Madison, Wisconsin (AP) – Graham Martz threw two touchdowns and Braylon Allen threw for 113 yards and one point as Wisconsin defeated Purdue 35-24 on Saturday.
John Tokio had two interceptions, including a 31-yard return for a touchdown for the Badgers (4-4, 2-3 Big Ten Conference), who rebounded from a two-time overtime loss at Michigan State University, 34-28. I did.
The game was the first home win for Wisconsin interim coach Jim Leonhardt, who replaced Paul Christ on October 2.
Allen, who hit 100 yards for the fifth time this season, returned to the injury tent late in the third quarter with a left arm injury, but returned in the fourth quarter.
Martz went 13-of-21 for 203 yards in two touchdowns for the Badgers in their 16th straight win against Purdue.
Purdue’s 4-game winning streak was broken, and the Boilermakers (6-2, 3-2) are one game behind Illinois to lead the Big Ten West standings.
The Badgers scored on their opening drive when Mertz threw a 29-yard touchdown strike to Skyler Bell.
Less than a minute later, Tokyo picked off Aidan O’Connell and dashed 31 yards for a touchdown. score that increased Wisconsin’s lead to 14-0. Mertz capped his 80-yard drive with his 3-yard pass to Chimere Dike, and after 1/4 he was 21-0.
Allen’s 14-yard touchdown made it 28-3 in the first minute of the second half.
The Boilermakers grabbed an 8-yard pass from O’Connell to Payne Durham and took advantage of a fumble that scored shortfield. However, it was quickly countered 90 seconds after Isaac his Guelend fired his 54-yard burst.
Devin Mocovey rushed for 108 yards and O’Connera went 31-of-46 for a touchdown for Purdue.
The Purdue: Boilermakers defense entered the game ranked 91st in the nation with 248.4 yards per game. They gave up 378 yards, including his 203-yard pass.
Wisconsin: Coming in with a 79.2% shooting percentage (19 of 24 games) in scoring in the red zone, the Badgers ranked second in the league behind Ohio State. They were 1-1 in the red zone chances against Purdue.
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Wisconsin didn’t have the team’s sack leader and best pass rusher, so outside linebacker Nick Harbig didn’t play. Did not provide details.
Purdue: Host Iowa on Saturday.
WISCONSIN: The Badgers have an open day next weekend. The Badgers will host Maryland on November 5th.
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