Photo gallery: Northwestern vs. Wisconsin

Brian Lee/Daily Senior Staffer
Northwestern went toe-to-toe with Wisconsin on Saturday, facing the Badgers in Madison during their Homecoming weekend. The Wildcats crashed and burned in their second conference matchup, losing by a huge 35-6 deficit.

Brian Lee, Photo Editor

It could hardly have been worse.

No. 19 Northwestern (4-2, 0-2 Big Ten) failed in almost every facet Saturday, falling to Wisconsin (4-2, 2-1) 35-6 at Camp Randall Stadium, an embarrassing display for a second consecutive loss.

“You kind of feel like you’re putting you’re putting your fingers in different holes in the dam,” coach Pat Fitzgerald said afterward. “I hope it gives our guys a punch right in the face.”

The Wildcats’ offense was stunted all day. After a field goal on their second drive, the Cats launched an extended stretch of superlative ineffectiveness. Over the next seven drives, NU gained only 52 total yards and two first downs, punting at the end of each sequence.

“It just looked like we didn’t execute very well,” Fitzgerald said of the team’s offensive performance. “It looked like a bunch of one-man breakdowns. It looked like we missed some shots. It looked like we had some protection (problems), one guy breaking down. We dropped some balls. It looked like kind of a comedy of errors there.”

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Read the full story from Saturday’s game here.