Wilson gave Nebraska Football a great severity of the Big Ten, throwing two touchdown passes and running for another in No. 7 Wisconsin 48-17 rout of the Cornhuskers ranked eighth in the Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday night.
Montee Ball ran 151 yards and four touchdowns for the Badgers (5-0, 1-0 Big Ten).
But Wilson was the main attraction for a television audience in prime time as Wisconsin overcame a slow start to solidify his status as the class of the conference.
Taylor Martinez threw three interceptions for Huskers (4-1, 0-1), who showed that they were not fully prepared for the best Big Ten
No. 24 Illinois 38, Northwestern 35: Northwestern quarterback Dan Persa threatened to steal the show, but Illinois' Nathan Scheelhaase owned the last act.
Scheelhaase tortilla its way into the end zone from a half-meter with 13 seconds to lead No. 24 Illinois back - for the second time - beating the Northwest.
After the match, and a week of back and forth between the two bitter rivals in the Chicago school is really Big Ten team, the sophomore quarterback was standing near midfield in the land of Lincoln trophy - a replica of Abe Lincoln hat teams play today - like "Sweet Home Chicago" performed by the PA.
"We have kept the faith," said Scheelhaase, whose team remained undefeated at 5-0 (1-0 Big Ten).
"We talked all week - just think of us as an offense, I just believe in defense, I believe in what this team is, and that's what we did throughout the match.
"There have been ups and downs," he said, "and knew there would be ups and downs."
After a first half penalty and turnover Illini scored 28 points in the second half, burning the Wildcats (2-2, 0-1) secondary for 218 yards in the third and fourth quarters. The receiver AJ Jenkins caught 12 balls for a school-record 268 yards and three touchdowns.
"Shocked" Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald said, describing his reaction to the collapse of his team. "(Illinois) no, it did not work and there's nothing we do not prepare, which is probably the most disappointing part of the whole day."
Dan Persa came from his 10 ½ month Achilles' caused by lack of throwing four touchdown passes and avoid at least that many bags. But he could not finish the game after feeling pain and stiffness in the heel / Achilles.
Kain Colter raised Lost and led the Wildcats 36-yard touchdown drive that gave them a 35-31 advantage with 1 minute 15 seconds to play. But Illinois recovered, with Nathan Scheelhaase yard sneak a touchdown to win.
NU defense forced two turnovers and safety Brian Peters made a leaping interception in the end zone, but the secondary needs a fishing net to include AJ Jenkins. Illinois senior receiver crushed, David Williams school record of 208 meters with 268 and three scores.