MADISON, Wis. Reflections 80 days after Wisconsins worst performance of the football season come with the kind of blunt, honest criticism members of the teams offensive line couldnt diagnose when they were too close to the situation.
Back on Sept. 8, they had no answers. Wisconsin lost a stunning 10-7 decision at Oregon State that day, and the Badgers flaws were obvious. A program that had prided itself for decades on brute force up front and running the ball down defenders throats seemingly couldnt muster an inch. The offensive line was being blown back at the line of scrimmage, and running backs were stuffed and devoured like a Thanksgiving Day turkey.
Wisconsin rushed 23 times for a grand total of 35 yards. And for the first time in 21 games, Badgers running back Montee Ball failed to score a touchdown. It was ugly, frustrating and so unlike Wisconsin football of years past.
"A debacle," Badgers offensive line coach Bart Miller said.
"We didnt execute well," Wisconsin center...