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Defense carries No. 6 Wisconsin past No. 25 Iowa 38-14

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Undefeated Wisconsin's defense keeps getting better as the stakes get higher with every victory.

Imagine how good the Badgers could be if they stopped turning the ball over so much.

Kendric Pryor scored twice, and No. 6 Wisconsin relied on its stifling D to overcome four turnovers and Iowa cornerback Josh Jackson's two touchdowns in a 38-14 win Saturday over the Hawkeyes.

The win allowed the Badgers (10-0, 7-0 Big Ten, CFP No. 8) to clinch a trip to the conference title game as West champions. An overpowering defense is carrying them to Indianapolis.

''It was fun to watch,'' coach Paul Chryst said. ''Guys all had great energy to them, and, boy, there were some plays made.''

Leon Jacobs recovered two fumbles - one returned for a score - and fellow linebacker T.J. Edwards had an interception for the Badgers, who shut down an Iowa offense that had overwhelmed Ohio State last week.

The Hawkeyes (6-4, 3-4, CFP No. 20) were held to 66 total yards, the fewest ever allowed by the Badgers to a Big Ten opponent, the week after scoring 55 and gaining 487 yards against Ohio State. Iowa went 0 of 13 on third down against Wisconsin.

''They're a good team ... so we had to prove a point,'' Jacobs said.

Iowa had just five first downs all day. A miserable first half ended with just 15 yards and one first down for the Hawkeyes.

But Wisconsin turnovers kept them in the game.

Remarkably, Jackson accounted for all their points. The junior scored on interception returns of 43 and 52 yards, the latter coming with 11:18 left in the third quarter to get the Hawkeyes within 17-14.

''Our defense tried to keep us in the football game,'' coach Kirk Ferentz said. ''But at the end of the day, we just couldn't do the things you have to do to have any kind of a chance.''

The Badgers' defense wanted to get in on the fun, too.

Jacobs scooped up a loose ball about 5 minutes later after a bad snap on third-and-10, running 21 yards to the end zone to give Wisconsin another 10-point lead.

''Their defense, better than advertised - not that they haven't been playing well,'' Ferentz said.

League-leading rusher Jonathan Taylor had 157 yards on 29 carries, but fumbled twice, losing one. Alex Hornibrook was 11 of 18 for 135 yards with two touchdowns and the three interceptions. Pryor had a 25-yard touchdown run and a 12-yard touchdown catch.

''I think I obviously could have done better ... and then we made some plays there at the end,'' Hornibrook said. ''Some guys helped me out, but there is definitely room to improve.''

TAKEAWAYS

Iowa: Don't throw at Jackson, the junior who came into the afternoon leading the country with 20 passes defended. A week after tying the school record with three interceptions in a game, Jackson tied another Iowa record with two interceptions returned for touchdowns in a game.

''I'd rather win. We just want to get back in the film room and execute better,'' Jackson said.

Wisconsin: Hornibrook has now thrown 11 interceptions in Big Ten play, which isn't ideal especially for a run-first offense. Taylor had a second fumble recovered by a teammate near the goal line in the fourth quarter with the game out of reach. The Badgers continue to get bogged down by mistakes in spite of a season-long effort by Chryst to get the offense to cut down on miscues.

''We're still learning. Coach is going to get after us at practice all week about it, and we've just got to continue to strive and move forward,'' running back Bradrick Shaw said.

BLOCK PARTY

Center Tyler Biadasz left the game in the third quarter with a left leg injury. But he made the highlight reel with an open-field pancake block after pulling left to help spring Pryor free on the receiver's end-around TD.

UNHAPPY HOMECOMING

Quarterback Nate Stanley had an awful trip back to his home state, finishing 8 of 24 for 41 yards. He was sacked four times and was pressured in the pocket all night. Stanley also lost a fumble on a sack by linebacker Ryan Connelly.

Stanley passed for 226 yards and five touchdowns last week against Ohio State.

''It was two different ends of the spectrum. We want to feel the experience we had last week and not this one,'' Stanley said.

UP NEXT:

Iowa: Hosts Purdue next Saturday.

Wisconsin: The Badgers face another ranked team in No. 21 Michigan at Camp Randall next week.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 7:02
27-R.Gaglianone extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
38
Touchdown 7:02
12-A.Hornibrook complete to 4-A.Taylor. 4-A.Taylor runs 5 yards for a touchdown.
7
plays
31
yds
03:21
pos
14
37
Point After TD 11:05
27-R.Gaglianone extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
31
Touchdown 11:05
7-B.Shaw runs 8 yards for a touchdown.
8
plays
59
yds
00:00
pos
14
30
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 6:10
27-R.Gaglianone extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
24
Touchdown 6:21
to IOW 21 FUMBLES. 32-L.Jacobs runs 21 yards for a touchdown.
1
plays
70
yds
0:00
pos
14
23
Point After TD 11:18
91-M.Recinos extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
17
Touchdown 11:30
12-A.Hornibrook incomplete. INTERCEPTED by 15-J.Jackson at IOW 48. 15-J.Jackson runs 52 yards for a touchdown.
0
plays
0
yds
0:00
pos
13
17
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:19
27-R.Gaglianone extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
17
Touchdown 1:19
12-A.Hornibrook complete to 3-K.Pryor. 3-K.Pryor runs 12 yards for a touchdown.
4
plays
31
yds
01:15
pos
7
16
Point After TD 8:55
27-R.Gaglianone extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
10
Touchdown 8:55
3-K.Pryor runs 25 yards for a touchdown.
5
plays
51
yds
02:18
pos
7
9
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 5:46
27-R.Gaglianone 23 yards Field Goal is Good.
15
plays
74
yds
07:37
pos
7
3
Point After TD 13:30
91-M.Recinos extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
0
Touchdown 13:46
12-A.Hornibrook incomplete. INTERCEPTED by 15-J.Jackson at WIS 43. 15-J.Jackson runs 43 yards for a touchdown.
4
plays
78
yds
01:06
pos
6
0
Team Stats
1st Downs 5 18
Rushing 3 8
Passing 2 8
Penalty 0 2
3rd Down Conv 0-13 5-13
4th Down Conv 1-1 0-0
Total Net Yards 33 373
Total Plays 50 67
Avg Gain 0.7 5.6
Net Yards Rushing 25 247
Rush Attempts 26 49
Avg Rush Yards 1.0 5.0
Net Yards Passing 8 126
Comp. - Att. 8-24 11-18
Yards Per Pass 0.3 7.0
Sacked - Yards Lost 4-33 2-9
Penalties - Yards 5-32 6-54
Touchdowns 2 5
Rushing TDs 0 2
Passing TDs 0 2
Other 2 1
Turnovers 2 5
Fumbles - Lost 1-1 2-2
Int. Thrown 1 3
Punts - Avg 9-40.2 5-43.6
Return Yards 148 86
Punts - Returns 0-0 3-22
Kickoffs - Returns 3-53 3-64
Int. - Returns 3-95 1-0
Kicking 2/2 6/6
Extra Points 2/2 5/5
Field Goals 0/0 1/1
Safeties 0 0
1234T
20 Iowa 6-4 707014
8 Wisconsin 10-0 31471438
8 PASS YDS 126
25 RUSH YDS 247
33 TOTAL YDS 373
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
N. Stanley 4 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
33.3% 41 0 1 39.4
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
56.2% 1970 22 5 136.8
N. Stanley 8/24 41 0 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
J. Butler 20 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
8 30 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
65 290 0
J. Butler 8 30 0 6
A. Wadley 25 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
8 23 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
189 784 5
A. Wadley 8 23 0 9
T. Young 28 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 11 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
37 172 1
T. Young 3 11 0 5
N. Easley 84 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 5 0
N. Easley 1 5 0 5
N. Stanley 4 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 -35 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
34 -62 0
N. Stanley 5 -35 0 2
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
N. Easley 84 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 19 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
41 421 4
N. Easley 2 19 0 10
M. VandeBerg 89 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 14 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
23 326 2
M. VandeBerg 2 14 0 9
T. Hockenson 38 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 6 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
20 278 3
T. Hockenson 1 6 0 6
A. Wadley 25 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 2 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
24 310 3
A. Wadley 2 2 0 2
J. Butler 20 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 45 0
J. Butler 1 0 0 0
N. Fant 87 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
23 353 7
N. Fant 0 0 0 0
I. Smith-Marsette 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
13 132 2
I. Smith-Marsette 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
B. Bower 41 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
11-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-0 0 0.0
B. Bower 11-0 0.0 0
J. Jewell 43 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
9-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-3 1 0.0
J. Jewell 9-3 0.0 0
B. Niemann 44 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 0.0
B. Niemann 6-2 0.0 0
M. Taylor 19 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
M. Taylor 6-1 0.0 0
N. Bazata 99 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
N. Bazata 5-0 0.0 0
J. Gervase 30 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-3 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-5 2 0.0
J. Gervase 3-3 0.0 1
P. Hesse 40 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 1 0.0
P. Hesse 3-1 0.0 0
A. Nelson 98 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
A. Nelson 3-0 0.0 0
J. Jackson 15 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 2 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 7 0.0
J. Jackson 3-0 0.0 2
S. Brincks 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
S. Brincks 2-2 0.0 0
B. Reiff 91 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-3 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-3 1 1.0
B. Reiff 1-3 1.0 0
N. Niemann 49 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
N. Niemann 1-0 0.0 0
A. Epenesa 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
A. Epenesa 1-0 1.0 0
M. Rugamba 5 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
M. Rugamba 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
M. Recinos 91 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 2/2
SEASON FG XP
9/11 32/32
M. Recinos 0/0 0 2/2 2
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
C. Rastetter 7 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
9 40.2 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
41 40.3 0
C. Rastetter 9 40.2 0 52
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
I. Kelly-Martin 21 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 17.7 21 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
18 21.5 21 0
I. Kelly-Martin 3 17.7 21 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
A. Hornibrook 12 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
61.1% 135 2 3 127.4
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
64.1% 1863 17 12 155.6
A. Hornibrook 11/18 135 2 3
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
J. Taylor 23 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
29 157 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
219 1525 12
J. Taylor 29 157 0 19
B. Shaw 7 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 47 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
89 347 4
B. Shaw 10 47 1 14
K. Pryor 3 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 25 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 25 1
K. Pryor 1 25 1 25
C. James 5 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 18 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
32 166 0
C. James 3 18 0 11
G. Groshek 37 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 8 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
47 250 2
G. Groshek 2 8 0 5
A. Ramesh 20 FB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 0 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
11 34 2
A. Ramesh 1 0 0 0
A. Hornibrook 12 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 -8 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
18 -78 0
A. Hornibrook 3 -8 0 1
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
D. Davis 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 74 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
12 244 1
D. Davis 4 74 0 28
T. Fumagalli 81 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 21 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
33 422 3
T. Fumagalli 3 21 0 11
J. Taylor 23 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 14 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 55 0
J. Taylor 1 14 0 14
K. Pryor 3 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 12 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 92 1
K. Pryor 1 12 1 12
Z. Neuville 85 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 9 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
8 79 2
Z. Neuville 1 9 0 9
A. Taylor 4 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 5 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
15 236 3
A. Taylor 1 5 1 5
Defense T-A SACK INT
R. Connelly 43 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-2 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-2 0 1.0
R. Connelly 7-2 1.0 0
O. Sagapolu 99 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
O. Sagapolu 3-0 1.0 0
L. Jacobs 32 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 1 1.0
L. Jacobs 3-1 1.0 0
N. Nelson 11 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
N. Nelson 3-0 0.0 0
T. Edwards 53 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-3 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-3 4 0.0
T. Edwards 2-3 0.0 1
A. James 57 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
A. James 2-0 0.0 0
A. Van Ginkel 17 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.5
A. Van Ginkel 2-1 0.5 0
D. Tindal 25 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
D. Tindal 1-0 0.0 0
N. Jamerson 12 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 2 0.0
N. Jamerson 1-0 0.0 0
G. Dooley 5 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
G. Dooley 1-1 0.0 0
C. Obasih 34 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. Obasih 1-0 0.0 0
C. Sheehy 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.5
C. Sheehy 1-1 0.5 0
D. Carriere-Williams 29 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
D. Carriere-Williams 1-0 0.0 0
Q. Cephus 87 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
Q. Cephus 1-0 0.0 0
I. Loudermilk 97 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
I. Loudermilk 1-0 0.0 0
G. Rand 93 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
G. Rand 1-0 0.0 0
A. Farrar 18 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
A. Farrar 0-1 0.0 0
Jo. Ferguson 8 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 4 0.0
Jo. Ferguson 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
R. Gaglianone 27 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 5/5
SEASON FG XP
10/12 47/47
R. Gaglianone 1/1 23 5/5 8
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
A. Lotti 15 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 43.6 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
33 40.5 3
A. Lotti 5 43.6 3 62
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Tindal 25 CB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 21.3 25 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
6 24.0 25 0
D. Tindal 3 21.3 25 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
N. Nelson 11 CB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 7.3 20 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
18 6.0 20 0
N. Nelson 3 7.3 20 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
5:37 IOWA 16 1:26 3 4 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
2:42 IOWA 6 2:31 6 13 Punt
12:45 IOWA 7 1:22 3 8 Punt
8:49 IOWA 24 1:24 4 1 Punt
6:58 IOWA 49 0:54 3 3 Punt
3:39 IOWA 8 0:53 3 -7 Punt
1:19 IOWA 25 0:48 3 0 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 IOWA 25 1:10 3 -6 Punt
7:45 IOWA 20 1:24 5 1 TD
6:10 IOWA 25 1:19 3 8 Punt
3:08 IOWA 20 2:41 6 21 INT
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:59 IOWA 24 0:29 3 62 Fumble
7:02 IOWA 25 0:36 3 9 Punt
1:51 IOWA 9 1:20 4 11 Game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:52 WISC 20 1:06 4 78 INT
13:23 WISC 20 7:37 15 75 FG
3:59 WISC 27 1:07 3 -21 INT
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:48 WISC 33 1:50 3 1 Punt
11:13 WISC 49 2:18 5 51 TD
7:09 WISC 40 0:00 1 11 Fumble
5:53 WISC 27 1:58 3 3 Punt
2:34 IOWA 26 1:15 4 31 TD
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:40 WISC 38 2:10 6 -1 INT
11:13 WISC 25 3:20 6 23 Punt
4:39 WISC 32 1:25 3 7 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:18 WISC 41 0:00 8 59 TD
10:23 IOWA 14 3:21 7 24 TD
6:13 WISC 34 4:15 6 23 Punt