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INDIANAPOLIS Sometimes, you show up to a stadium or turn on the television with absolutely no idea how a game will play out. Pundits say it should be close, but who really knows until they take the field?
That's the beauty of sports.
Wisconsin entered Saturday's Big Ten championship against Nebraska as a slight underdog and unloaded on the Cornhuskers with an offensive performance we may never see again in the title game. When the dust settled, Wisconsin crushed Nebraska 70-31, using trick plays and a running game that looked as good as it has at any point in program history.
Not bad from a team that finished in third place in the Leaders Division and wasn't really supposed to be in Indianapolis.
Handing out grades for Wisconsin's performance in the Big Ten championship:
Passing offense: BAs we've seen a few times this season, Wisconsin really had no need to air the ball out with the way it was tearing apart a defense on the ground.
Badgers quarterback Cur...
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INDIANAPOLIS Melvin Gordon couldn't help but hear the unrest from Wisconsin football fans displeased with his lack of touches this season. If he was really being honest with himself, he knew a running back with his talent was capable of so much more than he'd been given the opportunity to show.
But he also knew running backs at Wisconsin don't appear on campus and instantly...
Ummmmm.... Yea, about that close game and about Nebraska dominating the Badgers. We didn't mean any of that, we swear.
Mark May and the rest of college football pundits
O.k, now that we got that out of the way we aren't going to bore you with the inner workings of Wisconsin's Reauchambeauing (sp) of the Huskers. Instead we'll leave with the records...
INDIANAPOLIS –Wisconsin got it done on the ground as they crucified No. 13 Nebraska 70-31 in the Big Ten championship game.
James White and Montee Ball combined for seven rushing touchdowns on Saturday as the Badgers qualified for their third straight Rose Bowl.
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It's safe to say no one saw this one coming, no seriously, if you did you can put your hand down now because you are simply lying or have the ultimate Cardinal and White glasses on. Either way there is no way around this one, Wisconsin simply curb stomped their way into the record books in a 70-31 route of Nebraska. It's safe to say that not many can say the Badgers didn...
Montee Ball ran for 202 yards and three touchdowns and the Badgers scored seven touchdowns on their first nine possessions, blowing out No. 14 Nebraska 70-31 to win their third straight, and most improbable, Big Ten title on Saturday night.
Something you may have noticed is that I haven't posted any updates on Carolina's NCAA prospects in a couple weeks. The reason for this is because there are usually only two games per weekend in the college rankings and with only five players to track, there isn't much to say about them unless they had a big performance. This is especially true if you don't have a...
Check out the video. Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez was in trouble as he dodged Wisconsin linemen who were out to sack him for a loss.
MADISON, Wis. A point guard change had been brewing at Wisconsin for a few games as the minutes between starter and backup significantly shifted.
So when Badgers coach Bo Ryan read off the list of starting defensive assignments before Wisconsin's Nov. 28 game against Virginia, maybe it wasn't all that surprising that Traevon Jackson surpassed George Marshall in the rotation...
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I don't know about you, but for myself the past two Rose Bowl seasons have been amazing journeys full of ups and downs, what could've beens and all that comes with it. But, this one, this 3rd one in a row, well it just smells and tastes that much sweeter. No doubt the Badgers had to overcome certain things in 2010 and 2011 to get to the championship...
Often the third tailback in Wisconsin's deep arsenal, redshirt freshman Melvin Gordon took his 56 yards for a touchdown and never slowed down. Finishing with career and team-high 216 yards on only nine carries, Gordon's first-half spark ignited the offense to another conference championship.