Despite a career-high day for Heisman-hopeful Melvin Gordon, the sometimes dysfunctional Wisconsin team was defeated by unranked Northwestern in Evanston.
Northwestern Wildcats cornerback Nick VanHoose (23) wrestles down Wisconsin Badgers running back Melvin Gordon (25) on a run in the first quarter of a game at Ryan Field in Evanston, Ill., Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014.
Northwestern Wildcats safety Godwin Igwebuike (16) intercepts a pass intended for Wisconsin Badgers wide receiver Alex Erickson (86) in the first quarter.
Wisconsin Badgers safety Michael Caputo drives back Northwestern Wildcats running back Justin Jackson (28) in the first quarter.
Northwestern Wildcats defensive lineman Xavier Washington (98) knocks Wisconsin Badgers running back Melvin Gordon out of bounds and into an official in the third quarter.
Wisconsin Badgers safety Lubern Figaro (31) and Northwestern Wildcats wide receiver Kyle Prater (21) collide in the end zone early in the fourth quarter.
Northwestern Wildcats safety Godwin Igwebuike (16) and teammates celebrate his fourth quarter end zone interception for a touchback.
Wisconsin Badgers quarterback Joel Stave (2) walks off the field after the Badgers' loss.
Northwestern Wildcats defensive lineman Chance Carter (99) and teammates celebrate their win.
Northwestern Wildcats defensive back Jared McGee (31) and teammates celebrate their win.
Northwestern Wildcats quarterback Trevor Siemian (13) is hugged by a fan after the Wildcats win.
Wisconsin Badgers running back Melvin Gordon (25) and wide receiver Kenzel Doe (3) walk off the field after their team's loss.