Badger Bulletin BADGER'S 17 POINT 3RD QTR DOWNS UTAH Wisconsin opened its 2010 season with #23 Utah Utes coming to Madison. The perenial "BCS Busters" are not the typical patsy Wiscoonsin is used to in its openers, and it showed. Wisconsin received the ball first and quickly attempted to establish Clay on the ground. He delivers the Badgers a couple 1st downs to get WIsc to their own 46 yd line. Tolzien goes to the air and finds TE Lance Kendricks behind the Utah linebackers. Kendricks races the rest of the way to the endzone carrying Utah defenders along the way. [youtube]S1Fu82QSxm0[/youtube] Up 7-0 its was now the Badger defense's turn to take the field for the first time. Things didnt go quite as well. Utah is able to spread the field and complete short to medium passes all the way down the field. The Badger D finally makes a couple nice plays and forces a Utah FG. The Utah D really played a nice stretch of football for the remainder of the half allowing only a FG to put Wisconsion up 7 halfway through the second. On the very next play, however, Utah RB Lucky Radley takes a handoff and gets to the outside thanks to some poor Badger tackling. No one can catch him and he ties the game 10-10 with a 68yd TD run. The rest of the half is a stalemate and we go to halftime tied. Wisconsin stops the Utes quickly and gets the ball back. After a few 1st downs, Wisc settles on a 28yd FG. The Badger D steps up and gets itsoffense back on the field after a couple minutes. After a few more pounding runs by Clay, Tolzien again finds Kendricks for a TD, this time from 24 yds out. After a Utah turnover, Wisconsin really starts to ride Clay, sensing this could be the Utah killer. Clay eventually reaches the endzone on a 3 yd plunge to give Wisconsin a 27-10 lead going into the fourth. At the start of the fourth, Coach Onaradio34 pulls Clay as he's already logged 27 carries. It wasn't the most popular decision but Coach felt Clay is too vital to the team to risk an injury ahead by 17. The teams trade possessions with neither having much success. Wisconsin pins Utah inside the 5 with just under 3 minutesto go and all looked lost for Utah. WR Martavious Lee had other ideas as he broke free from the Badger secondary and raced to the endzone for an 86 yd TD reception. Utah elects not to go with an onsides kick and instead kicks it deep. Wisconsin needed to chew some clock or eat up a few Utah timeouts to seal the win. Ball takes a counter and breaks a huge run down to the Utah 4. [youtube]hYK6mCCf3As[/youtube] 3rd string RB Zach Brown would punch in the TD to cement the victory. Utah added a TD late but was unable to recover the onside kick. Wisconsin closes the game out and takes the win 34-24. Player of the Game: John Clay 27car, 144yds, 1TD Wisconsin starts of the year 1-0 (0-0).