MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin has been almost impossible to beat at Camp Randall Stadium, but the Badgers couldn't overcome four turnovers by quarterback Joel Stave in their Big Ten opener against Iowa.
Jordan Canzeri ran for 125 yards and Iowa (5-0, 1-0) scored all of its points off turnovers to upset the 19th-ranked Badgers (3-2, 0-1) 10-6 on Saturday.
"We've got to protect the football in all areas, and we obviously didn't do that today," Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst said.
Tight end George Kittle caught a 1-yard touchdown pass from C.J. Beathard in the second quarter for the only touchdown in the game and Iowa beat a ranked opponent for the first time in its past 10 attempts.
Stave was intercepted twice by Iowa cornerback Desmond King and lost two fumbles, including one midway through the fourth quarter on Iowa's 1-yard line. The Wisconsin quarterback tripped and lost the ball while attempting to hand off to freshman Taiwan Deal. Iowa's Faith Ekakitie recovered.
Wisconsin linebacker Joe Schobert finished with eight tackles, three sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
The win was the 120th in the Big Ten for Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz, moving him ahead of Wisconsin's Barry Alvarez for ninth in conference history.