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Column: Wisconsin must build its identity around its defense

It was 23 degrees in Madison at tip-off, with the wind-chill pushing that number well into the teens. It’s part of a nation-wide arctic blast, plummeting temperatures around the country.  Somehow, Wisconsin’s (2-1) offense started even colder Wednesday night in its 83-63 win over the McNeese State Cowboys (1-3). 

Senior nose tackle Olive Sagapolu was listed out for the season before Wisconsin's game before No. 21 Penn State. Junior quarterback Alex Hornibrook is questionable after being in concussion protocol.

Column: Wisconsin needs to find its defensive identity again

Wisconsin’s season took a wrong turn last week. It wasn’t when Rafael Gaglianone sealed the loss by missing a 42-yard field goal with under a minute to play. The Badgers’ season veered off course with 12:20 remaining in the fourth quarter when Cougars’ running back Squally Canada ripped up the home team for a 46-yard run up the middle.



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