Scores

Final

Northwestern 12

(3-4, 2-2 Big Ten)

(6) Wisconsin 24

(8-0, 5-0 Big Ten)

Coverage: ESPN

12:00 PM ET, October 23, 2004

Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, WI

1 2 3 4 T
NW 0 0 6 612
#6WIS 3 14 7 024

Top Performers

Passing: B. Basanez (NW) - 185 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: A. Davis (WIS) - 31 CAR, 117 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: D. Charles (WIS) - 4 REC, 83 YDS

Northwestern (3-3) at No. 7 Wisconsin (7-0) 12:00 pm EDT

MADISON, Wisconsin (Ticker) -- Seventh-ranked Wisconsin will be without one of its key defensive players Saturday when it hosts rested Northwestern in a Big Ten Conference contest.

The Badgers (7-0, 4-0 Big Ten) lost stellar defensive end Erasmus James to an ankle injury in a 20-17 comeback win at then-No. 5 Purdue last Saturday.

Wisconsin trailed, 17-7, with eight minutes remaining and were behind by three points when Scott Starks picked up a fumble by Purdue quarterback Kyle Orton and ran 40 yards for a touchdown with 2:36 left.

One of seven unbeaten teams, the Badgers lead the nation in scoring (8.0) and are second in total defense (222.4). They have allowed a national-best five touchdowns this season.

Northwestern (3-3, 2-1) is coming off a bye week following its 31-24 double-overtime triumph over Indiana on October 9.

Noah Herron, who had a career-high 197 yards rushing, scored the last of his three TDs in the extra period for the Wildcats, who are 2-1 in overtime games this season, having lost at Texas Christian and beaten Ohio State. Herron also scored the winning TD against the Buckeyes.

The Wildcats have won two in a row over the Badgers and have not lost to them since 1999. Last year, Northwestern posted a 17-7 home win.

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Passing Leaders

NorthwesternCMP%YDSTDINT
T. Siemian58.849723
Z. Oliver50.05410
WisconsinCMP%YDSTDINT
T. McEvoy59.633333
B. Houston100.0610

Rushing Leaders

NorthwesternCARYDSAVGTD
J. Jackson20924.61
T. Green23632.70
WisconsinCARYDSAVGTD
M. Gordon331785.41
C. Clement241024.31

Receiving Leaders

NorthwesternRECYDSAVGTD
C. Dickerson611118.51
K. Prater910211.31
WisconsinRECYDSAVGTD
A. Erickson1315511.91
S. Arneson59218.40