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Resilient No. 21 Wisconsin powers through to November stretch run, starting with BYU

  • Wisconsin tight end Jacob Pedersen catches a 44-yard touchdown pass over Iowa defensive back Desmond King, left, during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    Wisconsin tight end Jacob Pedersen catches a 44-yard touchdown pass over Iowa defensive back Desmond King, left, during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)  (The Associated Press)

  • Wisconsin quarterback Joel Stave (2) throws a pass to running back James White, left, during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Iowa, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, in Iowa City, Iowa. Wisconsin won 28-9. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    Wisconsin quarterback Joel Stave (2) throws a pass to running back James White, left, during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Iowa, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, in Iowa City, Iowa. Wisconsin won 28-9. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)  (The Associated Press)

No. 21 Wisconsin keeps powering past potential obstacles to earn victories.

The latest example came last week. The Badgers (6-2) were without injured linebacker Chris Borland. Star running back Melvin Gordon was having a subpar day. Leading receiver Jared Abbrederis left with a chest injury.

Wisconsin overcame a slow start and pulled away for a 28-9 win, led by two touchdown runs by James White.

Now the Badgers looking to carry over the momentum into a November stretch during which they'll play three of their final four games at home. BYU is next with a visit Saturday to Camp Randall Stadium.

Even-keeled coach Gary Andersen is fond of saying how nothing fazes his team. Quarterback Joel Stave says it's a product of the team preparation in practice.