Wisconsin beat up on its friends from out east once again on Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium, 48-10.
Running back Corey Clement returned for the Badgers with a bang, finishing with 115 yards and three touchdowns.
Here are three things we can take away from the win.
1. The wait was worth it. After exiting the season opener against Alabama, Clement made his return after missing the previous seven games.
And, boy, did he ever make his return.
Clement ran for 115 yards on 11 carries and scored three touchdowns in what had to be an emotional game for the junior. He scored on his second carry since returning, a 12-yard scamper behind big blocks from tight end Troy Fumagalli and lineman Beau Benzschawel.
He then added a 21-yard touchdown with 3:30 left in the second quarter and scored on a one-yard run in the third quarter.
Clement almost busted another big gainer for a touchdown late in the third quarter. He broke free into the secondary and appeared to have a 62-yard touchdown in front of him but was chased down by a Rutgers defender at the 4yard line. Dare Ogunbowale would then clean up what Clement left with a touchdown on the next play.
2. Special teams dominated. In the first half, Wisconsin started drives at the Rutgers 41, 34 and 28-yard lines. All three led to Badgers touchdowns.
This was a credit to the Badgers' punt return units having themselves a day. Sure, Rutgers punter Joey Roth shanked the first kick of the day, a 21-yard boot. The next two netted 12 and 24 yards, respectively.
Wide receiver Alex Erickson finished with 55 yards on three punt returns as the Badgers dominated the field-position battle all day long.
Rafael Gaglianone made both field-goal attempts, splitting the uprights from 49 and 27 yards.
Punter Drew Meyer hit five punts for 194 yards with three landing inside the 20-yard line. His long was 49 yards as he posted a sound follow-up to his performance that earned him Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week after the win over Illinois.
3. Tanner McEvoy fitting right in. The Badgers appear to finally have figured out the perfect way in which to utilize Mr. Do-It-All Tanner McEvoy. The redshirt senior had an interception and a sack on defense, and scored on a 20-yard touchdown run on offense. He also added four tackles.
McEvoy has filled in virtually every role possible for Wisconsin since arriving, but the way the Badgers are currently using him appears to be the right fit.