Montee Ball rushed for 247 yards and three touchdowns as Wisconsin crushed Purdue 38-14 in front of 46,007 fans at Ross-Ade Stadium.
The loss severely damages any hopes Purdue (3-3, 0-2 Big Ten) had for the Leaders Division title.
Here are the highlights.
Key play: Ball rushed for a 67-yard touchdown on the second play from scrimmage in the second half. The TD gave the Badgers a 24-7 lead.
Key stat: Ball had 261 total yards of offense (he had one catch for 14 yards to go along with the 247 rushing yards). Purdue had just 252 yards of total offense.
Rushing figures: Purdue had 128 rushing yards, with 81 coming on a late touchdown run by Akeem Hunt. Wisconsin had 467 rushing yards.
Local connection: Purdue's Landon Feichter intercepted a pass in the third quarter. It was the third interception of the season for the Bishop Dwenger graduate.
Welcome back: Ralph Bolden suffered a knee injury in the final game of last year's regular season at Indiana. The running back returned to action on Saturday. He had four carries for seven yards.
The opponent's view:
"I told our guys that it's not what happens during the game, it's how you react to what happens that counts and he defense reacted."
- Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema on how the team responded after giving up a touchdown less than a minute into Saturday's game.
"(Ball is) a hard runner. Conditions when it's wet and slippery make it a little tougher, but there are still no excuses. We need to bring him down better than we did."