Friday November 21st, 2014

Wisconsin Badgers vs. Iowa Hawkeyes

​Iowa (7-3, 4-2 Big Ten) will look for a way to slow down Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon. Wisconsin (8-2, 5-1 Big Ten) wraps up the Big Ten West and a spot in the conference championship game if they can get past Iowa and if Nebraska beats Minnesota earlier in the day. Iowa has lost eight straight to ranked opponents and the Badgers comes into game with the nation's top-ranked defense, allowing only 244 yards per game.

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

How to watch

Detail's for Saturday's game are below:

Kickoff: 3:30 p.m. ET

Live stream: The game can be live streamed here.

TV coverage: ABC/ESPN 2

Radio: For a list of Iowa affiliates, click here. For a list of Wisconsin affiliates, click here.

Season recaps 


11/15: Wisconsin 59, Nebraska 24

Nebraska's defense was shredded by Heisman candidate Melvin Gordon, who ran for an FBS-record 408 yards on just 25 carries and did not even play in the fourth quarter. Nebraska jumped out to a 17-3 lead thanks to two Gordon fumbles, but the Cornhuskers couldn't sustain any offense or show down Gordon the rest of the game.

11/8: Wisconsin 34, Purdue 16

Joel Stave threw for a season-high 219 yards and two touchdowns, while Melvin Gordon continued his assault on Big Ten defenses, running for 205 yards as the Badgers won their fourth-straight game, each by at least double digits. Purdue was held to 26 yards rushing, and Boilermakers quarterback Austin Appleby was sacked four times as the Wisconsin defense totaled 10 tackles for loss. It was the Badgers' nine straight victory in the series.

11/1: Wisconsin 37, Rutgers 0

Wisconsin shut out Rutgers for its third-straight victory. Corey Clement and Melvin Gordon combined for 259 rushing yards and four touchdowns to lead the Badgers offense. Wisconsin's defense held the Scarlet Knights to just 139 yards of total offense.

10/25: Wisconsin 52, Maryland 7

The Badgers outgained the Terrapins 527-175 to cruise to a blowout victory in Madison. Melvin Gordon had 22 carries for 122 yards and three touchdowns as Wisconsin rushed for 311 yards and five touchdowns. Wisconsin's run defense held Maryland to just 46 yards on 28 carries and didn't allow a point until the final minute of the game.

10/11: Wisconsin 38, Illinois 28

Wisconsin rebounded from its second loss of the season by defeating Illinois. Melvin Gordon led the way with 175 rushing yards and four touchdowns, and Corey Clement added 164 yards and another score as the Badgers racked up 401 yards on the ground. Wisconsin outgained Illinois 498-288 in the win.

10/4: 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.

9/27: 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.​

9/20: 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.

9/6: 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 Minnesota. The Badgers held Western Illinois to 34 total yards in the second half.

8/30: 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.


11/15: Iowa 30, Illinois 14

Iowa rolled up 587 yards of total offense, led by Mark Weisman's 134 rushing yards and Jake Rudock throwing for 210 yards and two touchdowns. llini quarterback Wes Lunt saw his first action in a month coming off a leg injury and threw for 102 yards. 

11/8: Minnesota 51, Iowa 14

Minnesota took back the Floyd of Rosedale trophy with a dominating performance, holding the Hawkeyes to 84 yards rushing, 205 total yards and forcing three turnovers. Mitch Leidner completed only 10 passes all game, but four of those went for touchdowns. Maxx Williams caught three touchdowns among his five catches on the day.

11/1: Iowa 48, Northwestern 7

Iowa's 48 points were the most the Hawkeyes scored against Northwestern since putting up 62 in 2002, and their most in a Big Ten game since 2005. Jake Ruddock completed 12 of 19 passes for 239 yards with one touchdown. John Lowdermilk led the team with 12 tackles.

10/18: Maryland 38, Iowa 31

The Terps won the first-ever meeting between the two schools. Iowa had season-highs in penalties and penalty yards. Iowa cut the Maryland lead to seven points with a field goal with 1:19 left to play. The Hawkeyes' onside kick attempt failed but they were able to force the Terps to go three-and-out. Iowa got the ball back with under a minute to play, but turned the ball over on downs after earning just one first down.

10/11: Iowa 45, Indiana 29

The Hawkeyes forced three turnovers and overcame 432 total yards of offense from the Hoosiers. QB Jake Rudock completed 19 of 27 passes for 210 yards and two touchdowns, while Mark Weisman gained 89 yards rushing with two touchdowns. Iowa held possession of the ball for more than 35 minutes in the game.

09/27: Iowa 24, Purdue 10

Iowa fell behind by a 10-0 margin before finishing the game with 24 unanswered points. QB C.J. Beathard completed only 17 of 37 passes, but he accumulated 245 yards passing and a touchdown through the air. Iowa outgained Purdue by a final margin of 420-156 in the game.

09/20: Iowa 24, Pittsburgh 20

Mark Weisman gained 88 yards on 22 carries, including two touchdowns. Iowa committed only two penalties and one turnover while coming back from a 10-point halftime deficit.

09/13: Iowa State 20, Iowa 17

In a rivalry game, Iowa was upended at home. The Hawkeyes netted only 275 yards of total offense in the game and committed two turnovers. Iowa allowed opposing quarterback Sam B. Richardson to produce two touchdowns and throw for 255 yards.

09/06: Iowa 17, Ball State 13

The Hawkeyes gained 455 total yards, including 342 passing yards, but in the end, Iowa needed a late touchdown to escape with a win. Jake Rudock completed 33 of 52 passes for 322 yards and two touchdowns and also led the team in rushing with 36 yards on seven attempts in the game.

08/30: Iowa 31, Northern Iowa 23

The Hawkeyes opened the season with an eight-point win over an in-state foe. Jake Rudock led the way offensively with 250 yards on 31 of 41 passing and two touchdowns, but Iowa was outgained 405-401 in total yards. The visiting Panthers committed two turnovers.

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