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Badgers dominate on the ground, beating Purdue 30-13

Running backs score all three of the Badgers touchdowns, rushing for 290 yards.
Wisconsin running back Chez Mellusi (6) cuts away from Purdue cornerback Dedrick Mackey (1)...
Wisconsin running back Chez Mellusi (6) cuts away from Purdue cornerback Dedrick Mackey (1) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in West Lafayette, Ind., Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)(Michael Conroy | AP)
Published: Oct. 23, 2021 at 5:21 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - At a time where the Big Ten West is wide open, Wisconsin puts together a complete performance when they need it most, defeating Purdue for the 15th straight time, 30-13.

Last week the Boilermakers defeated the then No. 2 ranked Iowa Hawkeyes, 24-7 and earned a spot in the AP Poll at No. 25. Saturday’s matchup was the perfect opportunity for the Badgers to come into West Lafayette, improve their position in the West, and move to 2-2 in conference play.

Wisconsin embraced their brand on football on Saturday, running the ball well and having a tough defense. The defense forced five turnovers, had three interceptions and held Purdue to -13 rushing yards. Linebacker Leo Chenal had nine tackles, 3.5 sacks which was a career high and 5.5 tackles for loss.

While the running back duo of Chez Mellusi and Braelon Allen were responsible for the Badgers three touchdowns, rushing for a combined 289 yards.

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