Indiana follows a near miss Vs Penn State by defeating Wisconsin 20-14.
Updated: Nov 5
Indiana won a hard-fought victory over the University of Wisconsin on Saturday, November 4 in Memorial Stadium by a score of 20-14.
Wisconsin opened the game winning the coin toss and elected to defer their choice, which proved to be the wrong decision as Indiana quarterback Brendan Sorsby found the open gap and ran for a wide open 8-yard touchdown to open the scoring for the game. Indiana kicker Chris Freeman missed a 43-yard field goal with 1:53 left in the first quarter which would have given Indiana a 10-point lead.
The second quarter saw a combined 17 points as Freeman redeemed his missed kick with a 27-yard attempt that put IU up 10-0. Wisconsin WR Bryson Green was able to score a touchdown with just over 4 minutes left in the half. This score came off a 3rd and 8 try, taking the ball an electrifying 54 yards into the endzone. Indiana was able to match this touchdown just as the half closed, with Sorsby finding WR Donaven McCulley’s right hand in the endzone the very next drive, making the score 17-7 at halftime.
In the third quarter, Wisconsin continued to fight hard and scored on their first drive of the half with the drive concluding as WR Braedyn Locke celebrated in the endzone.
The rest of the game was largely a show of defense, with Wisconsin recording a fumble forced by Indiana DB Aaron Casey in the 4th quarter and the only score being a 50-yard field goal attempt by Indiana’s Chris Freeman.
Indiana looks forward to their remaining contests against Illinois, Michigan State, and Purdue as they try to gain bowl eligibility while Wisconsin falls to 5-4 and enters a three-way tie with Nebraska and Rutgers for 6th place in Big Ten play.