Fall Practice: Day 11 - Part Two

Special teams were on the top of Bielema's "Things to Do List" in Wisconsin's short two-hour practice Friday night.

The second practice of the day for the University of Wisconsin football team came under the lights Friday night at Camp Randall Stadium.

Wearing helmets, shoulder pads, and shorts the Badgers practiced for about 2 hours and concentrated on special teams for a healthy portion of time.

The team worked on the punting game during the morning practice so the focus shifted to kick off and kick return. Back returning kicks were redshirt freshman Maurice Moore and true freshman David Gilreath. Since the practice was not in full pads there was very little contact during this portion.

The team also worked on recovering onside kicks with the hands team being made up of Travis Beckum, Shane Carter, Luke Swan, Andy Crooks, Garrett Graham, Jake Ikegwuonu, Jaevery McFadden, Blake Sorensen, Mickey Turner, and Jonathan Casillas(In gym clothes).

The practice also concentrated heavily on the passing game as both Allan Evridge and Tyler Donovan showcased their arms.

Evridge laid a very nice deep ball in the arms of Xavier Harris, but he was unable to come up with it. Later Harris caught a bullet before juking the defender and heading down the sideline for what would have been a pretty good gain in a game situation.

Near the end of practice the team worked on its 2-minute drill, which included pitting the number ones against each other in the first portion of the drill. The idea was that Wisconsin was down five and the offense had one minute and one timeout to score a touchdown.

Evridge was the first QB given the chance to lead the ones, but after picking up one first down on a strike to Harris, Ikegwuonu picked the junior's pass ending the drive.

Donovan was given the next opportunity and managed a first down before stalling and overthrowing a 4th down pass. The next series was also led by Donovan, and the senior led the offense down to the 17 yard line before the time ran out.

It was then Evridge's turn, and he led the 2nd team down the field going 4 for 4 including a 34-yard touchdown strike to freshman Kyle Jefferson.

Wisconsin will return to the field at 9:30 Saturday morning for a controlled scrimmage.


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