MADISON - Last week, it was Wisconsin giving the Buckeyes 21-points in a demoralizing loss in Columbus. This time around, the Badgers can point the finger at themselves once again.
Wisconsin blew a 10-point first half lead, watched Scott Tolzien throw three nasty second-half interceptions and saw themselves fail to capitalize on prime field position, all of which led No.11 Iowa plenty of room to come back and beat up Wisconsin, 20-10.
Iowa (7-0, 3-0 Big Ten) goes 6-for-13 on third down and out gained the Badgers 204 to 58 in the second half.
Wisconsin (5-2, 2-2 Big Ten) heads into its bye week having lost two straight games, both to ranked opponents.
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12 plays, 56 yards, 5:34 TOP, 14:53 left
FG Phil Welch 34
Key Play: Talk about establishing the run with John Clay. The sophomore had 10 carries for 58 yards in the first quarter, 35 of which came on UW's first scoring drive.
11 plays, 92 yards, 4:59 TOP, 8:09 left
Montee Ball 10-yard run (Welch kick)
Key Play: After David Gilreath made a poor decision whether to or not to fair catch a punt, resulting in UW starting at its own 8, Tolzen completed passes to Issac Anderson and Garrett Graham for 19 and 21 yards, respectively, getting UW out to midfield.
7 plays, 45 yards, 2:40 TOP, 5:25 left
FG Daniel Murray 37
Key Play: UW's defense had Iowa in a third-and-five situation, but Ricky Stanzi was added by blown coverage and found Derrell Johnson-Koulianos open down the middle for a 34-yard gain, setting Iowa up on UW's 26.
9 plays, 54 yards, 4:37 TOP, 7:58 left
Tony Moeaki 24-yard catch from Ricky Stanzi (Murray kick)
Key Play: UW got the ball first and were driving until Tolzien was intercepted by Amari Spievey at the Iowa 46. UW looked to have Iowa stopped but Trey Stross held on for an 8-yard gain on a slant plass, despite a big hit from Niles Brinkley.
7 plays, 79 yards, 3:27 TOP, 13:15 left
Adam Robinson 10-yard run(Murray kick)
Key Play: Stanzi completed three straight passes of 11, 21 and 24 yards against a Badger defense that had looked pretty good up until that drive.
9 plays, 29 yards, 6:02 TOP, 5:17 left
FG Murray 48
Key Play: Wisconsin saw it fit to shoot themselves in the foot in a critical situation. With Iowa facing a third-and-5 on UW's 30, defensive tackle J.J. Watt lined up offsides, negating a two-yard loss and giving Iowa a first down.