Through one half at Lambeau, Wisconsin is blowing out No. 5 LSU everywhere but the scoreboard.
The Badgers limited the Tigers to only 21 offensive snaps in the first half, and just 50 paltry yards on those snaps. Brandon Harris looks like the same player he’s always been: 3-of-7 passing for just 38 yards and an end-of-half Hail Mary interception. Most importantly, Wisconsin has kept Leonard Fournette in check by keeping him off the field. The sophomore Heisman contender totaled 35 yards on 11 carries in the half.
Wisconsin’s offense has been everything LSU’s has not been: smart, powerful, efficient. Bart Houston hit 12-of-19 throws for 104 yards, and four Badgers rushers have combined for 23 rushes for 76 yards.
However, the Wisconsin lead is just 6-0.
Wisconsin moved to the LSU 23-yard line on its second possession before Corey Clement was stuffed on a 4th-and-1. Its next possession traveled 51 yards, all the way to the LSU 10, when Houston was intercepted by Rickey Jefferson. The Badgers moved deep into LSU territory on its final two offensive possessions, but settled for Rafael Gaglianone field goals each time.
So now we have a scenario where Wisconsin leads LSU 11-5 in first downs, 180-64 in total yards, 42-21 in total snaps and 22 minutes to eight in time of possession, but still leads by just six.