Iowa lost to unbeaten Wisconsin, 38-14, on Saturday. Iowa drops to 6-4 one week after routing Ohio State.
The eight-ranked Badgers (9-0, 6-0 Big Ten) beat Indiana 45-17 last week. The 20th-ranked Hawkeyes (6-3, 3-3 Big Ten) defeated No. 13 Ohio State 55-24 last week.
Iowa-Wisconsin live updates, score
FINAL: Wisconsin 38, Iowa 14
Wisconsin 38, Iowa 14 (7:02 4Q): Wisconsin is pouring it on against the Hawkeyes. Alex Hornibrook finds A.J. Taylor for a 5-yard touchdown. The rout is on.
5:18 p.m. (Q4, 11:05) — Wisconsin picked up two key third downs and Bradrick Shaw capitalized with a 7-yard touchdown run to give the Badgers a 31-14 lead.
5:05 p.m. (end of 3Q) — Iowa mounted its best drive of the game, going from its 20 to the Wisconsin 47. But on second and 6, quarterback Nate Stanley tried to hit tight end Noah Fant on a crossing route. Wisconsin linebacker Leon Jacobs jumped up and pulled in the interception to end the threat. Wisconsin still leads 24-14.
4:48 p.m. (Q3, 6:10) — Iowa faced third and 10 at its 30. Quarterback Nate Stanley motioned to the right and center James Daniels snapped the ball without Stanley seeing it. The ball bounced off Stanley’s hip, and Wisconsin linebacker Leon Jacobs scooped up the ball and returned it 21 yards for a touchdown. Wisconsin now leads 24-14.
4:33 p.m. (Q3, 11:18) — On third and 18 at the Iowa 48, Wisconsin quarterback Alex Hornibrook threw high toward Rachid Ibrahim. The ball bounced off Ibrahim’s hands and straight to Josh Jackson who returned the pass 52 yards for his second score of the game. Jackson is the second player to have two pick-6s for Iowa (B.J. Lowery in 2013). Jackson now has 7 interceptions, 1 away from tying Desmond King, Nile Kinnick and Lou King for the school record. Iowa cuts its deficit to 17-14.
4:30 p.m. (Q3, 13:57) — Iowa runs for 4 yards on first down, throws an incompletion and takes a 10-yard sack. The Hawkeyes now have 16 total yards of offense.
4:05 p.m. (Halftime) — Wisconsin leads Iowa 17-7 at the break. The Badgers have outgained the Hawkeyes 204-20 and have 12 first downs to Iowa’s 1. It was pure domination by Wisconsin’s defense.
We really need Robert Gallery to go throw a trash can in the locker room at halftime…Big first drive to start the half boys
— Scott Chandler (@scottchandler84) November 11, 2017
4:02 p.m. (Q2, 1:19) — Iowa’s lack of offensive production finally broke the defense. The Badgers took over at the Iowa 26 and three plays later scored on a 12-yard pass from Hornibrook to Kendric Pryor in the corner of the end zone. With the extra point, the Badgers lead 17-7.
3:59 p.m. (Q2, 2:34) — Iowa’s offense has a total of 18 yards through nearly two quarters.
3:45 p.m. (Q2, 7:09) — Iowa has continued to struggle on offense but the defense saves it. Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor burst through the line for 11 yards but cornerback Josh Jackson forced a fumble which was recovered by cornerback Manny Rugamba at the Iowa 49.
3:33 p.m. (Q2, 8:55) — On first and 10 from the Iowa 25, Wisconsin receiver Kendric Pryor took an end-around for 25 yards and a touchdown. The Badgers faked power to the right and Pryor came around the boundary side and followed a pancake block by center Tyler Bladasz on cornerback Manny Rugamba. Inside the 5, guard Beau Benzschawel got ahead of safety Jake Gervase for the touchdown. The last Wisconsin touchdown vs. Iowa at Camp Randall Stadium was with 8:09 left in the second quarter in 2009. Montee Ball ran in from 10 yards out. Iowa won 20-10 that year. Wisconsin leads 10-7.
3:17 p.m. (End Q1) — After Iowa free safety Jake Gervase’s interception, the Hawkeyes move 13 yards but were forced to punt at the end of the first quarter. Hawkeyes lead 7-3.
3:08 p.m. (Q1, 2:42) — After two running plays produced 16 yards, Wisconsin quarterback Alex Hornibrook faked an end-around and passed deep down the middle toward receiver Danny Davis. Iowa free safety Jake Gervase got good position and intercepted the pass at his 6-yard line. Iowa takes over up 7-3.
2:59 p.m. (Q1, 5:43) — Wisconsin drives from its 20 to the Iowa 1-inch line and replayed whether running back Jonathan Taylor crossed the goal line. He didn’t. On third and goal from the 1, Wisconsin was hit with a false start. The Badgers failed to convert on third down and settled for a field goal. Iowa leads 7-3.
2:44 p.m. (Q1, 13:30) — On third and 13, Wisconsin quarterback Alex Hornibrook passes in the right flat and is picked off by Iowa cornerback Josh Jackson, who was playing the slot in the nickel defense. The junior corner returned the pass 43 yards for a touchdown. It’s the second straight week Iowa leads off the game with a pick-6. After the extra point, Iowa leads 7-0.
Iowa-Wisconsin pregame updates
2:38 p.m. — Wisconsin is pulling out all the stops with Ron Dayne as the honorary captain. Iowa wins the loss, defers. Wisconsin will receive.
2:11 p.m. — Per Iowa radio, strong safety Amani Hooker will not play this week. Miles Taylor will start.
1:41 p.m. — Five different NFL teams are represented today. The Chicago Bears sent three scouts — including general manager Ryan Pace — and the Miami Dolphins have two. The Los Angeles Chargers, New York Jets and Denver Broncos each have one.
1:38 p.m. — There are several bowl and NFL scouts who are in Madison today. Nine different bowl scouts are here including two from the Citrus, Peach and TaxSlayer bowls. Also attending today’s game are scouts from the Fiesta, Orange and Outback bowls.
1:34 p.m. — Welcome to Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wis. It’s slightly overcast, windy (12 m.p.h. from the south) and 32 degrees. The wind chill is around 23 degrees.
A Hawkeye enjoying a pregame meal? pic.twitter.com/M1iZB4Gpg7
— Jeff Potrykus (@jaypo1961) November 11, 2017
Iowa-Wisconsin game time, information
Iowa and Wisconsin play at 3:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. CT on Saturday, Nov. 11.
- Time: 3:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. CT kickoff
- Date: Saturday, Nov. 11
- Location: Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, Wisconsin
- Weather: 37 degrees and partly cloudy
- The line: Wisconsin -12
What TV channel is showing Iowa-Wisconsin?
ABC airs this Top 20 matchup between the Hawkeyes and the Badgers. Joe Tessltore calls play-by-play, Todd Blackledge serves as the analyst and Holly Rower patrols the sidelines.
How can I watch Iowa-Wisconsin online?
ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app provide live streaming of the game. Click here for more information.
How can I listen to Iowa-Wisconsin on the radio?
You can listen on Sirius 83/XM channel 93. For Iowa action, 600 AM (WMT-Cedar Rapids), 1040 AM (WHO-Des Moines) and 800 AM (KXIC-Iowa City) are the flagship radio stations. Gary Dolphin is the play-by-play broadcaster with Ed Podolak as the color analyst and Rob Brooks as the sideline reporter. Click here for other Iowa radio affiliates.
The TuneIn app also provides radio coverage.
The road team won the Heartland Trophy in the last six meetings. On the surface, that is good news for Iowa, as the Hawkeyes look to knock off their second straight Top 10 opponent.
But picking up the win in Camp Randall Stadium is easier said than done. Wisconsin enters the game undefeated, the overwhelming favorite to win the Big Ten West division and the Big Ten’s best hope at a College Football Playoff participant.
This is your typical Wisconsin team. The Badgers want to be the toughest team on the field and use its offensive line, led by All-American candidate David Edwards, to clear a path to a victory. The Badgers are No. 16 nationally in rushing, averaging 244.78 yards per game.
Wisconsin tailback Jonathan Taylor is a bonafide star. He has rushed for 1,368 yards and 12 touchdowns in eight games.
“I’ll tell you, what a remarkable thing he’s done already,” Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said. “If he stopped right now, which would be okay with me, I mean, he’s already had a great season for anybody, let alone a true freshman. Just really, really impressive.”
The Wisconsin defense is stout. Six of its nine opponents have scored 14 points or less and it’s tied into the team’s run defense. The Badgers are No. 4 nationally, allowing 87.88 yards per game.
That stat is a concern for the Hawkeyes. They will look to replicate their offensive breakout from the Ohio State victory last week and that means a strong rushing performance. The Hawkeyes gained 243 yards on the Buckeyes.
Despite running different schemes, the Wisconsin and Ohio State defenses are similar. They both excel at stopping the run. The Buckeyes are No. 18 nationally. Iowa found a way to run through Ohio State. It will need to do the same with Wisconsin.
“It started up front,” said running back Akrum Wadley about the Ohio State win. “If they are having a good day then the whole team gets to have a good day.”
The Iowa-Wisconsin matchup is usually decided up front. The team with better rushing totals have won every matchup since the teams started playing again every season as division foes in 2013.
This year is likely to follow the same path.
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