The Wisconsin Badgers (1-1) take care of business at Camp Randall Stadium tonight with a 34-7 bounce-back over the Eastern Michigan Eagles (1-1).
For those of you gamblers, yes the Badgers covered the spread. Good teams win, great teams cover!
It feels good to finally be in the win column. Winning is fun!
The UW defense was phenomenal and didn’t allow any points. The unit held EMU to 92 total yards and 2-of-11 on third-down attempts.
EMU’s only points on the name came from a 98-yard pick-6. Chase Wolf telegraphed his pass and David Carter got the interception and touchdown.
The Wisconsin offense picked up 518 totals yards with 352 of them coming from the rushing attack. Chez Mellusi led UW with 144 yards on 20 carries (7.2 average) and a touchdown.
Mellusi became the first UW running back to rush for 100+ yards in his first two games with the team since Corey Clement accomplished that feat in 2013.
Isaac Guerendo had four carries for 92 yards, good enough for a 23-yard average.
We saw Jalen Berger for the first time this season and he rushed for 62 yards on 15 carries (4.1 average).
Graham Mertz completed 14-of-17 passes for 141 yards.
Chase Wolf completed 2-of-3 passes for 25 yards and one interception.
The Wisconsin Badgers have a bye week next week.
UW will have plenty of time to prepare for the No. 8 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (2-0) game, or should I say the Mertz/Coan game, which is on Saturday, September 25th at 11:00 AM (Central Time) from Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. It will also be nationally televised on Fox.