Posted November 14, 2011 on
After getting its first true road victory of the season, No.15 Wisconsin prepares for its final road game of the season when the Badgers head to Champaign to face off against Illinois. Coach Bret Bielema and senior quarterback Russell Wilson address the media on Monday.

Wisconsin Football: Russell Wilson shines as Badgers move up Big Ten standings

Montee Ball continued his dominant play and set the conference record for touchdowns in a season. He is now 12 behind Barry Sanders' NCCA record of 39. (AP Photo/Paul Battaglia) Russell Wilson completed 16 of 17 passes for 178 yards and four touchdowns to lead Wisconsin past Minnesota, 42-13. The victory was never in doubt, as the Gophers managed just 156 yards of offense compared...

Wilson's near-perfect game keeps Wisconsin rolling

(Eds: Stands as 1st Ld-Writethru on state lines to update with quotes, details. With AP Photos.) By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer As Wisconsin's lead over Minnesota grew, the Badgers began to realize their record-setting quarterback had a perfect game going. Their reactions were hardly awe-struck. They've become well-accustomed to the masterpiece of a one-and-done season...

Analysis: Wilson, Wisconsin back on track

Two weeks after it looked as though the sky was falling for Wisconsin's football program, the Badgers suddenly maintain control of their own destiny in the Big Ten championship game race. Wisconsin won its second straight game with a 42-13 pasting of Minnesota on Saturday in the battle for Paul Bunyan's Axe.Wisconsin (8-2, 4-2 Big Ten) now trails Penn State (8-2, 5-1) by...

Ball, Wilson might still have Heisman chances

MADISON, Wis. In the what-have-you-done-for-me-lately culture of Heisman Trophy voting in college football, the stock of top-level candidates fluctuates as frequently as oil prices in the Middle East. Entering last Saturday, for example, the consensus top four contenders appeared to be in no particular order Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore, Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck...

Badgers sitting with Penn State in Leaders driver’s seat

Coming into the 2011 season, and with the addition of Russell Wilson at quarterback, Wisconsin was expected to romp and roll to one of the two spots in the first-ever Big Ten title game.  Back-to-back last-second/minute losses, plus the unexpected unbeaten start to conference play of a team currently embroiled in scandal, left the Badgers…


A Hail Mary pass knocked the Wisconsin Badgers out of the national title picture. A 40-yard touchdown pass in the final seconds the following week knocked them on their keister. The one-two gut punch derailed a potential dream season and forced the Badgers to readjust their outlook. Those two weeks, coach Bret Bielema said, felt like an "eternity" as they relived their...

Wisconsin once again a league title contender

By Tyler Mason MINNEAPOLIS Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema said he didn't know before kickoff. For most of the Badgers players, the realization didn't sink in until their game against Minnesota was already underway.But before the Wisconsin took the field at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday, it had already won. Losses by Penn State and Ohio State earlier in...

Wisconsin-Illinois Preview

After back-to-back heartbreaking losses, Wisconsin has regrouped to remain in the hunt for the Big Ten Leaders Division title. Illinois' struggles on the field might be the least of its problems. The No. 15 Badgers look to continue their roll with a third straight victory while trying to hand the reeling Illini a fifth consecutive loss Saturday afternoon in Champaign. Wisconsin...
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