Fighting Illini beat Badgers 24-23 in major upset

The Badgers lost to the Fighting Illini with a final score of 23-24 in a major upset after a last-second field goal from Illinois.

Early in the game, the Badgers struggled to score, largely due to the Fighting Illini’s defense that largely stopped the Badgers’ rush attempts.

The Badgers are now 6-1 this season. The Badgers’ next game is against No. 4 ranked Ohio State.

Upset of the college football season. #Badgers lose to Illinois, 24-23.

Likely a signature win for Lovie Smith’s career at Illinois. #OnWisconsin

— Melissa Y. Kim (@ melissaykim ) October 19, 2019

While the Badgers (and running back Johnathan Taylor) didn’t dominate compared to other games this season, Taylor now has reached the 5,000 career rushing yards milestone.

PS. Jonathan Taylor now has 5000 career rushing yards.

Pretty solid company joining Hershel Walker, Ron Dayne and LaMichael James – the only other guys who have accomplished this feat.#Badgers #OnWisconsin

— Melissa Y. Kim (@ melissaykim ) October 19, 2019

According to News 3 Now sports reporter Melissa Kim, the Badgers were a 30.5-point favorite against Illinois in Saturday’s game.

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