Posted by Adam Jacobi
WISCONSIN WON. The fourth-ranked Wisconsin Badgers rolled to an easy 59-7 win over hapless Indiana on Saturday. Montee Ball rushed for 142 yards and three touchdowns on just 10 carries, and the Badgers as a whole rushed for 332 yards on the day. Oh, and Ball also threw a 25-yard touchdown... to Russell Wilson. It was that kind of a day.
WHY WISCONSIN WON: Wisconsin is hands-down the best team in the Big Ten, and Indiana is arguably the worst team in the Big Ten. Put the two together, and a blowout is sure to ensue. Indiana just couldn't do anything to stop Wisconsin, and the Badgers knew it. Russell Wilson was 12-17 through the air for 166 yards and one score, and between that and the aforementioned TD catch, he looked like a front-runner for the Big Ten offensive MVP yet again.
WHEN WISCONSIN WON: When they took the field. There's just no way Indiana was ever going to keep this game close, much less even think about a victory.
WHAT WISCONSIN WON: Another week, another victory, another step closer to the Big Ten Championship for the Badgers. Wisconsin just needed nothing to go heinously wrong during this game, and that's exactly what it got. The Russell Wilson Heisman Train keeps chugging along.
WHAT INDIANA LOST: It's hard to come off a 52-point loss with heads held high, but considering the Badgers hung 83 points on the Hoosiers just last year, this result is downright palatable. At least Indiana coach Kevin Wilson can look his players in the eye and tell them, "we will never face a team that good for the rest of the year."
THAT WAS CRAZY: In a perfect summation of the challenges facing the Hoosiers, Indiana punter Adam Pines had his punt blocked... by the back of one of his teammates. Seriously. The punt would net exactly one yard, with Wisconsin taking over at the Indiana 26, and the Badgers turned the play into a touchdown two snaps later.