Ikegwuonu Saves the Day

After pulling within two with under five minutes left, junior Jack Ikegwuonu picked a great time for his first interception of the year, picking off quarterback Ryan Mallett for the third time, as the Badgers go undefeated at home in 2007.

MADISON - The Badgers survived a late Wolverine charge in the fourth quarter to upset No.13 Michigan on Senior Day.

Full coverage from Badger Nation to follow after the game ...

First Half

First Quarter

UW 7-0

5 plays, 55 yards, 2:39 TOP, 3:49 Remaining

Travis Beckum 10 pass from Tyler Donovan (Mehlhaff kick)

Key Play: Michigan linebacker Shawn Crable was flagged for two roughing the passer penalties, the first wipping out an interception, and allowed Wisconsin to continue its touchdown drive.

Second Quarter

UW 10-0

8 plays, 65 yards, 3:35 TOP, 12:46 Remaining

FG Mehlhaff 27

Key Play: Deep in Wisconsin territory, Donovan connected with Beckum for a 34-yard gain, giving the Badgers excellent field position to start the second quarter.

UW 17-0

7 plays, 59 yards, 3:07 TOP, 7:46 Remaining

Donovan two yard run (Mehlhaff kick)

Key Play: On third-and-seven on their own 44, the Badgers got a big run from Donovan, who couldn't find a receiver downfield, so he scrambled 18 yards for the first down.

UW 17-7

8 plays, 80 yards, 3:16 TOP, 5:00 Remaining

Mario Manningham 12 yard pass from Ryan Mallett (Lopata kick)

Key Play: Wisconsin's Ben Strickland looked to have a clear interception off Mallett, but officials ruled the UM Greg Mathews had simultaneous position. By rule, the ball stays to the offense and, one play later, Michigan was into the end zone.

UW 20-7

10 plays, 43 yards, 4:07 TOP, :15 Remaining

FG Mehlhaff 40

Key Play: On third-and-nine, Donovan somehow avoiding being sacked and escaped the pocket. Looking like he was going to run, drawing the linebackers in, Donovan stepped back before crossing the line of scrimmage and threw a 26-yard pass to Beckum, putting it only where the junior tight end could catch it.

Second Half

Third Quarter

UW 23-7

16 plays, 79 yards, 8:11 TOP, 4:46 Remaining

FG Mehlhaff 19

Key Play: With Lance Smith being out the rest of the game with a shoulder injury, sophomore P.J. Hill strapped on the gear and made an impact. Hil carried five times for 16 yards, but couldn't cash in the drive when he was stopped on third-and-goal from the one.

Fourth Quarter

UW 23-14

3 plays, 98 yards, 1:00 TOP, 13:17 Remaining

Manningham 97-yard pass from Mallett (Lopata kick)

Key Play: There's a reason Manningham is one of the best wide receivers in the nation. Using his speed after a short catch, the Manningham raced by Jack Ikeqwuonu and Shane Carter and did not stop until he was in the Wisconsin end zone.

UW 23-21

10 plays, 86 yards, 1:41 TOP, 7:31 Remaining

Arrington 26-yard pass from Mallett (Lopata kick)

Key Play: The Badgers has Mallett in their graps on third-and-10 and deep in Michigan's territory. Somehow, Mallett was able to toss the ball to RB Carlos Butler as he fell to the turf. The end result was a 16-yard gain and a first down.

UW 30-21

4 plays, 33 yards, 1:26 TOP, 3:11 Remaining

Zach Brown six-yard run (Mehlhaff kick)

Key Play: Jack Ikegwuonu picked a great time for his first interception of the year, picking off Ryan Mallett to give the Badgers great field position to add some needed insurance points.

UW 37-21

1 play, 2 yards, :04 TOP, 2:15 Remaining

Zach Brown two-yard run (Mehlhaff kick)

Key Play: Michigan went for it on fourth and long and couldn't convert, handing the ball right back to the Badgers.


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