WATCH: Badgers come back to beat Illinois on the road

The Badgers football team (5-2) defeated Illinois 25-21 on the road in Week 8, a game in which they were trailing 21-7 late in the third quarter. Redshirt freshman quarterback Braedyn Locke led Wisconsin to the improbable comeback.

Nathanial Vakos opened the scoring in the Badgers’ 18-point fourth quarter by hitting a 41-yard field goal (ricocheted in off the goal poast) with 14:13 to go, putting the score at 21-10.

The team’s next possession was an 82-yard drive, capped off by a 20-yard touchdown catch from Will Pauling. Riley Nowakowski reeled in the two-point conversion to narrow the deficit to 21-18.

Finally, Locke hit backup offensive lineman Nolan Rucci for a game-winning three-yard touchdown catch with 27 seconds left in the contest, giving Wisconsin the 25-21 win.

Story originally appeared on Badgers Wire