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Wisconsin put together its best all-around effort this season during a 31-14 victory against Illinois on Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium.
The offense tallied a season-high 427 yards, the defense allowed a season-low 178 yards passing, and the special teams play finally didn't produce any significant blunders. Illinois certainly is no Ohio State, but there is plenty of reason to be encouraged if you support the Badgers.
Handing out grades for Wisconsin's sixth game of the season:
Passing offense: B
Redshirt freshman Joel Stave keeps improving with each start, and that was evident during Saturday's game against Illinois. Stave threw for a career-high 254 yards and went over the 200-yard mark for the third time in his three starts. He also set career highs for completions (16) and attempts (25).
The strangest move of the day came when Wisconsin's coaching staff inserted third-string quarterback Curt Phillips into the game to run a full series. Badgers coach Bret B...
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MADISON, Wis. Not long ago, cheers for James White frequently filled Camp Randall Stadium on Saturdays during the fall. His seamless transition from a powerhouse high school program in Florida to a powerhouse college program in Wisconsin put him on track to become the next great running back in a long line of Badgers ballcarriers. Then, the cheers came louder and longer for someone...
MADISON, Wis. The way Bret Bielema sees it, when the defensive line occupies blockers and funnels the football toward the middle, linebackers should make tackles.But what Bielema, Wisconsin's seventh-year head coach, witnessed on Saturday was something special."I didn't know of any other time during my career where all three linebackers had charted 10 tackles each,...
I'm guessing everyone is talking this morning about how awesome that fourth quarter was to watch. I mean we saw the return of what we're used to seeing from Montee Ball, the offensive line finally showed up, and of course we saw what's becoming common place - a long TD from Joel Stave to Jared Abbrederis.
All of that is amazing and hopefully a positive sign of...
Wisconsin football has dealt with a lot in the past 10 months. First it was six new coaches in the off season, then an in season coaching change, but it's been the rash of injuries that have really led to what can only be described as an under whelming 4-2 start for the Badgers.
As luck would have it it seems as if the Badgers have gotten healthier at just the right...
Behind a great 2nd half effort by Montee Ball the Badgers got an important 31-14 victory over Illinois as they improve to 4-2 overall and 1-1 in the Big Ten. Wisconsin finally showed their roots in running all over the Illini in the 2nd half to put this game away after an ugly 1st half.
Head Coach Bret Bielema saw his record in Big Ten home openers improve to 6-1 and...
After combining for 32 tackles in the win over Illinois Saturday, Wisconsin linebackers - senior Mike Taylor and juniors Ethan Armstrong and Chris Borland - are the heart of the Badgers' defense.
With 36 days until the Wisconsin Basketball team opens up it's season at the Kohl Center against Southeastern Louisiana, today we'll look at #36, Junior Transfer Zach Bohannon. * 39 Zach Bohannon, brother of former Badger and 1000 point scorer Jason Bohannon, played in 39 games in his 2 year career at Air Force. Bohannon chose to transfer to Wisconsin after his sophomore...
Joel Stave threw two touchdown passes and Wisconsin's running game showed signs of life as the Badgers defeated Illinois 31-14 on Saturday.
Stave threw for 254 yards for the Badgers (4-2, 1-1 Big Ten), who rushed for 173 yards - 96 in the fourth quarter.
The offensive struggles of the Illini (2-4, 0-2) continued, with quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase the only positive. He finished...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Joel Stave threw two touchdown passes and Wisconsin's running game showed signs of life as the Badgers defeated Illinois 31-14 on Saturday. Stave threw for 254 yards for the Badgers (4-2, 1-1 Big Ten), who rushed for 173 yards -- 96 in the fourth quarter. The offensive struggles of the Illini (2-4, 0-2) continued, with quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase the...