After capturing the inaugural Leaders Division title Saturday, the Wisconsin football team (6-2 Big Ten, 10-2 overall) is preparing to take on rival Michigan State (7-1, 10-2) for the Big Ten Championship in a highly anticipated rematch.
The Wisconsin football team (4-2 Big Ten, 8-2 overall) has been running on all cylinders after throttling Minnesota 42-13 to retain possession of Paul Bunyan’s Axe for the eighth-straight year and is looking to carry that momentum into Saturday’s game against Illinois (2-4, 6-4).
While the agony of defeat may be a harsh pill to swallow, the Wisconsin football team (3-2 Big Ten, 7-2 overall) showcased its resiliency with a convincing 62-17 victory over Purdue, avenging two consecutive losses on the road. Wisconsin’s exceptional running attack was in full force as junior running back Montee Ball rushed for a career-high 223 yards and tied Brian Calhoun’s school record of 24 touchdowns in a season.
Coming into the showdown against Ohio State, the No. 19 Wisconsin football team (2-2 Big Ten, 6-2 overall) was poised to make a statement and redeem itself after a devastating loss at Michigan State. Yet, in spite of the Badgers late rally, the nightmare from MSU returned when Buckeyes freshman quarterback Braxton Miller connected on a 40-yard touchdown to freshman wide receiver Devin Smith to nullify Wisconsin’s incredible comeback and give the Buckeyes a 33-29 victory.