Stave, Wisconsin upset Northwestern

Updated: October 12, 2013

Madison, WI ( – Joel Stave threw three touchdown passes to
help a rested Wisconsin Badgers team knock off the 19th-ranked Northwestern
Wildcats, 35-6, at Camp Randall Stadium.

Stave overcame two interceptions to finish with 241 yards on 17-of-28 passing
for the Badgers (4-2, 2-1 Big Ten), who had been idle since losing at Ohio
State on Sept. 28. The Wildcats (4-2, 0-2) were coming off their own loss to
the Buckeyes at home last week.

Melvin Gordon and James White both eclipsed the century mark in rushing for
Wisconsin. Gordon had 172 yards on 22 carries, scoring on a run of 71 yards,
and White ran the ball 19 times for 101 yards and one touchdown.

The Wildcats’ two-quarterback system became a one-man show following an injury
to Kain Colter. Trevor Siemian took the bulk of the snaps and completed only
13-of-34 passes for 163 yards.

Northwestern running back Venric Mark also missed significant time because of