After the first three quarters featured a defensive stalemate in Iowa City, Wisconsin pulled away late to put away Iowa, 28-9, to win its fourth consecutive game and prevent the Hawkeyes from becoming bowl-eligible.
In the two teams' first matchup since 2010, the Heartland Trophy was on the line, but the Badgers overcame a stagnant running attack and penalties galore to retain the hog and pull ahead in the all-time series with Iowa, 43-42-2.
James White paced Wisconsin on the ground, rushing for 132 yards and two touchdowns. The defense was in bend-but-don't break mode, holding the Hawkeyes to just three field goals and limiting their offense to under 300 total yards.
With the win, the Badgers improve to 6-2 (4-1) on the season, while the Hawkeyes (5-4, 2-3) fell below the .500 mark in conference play once again. Aside from that, what were we able to pick up on during Wisconsin's sound victory over its soon-to-be division rival?