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Wisconsin vs. Illinois score: Graham Mertz has breakout performance as No. 14 Badgers roll in Big Ten opener – CBSSports.com

The redshirt freshman Mertz threw five touchdown passes as Wisconsin exacted revenge for last season’s upset

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A year after squandering a 13-point second-half lead to Illinois in a stunning loss last season, No. 14 Wisconsin secured revenge in convincing fashion with a 45-7 victory over the Fighting Illini on Friday night in the first Big Ten football game of the season. Led by a nearly perfect effort from redshirt freshman quarterback Graham Mertz, the Badgers dominated the game in all facets.
Mertz tied a school record by completing 17 straight passes as he became the first Wisconsin freshman to start…

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