As the saying goes—players make plays. However, coaches are the ones responsible for putting players in position to make those plays and on Saturday what Andy Ludwig and Dave Aranda did was as impressive as anything the players did on the field.
Things didn't go as scripted in the first few series' of action for the Badgers offense and it was clear Northwestern had the game plan down.
Instead or panicking, Ludwig flipped the script on its head and what happened after that was an offensive explosion.
Dialing up the play-action pass on the Badgers first play from scrimmage in their fourth series was exactly what needed to happen and Ludwig had the guts to call that play.
Sure, it took Stave and Abbrederis to be in sync to complete the 63-yard touchdown pass too, but unless Ludwig got out of his shell it wouldn't have happened in the first place.
However impressive that change in play-calling was, it was what happened when Jared Abbrederis went down that most...