Garret Dooley sack

Wisconsin Badgers linebacker Garret Dooley (5) celebrates a sack of Northwestern Wildcats quarterback Clayton Thorson (18) at the end of the third quarter on Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison.

M.P. KING, STATE JOURNAL

GAME BALL

Natrell Jamerson: The UW senior safety recorded the first two interceptions of his career, returning the second one 36 yards for a touchdown to give the Badgers a 31-10 lead in the fourth quarter.

THUMBS UP

Garret Dooley: The senior outside linebacker registered three sacks and 4½ tackles for loss, both career highs.

THUMBS DOWN

Jazz Peavy: The senior wide receiver fumbled on the first snap of the game, setting the tone for a sloppy opening half for the UW offense.

BY THE NUMBERS

8 – sacks for UW, its most since also recording eight against Penn State on Sept. 22, 2001.

14 – points for Northwestern in the fourth quarter, ending a streak of 115 minutes, 14 seconds without scoring for UW opponents in the second half of games this season.

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