"We're going to have to go back to work tomorrow," Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz said. "It's going to hurt for a while. We'll turn our sights to what's ahead of us."
Poor special teams play throughout the game and ugly clock management at its end cost Iowa dearly. The Badgers, conversely, did the little things necessary to win in a clash of evenly matched teams.
Wisconsin improved to 7-1 overall and 3-1 in the Big Ten heading into a bye week. The Hawkeyes (5-2, 2-1) will next week play host to Michigan State, who is unbeaten in the conference.
Ricky Stanzi threw for three more touchdowns on Saturday. He improved his total for the season to 16 with just two interceptions.
Derrell Johnson-Koulianos caught five passes for 93 yards and a touchdown for the Hawkeyes. He tied Kevin Kasper for the career receptions record with 157.
Adam Robinson exceeded 100 yards rushing for the fifth time in seven games this season. The Iowa sophomore carried the ball 23 times for 114 yards and a touchdown on Saturday.
Iowa's defense allowed the Badgers 347 offensive yards after giving up 522 to Michigan a week ago. The Badgers were 5 for 5 in the red zone, including four TDs.