With a weekend of close, heart-pounding night games and some huge blowouts in the afternoon, you might have missed the full, beautiful tapestry of college football. Don’t worry, I’m here to fill you in on all the stuff that “mattered” from week four.
IOWA CITY, IOWA — Trailing 17-14 with 5:40 left in the game, a leg up in the Big Ten West and the fate of their season on the line, a Wisconsin offense that struggled to find a rhythm all night needed to go 88 yards to win the game. Alex Hornibrook did just that.
IOWA CITY – Coming off a shocking upset at the hands of the BYU Cougars, the Wisconsin Badgers had to bounce back and focus on a pivotal early season rivalry game against the Iowa Hawkeyes. The No. 18 Badgers (1-0 Big Ten, 3-1 overall) defeated the Iowa Hawkeyes (0-1, 3-1) 28-17, but it was less a game, more an old Ali-Frazier boxing match with both teams trading blows consistently throughout the night.
It's gonna be alright: Processing Wisconsin's loss to BYU and how the Badgers can still make the playoffBy Nick Baumann | Sep. 21, 2018
It felt like everything would work out. Sure, Wisconsin had been beaten on both sides of the ball throughout the game, but they couldn’t lose to BYU at Camp Randall.
With junior receiver A.J. Taylor impressing so far this season, Wisconsin is looking for another wideout to step up and help out junior quarterback Alex Hornibrook. Danny Davis is the guy.
While Wisconsin and Iowa will both try to establish their passing attack, this rivalry will likely be decided at the line of scrimmage. Both teams boast some of the best — and biggest — offensive and defensive lines in the nation. By controlling the line of scrimmage on offense, the Badgers can set the tone for the game.
Wisconsin's football team will get to answer the call with their first road trip of the season as they open their Big Ten schedule against the Iowa Hawkeyes under the lights at Kinnick Stadium in the battle for the Heartland Trophy and a head start in the race for the Big Ten West.
For each Big Ten game this season, The Daily Cardinal is reaching out to our campus counterparts around the league to get the lowdown on the Badgers’ opponents.
In Wisconsin’s shocking 24-21 loss to BYU, the Badgers gotten beaten by their own usual strengths: offensive and defensive line play, fundamentals and great discipline.
For some Badgers fans, a surprise loss to Brigham Young University was made worse by an emergency stint in an onsite medical cooling facility, after they spent an afternoon watching the second hottest game ever played at Camp Randall Stadium.
After playing close to perfect last season in a win 40-6 against BYU in Provo, Utah, the Wisconsin Badgers were far from perfect Saturday afternoon.
BYU’s entire bench dancing to Camp Randall’s famous “Jump Around” encapsulated a day on which the Cougars thoroughly dominated Wisconsin, ultimately defeating the No. 6-ranked Badgers 24-21, handing UW its first loss of the year.
Coming off an impressive performance against the University of New Mexico Lobos, the No. 6 Wisconsin Badgers (0-0 Big Ten, 2-0 overall) welcome the BYU Cougars (0-0 Independent, 1-1 overall) into Camp Randall Saturday afternoon.
Left, right, left, right, left, right, thud, whistle, “Carry by Taiwan Deal for two yards to the 50.
When Wisconsin suspended wideout Quintez Cephus indefinitely on August 20, it rid the team of one of its brightest talents. However, the school also sent a message of solidarity to survivors of sexual assault, and acted swiftly against any potential misconduct that may have occurred.
It took longer than they would have liked, but the No. 5 Wisconsin Badgers (0-0 Big Ten, 2-0 overall) cruised to a 45-14 victory over the New Mexico Lobos. Once again, it was Wisconsin’s defense that lead the way.
Coming off a rusty but successful performance against Western Kentucky, the No. 5 Wisconsin Badgers (0-0 Big Ten, 2-0 overall) overcame first half struggles to come away with a 45-14 home win against the New Mexico Lobos (0-0 Mountain West, 1-1 overall) on Saturday afternoon at Camp Randall.
Wisconsin: Protect the quarterback While quarterback Alex Hornibrook shone against Western Kentucky, passing for 257 yards and two touchdowns, the redshirt junior suffered three sacks on the night.
"Nobody Cares, Work Harder:" As UW's underdog status fades with success, players still focused on fieldBy Sebastian van Bastelaer | Sep. 7, 2018
The Wisconsin football program has thrived on an underdog mentality for years. Each season, the first Associated Press poll is released, and Badgers fans are crestfallen, finding their team far lower than anticipated.
After opening 2018 with a 62-30 win over FCS Incarnate Word, the New Mexico Lobos football team comes into Camp Randall facing a vastly greater challenge Looking back at the 2017 season, New Mexico began on a decent note with three wins and two losses during the month of September, but soon after they fell into a downward spiral, ending the season with seven straight losses.