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Northwestern vs. Wisconsin: 10 Things We Learned from the Badgers' Win
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Wisconsin couldn't have asked for a better way to celebrate homecoming, absolutely clobbering the visiting Northwestern Wildcats by a score of 35-6.

After the first quarter, the Badgers did a better job of protecting the ball and imposed their will on Northwestern, dominating the battle in the trenches on both sides of the football. Both James White and Melvin Gordon topped the century mark in rushing yards, and quarterback Joel Stave threw for 241 yards and three touchdowns.

Northwestern was able to force three more turnovers to add to its Big Ten-best takeaway number, but it only resulted in six points—the only six points the Wildcats would score all afternoon.

The loss will almost surely knock Northwestern out of the Top 25, while Wisconsin could be looking at a re-entry. For as lopsided as this game was over the final three quarters, there are still 10 things we managed to pick up from the Badgers' win.

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