Wisconsin junior quarterback Scott Tolzien shakes off early miscues to throw for over 250 yards, four touchdowns, tying a career high, and running for another in UW's 45-24 dismantling of Michigan.
John Clay ran for over 100 yards and a touchdown, giving the Badgers a 1,000-yard rusher for the fifth straight season, and wide receiver Nick Toon grabs two touchdown passes, his first career multi-score game.
Wisconsin (8-2, 5-2 Big Ten) close out the home season with a 6-1 record, and surpass last season's win total with two scheduled games remaining.
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5 plays, 80 yards, 2:07 TOP, 11:14 left
Garrett Graham 22-yard pass from Scott Tolzien (Philip Welch kick)
Key Play: UW didn't waste anytime moving the ball on its first drive. On a play-action pass, Tolzien hit a wide-open Isaac Anderson in the middle of the field for a 27-yard gain. Coupled with a roughing the passer penalty, the Badgers had a first down on the Michigan 38.
11 plays, 74 yards, 4:57 TOP, 6:41 left
Vincent Smith 21-yard pass from Tate Forcier (Jason Olesnavage kick)
Key Play: UW was in good shape after senior Jeff Stehle recorded back-to-back TFLs, setting up a 3rd-and-24. But UW's bad pass defense allowed Roy Roundtree to be open on the sideline for a 26-yard gain, setting up UM on the UW 23.
4 plays, 6 yards, :46 TOP, 14:16 left
FG Jason Olesnavage 37
Key Play: Backed up after a blocked field goal attempt, Tolzien threw an attempted pass into heavy traffic and was picked off, giving Michigan prime starting territory.
14 plays, 75 yards, 5:42 TOP, 8:29 left
Nick Toon 8-yard pass from Tolzien (Welch kick)
Key Play: UW was forced to punt on 4th-and-20, but a roughing the kicker penalty on Brandon Smith gave UW a bonus 15 yards and an automatic first down on the Michigan 30.
1 play, 75 yards, :04 TOP, 3:46 left
Ryan Van Bergen 14-yard fumble return (Olesnavage kick)
Key Play: A collapsing pocket and Tolzien holding on to the ball a touch too long caused the junior to get hit from behind, fumble the football and allow Michigan to scoop and score.
6 plays, 74 yards, 2:31 TOP, 1:09 left
John Clay 1-yard run (Welch kick)
Key Play: After the fumble, Tolzien wasted little time making up for his flub. He completed a 35-yard gain to a streaking Nick Toon down the UW sideline and then hit Graham for a 23-yard strike, getting UW set on Michigan's 2.
10 plays, 80 yards, 4:57 TOP, 10:03 left
Toon 15-yard pass from Tolzien (Welch kick)
Key Play: Becoming the sixth sophomore in school history to rush for over 1,000 yards, Clay kept his total going, finding a hole on the left side of the line for a 21-yard gain down the Michigan sideline, the longest run of the afternoon, getting UW to the 44.
8 plays, 60 yards, 2:59 TOP, 6:59 left
Roundtree 10-yard pass from Forcier (Olesnavage kick)
Key Play: Deciding to gamble on fourth-and-9, Forcier completed a 14-yard pass to Junior Hemingway for a first down on the UW 20. For the game, UW has allowed Michigan to go 6-of-12 on third down.
8 plays, 66 yards, 4:42 TOP, 2:08 left
Lance Kendricks 7-yard pass Tolzien (Welch kick)
Key Play: A huge hole on the left side of the line allowed John Clay to scamper 33 yards on first-and-20, getting UW into Michigan territory at the 43.
10 plays, 60 yards, 4:55 TOP, 11:00 left
Tolzien 1-yard run (Welch kick)
Key Play: John Clay continues to pound the football against Michigan. Clay is well over 100 yards and started the fourth quarter with a bang, going 13 yards to get UW inside the 40.
15 plays, 60 yards, 8:01 TOP, 1:43 left
FG Phil Welch 28