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Finally back at home. We are still behind one month, but we are getting there. It is now Oct. 17, and we are finally back in Madison, Wis. There is something about games at Camp Randall that make games more exciting. It could be the fact that Camp Randall is the greatest college football field, but it could be something else too. Wisconsin now 4-2 is facing 1-6 Purdue for the Badger’s Homecoming game. I had a good feeling about this game. Wisconsin was favored 21.5, and they were coming off a huge last-second win with the help of Gaglianone.
Wisconsin strikes in the first game with a 4-yard touchdown run from RB Alec Ingold to give them a 7-0 lead. Purdue was able to answer to back in the second quarter with a 2-yard run from QB David Blough to tie the game at 7-7. Gaglianone was able to answer back with a glorious 28-yard field to give the Badgers a 10-7 advantage going into the half. Third quarter was quiet, but Wisconsin RB Dare Ogunbowale was able to score on a 4-yard touchdown run as the clock expired to give the Badgers a 17-7 lead. Fourth quarter saw Ingold score on a 1-yard run to give the Badgers 24-7 lead. Purdue failed to score after their touchdown in the second quarter. Badgers were able to come out with a win for their Homecoming with a score of 24-7.
QB Joel Stave had an impressive game completing 30 of 39 attempts for 322 yards. Ogunbowale led the Badgers in rushing with 56 yards on 18 rushes and Ingold had 19 yards on 9 rushes. Five Badgers were able to get 45 yards or more in receiving. Badgers were able to control the game the entire time. The defense held Purdue to only 57 yards. LB T.J. Edwards led the team with 7 tackles of the Badgers total 28. The Badgers were able to produce in the red zone as well, and this ultimately helped them seal the victory. Badgers made the game look easy and were able to improve to 5-2 on the season, while the Boilermakers of Purdue dropped to 1-7. Badgers are showing a promising comeback in the standings in the Big Ten West as they improve to 2-1 in conference play.