MADISON (TSN-WSAU) Scott Tolzien threw for 246 yards with one touchdown and Jay Valai was credited with a key blocked extra point late in the fourth quarter as 11th-ranked Wisconsin escaped Arizona State, 20-19, at Camp Randall Stadium.
Tolzien completed 19-of-25 passes for the Badgers (3-0), who host Austin Peay next Saturday in advance of their Big Ten opener on October 2 at Michigan State.
John Clay rushed for 123 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries, and Lance Kendricks added seven receptions for 131 yards and a score.
Steven Threet went for 211 yards on 21-of-33 completions for the Sun Devils (2-1), who began the season with wins over Portland State and Northern Arizona. The Sun Devils appeared to be a faster team, and dominated the punt and kick-off return game.
Kerry Taylor posted 71 yards on six receptions and Deantre Lewis gained 122 yards on nine carries. Cameron Marshall ran for 35 yards and a touchdown that got ASU within a point, but Thomas Weber's extra point was blocked by Valai.
The Badgers play Austin Peay next Saturday in Madison.