Wisconsin escaped a scare yesterday with a 35-14 win over Georgia Southern.
The final score doesn’t tell the story of how sloppy and uninspiring the performance was, at least for the first three quarters. The game was tied 7-7 at halftime despite three Georgia Southern interceptions, the Eagles then led 14-7 early in the third quarter before the Badgers got the ground game going and ran to a 21-point win.
It was not the cakewalk many expected entering the day. But the Badgers improved to 2-1 entering a Friday night contest against a struggling 1-2 Purdue team.
Before we turn the page to previewing next weekend’s game, here are some game balls from Wisconsin’s win:
Georgia Southern QB Davis Brin
Georgia Southern quarterback Davis Brin runs a drill during the Eagle’s first spring practice on Saturday March 25, 2023 at Paulson Stadium. Credit: Richard Burkhart/Savannah Morning News-USA TODAY NETWORK
Stat Line: 33/52 passing, 383 yards, one touchdown, five interceptions
It was a forgettable day under center for Eagles QB Davis Brin. Despite a 383-yard performance, he threw five interceptions to Wisconsin defenders and ensured the game would move out of reach in the second half.
The Badgers were tied with the Eagles 7-7 at halftime and trailed 14-7 early in the third quarter. Wisconsin would’ve faced a larger deficit at that point had Brin not thrown three first-half interceptions. And then the two second-half INTs allowed the Badgers to pull away and escape with a win.
Often these game balls are for players on the Wisconsin side of the ball. In this case its hard to ignore a five-turnover day from the opposing QB.
Wisconsin’s rushing attack
Sep 16, 2023; Madison, Wisconsin, USA; Wisconsin Badgers quarterback Tanner Mordecai (8) rushes for a touchdown during the third quarter against the Georgia Southern Eagles at Camp…
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Author : Badgers Wire
Publish date : 2023-09-17 14:09:09
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