Wisconsin built a 17-point third-quarter lead against Nebraska, only to see it evaporate in a 30-27 loss in Lincoln on Saturday. Perhaps the offensive start was too good to be true. As good as the Badgers were in the first half, that's how poorly they performed in the second half.
Wisconsin's five-game conference winning streak had been the longest in the nation among BCS conference teams. Now, the Badgers will have to start all over again.
Handing out grades for Wisconsin's fifth game of the season.
Rushing offense: C-plus
This grade may seem harsh considering Montee Ball scored three touchdowns. But a closer look at the statistics reveals this was Wisconsin's worst rushing performance of the season.
Wisconsin carried the ball 41 times for a net gain of 56 yards. Granted, that includes quarterback Joel Stave's numbers. He was sacked three times and lost 33 yards. Still, the overall effort isn't good enough from a team that was supposed to dominate on the ground.