Badgers Get Back On Field, Blow Out Vastly Inferior Michigan


Joey Bonadonna, Staff Writer, Advanced Journalism

NOTE: The writer of this article has pity for Mr. Browne as he has to root for the Michigan Wolverines. However, the Lions won this past week, and this has to be cause for celebration. Maybe over some of those famous cookies, Mr. Browne?

After a 22-day hiatus, the Wisconsin Badgers football team took the field in Ann Arbor, defeating the Michigan Wolverines, 49-11. 

In Week One the Badgers had notched a victory over Illinois, but several positive Covid-19 tests shut them down for two weeks.

After stalling on their first offensive drive, the Badgers forced a turnover by means of a Scott Nelson interception off a Joe Milton pass, and did not look back.

The Badgers then rattled off 28 unanswered points, going into halftime up 28-0, and sending the Wolverines into the locker room down by the highest margin ever at the Big House.

In the last two matchups between the two rivals, Wisconsin has a combined 56-0 lead at the half.

In the second half, the Wolverines scored the first offensive points that the Badgers defense allowed all season, cutting the lead down to 35-11 at the end of the third quarter.

Fourth quarter, however, the Badgers pressed forward, scoring two touchdowns, one on a Danny Davis 4-yard run and the other on a Jalen Berger 23-yard run.

The Badgers showed they can persevere through adversity with what was handed to them by the covid outbreak.  Their record of 2-0 keeps playoff hopes alive.

As for the Michigan Wolverines, they will have to go back to the drawing board. They currently sit at 1-3 in second-to-last place in the Big Ten East.