Wisconsin Badgers Game Summaries

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    Wisconsin Badgers Game Summaries

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    Wisconsin 74 - Wofford 0

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    The third week of the college football season is one the Wofford Terriers would like to forget. Wofford, located in South Carolina, is a FCS school and a member of the Southern Conference. Another Southern Conference school, Appalachian State, traveled to Michigan in 2007 and pulled off arguably the greatest upset in college football history. Could another Southern Conference team pull off the impossible task of beating a Big Ten power on the road? The answer to that question came on the opening kickoff. WR Maurice Moore received great blocks from the Special Teams and returned the initial kickoff all the way to the 1 yard line. What little hope Wofford still harbored was crushed on its opening drive, as QB Robbie Davis threw an interception which was returned by the Badgers all the way to the 5 yard line. Amazingly enough, Davis threw 3 interceptions in the 1st quarter before completing a pass. This, combined with the steady hand of Senior QB Dustin Scherer, put the Terriers in a 42-0 hole by the end of the 1st quarter. With the game clearly in hand, Coach Bulemia eased the charge and rode to a comfortable victory behind second and third string players on offense. Next up for the Badgers are the Michigan State Spartans.

    In recruiting news, the Badgers signed bonus recruit (#110) TE TJ Walker out of Cleveland, Ohio. Walker, the fifth rated TE in the country, choose the Badgers over Pittsburgh.
     
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    WEEK 4

    WISCONSIN

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    MICHIGAN STATE

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    Wisconsin 41 - Michigan State 3

    In the conference opener, the Badgers hosted the Spartans at Camp Randall Stadium. Although Michigan State jumped out on the Badgers 3-0, Wisconsin responded by scoring the remaining 41 points in a blowout. QB Dustin Sherer finally looked human, as he finished 15-29 for 177 yards with 2 TDs and 2 INTs. Star RB John Clay lived up to the hype, rushing for 152 yards on 27 carries. On the defensive side of the ball, All-Big Ten DE O'Brien Schofield recorded 2 sacks to go along with 8 tackles.

    Next up for the Badgers are the hated Minnesota Golden Gophers in the Battle For Paul Bunyon's Axe.
     
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    WEEK 5

    BATTLE FOR PAUL BUNYAN'S AXE

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    WISCONSIN

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    MINNESOTA

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    WISCONSIN 51 - MINNESOTA 13

    In week 5 of the college football season, the Badgers traveled west along I-94 to take on their hated rival, the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Minnesota, playing its first conference game in the state-of-the-art TCF Stadium, looked to make a statement against the Badgers. Unfortunately for the Gophers, the Badgers continued to do what has been so successful for them in the first month of this football season. POUND. THE. ROCK. And did the Badgers ever! RB John Clay looked like a man against boys, as he rushed for 203 yards on 26 carries. Dustin Scherer, who had a rough game last week, got back on track against the inexperienced Gopher defense. He finished the game 20-31 for 248 yards with a TD. On defense, DEs Schofield and Kelly sacked QB Adam Weber 2 times each. Sophomore CB Aaron Kelly also added to Weber's misery, by picking off an errant throw in the 4th quarter and returning it for a TD. That TD gives Aaron Henry 3 defensive TDs on the year. Minnesota's star WR Eric Decker was no where to be seen in this game. The Badger D held him to 1 catch for a minimum gain.

    Not all was good for the Badgers. The #1 JUCO player in 2008, the speedy WR Hayo Carpenter, had a huge game for the Gophers. He finished with 5 receptions for 194 yards and 2 TDs. Also, the Badgers will be without their emerging star WR David Gilreath for the next 3 weeks. With games against Ohio State and Iowa looming, the offense will have to find ways of compensating for the loss of this playmaker should they wish to compete for a Big Ten title.

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    WEEK 6

    WISCONSIN

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    OHIO STATE
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    RESULT: Badger Defense Too Much For Ohio State (Wisconsin 30 - OSU 6)

    Today's match up between Ohio State and Wisconsin was extremely important for both teams. Ohio State, which came into the game 3-2 (with 1 conference loss), knew it couldn't lose another game if it entertained any expectations of winning the Big 10. Wisconsin on the other hand, was 5-0 thanks to a mediocre schedule which included 4 home games. Over the past couple of years, Wisconsin has become accustomed to fast starts, only to have the bottom fall out once it faces the elite teams within the conference. From the opening kickoff, many in Columbus and Madison could sense a change was on the horizon.

    WR Maurice Moore silenced the Columbus crowd with an electrifying 91 yard TD kickoff return to open the game. The Badger defense then shut down the running game of OSU and forced stud QB Terrell Pryor to check down and throw short routes to RBs and TEs who could not get sufficent YAC to move the chains with any regularity. On the offensive side of the ball, Senior QB Dustin Sherer played a steady, although unspectacular, game of mistake-free football. He finished the game 8/15 with 162 yards and 1 TD. Scherer's TD came on a beautiful grab by standout TE Garrett Graham in the 2Q on 3rd and ten from the 32 yard line. John Clay, who up until this point in the season had been unstoppable, had an average game by his standards- he finished with 125 yards on 29 carries.

    Next up for the Badgers are the undefeated Iowa Hawkeyes at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison. Although Illinois will like have an outcome in the Big Ten race, this game is shaping up to be the game of the year within conference play.
     
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    WEEK 7 - BATTLE FOR THE HEARTLAND TROPHY

    Wisconsin

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    IOWA

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    RESULT: Defensive Battle Works to Wisconsin's Advantage, Win 16-13 In Instant Classic

    Even the most ardent Wisconsin supporters will admit that their Badgers have benefited from an easy schedule to start the season. Games against Fresno State and Wofford College allowed Wisconsin to put up huge numbers, but did very little in terms of letting the Badgers know where they stand as a team. Last week, the Badgers answered the critics by downing Ohio State on the road. This week, Wisconsin had their biggest test to date: a game at home against the #9 ranked Iowa Hawkeyes.

    From the opening kickoff, it was apparent that this would be a defensive game. Both teams had a hard time moving the ball on the ground and frequently punted to gain an edge in the field position battle against the other team. QB Dustin Scherer was accurate early on, but WRs continually dropped key passes and stalled the Badger offense. In the 2nd quarter, Iowa's passing game began to roll. This culminated in a Ricky Stanzi TD pass to WR DJK (Im not spelling that name) to put the Hawkeyes up 10-3. Wisconsin answered at the end of the half with a field goal and headed into the locker room trailing 10-6. In the second half, things looked promising for the Badgers, as FS Chris Maregos recovered a fumble in Badger territory in the third quarter. However, the Badger offense could not completely capitalize on the mistake and ended up kicking another field goal to pull within 1 point at 10-9. Although the Badger defense would come up with a key 4th and goal stop during the 3rd quarter, in the final quarter the Hawkeye offense quickly moved the ball down the field again to set up a field goal and extend their lead to 4 at 13-9. From this point on, the game got crazy.

    WR Lance Moore followed his blocks and weaved in and out of traffic to return the ball to mid field with 4 minutes remaining in the game. The Badgers then called on John Clay, who responded with a string of nice runs to get the ball down around the 25. Iowa's defense then stepped it up and forced a 4th and short. QB Scherer found All-Conference TE Garrett Graham on an intermediate route to set up First and Goal from the 6 yard line. On First Down, Clay attempted to run the ball outside but only gained 2 yards. Following a false start, DE Christian Ballard sacked Scherer to set up 3rd and Goal from the 18. Out of a 3 WR set, Scherer, under heavy pressure, delivered the ball to WR Kraig Appleton on a flag route for the TD and the lead at 16-13. Iowa then had under 20 seconds to move the ball the length of the field. Maregos' second fumble recovery sealed the deal to keep the Badger's hopes of an undefeated season alive. Our hats go off to Appleton, a freshman who was called upon to burn his redshirt this week following the injury to star WR David Gilreath. The kid struggled at times, but when it counted in the 4th quarter, he came up BIG - catching the winning TD.

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    Wisconsin with the Heartland Trophy, given to the winner of the Wisconsin-Iowa game.
     
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    WEEK 8

    A Well Deserved Bye For the Badgers

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