Iowa sophomore quarterback Nate Stanley (above), a Wisconsin native who played for Menomonie High, has completed 58.3 percent of his passes for 1,929 yards with 22 touchdowns and four interceptions. He had a career day in a win over the Buckeyes, tossing five touchdowns with no picks. Even after a 55-point breakout last week, however, Iowa still ranks 102nd nationally in total offense and has scored less than 20 points in four of its six Big Ten games. The Badgers will be without inside linebacker Chris Orr after he injured his left leg in the first quarter at Indiana last week, forcing Arrington Farrar to fill in as the third man at the position. UW ranks in the top five nationally in scoring defense, total defense and rushing defense. The Badgers have allowed more than 17 points just once this season.
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UW ranks fifth nationally with 31 sacks this season, but Iowa has excelled at protecting Stanley, allowing just 12 sacks in nine games this season, tied for 20th-best among FBS teams.