The addition of transfer quarterback Russell Wilson and blossoming of running back Montee Ball has transformed what was a very good Wisconsin Badgers offense into the most prolific unit in school history.
This season, the Badgers have scored touchdowns on 61 of their 70 trips to the redzone (.871), including a perfect 5-of-5 in the Big Ten Championship win over the Spartans.
What makes UW’s accomplishments even crazier is the fact that they’ve played five of their games against defenses ranked in the top 20 in the nation (two against third ranked Michigan State).
It all starts with the Badgers’ beastly offensive line, particularly Peter Konz and Kevin Zeitler, who were each named to the 2011 AFCA Coaches’ All-American Team on Monday. Konz has started ten games at center while Zeitler has played in each of Wisconsin’s thirteen games at the right guard position. Their stout play has helped pave the way for Ball’s record-setting season and a school-record 44.6 points per ...