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Wildcats shock No. 20 Badgers

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Northwestern Wildcats upset the No. 20 Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday. The Wildcats won 31-17 from Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois.

The Wildcats improved to 5-3 on the season. They are now 5-1 within conference play.

Northwestern has now won four straight games.

Northwestern quarterback Clayton Thorson throws a pass against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Clayton Thorson throwing a pass against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (Getty Images)

The Badgers also fell to 5-3 on the season. However, they are just 3-2 in conference play.

In the past four games, they have won two games and lost two games.

Wildcats quarterback Clayton Thorson went 17 of 30 for 167 yards. He also had one touchdown and three interceptions.

Isaiah Bowser had 34 carries for 117 yards and a touchdown. Thorson had eight carries for 29 yards and two touchdowns.

Bennett Skowronek had four receptions for 73 yards. Cameron Green had five receptions for 31 yards. Kyric McGowan had a 24-yard touchdown reception.

Badgers quarterback Jack Coan — who received his first career start — went 20 of 31 for 158 yards. He also had one touchdown.

Garrett Groshek had seven carries for 68 yards. Jonathan Taylor had 11 carries for 46 yards. Alec Ingold had four carries for 12 yards and a touchdown.

Danny Davis III had five receptions for 55 yards. Kendric Pryor had four receptions for 52 yards and a touchdown. Groshek had four receptions for 20 yards.

Northwestern scored 17 points. Thorson hit McGowan for a 24-yard touchdown reception. Bowser also scored on a two-yard rushing touchdown.

Charlie Kuhbander also made a 26-yard field goal.

Wisconsin scored just seven second-half points. Coan also hit Pryor for a 10-yard touchdown reception.

The Wildcats had a 14-10 lead at halftime. Thorson had a one-yard rushing touchdown. He also had a five-yard rushing touchdown.

Badgers’ Ingold scored on a four-yard rushing touchdown. Rafael Gaglianone also made a 36-yard field goal.


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