Northern Illinois Post Game - Scott Tolzien

Completing 15 of 20 passes, 257 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in his first career start, Scott Tolzien led Wisconsin to a 28-20 win over Northern Illinois.

Wisconsin Quarterback Scott Tolzien -

On knowing the first play ahead of time: "Yeah I was really excited. Just knowing that Coach Chryst had the confidence in us and to go out and make a big play. We made a statement. It was good protection and a good play by Isaac."

On the statement the Badgers made in the first half: "I think it was good. It was our brand our football, moving the chains, playing steady ball and capitalizing, with the exception of the first half of the red zone interception. We capitalized and made our drives count."

On the first play helping to relax or hype him up even more: "It definitely relaxes us. Just getting ahead in the game, getting the crowd into it, and get the jitters out in the first play, a touchdown. That's as good as it gets."

On the long third quarter drive: "That was a good drive. That's what we needed to do in that situation and move the chains. We had the lead and had to keep getting those first downs, grinding it out and getting those first downs."

On his grade after his first start: "I'd give myself a B. I thought it went solid, but those two turnovers, I can't have that. To be the best you, can't have that in those situations."

On what he's taking away from his first start: "I'm going to take away that it's a good start. There's a lot of games left and you can't make this everything. You can't get too high with the highs or too low with the lows. It's a good start."

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