MADISON, Wis. You can harp on the blown coverages, missed tackles, dropped passes and field goal tries instead of touchdown drives.
Those miscues weren't particularly pretty during Wisconsin's 26-21 season-opening victory against Northern Iowa on Saturday. They also are correctable issues, according to coach Bret Bielema, which left him in relatively good spirits despite the shaky performance.
"I was pretty upbeat Saturday after the game," Bielema said during his weekly Monday press conference. "I gave our guys on Sunday the speech, every college football weekend, half the teams in the world of college football lose. And that's just facts. For us to be able to get through that game and win it, there's a lot of teams in this country that put in that exact same situation would lose that football game. The fact that we didn't said enough positives."
The most noticeable mistakes from Saturday's game came on defensive breakdowns, when UNI ran an identical wheel route play down the ...