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 in one word, it would be solid,'' defensive end Ethan Hemer said of the first-game performance. ''There weren't a lot of mistakes, not a lot of misalignments. Guys made plays, caused turnovers. It was overall a pretty solid performance.''
Wisconsin limited the Minutemen to 212 total yards at 3.6 yards per play, harassing starting quarterback Mike Wegzyn into a 9-for-23 passing performance for 73 yards.
''We did disrupt the quarterback, in my opinion,'' Andersen said. ''We took the quarterback out of the football game. That doesn't have to be from sacks, it doesn't have to be from hitting him. It's from confusing him and l...