Originally posted on Dr. Saturday  |  Last updated 12/4/11
Snap judgments on Saturday's best. ECONOMICS • Russell Wilson and Jeff Duckworth, Wisconsin. Recalling the emotional dagger Michigan State stuck in the Badgers' undefeated season on a last-second Hail Mary in October, Wilson and Duckworth paid the Spartans back and then some Saturday night on a fourth down, 36-yard heave into coverage with a little more than four minutes left in the Big Ten Championship Game. Duckworth's improbable grab set up the go-ahead touchdown run by Montee Ball on the next play, which turned out to be the game-winner for a ticket to the Rose Bowl. THEATER • Brad Nortman, Wisconsin. To put the title on ice, though, the Badgers needed less Ball and more ham. Still nursing a 42-39 lead with 1:40 to play, Wisconsin sent Nortman out to punt on 4th-and-3 from its own 26-yard line. Michigan State's Keshawn Martin settled under the boot at midfield, hit the left sideline and took the ball all the way down to the Wisconsin 3 — just enough to add a little extra s...
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