No. 19 Northwestern posts statement win over No. 10. Wisconsin

The No. 19 Northwestern Wildcats took control of the Big Ten West Division with a statement victory over the visiting No. 10 Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday afternoon.With the running game only accumulating 24 yards, Peyton Ramsey stepped up for the Wildcats (5-0) with 203 passing yards and two touchdowns.For the Badgers (2-1), redshirt quarterback Graham Mertz struggled against a munching defensive front, finishing with three interceptions.Northwestern had the perfect start to the game. After holding Wisconsin to a three-and-out on its first possession, the Wildcats drove down the field with Ramsey finding Charlie Mangieri for a touchdown.In the middle of the first quarter, Northwestern and Wisconsin had one of the craziest three-play sequences of the season.First, Wildcats linebacker Paddy Fisher knocked the ball out of the hands of running back Garrett Groshek, and Blake Gallagher recovered the loose ball.On the next play, Isaiah Bowser fumbled on the goal line, and Wisconsin recovered. A few plays later, Mertz found a streaking Chimere Dike for a 49-yard touchdown pass.So instead of a 14-0 lead and all the momentum in the world, Northwestern found itself tied at 7 with Wisconsin.