Rutgers and Wisconsin have met only three times in their history with the Badgers taking all three meetings with ease. Wisconsin has outscored the Knights 116-27 in those contests. Let’s take a look back.
The best Rutgers squad since joining the BIG was looking to get a homecoming victory and get their sixth win of the year. On a rainy day, Wisconsin stuck to their bread and butter by running the ball for almost 300 yards. Melvin Gordan rushed for 128 yards and 2 touchdowns and New Jersey native Corey Clement finished with 131 yards and another 2 touchdowns. Rutgers offense was nonexistent as they were shutout for the first time since 2002. The Badgers left Piscataway with a 37-0 drubbing.
Wisconsin continued its domination over Rutgers the following year in Madison. Corey Clement once again torched the Scarlet Knights for 3 touchdowns on 115 rushing yards. Rutgers offense was once again held without a touchdown. The lone bright spot was when Blessaun Austin returned an interception 50 yards for a touchdown. Wisconsin cruised to a 48-10 victory.
With the season spiraling out of control, Rutgers tried to salvage its season with a victory over a Wisconsin team that was not up to par with their teams of the past. Rutgers hung around for as long as they could but the Badgers were simply too much. Ex Rutgers commit and New Jersey native Jonathon Taylor rushed for 208 yards and 3 touchdowns. Current Rutgers receiver Aaron Cruickshank had 1 rush for 3 yards for the Badgers. Wisconsin handled the Scarlet Knights 31-17.
This weekend will be the fourth meeting of the series as Wisconsin returns to Piscataway riding a 4 game winning streak.