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Wisconsin put together its best offensive performance of the season in a 37-26 victory against UTEP on Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium. Although it didn't come against a BCS program, it should go a long way toward building confidence and instilling hope in a previously fearful fan base.
Certainly, Wisconsin will have to improve if it hopes to beat Nebraska next week. But for now, let's assess the Badgers' performance against the Miners one last time.
Handing out grades for Wisconsin's fourth game of the season:
Passing offense: B-minus
Just to reflect for a minute, we gave Wisconsin a D-plus in this category following last week's home game against Utah State, so this is considerable improvement.
Credit goes to redshirt freshman Joel Stave for blocking out the pressures of making his first career start and performing at a high level. Credit also should go to head coach Bret Bielema, who saw something in Stave that led him to make the change at quarterback.
BEST OF MAXIM
MADISON, Wis. Wisconsin senior running back Montee Ball sustained a head injury during the second quarter of Saturdays game against UTEP and will not return, according to a team spokesperson. Ball appeared to suffer the injury while scoring on a 1-yard touchdown run with 14:13 remaining in the second quarter. He remained on the bench for Wisconsins next offensive series, and the...
Wisconsin more than doubled its average season point total during a 37-26 victory against UTEP on Saturday afternoon at Camp Randall Stadium. The Badgers, who entered the day averaging 16.3 points per game, got quality play on offense from quarterback Joel Stave, wide receiver Jared Abbrederis and running backs Melvin Gordon and James White. Wisconsin improved to 42-3 at home under...
MADISON, Wis. The status of running back Montee Ball for Wisconsin's Big Ten opener against Nebraska remains up in the air. But it appears all that stands between last year's Heisman Trophy finalist and the football field is the successful completion of the team's concussion test.
Badgers coach Bret Bielema indicated that, should Ball pass the necessary cognitive exam...
Heisman Trophy finalist Montee Ball has left Wisconsin's game against UTEP with a head injury.
Ball appeared to be injured on a 1-yard scoring run at the start of the second quarter Saturday. He looked shaken as he got up, and the Wisconsin medical staff was quick to take him on the sidelines and examine him. A doctor or trainer rubbed Ball's neck at one point, and someone...
NOTHING'S A GIVEN
Wisconsin fell behind early allowing a 39 yards Touchdown pass to Michael Edwards for UTEP. However, shown in the video above, Wisconsin’s Steven Valadez blocked the extra point which was then picked up by fellow Badger Devin Smith who ran the length of the field and for a defensive 2-point conversion.
Montee Ball, 2011 Heisman finalist, left the game is the 2nd quarter with...
Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing.... and while Wisconsin got the W, it could be considered bittersweet because of the name added to the list of the walking wounded yesterday. That is if you take the loss of Montee Ball as a major blow to this team. Is losing Ball, who was taken out of the game with what the team was calling a "head injury," the major...
Wisconsin fans had many gripes and complaints through the beginning of the non-conference season. As fans we've pretty much seen it all already, the good, the bad, and the flat out ugly. But, perhaps the biggest and maybe most deserved gripe was how the offense played under the leadership of Matt Canada and QB Danny O'Brien.
What we were seeing from the Badgers was clearly...
After Wisconsin's rocky start, this counts as progress.
Sure, the Badgers needed a pair of touchdowns in the final 3:20 to secure a 37-26 victory over lowly UTEP on Saturday. The Miners' 26 points were the most allowed by Wisconsin this season, and they were four for four on fourth-down conversions - including a pair on a 13-play, 75-yard scoring drive alive. There were...
Nothing to talk about ahead of this game, right? Oh, wait, Wisconsin has a new quarterback and a returning Jared Abbrederis? Awesome.
UTEP comes in battle tested having faced Oklahoma out of the Big 12 and Ole Miss out of the SEC, so playing against the likes of a Big Ten team aren't going to intimidate the Miners. However, they weren't able to win either of those games...
With senior tailback and Heisman finalist Montee Ball on the sideline, the Wisconsin running attack didn't miss a beat thanks to Melvin Gordon and James White, as the duo rushed for 177 of UW's 213 yards in Wisconsin's 37-26 victory Saturday.