The unspoken by anyone at the team or league level in the wake of Wisconsin’s 83-20 drubbing of Indiana was the fact the Badgers are playing the system. The BCS system that is, in which they hold out hopes for a gazillion things to happen for a shot at the national title or the highest ranking Big Ten member to get the best bowl. With wilted Northwestern limping in to Camp Randall and the Badgers prolific offensive line and stellar RBs thinking the deadly combo of Big Ten Title, Rose Bowl, and REVENGE expect some ugliness on Saturday. We’ve got all week to brace for impact and no I’m not being negative, I’m being realistic in the wake of one of the worst rush defense performances I’ve seen at NU – and that is saying something. Click here for the BCS standings.
As one commenter pointed out Fitz has a very disturbing trend of now going 1-7 the week after being ranked in any poll. We not only don’t seem to like the burden of expectations, we sprint from it as a program based on how we play when ranked. More on this tomorrow.