcome a three-turnover afternoon and beat Purdue 17-9 on Saturday.

Alex Hornibrook was 13 of 18 for 199 yards and a score but threw two interceptions for the Badgers, who held on to beat another division foe and take a commanding lead in the Big Ten West.

Defense saved the game for Wisconsin (6-0, 3-0).

''The biggest thing is, we see it as an opportunity for us to make plays,'' linebacker Ryan Connelly said about helping out the choppy offense. ''We see it as our chance to (say) `OK, we'll be the ones to pull them out of this.'''

It happened again and again on a rainy afternoon at Camp Randall Stadium.

Purdue (3-3, 1-2) drove from its 39 to the Wisconsin 7 before outside linebacker Leon Jacobs stepped in front of receiver Jackson Anthrop and stayed inbounds for an interception with 8:14 left in the game.

Quarterback Elijah Sindelar was under heavy pressure. Jacobs came in from behind to battle for the ball.

''He and I both tipped the ball, but I just caught it,'' Jacobs said.

The Badgers' punishing ground game ran out the clock from there with a 16-play, 77-yard drive, getting 32 yards rushing on two important carries from backup Garrett Groshek.

''A great response by the offense to finish that game with the ball in their hands,'' coach Paul Chryst said.

The Badgers were penalized eight times. They lost three turnovers and had a punt blocked but still managed to win because their defense held the Boilermakers to just three points over the four ensuing series.

The Badgers could have sealed their latest win much earlier, but the normally reliable Taylor fumbled at the Purdue 4 on the first play of the fourth quarter. The defense held again on that drive and forced another punt.

Purdue settled for three field goals, two from Spencer Evans.

''It was not enough execution. That's a good defense and they put it to us,'' coach Jeff Brohm said. ''I think we hung in there and we could do a few things but the defense did a good job and they stopped us.''

Linebacker Ja'Whaun Bentley led Purdue with 12 tackles, while cornerback Da'Wan Hunte and defensive end Danny Ezechukwu each had interceptions.

The Purdue defense recovered after giving up the long touchdown run to Taylor on the game's opening drive. Receiver Danny Davis threw a key block on fellow freshman Taylor's 67-yard scamper up the middle for a 7-0 lead with 13:35 left in the first quarter.

Wisconsin is the only unbeaten team left in the West, with every other team having at least two defeats.

TAKEAWAYS

Purdue: The fact that the Boilermakers hung around into the fourth quarter speaks volumes about how much the defense has improved in just one season under first-year coach Brohm. It was especially impressive given that Purdue played without linebacker and leading tackler T.J. McCollum (ankle/knee). Purdue had 12 takeaways coming into the game.

''The turnovers were big for us,'' Brohm said. ''They gave us a chance to score points. We just could not capitalize offensively.''

Wisconsin: The defense held up in the second half in spite of losing two key players. Starting inside linebacker T.J. Edwards was ejected for targeting with 18 seconds left in the second quarter, and defensive end Isaiahh Loudermilk limped off the field in the first quarter with a left leg injury. But coordinator Jim Leonhard has depth and athleticism across the field.

TAYLOR-MADE

Taylor said the wet conditions didn't factor into his fumble, but that he should have kept two hands on the ball when defensive tackle Lorenzo Neal knocked it loose. Taylor ran for more than 200 yards for the third time this year.

BOILER DOWN

Purdue was outgained 295-66 on the ground, while Sindelar finished 13 of 29 for 155 yards. David Blough also rotated in at quarterback but didn't have a pass attempt and was sacked twice.

''That one hurts,'' Sindelar said. ''Offensively, we've got to do a better job capitalizing.''

UP NEXT

Purdue: At Rutgers on Oct. 21.

Wisconsin: Hosts Maryland on Oct. 21 in a homecoming weekend game.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 4:13
85-J.Dellinger 40 yards Field Goal is Good.
3
plays
5
yds
01:20
pos
9
17
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:05
13-S.Evans 49 yards Field Goal is Good.
15
plays
48
yds
02:33
pos
6
17
Field Goal 2:44
27-R.Gaglianone 46 yards Field Goal is Good.
7
plays
47
yds
04:15
pos
3
17
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 1:20
13-S.Evans 36 yards Field Goal is Good.
11
plays
66
yds
04:52
pos
3
14
Point After TD 6:12
27-R.Gaglianone extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
14
Touchdown 6:12
12-A.Hornibrook complete to 87-Q.Cephus. 87-Q.Cephus runs 14 yards for a touchdown.
11
plays
83
yds
05:46
pos
0
13
Point After TD 13:35
27-R.Gaglianone extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 13:35
23-J.Taylor runs 67 yards for a touchdown.
3
plays
75
yds
01:25
pos
0
6
Team Stats
1st Downs 14 24
Rushing 4 13
Passing 8 10
Penalty 2 1
3rd Down Conv 3-11 9-14
4th Down Conv 1-1 0-0
Total Net Yards 199 491
Total Plays 55 71
Avg Gain 3.6 6.9
Net Yards Rushing 66 295
Rush Attempts 26 53
Avg Rush Yards 2.5 5.6
Net Yards Passing 133 196
Comp. - Att. 13-29 13-18
Yards Per Pass 4.6 10.9
Sacked - Yards Lost 3-22 1-3
Penalties - Yards 7-45 8-65
Touchdowns 0 2
Rushing TDs 0 1
Passing TDs 0 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 1 3
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 1-1
Int. Thrown 1 2
Punts - Avg 4-41.3 1-44.0
Return Yards 103 45
Punts - Returns 1-0 1-20
Kickoffs - Returns 1-23 1-23
Int. - Returns 2-80 1-2
Kicking 3/4 3/3
Extra Points 0/0 2/2
Field Goals 3/4 1/1
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Purdue 3-3 33309
7 Wisconsin 6-0 1430017
133 PASS YDS 196
66 RUSH YDS 295
199 TOTAL YDS 491
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
E. Sindelar 2 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
44.8% 155 0 1 82.8
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
52.9% 769 6 3 118.8
E. Sindelar 13/29 155 0 1
D. Blough 11 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 0.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
68.9% 688 7 4 149.9
D. Blough 0/0 0 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
D. Knox 1 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 31 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
28 152 0
D. Knox 7 31 0 10
M. Jones 8 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
8 20 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
20 72 1
M. Jones 8 20 0 5
E. Sindelar 2 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 15 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
13 -12 0
E. Sindelar 5 15 0 21
R. Worship 34 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 13 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
16 62 1
R. Worship 3 13 0 7
J. Sparks 12 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
J. Sparks 1 2 0 2
D. Blough 11 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 -15 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
26 18 1
D. Blough 2 -15 0 -7
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
B. Hopkins 89 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 48 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
15 224 3
B. Hopkins 2 48 0 31
A. Mahoungou 21 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 34 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
16 253 1
A. Mahoungou 4 34 0 12
G. Phillips 10 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 26 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
17 154 0
G. Phillips 2 26 0 14
J. Anthrop 33 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 21 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 21 0
J. Anthrop 2 21 0 12
D. Knox 1 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 20 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 70 1
D. Knox 1 20 0 20
C. Herdman 88 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 7 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
11 250 2
C. Herdman 1 7 0 7
I. Zico 7 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 18 0
I. Zico 0 0 0 0
J. Sparks 12 QB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
J. Sparks 0 0 0 0
M. Jones 8 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 -1 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 12 0
M. Jones 1 -1 0 -1
Defense T-A SACK INT
M. Bailey 21 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 1.0
M. Bailey 1-0 1.0 0
L. Neal 9 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
L. Neal 1-0 0.0 0
D. Ezechukwu 36 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
D. Ezechukwu 0-0 0.0 1
D. Hunte 2 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
D. Hunte 0-0 0.0 1
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Dellinger 85 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/2 0/0
SEASON FG XP
1/2 0/0
J. Dellinger 1/2 40 0/0 3
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Schopper 31 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 41.3 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
29 43.7 2
J. Schopper 4 41.3 2 52
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Knox 1 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 23.0 23 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
5 23.8 23 0
D. Knox 1 23.0 23 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Anthrop 33 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
J. Anthrop 1 0.0 0 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
A. Hornibrook 12 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
72.2% 199 1 2 161.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
65.6% 1210 11 6 166.4
A. Hornibrook 13/18 199 1 2
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
J. Taylor 23 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
30 219 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
127 986 10
J. Taylor 30 219 1 67
B. Shaw 7 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 41 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
55 221 2
B. Shaw 12 41 0 11
G. Groshek 37 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 32 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
19 121 1
G. Groshek 2 32 0 18
A. Taylor 4 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 5 0
A. Taylor 2 5 0 3
D. Davis 6 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 4 0
D. Davis 1 3 0 3
A. Ramesh 20 FB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
7 23 1
A. Ramesh 1 2 0 2
A. Hornibrook 12 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 -3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
10 -49 0
A. Hornibrook 2 -3 0 0
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
Q. Cephus 87 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 100 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
23 401 5
Q. Cephus 5 100 1 41
K. Pryor 3 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 20 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 20 0
K. Pryor 1 20 0 20
A. Taylor 4 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 17 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 127 1
A. Taylor 1 17 0 17
J. Taylor 23 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 17 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 17 0
J. Taylor 1 17 0 17
B. Shaw 7 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 11 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 21 0
B. Shaw 2 11 0 6
D. Davis 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 8 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 160 1
D. Davis 1 8 0 8
Defense T-A SACK INT
C. Sheehy 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
C. Sheehy 1-0 1.0 0
G. Dooley 5 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
G. Dooley 1-0 1.0 0
A. James 57 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
A. James 1-0 1.0 0
L. Jacobs 32 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
L. Jacobs 0-0 0.0 1
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
R. Gaglianone 27 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 2/2
SEASON FG XP
6/7 28/28
R. Gaglianone 1/1 46 2/2 5
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
A. Lotti 15 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
1 44.0 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
21 41.5 0
A. Lotti 1 44.0 0 44
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Davis 6 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 23.0 23 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 23.0 23 0
D. Davis 1 23.0 23 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
N. Nelson 11 CB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 20.0 20 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
12 7.1 20 0
N. Nelson 1 20.0 20 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:28 PURDUE 27 1:17 4 -2 Punt
6:12 PURDUE 25 4:52 11 56 FG
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:31 WISC 44 0:13 3 0 Punt
8:44 WISC 15 1:45 3 6 FG Miss
2:38 PURDUE 25 2:33 15 43 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 PURDUE 25 2:27 6 14 Punt
5:33 WISC 28 1:20 3 5 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:53 PURDUE 5 2:44 12 51 Punt
10:33 PURDUE 39 2:09 6 -26 INT
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 WISC 25 1:25 3 75 TD
11:58 WISC 27 5:46 11 73 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
1:09 WISC 23 1:00 7 41 INT
13:06 WISC 4 4:15 7 43 Punt
6:59 WISC 25 4:15 7 47 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:18 WISC 29 6:33 13 35 INT
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
4:07 WISC 25 3:56 9 70 Fumble
12:01 WISC 14 1:18 3 3 Punt
8:14 WISC 13 7:44 16 77 Game