As we all know, every single week we need some way to figure out what’s going on in college football. It’s how we create content baby. With that in mind, here is the Daily Cardinal’s super serious and ironclad power rankings after week one.
The Big 10 had a chance to make a significant statement in unfamiliar territory during week one of the college football season, with Northwestern travelling to Palo Alto to take on No. 25 Stanford, Purdue on the road at an intriguing G5 school in Nevada, and No. 19 Wisconsin in Tampa to take on the AAC’s South Florida Bulls.
The Badgers welcomed a number of talented freshmen, but there are only a handful that will see the field, let alone play a significant role on the team.
3 Keys to success for each team: Badgers need to take care of business, Chippewas need to hope for perfectionBy Nathan Denzin | Sep. 6, 2019
Wisconsin enters Saturdays game unbeaten, and is looking to stay hot. Central Michigan comes in after a big win against an FCS opponent, but haven't proven they can play against top teams. Here are the keys for each team to win.
Expectations for the Central Michigan Chippewas are low, to say the least. Last year, CMU suffered through a 1-11 season that was epitomized by a 51-13 loss to Toledo in their season finale, after which former head coach John Bonamego was fired.
Strong in the trenches: How offensive and defensive line play propelled Badgers to victory against USFBy Sam Shiffman | Sep. 6, 2019
The Badgers lost a lot of talent on defense last season after D’Cota Dixon, Ryan Connely and T.J. Edwards all graduated. But if anything is clear from UW’s 49-0 win over USF, it’s that Jim Leonhard’s defense can still compete at an elite level.
Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst brought a slightly revamped offense to South Florida last Friday, most notably with the incorporation of Jonathan Taylor into the passing game
The lightning subsided shortly after 7 p.m. in South Florida, but running back Jonathan Taylor brought his own thunder to Raymond James Stadium Friday night.
College football is finally back, and the No. 19 Wisconsin Badgers kick off their season Friday in hot and humid Florida, against the South Florida Bulls.
The passing attack was a major disappointment this past football season, and it was a big part of the reason why the Badgers offense struggled to get anything going outside of runs from running back Jonathan Taylor.
One of the least talked about positional groups in football is the special teams unit, but as the Badgers found out against BYU last fall, a missed field goal can be the difference.
“The most popular man on campus is the backup quarterback.”
With just six weeks until the 2019 NFL draft scouts and coaches from 24 NFL teams descended on Madison to get a further look at Wisconsin’s top professional football prospects.
Wisconsin’s winningest quarterback in school history wants out.
The quarterback has left the building. Senior signal-caller Alex Hornibrook has elected to leave the program and seek a transfer, according to an announcement from head coach Paul Chryst Wednesday afternoon.
NEW YORK — The pregame billing had it as a showdown between an elite pass defense and the country’s best running back. In the end, both units turned out to be wearing red and white.
On Aug. 20, the Badgers were ranked fourth in the nation. Fans’ confidence grew in hopes UW was a title contender.
“He’s got something special,” head coach Paul Chryst said of Jonathan Taylor. After getting eliminated from Big Ten West contention following their 22-10 loss to Penn State a week ago, the Wisconsin Badgers (5-3 Big Ten, 7-4 overall) somehow clawed their way back from a late 14-point deficit to beat the Purdue Boilermakers (4-4, 5-6) 47-44 in triple overtime on the back of Jonathan Taylor’s 321 yards and three touchdowns.
As any good coach will tell you, football is a team game. That means it’s a weakest link game, where poor performance from one play or positional group can cancel out all the good done by the rest. That’s exactly what happened Saturday in State College, as an uncharacteristically bad game by the offensive line and sophomore quarterback Jack Coan’s struggles produced a passing offense that gave Wisconsin no shot in what turned out to be a winnable game against Penn State.
As the Wisconsin Badgers (4-3 Big Ten, 6-4 overall) traveled to face the No. 20 Penn State Nittany Lions (4-3, 7-3), they heard devastating news that senior defensive tackle Olive Sagapolu was out for the season.