Take care of business against rival Minnesota next week, and a playoff bid will be on the line when Wisconsin goes to Indianapolis for the Big Ten championship game. He broke three tackles on that score that gave Wisconsin a 7-0 lead with 1:15 left in the first quarter.
The Badgers held MI (8-3, 5-3) to 234 yards.
After the game head coach Jim Harbaugh told reporters he was being evaluated for a head injury.
Peters is the second MI quarterback to be knocked out of a game this season. The Wolverines are ranked 24th in the nation and the Badgers are coming off a win over then-No.
We wanted to see if this improved running game was for real, or if it was a product of the last three opponents. The late third-quarter surge came just in time for Camp Randall Stadium to turn into the House of Pain. Hornibrook roped a 51-yard wheel route to A.J. Taylor for a first down. Other than a kick from MI, that was the end of the line for the Wolverines' score. Instead of laying up for a field goal, Hornibrook stepped into a throw and fired a 24-yard strike to Taylor between two defenders for a touchdown. Jonathan Taylor is a classic Badger back, and while the Wolverines will slow him, they won't stop him.
On the next drive, MI forced a third-and-8 when Hornibrook threw a fade to Danny Davis, who hauled in a 27-yard reception with one arm.
Wisconsin's prolific running game finally got going in the closing stages of the third, with Kendric Pryor tallying a 32-yard touchdown run to give the Badgers their biggest lead at 21-10 heading into the final quarter. Peoples-Jones reeled in a 48-yard catch to spark the drive, as Peters started to get into a rhythm in the biggest start of his young career. But despite barely being able to move the ball for a significant chunk of the afternoon, the Badgers took control in the final quarter and half. A 24-10 loss to the No. 5 team in the country isn't anything to be ashamed of, it's the fact that the Wolverines had a chance to score a defining win, but limped to the finish line, again.
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The Badgers recorded four first downs and ran just one play in MI territory during the first half, but they took a 7-0 lead on Nick Nelson's 50-yard punt return. And when Peters went down, the Badgers took advantage.
Jonathan Taylor finished with 132 yards on 19 carries, with 87 yards in the second half.
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