Stop the run.
It’s a pretty simple formula, but that’s pretty much all it takes to beat the Wisconsin Badgers.
Of course, the components that go into making that formula work are much more complicated. When the Badgers are operating to the best of their ability, they’ll run right through anything thrown at them.
Wisconsin currently has the No. 17 rushing attack in the country, averaging 218 yards on the ground through 10 games. Against three of its last four opponents (Purdue, Minnesota and Indiana), Wisconsin has averaged an unbelievable 456 rushing yards per game, highlighted by a 564-yard outing against the Hoosiers last Saturday.
But when an opposing defense has been up to the task, Wisconsin’s rushing numbers have faltered dramatically.
The Badgers rushed for just 110 yards combined in their three losses to Oregon State, Nebraska and Michigan State this year, averaging a hair under 37 yards per loss. It wasn’t for a lack of effort…
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