#8 Michigan State easily handle the #17 Wisconsin Badgers (Rapid Reaction)

 

 

 

 

 

The game started out with the characteristic exchange of runs for the #8 Michigan State Spartans and #17 Wisconsin Badgers, but it wasn’t long before the Spartans jumped out to a commanding lead and an impressive 69-55 win.

The Spartans (21-5, 10-3) excelled in every facet of the game and surely looked like they could be primed for another Final Four run under Tom Izzo.

Meanwhile, the Badgers (19-7, 8-5) appear to lack a realistic identity on the offensive end and were surprisingly exposed defensively at the Breslin Center.

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Packers Defense is the Surprise in a 45-7 Win Over the Vikings

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everyone knew Aaron Rodgers and the offense would have a big game, but it was the Green Bay Packers’ defense and special teams who stole the show this Monday Night.

Coming into the game, the undefeated Packers (9-0) were allowing 22.4 points per game, but Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings (2-7) came nowhere close to that in a 45-7 loss at Lambeau Field.

Rookie wideout Randall Cobb jump-started the Packers big win with a 80 yard punt return for a touchdown on Green Bay’s first possession. With the score, Cobb became the only rookie in Packers history to return a kick-off and punt for a touchdown in the same season.
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Michigan State Spoils Wisconsin’s Perfect Season with Crazy Hail Mary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just when you thought the Wisconsin Badgers were dead in the water, they came charging back in the fourth quarter only to be crushed by a desperation hail-mary as time expired. Michigan State put together an all-around great performance to win 37-31 and hand the Badgers their first loss of the season.

Senior wideout Keith Nichol caught the 44 yard heave from Kirk Cousins in a play that will be talked about for a long time. At first, the referees called Nichol down at the one yard line, but after an official’s review, the play was overturned and announced as a touchdown.

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Aaron Rodgers Spreads It Around While Packers Improve to 5-0

 

 

 

 

 

Green Bay’s 25 unanswered points helped the Packers move to 5-0 after beating the Atlanta Falcons, 25-14, at the Georgia Dome on Sunday Night. Superstar Aaron Rodgers completed passes to twelve different receivers while fighting for his life behind a makeshift offensive line.

The loss was a spoiler for Matt Ryan who came into Sunday’s affair with a 21-2 record at home. Now, two of Ryan’s three career losses in Atlanta (the other being the 2010 NFC Championship game) can be credited to the Packers.

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Wisconsin 48, Nebraska 17: Best in the Midwest Rapid Reaction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The atmosphere at Camp Randall was electric as 81,384 fans watched the #7 Wisconsin Badgers (5-0) spoil the #8 Nebraska Cornhuskers (4-1) first-ever Big Ten game by beating them fairly handily, 48-17.

With the win on national TV for everyone to see, the Badgers will be catapulted in to National Championship talk. After the game, Wisconsin Head Coach Bret Bielema stated “I hope the blackshirts enjoyed their trip to Madison.”

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Wisconsin 59 South Dakota 10: Rapid Reaction

Head Coach Bret Bielema has improved to 24-0 in regular season non-conference games as the #6/#7 Wisconsin Badgers (4-0) dismantled the South Dakota Coyotes (2-2) by the score of 59-10

Wide Receiver Nick Toon had a monster game with seven receptions for 155 yards and two touchdowns in front of 78,880 fans at Camp Randall Stadium.

QB Russell Wilson was just as great as he became only the fourth signal caller in UW history to pass for over 300 yards in consecutive games.
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Rapid Reaction: Wisconsin 82 Michigan St. 56


The #18 Wisconsin Badgers were a force to be reckoned with in a 82-56 drubbing of the Michigan State Spartans on Super Bowl Sunday. With the win, the Badgers (17-5, 7-3) extended their home-winning streak to 16 while the Spartans (13-10, 5-6) have firmly placed their selves in the discussion for a possible NIT invite.

The Green Bay Packers were definitely on the mind of most fans at the Kohl Center as chants of “Go Pack Go,” and title-town jerseys were commonplace in the crammed arena. Instead of being overshadowed by the big day, the Badgers embraced the hoopla and played one of their best games this season.

By: Nick Grays

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Rapid Reaction: Wisconsin 66 Purdue 59


For the 19th straight time, the #18 Wisconsin Badgers have followed a loss with a win as they upended #10 Purdue by the score of 66-59.

Tuesday’s game at the Kohl Center began as ugly as the blizzard which hit the Midwest at about the same time. Through fifteen minutes in the first half, Purdue (18-5, 7-3) had 10 turnovers and the Badgers (16-5, 6-3) were shooting around 30%. Similar to the storm, the game heated up in the second half with the lead changing hands numerous times.

But in the end it was the Badgers who prevailed behind Jon Leuer’s 24 points and 13 rebounds.

By: Nick Grays

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Rapid Reaction: Wisconsin 69 Indiana 60

The #17 Wisconsin Badgers outlasted the Indiana Hoosiers 69-60 behind a career-high 28 points from Jordan Taylor.

Wisconsin (14-4, 4-2) has won their last seven against Indiana (10-9, 1-5) and their last last 14 at the Kohl Center. While a win is a win, the Badgers clash with the Hoosiers was a lot closer than expected.

By: Nick Grays

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Rapid Reaction: Wisconsin 76 Illinois 66


“I think if that was a dance, they would have called it off. You said rhythm; their was absolutely no rhythm. If it was the Gong Show, they would have hooked us all,” said Bo Ryan in regards to the fifty fouls called in Saturday’s game with Illinois.

Despite the foul-fest which was reminiscent of a 1970s TV-show, the #20 Badgers 76-66 win over the #16 Fighting Illini improved their home-record to 10-0 and marked their 13th straight win at the Kohl Center.

Jon Leuer and Jordan Taylor combined to score 48 of Wisconsin’s (13-4, 3-2) 76 points and Demetri McCamey led Illinois (13-5, 3-2) with 23 points.

By: Nick Grays

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Jereme Richmond Doesn’t Play in Illini Loss at Wisconsin

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Despite the presence of two nationally ranked teams, exciting and entertaining college basketball this was not. The game being played in this Big Ten basketball contest was like the slush, snow, ice and stagnant dirty water outside the Kohl Center- slow, hard to navigate, sludge and drudgery.For the Illini at least, there was never any flow.

As unexciting as the first meeting (won by Illinois 69-61) was, this was even more wallowed in mire. The #20 Badgers got revenge on the #16 Illini from their first encounter 76-66, despite shooting just 1-12 from behind the arc in the first half.

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Rapid Reaction: Wisconsin 66 Michigan 50


The Wisconsin Badgers just don’t know how to lose two in a row as they rebounded from a loss at Illinois to beat the Michigan Wolverines 66-50 at the Kohl Center. The Badgers (12-3, 2-1) have won 17 straight games after a loss and haven’t lost two in a row since January of 2009.

Bo Ryan and the Badgers have now defeated Michigan (11-4, 1-2) for the ninth straight time, winning those nine games by an average of 11.8 points.

By: Nick Grays

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