Close Article Return to stream X
NCAA Football

Wisconsin Badgers In Need Of Explosive Threat On Offense

+Read full article

It wasn’t too pretty or exciting to watch at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday. Wisconsin Badgers’ offense put on an anemic display against FCS opponent Northern Iowa. The Badgers luckily escaped with a 26-21 win.

Although the score didn’t indicate it, the Badgers were quite efficient on the offensive side of the ball despite their lack of big play ability. They didn’t commit a turnover, scored on all four of their red zone chances, converted 56.3 percent (9-16) of their third-down attempts and held the ball for 39 minutes.

New offensive coordinator Matt Canada may have been pleased with the play of new transfer starting quarterback Danny O’Brien (19-23, 219 yards, 2 tds) and his ability to manage the game. But the truth is, if the Badgers are going to make it back to the Rose Bowl or Indianapolis for that matter, they’re going to need to put points on the board against some tough Big Ten defenses (MSU, PSU, OSU).

26 points (AT HOME) against an inferior opponent is not going to cut it. And deep down, Canada has to know that.

O’Brien’s biggest completions Saturday were throws of 22, 20 and 53 which was a touchdown to Jared Abbrederis off play-action, something the Badgers need to use more of with their talented running backs.

What’s made Wisconsin so successful in the past is their ability to run the ball and connect on big shots down the field. This year, the offense lacks a big play threat down the field. Abbrederis is going to draw a lot of attention from opposing defenses and will be difficult to run open every series.

Montee Ball is going to need some help getting the ball in the end zone. Even though he scored more touchdowns last season then some teams did, the Badgers cannot turn one demensional.

Oregon State will be ready for them this Saturday.

Will Wilson is a writer for Rant Sports covering College Football and the Big Ten Conference.

Follow Will on Twitter and friend him on Facebook.

Your Favorites
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
NCAA Football Videos

How TCU WR Kolby Listenbee Can Win $1 Million | The Feed

TCU WR Kolby Listenbee can win $1 million if he breaks Chris Johnson's 40-yard dash time at this year's NFL Combine. In this edition of "The Feed brought to you by Cici's Pizza," Campus Insiders' Shae Peppler believes the Horned Frogs wide receiver, who is also a track star, is the perfect candidate to win Adidas' $1 million challenge.

Comment 0 Comments
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
NCAA Football Videos

Mountain West Daily (2/5/16)

Fresno State women’s tennis is playing in the ITA National Indoor Championships, Air Force football coach Troy Calhoun agrees to a contract extension and former Falcon quarterback Chris Beake heads to his second Super Bowl in three years as a defensive assistant for the Denver Broncos.

Comment 0 Comments
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
NCAA Football Videos

Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas: Top 4 Games at Georgia Tech

Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas exploded onto the scene in 2009 for the Yellow Jackets and was a tremendous playmaker. Even GT's option-oriented offense could not conceal the weapon that was affectionately known as "Bay Bay". Thomas put together some awesome games in his time in Atlanta. Enjoy four of his greatest performances right here!

Comment 0 Comments
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
NCAA Football Videos

Carolina Panthers LB Luke Kuechly Boston College Hype Video

Luke Kuechly's legendary career at Boston College led him to the Carolina Panthers, where he has been one of the most dominant forces in the NFL. Luke has been the catalyst for a prolific Panthers defense that will now be tested on the biggest stage of all, Super Bowl 50! Enjoy this special Super Bowl edition of the best of Luke Kuechly while a BC Eagle!

Comment 0 Comments