MADISON, Wis. Chris Borland is scanning his memory bank, trying to recall the last time he's been a part of a three-game losing streak as a football player.
Borland, Wisconsin's middle linebacker, pauses a beat before settling on an answer.
"I've never lost three games in a row," Borland said. "I lost three games in all of high school."
The idea, then, that perennial power Wisconsin stands on the precipice of a three-game losing skid after vying for a national championship game spot just two weeks earlier is almost unheard of to Borland.
The Badgers haven't endured a three-game losing streak since 2008. And they aim to keep it that way when Wisconsin (6-2, 2-2 Big Ten) plays host to Purdue (4-4, 2-2) at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium.
Borland and his teammates insist they're locked into urgency mode this week following two heartbreaking losses. Just not emergency mode.
"We're not freaking out," Badgers defensive end Brendan Kelly said. "You always stay positive. I...