Quarterback Tommy DeVito rushed for 3 touchdowns to give Illinois coach Bret Bielema a sweet homecoming in his return to Madison.

Illinois capitalized on Wisconsin turnovers as the Illini posted a 34-10 Big Ten win on Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium.

DeVito, a transfer from Syracuse, collected a pair of first-half TDs following Wisconsin interceptions. He completed 18-of-23 passes for 163 yard but more importantly rushed for 3 scores.

The victory snapped an 8-game losing streak for Illinois (4-1, 1-1 Big Ten) in the series between the teams.

The Illini have won 2 road games in a row.

Bielema worked as head coach for the Badgers from 2006-12 and led Wisconsin to 2 Rose Bowl appearances.

Wisconsin did an excellent job of beating itself against Illinois.

The Badgers (2-3, 0-2 Big Ten) lost their second straight game and are still searching for a league victory.

Wisconsin needed a fast start and that’s what the team got with a helping hand from running back Isaac Guerendo. Guerendo caught a gorgeous pass in the end zone from quarterback Graham Mertz for a 21-yard touchdown at 11 minutes, 15 seconds of the first quarter.

But Mertz struggled mightily to take care of the ball after that.

Mertz threw the first of 2 picks midway through the first quarter when an attempted pass to wide receiver Keontez Lewis popped into the hands of Illinois safety Kendall Smith.

Illinois had 4th-and-1 on the 1-yard line, but a pass interference penalty in the end zone by Wisconsin cornerback Jay Shaw put the Illini in a position for their first score.

One play later, a quarterback sneak by DeVito evened the score at 7 with 3:39 remaining in the first.

A 39-yard field goal by kicker Nick Van Zelst put Wisconsin back on top at 10-7 at the 14:53 mark in the second quarter.

The field goal for Van Zelst was the 2nd of the season for the sophomore walk-on.

Mertz’s 2nd interception occurred when he was running away from a sack and his side-arm pass was picked off by Illinois defensive back Tahveon Nicholson.

The Illini took the lead for good and never looked back following a 6-play, 47-yard drive capped by a 1-yard rush for a TD by DeVito.

The Illini pushed their lead to 21-10 with a 10-play, 75-yard drive that concluded with DeVito’s third rushing score of the game.

Things went from bad to worse for Wisconsin when Guerendo fumbled the ball on a kickoff at the 16-yard line.

The Illini extended their lead to 24-10 on a 44-yard field goal by kicker Caleb Griffin with 9:03 to go in the third quarter.

A standout performance by one of the nation’s top running backs emerged in Madison.

Illinois’ Chase Brown entered the game on Saturday as the country’s rushing leader with 151 rushing yards per game.

Brown had 25 rushes for 129 yards and 1 touchdown.

Wisconsin’s Braelon Allen was 5th in the nation with 124.3 yards per game. Allen, who rushed for at least 100 yards in 7 of his last 8 games, had 8 rushes for 2 yards.

Illini junior kicker Caleb Griffin had 49- and 31-yard field goals to help secure the win.

Junior wide receiver Brian Hightower was the Illini’s leading receiver with 5 catches for 59 yards.

The Badgers tight end corps got thinner when Hayden Rucci sustained a right-leg injury and departed the game with less than 1 minute left in the first quarter.

Jack Eschenbach moved to the top spot at tight end. The back-ups at the position are Jaylin Franklin and Cole Dakovich.

Senior starter Clay Cundiff broke his left leg last week in the Badgers’ loss at Ohio State. Cundiff is out for the season.

In third-quarter injury news, Guerendo was helped off the field after sustaining an injury during kickoff duty.

Lewis dropped a pass and was suffered a right-leg injury on the play with 8:06 left in the third. Lewis was taken off the field on a cart.

Wisconsin committed 8 penalties for 57 yards in the loss.