October 13, 2012 Leave a comment
The Badgers have been frustrating to say the least so far this season, but could Wisconsin erase those bad tastes we all have in our mouth and save their season today in West Lafayette.
The Badgers have dominated Purdue over the past four meetings, however you can throw all those trends out the window for today’s game. This Badger team has issues, some of those issues showed some improvement in the 4th Quarter last week, but will the signs of life in last week’s 4th quarter be a sign of things to come or will UW continue to play inconsistent football? That is the million dollar question surrounding this team, and after what I’ve seen so far this year I don’t have a good feeling about this road game today. I’m still trying to get my prediction for the game ready… Part of me feels UW will carry last week’s fourth quarter over and get a big road win, but the other part of me is reminded of the Nebraska 2nd Half, the Oregon St game, and many other bad stretches we’ve all seen this season.
Here are the 3 Keys to victory for Wisconsin today: 1. “Don’t let Bret decide the out come” what this means is in order to win today UW needs to get up early and stay up, Bret has showing his decision making in big road games can’t be trusted, he will make some bad decisions but if Wisconsin can establish a lead early it will go a long way to getting a “W” despite Bret’s 2nd half mental lapses! 2. “Carry last week’s performance in the 4th quarter over and play a complete game” if the Badgers are going to win today and make something out of this season the Badgers need to start playing a complete game from start to finish, if UW can play a full game the way they played in the 4th quarter last week Wisconsin could still make a run at another Rose Bowl trip! 3. “Melvin Gordon sighting” Melvin Gordon has shown to this point he’s the most explosive player on the Badgers and in order to get a W today Coach Canada needs to make Gordon a bigger part of the offense. Gordon is averaging almost 10 yards every time he touches the ball, compare that to Ball and White who are both in the 4 ypc range! Gordon can be a difference maker and it’s time he’s given the chance to show more of game breaking type runs!
Check the Twitter Feed @BadgerSportBeat before kickoff and see what my Gameday prediction is! Bucky needs this game and if the 3 things I pointed out happen UW could save their season today @ Purdue!