It was revenge of the defense during the University of Wisconsin football team's practice on Monday morning.

While the offense has had the upper hand for much of camp, that changed on this day.

It started during a 7-on-7 passing drill, when the defensive backs got their hands on several passes. Cornerback Devin Smith had one of the best moments on a pass to Connor Cummins. Both Smith and Cummins got their hands on the ball at the same time, with Smith winning the battle and breaking up the pass.

Things picked up even more for the defense during a drill where the offense is backed up near its own goal line and has to try and hold onto the ball.

Senior defensive end Louis Nzegwu, who has come on strong since the end of the scrimmage on Friday, flushed quarterback Russell Wilson on second down, forcing an incompletion.

An illegal-motion penalty moved the ball back two yards, forcing a third-and-10 from the 2-yard line. Middle linebacker Chris Borland pressured Wilson up the middle on a blitz and forced a third-down incompletion.

The second offense and second defense then took the field for the same drill, starting at the 2-yard line. On first down, sophomore linebacker Conor O'Neill hit running back Melvin Gordon in the end zone. That was one of at least four plays O'Neill made behind the line of scrimmage during the practice.

After the ball was spotted at the 1, a second-down run gained only two yards. On third-and-9, middle linebacker Josh Harrison was credited with what would have been a sack in the end zone for a safety (there was no tackling).

That was followed by a red-zone drill, with the first offense taking over at the first defense's 18-yard line. That possession included three incompletions by Wilson, with Nzegwu batting down a pass on second down.

The second offense did manage a touchdown on a 20-yard touchdown pass from Joe Brennan to freshman Jordan Fredrick.

The first offense got another chance in a sudden-change drill, this time starting from the opposing 42-yard line. Nzegwu had a second-down pressure, although the coaches allowed the play to continue and Wilson connected with Jared Abbrederis for 12 yards.

But on first down from the 25, Borland made a sensational interception, diving to his left on a pass intended for tight end Jake Byrne.

INJURY UPDATES: The Badgers got several injured players back, as expected, but added at least one new name to the injury list.

Redshirt freshman right tackle Rob Havenstein was out with a walking boot on his right foot.

Players back after missing time recently were three players with hamstring injuries, safety Michael Trotter, linebacker A.J. Fenton and tight end Brian Wozniak, although all three were limited in their participation. Cornerback Peniel Jean also returned from a knee injury.

Linebacker Ethan Armstrong returned from a concussion suffered on Friday, wearing a green no-contact jersey. Tight end Austin Maly, who has also been out with a concussion, was in uniform but didn't practice.

Right guard Kevin Zeitler remains out with a high left ankle sprain, but was without the walking boot he wore last week.

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