PLAY OF THE GAME
Poor field position, a strong northwest wind and an aggressive Iowa front seven conspired against a struggling Wisconsin offense that failed to pick up a first down in the first quarter.
James White and Melvin Gordon managed just 14 yards on their first seven carries combined. Moreover, the Badgers had only 42 total yards on their first 19 plays, spanning five possessions.
But an inspired UW defense held Iowa to a couple of field goals during that span even though the Hawkeyes started drives on the Wisconsin 49, 39 and 41 and on their own 44 and 30. Complete story here.