STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Jim Sorgi threw two touchdown passes,
and Wisconsin took advantage of turnovers in a 30-23 victory over
Penn State on Saturday.
Booker Stanley, the third-string tailback, ran for 119 yards and
one touchdown for the Badgers (5-1, 2-0 Big Ten).
Special teams shortfalls killed Penn State (2-4, 0-2), which led
9-7 after Sean McHugh's 1-yard touchdown run early in the second
Brandon Williams returned the ensuing kickoff 55 yards, and Mike
Allen kicked a 46-yard field goal to put Wisconsin up 10-9.
The Badgers had a chance to increase their lead when Traison
Lewis hit Calvin Lowry, forcing a fumble on the kickoff return, but
Allen's field goal try hit the left upright.
But Lowry fumbled again, this time when Jeff Mack hit him on a
punt return, giving Wisconsin the ball on the Penn State 23.
Sorgi's 20-yard touchdown pass to Williams made it 17-9.
Jim Leonhard's 65-yard punt return in the third quarter made it
But the Nittany Lions couldn't stop the run. Wisconsin ran 13
consecutive running plays on the next possession, most up the
middle, ending with Booker Stanley's 6-yard touchdown run for a
30-16 lead with 9:42 left.
Robinson's 5-yard touchdown pass to Gerald Smith brought Penn
State to 30-23 with 8:43 left, but the Nittany Lions couldn't score
on three more possessions.
Robinson completed 22 of 43 passes for 379 yards; Tony Johnson
had seven catches for 122 yards, and Kranchick had four catches for
Robbie Gould kicked a 35-yard field goal for a 3-0 Penn State
lead early in the first quarter -- the first time Penn State has
scored first this year. The Nittany Lions drove to the Wisconsin 19
before Donnie Johnson fumbled the ball, then got it back when
Anthony Davis fumbled on Wisconsin's first play from scrimmage.
Wisconsin went up 7-3 on Sorgi's 30-yard touchdown pass to Lee
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