What We Learned: Wisconsin 42 Northwestern 7


EVANSTON, Ill. — The Jim Leonard era is off to a good start.

Playing their first game since the termination of former head coach Paul ChrystWisconsin (3-3, 1-1) got a badly needed win Saturday at Northwestern (1-5, 1-2), snapping a two-game losing streak and picking up their first Big Ten Conference victory.

The Badgers scored 35 unanswered points to open the game and put up 515 yards of total offense, while holding the Wildcats to 342. UW also won the turnover battle 3-0 and held the football for 34:16.

Entering Saturday, NU had won six of the last seven meetings in this series at Ryan Field. The team also split each of the last 16 contests. The 35-point victory was the most for UW against NU since 1983.

Here’s a look at five things we learned following Saturday’s win…

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