Wisconsin dominates New Mexico State 66-7

Badgers will face Ohio State next Saturday in Columbus, Ohio.
Wisconsin's Skyler Bell (11) celebrates his touchdown catch with teammate Chimere Dike (13)...
Wisconsin's Skyler Bell (11) celebrates his touchdown catch with teammate Chimere Dike (13) during the second half of an NCAA college football game against the New Mexico State Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)(Morry Gash | AP)
Published: Sep. 17, 2022 at 4:21 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - The Badgers moved to 2-1 on the season after beating New Mexico State 66-7 at Camp Randall Stadium.

Wisconsin put last week’s loss against Washington State in the past and had a dominate first half against New Mexico State.

The Badgers scoring on their opening drive, sophomore running back Braelon Allen with a 39 yard touchdown on the third play of the game to put Wisconsin ahead 7-0.

Wisconsin’s defense smothered the Aggies, giving up 100 total yards of offense in the first half. The Badgers would have two interceptions in the first half, Diego Pavia’s pass was picked off by Ricardo Hallman in the first quarter for Hallman’s first career interception. Then in the second quarter, Gavin Frakes’ pass was intercepted by junior linebacker Maema Njongmeta, which the Badgers would cash in on with another Braelon Allen touchdown to make it 28-0 Wisconsin.

Allen would rush for 86 yards and three touchdowns which he picked up all in the first half.

Three Badgers would score multiple touchdowns, Allen with three, Skyler Bell with two touchdown receptions and Isaac Guerendo with two rushing touchdowns.

The Badgers playing complimentary football, with 595 total yards of offense, 260 on the ground and 335 in the air.

Quarterback Graham Mertz would come out in the third once the Badgers had a comfortable 49-0 lead. Mertz finished 12/15 with 251 yards, three touchdowns and one interception.

Up next the Badgers hit the road to face their first Big Ten opponent, Ohio State. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. next Saturday.