Wisconsin vs Northern Illinois Wrap - Wisconsin Wins 49-7
Russell Wilson sliced and diced the Huskies defense for 347 yards as Wisconsin handed Northern Illinois a 49-7 defeat on Saturday at Soldier Field.
Wisconsin won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 15-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 65.5.
Montee Ball rushed for 91 yards, while James White added 91 yards in the win. Jared Abbrederis and Nick Toon added 83 and 75 receiving yards respectively.
Akeem Daniels rushed for 23 yards for Northern Illinois, while Jordan Lynch added 19 yards. Chandler Harnish threw for 164 yards for the Huskies, while receivers Perez Ashford and Da'Ron Brown had 77 and 46 yards respectively.
Northern Illinois was outgained by Wisconsin 621-237 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 34-11 by the Badgers.
The time of possession battle favored Wisconsin as their offense was on the field for 35:50, longer than the 22:05 of their opponents.
Next game, Wisconsin takes its act home to face South Dakota looking for another win. For Northern Illinois, they head home to face Cal Poly.