Badgers

Wilson catches TD, No. 4 Badgers top Indiana 59-7

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Quarterback Russell Wilson added a new chapter to his brief-but-growing legend, making a touchdown catch on a trick play as No. 4 Wisconsin routed Indiana 59-7 on Saturday.   Wilson, who is being touted as a Heisman Trophy candidate by Wisconsin (6-0, 2-0 Big Ten), added another memorable moment to his resume when he caught a 25-yard score from running back Montee Ball in the second quarter. Ball had a huge day, rushing for three touchdowns.   Wilson threw for 166 yards and a touchdown with 42 yards rushing. He was rested in the fourth quarter.   James White added a touchdown rushing for the Badgers.   Wisconsin was playing without top wide receiver Nick Toon, who sat out with a left foot injury.   Stephen Houston had a 67-yard touchdown run for the struggling Hoosiers (1-6, 0-3).

No. 7 Badgers overpower N. Illinois 49-7

Russell Wilson threw for 347 yards and three scores, Montee Ball rushed for another two touchdowns and No. 7 Wisconsin piled up more than 600 yards of total offense Saturday in a 49-7 rout of Northern Illinois at Soldier Field.

Northern Illinois coach faces friends at Wisconsin

DeKALB, Ill. (AP) -- Northern Illinois coach Dave Doeren insists this week's game against No. 7 Wisconsin is no different from any other on the Huskies' schedule.   Never mind that he spent the last five years in Madison, the longest stop in his professional career. Or that he's been friends with Wisconsin's co-defensive coordinators so long he considers them brothers. Or that he knows the Wisconsin players so well he refers to them by their first names instead of their last names or uniform numbers.   When the game starts, Doeren says, his only concern will be Northern Illinois. He'll resume his friendships with the Wisconsin players and staff after the game. But this week, Doeren says, "is about us playing against them."  

Wisconsin CB Smith nursing foot injury

-- Wisconsin senior cornerback Devin Smith is nursing a left foot injury, and coach Bret Bielema (BEE'-leh-mah) has yet to learn if he will play again this season for the seventh-ranked Badgers.

No. 8 Wisconsin beats Oregon State 35-0

 MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Russell Wilson threw three touchdowns and No. 8 Wisconsin overcame a slow start from its running game to beat Oregon State 35-0 at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday.