Sutton, Northwestern run wild

first_img “I don’t like getting tackled by the first guy,” said Sutton, who rushed for a season-high 244 yards and three touchdowns on 29 carries. “It gets the defense trying to gang-tackle and that opens other things up.” Northwestern scored on seven straight possessions and finished with a school-record 674 yards of total offense against a Wisconsin defense that had allowed an average of 336.8. EVANSTON, Ill. – Tyrell Sutton was looking over his shoulder, worried he’d be tackled him from behind. It was wasted energy. The freshman broke a tackle at the line and didn’t stop until he reached the end zone 62 yards later with what proved to be the winning touchdown in the fourth quarter Saturday as Northwestern beat No. 14 Wisconsin 51-48 and handed the Badgers their first loss of the season. Wisconsin’s Brian Calhoun became the first Wisconsin player with more than 100 yards rushing and receiving in a game, carrying 23 times for 122 and catching 11 passes for 128. Stocco was 24 of 31 for 326 yards with two interceptions and four touchdowns – all to Jonathan Orr. Northwestern’s scoring streak started when Joel Howell kicked a 21-yard field goal with 4 seconds left in the first half and ended when Sutton fumbled with 3:31 left in the game. In between, the Wildcats scored six touchdowns. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Sutton now has 772 yards rushing, the most by a Northwestern freshman. Brett Basanez completed 26 of 36 passes for 361 yards and three touchdowns for the Wildcats. Tim McGarigle had 25 tackles and two sacks as the Wildcats beat Wisconsin for the third time in four games. Sutton’s 1-yard run in the third quarter put Northwestern (3-2, 1-1 Big Ten) ahead for good 23-17, and that 62-yarder late in the fourth made it 51-34. From there, the Wildcats hung on. After recovering a fumble by Sutton near midfield, Wisconsin’s John Stocco completed a 21-yard touchdown pass to Jonathan Orr to pull the Badgers (5-1, 2-1) to 51-48 with 2:48 remaining. After a punt by Northwestern’s Ryan Pederson rolled out at the 3 with 1:23 remaining, Wisconsin had a final chance. But on the next play, Reggie McPherson intercepted Stocco at the 14. last_img

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