Northwestern 20, No. 17 Wisconsin 14
As Wisconsin learned the hard way, you need to have a serviceable quarterback, no matter how good you are at running the ball. Godwin Igwebuike recorded three interceptions for the Wildcats, while Wisconsin’s Tanner McEvoy and Joel Stave combined to throw a total of four picks in the game. Just how bad was the Badgers’ passing game? They lost despite the fact that Melvin Gordon rushed for a career-high 259 yards.
For Wisconsin, it was its fourth-straight loss in Evanston, with each defeat coming while the Badgers were ranked and Northwestern unranked.