Saturday’s result: Wisconsin 31, Illinois 14
BY HERB GOULD email@example.com October 6, 2012 5:44PM
Wisconsin defensive lineman Pat Muldoon (92) chases down Illinois running back Josh Ferguson (6) as Illinois' Nathan Scheelhaase (2) defends during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)
MADISON, Wis.—Illinois was able to hang around for three quarters, but Wisconsin finally pulled away for a 31-14 victory Saturday.
The Illini (2-4, 0-2 Big Ten) trailed 10-7 after three quarters, but a nine-yard run by Montee Ball and a 59-yard reception by Jared Abbrederis gave the Badgers (4-2, 1-1) a 24-7 lead with 11:40 left in the game.
Illinois travels to Michigan next week. The Badgers play at Purdue.