IOWA CITY, Iowa (Ticker) -- Brad Banks threw for 275 yards and two touchdowns and 10th-ranked Iowa turned in another dominant defensive performance in a 20-3 Big Ten Conference victory over Wisconsin.
Banks completed 17-of-30 passes and did not throw an interception as Iowa (9-1, 6-0) won its seventh straight game and matched its bets start since 1991. Banks, the Big Ten's Co-Offensive Player in the Week following last week's 34-9 romp over Michigan, has thrown 20 touchdown passes with just four interceptions in conference games.
The Hawkeyes had three sacks and knocked starting quarterback Brooks Bollinger and backup Jim Sorgi out of the game. Bollinger was just 2-of-9 for 46 yards, while Sorgi was 8-of-17 for 84 yards and an interception.
Wisconsin (6-4, 1-4), which had won the previous five meetings with Iowa, was limited to just 211 total yards. Anthony Davis had 34 yards on 16 carries for the Badgers, who lost for the fourth time in five games. Davis has 1,001 yards, marking the 10th straight year Wisconsin has had a 1,000-yard rusher.
It was Wisconsin's worst defeat since a 63-32 loss to Indiana last October 6.
Iowa running back Fred Russell sat out after suffering a hand injury against Michigan. Jermelle Lewis, who had 109 yards vs. Michigan, rushed for 81 yards while Banks had 36 on nine carries.
Maurice Brown caught six passes for 107 yards for Iowa, which did not have a 100-yard rusher for just the second time in its last 13 games. It was the fourth 100-yard receiving game for Brown, who gave Iowa a 10-3 lead with a 21-yard touchdown catch with 90 seconds left in the first half.
Nate Kaeding kicked a 30-yard field goal to push Iowa's lead to 13-3 just under five minutes into the third quarter. It was the 22nd straight field goal for Kaeding, who had his team record snapped with 1:57 left in the third when he missed wide right from 27 yards.
Tight end Dallas Clark got behind defensive back Ryan Aiello and caught a 23-yard pass from Banks to give Iowa a 20-3 lead with 6:25 left in the third.
Kaeding gave Iowa the lead with a 32-yard field goal, 4:15 into the second quarter. Wisconsin's only points came 4:24 later when Mike Allan kicked a 26-yard field goal.