Game Recap: Tech-nically Superior

Melvin Gordon has 140 first-half rush yards (MF/13

Follow along for free with BadgerNation's one-of-a-kind drive blog. Wisconsin got four rushing touchdowns from its three-headed monster and three touchdown passes from Joel Stave, as the Badgers registered another shutout in a 48-0 whipping of Tennessee Tech Saturday.

MADISON - New shiny red helmets. Same dominating performance by the University of Wisconsin against an overmatched football team.

Wisconsin's new wardrobe change didn't have any effect on its performance against FCS foe Tennessee Tech, gaining 602 yards of total offense while holding the Golden Eagles to just 118 yards in a 48-0 blowout at Camp Randall Stadium Saturday.

No.21 Wisconsin (2-0) won its first two games for the 11th time in 12 seasons, and made it look extremely easy for all four quarters. Quarterback Joel Stave bounced back from a slow start in week one to methodically guide the offense to four first-half scoring drives of 22, 76, 52 and 94 yards.

The sophomore quarterback completed 24-for-28 passes for 219 yards, three first-half touchdowns and one turnover and was a great compliment to the Badgers' running game. For the third time in the past four games and the second time this season, the Badgers put three tailbacks over 100 rushing yards, as Corey Clement (147 yards, two scores) Melvin Gordon (140, 1) and James White (106, 1) all contributed.

That was more than enough for the defense, as Wisconsin shutout back-to-back opponents for the first time since 1958 (20-0 over Miami, 50-0 over Marquette).

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No.21 Wisconsin 48, Tennessee Tech 0

First Half

First Quarter

7-0 Wisconsin

6 plays, 22 yards, 2:55 TOP, 11:53 left

Derek Straus 3-yard pass from Joel Stave (Kyle French kick)

Key Play: Wisconsin's shiny red helmets are already paying off. On the first offensive play of the game, Darius Hillary put his helmet right on the football during his tackle attempt, punching the ball out of Stephen Bush's hands. Dezmen Southward recovered, giving UW a first down at the 22.

14-0 Wisconsin

3 plays, 76 yards, 1:15 TOP, 5:29 left

Jared Abbrederis 7-yard pass from Joel Stave (Kyle French kick)

Key Play: Straus making his presence known early for the Wisconsin running game. After a handoff to Melvin Gordon, Straus helped clear the running lane, with a little help from Gordon on a high steep, to allow the sophomore to go 65 yards before being stopped on the TT 7-yard line.

Second Quarter

21-0 Wisconsin

3 plays, 52 yards, 1:17 TOP, 3:51 left

Melvin Gordon 37-yard run (Kyle French kick)

Key Play: Wisconsin's running game continues to deliver, as Gordon was able to hit the corner and zip past the Tennessee Tech defense on his run along the sideline.

28-0 Wisconsin

11 plays, 94 yards, 1:30 TOP, :19 left

Brian Wozniak 6-yard pass from Stave (Kyle French kick)

Key Play: Backed up to their own 6-yard line after a block-in-the-back penalty, Joel Stave made the two-minute drill look easy, going 10-for-10 on the drive against a bewildered defense.

Second Half

Third Quarter

34-0 Wisconsin

12 plays, 76 yards, 5:43 TOP, 9:13 left

James White 2-yard run (kick failed)

Key Play: On third-and-3, Stave hit Jordan Fredrick for an 8-yard gain, getting the ball to the Tech 29-yard line. It was Fredrick's third catch, tying a career high.

Fourth Quarter

41-0 Wisconsin

10 plays, 66 yards, 4:47 TOP, 8:28 left

Corey Clement 1-yard run (Jack Russell kick)

Key Play: Playing in his first game, true freshman Rob Wheelwright caught a six-yard pass on third down inside the Tech 30-yard line, extending the drive.

48-0 Wisconsin

1 play, 75 yards, :12 TOP, 6:04 left

Corey Clement 75-yard run (Jack Russell kick)

Key Play: Playing in his first game, true freshman Rob Wheelwright caught a six-yard pass on third down inside the Tech 30-yard line, extending the drive.

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