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
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Halftime Thoughts: Wisconsin 16, Iowa 3

IOWA CITY — It was a pretty good first quarter for Iowa.It was not a good first half.The second-quarter yardage: Wisconsin 146, Iowa 46.In second-quarters this season, the Badgers have outscored their foes, 136-20. In second-quarters this season, the Hawkeyes have been outscored, 105-61.By the way, Wisconsin has outpointed opponents in third-quarters, 132-30.Luck usually evens...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
3 days ago

How the Badgers ran and passed: Game 10

I've often wondered how a player accumulates 300 yards rushing in a game. I never imagined 400 (or 408, to be exact). But now we know. To say the least, when Melvin Gordon ran outside against Nebraska, good things happened (as it usuall does). So without further adieu, here's how Wisconsin's numbers broke down against the Husker and the totals for the season. (Key: LI...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Notebook: Badgers' defense holds strong vs. No. 16 Nebraska

MADISON, Wis. -- Members of Wisconsin's defense would've been well within their rights to start pointing fingers in every direction early in Saturday's game against Nebraska. A fumble, a botched punt and another fumble gave the Cornhuskers three possessions in Badgers territory -- with an average starting field position of the 34-yard line. Those three possessions resulted...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Badgers vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers: Preview, predictions and prognostications

When: Saturday, Nov. 15, 2:30pm CT Where: Camp Randall Stadium; Madison, WI TV: ESPN Radio: Badger Sports Network Last Meeting: Wisconsin Win, 70-31 (2012 Big Ten Championship game) All-Time Series: Tied, 4-4 Position Breakdowns: Wisconsin Pass Offense vs. Nebraska Pass Defense:  UW Passing Stats: 1,374 yards, 11 touchdowns, 10 interceptions, 152.7 yards per game, 11.7 yards...
Via Madtown Badgers
10 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Badgers ran and passed: Game 9

One of the advantages to tracking statistical tendencies is you can see when something different occurs. For example, before last week's game, Melvin Gordon had run wide right (as in a jet sweep-type run) just twice and for all of 1 yards combined. Against Purdue, he had two of those kind of runs and gained 62 yards. OK, now let's get right to the numbers after this reminder...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin-Purdue pregame notes

Here's some notes, stats and tidbits in advance of Saturday's Wisconsin Badgers game at the Purdue Boilermakers: -- This is the 82nd meeting between Wisconsin and Purdue. Wisconsin leads the all-time series 44-29-8 including 19-17-3 in West Lafayette, Ind. -- The Badgers own an eight-game winning streak over the Boilermakers. Wisconsin hasn't lost at Purdue since 1997...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
18 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Badgers ran and passed: Game 8

A quick note before we get into the numbers. These stats I list are not my opinions. I try to do my best in determing accuracy. But there are times where I have to make a decision. This often comes up with dropped passes. This past week, I determined more than usual. My basic tenet is if it hits a player in the hand(s) and isn't caught, it is a drop. There are always exceptions...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin-Rutgers pregame notes

Here are some notes, tidbits and stats leading up to Saturday's Wisconsin Badgers-Rutgers Scarlet Knights game: -- This is the first meeting between Wisconsin and Rutgers. -- Wisconsin has won 26 consecutive games which start at 11 a.m. CT. -- The Badgers are 2-0-1 in road games when playing a new Big Ten foe for the first time. Overall, Wisconsin is 10-1-1 in opening matchups...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
25 days ago  |  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
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin-Maryland pregame notes

A few notes, tidbits and stats heading into Saturday's game between the Wisconsin Badgers and Maryland Terrapins at Camp Randall Stadium. -- This is the first meeting between Wisconsin and Maryland. -- The Badgers are unbeaten when playing a new Big Ten foe for the first time and the game is played in Madison (of course, the majority of these were from 1896-1913). Overall, Wisconsin...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers freshmen WRs developing, even if numbers don't show it

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin's football program has been in desperate need of wide receiver help for years. And when the Badgers opened fall camp with three true freshmen receivers, an understanding permeated the team that one or two likely needed to immediately play for the passing offense to thrive. In the eyes of fans, the only way to measure the impact of George Rushing, Natrell...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Jesse Temple's Oct. 15 Badgers mailbag

Welcome back to another edition of the mailbag. Wisconsin is coming off a 38-28 victory against Illinois, and that can only mean the questions did not come in as fast and as furious. Fans tend to be far more concerned when the Badgers lose, obviously. That's OK, though. We've still got some good questions to address as Wisconsin prepares for its second and final bye week...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

How the Badgers ran and passed: Game 6

Perhaps it is just me, but numbers fascinate me. So while Melvin Gordon had a big game against Illinois, it is interesting to see exactly where his success came from. And Corey Clement also had a lot of rushing yards, but the stats show when he ran to the left that's when the big plays occurred. Anyway, hope you enjoy the breakdown of this last game against Illinois and the totals...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin-Illinois pregame notes

Here are some notes, stats and tidbits heading into Saturday's game between the Wisconsin Badgers and Illinois Fighting Illini: -- This is the 81st meeting between Wisconsin and Illinois. The Badgers lead the all-time series 37-36-7, including 20-6-4 in Madison. -- Wisconsin has won four straight over Illinois and eight of the last nine matchups. -- The Badgers have won five...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Jesse Temple's Oct. 8 Badgers mailbag

The mailbag questions always seem to be better (or more interesting) following a loss. Given that Wisconsin unexpectedly lost to Northwestern 20-14 on Saturday, you can imagine the freak-out level from fans. In this week's edition of the mailbag, we touch on quarterback play (what else?), play calling, recruiting, coaching issues and whether or not a space ship came down and...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

How the Badgers ran and passed: Game 5

I'm sure you might be trying to forget about Wisconsiin's loss last Saturday to Northwestern. But if you are looking for a positive, or something that makes you say "Wow!", just take a look at Melvin Gordon's numbers when he rushes outside (to clarify: this does not mean wide, like in a jet sweep, but when he runs to the outside of the tackle. If you could slice...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin-Northwestern pregame notes

Here are some notes, stats and tidbits heading into Saturday's Wisconsin at Northwestern game. Enjoy and and look for me on Twitter on gameday (and any day, really). This is the 96th meeting between Wisconsin and Northwestern. The Badgers lead the all-time series in Evanston, Ill., 28-17-1. Wisconsin hasn't played in Evanston, Ill., since 2009 and hasn't won there since...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers WRs 'frustrated' but trying to stay patient, earn trust

MADISON, Wis. -- Members of Wisconsin's wide receivers group already know the questions before they're asked: about both their overall lack of production and the way in which they've been used this season. It's easy to know what's coming, after all, when they've spent so much time contemplating the same topic. Statistics will show that Kenzel Doe, Rob Wheelwright...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

How the Badgers ran and passed: Game 4

Some interesting numbers looking at the way Wisconsin ran the ball against South Florida. Running to the left had been successful in the early going of 2014 for Melvin Gordon, but not so this past Saturday. Meanwhile, running to the right -- and specifically inside -- had been trouble for Gordon, but, again, the opposite was true against the Bulls. Elsewhere, looking at Tanner McEvoy...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin-South Florida pregame notes

Here are some notes and tidbits ahead of Saturday's game at Camp Randall Stadium between the Wisconsin Badgers and South Florida Bulls: This is the first meeting between Wisconsin and South Florida. The Badgers have won 31 straight home games against nonconference opponents, dating back to a 2003 loss to UNLV. Only LSU (42) owns a longer streak in the nation. Wisconsin is 7-2...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Andersen: 'Some tremendous individual games' against Bowling Green

Wisconsin football coach Gary Andersen spoke with the media Tuesday morning on the Big Ten's weekly coaches teleconference, ahead of the Badgers' home game against South Florida. Andersen wrapped up Wisconsin's 68-17 victory against Bowling Green on Saturday and discussed the progress of quarterback Tanner McEvoy, the ways in which linebacker Derek Landisch helps the...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

How the Badgers ran and passed: Game 3

So, I'm guessing this week's version -- at least the run game part -- will be a little more fun to read than last week's. The way Wisconsin ran the ball against Bowling Green certainly will pad the numbers for the season, but note that the Badgers are still having difficulty running to the right. As far as Tanner McEvoy's passing targets, perhaps no surprises there...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Badgers Roll To Victory At Camp Randall

Kenzel Doe #3 of the Wisconsin Badgers runs with the football on a kick return during first half of the game at Camp Randall Stadium. (Mandatory Credit: Mike McGinnis/Getty Images) The Wisconsin Badgers absolutely destroyed the Bowling Green Falcons on Saturday by the score of 68-17. The Badgers set a Big Ten record by rushing for 644 yards. Melvin Gordon led the way with 253 yards...
Via The Sports Journal
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers report card: A game for the ages

Wisconsin put together a game for the ages on Saturday afternoon at Camp Randall Stadium, hammering Bowling Green 68-17 in a contest that saw two significant records fall. The Badgers established new program marks for single-game rushing yards and total offense. It was the kind of performance the team certainly needed after the running game was stymied two weeks earlier against Western...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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