Headline: Badgers Blast The Wildcats Game MVP: Anthony Davis= 16 carries>110 yards> 2 touchdowns Offensive Player of the Game: Brooks Bollinger= 13 of 19 passing> 127 yards> 1 touchdown Defensive Player of the Game: B.J. Tucker= 2 interceptions and 4 tackles
Just one week after the Wisconsin Badgers poor performance against Northern Illinois, which needed last minute heroics to win the game, they came back strong on Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium and played what many believe was their overall best game of the season to soundly defeat the Arizona Wildcats 31-10. With the victory, Wisconsin is now at 5-0! It is the third time under Barry Alvarez that the Badgers have started a season at 5-0. The other two times, 1992 and 1998, the Badgers went on to win the Big Ten title and the Rose Bowl. Also, the Badgers have now matched their total number of victories from last year. With eight games remaining to played, Wisconsin just needs to win two more games minimum to be bowl eligible.
Here is how the game unfolded on Saturday. The first quarter produced no points for either team, however.... the Badgers would begin a drive late in the first quarter which would set up the first score of the day, early in the second quarter. B.J. Tucker would get the Badger's the ball as he gets his first interception of the day. On the final play of the first quarter, Bollinger passed to Darren Charles from the 26 for a gain of 25 yards, setting up a first and goal at the 1.
Following an illegal procedure penalty against Wisconsin, it was first and goal from the six. Anthony Davis, followed his blockers and spun off two defenders to score the touchdown. Campbell added the p.a.t. and it was 7-0.
The Badger defense helped set up the next score on the following drive. Forcing Arizona to punt after three plays. On the punt, Alex Lewis burst threw and BLOCKED the punt, it was recovered by David Braun at the 3. On first and goal, Davis again followed his wall of blockers and scored easily.Following the p.a.t. it was now 14-0 with 13:45 remaining in the first half. On the next possession for the Wildcats, they managed to convert a few first downs, but the drive eventually resulted in a punt, which turned out to be a good one, as they pinned Wisconsin down at the 4. On first down, Davis continued his running game, as he gained 29 yards getting the Badgers out to the 33. On the next play, Bollinger passed to Johnathan Orr for a gain of ten,and just that fast, Wisconsin was looking good at the 43. On the next play, Bollinger found Orr again,this time for a gain of 23. Several plays later, Bolliger and Orr connected again to successfully end the drive with a touchdown. Facing a third and 12 from the 17, Bollinger passed to Orr, who beat his coverage and hauled it in for the score. It capped off a 10 play-96 yard drive to make the score 21-0. The Badgers would extend the lead to 24-0 before the half. Again the defense forced the Wildcats to punt. On the pnt return Jim Leonard returned it 32 yards down to the 36. When the drive stalled Campbell kicked the 32 yard field goal with under 10 seconds remaining.
The Badger offense had the first possession of the third quarter. Except for Bollinger scrambling for a 43 yard gain,the drive produced nothing except for a punt. The Wildcats took over at the six. On third down at the 11, Jason Johnson completed a 9 yard pass to Andrea Thurman for a first down at the 20. Several plays later, Clarence Farmer found a hole through his blockers and raced 70 yards for the touchdown. The p.a.t. was good, and Arizona had their first score of the day, making it 24-7. The Badgers would come back on their next possession and answer the Arizona drive in a strong way. Bollinger kept the drive alive on a third and ten play from the 32, as he passed to Freshman Brandon Williams for a gain of 12 down to the 43. Arizona was penalized twice after that for pass intererence, the second penalty gave Wisconsin a first and goal at the 2. On second and goal from the 1, Bollinger sneaked it in for the score. Campbell added the p.a.t. and it was now 31-7. This scoring drive, for all purposes sealed the victory as it covered 80 yards in 15 plays..... but more important, ate up 8:31.
The only scoring in the fourth quarter was a 27 yard field goal from Arizona, midway through the quarter to help make the FINAL SCORE
The Badgers now at 5-0 have a bye next week. They will open the Big Ten season against Penn State at Camp Randall Stadium on October 5. Kick-off time has yet to be determined...... it will be either at 2:30 or 6pm.
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