Sunday, September 16, 2012

Badgers Roundtable: Utah State (

Bruce Ciskie, Red Rock Radio (Duluth, Minn.)  - A win is a win is a win. Right? The defense - outside of a couple breakdowns and the late desperation pass where almost everything was done properly - played very well. It’s still a concern, because the breakdowns will eventually cost this team, but we’ll take it for now. Montee Ball ran his tail off. He had to in order to gain the kind of yards he did.

Rex Sheild, Daily Cardinal - The defense was pretty stout, especially in the second half. Despite the wheel route that Mike Taylor was burned on early in the first half, they held their ground and allowed QB Chuckie Keeton and company to convert a mere 6 of 19 third-down attempts, an area that they really struggled with a year ago. Montee Ball was the lone bright spot on offense as he accounted for 139 yards on the ground with a touchdown.  At this point in the season, the Badgers will take the win.

Nick Grays, The Sports Bank - I thought Mike Taylor was great in recording his ninth career game with double-digit tackles. In the press conference, Bret Bielema mentioned how on the wheel route, the team was asking Taylor to do too much and how they can’t put him in that position. The secondary played exceptionally well for once with Cromartie and Southward knocking down balls. Still waiting for that first turnover on the defense though.

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