Badgers football gametracker vs. Illinois: Too bad UW students missed great effort by 'D'

2012-10-06T20:30:00Z 2012-10-07T00:52:21Z Badgers football gametracker vs. Illinois: Too bad UW students missed great effort by 'D'JIM POLZIN | Wisconsin State Journal | | 608-252-6473

An overview of the University of Wisconsin football team's performance in a 31-14 victory over Illinois at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday.

Game ball

UW defensive coordinator Chris Ash: Illinois’ 284 yards of total offense was a season low by a UW opponent. Ash’s unit helped keep the Badgers in the game until the offense finally awoke from its slumber in the second half.

Thumbs up

Kyle French: The sophomore’s career-long 46-yard field goal in the third quarter was a huge confidence-booster – for him and coach Bret Bielema.

Thumbs down

UW students: A lot of them have gone from showing up late to not showing up at all. Huge sections in Section O and Section P were unfilled.

By the numbers

6.5: average distance, in yards, UW faced on third down. The Badgers were 2-for-10 on third down to fall to an abysmal 28.2 percent on the season.

20: consecutive wins at home for the Badgers, the second-longest active streak in the nation.

194: passes attempted by UW opponents this season before the Badgers registered their first interception.

The view

How the Badgers see it: In Stave we trust. At least until it’s Curt Phillips’ turn. Or Danny O’Brien’s.

How the fans see it: What a deal this season. Pay to see football games and an Abbott and Costello act is included: Who’s at quarterback? I don’t know who’s at tailback.

How the pollsters see it: Now we know why Bielema didn’t know President Barack Obama was in town this week: He was too busy thinking up new variations of musical chairs for quarterbacks.

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  1. dashhandsome
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    dashhandsome - October 06, 2012 10:14 pm
    Yes, a stellar day for the D, which allowed a mobile quarterback to run up the middle again. any team with speed is going to take advantage of us if Borland keeps playing on the end. If I was a student, I'm not sure I'd be excited about coming to watch whatever this is that Canada and the rest of the O staff is concocting.
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