Monday, November 12, 2012

Badgers Roundtable: Indiana (JSOnline.com)


Nick Grays, The Sports Bank - This is fairly obvious, but the offensive line and running game were unstoppable. For the Badgers to go into Memorial Stadium and put up a school-record 564 yards on the ground is impressive. Because of that, another great defensive performance will be overlooked. Against a high-powered Indiana offense, Wisconsin forced a season-high three turnovers and held the Hoosiers to their lowest scoring output of the season.

Rex Sheild, Daily Cardinal - Practically everything went right in this game. With the return of Rick Wagner, the offensive line dominated the line of scrimmage for 60 minutes, allowing the all four running backs to score and set a new school-record for most rush yards in a game. Moreover, the most impressive part of the ground attack was the whopping average of 8.8 yards per carry against the vulnerable Hoosiers defense. Once again, the defense turned in a stout performance, shutting down a passing attack that ranked first in the Big Ten (293.2 yds/game) and did not allow their fast-paced offense to get into a rhythm. Also, it was great to see Wisconsin delivering once again in what others are calling a “big divisional game” (i.e. Purdue, Indiana). In those “big games,” the offensive line has been dominant and the backs have been extremely elusive. The key thing moving forward will be consistency with those groups.

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