An All Out Assault

After a slow start, the Badgers, for the second-straight week, have come out firing in the second half. Wisconsin has scored 51 unanswered points and beat the Thundering Herd in front of 80,000+ at Camp Randall Saturday.

MADISON - Led by a solid passing performance by Allan Evridge, two rushing touchdowns by P.J. Hill and three second-half interceptions by the Wisconsin defense, the Badgers turned a 14-point second-quarter deficit into 44 unanswered points, beating the Thundering Herd 51-14 Saturday to move to 2-0 on the season.

Evridge finished the day completing 17-of-26 passes for 308 yards and one touchdown, a stark contrast from his 7-for-10 performance a week ago.

Complete Coverage from Badger Nation to follow ...

First Half

First Quarter

7-0 Marshall

8 plays, 58 yards, 4:20 TOP, 4:08 remaining

Chubb Small 1-yard run (Craig Ratanamorn kick)

Key Play: Wisconsin realized that Darius Passmore is worth the accolades given to him. Passmore cruised right by Mario Goins and caught a picture-perfect pass from QB Mark Cann, good for a 36-yard gain and first and goal at the one.

Second Quarter

14-0 Marshall

10 plays, 58 yards, 4:28 TOP, 13:34 remaining

Darius Marshall 1-yard run (Ratanamorn kick)

Key Play: Wisconsin's defense looked like they had finally tightened the screws on Marshall's passing game when the Herd had third and long from the 41. The Badgers failed, however, to put a man on Courtney Edmonson, who was wide open in the middle of the field for a 13-yard gain.

14-7 Marshall

7 plays, 60 yards, 3:18 TOP, 10:16 remaining

P.J. Hill 2-yard run (Phil Welch kick)

Key Play: Allan Evridge finally completed a pass and it was a beauty, hitting Lance Kendricks for a 36-yard gain to put the Badgers inside Marshall's 30-yard line.

14-10 Marshall

7 plays, 57 yards, 2:23 TOP, 4:54 remaining

Phil Welch 45-yard FG

Key Play: Evridge isn't completing much but when he is, the completions are going for big yards. Sophomore wide receiver Kyle Jefferson adjusted to a under-thrown pass and hauled in the pass with two defenders on him for a 42-yard gain, getting out of hostile territory.

17-14 Wisconsin

7 plays, 88 yards, 2:05 TOP, :36 remaining

Zach Brown 3-yard run (Welch kick)

Key Play: Evridge was the man on this drive - hitting Kedricks for 34 and Gilreath twice for 22 and 16 yards, leading the Badgers down to the red zone.

Second Half

Third Quarter

24-14 Wisconsin

3 plays, 22 yards, 1:05 TOP, 13:02 remaining

P.J. Hill 1-yard run (Welch kick)

Key Play: The Badgers picked a great time for their first interception of the season, as Niles Brinkley stepped in front of a Marshall pass and returned it 16 yards down to the Marshall 22.

31-14 Wisconsin

1 play, 26 yards, :07 TOP, 9:45 remaining

Garrett Graham 26-yard catch from Evridge (Welch kick)

Key Play: Another Marshall turnover leads to another Wisconsin touchdown. Safety Shane Carter stepped right in front of a Marshall pass and return it 41 yards down to the UW 26. One play later, Evridge threw a strike to Graham, who barreled into the end zone.

38-14 Wisconsin

8 plays, 76 yards, 3:30 TOP, 1:04 remaining

John Clay 26-yard run (Welch kick)

Key Play: Any doubt about Evridge's ability to throw the football have been answered. The senior was stellar on the drive, going 3-for-4 and owning the out route, hitting Gilreath for 9, Jefferson for 15 and Graham for 25.

Fourth Quarter

44-14 Wisconsin

11 plays, 82 yards, 6:06 TOP, 7:57 remaining

Bradie Ewing 1-yard run (kick blocked)

Key Play: Walk-on Bradie Ewing capped the scoring drive with his first-career touchdown. Ewing was hit in the backfield but managed to stay on his feet and lunge to get the ball over the goal line.

51-14 Wisconsin

4 plays, 57 yards, 1:42 TOP, 4:49 remaining

John Clay 5-yard run (Welch kick)

Key Play: Dustin Sherer's first snap from center went for a big gain, as he hit Maurice Moore for a 21-yard gain that put the Badgers at the 21-yard line.

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