Boxscore
Wisconsin 49, Northern Illinois 7
Saturday, September 17, 2011 3:30 PM
Location - Soldier Field
Attendance - 41068

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Northern Illinois 7 0 0 0 7
Wisconsin 14 14 14 7 49

Recap


Russell Wilson completed 23-of-32 passes for 347 yards and three touchdowns in No. 8 Wisconsin’s 49-7 blowout victory over Northern Illinois Saturday at Soldier Field in Chicago.

Wisconsin (3-0) took a 28-7 halftime lead behind Wilson, who recorded his 100th career touchdown on the Badgers’ opening possession, a 12-yard pass to Nick Toon. For his career, Wilson now has 84 passing touchdowns and 18 rushing scores.

Montee Ball and Toon had two touchdowns each for the Badgers, who improved to 30-3 all-time against MAC opponents and 12-1 against Northern Illinois. Ball finished with a game-high 91 rushing yards.

Northern Illinois (1-2) entered the game averaging 45.5 points and 485.5 yards, but was almost entirely shut down by Wisconsin’s defense, which held the Huskies to just 236 yards of total offense. The Huskies were forced to punt on eight of their first 10 possessions.

Wisconsin’s offense racked up 623 total yards and scored at least 35 points for the third straight time. The Badgers increased their lead to 42-7 midway through the third quarter on Wilson’s 9-yard touchdown pass to Jacob Pedersen.

Chandler Harnish, who had five touchdowns in Northern Illinois’ 45-42 loss last week against Kansas, finished 15-of-24 for 165 yards. The Huskies’ lone touchdown came on a 3-yard run by Jasmin Hopkins that tied the game at 7 late in the first quarter.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 10:25
Wisconsin   TD  Wisconsin 7 - Northern Illinois 0
1st Quarter - 1:59
Northern Illinois   TD  Wisconsin 7 - Northern Illinois 7
1st Quarter - 0:57
Wisconsin   TD  Wisconsin 14 - Northern Illinois 7
2nd Quarter - 8:53
Wisconsin   TD  Wisconsin 21 - Northern Illinois 7
2nd Quarter - 1:52
Wisconsin   TD  Wisconsin 28 - Northern Illinois 7
3rd Quarter - 11:15
Wisconsin   TD  Wisconsin 35 - Northern Illinois 7
3rd Quarter - 6:23
Wisconsin   TD  Wisconsin 42 - Northern Illinois 7
4th Quarter - 3:34
Wisconsin   TD  Wisconsin 49 - Northern Illinois 7
TEAMS

Team Records

  Northern Illinois Wisconsin
W/L 1 - 2 - 0 3 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Northern Illinois Wisconsin
Score 7 49
First Downs 11 34
3rd Down Efficiency 4-for-13
31%
10-for-14
71%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 237 621
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 25-64 47-266
Average/Rush 2.6 5.7
Passing
Comp-Att 17-27 24-34
Passing Yards 173 355
Average/Pass Play 6.2 10.4
Penalties-Yards 3-81 6-45
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Time of Possession 19:02 38:53

PLAYER STATS

Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Harnish 14/24 164 0 0
J. Lynch 3/3 9 0 0
Wisconsin (3 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
R. Wilson 23/32 347 3 1
J. Brennan 1/2 8 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
A. Daniels 4 23 5.8 0
J. Lynch 5 19 3.8 0
J. Womble 4 9 2.2 0
J. Hopkins 4 7 1.8 1
P. Ashford 2 7 3.5 0
L. Settle 2 1 0.5 0
C. Harnish 4 -2 -0.5 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
M. Ball 20 91 4.6 2
J. White 8 91 11.4 1
R. Wilson 5 37 7.4 0
M. Gordon 5 28 5.6 0
J. Lewis 4 21 5.2 0
J. Brennan 1 6 6.0 1
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
P. Ashford 6 77 12.8 0
D. Brown 3 46 15.3 0
N. Palmer 2 23 11.5 0
M. Moore 2 13 6.5 0
J. Wells 2 11 5.5 0
W. Clark 1 2 2.0 0
A. Daniels 1 1 1.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Abbrederis 6 83 13.8 0
N. Toon 5 75 15.0 2
J. Pedersen 2 64 32.0 1
B. Ewing 4 51 12.8 0
J. White 3 35 11.7 0
M. Ball 2 32 16.0 0
J. Lewis 1 8 8.0 0
J. Duckworth 1 7 7.0 0
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