Defense helps No. 19 Penn State edge No. 12 Wisconsin 16-10

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Jaquan Brisker and Ji’Ayir Brown intercepted Graham Mertz deep in Penn State territory in the final 2½ minutes to preserve the 19th-ranked Nittany Lions’ 16-10 victory over No. 12 Wisconsin.

Wisconsin had its string of 25 consecutive victories in home openers snapped because of its red-zone failures.

The Badgers dominated time of possession but had four scoreless trips inside Penn State’s 25, including three inside the 10.