Badgers rush for nearly 400 yards, beat Illinois 24-0
CHAMPAIGN. IL (WSAW) - The Badgers rushed for 391 yards with three touchdowns on the ground to roll past Illinois 24-0 on Saturday.
Chez Mellusi led the rushing attack, totaling 145 yards and a touchdown. Right behind him was Braelon Allen, who broke out for 131 rushing yards, a career-high for Allen. He also added a touchdown.
Quarterback Graham Mertz was 10/19 with 100 yards and one interception in his first game since suffering a chest injury.
The defense dominated the Illini as well, allowing just 93 total yards to Illinois and just one third-down conversion. Leo Chanel and Noah Burks combined for the team’s only sack of the game in the shutout.
Wisconsin moves to 2-3 with the win. Their next game is against Army at home on Oct. 16
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