Wisconsin scored first on a 19 yard interception returned from a touchdown by Jeff Messenger, as Wisconsin opened a 7-0 lead. Wisconsin's John Hall kicked two field goals of 48 and 43 yards as Wisconsin increased its lead to 13-0 at the end of the 1st quarter. In the second quarter, Duke's Robert Baldwin scored on a 7 yard touchdown run to make it 13-7. Duke added a 30 yard field goal before halftime to pull within 13-10.
In the third quarter, a 30 yard Duke field goal tied the game at 13. Running back Terrell Fletcher responded with a 1 yard touchdown run to give Wisconsin a 20-13 lead. In the fourth quarter, Darrell Bevell fired an 11 yard touchdown pass to Jason Burns increasing the Badgers' lead to 27-13. Robert Baldwin scored on a two yard touchdown run making it 27-20. Terrell Fletcher put the game away with a 49 yard rushing touchdown, making the final margin 34-20.