Recap: Wisconsin dismantles No. 10 Iowa, 27-7, as Hawkeyes offense struggles against Badgers
Is No. 10 Iowa ready for a rebound?
Fresh off a bye week following a dismal loss ta Purdue, the Hawkeyes (6-1, 3-1 Big Ten Conference) travel to Wisconsin (4-3, 2-2) for an 11 a.m. showdown on ESPN. Iowa still controls its own destiny in the Big Ten West, but will need a win to keep that alive.
Hawk Central's Chad Leistikow and Kennington Smith are at Camp Randall Stadium today and will bring you plenty of coverage throughout the afternoon, in addition to the live updates. Keep it right here for all things Iowa-Wisconsin.
FINAL — Wisconsin 27, No. 10 Iowa 7
Another Madison disaster is over. Iowa now needs help to win the Big Ten West, and serious help to fix its offense.
7:02/4Q — Alex Padilla in the game
The backup QB will get a little time here with seven minutes remaining. Although, not much changed on his first drive. Sacked on third down. Iowa will punt.
10:55/4Q — Another turnover on downs
Spencer Petra’s throws it away on fourth-and-13. I think you get the picture here.
12:54/4Q — Wisconsin 27, No. 10 Iowa 7
Looked like the Hawkeyes might get off the field, but Matt Hankins is called for PI in the end zone on third down. Badgers punch it in three plays later on a QB sneak. That ends Iowa’s 25-point streak at 29 games We’re about done here.
END 3Q: Wisconsin 20, No. 10 Iowa
Badgers driving again to likely put this one away. Iowa will at least technically remain down two scores if it forces a field goal. Scary scene down on the field as the ambulance is here, taking away tight end Clay Cundiff.
3:53/3Q — Iowa's offense hits a wall at midfield
Hawkeyes stopped short on fourth down after Monte Pottebaum's run goes for no gain. Big swing there as the Hawkeyes were finally having some forward movement. Defense is going to have to get Wisconsin out of the end zone if it wants a chance late.
5:13/3Q — Iowa's secondary getting right at the right time
8:22/3Q — Wisconsin 20, No. 10 Iowa 7
Hawkeyes finally have some life. Good field position yields to a nice Tyler Goodson run, a PI, a successful end-around to Tyrone Tracy and finally, a touchdown. Spencer Petras sneaks in from a yard out.
12:33/3Q — More of the same for the Hawkeyes
A defensive stop, good field position near midfield, and a three-and-out. This one could be over if Iowa doesn't show an offensive pulse soon.
HALF: Wisconsin 20, No. 10 Iowa 0
Ugly everywhere for the Hawkeyes.
2:51/2Q — Wisconsin 20, No. 10 Iowa 0
Badgers settle for a field goal after the muffed punt. The uphill climb is still very steep.
4:00/2Q — Disaster continues for Iowa
Max Cooper muffs the punt after Iowa gets a big stop. Wisconsin recovers and has great field position again. Everything going wrong for the Hawkeyes.
7:44/2Q — Back to the doghouse Ivory Kelly-Martin goes
Disaster as IKM fumbles just outside the goal line. Wisconsin scores on the next play. Hawkeyes in a 17-0 hole, which may as well be a 70-0 hole.
8:00/2Q — Finally some life?
A big fourth-down stop from Jack Campbell on the goal line keeps Wisconsin off the board after the turnover. Iowa needs a offensive pulse fast, still.
10:49/2Q — Gross
Sack, negative run, strip sack for Iowa. Wisconsin recovers and could be ready to put this away.
12:18/2Q — Wisconsin 10, No. 10 Iowa 0
Hawkeyes defense holds on third down inside the red zone, forcing a short Wisconsin field goal. A win for Iowa to force the three, but the offense needs to wake up soon.
END 1Q — Wisconsin 7, No. 10 Iowa 0
Jake Ferguson catches the touchdown pass to get Wisconsin on the board. An ugly quarter ends for Iowa
11:12 a.m. — Jermari Harris with a nice early play
Good coverage from the sophomore, who forces an errant pass on third down en route to a Wisconsin punt. Rock fight underway early as expected. Iowa's second drive upcoming.
11:03 a.m. — We're off
Charlie Jones takes the opening kickoff out near midfield. Spencer Petras is sacked on the first snap. Onward.
11:01 a.m. — Here is your Iowa corner situation
10:57 a.m. — A change at offensive line
Jack Plumb starting at right tackle over Nick DeJong
9:48 a.m. — Iowa's secondary getting thinner
With Riley Moss (knee) already ruled out, it was expected that Terry Roberts would start at corner for the second straight game. Only now, Roberts is now out for today's game. That leaves Iowa going further down the depth chart.
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Dargan Southard covers Iowa and UNI athletics, recruiting and preps for the Des Moines Register, HawkCentral.com and the Iowa City Press-Citizen. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter at @Dargan_Southard.