It took a surprising punt return, switch at quarterback and a wide-right missed field goal for the Wisconsin Badgers to hold off the Utah State Aggies by the score of 16-14.
Punt returner Kenzel Doe was the hero of the night as his 82-yard punt return for a touchdown changed the momentum and ultimately led to the Badgers (2-1) victory over the Aggies (2-1) in front of 79,332 people under the lights at Camp Randall.
What It Means: A lot had to happen for the Badgers to avoid an upset of even bigger proportions than their trip to Oregon State. At the end of the second quarter, the offense was out of sync and the fans went as far as booing the entire team as they left the field.
In tune with Bret Bielema’s decision to can the offensive line coach Mike Markuson after just two games, he pulled struggling quarterback Danny O’Brien after two-and-a-half. He said following the game, “for us to win at Wisconsin, we can’t turn over the ball.” O’Brien threw an interception that was nullified ...