Five Keys to Victory - San Jose State

After surviving a little adversity in the desert, No.11 Wisconsin returns to the friendly confines of Camp Randall for a home match-up against San Jose State. Brad Fedie gives his five keys to victory.

1. Show up

Lets be real. This is a cupcake game in Camp Randall. There is no reason the Badgers shouldn't run away with ease. As cruel as it is, the Badgers should look to heap on as many points as they can before the bench gets unloaded, as the pollsters have proven time and time again (just look at Oregon's jump from 11 to 7 after beating New Mexico 72-0) that a blowout of a bad team will be rewarded.

2. Air it out

The passing attack was a mixed bag at UNLV. Scott Tolzien passed for under 200 yards and threw a pick-six to give UNLV their first points and keep them in the game. Tolzien needs to get the confidence up in the games leading into the Big Ten season to help avoid clunkers like the Ohio State and Iowa games last year.

3. All the White moves

One man surprised like none other in the desert last Saturday and that was James White. Whether it be his 5.7 ypc running average or his three big receptions, the freshman showed he belonged with the big boys. Now all that remains to be seen is whether he can wrestle return duties away from David Gilreath, who failed again to impress in that reguard against UNLV.

4. Lineman shuffle

If one of the Badgers strengths on both offense and defense is line depth, one would think they would like to keep it. Against a cupcake, almost everyone gets to play, but getting reps with the first team is what really matters. Coach Bielema would be wise to rotate his linemen in and out by series and situation rather that as full scale switches in the fourth quarter to get everyone on the same page in case of injury.

5. Clay day

Keeping John Clay healthy is the number one priority, but these games can really buff up the yardage and touchdown totals. If Clay is going to make a run at the Heisman, he needs to put up big numbers in the limited snaps that he will see.


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