Once again, Michigan is reeling from an unexpected defeat.
And Wisconsin has the fleet feet of Tyler Donovan to thank for it.
Wisconsin's fifth-year senior quarterback frustrated Michigan's defense with his scrambling ability yesterday, throwing for one touchdown and running for another in the Badgers' 37-21 upset of the 13th-ranked Wolverines in Madison, Wis.
Donovan finished the game on the sideline with a nasty welt and twin streaks of blue paint on his throwing hand.
"I got Michigan helmet paint right there," Donovan said. "You should take a picture of that."
Michigan left another streak in Madison, too.
The Badgers (8-3, 4-3 Big Ten) snapped an eight-game winning streak by the Wolverines (8-3, 6-1) and robbed them of momentum going into their annual matchup with Ohio State, which will be coming off its own tough loss.
"The disappointment in this game is that you play to win," Michigan coach Lloyd Carr said. "Any time you don't win, you're disappointed. We still have some things to play for."
Michigan played without injured running back Mike Hart, and freshman Ryan Mallett relieved ailing quarterback Chad Henne in the first quarter.
Mallett took over for Henne on the Wolverines' third possession, after Henne threw an interception that allowed Donovan to drive the Badgers and throw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Travis Beckum.
Still, the Wolverines had a chance to pull off a late rally.
Trailing, 23-7, at the beginning of the fourth quarter, Mallett threw a pair of touchdown passes - a 97-yarder to Mario Manningham and 26-yarder to Adrian Arrington - to cut Wisconsin's lead to 2 with 7:31 left in the game.
Donovan (14 of 27, 245 yards) left the game with an apparent wrist injury on the next series. But Wisconsin's defense stopped Michigan's offense cold, setting up a pair of late Wisconsin touchdowns by Zach Brown.
LSU 58, Louisiana Tech 10 - Poised to take back the nation's No. 1 spot, the second-ranked Tigers (9-1) steamrolled the Bulldogs (4-6) in Baton Rouge, La. Matt Flynn passed for three scores and ran for another as LSU piled up 595 total yards.
Oklahoma 52, Baylor 21 - DeMarco Murray scored four touchdowns, one on a 91-yard kickoff return, and Sam Bradford threw for three scores as the fourth-ranked Sooners (9-1, 5-1 Big 12) trounced the visiting Bears (3-8, 0-7) for their 17th straight win in the series.
Kansas 43, Oklahoma St. 28 - The No. 5 Jayhawks improved to 6-0 in the Big 12 and 10-0 overall for the first time since 1899, with Todd Reesing hooking up with Marcus Henry for three touchdown passes in Stillwater, Okla.
Missouri 40, Texas A&M 26 - Chase Daniel threw three scoring passes for the No. 7 Tigers (9-1, 5-1 Big 12), who reached nine victories for the first time since 1969 - and only the fourth time in school history - and finished 5-0 at home.
Arizona St. 24, UCLA 20 - At Pasadena, Calif., Keegan Herring rushed for 116 yards, including a 71-yard touchdown, and Rudy Carpenter threw for 200 yards and another score, enabling the No. 9 Sun Devils (9-1, 6-1 Pac-10) to beat the injury-riddled Bruins (5-5, 4-3) and remain in the thick of the conference race.
Georgia 45, Auburn 20 - With the No. 10 Bulldogs (8-2, 5-2 SEC) donning black jerseys for the first time in the modern era, Matthew Stafford threw a pair of touchdown passes to pace a home win over the 18th-ranked Tigers (7-4, 4-3).
Southern Cal 24, California 17 - Playing in a steady downpour in Berkeley, Calif., Chauncey Washington ran for a career-high 220 yards and a touchdown, carrying the 12th-ranked Trojans (8-2, 5-2 Pac-10) past the No. 24 Golden Bears (6-4, 3-4).
Texas 59, Texas Tech 43 - Colt McCoy passed for four touchdowns, ran for two more, and the No. 15 Longhorns (9-2, 5-2 Big 12) scored 24 points in the fourth quarter to hold off the Red Raiders (7-4, 3-4) in Austin, Texas.
Florida 51, S. Carolina 31 - Tim Tebow accounted for all seven of Florida's touchdowns, a school-record five rushing and two passing, as the 17th-ranked Gators (7-5, 5-3) kept alive their hopes of making the SEC title game by drilling the Gamecocks (6-5, 3-5) in Columbia, S.C.
Boise St. 52, Utah St. 0 - The No. 19 Broncos (9-1, 6-0 WAC) rolled to their eighth consecutive victory as Taylor Tharp completed 26 of 29 passes for 283 yards and two touchdowns in Logan, Utah.
Mississippi St. 17, Alabama 12 - At Starkville, Miss., Anthony Johnson returned an interception a school-record 100 yards for a touchdown and the Bulldogs (6-4, 3-3 SEC) became bowl eligible for the first time since 2000 by upsetting the No. 21 Crimson Tide (6-4, 4-3).
Tennessee 34, Arkansas 13 - Erik Ainge threw for two touchdowns and the 22d-ranked Volunteers (7-3, 4-2) kept their drive for an SEC Eastern Division title alive by holding Razorbacks star Darren McFadden to 117 yards rushing.
Kentucky 27, Vanderbilt 20 - At Nashville, Andre Woodson threw for 222 yards and the No. 24 Wildcats (7-3, 3-3) managed to maintain their slim hopes of winning the SEC East title.