Badgers Don’t Need No Stickin’ Pass Game, Take Down Hoosiers 51-3

Wisconsin completed all of seven passes on Saturday afternoon at Camp Randall, yet it still managed to rack up 676 yards of total offense and once again blow out the visiting Indiana Hoosiers, 51-3. 

It was over before it ever really began as the Badgers's Sojourn Shelton intercepted a Nate Sudfeld pass on Indiana's first possession.

That turnover turned it into seven points just one play and 93 yards later thanks to James White and a lack of anyone caring to tackle for the Hoosiers.

James White would finish the day with a career high 205 yards and a touchdown rushing, but he wasn't the only star. 

Wisconsin racked up 554 yards on the ground for the game and had three players go over the 100 yard mark. Melvin Gordon racked up 146 yards and a touchdown on just 13 carries and freshman Corey Clement went over the 100 yard mark for the first time since the Tennessee Tech game, rushing for 108 yards on 11 carries, including a touchdown.

But it didn't stop there as Jared Abbrederis found a way to make his mark without ever catching a pass. Instead he took two end-arounds for touchdowns and ended the day with three carries for 86 yards in the victory. 

As impressive as that was, the Badger defense came up big as well, hold a top 10 offense to just three points and a season low 122 yards passing. 

Without star running back Tevin Coleman, and down 14-0 before they knew what hit them, the Badges defense held Indiana's high-powered offensive unit to just 224 total yards and not a single touchdown. Something the Hoosiers haven't had happen to them all season long.  

If we said any more than that, we'd be saying too much. Wisconsin dominated and dominated and dominated all game long. Nitpicking isn't necessary. 

Andrew Coppens

About Andrew Coppens

Andy is a member of the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA). He is the Managing Editor of MadTownBadger and associate editor of Bloguin's World Cup site, as well as Publisher of Big Ten site