Low-scoring football games are often referred to either as defensive slugfests or just plain ugly. Most of the time, the beauty—or lack thereof—is in the eye of the beholder.
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As different variations of the spread offense stretch to all corners of the college football landscape, the Wisconsin offense has the luxury of tuning out all the change.
When Bill Snyder ran the “Wildcat” offense at Kansas State in the late 1990s, the name made sense. After all, they are the Wildcats.
Conventional wisdom would say that 121 meetings between two opponents would be enough to settle a score.
In 2004, this would not have even been a question.
Sunday afternoon, in the midst of a good slate of National Football League games, millions of people were glued to the television or a computer screen. Instead of pigskin and fantasy football, though, we watched history.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.—Considering the way the Badgers have run the ball this season, their opening drive Saturday was noteworthy. Wisconsin (2-1 Big Ten, 4-2 overall) matched an early Purdue touchdown by marching 75 yards in five plays, including two rushes for 21 yards and three effective play-action-passes. Absent from the whole drive: senior running back Montee Ball.
It is hard to underestimate how much redshirt junior wide receiver Jared Abbrederis means to the Badgers’ offense this year.
LINCOLN, Neb.—The Badgers struggled in short-yardage situations throughout the non-conference season. Saturday night, against No. 22 Nebraska (1-0 Big Ten, 4-1 overall), it cost Wisconsin a chance to win its Big Ten opener.
Saturday night’s tilt at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Neb. will feature two of the best running backs in the country. ??Each is still looking to get in a real groove for the first time in 2012.
My sports fanhood has changed quite a bit over the last four-plus years.
The questions about availability and running order have made their way through the Badgers’ offensive position groups this season.
Saturday was a day of firsts for redshirt freshman quarterback Joel Stave. Making his first collegiate start, the Greenfield, Wis. native threw his first touchdown (and interception) and took a big hit from a defender for the first time since high school.
Every once in a while, I like to get away from writing about college football. It’s not like there’s any shortage of storylines at this point, nor any shortage of opinions about those storylines, but let’s put that aside, just for these few hundred words.
There is no shortage of questions in regards to the Wisconsin football team’s (2-1) offense in the days leading up to Saturday’s non-conference finale against Texas-El Paso (1-2).
The UW football team’s home winning streak advanced to 18 Saturday night at Camp Randall Stadium, even if it was only by a couple of feet.
When any sports season concludes, one of the most interesting exercises is to look back at defining moments. Sometimes, anybody that’s watching knows one when they see it live. Other times, the moments are shrouded and only become apparent in their importance much later. Occasionally, something appears to be a season-defining moment and it turns out not to be.
After each of the first two games of this season, redshirt junior center Travis Frederick said the offensive line was struggling to find its way more than he expected it to, despite working in new regular starters at three positions.
CORVALLIS, Ore.—No matter how you slice it, the Badgers’ (1-1 overall) offensive performance Saturday was one of the poorest in recent memory.
Corvallis, Ore.—Say what you will about Wisconsin’s schedule each year, but head coach Bret Bielema entered Saturday’s game against Oregon State 25-0 in regular season, non-conference games.