By Cynthia Germain
The Wisconsin Badgers showed strong at the start, ultimately winning the game 17-9 against Purdue. The successful run game was the highlight, leading to two short pass touchdowns in the first quarter. The first drive of the game resulted in a touchdown, and the offense continued to display their prowess, gaining another touchdown in the quarter. The Boilermakers had a short answer in the second quarter with a field goal, but the Badgers offered one of their own. Later in the second quarter, Purdue responded with one more field goal, bringing the score to 17-6 at the half.
The Badgers defense looked powerful, holding Purdue to one final field goal in the 3rd quarter. The offense seemed to stall in the second half, making some unusual mistakes and ultimately not adding any more points to the scoreboard. Notable in the game was the freshman Jonathan Taylor coming very close to a milestone in college ball. At the start of the game, he needed only 233 yards to have 1000 rushing yards in the first six games. There is no doubt that Taylor will make the mark in the next game, joining an elite rank. The Badgers host the Maryland Terrapins on Saturday.