No. 7 Badgers overpower NIllinois 49-7
Saturday, September 17, 2011
CHICAGO (AP) -- Russell Wilson threw for 347 yards and three scores, Montee Ball rushed for another two touchdowns and No. 7 Wisconsin piled up more than 600 yards of total offense Saturday in a 49-7 rout of Northern Illinois at Soldier Field.
Ball finished with 91 yards on 18 carries, James White added 100 yards and another score, and Nick Toon had two touchdown catches for the Badgers (3-0), who have won 31 straight against non-conference opponents in the regular season. Wisconsin also improved to 12-1 against the Huskies (1-2).
The only blemish for the Badgers was Wilson's interception in the third quarter, the first turnover of the season for Wisconsin.
Jasmin Hopkins scored the only touchdown for the Huskies, who fell to 4-27 against Top 25 teams.