Found November 12, 2011 on Fox Sports Wisconsin:
By Tyler Mason FOXSportsWisconsin.com MINNEAPOLIS Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema said he didn't know before kickoff. For most of the Badgers players, the realization didn't sink in until their game against Minnesota was already underway.But before the Wisconsin took the field at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday, it had already won. Losses by Penn State and Ohio State earlier in the day meant the Badgers could controltheir own destiny in the Big Ten Leaders division with a win over the Gophers.Wisconsin's42-13 victory over rival Minnesota meansit's right back in the driver's seat."I realize in the world of college football, things happened today that really helped our situation," Bielema said after the win. "But the reason we're in the situation we're at is because we take it day by day."After back-to-back road lossesat Michigan State and Ohio State, a trip back to the Rose Bowl looked to be a long shot for Wisconsin. The Badgers' two lo...
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