Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 9/9/12
A shot at the National Championship Game is off the table, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the Wisconsin Badgers season is over. Yes, they were outplayed in every facet of the game in a 10-7 loss to the Oregon State Beavers. Bad play on the road is nothing new for the Badgers. Even Russell Wilson couldn’t save them from going 2-2 in true road games last season, including a game where they struggled to beat an Illinois team clearly not on the same level as them. It might sound counter-intuitive, but there’s still a lot to like about this Badgers team. First off, the Badgers loss doesn’t change the fact that Ohio State and Penn State have been banned from postseason play. Both Indiana and Illinois are dealing with significant injuries to their best players and Purdue is well, still Purdue. If you think Wisconsin has no shot at making it to the Big Ten Championship, you’re being overly pessimistic. They still have the best backfield in the Big Ten with Montee Ball and James White. I...
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