Injury sidelines WR Jazz Peavy; feel free to dream big Wisconsin fans
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Jazz Peavy to miss the Purdue game
Wisconsin will not have the services of wide receiver Jazz Peavy on Saturday against Purdue. The senior is dealing with a nagging leg injury and has been ruled out of the game.
In his final media session before facing the Boilermakers, coach Paul Chryst said others will have to step up in Peavy’s absence.
Feel free to believe in the Badgers
The Badgers are 5-0 for the first time since 2011 and ranked No. 7 in the country. As Jesse Temple explains, it’s perfectly fine for Wisconsin fans to dream big about what is developing into a truly special season in Madison.
Elijah Sindelar likely to start at QB for Purdue
David Blough gets most of the headlines at quarterback for Purdue, including being named one of the 20 candidates for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award. But Rivals.com reports that Elijah Sindelar is likely to start against the Badgers on Saturday, with Blough also seeing time.
Joe Hedstrom commits
Late Wednesday night, 6-foot-10 center Joe Hedstrom committed to the Wisconsin men’s basketball program, joining 4-star guard Tyler Herro in the Badgers’ 2018 recruiting class.
Wisconsin’s strong red-zone defense
Teams have struggled to get into Wisconsin’s red zone this year, but when they have, the Badgers have been pretty good in keeping them out of the end zone. As Jason Galloway of the Wisconsin State Journal writes, it all starts with a mindset.
1998 Wisconsin-Purdue game was a classic
It was the night Purdue’s Drew Brees threw an NCAA record 83 passes, the Boilermakers outgained Wisconsin 570 yards to 229 and the “Jump Around” tradition at Camp Randall Stadium was born. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Jeff Potrykus looks back at the Badgers’ noteworthy 31-24 victory against Purdue.
Wisconsin knows who it is
Nobody had to say anything when Wisconsin was backed up at its 7-yard line against Nebraska last Saturday night in a game that was tied. No, everyone knew exactly what had to be done and Wisconsin did it in masterful fashion, going right down the field and scoring a touchdown. It’s that unspoken confidence that drives the Badgers, according to ESPN.com’s Mitch Sherman.
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