Wisconsin falls in the polls, Jonathan Taylor’s special day, T.J. Watt’s remarkable debut
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Wisconsin falling in the polls
Wisconsin started the season as a consensus top-10 team, but despite being 2-0 and outscoring its opponents 90 to 24, the Badgers dropped in both national polls released Sunday.
However, coach Paul Chryst’s team is still thought of highly by the writers at Land of 10, staying atop the Big Ten West power poll.
Jonathan Taylor is special
Following his 223-yard, 3 touchdown performance against Florida Atlantic, freshman Jonathan Taylor is making it very difficult on the Wisconsin coaches to keep him on the sideline.
A dream debut for T.J. Watt
Former Badgers outside linebacker T.J. Watt played remarkable in his NFL debut for the Steelers, racking up a pair of sacks and an interception in Pittsburgh’s victory over the Cleveland Browns.
Badgers need to clean up mistakes
As Jesse Temple writes, Wisconsin is 2-0 but there are still plenty of issues that need to be cleaned up if the Badgers are going to keep their perfect record moving forward.
Leo Chenal becomes first Class of 2019 commit
Wisconsin got its 2019 recruiting class started on Sunday as linebacker Leo Chenal became the first commit for the Badgers.
Wisconsin still upset about goal-line miscues
The Badgers pride themselves on being able to push anybody around in the run game, so it’s not surprising that they were upset about getting stuffed three straight plays at the goal line on Saturday. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Jeff Potrykus has the story.
FAU forced to stay in Madison
Florida Atlantic is still in Wisconsin because of Hurricane Irma making it impossible for them to go home. The Badgers made it clear when the decision was made to play the game they would help the Owls in any way possible if forced to stay in town, and that’s exactly what’s happening.
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