It was a good weekend for Wisconsin sports fans as the Wisconsin Badgers and Green Bay Packers both got victories.

No. 13 Wisconsin was ready in its first game in three weeks against Michigan, while the Packers played a lackluster game but still got a win over Jacksonville.

Wisconsin (2-0) returned to competition after canceling two games of its all-Big Ten schedule due to a COVID-19 breakout within the program, and rolled past a hapless Michigan team.

The Badgers’ Nakia Watson and Mason Stokke each scored two touchdowns in the first half, helping the Badgers build a big lead in a 49-11 rout of the Wolverines on national TV Saturday night.

Early on, it appeared Michigan might put up a fight before getting knocked out in front of friends and family in its mostly empty stadium. The Wolverines forced the Graham Mertz-led offense to punt after the game’s opening possession, only to give the ball back on the next snap when a dropped pass was picked off.

Watson’s 2-yard run and Mertz’s 1-yard pass to Stokke were four plays after Michigan quarterback Joe Milton’s passes were intercepted. Watson and Stokke scored their second touchdowns on runs in the second quarter, giving the Badgers a 28-0 lead that was large enough against an offensively challenged team. The Badgers finished with 341 yards rushing and five scores on the ground.

Mertz was 12 of 22 for 127 yards with two touchdowns. The redshirt freshman wasn’t as spectacular as he was in his first career start, when he completed his first 17 passes and matched a school record with five touchdown passes, but the team was just thankful he was cleared to play.

Meanwhile, the Packers survived a shaky performance, coming from behind in the fourth quarter to beat the one-win Jaguars, 24-20, on Sunday at a windy Lambeau Field.

Trailing 20-17 early in the fourth, the Packers took the lead with nine minutes left on a 6-yard TD pass to wide receiver Davante Adams, who had eight catches for 66 yards and had exited the game briefly with an ankle injury.

The Packers improved to 7-2 while the Jaguars lost their eighth straight game to fall to 1-8.

Wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling had four catches for a career-high 149 yards, including a 78-yard touchdown. 

After taking the lead late, the Packers held on as the defense got two sacks on the Jaguars’ final drive to set up a fourth-and-long they couldn’t convert.

The now 10th-ranked Badgers will travel to No. 19 Northwestern this Saturday, while the Packers play at Indianapolis against the Colts this Sunday.