The last two games haven’t been kind to Jack Coan. In losses to Illinois and Ohio State, the Wisconsin quarterback struggled with turnovers and sacks.

While there were still some issues with turnovers on Saturday, Coan’s performance against Iowa was a little more crisp than it has been in recent weeks. Enough so that the No. 13 Badgers were able to notch a 24-22 victory over the 18th ranked Hawkeyes.

Coan finished the afternoon completing 16-of-25 pass attempts for 173 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. After the game, Paul Chryst was asked about his quarterback’s performance.

“Some good, some bad, right? I mean, he made some big plays for us,” Chryst said. Every game there’s going to be a couple you want back. At that point, too, that was big. Our defense did a heck of a job kind of bowing up. We gave up a field goal at that time there, right?”

“But, you know, he did a lot of things that were good. He was the winning quarterback today.”

In the end, that’s all that matters.

Coan has had issues with ball security recently, but he made the big plays and throws when the Badgers needed them most. And because of it, Wisconsin still has a shot to win the B1G West, needing some help from Iowa and/or Northwestern before a showdown with Minnesota to close the season.