Found October 06, 2012 on The Sports Bank:
Madison, Wisconsin was the setting for a prototypical Big Ten match-up on Saturday as the Wisconsin Badgers defensively outlasted the Illinois Fighting Illini by the score of 31-14. A cold and balmy day set the stage for a game that was rather ugly with both teams combining to go 7-of-26 on third downs and each committing two turnovers. But it was the Badgers (4-2, 1-1) who survive to see another day in what has become a very confusing race in the Big Ten’s Leaders Division. What It Means: The end result of this game is nowhere near indicative of how the Badgers really performed against Illinois (2-4, 0-2). For three and-a-half quarters, it was the same ineffective offense and the stout defense who kept Wisconsin in the game. At one point in the first quarter, Head Coach Bret Bielema put third-string quarterback Curt Phillips in the game for no apparent reason, making what was already considered a joke even more so. Bielema addressed the situation at the post-game presser, stating...

When UW needed him, White was there

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...

Notes: Not to Be Forgotten

After only getting a combined three carries in Wisconsin's 30-27 loss Saturday at Nebraska, the Badgers' coaching staff hopes to get junior James White and redshirt freshman Melvin Gordon more involved in the offense Saturday against Illinois.
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