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Highest-graded players from Wisconsin's victory over Illinois, 49-20

Oct 20, 2018; Madison, WI, USA; Wisconsin Badgers linebacker Zack Baun (56) celebrates following a sack during the third quarter against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Camp Randall Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Wisconsin defeated Illinois on Saturday afternoon, 49-20, improving their record to 5-2 overall and dropping Illinois' record to 3-4 this year.

This highest-graded players recap is brought to you by Eckrich, the Official Smoked Sausage of the College Football Playoff.

With Wisconsin's victory over Illinois in the books, we take a look at the highest-graded players for each team, on each side of the ball and the highest grades overall in the game.

[Editor's Note: While we grade every player on every game, to qualify for an overall game grade for this recap's purpose, a player must have played at least 20 snaps to be considered a full-time contributor to the game.]

Top 5 Overall

Wisconsin Offense

David Edwards, OT – 87.6 overall

Jake Ferguson, TE – 87.5 overall

Beau Benzschawel, OG – 83.6 overall

Cole Van Lanen, OT – 78.3 overall

Alec Ingold, FB – 71.7 overall

Wisconsin Defense

T.J. Edwards, LB – 91.1 overall

Evan Bondoc, S – 80.2 overall

Olive Sagapolu, DI – 72.5 overall

Chris Orr, LB – 72.3 overall

Zack Baun, OLB – 72.0 overall

Illinois Offense

Vederian Lowe, OT – 70.7 overall

Ra'Von Bonner, RB – 69.7 overall

Alex Palczewski, OT – 64.6 overall

Doug Kramer, C – 61.8 overall

Nick Allegretti, OG – 60.9 overall

Illinois Defense

Stanley Green, S – 71.5 overall

Lere Oladipo, DI – 68.5 overall

Nate Hobbs, CB – 68.2 overall

Delano Ware, CB – 66.7 overall

Bobby Roundtree, Edge – 66.1 overall

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