1. First Half Blues
The Badgers put the foot to the throat of the Huskies early, with two touchdown drives on their first two possessions, effectively putting the game out of reach early.
2. Ground Chuck
The Badgers fan for 331 yards while allowing just –13 to Northern Illinois (24 yards before sacks). They pounded the ball early behind P.J. Hill and outmatched the defensive front of the Huskies. Justin Anderson was not a factor as the Badgers overwhelmed the NIU offensive line.
3. Put a little English on it.
4. And you think WE are bad?
Wisconsin won the turnover battle 2 to 1. David Gilreath averaged 29 yards per return on his two chances. As expected, neither area had been a strength of the Badgers, but they were still better than the Huskies.
Can't ask much more from the defense on this day. The Badgers allowed just 99 yards of offense and 3 points, giving glimpses of the defense Badger fans thought they would have this season, albeit against an overmatched opponent.
It was a steamrolling, but an even bigger one than I expected. Wisconsin showed a little big play ability to account for some extra early points. I will give my prediction a B+.