Found September 02, 2013 on
Fox Sports Wisconsin:
MADISON, Wis. -- The idea of finding significant areas to nitpick following a 45-0 victory may seem far-fetched to some, but Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen certainly is not among that group.
After reviewing game footage of his team's dismantling of UMass in the season opener, Andersen came away feeling the Badgers still have plenty of room for improvement. And without further tweaks, Wisconsin will get burned in games when it matters most.
Specifically, Andersen noted Wisconsin twice having miscues involving the center-quarterback exchange, which resulted in fumbles the Badgers recovered. The Badgers also were fortunate to keep the ball on a punt return that hit the leg of a Wisconsin player before being recovered by returner Kenzel Doe.
"Ball was on the ground three times in that game where we get it back three times," Andersen said. "Once on the punt return and two times on the C-Q. Its not going to happen. Living on the edge in a tight ballgame and just let it g...
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MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin steamrolled UMass 45-0 on Saturday afternoon at Camp Randall Stadium to hand Gary Andersen his first victory as the Badgers' new coach. The first half may not have been pretty, but Wisconsin found its groove in the second half with a strong run-pass combination that should bode well for the future.
Handing out grades from Saturdays season opener:
For those unfamiliar with this feature of mine, I'll provide a weekly look - as well as season totals - of where Wisconsin ran the ball and who the quarterbacks targets.
A brief key:
LI = left inside; LO= left outside; LW = left wide (i.e. end around); MID = middle; RI = right inside; RO = right outside; RW = right wide; INT = intended receiver on an interception
Run vs. UMasstable...
My record- 11-1….Best pick- Northwestern beating Cal 42-35 (NW won 44-30)..Worst pick- Iowa handling Northern Illinois 27-10 when Northern Illinois won the game 30-27. See my week 1 predictions here.
Indiana-73 Indiana State-35….CORRECT….IU QB Tre Roberson only completed three of his six pass attempts. Two of those went for TD’s…IU WR Shane Wynn touched the ball five...
No. 23 Wisconsin's adjustment to new coach Gary Andersen's 3-4 defensive scheme went fine against overmatched Massachusetts.
It will likely hold up fine this week against Tennessee Tech, too. The hope is that it will be ready to roll for Arizona State in Week 3.
The Badgers smothered Massachusetts 45-0 in the season opener at home.
''If I could characterize it...
(For those new to the site - every Sunday our editor Andy will take a look back at what went down the day before - giving everyone a chance to cool down from the emotion of game day in the feature we are calling "Sunday Morning Hangover." Photo courtesy - 247sports)
Well, that went about as well as it looked upon seeing it live. In fact, one could argue it went better...