The snow helped, but the Wisconsin Badgers defense can feel good about forcing five first-half turnovers in the 49-20 win over Illinois. The Badgers are missing several starters with injuries in the middle of the season. The forced turnovers take some of the pressure off less-experienced players. Wisconsin is still right in the middle of the race for the West Division championship. The Badgers bring a 3-1 conference record into Saturday’s game at Northwestern, while the Wildcats are 4-1. Iowa and Purdue are tied with Wisconsin.