No one really knows what officially happened at the end of the Wisconsin Badgers controversial 32-30 loss to Arizona State.
It appeared that Badgers quarterback Joel Stave performed a hybrid of kneeling/spiking the ball which confused a questionable set of Pac-12 officials who then went on to botch the entire play completely.
Regardless of whether the Sun Devils deserved the win or not, it was a highly entertaining game in Tempe where we learned a lot about both of these college football teams.
What It Means: Wisconsin (2-1) is a team capable of competing on the road with other teams from major conferences. The Badgers held a lead for most of the game and made some key in-game adjustments that allowed them to do so throughout the first half.
As usual, the run game was the most successful facet of the Badgers game. They racked up 231 yards rushing against a stellar Arizona State defensive line. The same can’t be said about Stave and the passing game because it was a struggle for tha...