Originally posted on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 9/1/12
MADISON, Wis. There have been prettier displays of Wisconsin football in recent years, but the result was familiar on Saturday.No. 12 Wisconsin escaped with a 26-21 victory against Northern Iowa of the Football Championship Subdivision. The Badgers have now won 33 consecutive regular-season non-conference games. Here are five things we learned:1. Danny O'Brien is a quality replacement for Russell Wilson.First thing's first: O'Brien is not a carbon copy of Wilson. Yes, the stories are similar. Both players transferred to Wisconsin from Atlantic Coast Conference schools and were eligible to play immediately under the graduate-transfer exception rule. But Wilson is an NFL-level quarterback who shattered Badgers passing records that may not be touched for years. O'Brien is certainly solid. In his Wisconsin debut, he completed 19 of 23 passes for 219 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. He also rarely threw downfield, as first-year offensive coordinator Matt Canada kept the p...
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