Wisconsin breaks TD drought, pulls within one score of Iowa in second half
Wisconsin’s offense has had a rough go of it recently, but the Badgers are on the board at Kinnick.
Running back Nakia Watson gave Wisconsin its first points of the game late in the third quarter. The touchdown came a couple plays after Iowa muffed a punt in its own territory.
Here’s a clip of the muffed punt and Watson’s touchdown run:
Wisconsin was looking for a spark, and it got it.
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) December 12, 2020
Remarkably, that was Wisconsin’s first touchdown since the first quarter against Northwestern on Nov. 21. That’s a span of nine quarters and some change without finding the end zone.
Wisconsin is missing several key offensive weapons tonight, including receiver Danny Davis. Playing in the snow isn’t good for offense, either, but Iowa has still found a way to put up points in this game.
Aside from Watson’s touchdown, the Badgers haven’t been able to run the ball. Watson has 23 yards on 12 carries through three quarters.
Wisconsin managed just 66 first half yards and only three first downs before the break.
Iowa scored shortly after Watson’s touchdown, making it 21-7 Hawkeyes after three quarters.