It was homecoming at Camp Randall Stadium. It was the biggest recruiting day in recent Wisconsin football history. It was one of the most difficult challenges remaining on the schedule.
Wisconsin responded with a performance to match the magnitude of the moment, drubbing No. 19 Northwestern 35-6 on Saturday afternoon. The defense showed itself to be as formidable as any team in the country, and the offense sparkled despite losing standout wide receiver Jared Abbrederis.
After the game, Wisconsin head coach Gary Andersen refused to say anything negative about his team. It would have been difficult to find much to say anyway.
Handing out grades for Wisconsin's performance in Game 6:
Passing offense: B
Badgers quarterback Joel Stave lost his go-to receiver, Jared Abbrederis, for the final three quarters after he suffered a head injury. Considering Abbrederis entered the game with twice as many catches as the rest of Wisconsin's receivers combined, his absence could have proved to ...