Wisconsin Badger coaches and players say they did it last year and they can do it again. Dropping the season opener against Northwestern didn’t stop Wisconsin from winning the 2014 Big Ten West Division title. They’re hoping Saturday’s 10-6 loss to Iowa will be followed by a similar winning streak.
A crowd of nearly 81-thousand at Camp Randall Stadium left disappointed, even though the Badger defense kept the team in the game. Iowa managed only 221 total yards of offense, fewer than 70 in the second half.
Iowa turned two Wisconsin turnovers into ten-points in the first half and beat the Badgers in Madison for the first time since 2007.
A fumble with the Badgers on the Hawkeye one-yard line was the most critical offensive failure.
Unlike last year, U-W doesn’t have a super-star tailback like Melvin Gordon to help lead the comeback from the troubling start. The Badgers (3-2) play at Nebraska (2-3) this coming Saturday. The Cornhuskers fell to Illinois 14-13 yesterday.