Badgers chop down Gophers 42-13

The pesky Badgers of Wisconsin took home Paul Bunyan's axe for the eighth-straight year, leaving little doubt as they scored early and often through the air and on the ground.
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Wisconsin quarterback Russell Wilson threw the ball 17 times with only one pass falling incomplete- his last throw with the game sealed.

Everything else the Badgers did worked well.

Wisconsin's high-powered offense rolled over the Gophers, as Wilson threw for four touchdowns and junior running back Montte Ball scored on three occasions.

A small glimpse of hope came at the second-half kickoff when Minnesota's Duane Bennett returned the ensuing kick for a touchdown.

But any momentum garnered was stifled by a Badgers defense that was stout against the run and the pass.

The Gophers will look to regroup as they face the Northwestern Wildcats next Saturday at Ryan Field.

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