UW gridders get dramatic win at Iowa 31-30Wisconsin linebacker Mike Taylor's tackle of an Iowa runner with seconds to go sealed a come-from-behind 31-30 win at Iowa Saturday.
IOWA CITY, Iowa - Wisconsin linebacker Mike Taylor's tackle of an Iowa runner with seconds to go sealed a come-from-behind 31-30 win at Iowa Saturday.
For a second week in a row the Badgers whipped a ranked opponent - this time on the road. Taylor's tackle, keeping Hawkeye tailback Adam Robinson in bounds, capped the second impressive defensive stand in the last eight and a half minutes for Wisconsin. Quarterback Scott Tolzein directed the game-winning drive, which ended with an eight-yard touchdown run by reserve tailback Monty Ball with a minute and six seconds left. The Badgers record improves to 7-1, including 3-1 in the Big Ten Conference.
Tolzien hit 20-of-26 passes for 205 yards and a touchdown in the win. Running back John Clay carried the ball 24 times for 91 yards and two scores. Freshman James White missed the game with an injury. The difference in the game was a blocked extra point, but the play getting the most attention was a gutty fake punt call deep in Badger territory. Punter Brad Nortman ran right up the middle for 17 yards and a first down on a play that had started at Wisconsin's 26 yard line.
The Badgers have a bye week. Their 3-1 conference record is good for second place, one game behind Michigan State. The Spartans beat Northwestern 35-27 in Evanston, Ill. Saturday and play at Iowa next Saturday.