A week after close calls among playoff contenders, college football revealed its truly elite teams.
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Aside from an upset in Minneapolis at the hands of the Maryland Terrapins last Saturday afternoon, the Big Ten had a pretty ho-hum slate of games in week five.
The Wisconsin Badgers are off to a hot start with a 4-0 record (1-0 Big Ten). They have been one of the most talented and well rounded teams in the country, reflected by their ranking of ninth in the Associated Press rankings.
As Wisconsin gets sets to play Nebraska this weekend, here are some important numbers to know: Nebraska allows on average 105.8 yards rushing per game.
Wisconsin continues its run through the Big Ten conference schedule this week as it hits the road to take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers (2-0 Big Ten, 3-2 overall). Nebraska, thus far, has defeated Arkansas State, Rutgers and Illinois, while losing to Oregon and Northern Illinois.
As the college football season starts to heat up, here is Morgan Spohn's Heisman rankings:1.
Isaiahh Loudermilk never expected to be here.Not when he was a tall second grader in Chris Haag’s physical education class.Not when he was cutting his teeth playing football at the junior high level.And not even when he starred for West Elk High School when his massive frame and ability started to bring attention to tiny Howard, Kan.No, playing Big Ten football and earning a sack in front of thousands of adulating fans, as he did this past Saturday versus Northwestern, was never part of Loudermilk’s agenda.But that is his reality now.“I wasn’t really planning, when I first started playing football, to get offers or anything like that,” Loudermilk said.
Against Northwestern, in just his fourth-ever start at safety for the No. 9 Wisconsin Badgers (2-0 Big Ten, 4-0 overall), senior Natrell Jamerson recorded his first career interception in the second quarter.He would grab interception number two a couple of hours later, this time managing to stay upright for longer as he rumbled for a 36-yard touchdown, effectively ending the game.“I knew as soon as he got the ball to him he was gone,” said redshirt junior inside linebacker T.J Edwards of his teammate’s return.
Oftentimes, the most consequential moments of your life are the ones you can’t see coming. They come at you out of nowhere, and the fight-or-flight instinct takes over.
The EA sports release of the formerly unreleased gameplay footage of Madden NFL 2018: Commissioner Goodell Edition came out as a slam dunk for the video game production studio.
With just over a minute to play at Camp Randall Stadium, over 80,000 raucous Wisconsin fans watched nervously as Northwestern began a drive from its own 2-yard line, the first of any such late-game drama for the Badgers this season.There were surely flashbacks to UW’s losses to the Wildcats in 2014 and 2015, and collective groans around the stadium as Wisconsin watched a 21-point lead dwindle to just seven.But after a safety forced by senior safety D’Cota Dixon, Wisconsin (1-0 Big Ten, 4-0 overall) eventually triumphed 33-24 over Northwestern (0-1, 2-2) Saturday, as the Badgers made various self-inflicted mistakes, but also got some significant late-game experience.“It was definitely nice,” Dooley said of the game’s squeaky finish.
The Wisconsin Badgers (1-0 Big Ten, 4-0 Overall) cemented their status as a second-half team before a late scare in their 33-24 win over the Northwestern Wildcats (0-1, 2-2).A slow start for UW was magnified by early turnovers, beginning with their first play from scrimmage.
On any given Sunday night, it’s likely you’ll see senior tight end Troy Fumagalli walking down the streets of Madison with a yoga mat, heading to a yin class.
It goes without saying that Wisconsin’s offensive line is a main proponent of the success of redshirt sophomore quarterback Alex Hornibrook as well as freshman running back Jonathan Taylor — but still, despite the offensive line being their springboard, Jonathan Taylor has been the Badger’s most valuable player over the last three weeks.
Last week, Badger fans scattered at pools and lakes across Madison on a scorching hot Saturday were grateful for the bye week and the respite it provided from what would have been a sunburnt day spent at Camp Randall.
The column below was first published by the Daily Cardinal on Monday Oct. 8, 1917. Wisconsin's game against Beloit was the first football game that the Badgers played at Camp Randall Stadium.
Week four of college football did not disappoint as many of the top teams in the nation got their first taste of conference action and, with it, their first true tests of the season.
Northwestern and No. 9 Wisconsin meet in Camp Randall for the 99th time on Saturday. Here are three keys to victory for both squads ahead of this weekends’ matchup.Northwestern#1 Win in the TrenchesIf the Wildcats want to have any chance to win this ball game, they’re gonna have to start by winning in the trenches.
1. Baker Mayfield | Sr.| |QB| Oklahoma | Mayfield’s Stock: NeutralBaker Mayfield showed again last week just why he is considered the front-runner for the Heisman Trophy by leading Oklahoma in a shootout to victory over Baylor.
In honor of 100 years of football at Camp Randall Stadium, The Daily Cardinal looks back at the top five football moments at The Camp.5) October 1st, 2011 vs Nebraska- One of the most hyped games in Wisconsin history would prove to be a memorable day for Badger fans, and a forgettable one for Cornhusker fans.