Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Badgers Roundtable: Penn State (


Nick Grays, The Sports Bank - It makes it hard to pick out positives when there were so many negatives, but I thought the secondary of the Badgers played extremely well. Holding Matt McGloin to 19-of-37 passing for 200 yards was impressive. Defensive back Devin Smith is playing his best football right now and improving each week. At this rate, he’s going to be a steal in the NFL draft.

Rich Branch, co-founder - To echo Nick I think the defensive backfield played a very solid game. Dezmen Southward was strong in coverage and for a second week in a row very good in run support. In addition to providing solid pass coverage, 186-pound Devin Smith made a huge open field, touchdown-saving tackle on 264-pound TE Jesse James. Smith has proven to be a very complete player and will be sorely missed next year.

Benjamin Worgull, Badger Nation - Jim Delany decided not to listen to Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald’s suggestion at Big Ten Media days that the conference should appoint a committee this season to select the two teams to compete in the conference championship game. Had Delaney taken Fitzgerald seriously, Wisconsin would be preparing for the Heart of Dallas Bowl. The only good news that came out of Saturday is UW is still headed to Indianapolis.

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