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2015 Outback Bowl: Previews, Predictions and Prognostications

When: Thursday, Jan. 1; 11am CTWhere: Tampa Bay, FL; Raymond James StadiumTV: ESPN2Radio: Badger Sports NetworkLast Meeting: No. 24 UW 24-10 over No. 7 AUB; Jan. 2, 2006 (Capital One Bowl)All-Time Series: Tied, 1-1-1   Position Breakdowns: *all numbers courtesy CFBstats.com. Wisconsin Pass Offense vs. Auburn Pass Defense: UW Passing Stats: 1,961 yards, 14 touchdowns, 13...
Via Madtown Badgers
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Late in difficult season, Badgers WR Wheelwright seizing opportunities

MADISON, Wis. -- Rob Wheelwright brimmed with optimism in early August at the thought of developing into Wisconsin's go-to wide receiver on a unit in desperate need of playmakers. He possessed graceful route running, an improving set of hands and -- most important -- a healthy body. That is, until he didn't. Just when it appeared Wheelwright was ready to crack the playing rotation...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers-Buckeyes matchup a tale of coaching vs. HS rankings

MADISON, Wis. -- Marcus Trotter's best -- and only -- college scholarship offer came five years ago from Wofford, a tiny liberal arts college in South Carolina that plays in the lower-tier Football Championship Subdivision. So perhaps Trotter, a fifth-year senior linebacker for Wisconsin, serves as the quintessential example of the enigma that is high school recruiting rankings....
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Comeback win over Minnesota pushed Wisconsin into Big Ten title game

MADISON, Wis. -- Another come-from-behind win lifted Wisconsin to a Big Ten division title. Melvin Gordon ran for 151 yards and accounted for two scores, and the 14th-ranked Badgers rallied from a two-touchdown deficit to beat No. 18 Minnesota 34-24 on Saturday night to earn a trip to the conference championship game. Joel Stave threw for 215 yards, including 160 to receiver Alex...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Badgers chop down Gophers, return to B1G title game

It may have felt a little like deja vu for the Badger faithful, as Wisconsin spotted another Big Ten West contender a 17-3 lead at Camp Randall Stadium. Good thing Wisconsin also decided to do the whole comeback thing, as UW used 24 unanswered points to take down the Gophs, 34-24, and keep Paul Bunyan’s Axe home. Wisconsin moved the series-best winning streak to 11 games, and also...
Via Madtown Badgers
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Gophers scratch, claw but can't catch Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Melvin Gordon ran for 151 yards and accounted for two scores, and No. 14 Wisconsin rallied from a two-touchdown deficit to beat No. 22 Minnesota 34-24 on Saturday night to earn a trip to the Big Ten championship game. Joel Stave threw for 215 yards, including 160 to receiver Alex Erickson. Stave's 17-yard touchdown pass to Robert Wheelwright with 4:41 left in...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Gophers scratch, claw but can't catch Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Melvin Gordon ran for 151 yards and accounted for two scores, and No. 14 Wisconsin rallied from a two-touchdown deficit to beat No. 22 Minnesota 34-24 on Saturday night to earn a trip to the Big Ten championship game. Joel Stave threw for 215 yards, including 160 to receiver Alex Erickson. Stave's 17-yard touchdown pass to Robert Wheelwright with 4:41 left in...
Via Fox Sports North
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers fend off rival Minnesota, retain Bunyan's Axe

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Melvin Gordon ran for 151 yards and accounted for two scores, and No. 14 Wisconsin rallied from a two-touchdown deficit to beat No. 22 Minnesota 34-24 on Saturday night to earn a trip to the Big Ten championship game. Joel Stave threw for 215 yards, including 160 to receiver Alex Erickson. Stave's 17-yard touchdown pass to Robert Wheelwright with 4:41 left in...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers fend off rival Minnesota, retain Bunyan's Axe

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Melvin Gordon ran for 151 yards and accounted for two scores, and No. 14 Wisconsin rallied from a two-touchdown deficit to beat No. 22 Minnesota 34-24 on Saturday night to earn a trip to the Big Ten championship game. Joel Stave threw for 215 yards, including 160 to receiver Alex Erickson. Stave's 17-yard touchdown pass to Robert Wheelwright with 4:41 left in...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 14 Wisconsin beats No. 22 Minnesota 34-24

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Melvin Gordon ran for 151 yards and accounted for two scores, and No. 14 Wisconsin rallied from a two-touchdown deficit to beat No. 22 Minnesota 34-24 on Saturday night to earn a trip to the Big Ten championship game. Joel Stave threw for 215 yards, including 160 to receiver Alex Erickson. Stave's 17-yard touchdown pass to Robert Wheelwright with 4:41 left in...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

How the Badgers ran and passed: Game 11

An interesting thing occurred for Wisconsin against Iowa last Saturday. The Badgers handed the ball off 33 times and Melvin Gordon received 31 of those. The other two hand-offs both lost yards. Yes, Tanner McEvoy also ran the ball, but, as mentioned way back in the beginning, I don't track QB runs as they can come on scrambles and such, plus sacks count as rush yards. Maybe that...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Purdue latest victim in Badgers' quest for November to remember

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- The slogan began percolating in team meeting rooms this week, a rallying cry to galvanize Wisconsin's football players with the meat of the schedule dangling before them. Five games over a five-Saturday period would determine whether this season should be deemed a success or a failure, and the importance could not be overstated. But just in case players needed...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Jesse Temple's Oct. 29 Badgers mailbag

After a bye week, we're back at it with another edition of the mailbag. In this week's version, we dive into the likelihood of Wisconsin winning the Big Ten West, quarterback Joel Stave's renewed confidence and wide receiver reliability. We also sneak in a Badgers hoops question (the hype train has already begun there). Let's get to it: Question: Logjam in the Big Ten West division...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

How the Badgers ran and passed: Game 7

One thing seems to remain constant for Wisconsin when running the ball is success when running outside of the left tackle. That remained true against Maryland despite not having the usual lofty rush average Badgers running backs have been used to lately. (In fact, Melvin Gordon didn't have a rush of 10+ yards until his final two carries, both of which went for more than 20 yards...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Passing fancy: Wisconsin gets aerial attack rolling in rout

MADISON, Wis. -- The patented play-action football tuck toward the hip was smooth as silk, and Joel Stave turned downfield to see his receiver with a step on a defender. For weeks, the issue had lingered: Could Wisconsin actually hit one of these passes and finally develop a diverse enough offense to scare opponents? "That was kind of the question going into the bye week," Stave...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers football midseason report card: Offensive grades

How convenient that the Wisconsin Badgers second and final bye week happens at exactly the midway point of their season, huh? With no game this weekend, it’s a perfect opportunity to look back at what has taken place over the first half of the season and go in-depth with the Badgers performance to date. Over the next few days we’ll look at all three aspects of the Badgers team...
Via Madtown Badgers
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Jesse Temple's Oct. 1 Badgers mailbag

Wisconsin is 3-1, ranked No. 17 in the country and still is considered a favorite to win the Big Ten West division. So, why do fans seem so concerned? First of all, that's part of the fun of college football. And secondly, the Badgers' inconsistent offense through four games has lent credence to those doubts. At least UW can fall back on its defense with Big Ten play here, right...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Notebook: Badgers concerned about inconsistent aerial attack

MADISON, Wis. -- Gary Andersen was plenty happy his team won its third straight game Saturday before Big Ten play began. Let's get that out of the way up front. Any win is welcome, including No. 19 Wisconsin's harder-than-expected 27-10 victory against South Florida. But Andersen, Wisconsin's second-year coach, was none too pleased about what he saw from the passing game -- a continuing...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers WRs a 'work in progress,' but should step up when time comes

MADISON, Wis. -- It would be easy for a record-breaking running performance to make deficiencies in Wisconsin's passing attack fade away. After all, following a school-record 644 rushing yards during a 68-17 victory against Bowling Green on Saturday, who wants to talk about what's wrong with the team? "Sixty-eight points," Badgers quarterback Tanner McEvoy reminded media members...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Badgers need wide receivers to step up fast

Having an established run game is great, and it appears the Badgers have righted the ship after a blip against Western Illinois. Yet, things are far from perfect for the Badgers’ offense. See, Wisconsin seems to have the exact same issue it had last season in the pass game. It has one very productive wide receiver, a tight end who can help stretch the field and exactly nothing...
Via Madtown Badgers
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Former walk-on Erickson has improved from 'bad' WR to 'Mr. Dependable'

MADISON, Wis. -- While most members of Wisconsin's football team jogged off the practice field Tuesday evening to snag a protein shake, shower and eat dinner, Alex Erickson remained. For more than five minutes, he ran a series of routes with Tanner McEvoy, another opportunity for receiver and quarterback to develop a rapport. Another chance for Erickson to improve just a little bit...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Erickson seen as focal point of Badgers offense going forward

Walk-on to star player, it’s a story very familiar to the Wisconsin Badgers’ program. Whether we’re talking Jim Leonhard, JJ Watt or Jared Abbrederis — the story of Wisconsinites chasing dreams and excelling in the face of incredible odds is a tale as old as the BCS era.  Just ask the 15 former walk-ons that earned there way from there to the NFL just how potent the walk...
Via Madtown Badgers
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Gary Andersen: 'I like the direction we're moving'

Wisconsin football coach Gary Andersen spoke with the media Tuesday morning on the Big Ten's weekly coaches teleconference, as the Badgers prepared for their first of two bye weeks. Andersen, in his first media availability since Saturday's 37-3 victory against Western Illinois, discussed the development of the team through two games, the shortcomings in the running game Saturday...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Gary Andersen: 'I like the direction we're moving'

Wisconsin football coach Gary Andersen spoke with the media Tuesday morning on the Big Ten's weekly coaches teleconference, as the Badgers prepared for their first of two bye weeks. Andersen, in his first media availability since Saturday's 37-3 victory against Western Illinois, discussed the development of the team through two games, the shortcomings in the running game Saturday...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers report card: 'A win's a win'

Several Wisconsin players couldn't help but utter a common refrain following UW's 37-3 victory against Western Illinois at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday: "A win's a win." That's their way of saying the Badgers won ugly, and the score didn't indicate just how difficult it was to pull away from a pesky Leathernecks team. Wisconsin led just 9-3 at halftime before scoring four touchdowns...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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