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Wisconsin having its way with LSU through two quarters

D.J. Welter, Reggie Love AP

There’s still 30 minutes of football left to be played, but the Big Ten is well on its way to making a resounding Week 1 statement.

Through two quarters of play, and entering the game as roughly a seven-point underdog, the No. 14 Badgers have essentially controlled every aspect of the game in jumping out to a 17-7 lead on No. 13 LSU.  The Tigers lone score of the half came on an 80-yard touchdown pass from Anthony Jennings to Travin Dural; aside from that, they totaled just 57 yards of total offense on 29 other plays.

LSU’s offense managed just six first downs and converted only one of their eight third downs.  Additionally, their vaunted rushing attack managed a meager 1.1 yards on its 15 attempts

The Badgers, meanwhile, have “rolled up” 208 yards of offense.  Obviously, most of that damage came on the ground as UW pounded out 173 first-half yards on the ground.  The badgers averaged 6.9 yards per carry.

Also just as obviously, Melvin Gordon keyed that attack, rushing for 69 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries.  LSU’s lone turnover of the game, the only turnover for either team, preceded Gordon’s 14-yard scoring jaunt in the middle of the second quarter.

The Badgers also scored on a perfectly-executed 45-yard end-around by wide receiver Reggie Love for the first points of the game.

One more plus in UW’s favorite: they will receive the ball to open the second half.

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8 Responses to “Wisconsin having its way with LSU through two quarters”
  1. derekgorgonstar says: Aug 30, 2014 11:06 PM

    SEC! SEC! SEC!

  2. mrlaloosh says: Aug 30, 2014 11:11 PM

    FIRE LES MILES!!!

  3. jrs45 says: Aug 31, 2014 12:01 AM

    Don’t mind derekgorgonstar lol he’s a wolverine fan! They haven’t been relevant since Woodson days.

    App State App State!

  4. goodfieldnohit says: Aug 31, 2014 12:44 AM

    LOL @ you fools that got all worked up by L$U trailing Wisconsin team in the second half.

    Les Miles totally won the second half with his coaching acumen.

  5. mcmccii says: Aug 31, 2014 12:46 AM

    LSU smashed them in the 2nd half!

  6. southernpatriots says: Aug 31, 2014 3:01 AM

    Football has been played here since Walter Camp. We all know, or should all know, their are 4 quarters in a football game and no games are actually won in the first, second, or third quarters.

    The LSU coaches, players, and fans did not give up but kept pushing on and working toward a victory. First game jitters bothered both teams, rookies made rookie mistakes. Veterans came through. Miles never seems to get rattled when LSU is behind in the 4th quarter. It seems he knows something that at least some fans here seem to forget.

    Not only did LSU shut down Wisconsin in the all-important 4th quarter, but got moving themselves with 21 unanswered points. I am not saying this is the best way to win, at least for those of us with older tickers, but I am surely glad for the win.

    LSU and Les Miles have the longest winning streak in football against non-conference opponents. The second longest streak ended.

    Houston recruiting received a boost. Hilliard the Senior showed his mettle and was ready to be an all-purpose RB that his coaches asked him to be. He dropped much weigh and added much muscle. He is in the best shape I have seen him in. It showed, almost 100 yards in the 4th quarter.

    Allons les Tigres!

  7. infrno says: Aug 31, 2014 12:00 PM

    ^ What he said

  8. crawfish2011 says: Aug 31, 2014 1:33 PM

    In the Mad Hatter we trust

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