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.

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.