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Badgers remain unranked; Williams wins ‘Game Changing Play', kickoff for Michigan game set

Badger football unranked despite win

In the Associated Press poll and the USA Today coaches poll, each released Sunday, Wisconsin (2-0) is not among the top 25 teams, despite defeating Temple 65-0 Saturday. But in the USA Today poll, Wisconsin received 137 points, the most among teams not in the top 25. In the AP poll, Wisconsin received 88 points.

Among other Big Ten teams: Ohio State (1-1) slipped to ninth in both polls after losing to Texas Saturday. Purdue (1-0) is No. 12 in the AP poll and No. 11 according to the coaches, while Michigan (1-1) is 14th in both. Iowa (1-1) is ranked No. 21 in the USA Today poll and No. 22 in the AP poll. Minnesota, Penn State (2-0), Michigan State (2-0) and Northwestern (2-0) also received votes in one or both of the polls.

Williams wins ‘Game Changing Play'

An 85-yard kickoff return against Bowling Green by senior receiver and return man Brandon Williams won the University of Wisconsin $5,000 for its general scholarship fund.

Based on fan votes, Williams' return was named the Pontiac Game Changing Play of the Week. Williams is now eligible for Pontiac Game Changing Player of the Year, an award former Badger cornerback Scott Starks won last year.

UW is dividing the money into five $1,000 scholarships, which are going to five randomly selected UW students.

Michigan start time now 5 p.m.

UW announced Saturday that the Wisconsin-Michigan game Sept. 24 at Camp Randall Stadium will kick off at 5 p.m. Central time and will be televised live by ESPN2.


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