How's this for salt in the wounds for the University of Wisconsin football program: The play that broke the Badgers' back at Ohio State last Saturday wasn't some Xs and Os masterpiece but rather an every-man-for-himself playground football scramble.
Buckeyes receiver Corey Brown told the Columbus Dispatch that if the coaching staff called a play, he and most of his teammates weren't listening.
The exception was Devin Smith, whom true freshman quarterback Braxton Miller found alone in the end zone for the go-ahead, 40-yard TD pass with 20 seconds left in a 33-29 victory.
"I just think we were so, like, into the moment our emotions kind of took over and we weren't really listening to anybody," Brown told the Dispatch. "We were just trying to hustle.
"So we're out there just running playground routes," Brown added. "I think I ran a deep out or something like that. And Braxton said he pointed at me to get the safety to run over (so he could) throw it to Devin. So on his part, that was like a veteran move."