The Wisconsin Badgers not only beat the Nebraska Cornhuskers, but also received some much-needed help from the Iowa Hawkeyes Saturday afternoon.
Behind a big second quarter and 204 yards from Jordan Taylor, the Badgers topped the host Cornhuskers 37-21. Taylor scored a pair of touchdowns en route to a day that gave him more yards gained on the ground than any other junior running back in NCAA history. Quarterback Jack Coan added a touchdown through the air and Aron Cruickshank responded to an early Cornhusker touchdown with a kickoff returned for a score.
Iowa beat division leader Minnesota in Iowa City later on Saturday, getting Wisconsin within striking distance with a matchup against the Golden Gophers looming in the final weekend of the regular season.