Badger Nation Stars of the Game: Arizona

Badger Nation names its "Stars of the Game" for the 31-10 victory over Arizona.

1) Alex Lewis – People are starting to see what Lewis is capable of, as he's slowly but surely getting comfortable with the UW defense and feeling confident about letting it loose. Perhaps even more impressive than his textbook punt block was his performance on the next Arizona punt. He drove his blocker back so far, he ended up behind Wildcat punter Ramey Peru. He then got up, sprinted down the field and made a block to help get Jim Leonhard some extra yards. Lewis is only going to get better, and in this game, he made a huge difference on defense and special teams.

2) Brooks Bollinger - As criticism of the starting quarterback continues to circulate around town, Bollinger just continues winning. He tied the all-time UW win record with his fifth victory this season, and played a phenomenal overall game against Arizona. Despite suffering a thigh bruise on his right leg that caused him considerable pain, he lobbied to play the second half, and continued making plays in the passing game and on the ground.

3) Anthony Davis – Coach Barry Alvarez sat down with Davis earlier this week to make sure he was in the right mindframe after three sub 100-yard games. But Davis said the only thing he was frustrated with was how many members of the media kept on telling him he should be frustrated. Davis only played one half because of a sprained ankle, but he finished with 110 yards on 16 carries with two touchdowns. Davis said following the game his sprain is a minor one and it shouldn't cause him any problems.

4) B.J. Tucker – Tucker made two more athletic interceptions after a phenomenal pick last week. Tucker has played well during the non-conference season, surprising a lot of people that expected him to struggle early and battle for his job. Things are coming together for Tucker in his senior year.

5) Jake Sprague – It certainly didn't show up on the stat sheet, but Jake Sprague was one of the biggest factors in this game. The UW defensive line felt it could give the secondary a boost by making Arizona quarterback Jason Johnson uncomfortable. Johnson said after the game the UW defensive line consistently put him in tough situations and he had a hard time getting into a rhythm. A lot of that was due to the consistent pressure on the quarterback by Sprague, who was only credited with two tackles and two quarterback hurries, but made an impact that extended well beyond the stat sheet.

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