mickjagger
Wisconsin (6-4, 4-3) at Purdue (5-5, 4-3)

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Ross-Ade Stadium,

West Lafayette, IN

Kickoff:  2:30 pm CDT

Television:  Big Ten Network (BTN)

Spread:  Purdue favored by 5 points
Wisconsin Sports Network Hall of Fame Inductee, 2012
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safetysqueezepleezzee11
mickjagger wrote:
Wisconsin (6-4, 4-3) at Purdue (5-5, 4-3)

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Ross-Ade Stadium,

West Lafayette, IN

Kickoff:  2:30 pm CDT

Television:  Big Ten Network (BTN)

Spread:  Purdue favored by 5 points


If Wisconsin loses this game we can expect next season to be a .500 or a bit higher season. They will have shown that they simply dont have the talent.
Leonard has done a decent job with the defense this year, but loses his 2 best defensive players after this season. The offense for the most part sucks except for Taylor. Deal, Grochek and VandenBoom has played pretty well also. O-line has sucked. QB's have sucked. Hard to evaluate the receivers with such poor QB play.
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elsmith4
If there's one thing I know about this game it's that Purdue's coach is gonna have his team fired up to make a bowl game.  Both teams strugging, and the last time UW played a road game while both teams were struggling was last week, and we got smacked.  

Don't see this one being to pretty. 
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oldballcoach1
I do like the young DB's, but they have got to quit grabbing guys all of the time.  Can't continue to give the easy yards away because they let guys run past them.  Play calling has taken a small step ahead and it looks like the forward pass has been re-introduced to PC.  Use some play action on 1st down and lets him someone down the seam.  My confidence level may be at an all time low with this team right now.  The offense has to put 21 on the board probably today.  Purdue will probably make some plays.  

And, I have the feeling this officiating crew will have some type of impact before the game is over.  
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oldballcoach1
59 yards passing in the first half isn't going to cut it.  I see a 24-10 game at this point.  I don't see the Badgers scoring more than 1 td.  
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oldballcoach1
Well so much for the pass game.  I guess my question is that don't you get to the point in which you really have nothing to lose and maybe attempt a pass on 1st or 2nd down??   Down 11 going into the 4th quarter and once again, will we see the run - run mentality continue?
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mayham
59 yards passing in the first half isn't going to cut it.  I see a 24-10 game at this point.  I don't see the Badgers scoring more than 1 td.  
Wisconsin 47 Purdue 44 Final.
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mayham
Well so much for the pass game.  I guess my question is that don't you get to the point in which you really have nothing to lose and maybe attempt a pass on 1st or 2nd down??   Down 11 going into the 4th quarter and once again, will we see the run - run mentality continue?
Jonathan Taylor 33 carries 321 yards 3 TD's.
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oldballcoach1
Thank the lord for Jonathan Taylor.  Purdue has got to be embarrassed by that rushing defensive effort.  The Badgers ran only about 4 different plays and the Boilers had no answer.  It sure wasn't a secret what was coming.  There was a flash from Jack Coan that hasn't been there.  At least he had a couple of throws down field and a couple of catches by Danny Davis that we haven't seen this year.  A loss today probably means a cool weather bowl game.  Now, combine today with a win next week and hello warm weather.  

Big question will be if Horni is back in the saddle next week or does he sit again until the bowl game.  
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mickjagger
Thank the lord for Jonathan Taylor.  Purdue has got to be embarrassed by that rushing defensive effort.  The Badgers ran only about 4 different plays and the Boilers had no answer.  It sure wasn't a secret what was coming.  There was a flash from Jack Coan that hasn't been there.  At least he had a couple of throws down field and a couple of catches by Danny Davis that we haven't seen this year.  A loss today probably means a cool weather bowl game.  Now, combine today with a win next week and hello warm weather.  

Big question will be if Horni is back in the saddle next week or does he sit again until the bowl game.  
My hunch:  Following Jack Coan's decent 2nd half vs Purdue, combined with the opponent being Minnesota on the road at Camp Randall (Gophers don't play well on the road, 0-4), I would venture the UW starting QB next Saturday will be Coan.  Also, expect a heavy dose of Jonathan Taylor on the ground vs. the Gophers.

Get Hornibrook healthy & ready for the bowl game, if possible.  2 concussions in 3 weeks is not an ideal situation in which to rush a player back too soon.
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elsmith4
Coan had some iffy throws and a couple bad mistakes (taking the sack on 2nd and goal from the 2), but had crucial throws down the stretch.. No turnovers.  Sure the defense gave up 44 points, but we still had a lot of crucial stops at important moments.  Jonathon Taylor's stat line speaks for himself.  

I knew that when the OL was on the S.I. cover that we were jynxed.  How many penalties did they have yesterday?  I knew as a team we had over 160 yards in penalties.  Hicks has no coverage instincts and while one would expect marginal improvement, he reminds me of the corner that gave up the hail mary against Ohio St. the year we had Russel Wilson.  I sure hope someone can pass him up on the depth chart when we're fully healthy and not allow him to see the field resulting in so many bad pass interference calls. 

Hopefully this is the motivation and momentum we need moving forward, but hey, I thought that after the Iowa win too...
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elsmith4
mickjagger wrote:
My hunch:  Following Jack Coan's decent 2nd half vs Purdue, combined with the opponent being Minnesota on the road at Camp Randall (Gophers don't play well on the road, 0-4), I would venture the UW starting QB next Saturday will be Coan.  Also, expect a heavy dose of Jonathan Taylor on the ground vs. the Gophers.

Get Hornibrook healthy & ready for the bowl game, if possible.  2 concussions in 3 weeks is not an ideal situation in which to rush a player back too soon.


Mick, any insight as to why Horni didn't travel with the team?  Is it bad to be in a loud environment in his situation?  Seems pretty serious to me. 
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db11
elsmith4 wrote:
Coan had some iffy throws and a couple bad mistakes (taking the sack on 2nd and goal from the 2), but had crucial throws down the stretch.. No turnovers.  Sure the defense gave up 44 points, but we still had a lot of crucial stops at important moments.  Jonathon Taylor's stat line speaks for himself.  

I knew that when the OL was on the S.I. cover that we were jynxed.  How many penalties did they have yesterday?  I knew as a team we had over 160 yards in penalties.  Hicks has no coverage instincts and while one would expect marginal improvement, he reminds me of the corner that gave up the hail mary against Ohio St. the year we had Russel Wilson.  I sure hope someone can pass him up on the depth chart when we're fully healthy and not allow him to see the field resulting in so many bad pass interference calls. 

Hopefully this is the motivation and momentum we need moving forward, but hey, I thought that after the Iowa win too...


That would be one of the thousands of defensive backs in this country named "Cromartie."

Absolute defensive collapse by Purdue. I've never seen a team be able to run on somebody as automatically as Wisconsin did down the stretch. Wow.
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db11 wrote:


That would be one of the thousands of defensive backs in this country named "Cromartie."

Absolute defensive collapse by Purdue. I've never seen a team be able to run on somebody as automatically as Wisconsin did down the stretch. Wow.


Crazy to think because Purdue's defense played great against OSU, then they followed that up with the performances against Minny and Wisky..
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mickjagger
elsmith4 wrote:


Mick, any insight as to why Horni didn't travel with the team?  Is it bad to be in a loud environment in his situation?  Seems pretty serious to me. 
He didn't travel to Penn St either.  A decision must've been made he wasn't going to play what-so-ever, so the coaches gave the travel-roster spot to someone else for the sake of the experience.

I, too, think AH is  in tough shape.  2 concussions in 3 weeks is not good. We may not see him until Spring Ball, although reports out of Mad-Town are that he's been attending practice, in pads, & participating in some team drills.

But at this point I don't see any reason to rush him back.  Coan had a productive game vs Purdue and the Gopher game should allow Coan to get more experience & hopefully success,  which  can't hurt.
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