State Journal beat reporter Colten Bartholomew and columnist Jim Polzin get together on Zoom to break down the Badgers, Big Ten connections to the USC coaching job and make Big Ten picks.
Stoughton's starting right offensive tackle is following the path paved by his father, Todd Nelson, and older brother, Jack Nelson, as University of Wisconsin offensive linemen.
From missing on third-and-short opportunities and not using pre-snap motion, No. 18 UW's offense has a lot to examine before taking on No. 10 Notre Dame.
From linebacker Zack Baun tallying a team-high number of tackles to running back Melvin Gordon ripping off a long touchdown run, here are some notable performances from former Wisconsin Badgers players in Week 1.
After signing a four-year, $112 million extension to stay in Pittsburgh, T.J. Watt went out and showed why he deserves to be the highest-paid defender in the NFL. Watt recorded two sacks against Buffalo, forcing a fumble with one of them, and had five quarterback hits on Josh Allen. Watt has 51½ sacks since being drafted in 2017.
Russell Wilson was nearly perfect for Seattle in their season-opening road win over the Colts. He went 18 of 23 passing for 254 yards and four touchdowns, including a 69-yard bomb to receiver Tyler Lockett. Wilson will need to continue being excellent for the Seahawks, as the NFC West as the only division to have all four of its teams win in Week 1.
Lots of the talk heading into the season was about the running back the Denver Broncos drafted in the second round, Javonte Williams. But veteran starter Melvin Gordon III provided the bulk of the Denver rushing attack in their win against the New York Giants. Gordon had 101 yards on 11 carries, including a 70-yard touchdown to ice the win for the Broncos, and had three catches for 17 yards.
In the primetime Sunday night game, the Rams showed off the explosive capabilities of their offense with new quarterback Matthew Stafford. Part of the reason Stafford was able to shine in a big win over the Bears was the performance of his offensive line, particularly right tackle Rob Havenstein. Havenstein didn’t allow feared pass rusher Kahlil Mack to record a sack, quarterback hit or tackle for loss. Mack had just one tackle.
If you turned the Green Bay Packers’ season-opening loss to New Orleans, you missed a great start for former UW linebacker Zack Baun after making a position switch this offseason. Baun is now playing a hybrid linebacker role, mostly from the inside linebacker spot, but occasionally serving as an on-the-ball pass rusher. He had a team-best five tackles, setting a new career high.
Even against the worst opponent on UW's schedule, there were positive signs to take away from its victory on Saturday.
Thoughts on Graham Mertz's performance, an unsung defensive hero, and a possible change being needed along the offensive line.
"It's in the past now and I'm just prepared to move forward and focus on next week," Badgers running back Jalen Berger said about his opening-week absence.
Columnist Jim Polzin asked Badgers fans on Twitter what they thought about No. 18 Wisconsin's 34-7 victory over the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Saturday night at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison.
The Badgers beat Eastern Michigan at Camp Randall, but they need to clean up the sloppiness on offense.
The Badgers set out to prove the offensive line could dominate a game. Mission accomplished.
Concerns over COVID-19 are impacting fans at Camp Randall in various ways.
The UW defense allowed only 92 yards and forced a turnover in a win over Eastern Michigan. Even against a weak opponent, that’s encouraging.
The Badgers had ceremonies Friday to induct members of the Class of 2020 that was initially feted virtually last year as well as this year's 12-person group.
University of Wisconsin quarterback Graham Mertz talks after a victory against Eastern Michigan.
University of Wisconsin tight end Jake Ferguson talks about how the Badgers can build off their victory over the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Saturday night at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison.
University of Wisconsin running back Issac Guerendo breaks down how he broke free for a 82-yard touchdown Saturday night in the Badgers' 34-7 victory over the Eastern Michigan Eagles at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison.
University of Wisconsin football players are greeted by fans as they arrive at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, for a game against Eastern Michigan.
University of Wisconsin offensive lineman Joe Tippmann talks about the Badgers' backfield after their 34-7 victory over the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Saturday night at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison.
University of Wisconsin offensive lineman Tyler Beach shares his thoughts on the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Saturday night after the Badgers won 34-7 to earn their first victory of the season.
University of Wisconsin wide receiver Kendric Pryor speaks to the media after the Badgers defeated the Eastern Michigan Eagles 34-7 on Saturday night at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison.
University of Wisconsin cornerback Dean Engram speaks to the media after the Badgers defeated the Eastern Michigan Eagles 34-7 on Saturday night at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison.
University of Wisconsin safety Scott Nelson speaks to the media Saturday night after the Badgers defeated the Eastern Michigan Eagles 34-7 at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison to improve to 1-1 on the season.
Badgers fans get in on the action as the University of Wisconsin football team builds on its first-half lead over the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Saturday night at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison.
University of Wisconsin quarterback talks about the amount of talent the Badgers have in their running back room after they defeated the Eastern Michigan Eagles 34-7 on Saturday night at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison.
University of Wisconsin running back Jalen Berger speaks to the media after playing a key role in the Badgers' victory over the Eastern Michigan Eagles just one week removed from not playing in UW's loss to Penn State in its season opener.
The Badgers responded to their opening-week loss with a solid showing Saturday against Eastern Michigan at Camp Randall Stadium.
Wisconsin leads Eastern Michigan 24-0 at halftime. Here’s what stood out in the first half.
Chez Mellusi got the Badgers' first touchdown of the game against the Eagles but Jalen Berger made his first appearance of the season with six carries on UW's second drive.
Whether you are heading down to Camp Randall or watching from the comfort of your couch, the State Journal has Badgers fans covered with a breakdown of everything they need to know as No. 18 Wisconsin tries to get back on track against Eastern Michigan on Saturday night.
UW has lost six consecutive games to ranked opponents dating to late in the 2019 season. The Badgers have scored 10 or fewer points the last four of those games. What gives? And what needs to change?
Mike Maskalunas walked on to the Badgers football team. It's been a long road to his second consecutive start Saturday against Eastern Michigan.
Michael Moll, UW's assistant athletic director for sports medicine, told the Athletic Board that the level of vaccinated individuals in the department mirrors that of the campus population as a whole.
The University of Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame added members from the classes of 2020 and 2021 at ceremonies Friday, Sept. 10, 2021.
Only 28 of 43 concessions locations were open for the Badgers' season opener at Camp Randall. Officials hope more will be open for Saturday's game against Eastern Michigan.
The Badgers defense needs a strong pass rush. Here's a look at how they did it in the opener.
State Journal beat reporter Colten Bartholomew breaks down this week's Badgers football game against Eastern Michigan and offers his prediction.
State Journal beat reporter Colten Bartholomew and columnist Jim Polzin break down what’s up with Graham Mertz, the impact of Leo Chenal’s COVID-19 case, how we see the Badgers matchup with Eastern Michigan, and make Big Ten picks.
Chryst was an assistant for the San Diego Chargers during the terrorist attacks 20 years ago.
Wisconsin head football coach Paul Chryst shares his memories of being an assistant coach for the San Diego Chargers on 9-11, and recalls taking his children and players to Ground Zero in 2018.
Follow along as State Journal cartoonist Phil Hands draw his latest local comic strip
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