The Wisconsin football team thumped Illinois on Homecoming, pushing past a lot of their own mistakes to win 49-20. The Illini made five turnovers in the first half to help Wisconsin. Jonathan Taylor rushed 27 times for 159 yards and his backup, Taiwan Deal, produced another 111 yards and two touchdowns. Quarterback Alex Hornibrook was picked off twice, but he connected on 13-of-22 passes for 188 yards and three scores. The Badgers will take a 5-2 record into next Saturday’s game at Northwestern. They are 3-1 in Big Ten Conference play.