Wisconsin put together a strong outing against Georgia Southern Saturday, rolling to a 35-14 win over the Eagles in Week 3. While the Badgers pulled away late in this one, slow starts are a developing trend under head coach Luke Fickell that will need to be addressed.

Fortunately, the Wisconsin defense found its groove — and some takeaways — after letting Cameron Ward and Washington State put up 31 points a week ago. Tanner Mordecai, Hunter Wohler and Braelon Allen were some of the other important standouts from the win.

Here are 3 key takeaways as Wisconsin moves to 2-1 entering B1G play:

You get an INT, and you get an INT, and you…

Wisconsin’s defense entered the game without a takeaway but fixed that in a major way against the Eagles. Hunter Wohler set the tone with an early interception, and that was a harbinger of things to come throughout the game.

Wohler finally finished the game with a pair of interceptions as the Badgers forced 6 turnovers overall. That performance included 5 interceptions, a single-game mark Wisconsin had not reached since 1996. The Badgers are also the first B1G team with 5+ interceptions and 5+ sacks in a game since 2000.

Braelon Allen gets rolling after quiet Week 2

While Allen did not reach 100 yards in the game, he made the most of his opportunities, something that did not happen a week ago.

When it was all said and done, Allen finished with 94 yards and 2 touchdowns on 12 carries. A week ago, he had just 20 yards on 7 carries against Washington State.

After Luke Fickell had to address that performance (and referenced some apparent frustrations at not getting more carries), Allen produced the kind of numbers fans are more accustomed to. It is also a welcome sight before B1G play begins.

Hunter Wohler looks like the best player on the field

Coming into Week 3, Wohler was already Wisconsin’s leading tackler with 24 total tackles and 20 solo stops. He added to that number with another team-leading performance.

Wohler added 10 tackles and 6 solo stops — both team-high marks — to go with a sack, a TFL and 2 picks in the game. After an injury-shortened campaign a season ago, Wohler is back with a vengeance and proving to be a true leader for the Badgers.