Wednesday October 8th, 2014

Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Wisconsin Badgers

This Saturday, Wisconsin will look to bounce back from its second loss of the season when Illinois visits Camp Randall Stadium. Wisconsin is coming off a road upset loss to Northwestern, while Illinois enters off a loss to Purdue

You can follow the game with live stats and play-by-play here.

How to watch

Details for Saturday's game are below: 

Kickoff: Noon ET

Live Stream: The game can be live streamed here

TV Coverage: ESPN 2

​Radio: For Wisconsin affiliates, click here. For Illinois affiliates, click here

Season Recap

Wisconsin

Oct. 4: Northwestern 20, Wisconsin 14

Joel Stave threw three interceptions as the Badgers suffered their second loss of the season. Wisconsin never held a lead against the Wildcats, falling behind 10-0 at the half. Despite the loss, running back Melvin Gordon had one of his best performances of his career, rushing the ball 27 times for a career-high 259 yards and a touchdown. Stave replaced struggling quarterback Tanner McEvoy at the half. 

Sept. 27: Wisconsin 27, South Florida 10

In the Badgers' third win of the year, Melvin Gordon once again had an outstanding outing on the ground, finishing with 181 yards on 32 carries with two touchdowns. As a team, Wisconsin has run for 250 yards or more in three of the first four games. The Badgers have now won 32 consecutive non-conference home games, the second-longest active streak in the country.​

Sept. 20: Wisconsin 68, Bowling Green 17

The Badgers set a Big Ten record with 644 rushing yards, breaking the old mark of 573 set by Michigan State at Purdue in 1971 and tied by Michigan against Northwestern in 1975. Melvin Gordon became just the sixth Wisconsin runner to score five rushing touchdowns in a game. Tanner McEvoy set a Badgers record for most rushing yards in a game by a quarterback with 158.

Sept. 6: Wisconsin 37, Western Illinois 3

The Badgers won their 19th straight home opener. Wisconsin recorded a safety on the opening kickoff, its first safety since 2008 against MinnesotaThe Badgers held Western Illinois to 34 total yards in the second half.

Aug. 30: LSU 28, Wisconsin 24

Wisconsin’s 268 rushing yards were more than LSU surrendered in any game last season. Melvin Gordon had 138 yards and scored a touchdown on 17 carries, the 11th 100-yard rushing game of his career. Rafael Gaglianone’s 51-yard field goal was Wisconsin' first of 50-plus yards since 2009. Wisconsin led 24-7 before surrendering 21 unanswered points. 

Illinois

Oct. 4: Purdue 38, Illinois 27

Freshman wide receiver Mike Dudek had 200 yards on eight catches, both of which were career highs. The Illini defense yielded 551 yards to the struggling Purdue offense. Junior running back Josh Ferguson tied his career high with 10 receptions, totaling 79 receiving yards to go along with 60 rushing yards.

Sept. 27Nebraska 45, Illinois 14

The Illinois defense gave up 624 total yards of offense to Nebraska, including 458 rushing yards. Reilly O'Toole got the start at quarterback in place of the injured Wes Lunt and threw for 261 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions. Illinois allowed Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah to exceed 100 yards just nine minutes into the game.

Sept. 20: Illinois 42, Texas State 35

Running back Josh Ferguson recorded 233 total yards and three touchdowns, while Wes Lunt threw for 266 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Illinois committed just four penalties for 19 yards. The Fighting Illini orchestrated a fourth-quarter comeback for the third time this season, their most since 2001.

Sept. 13: Washington 44, Illinois 19

Illinois turned the ball over three times and allowed 464 yards to the Huskies offense. Geronimo Allison caught six passes for 160 yards and two touchdowns. Wes Lunt threw for 230 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.

Sept. 6: Illinois 42, Western Kentucky 34

West Lunt had another great game with 456 yards passing, three touchdowns and an interception. Justin Hardee hauled in six catches for 110 yards and a touchdown, while Geronimo Allison added eight catches for 97 yards. 

Aug. 30: Illinois 28, Youngstown State 17

Wes Lunt threw for 285 yards and four touchdowns. Lunt completed passes to nine different receivers and a different player caught each of the four touchdown passes: Mike Dudek, Martize Barr, Josh Ferguson and Jon Davis. The Fighting Illini scored 14 straight points in the fourth quarter to avoid the upset. 

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