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Badgers clinch Big Ten West title with win over Iowa

Wisconsin WR Quintez Cephus out for rest of season Joe Robbins Getty Images
Kristopher Love | 12 November, 2017, 08:40

Credit their defense for another overpowering outing at chilly Camp Randall Stadium.

The Badgers moved ahead to stay in the second quarter with a pair of quick drives that ended with Kendric Pryor rushing for the first score of his career and catching his first career touchdown pass for the Badgers.

Wisconsin overcame four turnovers to get the victory.

The UW senior outside linebacker recovered two fumbles, returning one of them 21 yards for a touchdown that gave the Badgers a 24-14 lead in the third quarter.

The Badgers' defense wanted to get in on the fun, too. Andy Ban Vliet added 18, including two 3-pointers during a 10-0 run that pushed the Badger's lead to 21-points midway through the second half.

Jonathan Taylor ran for 157 yards.

Iowa: Don't throw at Jackson, the junior who came into the afternoon leading the country with 20 passes defended.

Jackson ended the Badgers' first possession of the game with his sixth interception of the season, the first of his two pick sixes in the game.

Wisconsin is now 10-0 and has clinched a spot in the Big Ten Championship Game. The Badgers continue to get bogged down by mistakes in spite of a season-long effort by coach Paul Chryst to get the offense to cut down on miscues.

The Badgers host MI next week.