Wilson’s Near-Perfect Game Keeps Wisconsin Rolling

As the University of Wisconsin’s lead over Minnesota grew, the Badgers began to realize record-setting quarterback Russell Wilson had a perfect game going.

Their reactions were hardly awe-struck. They’ve become well-accustomed to the masterpiece of a senior season that Wilson has put together.

Wilson put every pass right on target in Wisconsin’s 42-13 win at Minnesota on Saturday. Only his last throw of the afternoon fell incomplete, when Nick Toon couldn’t keep the ball from slipping out as he landed on the turf midway through the third quarter.

Wilson’s performance helped the Wisconsin Badgers keep Paul Bunyan’s axe for the 8th straight year. Montee Ball’s three touchdowns also helped him set a record for most touchdowns by a Big Ten players in one season. He has 27 with two weeks to go.

After consecutive crushing losses last month at Michigan State and at Ohio State that knocked them out of the national championship chase, the Badgers (8-2, 4-2) have bounced right back. The Big Ten title is well within reach.

Wisconsin moved up a spot to No. 15 in the latest AP college football poll following the victory.