MADISON, Wis. -- It's been said before that Jared Abbrederis is Wisconsin's entire wide receiver corps. There are other players, yes, but when one man has twice as many catches as the rest of his group combined, his impact on a game is especially evident.
So when Abbrederis sustained a head injury during the first quarter of Wisconsin's 35-6 victory against No. 19 Northwestern on Saturday, you can imagine the concern permeating through Camp Randall Stadium.
As it turned out, Wisconsin didn't really need Abbrederis' services the rest of the way. Abbrederis caught two early passes for 74 yards, including a 63-yard touchdown off a play-action pass from quarterback Joel Stave.
Stave, however, managed to complete 17 passes, and 15 went to players not named Abbrederis. That included four completions to tight end Jacob Pedersen, three to running back James White, two to receivers Jeff Duckworth and Jordan Fredrick and one apiece to Alex Erickson, Corey Clement, Melvin Gordon and Derek W...