Joe Ferguson - Wisconsin vs. Indiana

Wisconsin Badgers linebackers Andrew Van Ginkel (17) and Ryan Connelly (43) celebrate with safety Joe Ferguson (8) after Ferguson's interception early in the fourth quarter of Wisconsin's 45-17 win over the Indiana Hoosiers on Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Ind.

M.P. KING, STATE JOURNAL

GAME BALL

Joe Ferguson: Filling in for injured starter D’Cota Dixon, the UW senior safety collected three turnovers in Indiana territory. The Badgers converted all three takeaways into touchdowns.

THUMBS UP

Michael Deiter: UW’s left tackle recovered a fumble by UW freshman tailback Jonathan Taylor at the Indiana 12 early in the fourth quarter. Deiter’s hustle kept alive a drive that ended with Alec Ingold scoring a touchdown that gave the Badgers a 31-17 lead.

THUMBS DOWN

Nick Nelson: The UW junior cornerback was flagged three times for pass interference. One was declined, but only because Indiana’s Simmie Cobbs Jr. beat Nelson for a 17-yard touchdown.

BY THE NUMBERS

21 – points allowed by UW in the fourth quarter this season, an average of 2.3 per game.

35 – consecutive games Indiana has lost to teams ranked in the top five of the Associated Press Top 25 poll.

35.9 – average margin of victory for the Badgers during their 10-game winning streak over Indiana.

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Jim Polzin covers Wisconsin Badgers men's basketball for the Wisconsin State Journal.